How can I change my flight on Ryanair?

Flight changes can happen and they can easily turn into a real pain. Here's how you can make sure it doesn't take any longer than it needs to when changing your flight with Ryanair.

Nov 18, 2021

Life can throw you curveballs, including incidents that force you to change your travel plans. Whether an emergency came up or your vacation dates were denied, if you booked with RyanAir, you may be able to change your flight. Passengers are able to change their flight date or flight route if it's more than two and a half hours until the flight is scheduled to depart. Additionally, passengers can change the name on a flight up to two hours before the flight is scheduled to depart.

After booking a flight with RyanAir, there is a 48-hour grace period to make minor changes to your booking. This includes changes to your flight routes, flight dates, and flight times. There are no fees charged for making changes within the 48-hour grace period, however, you will be charged the difference between the original fare paid and the lowest total price available on your new flight. If your new flight is cheaper than the previous booking, you will not receive a refund for the difference.

Note that fees (beginning at €35) will be charged for flight changes made outside of the 48-hour grace period. Flight routes to the International Canary Islands (excluding Spanish domestic flights) and to all international Greek routes typically have higher flight change fees.

Keep reading for instructions on how to change your flight with RyanAir.

Change Your Flight Online

  1. Go to

  2. In the top right corner, select 'Log In.'

  3. You will be asked to log in with your email address and password. Alternatively, you can log in with your Facebook account or Google account.

  4. Once you've signed in, at the top of the page, select 'My Bookings' and click on 'Manage My Bookings.'

  5. Select 'Manage your trip' and then click on 'Change your flight.'

  6. You will be redirected to a new page where you can search for a new flight to change the flight date.

  7. Next, you'll be asked to select your new journey and review your new flight.

  8. You will be shown a price breakdown. If you're okay with the price, select 'Confirm Change.'

  9. You will be prompted to include payment details and select 'Pay now.'

  10. You will be emailed a copy of your updated itinerary for your new flight.

If at any time, you have issues with changing your booking, you can reach out to the RyanAir Customer Service Team by phone or through their live chat.

Change Your Flight Via Phone or Live Chat

There are certain flights that cannot be changed online. You will need to reach out to the RyanAir Customer Service Team by phone if you are looking to change flights that fall into the following categories.

  1. An international flight to domestic, or vice versa.

  2. One person's flight on your booking of multiple people.

  3. A partial change to one flight only (such as a change of airport.)

  4. Where a Spanish large family discount or Spanish resident discount has been applied.

How to Change a Flight After You've Checked In

  1. If you've already checked into your flight but now want to make changes to the flight route, date, or name on the flight, you will need to contact the RyanAir Customer Service Team up to one day before the flight departure.

  2. The Customer Service Team will uncheck your flight for you.

  3. After that, you will be able to change your reservation under 'Manage Bookings' in your online RyanAir account.

RyanAir is a large organization and has multiple avenues for customers to get help. If you have issues with changing your booking, you can reach out to the RyanAir Customer Service Team by phone or through their live chat. The RyanAir chatbot offers 24/7 support. The RyanAir Customer Care agents are available Monday to Fridays 06:00-21:00 GMT, Saturdays 08:00-18:00 GMT, and Sundays 09:00-18:00 GMT.

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