5) How old do children need to be to travel alone?

Package Holidays

Passengers need to be at least 18 years old to be able to go on a package holiday independently.

Flight only bookings

Children under 14 years old who are travelling on a TUI flight-only booking must be accompanied by another passenger aged 16 or over, who is travelling on the same booking reference.

Children aged 14 or 15 can travel alone on TUI, as long as they don't need assistance. That said, we recommend that they be accompanied to the check-in desk by a parent or legal guardian. We'd also advise that the parent or guardian stays at the airport until the flight has departed. 

To book a flight seat for someone between the ages of 14 and 17, a parent or guardian over the age of 18 would need to call us on 1850 946 164.

Other airlines may differ, so we would ask you to call us in the Contact Centre just to check requirements and age limits. Some countries have specific requirements for children travelling alone, so we would recommend that you check with the embassy of the country to which you intend travelling.