Travelling With Children

Travelling With Children

For family bookings, children (aged 2 to 11 years) receive free reserved seating so they can sit beside a parent. When an adult purchases a reserved seat they can select up to 4 children’s seats beside them free of charge.

If an adult selects a reserved seat outside of specific rows (depending on aircraft) they must pay the price difference. Similarly, if a seat is selected for a child outside of these rows, they will be charged the full reserved seat price of these seats.

If there are no available seats together on your flight, then we regret to advise that you must select a different flight.

Infants aged up to 7 days cannot be accepted for travel on any Ryanair flights.

Infants (aged 8 days to 23 months inclusive) travelling with Ryanair must be accompanied by an adult aged 16 or over (one infant per adult). All infants must sit on an adult’s lap and do not qualify for a separate bag allowance. However, we allow a baby bag up to 5kg (dimensions: 45x35x20cms) for babies travelling on an adult's lap.

Adults travelling with infants must sit at a window seat as there are 2 oxygen masks provided above these selected seats.

There are baby changing facilities on board located at the rear of the aircraft. Cabin crew can also help to warm baby bottles if required.

If an infant reaches the age of 2 years before their return flight, they must pay the full fare for that return flight only.

When making your booking, please select Infant in the drop-down when choosing passenger type.

Instalment Payment has been added as a new benefit to Family Plus bookings. Customers will be able to split their booking payment in two, 50% will be payable at the time of booking and 50% later.

To be able to use this option, your travel needs to be booked at least 45 days pre-departure and final payment will be due 40 days pre-departure.

Customers need to come back to Ryanair website to make the second payment themselves.

How can I proceed with my second payment of Instalment Payment?

You only need to follow the following steps:

  • Log in to your account or retrieve your booking
  • Go to My Bookings and select the upcoming trip that is pending to be paid
  • Select Complete Payment
  • Proceed with the payment

If the balance is not paid at least 40 days pre-departure, your booking will be automatically cancelled. The instalment paid will be refunded to the Wallet section of your myRyanair Account.

Credit cannot be exchanged for cash and must be used within 36 months of the issued date.

Instalment Payment will not be available where any third-party services (such as accommodation, events, activities, airport transfer, airport parking, car hire or travel insurance) are included on a booking (airport fast track services excluded).

For further information check Instalment Payment Terms and Conditions.

You can add 4 passenger types to your booking: adults, teenagers, children, and infants.

Adults are over 16 years of age, teens are between 12 and 15 years of age, children are between 2-11 years of age, and infants are those under 2 years of age (as of date of flight departure).

If you have already made your booking and need to change the passenger type please contact us here.

If an infant turns 2 years of age or a child turns 16 years of age during your trip, you should purchase 2 one-way flights rather than a return ticket. You may then connect the bookings by contacting us.