2022 hand luggage with Ryanair and Wizz Air. What weight and dimensions?

Checked Baggage it is a significant cost, even on low-cost airlines, which is why many customers Ryanair and Wizz Air, wanting to save, decides to travel alone hand luggage

However, it turns out that the case is uneven. Permissible weight i hand luggage dimensions vary per carrier and exceeding the permitted standards is accompanied by high surcharges for each extra kilogram.

We remind you of the most important rules that apply to budget airlines.

  • We provide Ryanair cabin baggage dimensions and dimensions of Wizz Air hand luggagewhich is its biggest competitor. We explain what the maximum weight of suitcases may be for both carriers.
  • We advise what can go in a suitcase?and what better not to take on board, because it could get us in a lot of trouble.
  • We also compare how much is checked baggage Ryanair and Wizz Air How big is a suitcase according to the offer of both airlines?


Hand baggage, ie hand baggage is a bag or suitcase that the passenger takes on board the aircraft. Its place during the flight is under the seat or in the glove compartment above the seat.

It should not be too big and heavy, and the dimensions and weight allowance may vary depending on the carrier’s offer.

Some airlines (e.g. in the case of Ryanair – priority boarding option and Wizz Air- at the service Wizz priority) we distinguish two types hand luggage

  • small hand luggage – ie a small laptop bag, backpack.
  • large hand luggage – ie a small suitcase, which can sometimes also be treated as checked baggage. It is then placed in the luggage compartment.

one of the biggest the advantages of hand luggageit is especially worth noting:

  • Saving money – because, small hand luggage is not charged extra.
  • Time saving – because we are avoided by long queues at check-in.
  • Convenient – packing doesn’t take much time.

biggest disadvantages of small hand luggage this one:

  • Size – it is small, so it is only a solution for minimalists who only take the most necessary things with them when traveling.
  • Restrictions – certain items are not allowed herein, which we will explain in the following paragraphs.
  • Additional costs – if we exceed the weight, for example.

We are entitled to the price of a standard ticket small Ryanair hand luggagewhich, according to airline policy, should fit under the passenger seat for us.

Ryanair small hand luggage dimensions is a maximum of 40 x 20 x 25 cm.

However, if we decide to pay extra for the priority boarding option, together with the ticket purchased, we can take a maximum of two suitcases on board: small hand luggage and large hand luggage with dimensions of 55 x 40 x 20 cm.

maximum weight of large hand luggage Rynair is 10 kg, and the price of such a service can vary from 36 to 135 PLN.

Wizz Air hand luggagemust also fit under the seat, but in this case we can take a slightly larger bag on board. Dimensions Wizz Air small hand luggage is 40x30x20cm.

Customers who will use the service Wizz priorityincluding priority boarding, at an additional cost they can be not only small, but also large hand luggage

The cost of such a service ranges from PLN 22 to even PLN 110, if we decide to buy it only at the airport. As part of Wizz priority a suitcase of 55 x 40 x 23 cm is allowed on board.

The baby’s caretakers can also take luggage with them with things for a toddler up to 40 x 30 x 20 cm.

It is worth remembering that the maximum Wizz Air hand luggage weight (both small and large) amounts to 10kg.

Passengers who only travel with hand luggage often forget what you can have in hand luggageand what you absolutely should not put in it.

We remind you of the rules, because if you don’t know the rules, you may have to dispose of your personal belongings or cancel the flight.

Things you can pack for Wizz Air hand luggage and Ryanair are:

  • eye sleep mask
  • Earphones
  • medicines (preferably with medical documentation)
  • blanket or outerwear
  • books
  • electronic equipment, i.e. camera, e-book reader, computer, telephone, batteries, power bank (only in hand luggage)
  • products bought in the duty-free zone at the airport
  • food for children under 2 years
  • most personal care products
  • small instruments
  • jewelry
  • money

E-cigarettes can be taken on the plane, but not in a suitcase or in a bag in lockers. It’s worth knowing too Only guide dogs for the blind may be carried on board the aircraft and are limited to a maximum of four animals per flight.

Items that should not be packed in Ryanair hand luggage and wizzair, because they can be considered a threat, including:

  • sharp objects and tools, ie drills, saws, razors, scissors with a blade surface of 6 cm
  • some sports equipment, i.e. baseball bats, tennis rackets, martial arts tools, swords, swords, sabers
  • fire extinguishers
  • gas bottles
  • fuel
  • to paint
  • explosives and pyrotechnics
  • incapacitated devices i.e. stun gun, defensive gases, animal repellent aerosol
  • firearms and pneumatic weapons i.e. pistols, crossbows, arrows

Wizz Air and Rynair cabin baggage also do not contain liquids in containers over 100ml each.

A condition for taking liquid substances on board the aircraft is to pack them in a closed, transparent plastic bag with a capacity of 1 liter and a size of 20 x 20 cm.

Checked Baggage is a suitcase that is carried in the baggage hold of the aircraft. After arrival at the airport, we hand it over to the airline during check-in or send it to the so-called “luggage drop-off point”.

Ryanair Checked Baggage Dimensionsthat cannot be exceeded are 81 cm x 119 cm x 119 cm. The maximum weight of the suitcase is 20 kg and each passenger can take up to three pieces checked baggage

As you might guess, the price checked baggage is lower for online bookings. It also depends on the time of day and whether we bring a 10 kg suitcase or a 20 kg suitcase. Based on this, the costs are Ryanair checked baggage could be range from 70 to even 330 PLN each (in case of larger suitcases paid at the airport).

This amount increases as scales Ryanair checked baggage exceeds 20kg. Then we pay extra for every extra kilogram (for excess baggage up to 3 kg – about PLN 50 per kg, for each extra about PLN 60). However, the airlines reserve that suitcases weighing more than 32 kg are not taken.

As regards Wizz . Checked Baggage Sky, you can take a maximum of 6 suitcases with you on a trip. For their transport we pay 70 to 390 PLN each for luggage up to 20 kg and from 100 to even 510 PLN for a single suitcase up to 32 kg.

We pay PLN 50 extra for every extra kilo. Checked Baggage Dimensions Wizz Air they must not exceed 149 cm x 119 cm x 171 cm.

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