Skyscanner vs Expedia: Which is better?
We help you spot the difference between two of the biggest holiday price comparison sites.
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Both Skyscanner and Expedia set customers up with holidays, but what are the differences between them?
We compare the two brands on everything from loyalty schemes to range of products.
Skyscanner vs Expedia
|What can I book?||Expedia offers a greater breadth of options.|
|Can I price match?||No.||No.||Neither price match.|
|Is there lay-by or a payment plan?||No.||No.||Neither offers payment plans.|
|Any booking fees?||No.||Yes, on some flight transactions.||Expedia charges some booking fees.|
|Is there online chat?||No.||No.||Neither offers online chat.|
|Is there a loyalty scheme?||No.||Yes. It's free to join Expedia Rewards.||Expedia offers a loyalty scheme.|
|What are my payment options?||Skyscanner does not take payments directly. It forwards you onto third-party sites, therefore options vary.||You can pay for products directly through Expedia.|
|Can I book round the world fares?||No.||No.||Neither offers round world fares.|
|Can I book multi-city fares?||Yes.||Yes.||Both offer multi-city fares.|
|Any features to find the best price?||Skyscanner gives you a few more tools to help you find the best deals.|
|Book||Take me to Skyscanner||Take me to Expedia||-|
Who offers the best price?
In a search for one-way flights between Sydney and Brisbane on a specific day, the lowest-priced flight listed on Skyscanner was $71. In the same search on Expedia, the lowest-priced flight also came out at $71.
Skyscanner and Expedia listed identical prices for flights on the same route but at different times of day.
Which offers a wider range of airlines?
Both offer a wide variety of airlines. On the Sydney to Brisbane route, both give customers four airlines to choose from.
What are deals like?
As Skyscanner is a travel search site, is pulls its prices from third-party websites for you to compare so deals are dependent on other websites. Expedia on the other hand is an online travel agent that lets you book flights and hotels through its service. It has relationships similar to your classic travel agent and at times can offer you better rates.
On top of your typical search, Expedia also has a dedicated deals page on its website. This section features last-minute offers, hotel rooms for $99 or less, stay-longer-and-save offers, and coupon codes for discounts on activities.
Expedia runs more deals and offers across a wider range of products.
Top Skyscanner and Expedia deals:
Popular Skyscanner coupon codes
|Last checked||Code description||Code|
|22 Oct 2020||Virgin Australia sale: Australia-wide flights from $69 each way||********|
|9 Oct 2020||Up to 60% off Australia hotels||********|
|27 Aug 2020||Up to 32% off Australia getaways||********|
|20 Oct 2020||Australia stays from $62/night||********|
|20 Oct 2020||Domestic flights from $145 return||********|
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