Family Seating Onboard


Everything you need to know about family seating

Flying with infants and small children can be stressful but here at Ryanair we aim to make the experience stress free. We have introduced family seating which is explained below.

Family Seating Policy

It is mandatory for children under 12 (excl. infants) to be seated next to an adult they are travelling with. In order to minimize customer costs, Ryanair allows a free allocated seat to a maximum of four children per one adult that purchases a seat.

It will not be mandatory for any other adults or teenagers in the booking to reserve a seat; however they may choose to do so.


A reserved seat fee from 4.00 EUR applies for adults. These seats are available for selection in rows 18-33. Seats in rows 18-33 will be free for up to 4 children per adult. Seats included in the policy are marked as ‘Included’ on the seat map in the booking flow. 
Besides cutting down on costs, other benefits include allowing adults to choose where to seat their children. This will also allow adults to check-in for their flight up to 60 days before departure.
If an adult selects a seat outside of the rows mentioned above when there are seats in these rows available, they must pay the difference in price. Similarly, if a seat is selected for a child outside of these rows, they will be charged the full price of these seats.

  What happens if seats in rows 18-33 are not available for selection for everyone on the booking?

If, due to high demand, seats are unavailable in rows 18-33 for everyone on the booking, additional rows 11-15 will be opened up. Adults will be charged the same seat fee and up to 4 children will still get their seats for free in these rows.


I need to change my flight and the seats I selected are not available on my new flight

If you choose to change your flight and the seats you selected on your original flight are not available on your new flight, you will be charged the difference if the new seats are more expensive.

If the new seats are cheaper, you will not be refunded the difference.

There are no available seats together on my flight

In the unlikely event that there are no available seats together on your flight, you must accept that you won't be sitting together to proceed with your booking, alternatively you can select a different flight.

Seating information for infants