Ryanair is a popular low-cost airline out of Ireland, flying throughout Europe. It is well-known for nickle-and-diming passengers for additional services, including baggage fees. When flying with Ryanair, always plan ahead and pre-purchase your baggage allowance online, rather than pay the increased rates at the airport.
Please note that Ryanair Baggage Fees are higher during "high-season", so check the dates you are flying to know what you will be paying.
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Only one bag of 10kg/22lbs is allowed, and must be no larger than 55x40x20cm. Ryanair WILL weigh and place your bag into a measuring device to confirm it meets their specifications. If it doesn't fit or is overweight, you'll be charged 50 EUR/GBP on the spot.+ Show Full Policy
One cabin bag weighing up to 10 kg with maximum dimensions of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm, plus 1 small bag up to 35 x 20 x 20 cms may be carried per passenger*.
There is no cabin bag allowance for an infant (aged 8 days to 23 months) travelling on an adults lap; however a baby bag up to 5kg may be carried by the accompanying adult in addition to their own cabin bag allowance
Due to cabin space limitations only 90 large cabin bags (55 x 40 x 20 cms) can be carried in the cabin, any remainder will be carried free of charge in the aircraft hold. Passengers who have purchased Priority Boarding will not be asked to place their cabin bag in the aircraft hold, unless necessary due to operational reasons.
Oversized cabin baggage will be refused at the boarding gate, or where available, placed in the hold of the aircraft for a fee of £50/50 (fee subject to VAT on domestic flights at applicable government rates). If you are unsure, check at the Bag Drop desk before going through security.
* A baby bag up to 5kg may be carried by the accompanying adult in addition to their own cabin bag allowance when an infant (aged 8 days to 23 months) is travelling on an adults lap.
Smaller musical items such as a cello, guitar, violin or viola which exceed our cabin baggage dimensions may be carried in the cabin if a seat for it has been reserved and the appropriate fare paid. There is no checked or cabin baggage allowance associated with the purchase of an extra seat.
To book an extra seat for an item the word "ITEM SEAT" must be entered as the surname and "EXTRA" must be entered at the first name. EXTRA ITEM SEAT will then be displayed on the reservation and online boarding pass. The accompanying passenger's travel document details must be entered during the online check- in process. Spanish Resident and Large Family Discount is not applicable on EXTRA seats.
Reserved seating in emergency rows 1,16 and 17 may not be purchased if you have purchased an extra seat for item/comfort/broken leg.
You'll be made to pay for EVERY checked bag on Ryanair flights. These should always be purchased online for a fee ranging from 15-45 EUR/GBP for a first bag, and 35-50 EUR/GBP for a second bag.
It is best to book your checked baggage online, and NOT through the Ryanair Call Centre or at the airport, as you will be paying up to double the price if booking online.
Keep in mind that there are different baggage fees depending on the time of year, so you will have to check your exact flight dates to know which fees apply.+ Show Full Policy
Checked Baggage Fees
Keep in mind it is always cheaper to plan ahead and buy your baggage allowance online, rather than at the airport. The following table is a chart listing all Ryanair Baggage Fees. You may bring up to a maximum of 2 bags.
Please take note of the low-season and high-season dates, to known which fees you will have to pay.
* Low Season From 01/10/15 - To 20/12/15
From 05/01/16 - To 19/03/16
From 06/04/16 - To 31/05/16
From 01/10/16 - To 20/12/16
From 05/01/16 - To 31/05/17
* High Season From 21/12/15 - To 04/01/16
From 20/03/16 - To 05/04/16
From 01/06/16 - To 30/09/16
From 21/12/16 - To 04/01/17
1st/2nd Bag - 15kg
Low Season - Online: 15 / £15 (20 / £20 Intl Canary Islands (excl Spanish domestic), intl Greek routes)
Low Season - Airport: 30 / £30 (40 / £40 Intl Canary Islands (excl Spanish domestic), intl Greek routes)
High Season - Online: 25 / £25 (35 / £35 Intl Canary Islands (excl Spanish domestic), intl Greek routes)
High Season - Airport: 50 / £50 (70 / £70 Intl Canary Islands (excl Spanish domestic), intl Greek routes)
1st Bag - 20kg
Low Season - Online: 25 / £25 (30 / £30 Intl Canary Islands (excl Spanish domestic), intl Greek routes)
Low Season - Airport: 40 / £40 (45 / £45 Intl Canary Islands (excl Spanish domestic), intl Greek routes)
High Season - Online: 35 / £35 (45 / £45 Intl Canary Islands (excl Spanish domestic), intl Greek routes)
High Season - Airport: 55 / £55 (75 / £75 Intl Canary Islands (excl Spanish domestic), intl Greek routes)
***Higher prices apply if purchased through Manage Booking
No pooling or sharing of baggage allowances is permitted, even within a party travelling on the same reservation. Pooling of an individual checked baggage allowance is not permitted even if you have two items of checked baggage (each item must be within its own prepaid weight allowance).
