RyanAir Baggage Fees & Tips To Cover The Expenses [2017]

Ryanair baggage fees

RyanAir does things a bit differently with their baggage policy.  As you’ll see below, Economy passengers pay for each piece of luggage, while Business members are allowed one free bag.

Baggage fees are based on whether the checked bag is 15kg or 20kg, then broken down even further into flight duration (by number of hours).

It’s also important to note fees increase when buying via the call center or at the airport so be sure to purchase online prior to your travel date.

RyanAir Carry-On Allowance:

1 personal item: FREE
1 standard carry-on bag: FREE

Size Restrictions:

  • Personal: 35 x 20 x 20cm
  • Standard: 55 x 40 x 20cm (up to 10kg)

Lap Infant Carry-On Policy

  • 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 traveling on an adult’s lap.

RyanAir Checked Baggage Allowance:

All checked bags must adhere to a max weight of 20kg; must adhere to max linear dimensions of 158cm.

Online Price

15kg bag

  • domestic <2hrs: €15 / £15
  • flights <3hrs: €25 / £25
  • flights >3hrs: €40 / £40

20kg bag

  • domestic <2hrs: €25 / £25
  • flights <3hrs: €35 / £35
  • flights >3hrs: €50 / £50

Passengers may check up to three pieces of baggage.

Bags purchased via a call centre or at the airport will incur a €10 supplement per bag, per flight sector.

With RyanAir Business Plus Fare, passengers are allotted 1 FREE 20kg checked bag in the base fare price.

Additional / Excess Baggage Fees:

Overweight Fee:

  • You will be charged for excess baggage at the rate prevailing on the day of travel
  • Currently: €10 / £10 per Kilo *can only purchase at airport kiosk

Oversized Fee:

  • undisclosed

Credit Cards That Reimburse You For Checked Bag Fees

RyanAir is a rapidly growing airline out of Ireland so if you visit Europe, there’s a decent chance you’ll fly with them. If you use one of the cards below you can get reimbursed for at least some of your checked bag fees.

Credit CardFee Reimbursement Details
Barclaycard Arrival Plus® World Elite Mastercard®
Annual Fee: $0 for first year, then $89
With this card, you can use your miles to cover any qualifying travel purchases of $100 or more, including baggage fees (which is perfect for families that travel and incur travel expenses). Simply apply your miles to these expenses when your statement arrives!
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Chase Sapphire Reserve℠ Card
Annual Fee: $450
$300 travel credit per calendar year (covers all travel related purchases)
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Citi Prestige Card
Annual Fee: $450
$250 air travel credit per calendar year (covers all travel related purchases)
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Chase Ritz-Carlton Rewards® Credit Card
Annual Fee: $450
$300 airline fee credit per calendar year (covers all travel related purchases)

Exclusions & Waivers:

  • undisclosed

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