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Ryanair offer cheap flights to most European countries with a route network based on hub airports across Europe. Ryanair offer low fare flights often priced much below their competitors. Ryanair is the most successful of the European low-cost airlines.

Ryanair is Europe's largest low cost airline with 86.4 million passengers in 2014.

To book tickets on Ryanair, check prices and flight schedules, please visit Ryanair's website.

Cheap Flights with Ryanair

The countries and destinations that Ryanair fly to are listed below. You can view the routes to each destination on the destination’s web page.

Booking tickets

Ryanair only sell tickets through the Ryanair website and by phone. Booking on the web is cheaper than booking by phone.

Go to the Ryanair website and select departure and arrival airports as well as the date of flight. You will then be presented with a list of available flights for a full week around your selected date.

Once you have selected the flight you want to travel on, you can continue to make the booking and select extra services.

You can reserve space for one or two luggage items to be checked in. If you select to book two items, the maximum weight of the first item can be 20 kg, while the second item can weigh no more than 15 kg. Any weight above this will incur overweight fees.

After completing the booking, you can return to your reservation and add more luggage items.

When booking you may buy various optional services like reserved seating and travel insurance.

Finding low priced flights on Ryanair

Ryanair offers tickets at some of the lowest airfares available in Europe. By booking early you can often get a flight for 20 Euros or less including taxes and fees. The cost of travelling to the airport can be higher than the airfare you pay to Ryanair.

It pays to travel light on Ryanair. Two checked suitcases can easily cost as much as 75 Euros.

At times Ryanair offer reduced prices for flights in certain periods or days of the week. Look for announcements of promotions on the Ryanair website, or subscribe to their offers e-mail list.

Pay with a debit card to avoid the Ryanair credit card fee.

Rebooking, change of name and cancelling tickets

Ryanair allow tickets to be re-booked and allow name changes on tickets. There is a fee for such changes and rules about when and where changes can be made.

More about Ryanair's rules for changing tickets.

Ryanair does not refund the airfare if you cancel or don't use a ticket. You can request to have taxes refunded.

Ryanair baggage rules

Ryanair charges a fee for each luggage item to be checked in. There is a strict limit of two items of checked luggage for each passenger. If you book two bags the maximum weight for the first bag is 20 kg, while the second bag cannot weigh more than 15 kg.

The excess baggage weight fee on Ryanair is &euro 10 / £ 10 per kg.

More about Ryanair's checked luggage rules.

You can bring one carry on item for free into the cabin with a weight of not more than 10 kg and a size of no more than 55 x 40 x 20 cm.

More about Ryanair's cabin baggage rules.

Checking in for your flight

You must check in online before your Ryanair flight using the Check-In page on Ryanair's website. You must then print your boarding pass and bring it with you to the airport.

You must finish checking in at least two hours before departure.

You can print your boarding pass from the Ryanair website until two hours before departure. Ryanair charges a high fee if you need to check in or print your boarding pass at the airport.

You must deliver any luggage you check-in at the Ryanair bag drop counter no later than 40 minutes before departure.

More about Ryanair's check-in rules.

Most passengers on Ryanair flights select their seat by finding a free seat after they board the aircraft. This is the reason you'll often see people queue early for boarding Ryanair flights. Recently Ryanair has introduced new ways to book a specific seat when you book your ticket.

More about Ryanair

Ryanair offers single leg flights based on 72 bases all over Europe.

If you want to join several flights via a Ryanair base to reach your destination, you must book the flights individually and check in separately for each leg of your journey. When you arrive at the connecting airport, you will have to pick up any bags and deliver them at the bag drop counter. This often takes some time and you should plan carefully to make sure you have time to catch your next flight.

Ryanair table of fees.


For full and authoritative information on rules for travellers on Ryanair flights, please consult the Ryanair website.

Information last updated 09.01.2015.

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