Cabin luggage size? No more doubts! The low-cost airlines ultimate guide

I don’t know about you, but every time I book a low-cost flight I always end up asking myself the same old questions.
What is the weight allowance for cabin luggage?
Can I bring with me more than one cabin bag?
In other words… Will I have to push my Mary Poppins handbag inside my cabin bag taking the risk of a possible overflowing at any time?

It’s time to figure it out!

I did some research for you (or better, for us!) to sum up cabin luggage size and weight restrictions on major European low-cost airlines, in particular: Ryanair, Easyjet, Transavia, Volotea, Wizz Air and Vueling.

Print, save or add this page to your bookmarks. I’m sure it will often come in handy, as my tips about how to pack the perfect cabin luggage, read them here.

Note: the information in this article was last updated in November 2016. Just to say that I won’t take responsibility for any charge that might be applied to your oversize bag/ backpack. 😀

RYANAIR

Allowed cabin luggage size: 55*40*20 cm
Allowed cabin luggage weight: 10 kg
Can I bring with me an extra cabin bag? YES! Maximum size: 35*20*20 cm.
Does the weight of the second cabin bag matter? No, it doesn’t. Yuppiiii!

EASYJET

Allowed cabin luggage size: 56*45*25 cm
Allowed cabin luggage weight: unlimited
Can I bring with me an extra cabin bag? NO! If you want to bring with you a second cabin bag (45*36*20 cm) you must be an easyJet PLUS member or you must buy a FLEXI rate ticket/special seats.

VOLOTEA

Allowed cabin luggage size: 55*40*20 cm
Allowed cabin luggage weight: 10 kg
Can I bring with me an extra cabin bag? YES! Maximum size: 35*20*20 cm.
Does the weight of the second cabin bag matter? Yes, cabin bag + personal bag must not weigh more than 10 kg.

TRANSAVIA

Allowed cabin luggage size: 55*40*25 cm
Allowed cabin luggage weight: 10 kg
Can I bring with me an extra cabin bag? No, only with a MAX rate.

WIZZ AIR

(the most complicated one!)
Allowed cabin luggage size:

  • 42*32*25 cm FOR FREE
  • 56*45*25 cm FOR A FEE (have a look here)

Allowed cabin luggage weight: unlimited
Can I bring with me an extra cabin bag? See above.

Attention: using the baggage fee calculator you’ll notice that a checked-in bag costs approximately the same of a large cabin bag!

VUELING

Allowed cabin luggage size : 55*40*20 cm
Allowed cabin luggage weight: 10 kg (14 kg with Excellence rate)
Can I bring with me an extra cabin bag? YES! But much smaller than the 55*40*20 cm size (e.g. handbag, pc, reflex…)
Does the weight of the second cabin bag matter? No, it doesn’t.

Just to let you know… I usually choose this kind of luggage to bring with me on board:

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