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A side-by-side comparison of Skyscanner and Hipmunk API on RapidAPI.
Learn which travel API is best for you to enrich your website, software, or mobile application with flight, hotel, and car rental data to help find your users find the best possible deal.
|Official API?||Yes||No||The Skyscanner API is officially listed by Skyscanner, while the Hipmunk API on RapidAPI is an unofficial API.|
|API Name||Skyscanner Flight Search||Hipmunk|
|Search Flights||Yes||Yes||Both Skyscanner and Hipmunk API can poll sessions and search flights.|
|Cars||Yes (Separate API: Skyscanner Car Hire Live Prices)||Yes||Skyscanner has a Car Search API functionality, but Hipmunk does not.|
|Location Search||Yes||Yes||Both Skyscanner and Hipmunk can perform a location search.|
|Popularity Score||9.9/10||8.7/10||Skyscanner is a more popular API than Hipmunk on the RapidAPI platform.|
|Latency||270ms||3421ms||Skyscanner has a shorter latency versus Hipmunk|
|Success Rate||38%||97%||Hipmunk has a higher API success rate than Skyscanner.|
|Created by||Skyscanner||API Dojo||Browse other APIs built by Skyscanner and API Dojo.|
|Free||Yes||No, but freemium plan available||Only Skyscanner is completely free to use, while Hipmunk charges for high usage.|
|Pricing Type||Free||Freemium||Skyscanner offers a free API plan, while Hipmunk offers a freemium limited plan on RapidAPI.|
|Languages Available||Node.js, PHP, Python, Ruby, Objective-C, Java (Android), C# (.NET), cURL, RapidQL||Node.js, PHP, Python, Ruby, Objective-C, Java (Android), C# (.NET), cURL, RapidQL||Both Skyscanner and Hipmunk APIs are available in your favorite programming language.|
|Get Free API Key||Skyscanner Flight Search||Hipmunk||Get a free API key for either API on RapidAPI now!|
Both Skyscanner and Hipmunk are excellent travel and booking APIs to help search the cheapest flights and travel fares from ticketing agencies/travel agents, but one may be better than the other. While both APIs offer similar flight searching functionalities, developers tend to prefer Skyscanner over Hipmunk due to its latency and free plans (see popularity, latency scores above).
Which flight search engine is best?
This is very subjective by each user, but Skyscanner seems to be the preferred flight search API by RapidAPI users (versus Hipmunk).
Is it safe to book through Skyscanner?
Yes, Skyscanner is a trusted travel website and metasearch engine that launched in 2002.
How do you find the cheapest flights on Google Flights?
Google Flights API (QPX Express) is no longer available. You can search for the cheapest flights on APIs such as Skyscanner, Hipmunk, and other flight search APIs.
Do you agree with our verdict? Which API do you think is better? Let us know in the comments below.