Skyscanner vs Expedia: Which is better?
We help you spot the difference between two of the biggest holiday price comparison sites.
We’re reader-supported and may be paid when you visit links to partner sites. We don’t compare all products in the market, but we’re working on it!
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|
|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||********|
More guides on Finder
Finder Daily Deals: The 5 best online deals in Australia today
Today's best Finder Daily deals include: 50% off car essentials at Catch, half-price meat thermometers, eBay Plus tech sale.
Best Ukuleles in Australia
These are the 6 best Ukuleles you can buy right now in Australia.
Best rum in Australia
These are the six best rums you can buy right now in Australia.
Best camera drones in Australia
These are the best camera-equipped drones you can buy right now in Australia.
Things to do on Boxing Day in Perth
Here are the top experiences you can book on Boxing Day to make the most of your day off. Plus, discover the restaurants, cafes and bars open, too.
Best carry-on luggage in Australia
These are the seven best carry-on bags you can buy right now in Australia.
Best foot massagers in Australia
From the best overall foot massager to the best budget foot massager, these are the seven best foot massagers you can buy in Australia right now.
Best tablets for kids in Australia
These are the best tablets for kids you can buy right now in Australia.
Best rice cookers in Australia
We've found the best rice cookers so you can enjoy perfectly cooked rice every time.
Best carpet cleaners in Australia
We peruse reviews from real customers and compare key product features to find the best carpet cleaners you can buy right now in Australia.
Ask an Expert