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

FeatureSkyscannerExpediaVerdict
What can I book?
  • Flights
  • Hotels
  • Car hire
  • Train tickets, through the app
  • Flights
  • Hotels
  • Car hire
  • Activities
  • Cruises
  • Holiday rentals
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.
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Diners Club
  • Visa
  • PayPal
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?
  • Price alert emails
  • Month view of cheapest prices
  • Search everywhere function
  • Map featuring cheap flights to popular destinations and their prices
  • Deals page
  • "Shift your trip" flight-price detailing the cheapest flights on either side of your travel dates
Skyscanner gives you a few more tools to help you find the best deals.
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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.

The verdict:

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.

The verdict?:

Expedia runs more deals and offers across a wider range of products.


Top Skyscanner and Expedia deals:

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FLASH SALE

Jetstar sale: Australia-wide flights from $35 each way

Available on select flights from February - September 2021 to Launceston, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Cairns, Sydney, Uluru and more. Sample fare is Adelaide-Melbourne. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 20% off advance booking

Available on select stay dates when you book 60+ days in advance. Destinations include Brisbane, Cairns, Sydney, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Darwin and more. T&Cs apply.

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London flights from $1,081 return

Available on select flights in 2021 departing from Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne and more. Sample fare is Perth-London with Philippine Airlines. Other airlines include Cathay Pacific, Qatar Airways and more. T&Cs apply.

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Australia-wide flights from $65 return

Available on select flights in 2021 to Sydney, Hobart, Gold Coast, Canberra, Newcastle and more. Sample fare is Adelaide-Melbourne with Jetstar. Other airlines include Virgin Australia and Qantas. T&Cs apply.

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Air Canada flights from $1,815 each way

Available on select flights in 2021 to Toronto, Kelowna, Edmonton and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Vancouver. T&Cs apply.

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Flights to Malaysia from $367 return

Available on select flights in 2021. Sample fare is Perth-Kuala Lumpur.

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Flights to USA from $412 return

Available on select flights in 2021 to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, New York and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Honolulu with Jetstar.

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Flights to New Zealand from $265 return

Available on select flights in 2021 to Christchurch, Queenstown, Wellington and more. Sample fare is Gold Coast-Auckland with Jetstar. Other airlines include Air New Zealand from $555 and more.

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Singapore flights from $366 return

Available on select dates in 2021. Sample fare departs from Darwin with Jetstar. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 40% off Australia stays + free cancellations

Available on select travel dates to Broome, Mackay, Launceston, Darwin, Perth, Cairns, Sydney, Gold Coast and more. T&Cs apply.

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Auckland flights from $265 return

Available on select dates in 2021 to Christchurch, Wellington, Queenstown and more. Sample fare departs from Coast with Jetstar. Other airlines include Air New Zealand from $549 and more. T&Cs apply.

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Sunshine Coast flights from $199 each way

Available for travel until March 2021 with FlyPelican. Sample fare is from Newcastle. T&Cs apply.

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Australia holidays from $256

Available for travel on select 2021 dates. Includes accommodation and flights. Sample price is for a 2-night stay in Gold Coast. T&Cs apply.

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Flights to Greece from $1,402 return

Available on select travel dates in 2021. Sample fare is Sydney-Athens with All Nippon Airways. Other airlines include Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways and more. T&Cs apply.

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Coffs Harbour flights from $79 each way

Available on select dates in 2021. Sample fare departs from Sydney with Virgin Australia. Other airlines include Qantas from $149. T&Cs apply

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Canberra flights from $125 each way

Available on select dates in 2021. Sample fare departs from Sydney with Virgin Australia. Other airlines include Qantas from $193. T&Cs apply

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Gold Coast flights from $62 each way

Available on select dates in 2021. Sample fare departs from Sydney with Jetstar. Other airlines include Virgin Australia from $79 and more. T&Cs apply

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Sunshine Coast flights from $80 each way

Available on select dates in 2021. Sample fare departs from Sydney with Jetstar. Other airlines include Virgin Australia from $99. T&Cs apply

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Perth flights from $176 each way

Available on select dates in 2021. Sample fare departs from Sydney with Jetstar. Other airlines include Virgin Australia from $179 and more. T&Cs apply

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Newcastle flights from $84 each way

Available on select dates in 2021. Sample fare departs from Sydney with FlyPelican. T&Cs apply

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Greece flights from $1,247 return

Available on select travel dates to Santorini, Thessaloniki, Crete and more. Sample fare is Perth-Athens with Malindo Air and Turkish Airlines. Other Airlines include British Airways from $1,583, Qantas from $1,633 and more. T&Cs apply.

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Flights to India from $592 return

Available on select dates in 2021 to Kolkata, Hyderabad, New Delhi and more. Sample fare is Perth-Chennai. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 19% off Brisbane Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary holidays

Available on select travel dates when you book hotel and flights together. T&Cs apply.

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Australia stays from $62/night

Available on select stay dates in Sydney, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Adelaide and more. Sample stay is for North Ryde Guest House. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 35% off last minute deals

Available on select stay dates across Sydney, Gold Coast, Canberra, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Perth, Adelaide, Cairns and more. T&Cs apply.

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Things to do in Hunter Valley from $30

Available on select dates and activities like hop-on hop-off winery tour, scenic flight experience, hot air balloon flight and more.

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Up to 36% off Broome holidays

Available on select stay dates in 2020 and 2021. T&Cs apply.

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Christchurch stays from $121 for 2 nights

Available on select travel dates. Sample rate is for YMCA Christchurch Hostel. T&Cs apply.

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Wellington stays from $129 for 2 nights

Available on select travel dates. Sample rate is for Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers. T&Cs apply.

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Hunter Valley stays from $70/night

Available on select stay dates in 2020. Sample rate is for a stay at Hunter Valley Travellers Rest.

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Surfers Paradise stays from $58/night

Available on select stay dates in 2020. Sample rate is for a stay at Arrival Accommodation Centre.

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Byron Bay stays from $61/night

Available on select stay dates in 2020. Sample rate is for a stay at Nomads Byron Bay Hostel.

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Sunshine Coast stays from $65/night

Available on select stay dates in 2020. Sample rate is for a stay at Dolphins Beach House.

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Hobart stays from $79/night

Available on select stay dates in 2020. Sample rate is for a stay at Blue Hills Motel.

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Cairns stays from $38/night

Available on select stay dates in 2020. Sample rate is for a stay at Waterfront Backpackers Hostel.

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Perth stays from $55/night

Available on select stay dates in 2020. Sample rate is for a stay at Kangaroo Inn Hostel.

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Brisbane stays from $48/night

Available on select stay dates in 2020. Sample rate is for a stay at Yellow Submarine Backpackers.

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Gold Coast stays from $45/night

Available on select stay dates in 2020. Sample rate is for a stay at BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park.

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Sydney stays from $38/night

Available on select stay dates in 2020. Sample rate is for a stay at The George Street Hotel.

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Melbourne stays from $50/night

Available on select stay dates in 2020. Sample rate is for a stay at Great Southern Hotel Melbourne.

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Popular Skyscanner coupon codes

Last checked Code description Code
21 Jan 2021 Jetstar sale: Australia-wide flights from $35 each way ********
19 Nov 2020 Up to 20% off advance booking ********
25 Jan 2021 London flights from $1,081 return ********
25 Jan 2021 Australia-wide flights from $65 return ********
12 Jan 2021 Air Canada flights from $1,815 each way ********

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