Want to take a cheap trip or stuck for ideas? - This tool could come in handy

One of Ryanair's planes during takeoff.

One of Ryanair's planes during takeoff.

You would be forgiven for thinking that this blog is a Ryanair fan website. I’ve waxed lyrical over how good the budget airline is so far, and the great deals that they always have on offer and, briefly, the experiences that I’ve had with them.

Yes, this particular post will sing the praises of them once more, but it hasn’t all been positive reviews from me. In my last post, Five tips to make travelling more affordable, I slated their extra baggage costs.

It’s not that I am biased towards them, I just appreciate the value for money that they offer, and one of the aims of this blog is to make people aware of such savings.

Which brings me nicely to my next point.

So a couple of nights ago I was scrolling through my emails and came across one advertising a winter sale that the company were having, with seats available from as low as £10.

Of course, my interest was piqued, and within seconds I had clicked on the link which took me through to the Ryanair website. Unfortunately, it didn’t direct me to the sale itself but instead just sent me straight to the home page.

However, I wasn’t ready to give up. There were flights for as low as £20 return out there and I wanted to see the finer details. To achieve this I logged on to my laptop and accessed the full version of the new Ryanair website.

After a bit more scrolling, I came across this tool. The Ryanair fare finder.

As far as I am aware, they‘ve added this recently along with the installation of their new-look site. I don’t remember ever seeing it before because if I had done, then it would have been my home page for the last few months!

A screenshot of the Ryanair fare finder. It makes it easy to search multiple destinations at once, and list them in price order. You can also restrict searches to match  even the slightest of budgets.

A screenshot of the Ryanair fare finder. It makes it easy to search multiple destinations at once, and list them in price order. You can also restrict searches to match  even the slightest of budgets.

What it allows you to do it search flights from any airport, to any destination to match your budget. If you happen to be stuck for inspiration, you can bring up a list of different airports then find the lowest fares by scouring the monthly calendar.

Or if you are more bothered about sticking to a budget, you can select what your budget is and see what is on offer in your price range.

Surprisingly, quite a lot is available for around the £10 mark (each way), and they sometimes offer flights for even less. So it’s definitely worth a look.

So much so that within half an hour of playing around with it I’d already booked a return flight to Eindhoven in January (for the mega price of £20 – nothing more), then sorted somewhere out on Airbnb for the first time.

Even if you aren’t looking to go away right now, just check out the Ryanair fare finder and it might end up giving you a little inspiration.