Budget airlines are great to get you where you need to go on the cheap, and you’ll often pay for extras like checked bags, seat selection, and more. Two of the most popular airlines are Wizz Air and Ryanair. With similar amenities and costs, which is better? Let’s discuss.

Wizz Air

Wizz Air currently has more than 180 aircraft in its fleet, including its subsidiary airlines. They serve more than 194 destinations in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia. You are allowed one free cabin bag.

The prices vary, so you’ll need to check what it costs during the booking process, but it could run you up to €120, depending on the weight. Currently, they only offer one seat type, though if you’re looking for extra legroom, you can pay to secure the exit row.


Ryanair currently has more than 500 aircraft in its fleet, including its subsidiaries. They serve more than 222 destinations throughout Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. You are allowed one free cabin bag, and checked bags can cost you €60 or more depending on the weight.

Ryanair gives its customers two seat types to choose from economy and premium. Premium seats give passengers a little more legroom when they fly.


The fares and overall experience are comparable when you travel on Wizz Air and Ryanair, so it’s hard to tell which is the clear winner. It’s best to price out your trip to see which offers the best deal.


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