ryanair baggage allowance

Ryanair 2017 Baggage Allowance

Travelling with Ryanair on an upcoming flight? Here’s everything you need to know about Ryanair baggage allowance, fees and excess baggage charges. 

And, see how prices and service compares to luggage shipping with Uni Baggage…

Ryanair Hand Baggage

Passengers may take one main item of hand luggage into the cabin. This item must not be more than 55cm x 40cm x 20cm in size and 10kg in weight. You may also take a smaller item, such as a handbag or laptop, no larger than 35cm x 20cm x 20cm.

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.

If travelling with an infant under 23 months, you may carry a baby bag up to 5kg in addition to your carry-on luggage allowance.

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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

If travelling off season, with baggage under 15kg, Ryanair can be an affordable option. However, if travelling during busy periods, with sizeable luggage, passengers can face significant charges, especially if their baggage is overweight or oversized.

Thankfully – that’s where Uni Baggage comes in.

Uni Baggage provides an affordable airline baggage alternative. We’re a fast, convenient and low cost luggage shipping service, which helps holiday makers, students, expats and business users transport their luggage quickly and safely to their destination.

All you have to do is start by obtaining an instant quote straight from our homepage. From there, you can book your luggage shipment in minutes – everything can be done from the comfort of your own home, so no more waiting in line to check-in or waiting around at luggage carousels on the other side! You can save time and money with us.

Book online and we will collect your luggage and deliver to to where it needs to go. As well as door to door service, we also offer full online tracking, a generous 30kg weight allowance per item. And if you have any questions, you may contact us.

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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


Information obtained via the following websites on 07/06/2016


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