Budget airline Ryanair has begun offering taxis, chauffeur, bus, coach and rail services through its Ryanair Transfers service.

The booking platform, powered by Car Trawler, went live today (Thursday, January 4) and is accessible via the carrier’s main website.

Customers can book ground transport options in 33 European countries via the platform.

Ryanair’s director of ancillary revenue, Greg O’Gorman, said: “This is the latest in a series of customer experience improvements under our ‘Always Getting Better’ programme.

“Ryanair customers already enjoy the lowest fares in Europe and this product will guarantee them the lowest ground transport prices as well.”

CarTrawler’s chief commercial officer, Aileen McCormack, said the move was a step towards Ryanair becoming the ‘Amazon of travel’.

She added: “We will now intelligently select and offer every mode of ground transport for every stage of the customer journey. This is another world’s first partnership between the largest airline website in the world, and the largest provider of business to business mobility services in the world.”