ryanair baggage allowance

Ryanair 2019 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

Ryanair November 2018 bag policy update: As of November 2018, Ryanair’s bag 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 free of charge.

Non-priority customers can only bring one small bag (35 x 20 x 20cm). If non-priority customers want to bring a second bigger bag, they can purchase a lower cost 10kg check bag for €/£8 at time of booking. It must be checked-in at the airport bag drop desk.

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

If overweight, cabin baggage will either be refused at the gate, or where available, placed in the hold of the aircraft for £55.

Duty free bags are permitted in the cabin along with your cabin baggage.

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Baggage TypeSize RestrictionsWeight Allowance
Cabin Baggage55cm x 40cm x 20cm10kg
Checked Baggage81cm x 119cm x 119cm15kg or 20kg
Excess Baggage81cm x 119cm x 119cm32kg

SuitcasesRyanair Checked Baggage

Each passenger can purchase up to 3 checked bags of 30kg. These can be purchased either when making the initial booking, or can be added to a booking up to 2 hours before the scheduled flight departure time.

Checked bags are charged per person, per per one way flight and prices vary depending on the route and travel dates. Higher baggage fees of €40 per person/per one way flight apply when checked bags are purchased after initial booking. Higher baggage fees also apply when checked bags are purchased via a Ryanair call centre, at airport ticket desks, during peak periods and on selected routes.

Ryanair Baggage Fees

 Online PricePost Booking/Airport
Checked Bag€25 / £25€40 / £40
Excess Baggage Fee (per kg)N/A€11 / £11
Fee for Special Declaration of Valuable BaggageN/A€50 / £50
Infant/child equipment (car, booster, travel cot)€15 / £15€20 / £20
Bike€60 / £60€75 / £75
Large sports item€55 / £55€65 / £65
Sports equipment€35 / £35€40 / £40
Ski equipment€45 / £45€50 / £50
Golf clubs€35 / £35€40 / £40
Musical instrument€55 / £55€65 / £65


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 £11 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 £35 – £60 per item, one way, booked online or £40 – £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 16/07/2018


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