No upgrading of a checked bag from a 15kg bag to a 20kg bag is permitted.
The transfer of a checked bag from one passenger to another is not permitted.
Flying with Infants on Ryanir
There is no checked/hand baggage allowance for infants. However, one fully collapsible pushchair per child may be carried free of charge. Additional infant equipment such as car/booster seats and travel cots may be carried in addition to your personal checked baggage allowance. Infant equipment up to a maximum of 20kilos (car/booster seats and travel cots) booked online is charged at the rate of £10/10 per item/per one way flight or at the airport or through a Ryanair call centre, the higher rate of 20 GBP/20 EUR per item/per one way flight will apply. Any infant equipment weighing over the 20 kilos allowance will be charged for the excess at the applicable excess baggage rate per kilo.
Mobility equipment is carried free of charge.
Sporting and Musical Equipment
Sporting or musical equipment including but not limited to large fishing rods, golf clubs, bikes* (bikes have a weight limit of 30 kilos), scooters, fencing equipment, pole vaults, surfboards, bodyboards, snowboards and skis and large musical instruments including but not limited to harps, double bass and drums are inherently unsuitable for carriage by airlines operating fast turnarounds such as Ryanair. However, these items may be carried in the hold of the aircraft in addition to your personal checked baggage allowance up to a limit of 20 kilos per item upon payment of a discounted online fee of 50 BGP /50 EUR per item, per one way flight. If the item is purchased at the airport or through a Ryanair call centre a higher fee of 60 BGP/60 EUR per item/per one way flight will apply). Any sporting and musical item weighing over the 20 kilos allowance will be charged for the excess at the applicable excess baggage rate per kilo.
*Bicycles - MUST be contained in a protective box or bag.
Smaller musical items such as a guitar, violin or viola which exceed our cabin baggage dimensions may be carried in the cabin if a seat for it has been reserved and the appropriate fare paid. There is no checked or cabin baggage allowance associated with the purchase of an extra seat.
To book an extra seat for an item the word "ITEM SEAT" must be entered as the surname and "EXTRA" must be entered at the first name. EXTRA ITEM SEAT will then be displayed on the reservation and online boarding pass. The accompanying passenger's travel document details must be entered during the online check- in process.
For health and safety reasons Ryanair does not accept for carriage any individual item exceeding 32 kilos or with combined dimensions of more than 81cms (height), 119cms (width) and 119cms (depth). This weight limit does not apply to mobility equipment.
Ryanair is not liable if and to the extent that the Damage resulted from the inherent defect, quality or vice of the Baggage. Accordingly, we shall have no liability for unsuitably packed, perishable, damaged or fragile items.
Avoid packing any bags over the limit you pre-purchased online (either 15kg or 20kg), as Ryanair will charge you a fee of 10 EUR/GBP per kilogram exceeding your limit. Keep in mind that if you bought a 15kg allowance, you will not be able to upgrade to a 20kg limit, and will be charged the 10 EUR/GBP rate for each kilogram. When it doubt, it is safer to book the 20kg bag rather than risk being charged a per kilo rate at the airport.+ Show Full Policy
You will be required to pay a charge for the carriage of Checked Baggage in excess of your personal Checked Baggage allowance and for any sports equipment, musical instruments and certain other items which we may elect to carry, all subject to our rates, conditions and limitations.
Excess Baggage Fee - Per Kilo - 10 / £10
Battery Operated Wheelchairs and other Mobility Equipment
Electric Wheelchairs can only be accepted in the aircraft hold provided the battery is disconnected, the battery is dry/gel cell and the dimensions of the wheelchair when collapsed do not exceed 81cms (height), 119cms (width) and 119cms (depth). The passenger must advise us how the battery power is isolated and ensure that exposed terminals will be protected from short circuiting. Wet cell battery operated wheelchairs cannot be accepted for travel.
No wheelchairs are permitted to travel in the cabin of the aircraft.
Wheelchairs, mobility scooters and walking frames are carried free of charge. The 32kg maximum single item weight does not apply to mobility equipment.
Stretchers are not permitted on Ryanair flights.
We recommend that passengers obtain adequate travel insurance cover for their mobility aid as airline liability is limited under the Montreal Convention 1999.
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