Ryanair Baggage Policy and Charges 2019

Ryanair Baggage Policy and Charges 2019

 In August 2018 Ryanair announced  changes to their policy on hand/cabin baggage. These changes came in to  effect on all flights from Thursday November 1st 2018.

  • Customers who pay  for priority boarding  costing €6 to €10 are allowed to bring two free “carry-on” bags  into the cabin (one 10kg bag  no bigger than 55cm x 40cm x 20cm  AND one smaller “hand” bag sized to 40cm x 20cm x 25cm.)
  •  Non-priority customers are only allowed to bring one free, small handbag size bag on to the aircraft measuring 40cm x 20cm x 25cm or less  – which must go under the seat in front of you.
  • No more free bags can be put in the hold on Ryanair flights.

If non-priority customers want to put a 10kg bag into the hold they will need to pay a checked baggage fee of €10 to €12.

Non-priority customers who have not added a bag to their booking  before they fly will have to pay €20 at the airport bag drop desk or €25 at the boarding gate for a 10kg bag .
(Size  – 55cm x 40cm x 20cm)


Checked Baggage Charges:
Ryanair’s checked baggage allowance is still up to 3 bags per person,  weighing up to 20kg each .

The Ryanair website says that charges for a 20kg checked bag range from €25 to €40 per leg of a journey .   They also mention that at” peak times and on certain destinations  a €10 supplement will be charged per flight” . But the baggage terms and conditions also say ….  “Fees may vary from time to time but it is the rates in force at the time you book and/or pay for your checked baggage allowance which apply.

We have checked – and it is sometimes possible to get 20kg checked bag for €15 per leg of a journey on the Ryanair website. It all depends on the time of year and the length and popularity of the flight.

Since Nov 2018 – a  checked bag weighing up to 10Kg will cost you  €10 each way at the time of booking, or €12 at any point after booking. It will cost €20 at the airport bag drop desk or €25 at the boarding gate .

Tip:  If a couple add two 10kg bags when booking the flight  it may work out slightly cheaper than taking one 20kg bag.

Alternatives:   A useful luggage delivery service is provided by Send My Bag . They will collect your bags from your house and deliver them to your destination overseas. (Door to Door) . This does mean you will have to send the bags a few days before you travel – but the prices are reasonable and it means you can travel light!  It could also mean cheaper and easier  transfers at the destination.
It’s also a very good idea for long distance ferry and train travellers – you will have no heavy bags to lug around.   It can also sometimes work out cheaper and less hassle for larger items such as bikes , ski equipment or golfing gear.
Check out the prices for various destinations on the SendMyBag Website

Of course  – if you are going to the UK  or France you could avoid all baggage charges by using the Ferries  instead.   See Irish Ferries 

4 thoughts on “Ryanair Baggage Policy and Charges 2019

  1. In case I booked for 2 ps Non-priority customers rate, can I later add only one 10 kg bag before Check-In? At the moment (4 days before flight) it lets me do it only for BOTH of passengers (euros 20) but I need it only for one. Thanks in advance for your reply.

  2. Also because you can now only check in without booking/paying for seats just 48 hours before departure, there may be no more priority boarding available so unless you book priority with original booking you may end up paying for seats as well as priority later…as far as I can see..

  3. The priority boarding x 2 cabin bags is not fixed at €6 /trip the cost can range from €6-€10- not sure what this is dependent on

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