Skyscanner vs Hipmunk

Discover the similarities and differences between Skyscanner and Hipmunk.

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Travel comparison website Skyscanner is a household name, while not everyone knows about Hipmunk.

Apart from the fame factor, is there much that sets these two sites apart?

Find out how they compare and contrast here.

Skyscanner vs Hipmunk

FeatureSkyscannerHipmunkVerdict
What can I book?
  • Flights
  • Hotels
  • Car hire
  • Train tickets, through the app
  • Flights
  • Hotels
  • Cars
  • Trains
They offer a similar range of products.
Can I price match?No.No.Neither price match.
Is there lay-by or a payment plan?No.No.Neither offer their own payment plans.
Any booking fees?No.No.Neither charges booking fees.
Is there online chat?No.No.Neither offers online chat.
Is there a loyalty scheme?No.No.Neither offers a loyalty scheme.
What are my payment options?Payments vary depending on which third party Skyscanner directs you to.Payments vary depending on which third party Hipmunk directs you to.Both rely on third-party payment options.
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 trips.
Any features to find the best price?Month-in-view of cheapest prices, flight price change alerts to your email and the option to search fly "everywhere" for cheap flight inspiration.Deals page, flight price graph and fare alerts.Skyscanner has a few more tools to help you source a cheap fare.

Who offers the best price?

In a best-price test, the cheapest price for a one-way Sydney-to-London Heathrow flight was listed as $570 with Skyscanner.

The lowest price for the same route on the same day was listed as $606 on Hipmunk.

The verdict?:

In a like-for-like price test, Skyscanner came out cheaper, offering a flight $36 cheaper than Hipmunk. While this may not be a significant difference, it's worth scoping both out to see where the cheapest price lies before committing to your booking to save you that extra dosh.


Which offers a wider airlines selection?

Both airlines search a wide variety of airlines worldwide. For a numbers example, in a search for a Sydney-to-London flight, Hipmunk listed 805 flight options while Skyscanner listed 300.


Any other differences worth noting?

With Hipmunk you can integrate your calendar to get travel suggestions for the out-of-town events you plan on attending.


What are deals like?

Skyscanner does not have a dedicated deals section on its website but is reliant on you searching a specific destination or route, or searching for the best-priced fares from your destination. On the other hand, Hipmunk has a more dedicated deals page which showcases flight deals from regional airports.

The verdict?:

Hipmunk makes it easier to view deals than Skyscanner.


Top deals from Skyscanner and Hipmunk

Skyscanner Skyscanner

Australia-wide flights from $79 each way with Jetstar

Available on select dates from October 2020 - January 2021 to Adelaide, Uluru, Sunshine Coast, Darwin, Gold Coast, Cairns and more. Sample fare is Brisbane-Mackay. T&Cs apply.

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Greece flights from $1,206 return

Available on select dates from January - June 2021 to Athens, Crete, Santorini, Rhodes and more. Sample fare is Perth-Thessaloniki. T&Cs apply.

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London flights from $947 return

Available on select dates from January - September 2021. Sample fare departs from Perth with Philippine Airlines. T&Cs apply.

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USA flights from $419 return

Available on select dates from January - June 2021 to Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Honolulu with Jetstar. T&Cs apply.

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Canada flights from $940 return

Available on select dates from January - April 2021 to Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, Quebec, Ottawa and more. Sample fare is Perth-Vancouver with Philippine Airlines. T&Cs apply.

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Asia flights from $247 return

Available on select dates in 2021 to Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand and more. Sample fare is Perth-Bali with Jetstar and AirAsia. T&Cs apply.

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Bali flights from $247 return

Available on select dates from January - June 2021. Sample fare departs from Perth with Jetstar and Air Asia. T&Cs apply.

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New Zealand flights from $230 return

Available on select dates in 2021 to Christchurch, Wellington, Queenstown, Dunedin and more. Sample fare is Gold Coast-Auckland with Jetstar. T&Cs apply.

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Australia-wide flights from $89 each way

Available on flights from October 2020 - July 2021 with Virgin Australia. Destinations include Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Darwin, Gold Coast, Hobart, Broome, Canberra, Townsville and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Ballina.

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Western Australia flights from $199 return

Available on flights until 31 October 2020 to Broome, Perth and Kununurra with Virgin Australia. Sample fare is Broome-Perth.

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Popular Skyscanner coupon codes

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29 Sep 2020 Australia-wide flights from $79 each way with Jetstar ********
24 Sep 2020 Greece flights from $1,206 return ********
24 Sep 2020 London flights from $947 return ********
24 Sep 2020 USA flights from $419 return ********
24 Sep 2020 Canada flights from $940 return ********

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