Skyscanner vs Traveloka: What’s the difference?
Delve into the similarities and differences between Skyscanner and Traveloka.
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Formed in 2004, Skyscanner is a veteran of the travel comparison industry. Launched in 2012, Traveloka may be younger but it’s still got credentials – despite being a start up it’s already worth more than a billion dollars.
So, apart from how long they’ve been established, how do the two companies differ?
Compare and contrast them below, in everything from value for money to customer service.
Skyscanner vs Traveloka
|What can I book?||Skyscanner offers a wider range of flights, but within its area Traveloka offers more types of products.|
|Can I price match?||No||Yes||Traveloka price matches.|
|Is there a payment plan?||No||Yes – Maybank 0% installment plan||Traveloka offers a payment plan.|
|Any booking fees?||No||No||Neither charges booking fees.|
|Is there online chat?||No||Yes||Traveloka has live chat.|
|Is there a loyalty scheme?||No||Yes||Traveloka members get perks like points.|
|What are my payment options?||Traveloka offers a wider range of ways to pay.|
|Can I book round-the-world fares?||No||No||Neither offers round-world-fares.|
|Can I book multi-city fares?||Yes||No||Skyscanner offers multi-city fares.|
|Any features to find the best price?||Deals newsletter, price alert emails and month-view of cheapest prices.||Price alerts, newsletter, promotions and date-based price comparison.||Both offer a variety of features to help you find the best price.|
|Book||Book with Skyscanner||Book with Traveloka||-|
Who offers the best price?
On a random date, the lowest price for a one way flight from Bangkok to Bali was listed as $173 on Skyscanner.
On the same date, the lowest price for a one way flight from Bangkok to Bali came out at 1,788,700RP ($169.75) on Traveloka.
In a like-for-like comparison, Traveloka listed a price that was just over $3 cheaper than Traveloka. What you need to consider however is that Traveloka doesn’t offer prices in AUD and while it doesn’t charge any transaction fees your bank may for the conversion which could even out the costs or even tip the scale in Skyscanner’s favour.
Which carrier offers flights for a wider range of airlines?
Skyscanner compares the prices of airlines across the world. Traveloka only offers flights from airlines that service Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Philippines, Australia and Cambodia.
Skyscanner offers more airlines worldwide, but Traveloka has great coverage in Asia and the Pacific area.
Any other differences worth noting?
Traveloka offers a "passenger quick pick" facility to members, which means you don’t have to input your travel document details every time you book a trip.
What are deals like?
Skyscanner doesn’t have a deals section on its website, as it pulls prices through from third parties.
Traveloka, meanwhile, runs regular deals on its promos page, like 100K RP off domestic flights, 15K RP train discounts, and 63% off hotel prices.
Traveloka offers more deals however this is also due to the fact that it is more a deals-based site whereas Skyscanner is an aggregator of fares.
Skyscanner and Traveloka deals and sales:
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