Last Updated:
03 Oct 2016

About Ryanair

Ryanair is a popular low-cost airline out of Ireland, flying throughout Europe. It is well-known for nickle-and-diming passengers for additional services, including baggage fees. When flying with Ryanair, always plan ahead and pre-purchase your baggage allowance online, rather than pay the increased rates at the airport.

Please note that Ryanair Baggage Fees are higher during "high-season", so check the dates you are flying to know what you will be paying.

Looking for Ryanair Checked Baggage Policies?

View the 2017 Ryanair Baggage Policies page for information about carry-on, checked, and excess baggage fees.

Ryanair Pet Policy 2017

We do not carry animals or cargo on our flights except for guide dogs on certain routes. Travel with an assistance dog is permitted on certain routes (subject to the conditions listed below). Guide/service dogs accompanying passengers are carried on approved routes free of charge provided the dogs are compliant with the Pets Travel SchemeGuide/assistance dogs travel in the aircraft cabin and must sit on the floor at the passenger's feet. A maximum of four guide/service dogs are permitted per flight.
Guide Dogs are accepted on the following routes:

All flights to/from Ireland to the United Kingdom

All flights to/from the following UK airports (Bristol, Birmingham, Doncaster, East Midlands, Leeds, London Gatwick, Luton and Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle) to continental Europe and Islands* (pending approval call Ryanair Special Assistance Line)
All flights to/from the UK** to Sweden and Norway (pending approval call Ryanair Special Assistance Line)

All flights to/from Dublin to Sweden and Norway (Prior Approval Licence required and 10 days notice - click here for information)

All domestic flights

All intra-continental Europe and islands* flights

All flights to/from continental Europe and islands* to Norway and Sweden

Flights from continental Europe and islands* to Dublin Airport-(Prior Approval Licence required and 10 days notice - click here for information) Prior Approval Licence and 10 days notice is required, please contact the Ryanair Special Assistance Line in order to confirm arrangements.
Guide dogs are not accepted on flights on the following routes:

Flights to/from Morocco.

Flights to/from Irish airports (except Dublin see above) to continental Europe and islands*

Flights to/from the following UK airports (Glasgow Prestwick, Edinburgh, Belfast City, Leeds, Teesside, Bournemouth, Newquay, Aberdeen)
Any passenger wishing to travel with their guide/assistance dog on board should pre-advise us preferably on the same day as booking. This can be done online when making the initial flight booking or via the Ryanair Special Assistance Line or later via the Ryanair Special Assistance line.
Please note: failure to pre-advise may result in the service being unavailable on arrival at the airport and you being unable to travel on your booked flight.
*Islands include Cyprus, Malta, Sardinia, Corsica, Sicily, Ibiza, Majorca, Canary Islands

** Bristol, Birmingham, Doncaster, East Midlands, Leeds, London Gatwick, Luton and Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle

Useful Links

  1. Ryanair Carry-on Allowance 2017
  2. Ryanair Baggage Allowance 2017
  3. Ryanair Excess Baggage Fees 2017


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