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Ryanair is the most successful of the European low-cost airlines and in 2016 became the largest airline in Europe in terms of number of passengers carried.

Ryanair offers low-fare flights often priced much below their competitors.

Ryanair sell point-to-point flights only. If you want to connect two Ryanair flights to reach your final destination, you must book the flights separately and forward any checked in luggage yourself at the connecting airport.

Ryanair carried 129 million passengers in 2017.

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 tickets can be bought on the Ryanair website. You can book tickets by calling the airline, but this is more expensive than booking on the web. No travel agencies or other websites are authorised to sell Ryanair tickets.

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

Once you have selected the flight you want to travel on, continue to make the booking and select extra services such as checked in luggage and priority boarding.

You can reserve space for at most three hold luggage items each with a weight of no more than 20 kg each. Book hold luggage items when booking the ticket for the best price.

Finding low priced flights on Ryanair

Ryanair offers tickets at some of the lowest airfares available in Europe. Book early and you can many times 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 Ryanair.

No checked-in luggage is included in the basic fare. For the best price on hold luggage, add the necessary items when you book your tickets. Adding hold luggage after the original booking has been made will be more expensive.

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 2% Ryanair credit card fee.

Ryanair table of fees.

Rebooking, change of name and cancelling tickets

Ryanair allows rebooking of tickets and change of passenger name up to two hours before departure time. There is a fee for such changes.

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, but a processing fee will be deducted.

Ryanair baggage rules

Ryanair charges a fee for each luggage item to be checked in. There is a limit of three items per passenger. Each bag can weigh up to 20 kg. The fee per bag varies depending on the route, the season and at what time you make the checked in luggage reservation. The fee varies from 15 to 40 Euros.

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

More about Ryanair's checked luggage rules.

You can bring a large carry on item 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. From January 2018, Ryanair may send your overhead wheelie bag as hold luggage unless you have bought Priority boarding.

You may also bring a small carry on item into the cabin. This item must fit under the seat in front of you and be no larger than 35 x 20 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 print your boarding pass and bring it with you to the airport.

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

Ryanair cabin interiour

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.

More about Ryanair

Ryanair offers single leg flights based on 86 bases all over Europe.

If you want to join several flights 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 will take some time and you should plan carefully to make sure you have time to catch your next flight.


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

Information last updated 01.12.2017.

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