Ryanair delayed and cancelled flights


Has your Ryanair flight been cancelled or delayed by 2 hours or more? Then you are entitled to compensation of up to 600 eur per person.

You can claim compensation directly from the airline or simply and free of charge from specialist agencies.

Apply for compensation

Compensation under EC Regulation 261 applies to all flights operated by Ryanair.

Delayed flight with Ryanair

If you experience a delay of 2 hours or more at the departure airport, Ryanair must provide you with free refreshments proportionate to the length of the delay.

If the length of the delay at the arrival airport is 3 hours or more, you are also entitled to financial compensation of 250 eur to 600 eur depending on the distance between the two airports.

You will only be entitled to financial compensation if Ryanair is at fault for the delay. For more information, see the article Compensation for delayed flights.

Distance Delay Compensation
up to 1 500 km 3h+ 250 eur
1 500 to 3 500 km 3h+ 400 eur
over 3 500 km 3h+ 300 eur
over 3 500 km 4h+ 600 eur

Cancelled flight with Ryanair

If your flight is cancelled by Ryanair more than 14 days before departure, you are entitled to a free re-determination or a refund of the original ticket price.

However, if your flight is cancelled less than 14 days before departure, you are also automatically entitled to financial compensation of up to 600 eur.

Again, compensation will only be due if the airline cancels the flight and not due to unforeseen circumstances.

Read more about this in the article Compensation for flight cancellations.

Where to apply for compensation

Ryanair has a dedicated contact form for compensation at ryanair.com/eu-261.

However, airlines often try to avoid compensation and drag out the whole claim by ignoring and lying, so contact the agency directly.

Get up to 600 eur

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