Ryanair Baggage Allowance and Charges 2021

Ryanair Baggage Allowance 2021


  • Customers who pay for priority boarding  (costing €/£6 to €/£20) 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.

Ryanair Checked Baggage Charges:

In 2021 Ryanair’s checked baggage allowance is still up to 3 bags per person,  weighing up to 20kg each .
If you exceed the wieght limit – the excees fee is £/€11 per kg

20kg Checked Luggage Fee

The Ryanair website says that charges for a 20kg checked bag range from £/€20.99 to €/£39.99 at the time of booking ,per leg of a journey . So that is £/€42 to £/€80 per return journey
The busier the flight is and the more pupular the route – wil mean higher baggage fees.

Passengers who have not added a bag to their booking can still purchase a 20kg Check-in bag at the airport bag drop desk for €/£ 59.99.

10kg Checked Luggage Fee

A checked bag weighing up to 10Kg will cost you between €/£12.99 and £/€23.99 each way at the time of booking.
Non-priority customers who have not added a bag to their booking can still purchase a 10kg Check-in bag at the airport bag drop desk for €/£ 35.99.

Non-priority customers who bring their 10kg Check-in bag to the boarding gate may check it in against payment of a fee of €/£ 45.99.

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

Bikes are charged €/£60 per flight – (120 for a return joirney)
Skis are charged €/£45 per flight (90 for a return journey)
Golf clubs are charged £/€30 per flight (60 for a return journey)

Alternative baggage transport

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 to the destination.
It’s 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 on flights for larger items such as bikes, ski equipment or golfing gear.

Check out the prices for various destinations on the SendMyBag Website

3 thoughts on “Ryanair Baggage Allowance and Charges 2021

  1. 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..

  2. 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.

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