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A side-by-side comparison of Skyscanner and Kayak 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 Kayak API on RapidAPI is an unofficial API.|
|API Name||Skyscanner Flight Search||Kajak||The Skyscanner API is listed as "Skyscanner Flight Search API", while the unofficial API goes by "Kajak API".|
|Search Flights||Yes||Yes||Both Skyscanner and Kayak API can poll sessions and search flights.|
|Hotels||No||Yes||While the Kayak API can search hotels, the Skyscanner API cannot.|
|Cars||Yes (Separate API: Skyscanner Car Hire Live Prices)||Yes||Both Skyscanner and Kayak APIs offer car search and info, but Skyscanner's car functionality is separated from its flight search API.|
|Location Search||Yes||Yes||Both Skyscanner and Kayak can perform location search.|
|Popularity Score||9.9/10||9.2/10||Skyscanner is a more popular API than Kayak on the RapidAPI platform.|
|Latency||270ms||4298ms||Skyscanner has a smaller latency versus Kayak.|
|Success Rate||38%||96%||Kayak 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 Kayak charges for high usage.|
|Pricing Type||Free||Freemium||Skyscanner offers a free API plan, while Kayak 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 Kayak APIs are available in your favorite programming language.|
|Get Free API Key||Skyscanner Flight Search||Kayak||Get a free API key for either API on RapidAPI now!|
Both Skyscanner and Kayak 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 Kayak 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 Kayak).
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, Kayak, 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.