Trivago Flights: Myth or Reality?


If you type the search term “Trivago flights” into a search engine, you’re going to get lots of results… but if you look closely, you’ll see that most of them have very little to do with Trivago at all.

Millions of travelers and people looking to go on vacation love Trivago.com to search for the absolute lowest price on a hotel room wherever they want to go. The “meta-search” function of Trivago solved a very real problem that people had when trying to find the best deal for a hotel room: you could go to 10 different discount sites, and get 10 different prices on the exact same hotel room. How can you possible know you’re getting the best deal?

So naturally, people want the same sort of low price guarantee that Trivago gives them on a hotel room on other parts of their travel plans: flights, car rentals, etc. Unfortunately, the idea of Trivago flights is a myth, at least for the foreseeable future.

trivago flights

Do Trivago flights exist?

Trivago was created specifically for hotel meta searches, and to this day, it can only be used to comparison shop for hotel rooms. There is no Trivago search engine for flights or airfare, or car rentals, or anything else. It’s a shame, but that’s the way it is.

And it appears that Trivago will be for hotels only for quite a while, and possibly forever. When discount travel giant Expedia acquired Trivago in 2013, they stated that there were no plans at that time to add a Trivago flight search, car rentals, or anything new.

Search results for Trivago flights

Interestingly, there is a website that claims to offer people “Trivago flights”. The website is called Travelado.com, and it owns most of the search results that pop up when you search for Trivago flights. It even has the exact phrase “Trivago flights” on its website, even though such a thing does not exist.

Apparently the website itself is a meta search engine for flights, hotels, car rentals, and other things; maybe it will be the next big thing, but frankly I find it a little suspicious that they throw the brand name Trivago around like that on their website when they don’t appear to be affiliated at all (they are not listed as a brand owned by Expedia).

So although Trivago flights are a myth for now, you can always move up the ladder. After all, you can still search for flights on Trivago’s parent company, Expedia, and other affiliated brands like Travelocity, Orbitz, and HotWire.