Skyscanner vs Webjet: A finder comparison

Compare and contrast Skyscanner and Webjet, before you book your next trip.

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Travel comparison site Skyscanner has its headquarters in Edinburgh, Scotland, while online travel agency Webjet is based in Melbourne.

Apart from location, how else do these companies differ?

We compare the two on everything from value for money to range of product.

Skyscanner vs Webjet

FeatureSkyscannerWebjetVerdict
What can I book?
  • Flights
  • Hotels
  • Car hire
  • Train tickets, through the app
  • Flights
  • Hotels
  • Car hire
  • Cruises
  • Tours
  • Motorhomes
  • Travel Insurance
Webjet offers more products than Skyscanner.
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.Webjet charges fees.
Is there online chat?No.Yes.Webjet 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.
  • Visa
  • Mastercard,
  • American Express,
  • Visa Debit,
  • Mastercard Debit
  • JCB
Customers can pay directly to Webjet.
Can I book round the world fares?No.No.Neither offers round-world fares.
Can I book multi-city fares?Yes.Yes.Both offers multi-city fares.
Any features to find the best price?Price alert emails, lowest fares of the month and choose to nominate "fly anywhere" to see what the best deals to any location are.Sales sections for flights, cruises, car hire, packages and more. Webjet also has an Webjet Exclusives section with bespoke holiday deals.Skyscanner has more intuitive tools for your travel booking.
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Who offers the best price?

We've checked both Skyscanner and Webjet for a one-way flight to London on the exact same date to see which site offers the lowest price.

The verdict:

When comparing prices, Skyscanner listed the lowest-priced flights. The cost was $24 cheaper.

With such a small margin of difference, it's worth checking both when searching for the best-priced flight. It is also worth noting that Webjet charges service fees where Skyscanner does not.


Which offers flights across a wider range of airlines?

Both Skyscanner and Webjet show fares from a wide variety of airlines. In a single search for Sydney to London flights Skyscanner came up with more than 300 flight options and Webjet listed 244.

The verdict?:

Both Skyscanner and Webjet feature flights across a long list of airlines, worldwide.


What are deals like?

Skyscanner's deals are dependent on deals offered directly with the airline or deals offered via third party website. On the website you can view cheap flights by map and see deals for travel in upcoming months.

Webjet has a specials page where it lists flight deals of the week. It also advertises sales on its home page. Unlike Skyscanner, its deals don’t depend on airline or third-party website offers so you could wind up with a cheaper flight than if you booked direct.

The verdict?:

While it's easier to access Webjet's deals it's worth scoping both sites out for who has the better price. Webjet also offers Webjet Exclusives holiday packages whereas Skyscanner does not, giving it a bit of edge for those who don't like to DIY.


Top Skyscanner and Webjet deals

Deal

Flights between NSW and Melbourne from $99 each way

Verified Yesterday Expires 25 Sep 2021
Available on select Qantas flights from January - March 2022. Destinations include Sydney, Newcastle, Coffs Harbour, Byron Bay, Merimbula and more.
Deal

Up to 50% off: Qantas flights from $70 each way

Expires 30 Nov 2021
Available on flights from October - November 2021 to destinations including Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Hobart, Adelaide, Hamilton Island, Cairns, Darwin, Broome and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-Launceston.
Deal

Up to 50% off: Flights with Jetstar from $32 each way

Expires 30 Nov 2021
Available on flights until 30 November 2021. Destinations include Launceston, Sydney, Sunshine Coast, Hobart, Townsville, Darwin, Newcastle, Uluru and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-Adelaide.
Deal

Hong Kong flights from $1,065 return

Expires 28 Feb 2022
Available on Cathay Pacific flights until 28 February 2022. Sample fare is Perth-Hong Kong. Other flights depart from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and more.

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