Ryanair is a low cost airline that operates flights throughout Europe, plus a few destinations in Morocco and the Middle East. It is famous for its low fares, but also for its wide range of fees. As a result, they are stingy with their hand luggage allowances. Make sure you understand exactly what your ticket give you and what you have to pay extra for. Keep reading for more about Ryanair’s carry-on policies.

Headquarters Country: Ireland

Website: https://www.ryanair.com/gb/en/useful-info/help-centre/terms-and-conditions/termsandconditionsar_368204930#section-article-termsandconditionsse_53683541

Hand Luggage Size for Ryanair

Number of items allowed:

  • Passengers with ‘Priority & 2 Cabin Bags’ (including a Flexi, Flexi Plus or Family Plus ticket): 1 small bag and 1 cabin bag
  • Passengers without ‘Priority & 2 Cabin Bags’: 1 small bag only

Maximum allowed in imperial: (converted)

  • H x W x D (cabin bag, if your ticket allows it) = 21.5 x 15.5 x 8 in
  • Weight (cabin bag, if your ticket allows it) = 22 lbs
  • H x W x D (small bag, all passengers) = 15.7 x 9.8 x 7.8 in
  • Weight (small bag, all passengers) = not indicated

Maximum allowed in metric: (official)

  • H x W x D (cabin bag, if your ticket allows it) = 55 x 40 x 20 cm
  • Weight (cabin bag, if your ticket allows it) = 10 kg
  • H x W x D (small bag, all passengers) = 40 x 25 x 20 cm
  • Weight (small bag, all passengers) = not indicated

Ryanair’s description of hand luggage size

The following is how Ryanair describes the size allowed for your hand luggage:

“Passengers may carry on board one small cabin bag of up to 40 x 20 x 25cms (no allowance for infants travelling on their parent’s lap). We have increased the size of our small bag sizer from 35 x 20 x 20cm (14,000 cm³) to 42 x 20 x 30 cm (25,200 cm³) to allow carry-on bags that are larger than our previous permitted small bag dimensions.”

Important info about Ryanair’s hand luggage limits

‘Priority & 2 Cabin Bags’ costs €/£6 if purchased at the time of the initial booking.

If you purchase it after the initial booking, either through the Ryanair app or through their website, the cost is €/£8. This can only be done up to 30 minutes before your flight.

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 (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.

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