ryanair baggage allowance

Ryanair 2018 Baggage Allowance

If you’re travelling with Ryanair on an upcoming flight, here’s everything you need to know about your Ryanair baggage allowance, restrictions, fees and charges.

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Ryanair Cabin Baggage

As of January 2018, Ryanair’s cabin baggage policy will change. Only priority boarding passengers will be permitted to take one small bag (35 x 20 x 20cm), plus a larger cabin bag (55 x 40 x 20cm) with a maximum weight allowance of 10kg into the cabin.

Any passengers with two bags and who do not have priority boarding will have their larger cabin bag taken at the boarding gate and it will be placed into the hold for free.

Hand luggage is free. However, if overweight, cabin baggage will either be refused at the gate or will be or where available, placed in the hold of the aircraft for £50/€50.

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Baggage TypeSize RestrictionsWeight AllowanceFeesAdditional Fees
Cabin Baggage55cm x 40cm x 20cm10kgN/A£50/€50 oversized fees
Checked Baggage81cm x 119cm x 119cm15kg or 20kg£10-£60*see excess baggage*
Excess Baggage81cm x 119cm x 119cm32kg£10 per kgN/A

SuitcasesRyanair Checked Baggage

Passengers can check in two bags at either 15kg or 20kg, which you can choose from during booking. Dimensions must not exceed 81cm x 119cm x 119 cm.

Checked bags are charged per person, per one way flight and prices vary depending on the route and travel dates. Customers are advised to book baggage online as it is cheaper than at the airport. A bag weighing 15kg will cost from £10  – £50 online or from £25 – £50 if booked at the airport.

A bag weighing 20kg will cost from £15 – £60 if booked online or £35 – £60 at the airport.

Ryanair Excess Baggage

If your checked bag weighs more than 15kg or 20kg (depending on which you have booked), you may purchase excess baggage up to a maximum of 32kg and this can only be purchased at the airport ticket desk. Excess baggage will be charged at £10 per kg.

Ryanair Sporting Equipment and Musical Instruments

Passengers may check in sporting equipment and musical instruments as hold luggage, alongside other checked baggage, as long as it does not exceed 20kg, or 30kg for bikes.

The fee for these items ranges from £30 – £60 per item, one way, booked online or £35 – £75 one way, booked at the airport. Prices vary depending on the item in question.

Uni Baggage – Airline Baggage Alternative

Ryanair is an undeniably affordable travel option if you are travelling with a small amount of luggage off season. However, if you go above the weight allowance, booking baggage at the airport or travel during peal periods, you may face considerable charges.

Thankfully, that’s where Uni Baggage comes in.

Uni Baggage allows you to ship a massive 30kg per suitcase at fantastic low rates. You’ll also have the option to pay extra for even heavier bags, if you need to, and you can add as many items as you like to your booking. Shipping luggage with Uni Baggage allows you to bring more with you than if you were relying on a few checked pieces of luggage.

Uni Baggage provides a great low-cost alternative to airline baggage, with fast and convenient luggage shipping which allows you to travel hands-free. It means you’ll save yourself some time at the airport when you don’t have to check in your bags, no waiting around at luggage carousels on the other side and ultimately, one less thing to worry about whilst you travel. To give you that extra peace of mind, Uni Baggage offers £100 free compensation cover on every single shipment, which can be increased right up to the value of £1000 if you wish. Contact our customer support team if you have any questions!

Book online and Uni Baggage will collect your luggage and deliver it quickly and safely to where it needs to go. As well as providing a reliable door to door service, Uni Baggage offers luggage tracking, SMS and email notifications the entire way through. We also ship to over 200 countries worldwide! To find out more, visit our luggage shipping page.


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Learn more:

Airline Baggage Information

Easyjet Baggage Allowance And Fees

Aer Lingus Baggage Allowance And Fees

Uni Baggage – Ship Your Excess Baggage


Up to date information collected from the following sites on 10/02/2016


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