Flying with Ryanair


It’s summer holiday time across most of Europe, so we focus on what travellers can expect if they are flying on Ryanair in the coming weeks.

About Ryanair

Ryanair is the largest European airline by passengers carried, and the busiest international airline by passenger numbers. Over 300 Boeing 737-800 aircraft operate more than 1,600 daily flights from 74 bases, connecting 190 destinations in 30 countries. Its key bases are Dublin in Ireland and London Stansted in the UK.

The seats onboard a Ryanair flight

The typical dimensions for Ryanair cabin seats provide a seat pitch of 30 inches, and seat width of 17 inches.


Checking in for your Ryanair flight

Traffic delays, longer than expected security queues are good reasons to make sure you get to the airport nice and early.

YES : Online check-in

Open for all customers from 7 days until 2 hours prior to departure

YES: Airport check-in

Free for Business Plus passengers, 45GBP fee for other customers / 15GBP fee to re-print boarding pass


Closes 40 minutes prior to departure

What baggage are you allowed on Ryanair ?

Don’t get caught out with expensive baggage charges … remember that airlines apply rules for a reason!

Checked-in Luggage

Pre-booked (15 to 45GBP per bag per flight, depending on season) / at the airport 30 to 75GBP at bag drop.

Hand baggage

1 item of hand baggage (10kg / 55x40x20cm) plus 1 small bag (35 x 20 x 20cm)

Excess Baggage charges

10GBP (10EUR) per kilogram

Food and drinks on your Ryanair flight

If you’re feeling peckish on your Ryanair flight, you can buy refreshments onboard
Extract sample of Ryanair onboard menu

Some example Buy-on-board prices

Bottled Water : 3EUR
Tea : 3EUR
Coffee : 3EUR
Sandwich : 4.50EUR
Kids meals deals : from 5EUR

Travelling with children on Ryanair

These are leisure and low-cost airlines, so don’t expect free gifts or activity packs for the little ones!
(Photo shows Emirates Cabin service)
Infant (under 2) can sit on an adult’s lap for 20GBP per flight. There is no cabin bag allowance for an infant travelling on an adult’s lap however a baby bag up to 5kg may be carried by the accompanying adult in addition to their own cabin bag allowance

2 items of baby equipment are carried free of charge per child – 1 pushchair plus either a car seat, booster seat or travel cot (additional items 10GBP / 10EUR).

Customers who have purchased a separate seat for an infant using an airline approved car seat are entitled to a free 10kg cabin bag allowance plus a small second bag and have the option to purchase a checked bag.

» Read the Ryanair customer reviews

If you want to know more about about flying with Ryanair, read the latest customer reviews.

Ryanair customer reviews

“I regard Ryanair as a very good airline if you only want to get from A-B fast, are not interested in the flight service and food and that you remember to stay clear of any overweight luggage “
“The food isn’t cheap but worth it. Some people say that the seats are uncomfortable or there is not enough space, but found them perfectly adequate“
“I like the calmer boarding atmosphere that allocated seating brings”
“They have good prices one just need to follow their terms and conditions. As a reward you will get cheap flight tickets very simple”

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