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

SkyscannerSkyscanner

Australia flights from $38 each way

Available on select flights in 2021. Destinations include Sydney, Canberra, Hobart, Gold Coast, Newcastle, Ballina, Brisbane, Cairns, Townsville and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-Adelaide with Jetstar. 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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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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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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Emirates flights from $1,199 each way

Available on flights from January - March 2021. Destinations include Dubai, London, Johannesburg and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Dublin. T&Cs apply.

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Popular Skyscanner coupon codes

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13 Jan 2021 Australia flights from $38 each way ********
12 Jan 2021 Air Canada flights from $1,815 each way ********
12 Jan 2021 Flights to Malaysia from $367 return ********
12 Jan 2021 Flights to USA from $412 return ********
12 Jan 2021 Flights to New Zealand from $265 return ********

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