Payment

We accept all the following payment methods:

  • Visa;
  • Mastercard;
  • Apple Visa and Apple Mastercard;
  • Google Visa and Google Mastercard;
  • American Express;
  • PayPal;
  • Diners/Discover;

We also accept the following debit cards:

  • Visa Connect;
  • Visa Electron;
  • Mastercard Prepaid;
  • Visa Delta.

Currently, Apple Visa and Apple Mastercard can only be used through our Ryanair app. For customers in Germany, SEPA direct debit payments can be accepted up to 10 days before your flight. 

A cost-related payment fee (% of the total transaction value) may apply depending on the form of payment used and the location of the payment service providers. You will always be notified of this fee in the total price once you enter your card number on the payment page.

We accept all the following payment methods:

  • Visa;
  • Mastercard;
  • Apple Visa and Apple Mastercard;
  • Google Visa and Google Mastercard;
  • American Express;
  • PayPal;
  • Diners/Discover;

We also accept the following debit cards:

  • Visa Connect;
  • Visa Electron;
  • Mastercard Prepaid;
  • Visa Delta.

Currently, Apple Visa and Apple Mastercard can only be used through our Ryanair app. For customers in Germany, SEPA direct debit payments can be accepted up to 10 days before your flight. 

A cost-related payment fee (% of the total transaction value) may apply depending on the form of payment used and the location of the payment service providers. You will always be notified of this fee in the total price once you enter your card number on the payment page.

Ryanair takes online security very seriously. That’s why we require you to enter your credit/debit card verification number (CVV) or card identification number (CID) for American Express cards before we can process your payment.

The CVV is the last three-digit number printed on the signature panel located on the back of your card. The CVV/CID is a security feature that allows Ryanair and your credit card issuer to identify you as the cardholder and provide you with additional security against fraud. 

Our Gift Cards can be used as payment for flights, seats, priority, checked bags, plus, fast track, baby equipment, music equipment, sports equipment, travel insurance and associated taxes, fees, and charges (not car hire, transfers, or hotel bookings).

To book a flight using the Gift Card, have the 18-digit Gift Card number ready and insert the number during check-out on the right-hand side of the page, then click Redeem. 

The Gift Card code is valid until fully redeemed up to expiry date.

Gift Cards are valid for 12 months (5 years in IRL) after the issue date and can be redeemed at any time within that time on our site. We regret that the validity of Gift Cards cannot be extended and encourage recipients to use their gift cards as soon as they receive them.

If your payment is declined, there may be a problem with your card, and you may need to provide a different form of payment. You will have the opportunity to go back to the payment page to enter your payment details a second time. However, if the payment is declined again, the flights you selected will automatically be cancelled and you will need to start the booking process again.

If your payment’s “pending”, it’s still in a queue to be approved by your bank. You may need to wait up to 24 hours for your credit/debit card to process the payment. Your booking will not be confirmed until we have received full payment. Once it is processed successfully, you will get a confirmation email including your reservation number and itinerary. 

Key Rights under Directive (EU) 2015/2302

  • Travellers will receive all essential information about the package before concluding the package travel contract.
  • There is always at least one trader who is liable for the proper performance of all the travel services included in the contract.
  • Travellers are given an emergency telephone number or details of a contact point where they can get in touch with the organiser.
  • Travellers may transfer the package to another person, on reasonable notice and possibly subject to additional costs.
  • The price of the package may only be increased if specific costs rise (for instance, fuel prices) and if expressly provided for in the contract, and in any event not later than 20 days before the start of the package. If the price increase exceeds 8 % of the price of the package, the traveller may terminate the contract. If the organiser reserves the right to a price increase, the traveller has a right to a price reduction if there is a decrease in the relevant costs.
  • Travellers may terminate the contract without paying any termination fee and get a full refund of any payments if any of the essential elements of the package, other than the price, are changed significantly. If before the start of the package the trader responsible for the package cancels the package, travellers are entitled to a refund and compensation where appropriate.
  • Travellers may terminate the contract without paying any termination fee before the start of the package in the event of exceptional circumstances, for instance if there are serious security problems at the destination which are likely to affect the package.
  • Additionally, travellers may at any time before the start of the package terminate the contract in return for an appropriate and justifiable termination fee.
  • If, after the start of the package, significant elements of the package cannot be provided as agreed, suitable alternative arrangements will have to be offered to the traveller at no extra cost. Travellers may terminate the contract without paying any termination fee, where services are not performed in accordance with the contract and this substantially affects the performance of the package and the organiser fails to remedy the problem.
  • Travellers are also entitled to a price reduction and/or compensation for damages where the travel services are not performed or are improperly performed.
  • The organiser has to provide assistance if the traveller is in difficulty.
  • If the organiser or, in some Member States, the retailer becomes insolvent, payments will be refunded. If the organiser or, where applicable, the retailer becomes insolvent after the start of the package and if transport is included in the package, repatriation of the travellers is secured. We have taken out insolvency protection with International Protection Limited (IPP) and underwritten by certain syndicates at Lloyd’s. Travellers may contact IPP (IPP Claims at InTrust, Postbus 23212, 2001 KE Rotterdam, the Netherlands; +31 1031 20666; ippclaims@intrust-nl.com) or, where applicable, the Commission for Aviation Regulation (3rd Floor, Alexandra House, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2, Ireland; +353 (0)1 6611700; info@aviationreg.ie) if services are denied because of our insolvency.

Directive (EU) 2015/2302 as transposed into national law. 

Insolvency Protection for Linked Travel Arrangements

We have taken out insolvency protection with International Passenger Protection Limited (IPP) and underwritten by certain syndicates at Lloyd’s.

Passengers may contact IPP, or where applicable, the Commission for Aviation Regulation (3rd Floor, Alexandra House, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2, Ireland; +353 (0)1 6611700; info@aviationreg.ie) if the services are not performed in the unlikely event of our insolvency.

Note: This insolvency protection does not cover contracts with parties other than Ryanair, which can still be performed in the unlikely event of our insolvency.

Directive (EU) 2015/2302 as transposed into national law. 

General Terms and Conditions of Carriage

Click here for Article 12 of our General Terms and Conditions of Carriage relating to linked travel arrangements and packages.