About Ryanair (FR)
Ryanair (FR) is an Irish low-cost airline with its main hubs in Dublin and London-Stansted, and the leading European value-based carrier in terms of passenger traffic. In tandem with its sister airlines, Ryanair's route network operates service to 225 year-round and seasonal destinations across 37 countries in Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East.
Ryanair keeps its fares low in part by focusing on secondary airports in major destinations. In some cases, the airports are a significant distance from city centers. And in other cases, the smaller airports are actually closer than the city’s main airport. For example, Ryanair offers flights to Vienna International Airport, but passengers can save a considerable amount of money by flying in to Bratislava Airport in Slovakia — 80 km (48 mi) from Vienna. On the other hand, the airline flies to both Rome-Fiumicino and Rome-Ciampino, the latter being the secondary airport serving the region, and only 12 km (7.2 mi) from central Rome.
Meanwhile, the most popular Ryanair routes include the major airports of Amsterdam, Barcelona-El Prat, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, London-Gatwick, Madrid-Barajas, Marseille, and Oslo-Gardermoen.
Ryanair and its subsidiaries operate on a point-to-point route model that requires passengers to change aircraft in transit, eschewing the traditional hub model. In this way, the airline is able to manage its portfolio by offering more indirect flights, and thus, reaching more destinations. Its primary European transfer hub at Rome-Fiumicino is the gateway to attractions in the Canary Islands, the Greek Islands and Malta.
Choosing your car
Teaming up Ryan Air car rental with Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Europcar and Sixt is possible when you combine cheap car rental offers. Vehicle types include minicars and economy coupes, compact, standard, and fullsize 4-door sedans, estate wagons, midsize and premium SUVs, and 7-12 seater minivans.
Tips for Ryanair Passengers Renting Cars
All Ryanair car rentals include the Collision/Loss Damage Waiver (CDW/LDW) and Theft Protection. The supplier will require Damage Excess amounts to be available on your credit card at time of rental.
Speaking of the CDW and Damage Excess, your credit card’s travel insurance may cover the Excess Damage Waiver — also known as Excess Reimbursment Insurance or Excess Reduction (ER). This is the amount you may be liable for in case of damage or theft that isn’t covered by the standard CDW. You’ll offered a couple the option to purchase the ER, but in many cases, you’re probably already covered by travel insurance.
Mileage policies vary by location. For example, rent a car in Brussels and it includes limited mileage, whereas a rental in Lisbon includes unlimited mileage.
You’ll pay more by dropping off the vehicle at a different location. These prices increase as you get further away from the original destination.
You always save money by booking in advance — that’s also how you get the best deals. However, the real money-saving comes into play when you’ve read the terms and conditions, and are aware of after-the-fact surcharges, such as using an electronic-only toll road, or crossing an international border without signing a waiver.
Cancellation more than 24 hours prior to the rental pick-up will be fully refunded. Cancel within 24 hours of the pick-up, you’ll pay for a non-refundable deposit and an applicable cancellation fee. In the event of a no-show, you’ll be billed for the entire rental amount — minus mileage that you didn’t use.