Budget Airlines of Europe
Spirit, Southwest, Jet Blue and Go Airlines have nothing on the European budget airlines. Flying in Europe is as cheap as hailing a cab to take you to your local downtown spot. But you need to make sure you do your research beforehand. Some of the budget airlines of Europe thrive based on hidden fees. Do your research before you go! Read more about how to get flights in Europe for as low as $20 one way.
Ryanair is Europe’s ultra-low cost carrier operating more than 1,600 daily flights (over 500,000 per year) connecting 180 destinations in 29 countries. When choosing this airline make sure you are aware of all the fee’s. If you do not print out your boarding pass you will be charged a hefty fee. You will also be charged for any carry-on or checked baggage. As you are booking your ticket online make sure you uncheck all their offers and pay very close attention to what you are paying for. If you are alert and aware you will walk away with a cheap ticket to your next destination.
Whether you are looking to explore Europe and discover all the amazing cities and sites, or simply catching up with long distance friends and family relatives, Easy Jet can get you there on a budget. They operate out some Europe’s biggest hubs, including London Gatwick, Madrid and both Paris Charles De Gaulle and Paris Orly, with connections to all 4 corners of Europe and beyond including: London, Rome, Barcelona , Amsterdam, Paris and many more!
Although there are a few hidden fee’s they are no where near as extreme as Ryan Air. Just make sure you have all the information you need before arriving to the check-in.
Remember to get your passport for this trip. If you need a passport within 24 hours, Fastport Passport can help you out. They’ve been helping Euro travelers for over ten years, so you can trust them to help you make your trip happen.
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Budget Airlines of Europe
This chart is a comprehensive list of Budget Airlines in Europe, via the world’s most helpful traveler, Rick Steves.
|Airline||Airport City Hub|
|Aer Lingus||Dublin, Shannon, Cork, Belfast|
|airberlin||Multiple German cities|
|Air One||Milan, Venice, Pisa|
|Blue Air||Bucharest, Bacău (Romania)|
|CityJet||London City Airport|
|Condor||Multiple German cities|
|Darwin Airline||Geneva, Lugano|
|easyJet||London, Milan, Berlin, Paris, Liverpool, Geneva, Basel, Nice, Toulouse, Edinburgh, Madrid, and more|
|Flybe||Manchester, Newquay, Exeter, Southampton, London (southern England); Jersey, Guernsey (Channel Islands)|
|Germanwings||Multiple German cities|
|Helvetic Airways||Zürich, Bern|
|Jet2||Multiple British cities|
|Jetairfly||Brussels, Liège, Ostend (Belgium)|
|Meridiana||Olbia, Cagliari (Sardinia); Rome and other Italian cities|
|Monarch Airlines||Multiple British cities|
|Norwegian||Oslo, Bergen, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Alicante, and London|
|Pegasus Airlines||Istanbul, Antalya (Turkey)|
|Ryanair||London, Dublin, and several other cities|
|SmartWings||Prague, Ostrava (Czech Republic)|
|Thomsonfly||Connects various British cities to Mediterranean resorts|
|Transavia||Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Eindhoven|
|TUIfly||Multiple German cities|
|Vueling||Multiple Spanish cities, Amsterdam, Florence, Rome|
|Wizz Air||Budapest and many other Eastern European cities|