Unless otherwise stated in your contract with your tout operator, you may check in up to three pieces of checked-in luggage for a fee in line with our regulations relating to checked-in luggage. You can also bring one piece of carry-on baggage onto the plane with you, free of charge, in line with our regulations relating to carry-on baggage. You must meet any specific conditions and limits set out in these terms and our regulations.


You will have to pay an excess baggage fee for checked-in luggage above your personal baggage allowance and for any sports equipment, musical instruments, and certain other items which we may agree to carry. See our regulations relating to checked-in luggage for details of the fee and any specific conditions and limits that apply.


8.3.1 You 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) Click here for Regulations concerning Cabin Baggage.

8.3.2 If you purchased Priority & 2 Cabin Bags, including Regular and Flexi Plus (or Plus tickets purchased prior to 11 December 2019), you may carry on board the small and a large piece of Cabin Baggage, weighing up to 10kg with maximum dimensions of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm, unless operational reasons require us to place the large cabin bag in the hold.

8.3.3 If you purchased the 10kg Check-In Bag (up to 10kg with maximum dimensions of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm) you may carry your small bag on board the aircraft, however the 10kg Check-In Bag must be deposited at the bag-drop desk prior to entering security. Upon arrival at your destination you will collect the bag at the baggage belt. Regulations on Checked Baggage apply accordingly. Please click here for our Table of Fees.

8.3.4 Extra/oversized Baggage will be refused at the boarding gate, or where available, placed in the hold of the aircraft for a fee at the level set out in our Regulations (click here for Regulations concerning Cabin Baggage). Ryanair accepts no responsibility for oversized or excess Baggage which is refused at the boarding gate and subsequently abandoned by you.

8.3.5 The carriage of liquids, aerosols and gels into the security restricted area of an airport and onboard aircraft is controlled in accordance with current EU Security Requirements.


8.4.1 You can take e-cigs on the plane but you cannot use them.

8.4.2 You can take a ‘smart bag’ (a bag that contains a lithium battery and can charge items from the USB port) on the plane as your item of carry-on baggage. However, you must remove the lithium battery before you put the bag in the overhead locker. The battery must stay with you at all times.

8.4.3 You can take up to 15 electronic devices, and up to 20 lithium batteries, onto the plane with you.

8.4.4 You must not have any of the items listed in 8.9 (Prohibited items) in carry-on baggage you take into the plane.

8.4.5 Checked Baggage must have your name or other personal identification affixed to it.


8.5.1 You must not have any of the items listed in 8.9 (Prohibited items) in baggage you check in to be carried in the hold.

8.5.2 You must not have the following in your checked-in luggage:

  • Money, negotiable papers (documents guaranteeing the payment of a specific amount of money) or securities
  • Jewellery, precious metals or other valuables
  • Keys
  • Cameras
  • E-cigs
  • Watches
  • Medicines
  • Spectacles, sunglasses or contact lenses
  • Cigarettes, tobacco or tobacco products
  • Business documents
  • Passports and other identification documents
  • Personal electronic devices such as laptops, mobile phones and tablets (but see clause c below) or spare lithium batteries.

8.5.3 If a personal electronic device cannot be carried in the passenger cabin (for example, because it is too large), and so has to be carried in the hold, you must make sure:

  • the device is totally switched off and effectively protected from being turned on accidentally;
  • any app, alarm or setting that may activate the device is disabled or deactivated;
  • the device is protected from accidental damage by suitable packaging or casing, or by being placed in a rigid bag and protected by adequate cushioning; and
  • the device is not in the same baggage as any flammable material (for example, perfume or aerosols)when a large portable electronic device with a lithium battery cannot be carried in the passenger compartment (e.g. due to its size) and needs to be checked in as checked baggage, the passenger is obliged to ensure that:

8.5.4 A ‘smart bag’ (a bag that contains a lithium battery and can charge items from the USB port) can be carried in the hold as checked-in luggage as long as you remove the lithium battery before handing the bag in at the bag-drop desk or the gate. You must take the battery on the plane with you.

8.5.5  When you hand over baggage to be carried in the hold as checked-in luggage we will give you a baggage identification tag for each piece of your checked-in luggage.

8.5.6 Your checked-in luggage must have your name or other personal identification on it or attached to it.

8.5.7 Whenever possible, checked-in luggage will be carried on the same plane as you, unless we decide to carry it on an alternative flight for safety, security or operational reasons (e.g. we reached maximum take-off weight allowance). If your checked-in luggage is carried on a subsequent flight we will deliver it to you, unless any law that applies requires you to be present to go through customs.

8.5.8 Any blunt instrument capable of causing injury, including the following, must be carried in the hold as checked-in luggage:

  • Tennis rackets, squash rackets and so on
  • Cricket bats, baseball bats, softball bats and batons, rigid or flexible
  • Golf clubs or any other clubs
  • Hockey sticks, hurley sticks and lacrosse sticks
  • Kayak and canoe paddles
  • Skateboards
  • Billiard, snooker and pool cues
  • Fishing rods
  • Martial-arts equipment (for example, knuckledusters, coaches, flails, nunchakus, kubatons and kubasaunts).

8.5.9 Any sharp objects in your checked-in luggage should be securely wrapped to prevent injury to any staff who need to handle it.

8.5.10 Pointed, bladed and sharp objects capable of causing injury must be carried in your checked-in luggage. This includes the following.

