Budget Airlines in Europe
Europe was already known for its fantastic network of train and bus routes. And now it has the world’s largest collection of cheap budget airlines. Finding inexpensive flights throughout Europe — and neighboring countries — has never been easier.
Here’s a list of Europe’s biggest budget airlines. There is no central booking website or company so purchasing tickets will involve visiting each individual website of the airlines you wish to fly with.
Low Cost Carriers in Europe
Ryanair (route map) — Flights all over western and southern Europe including its major hubs London, Dublin, Frankfurt, Paris, Madrid and Rome.
EasyJet (route map) — Flights throughout Europe (more flights to eastern Europe and Greece than Ryanair) as well as Turkey, Israel, Egypt and Morocco.
Air Berlin (route map) — Flights throughout Europe and limited service to destinations in Asia, Africa, North America and the Caribbean.
Air Baltic (route map) — Flights from Riga, Latvia to cities in Europe, Asia and North America.
Wizzair (route map) — Flights throughout Europe with most route between western European hubs and eastern European destinations.
BMI Baby (route map) — Flights to western and southern Europe, primarily from it’s 4 bases in Birmingham, Cardiff, Manchester and East Midlands.
FlyBe (route map) — Flights throughout western Europe — primarily France, Germany and Spain — from their base in Britain.
jet2 (route map) — Flights to France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Greece, Turkey, Israel, Morocco and several more neighboring countries, from its bases at Manchester, Belfast, Blackpool, Edinburgh, East Midlands, Leeds Bradford and Newcastle.
Monarch (route map) — Flights from London Gatwick, London Luton, Birmingham, and Manchester to holiday resorts along the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands.
FlyThomasCook (route map) — Flights around the world from the British Ilses (primarily vacation get aways along the Mediterranean.)
Thomson Flights (route map) — Flights from Britain to southern Europe and north Africa, as well as the Caribbean, Male, Mombasa, Goa, and Florida.
Lauda Air (route map) — Based in Vienna, with flights from Austria to Greece, the Canary Islands and a handful of other european destinations.
NIKI (route map) — Based in Germany with a large number of routes all over Europe and the rest of the world.
SmartWings (route map) — Based in Prague with flights to holiday destinations primarily in Greece, Italy, Turkey and Spain.
Condor — Based in Germany with flights to the Mediterranean, Asia, Africa, North America and the Caribbean.
Germanwings (route map) — Flights throughout Europe, Turkey, Israel and the Canary Islands.
TUI Fly (route map) — Based in Germany with flights throughout Europe, North Africa, South Africa, Thailand, the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean.
Danube Wings (route map) — Based in Bratislava with scheduled regular flights to Italy, Austria, and Croatia and summer charter flights to Greece, Bulgaria, Romania and Croatia as well.
Helvetic (flight timetable) — Flights between Zürich and Spain, Italy, Morocco and Portugal.
FlyBaboo (route map) — Flights from Geneva to London, Rome, Venice, Florence, Lugano, Figari, Marseille, Milan, Bordeaux, Biarritz, Toulouse, Athens, Larnaca, Ibiza, Valencia, St-Tropez, and Nice; and between Zürich and Bucharest.
Brussels Airlines — Routes to over 65 cities in 20 countries in Europe as well as flights to several destinations in Africa.
L’avion — Transatlantic flights between New York (Newark airport) and Washington, DC in the U.S. and Paris, Lyon and Nantes in France.
Transavia (route map) — Based in Amsterdam with flights throughout Europe and North Africa.
Air Europa (route map) — Based in Madrid with flights to London, Paris, Venice, Rome, Milan, Tenerife and several more cities in North America, Central America, South America and north Africa.
Meridiana (route map) — Based in Cagliari, Milan and Rome with flights to London, Paris, Moscow, New York as well as mulitple cities in Italy, Greece, Spain, the rest of Europe and a handful of cities in Africa and Asia.
Wind-Jet (route map) — Based in Italy with flights to destinations in western and northern Europe.
Aegean Airlines (destinations) — Based in Greece with flights to Italy, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Germany and Cairo, Tel Aviv, Belgrade, Vienna, Brussels and Amsterdam.
Onur air (route map) — Flights from Istanbul to several cities in Turkey.
Blue1 (route map) — Based in Helsinki with flights to London, Paris, Nice, Rome, Milan, Brussels, Barcelona, Zürich, Berlin, Oslo, Stockholm and Athens as well as a several summer and winter seasonal destinations.
Icleand Express (route map) — Based in Reykjavik and offering flights to New York, Winnipeg and more than 20 destinations in Europe.
Norwegian (route map) — Based in 5 cities in Norway, as well as Copenhagen, Stockholm and Warsaw and offering flights through Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.
Cimber Sterling (route map) — Based in Denmark with routes to many destinations in south Europe and a few cities in Asia.
Atlas Jet (flight schedule) — Based in Turkey with flights to London, Manchester, Mykonos, and several other eastern European, Turkish and Middle Eastern destinations.