How do I book a flight with Ryanair?

Ryanair is great because it allows you to fly around for as cheap as possible. If you've never flown with them, here's how you can book your flight with Ryanair.

Christian Allen is the editor / author responsible for this content.
Aug 20, 2019

Ryanair is a low-cost airline that has a route network serving over 38 countries. Passengers can book Ryanair flights through Europe, Morocco, and some parts of the Middle East (Lebanon, Jordan, and Israel). Ryanair is known for its affordable pricing which they can offer clients through their "no-frills" flying experience.

Customers can book online or over the phone for Ryanair flights. Follow the below step-by-step instructions to book a flight with Ryanair.

Booking Online

  1. Go to

  2. In the 'Flight' search bar, select 'Return' or 'One way.'

  3. Input your flight details (countries), your dates, and the number of passengers.

  4. Select the checkbox next to the 'Website Terms of Use.'

  5. Click 'Let's go!'

  6. On the next page, you will be given a list of flight options. Select the ones that work best for your schedule. You will be given the option to choose: Standard Fare, Plus, or Flexi plus. Make your selection for each flight. Click 'Continue.'

  7. Next, you will be given the option to choose your seat for a small fee, or you can select 'I choose random allocation' to save money.

  8. You will be asked to choose your baggage options for each flight. Options include one small bag onboard (included), priority & two cabin bags (for a fee), 10kg check-in bag and one small bag (for a fee).

  9. Select 'Continue.'

  10. Select 'Check Out.'

  11. You will once again be prompted to select your seat for a fee. Select 'I choose random allocation.'

  12. At this point, you will need to sign in to your Ryanair account. Click 'Log In.'

  13. You can log in to your account with your email and password. Alternatively, you can sign in with your Google or Facebook account.

  14. You will need to fill out your passenger details, contact details, and payment details.

  15. You will be offered to purchase trip insurance at this stage.

  16. Select 'Pay Now' to complete your booking. You will receive an email confirming your flight and with all your flight details. Any changes to your flight will also be sent to your email.

Book Over the Phone

You can choose to call the Ryanair Customer Service team to book your flights over the phone. Note that the Customer Service team is available Monday to Fridays 7:00 am to 7:00 pm CET, Saturdays from 10:00 am to 7L00 pm CET, and Sundays from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm CET.

Note that calls cost £0.13 per minute plus any additional international calling rates. Additionally, Ryanair will typically charge a fee for booking over the phone (will booking online is free). This fee may be waived if you had technical difficulties booking online.

Ryanair Live Chat

Ryanair has a live chat service. It's recommended to reach out to the Customer Service team via live chat if you are having trouble with your booking. However, note that you should not book your flight over live chat. It's unsafe to send payment details over a live chat service.

Customer service representatives are available over live chat Monday to Fridays 6:00 am to 21:00 GMT, Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 am to 18:00 GMT.

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