  • Axes and hatches
  • Arrows and darts
  • Crampons, grappling irons, hooks bars of iron and plates with iron spikes used in mountaineering
  • Harpoons and spears
  • Ice axes, ice picks and ice skates
  • Tradesman’s tools with a blade or a shaft of more than 6cm that have the potential to be used as a weapon (for example, drills and drill bits, box cutters, saws, screwdrivers, chisels, crowbars, hammers, pliers, wrenches, spanners and blowtorches).
  • Metal cleavers, machetes, sabres, swords and swordsticks
  • Razors and razor blades (except safety or disposable razors with enclosed blades and razor heads held in plastic compartments)
  • Scalpels, craft knives and utility knives and scrapers
  • Scissors with blades more than 6cm, as measured from the hinge
  • Ski poles and walking or hiking poles
  • Throwing stars
  • Tradesman’s tools with a blade or a shaft of more than 6cm that have the potential to be used as a weapon (for example, drills and drill bits, box cutters, saws, screwdrivers, chisels, crowbars, hammers, pliers, wrenches, spanners and blowtorches).

8.5.11 Objects which are unsuitable for being carried in the hold (such as delicate but small musical instruments, wedding dresses, hat boxes and so on) may be carried in the cabin if they can be safely and conveniently secured in an extra seat which you have paid for. To book an extra seat for an item, on the booking form enter ‘Item seat’ as the last name and ‘Extra’ as the first name. ‘Extra Item seat’ will then be displayed in the reservation and on the boarding pass. You will need to enter your travel-document details for the extra seat during the online check-in process. There is no baggage allowance with the extra seat.

Seating in rows 1, 16 and 17 cannot be extra seats for items.

8.5.12 Subject to Article 8.4.5, you are required to collect your Checked Baggage as soon as it is made available at your destination. Should you not collect it within a reasonable time, we may charge you a storage fee. Should your Checked Baggage not be claimed within three (3) months of the time it is made available, we may dispose of it without any liability to you.

8.5.13 Only the bearer of the Baggage Identification Tag is entitled to delivery of the Checked Baggage.

8.5.14 If a person claiming Checked Baggage is unable to produce and/or identify the Baggage by means of a Baggage Identification Tag, we will deliver the Baggage to such person only on condition that he or she establishes to our satisfaction his or her right to the Baggage.

8.5.15 Details on our Express Bag Drop service are available in our regulations relating to checked-in luggage.


8.6.1 We do not carry animals on our flights, except for guide dogs and assistance dogs on certain routes.

8.6.2 We do not carry cargo on our flights.

8.6.3 You can take human ashes on the plane with you (as well as one piece of carry-on baggage) as long as you have a copy of the death certificate and the cremation certificate with you. You must make sure that the ashes are securely packaged in a suitable container with a screw top lid and protected from being broken.


8.7.1 If we find that any of your baggage contains items that you are not allowed to carry, as set out in clauses 8.5 and 8.9, we will refuse to carry the baggage any further while it contains those items.

8.7.2 We may refuse to accept baggage that, in our reasonable opinion, is not properly and securely packed in suitable containers.


8.8.1 For safety and security reasons, we may ask to scan and search you and to search, scan or x-ray your baggage. Your baggage may be searched when you are not present, mainly to check whether your baggage contains any item described in clause 8.5 above or 8.9 below.

8.8.2 If you do not allow us to scan and search you, or to search, scan or X-ray your baggage, we may refuse to carry you and your baggage.

8.8.3 If a search or scan causes any physical injury to you, or an X-ray, scan or search causes damage to your baggage, we will not be liable for the injury or damage unless we are at fault or have been negligent.


You must not carry any of the following items in checked-in luggage or carry-on baggage, or go through security with them on you (for example in your pockets):

8.9.1 Any item which could be a danger to the plane, people or property, including the following:

  • Explosives and substances and devices capable of, or appearing to be capable of, causing serious injury or posing a threat to the safety of the plane, including, detonators and fuses, replica or imitation explosive devices, mines and grenades
  • Blasting caps
  • Other explosive military stores
  • Dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives
  • Gas and gas containers
  • Flammable liquids
  • Flammable solids and substances that cause a chemical reaction
  • Fireworks, flares, smoke-generating canisters or cartridges, and other pyrotechnics
  • Paint, turpentine, white spirit and paint thinner
  • Alcohol with an ABV of more than 70% (140% proof)
  • Chemicals, toxic substances or infectious substances (for example, acids and alkalis, ‘wet’ batteries, bleach, tear gas, animal-repellent sprays, poisons, infected blood, and bacteria and viruses)
  • Radioactive material, including medicinal or commercial isotopes
  • Corrosives, including mercury, vehicle batteries, and parts which have contained fuel
  • More than one litre in total of edible oil (for example, olive oil)
  • Lithium ion battery-powered vehicles (including segways and hoverboards) other than any wheelchair or mobility equipment that meets our regulations
  • Lithium ion battery-powered devices that exceed 160 watt hours
  • Smart bags which the lithium battery has not been removed from
  • Guns, firearms, ammunition and weapons, whether real or imitations, including, starting pistols, toy guns or recreational guns (such as paint ball guns), nail guns, bows, slingshots, catapults, harpoon guns, stun guns, tasers, cattle prods and lasers
  • Parts of firearms (except for sighting devices and sights)
  • Fire extinguishers (except as authorised by fire procedures and as emergency equipment on the plane)
  • Lighters and firelighters
  • Christmas crackers
  • Energy-saving light bulbs
  • Items with internal combustion engines

8.9.2 Items which are prohibited by a law, regulation or order of any country or state your plane is flying to or from.

8.9.3 Items which we have good reason to believe are unsuitable for carriage because:

  • they are dangerous or unsafe;
  • of their weight, size, shape or character; or
  • are fragile or perishable.

8.9.4 Fish, birds or any animals killed and kept as hunting trophies.

8.9.5 If, despite being prohibited, any item referred to in this clause 8.9 is in your carry-on baggage or checked-in luggage, we will not be responsible for any loss of or damage to that item.