Ryanair regulations on cabin luggage

Ryanair Handgepäck - Handgepäckbestimmungen bei Flügen mit Ryanair

RYANAIR - Ryanair is a low-fare Irish airline based in Dublin with 63 bases throughout Europe and is a member of the European Low Fares Airline Association. With 79.3 million passengers recorded in 2012, it is the biggest European airline by number of passengers, with its runner-up being Lufthansa with 65.6 million. The business is a member of ISE1 Overall Index on the Irish Stock Exchange.

Ryanair hand luggage sizes and weights

Ryanair Handgepäck - Handgepäckbestimmungen bei Flügen mit Ryanair
Ryanair Handgepäck - Handgepäckbestimmungen bei Flügen mit Ryanair


As of 1st November 2018, passengers must pay to check in a small item of hand luggage.

The size of hand luggage permitted can be up to 40 x 20 x 25 cm (small bags). Bags or suitcases with a maximum weight of 10 kg must be checked in for a fee of eight euros, or added on later for 10 euros. The charge for an item of hand luggage registered at the gate will be 25 euros.

Only customers who have received „Priority and 2 items of hand luggage“, Flexiplus or Family Plus may take their hand luggage on board. The size of your small bag must not exceed 40 x 20 x 25 m and must easily fit under the seat in front of you. Noncompliance will incur you a charge at the gate of € 50 for every item of luggage. This will also cause delays for all passengers on board. Please attach relevant labels to all permitted items of hand luggage.

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Ryanair hand luggage policy for excessive baggage

Excessive baggage will be rejected at the gate or if possible stored in the aircraft belly for a charge of €/£ 50. This charge is subject to VAT on domestic flights and official prices apply. If you are unsure about this, please seek clarification at the check-in desk before you go through security.

If you are unsure about your cabin luggage, please inquire at the luggage check-in desk before going through security.

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Information on additional luggage at Ryanair

Musical instruments such as cellos, guitars, violins or violas which exceed the maximum permissible size measurements for hand luggage can be taken on board if an individual seat is reserved for each item and the relevant cost is payed. When reserving additional seats for equipment, there is no extended upper luggage limit for the person reserving and therefore no entitlement to bring another extra item of luggage on board. If you would like to reserve an additional seat for equipment, please specify the surname as “ITEM SEAT” and the forename as “EXTRA”. Your booking and online boarding pass will then be marked “EXTRA ITEM SEAT”. The information in the travel document of the accompanying passenger must be specified when checking in online. Seats at the emergency exits in the rows 1, 16 and 17 cannot be reserved if you have already reserved an extra seat for more comfort or to hold belongings.

Liquids in hand luggage

Liquids should be kept in containers with a capacity of no more than 100 ml. All liquids must be transported in a single, transparent, re-sealable plastic bag (max. 20 cm x 20 cm) with a maximum volume of one litre. The plastic bag must be completely sealable and the liquids container taken out of cabin luggage to be scanned separately. If you are travelling with a small child, you are permitted to take along as much baby milk, milk powder, sterilised water and baby food as is needed for the flight – even if the customary limit is exceeded. It is also permitted to take along as much liquid medicine as is needed for your journey. Medicine and baby milk do not need to fit in the liquids bag, but you must present them at security.

Does Ryanair allow shavers, hairdryers or nail files in hand luggage?

Ryanair certainly allows hairdryers to be taken in cabin luggage. As with other airlines, Ryanair also allows wet razors with blades covered with a mesh and disposable razors to be taken in hand luggage. Electric razors can also certainly be taken in cabin luggage. The same applies to other electrical depilation appliances such as depilators, nose trimmers or hair clippers, as well as traditional safety razors.

Traditional razorblades for use with safety razors are strictly prohibited in cabin luggage. For flights within the EU, nail clippers and files can be taken on board if their blades are no more than 6 cm long.

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