20kg Check-in Bag

Each passenger can purchase up to 3 check-in bags of 20 kilos. Passenger can also add up to 3kg extra excess baggage allowance to the 20kg check-in bag. In addition, passengers can also check-in sports equipment and musical instruments. 
See below for further details on checking a bag with Ryanair.

 Adding a bag

Bags can be purchased while booking a flight, during check-in, or using the Manage My Booking facility in the trip extras up to 2 hours before the scheduled flight departure time.
To confirm which bags you currently have booked for your trip, log into your booking in your active trip and select “view itinerary.” In the price breakdown it will list which bags you have booked for your flight.


Adding the 20kg Check-in Bag costs between €/£ 20.99 and €/£ 59.99 depending on the route and travel date selected. The pricing for the Excess baggage is €/£9 per each added kilogram, if purchased online during check-in 2 hours before departure.  
*Higher bag fees apply when checked bags are purchased via a Ryanair call centre, at airport ticket desks, during peak periods and on selected routes.


 Checking in your bag

The Bag Drop desks open two hours prior to the scheduled flight departure time.
The Bag Drop desks close strictly 40 minutes before the scheduled time of departure. If you miss this deadline your booking could be cancelled without refund and you could be prevented from boarding the plane.

Sharing bag allowance

Customers can pool or share their purchased baggage allowance with other passengers included in the same flight reservation when checking-in together.
For example, if a reservation has two checked bags of 20kg (40 kg in total) one of the bags could weigh 15kg and the other 25kg (40 kg in total).

 Bag dimensions

Make sure your bag does not exceed 20kg. If you need to add extra weight, you can add up to 3 extra kg to your bag during check-in online for €/£9 per each added kilogram. Any passenger exceeding their personal check-in baggage allowance will be charged for excess baggage at the rate prevailing on the day of travel. This is currently £/€11 per kilo (or local currency equivalent) if purchased at airport ticket desk/kiosk.
For health and safety reasons Ryanair does not accept for carriage any individual item exceeding 32 kilos or with combined dimensions of more than 81cms (height), 119cms (width) and 119cms (depth). This weight limit does not apply to mobility equipment.

General Bag Policy

Once purchased, checked bags are non-refundable, are charged per person, per one way flight, and cannot be swapped between passengers or changed to other bag options.

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