Check-In & Travel Documents

Check-In

You can check in on the Ryanair.com website or on the mobile App. Once you are logged in, select check-in and enter your travel document details. 

If you have pre-reserved a seat, you can check in online up to 60 days before scheduled departure. However, your outbound and return flights must be within those 60 days of departure.  If you have not reserved a seat and this is being assigned to you randomly, check-in opens 24 hours before your flight and closes 2 hours before.

Yes. You can check in for your flight at the airport, but you will have to pay an airport check-in fee per passenger to cover the extra cost of the airport check-in service. Please see our Table of Fees.

If you checked in but cannot present your boarding pass on the App or in a printed-out paper format when arriving at the airport, you will have to pay a boarding pass reissue fee per passenger at the airport ticket desk. See our Table of Fees.

Please note: if you depart from a Moroccan airport, a digital boarding pass will not be accepted. You must carry a physical printout of your boarding pass, and you’ll need to present this boarding pass at the Moroccan airport check-in facility.

If you do not check in online up to 2 hours before your scheduled departure time, you may check in at the airport up to 40 minutes before departure, but you will be charged an airport check-in fee. See our Table of Fees. We urge all passengers to check in online before arriving at the airport so these fees can be avoided.

In order to check-in, you need a valid travel document. When travelling with Ryanair, we generally accept 2 forms of ID.

  • A valid passport;
  • A valid National Identity Card.

We do not accept a driver's license or birth cert for travel to any location. It is each passenger’s responsibility to carry Photo ID which meets our requirements and the requirements of the relevant Immigration Authority.

There are different rules for different destinations, so please check these before you travel. You can confirm what’s needed by clicking here.

Boarding Pass

You can access your boarding pass via ‘My Bookings’ on the Ryanair.com website or the Ryanair App.

If you depart from a Moroccan airport, a digital boarding pass will not be accepted. You must carry a physical printout of your boarding pass, and you’ll need to present this boarding pass at the Moroccan airport check-in facility. 

If you have checked in online and forgot your boarding pass, you can access it at any time in the Ryanair app. If you are at the airport and do not have the Ryanair App or cannot access it, we can print one for you at the check-in desk, but you will be charged a boarding card reissue fee. See our Table of Fees.

You can access your boarding pass on the Ryanair App once you have checked in.  You do not need to print your boarding pass once you have access to the Ryanair App unless you are departing from a Moroccan airport.

If you do not have access to a printer, we can print it for you at the check-in desk, but you will be charged a boarding card reissue fee for each passenger.  See our Table of Fees.

We accept mobile boarding passes on flights from the majority of airports on our network.
However unfortunately some airports cannot accept mobile boarding passes yet, these airports are:

  • Turkey 
  • Morocco
  • Israel
  • Lebanon 

Also the following airport does not accept mobile boarding passes:

  • Kefalonia

*Customers traveling from these airports must check in online and print out a paper boarding pass for their flight(s).

Check-In when booking made through a third party

If you are asked to verify your booking, it’s because we suspect your booking was made through a third party online travel agent (OTA). Many of these online travel agents attempt to complete the Ryanair check-in process for customers. However, in order to comply with public health, security and safety regulations, Ryanair needs to ensure that customers complete their check-in personally.

We give you two options to verify your booking:

  • Online verification – This is the quickest option, as it uses facial recognition technology provided by our partner GetID. They will match a photo of your passport or National ID Card to a real-time photo of yourself, confirming your identity. Once verified, you will be asked to pay €0.35c, to cover the cost of our partner’s facial recognition technology. Then, you will be able to complete check-in personally in adherence to EU laws. To start online verification, click here.
  • Verification at the airport ticket desk – This option requires you to arrive at the airport at least 2 hours before scheduled departure and complete the check-in process with one of our ticket desk agents. The agent will confirm your identity and complete the check-in process with you in adherence to EU laws. This process is free, but please ensure you arrive at the airport at least 2 hours before departure.

Any named passenger on the booking can complete online verification.

To complete online verification, you will need:

  • Your passport or National Identity Card;
  • A device with a front facing camera;
  • Your Ryanair booking reference (6-digit code) provided at the time of booking.

Yes. Once you complete verification online or at the airport, you can manage your booking directly. This means that for your return flight, you must check in online on the Ryanair website or mobile app up to 2 hours before departure. If you do not check in for your return flight and arrive at the ticket desk, you will be charged the airport check-in fee. See our Table of Fees.

You can contact us here if you have queries regarding the verification process.

Travel documents

When travelling with Ryanair, we generally accept 2 forms of ID:

  • A valid passport;
  • A valid National Identity Card.

We do not accept a driver's license or birth certificate for travel to any location. It is each passenger’s responsibility to carry Photo ID which meets our requirements and the requirements of the relevant Immigration Authority.

There are different rules for different destinations, so please be sure to check these before you travel. You can confirm what’s needed by clicking here.

Depending on your nationality and flight destination, a visa may be required to travel. 

You can find detailed information on the travel documents required for travelling abroad to, from and through different countries here.

All non-EU/EEA citizens must have their travel documents checked and stamped at the Ryanair Visa/Document check desk before going through airport security. Your boarding pass will display the information for routes that require mandatory Visa/Document checks.

Non-EU/EEA citizens must do this to ensure compliance with immigration authority rules. We reserve the right to refuse travel if there is any failure to comply with this requirement.

If you have been denied boarding and require clarification, please return to the visa check desk at the airport. The ticket desk agent will contact the Ryanair Immigration Department for further assistance.

Yes. We advise all passengers to allow more time for visa checks at the airport. The check-in and Visa/Document Check desks are open at least 2 hours before your departure time and close strictly 40 minutes prior to the scheduled time of departure. If you have not had your visa check done before this deadline, you will not be allowed to travel, and you will not be entitled to a refund of the missed flight. 

All visa checks must be done before you travel through airport security. You should check your departure time and ensure you have planned to allow sufficient for all these visa checks.

Each country has specific requirements for minors travelling without their parents or legal guardians and what documentation is required. It is each passenger’s responsibility to ensure that these specific document requirements are fully met.

You can find what documents are needed for minors travelling within the EU here. You can also confirm visa and passport requirements by contacting the consulate or embassy of the country you’re planning to travel to.

If you have lost your passport, you will need a valid temporary passport issued by your country’s embassy or consulate to return home. Please contact your local embassy or consulate for more information.

At the airport, go to the Ryanair check-in desk, and if you have all the required documentation, we will issue you a boarding pass.