Low Cost Holidays With Ryanair Flights in 2021 / 2022
While Ryanair Holidays was discontinued several years ago, the low-cost airline Ryanair has become one of the largest airlines in Europe, continuing to offer flights from across the UK, including many regional airports such as Newquay, Edinburgh, East Midlands and Liverpool, which means you can get some fantastically cheap bargain holidays with Ryanair flights from your local airport through various different tour operators like Love Holidays, On The Beach and Expedia.
If you fly Ryanair, holidays can be as little as £99 per person, perfect for saving money if you're on a tight holiday budget but still in need of some sunshine. So check out the destinations available and see how much you could save by booking your next hotel and Ryanair flight package from your local airport. With events like the Coronavirus pandemic, it's important to make sure that any flight and hotel package you book is financially protected through the ABTA and/or ATOL scheme. If you book your accommodation separate to your flights, you put your money at risk if something is cancelled, although you can do this by simply booking your flights on the Ryanair website and then your hotel after with the likes of Hotels.com or Expedia. For greater financial protection, book them together with ABTA and ATOL protected brands and simply search for your date, number of nights and select the adults and children travelling. In all cases, we always recommend taking out comprehensive travel insurance.
Where Does Ryanair Fly From?
Ryanair flies from 17 airports in the UK, meaning if you live in the south-west, or the north-east of England, you can still getaway on holiday.
Key regional airports that Ryanair flies from includes Liverpool, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Cardiff, Bournemouth, East Midlands and Birmingham. Ryanair also flies from London airports Gatwick, Stansted and Luton, so there are plenty of options if you live close to London too. If you live in Northern Ireland and after a cheap holiday, don't worry, Ryanair also flies to a handful of European destinations from Belfast.
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Ryanair Holiday Destinations
No matter what type of holiday you are after in Europe, the likelihood is that Ryanair will fly to the destination. With services as far as Oslo in the north of Europe for a Christmas market break, Morocco and the Canary Islands in the south-west of Europe for some winter sun, and Eilat in Israel for something new and exciting, there's a broad range of destinations to choose from for Ryanair holidays.
After a beach holiday in winter? No problem. Ryanair flies all year round to sun destinations like Fuerteventura, Tenerife and Larnaca, great for deals in Nov, Dec or Jan. Fancy a city break in Milan or Venice? Perfect! Ryanair offers flights to Milan from a number of cities in the UK. Or perhaps you're after visiting family back in your hometown in Aug? Absolutely fine! Ryanair flies to over 140 destinations from the UK, meaning your next holiday can be booked cheaply with a Ryanair flight.
We always recommend to check the latest updates, useful information and travel restrictions in place with both the UK and destination governments.
Keep Your Ryanair Holiday Low Cost
With flights being sold from one way prices as little as £4.99 per person, Ryanair is a great way to get away on the cheap, however, it is a low-cost airline, so you should be aware of certain charges that can crop up so that your holiday doesn't go over budget. When making your booking, always check to see what is and isn't included. Even packages advertised as all inclusive, may not include check-in luggage or onboard seating options.
Baggage is one such charge that can add up, particularly for a family. The luggage rules and restrictions on budget airlines can vary a great deal, so make sure you know what your luggage allowance is when you book, and don't forget you'll need to include your return travel too. Even if you're away for a week, one of the ways to keep the cost down is to try and get all your clothes and bits into one smaller bag or holdall case that can fit into the overhead bins onboard. Small backpacks that fit underneath the seat in front are generally now the only thing included as part of Ryanair's basic fares. Just make sure you keep to the weight and size dimensions as if you don't you could get charged extra at the airport.
Always check the change policy information on the official Ryanair website, but the lowest fares are non-changeable and non-refundable. If you have no plans to make changes to your booking, you can save money by booking the lowest fares rather than the deals including changes and other bits and pieces. Bookings through a tour operator can vary so be sure to check what the change and cancellation policy is.
Seating is another way many airlines now earn extra money from their customers. Prebooking seating can be a good option if you're travelling as a family, although if you want to save, not booking can save you some money. Please be aware though that even though you may be on the same booking reference as someone else, if you choose not to book seats, Ryanair may seat you in completely different parts of the plane which is a tool to encourage you to pay for seats together.
Deals And Offers
Often the budget airline will release sales on fares, helping to keep the price low and competitive. Keep an eye out around Black Friday, January and bank holiday sales when there can be some hot deals to destinations like Turkey, Greece and Spain, as well as city breaks like Amsterdam, Krakow, Lisbon and Dublin.
There are lots of types of breaks you can enjoy when booking Ryanair flights, from Easter deals to the Costa del Sol, to last minute breaks to Seville and everything in between. Here are a couple of our favourites:
All inclusive holidays are perfect for keeping your costs under control. Top destinations like Gran Canaria, Egypt and Corfu offer plenty of all inclusive resorts, however, when booking with Ryanair, always check to see what is and isn't included. Unlike other bookings, you may only have hand luggage included which is fairly restricted with a low cost airline.
In the winter, skiing and snowboarding are such great fun, whether you're in a group, as a family or a couple. You can add on ski and snowboard carriage when you book, or you can add this afterwards. Check out ski fields in France, Italy and Austria for the most options.
With weekend breaks being popular escapes, flights on Friday and return on Sunday can get a little pricey, but enjoying a city break with Ryanair midweek can be very affordable, especially if you're visiting a lesser known city. Otherwise take a look at popular cities like Berlin, Budapest Marrakech and Rome.
Beach And Sun
Sometimes just escaping to enjoy a little sunshine is all we need, which is why cheap sun holidays are so important. Book a direct flight to areas like Benidorm, Barcelona, Ibiza and Majorca, together with a self catering apartment and you've got yourself a real budget break even if just for a few days in Jun / Jul.
Frequently Asked Questions
No, Ryanair no longer does package holidays, however, you can add accommodation and car hire to your booking when you book your flight. Alternatively, many tour operators will package up flights and accommodation together.
When booking a package on their website, it is not ATOL or ABTA protected. If booking through a different tour operator, this can vary so always check whether your break is financially protected.
Reviews In 2021
As Ryanair Holidays as a brand no longer exists, you won't find any Ryanair holidays reviews as such, however, with the ability to book your flight plus accommodation in one go, there is a lot of confusion here. They partner with Booking.com from an accommodation perspective, however, these aren't protected bookings. You can also add on car hire too. But what you'll find online on review sites like Tripadvisor and Trustpilot will be reviews about Ryanair as an airline. You'll find they have gained a bad reputation over the years but when you're paying very little (most of the time), you can't expect too much.