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Cork - London
return from 32€
Dublin - Newcastle
return from 10€
Tel Aviv - Paphos
return from 111€
Amsterdam - Dublin
return from 61€
Madrid - Ibiza
return from 26€

Ryanair

About Ryanair

Although it does not offer any transatlantic services, Ryanair cheap flights are regularly booked by North Americans for their onward travel in Europe. With headquarters that are located in Dublin, the majority of Ryanair's services run from the UK to destinations in continental Europe. Like other budget airlines, such as easyJet and Jet2.com, Ryanair provides low fares which are particularly attractive for multi-city business travellers as well as those who are undertaking a touring vacation of several European cities.

Ryanair operates a fleet of around 400 Boeing 737 aircraft and has plans to expand this number by 2024, when it expects to run a fleet of 600 or so airplanes. The majority of services run by the Irish air operator are under its own name, but Ryanair also provides codeshare services with Air Europa to about 16 different destinations across Europe. Because it is a low-cost operator, the airline tries to keep ticket pricing to a minimum. This means that you are likely to have to pay for any extras on a flight, such as food and drink, taking luggage aboard or for seat reservation. The principal base of operations for Ryanair in the UK is London Stansted, although it runs services from many other regional airports in Great Britain and Ireland, as well.

How do I do online check-in with Ryanair?

The online check-in that Ryanair offers makes life easier at the airport, especially if you are travelling from a busy hub, such as London Stansted. Nevertheless, the airline recommends that you arrive at least two hours before your flight is due to leave even if you won't need to check-in, having done so online beforehand. There are baggage drop-off desks at nearly all of the airports Ryanair operates from to use. These open two hours ahead of your flight and close 40 minutes before your plane is due to take off. For passengers who have checked in online but forgotten their boarding pass, it is possible to reprint them up to two hours before the flight. If Ryanair does this for you at the terminal building, then a charge for reissuing is levied unless you have a 'Flex Plus' type of ticket.

Ryanair passengers can check in online via the airline's website or from an app. Either way, you will need your six-digit reservation number in order to confirm that you will be boarding your flight. Once you have made your confirmation, a boarding pass will be issued to you. It is possible to store this on a smart device to be scanned at the gate when you arrive or to print on paper so that you can present it. EU citizens are not technically required to carry their passports with them as their ID when flying, but most do as they constitute the most convenient form of identification. US citizens should have their passports with them when presenting their boarding passes.

What is the hold baggage allowance for Ryanair?

Checked baggage on Ryanair is not free of charge. No ticket sold by the airline includes a baggage allowance for the hold. It is possible to purchase baggage allowances for two bags of up to 20 kg, or 44 lbs, when you buy your ticket. No set single fee is levied for each bag you check in for a flight - it all depends on the destination as well as how busy the service is. If you have an additional bag you want to put in the hold of the aircraft than your booking allows, then you can add an additional bag by informing Ryanair in advance by accessing your booking details online. If you turn up to the airport terminal with an extra bag or with luggage that weighs more than you have paid for, then expect to see a surcharge applied per additional piece or kilo of weight.

What hand luggage can you take on Ryanair?

Like other budget airlines, such as Eurowings, Ryanair limits the amount of hand luggage you can take on board with you. Ryanair's cabin baggage policy restricts you to one small item of luggage per person. This means it is acceptable to take on a laptop bag or a handbag, for example, but nothing much bulkier. As long as your bag's dimensions are under 35cm x 20cm x 20cm – which is about 13.5 in x 7.5 in x 7.5 in – then you will be allowed aboard with it. If you bring a second cabin bag with you, then the flight staff will place it in the hold for you without an additional fee, but you will not be allowed to take it on board. For passengers who have pre-booked airport special assistance with their ticket, additional items of hand luggage are permitted. Also, bear in mind that passengers who have opted for 'Priority and 2 cabin bags' or 'Plus/Flexi' tickets will be allowed more than one item with them. The second item must not be over 55 cm x 40 cm x 20 cm - or 21.5 x by 15 in x 7.5 in - in size, or weigh more than 10 kg, or 22 lbs.

What destinations does Ryanair fly from?

