How do you cancel a Ryanair flight?

RYANAIR remains one of the most popular airlines throughout Europe.

Read on to find out what the rules are when it comes to cancellations and what else they can offer.

We've explained everything you need to know about cancelling your Ryanair flight


We’ve explained everything you need to know about cancelling your Ryanair flightCredit: Reuters

How do you cancel a Ryanair flight?

Like a lot of airlines, Ryanair does not allow passengers to cancel flights and get refunded.

There are some special circumstances, for example, if Ryanair cancels your flight or adverse weather.

The airline says customers can’t get a refund if the flight is operational and isn’t delayed by more than five hours.

However, should you need to change your flight for any reason, you are able to do so using Ryanair’s rebooking service.

To do this you need to go to “My Bookings” online to make the alterations.

However, if you have already checked in then you will need to talk to a Ryanair operator on their live chat to see what can be done.

If Ryanair cancels your flight then you are entitled to either apply for a refund or change your cancelled flight for free.

How much does it cost to change a Ryanair flight?

Even though you can’t cancel your flight, you can change it.

You can change the date, time or route of your original flight up until 2.5 hours before the flight is scheduled to leave.

Name changes for the flight are the only thing that can be altered two hours before travelling.

Any change to your flight costs £45 online or £60 at the airport, this does not include any differences in fare.

A complete name change will set you back £115 online or £160 at the airport.

Will I get my money back?

You are entitled to a full refund if Ryanair cancels your flight.

Any refunds should be processed within seven working days.

Customers can also be given vouchers that can be used to book available flights.

If you, the customer, want to cancel the flight, then you will not receive a refund from the airline.

If you have travel insurance, check with your provider as they may be able to cover your losses.

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If your flight is cancelled there are two options available to you to choose from.

You can either apply for a refund or change your cancelled flight for free.

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