I simply can not live without this transportation app especially in the planning stages of a trip. The app searches a purpose built, unique repository of train, bus, plane, taxi, ferry, walking and driving routes. Their repository is constantly expanding as they add new data from sources around the world.
Not sure how to get from Han Noi to Ha Long Bay via public transport?
Stuck on the border of some obscure country? As long as you have internet access this just might will get you out of having to sleep on a park bench and get you into some comfy digs on a bus, a boat or a train instead!
Love the romance of travelling by train or boat? Then you can not go past this comprehensive website. Where there’s a train there’s information about it including maps, timetables, cost and how to book tickets in any country in the world.
Why pay more than you need to on airfares? Cut costs and travel cheaper with Skyscanner’s search engines.
1. Travel at the cheapest times
The price of flights varies considerably depending on the month, day and even time of travel. Skyscanner lets you compare flight prices across a whole month or year meaning you’ll be able to see the cheapest days to fly, saving you heaps.
Avoiding the weekends can make a huge impact on the price of flights. Why not compare travel from a Tuesday to Tuesday rather than a Saturday to Saturday. Using Skyscanner’s handy search tool, you’ll be able to see a graph view of the cheapest days of the week to fly. Sign up for Skyscanner’s free Price Alerts emails to monitor the price of a flight you’re interested in.
2. Use Skyscanner’s ‘Everywhere’ tool to find the cheapest flights from any airport
Don’t mind where you go as long as you can get there cheaply? Then use Skyscanner’s ‘search everywhere’ option which lists the cheapest flights from your local airport in price order.
3. Travel in low season
If you can avoid it, don’t head to Australia for Christmas or to Spain just as school summer holidays begin. Travel off-season and you’re sure to find better bargains. Much of Europe still has beautiful weather come September, but with kids back at school, flights will be cheaper and your destination a lot less crowded.
4. Fly indirect
If money is more important than time, then consider a flight with a stop-over. Skyscanner allows you to search for indirect routes (as well as direct) which can be a much cheaper option.
5. Mix and match your flights
Using Skyscanner’s ‘flexible’ search tool allows you to mix and match your airlines to find the cheapest price, and the times that suit you best. You can save money by flying out and back with different airlines or from different airports.
6. Pre-book airport parking
If you need to leave your car at the airport for the duration of your trip, be sure to book your parking well in advance. Booking on the day or paying as you leave the parking lot is normally much more expensive.