Ryanair has plenty of services from both the UK and Ireland, as well as many other routes in continental Europe. Top ones include:

  • Flights from London to Barcelona
  • Flights from London to Dublin
  • Flights from London to Cork
  • Flights from Leeds to Ibiza
  • Flights from Edinburgh to London
  • Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
  • Flights from Edinburgh to Rome
  • Flights from Dublin to Rome
  • Flights from Dublin to Athens

What our customers say about Ryanair

3.7 /5
Total reviews based on: 349
Venice
Barcelona
Marco Polo - El Prat ( VCE - BCN )
1.0 /5
Lonica
Date 2018-07-15 City Slovenija Age 51-70 Class Economy

Almost always late

1.0 /5
1 reviews
Alicante
East Midlands
Alicante - East Midlands ( ALC - EMA )
2.0 /5
Rosa
Date 2018-07-15 City England now resident in Spain Age Over 70 Class Economy

No wheelchair assistance

2.0 /5
1 reviews
Berlin
Pula
Tegel - Pula ( TXL - PUY )
3.0 /5
ale
Date 2018-07-15 Class Economy

Seats were dirty, people were very loud, service was very slow. I ordered snack and a drink and it arrived when we were starting to land - That never happened before on any other flights.

3.0 /5
1 reviews
Valencia
Dusseldorf
Valencia - Niederrhein (Weeze) ( VLC - NRN )
5.0 /5
Choudhry Rashid
Date 2018-07-15 City Pakistan Age 51-70 Class Economy

I have a good experience with This flight and hotel.Services are Very good.

5.0 /5
1 reviews
Dublin
Madrid
Dublin - Adolfo Suárez Madrid - Barajas ( DUB - MAD )
2.0 /5
Rosie
Date 2018-07-15 City Ireland Age 51-70 Class Business Class

Delays experienced both ways. Racing to change gate. Staff friendly.

2.0 /5
1 reviews
Athens
Santorini
E. Venizelos - Santorini ( ATH - JTR )
5.0 /5
FM
Date 2018-07-13 City Ireland Age Under 30 Class Economy

Only 40 mins would defo reccomend over boat. Could be cheaper though.

4.5 /5
2 reviews
Dublin
Faro
Dublin - Faro ( DUB - FAO )
4.0 /5
Clareo
Date 2018-07-13 City Dublin Age 31-50 Class Economy

My mother was unable to travel and their was no refund policy

3.7 /5
3 reviews
London
Edinburgh
Stansted - Turnhouse ( STN - EDI )
4.0 /5
Yameen
Date 2018-07-12 City Pakistan Age 51-70 Class Economy

Gd one ay airport customerservices desk should be more active

4.0 /5
1 reviews
Rome
Malaga
Fiumicino - Málaga ( FCO - AGP )
1.0 /5
Sandra Reyes
Date 2018-07-12 Age 31-50 Class Economy

The airline charged me 50€ for my hand luggage because of the wheels, had to take it out of the luggage and they made me pay for that even when vueling allowed us to fly with it.

1.0 /5
1 reviews
Malta
Paris
Luqa - Paris Beauvais ( MLA - BVA )
5.0 /5
Chris
Date 2018-07-12 City Malta Age 51-70 Class Economy

Excellent and on time

5.0 /5
1 reviews
Tel Aviv
Paphos
Ben-Gurion International - Paphos International ( TLV - PFO )
1.0 /5
Alissa
Date 2018-07-11 City Israel Age 51-70 Class Economy

My flight to israel was canceled st the last minute ,.( really when we were on boarding) we had to stay a day more i intend to sue.

2.0 /5
3 reviews
Milan
Tel Aviv
Orio Al Serio - Ben-Gurion International ( BGY - TLV )
5.0 /5
Hamilton
Date 2018-07-11 City Brasil Age Over 70 Class Economy

Very good flight and very good company

5.0 /5
1 reviews
Milan
Frankfurt
Orio Al Serio - Frankfurt International ( BGY - FRA )
5.0 /5
Jamil ahmad
Date 2018-07-11 City Pakistan Age 31-50 Class Economy

Was an hour late but too gud

3.5 /5
2 reviews
Lisbon
Ponta Delgada
Lisboa - Nordela ( LIS - PDL )
4.0 /5
Lena
Date 2018-07-10 City Portugal Age 31-50 Class Economy

Ryan Air flight were delayed about 1 hour inside the plain. The Azores Airways flight was also delayed about 1,30h.

4.0 /5
2 reviews
Madrid
Porto
Adolfo Suárez Madrid - Barajas - Porto ( MAD - OPO )
4.0 /5
Renee
Date 2018-07-09 City Mexixo Age 31-50 Class Economy

Better queing for check-in. Also more signs for the airline in the airport. We liked the service after that.

4.5 /5
2 reviews
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