How to cancel a Ryanair flight

There are only certain exceptions where you can cancel a Ryanair Flight, below we detail how and when you can cancel your Ryanair flight. You can phone Ryanair on the number, 0843 208 1756, to discuss your options.

Ryanair Refund Policy

Ryanair doesn’t offer a refund on flights, in most cases, but there is the option of changing your flights, which will incur a fee.

If you can’t make your flight you don’t need to tell Ryanair, also you can still use your return flight even if you don’t use the outbound flight.

Ryanair Flight Cancellation Policy

Whilst you can’t cancel your Ryanair Flights and expect a full refund, you can change them at a fee which is payable by you. You have up to two and a half hours before your flight is set to depart to make a change to your flight, this includes, dates, times, names and routes being changed. However, if you have already checked in on the flight you must phone Ryanair directly on the number above.

If you choose not to travel on your booked flight with Ryanair, and don’t change the flight, you cannot get a refund on the airfare, fees or charges. However, you have one month within the date of travel for a refund of the Government Tax you paid for the flight.

When requesting a Government Tax Refund there is an administration fee associated with it, and if your refund amount is less than the fee, no refund will be made.

Ryanair cancellation fee

If you wish to cancel your Ryanair flight there is no cancellation fee, because there is no refund given on cancelled flights. However, if you wish to change your Ryanair flight, which can be done up to two and a half hours before your flight departs, then there is a fee associated with this. You can find out more details of the Ryanair Flight Change Fees below.

Ryanair Flight Change Fees

Ryanair Rebooking

You can make changes online to your Ryanair booking in the My Bookings section. Here you can change the date of your flight, or the route up to two and a half hours before the flight is scheduled to depart. You can also change the name on the flight up to two hours before the flight departs.

There is a fee involved with making these changes, however, and can vary each season.

Ryanair My Booking

Ryanair refund form

There are only certain circumstances in which you can apply for a refund from Ryanair, and you do this using the Refund Application Form which you can see below.

You are applicable for a refund in the following situations, where your flight cancelled, when your flight has been delayed longer than three hours and you refuse to travel, death or serious illness, or the death of an immediate family member not travelling.

If you don’t travel on your booked flight with Ryanair you can’t apply for a refund through them, the charges you incurred on airfare, fees etc will not be given back to you. However, there is a chance you could get money back in the form of a Government Tax refund. You only have one month to apply for this, so do it as soon as possible.

When you apply for the refund you must provide details including your Flight Reservation number, the affected flight number, as well as the date in which you were supposed to fly.

Ryanair Refund Application Form

Ryanair refund due to illness

In certain circumstances Ryanair will issue a refund due to illness, they state that the illness must be serious and make it impossible for you to travel. The refund will be issued at their discretion and will be given to both the affected customer, as well as anyone else who is travelling on the same booking reference.

If you’d prefer you can also get your flight dates changed without the need of paying for the fee that is usually associated with this, evidence will need to be sent to them before you travel, however, in order for the fee to be waived.

Ryanair change my flight

You can make changes to your flight details online up to two and a half hours before your flight is scheduled to depart. This is the quickest and easiest way to make these changes, however, if you wish you can also call the Ryanair number to do this over the phone if you prefer.

There are some changes that can’t be made online, and in these instances, you will have to make the changes speaking to a Ryanair customer service team member. You can’t make changes online where a domestic flight is being changed to an international one or an international one to a domestic flight. You can’t make a partial change to just one flight, such as the change of airport, you can’t make changes to your flight online when a Spanish resident subsidy has been applied. You also can’t make a change to your Ryanair flight online when a Spanish large family subsidy has been used.