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Ryanair - Baggage Policy explained!

It's simple really!

Ryanair's Baggage Policy: What You Need to Know

Ryanair - you either love it or hate it! We love it! It’s (very) cheap and gets you from A to B no problem with better flight times than any other UK low cost airline. Ryanair is a fantastic no frills low-cost airline, and their baggage policy reflects that. They charge for checked bags, and their carry-on allowances are relatively strict. However, there are a few ways to get around these restrictions if you're willing to pay a little extra.

So next time you're checking out on Ryanair and don't know which option to pick, head here. We've explained all of Ryanair's baggage policy in detail below...

Carry-on baggage:

All Ryanair passengers are allowed to bring one small personal bag on board, such as a handbag or laptop bag. This bag must fit under the seat in front of you, and the dimensions cannot exceed 40cm x 20cm x 25cm.

If you want to bring a larger cabin bag, you can purchase a Priority & 2 Cabin Bags option. This allows you to bring a small personal bag and a larger bag that measures 55cm x 40cm x 20cm and weighs up to 10kg.

Checked baggage:

Ryanair charges for checked bags. You can purchase a 10kg checked bag for £25, or a 20kg checked bag for €40. These bags must be checked in at the airport bag drop desk before you go through security.

There are a few ways to get around the checked baggage fees. You can purchase a Priority & 2 Cabin Bags option, which includes a 10kg checked bag. Or, you can pay for a Flexi fare, which allows you to bring two checked bags of up to 20kg each.

Ryanairs bagge policy graphic

Other restrictions:

There are a few other restrictions on Ryanair's baggage policy. For example, you cannot bring liquids in containers larger than 100ml in your carry-on bag. You also cannot bring sharp objects, such as knives or scissors.

Here are a few tips for staying within Ryanair's baggage policy:

1. Pack light. The less you bring, the less you'll have to pay in baggage fees.

2. Measure your bags before you go to the airport. Make sure they meet the size requirements for carry-on and checked bags.

3. Weigh your bags before you go to the airport. You don't want to be surprised by overweight baggage fees at the gate.

4. Pack your bags efficiently. Use packing cubes to help you maximise space in your bags.


Ryanair's baggage policy is strict and we have seen first hand how they charge people just for that little extra dosh, but there are a few ways to get around the restrictions if you're willing to pay a little extra. By following the tips above, you can stay within the policy and avoid paying unnecessary baggage fees.

Thank you for reading and hopefully this clears a few things up! - Owen


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