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Book plane tickets through Google Flights

When you use Google Flights to book plane tickets, you can get the best fares for where and when you want to travel. You can:

  • Book roundtrip, one-way and multi-city tickets
  • Use an interactive calendar and price graph to find the best fares
  • Filter your flight search by cabin class, airlines, and number of stops

Google Flights allows you to book flights from more than 300 airlines and online travel agencies with whom we have relationships. These relationships have no impact on the ranking of offers suggested to you. Google may be remunerated when users click on a specific flight booking option and are redirected to the company/agency's website.

Book your flights

  1. Go to Google Flights.
  2. Enter your departure city or airport and destination. Note: You can also find destinations by clicking on a popular destinations list or on a world map.
  3. At top, select your ticket type: one-way, roundtrip, or multi-city.
  4. At top, select the number of passengers and cabin class.
  5. Click the calendar to select your flight dates. You’ll see the lowest total price to fly for each day. Note: Flight prices are updated approximately once every 24 hours.
  6. Optional
    • To filter your results, click Stops, Airlines, Times, or More.
    • Click Sort by  to re-order the flights. You can show results by Best Flights (a default order based on price, length, time of day, and more), Price, Duration, and Departure Time.
  7. Choose a flight for each part of your trip.
  8. Choose how you’ll book the flight:
    • When you click Select for your ticket(s), you’ll usually be taken to the airline’s website or online travel agency to complete the transaction.
    • If you choose Book on Google, you can complete the transaction without leaving Google.
    • In some cases, you can book separate tickets for one trip.
  9. Once you’ve booked a flight, please contact the airline or online travel agent to confirm your booking, change it, cancel it or to resolve any issue that may arise.
    • For more information, please refer to the airline or online travel agent's terms and conditions on their site.

Note: If your flight can’t be booked online, we’ll explain how to book by phone.

Flight insights

After searching for your tickets, “Flight insights” gives you options to optimize your travel experience.
 

  Dates
Explore which travel dates have the best fares.
  Airports
Shows fares for alternative airports.
  Tips
See recommendations for cabin upgrades, travel guides, and more.
   Price graph
If your travel dates are flexible, explore fare trends by month or week.

Why some flights aren’t included

Google Flights uses over 300 partners (e.g. airlines, online travel agencies, aggregators) to display its offers. Not all airlines or available flights are included, as a partnership with Google is required. Some flights might not show up when:

  • The flights are sold out or unavailable.
  • The carrier hasn’t yet been added to Google Flights.

Booking separate tickets for one trip

Flights can be bought as separate tickets from one or more partners. This option might appear when it could save you money or opens more flight schedules.

If you see a notice that both tickets can be bought in a single transaction from an online travel agency, click the link to visit their website. If your tickets must be bought separately:

  1. Visit the first airline or online travel agency’s website.
  2. Double-check the price, and buy your first ticket.
  3. Immediately visit the next airline’s on travel agency’s website, and buy the second ticket, to make sure your second ticket is still available. If your second ticket can’t be bought, in the United States you can call the airline to take advantage of 24-hour refund policies to refund the first ticket.

    Notes:
  • If you need to make changes, you might be charged a change fee for each ticket.
  • Each airline has different baggage rules and fees.
  • Buying separate tickets from different airlines may require claiming and rechecking baggage, which takes additional time, so plan accordingly.
  • If your outbound trip is delayed, for example in the case of a layover or multi-city trip, you might miss your second trip. To find out your options, contact the airline.

About baggage fees, prices, and more

The price shown is only for the passenger air transport service itself, and includes VAT/GST and airport taxes. Additional fees may apply (baggage, credit card, etc.). The fees may vary depending on the airline or online travel agency option chosen.

Specific/additional insurances and/or commercial warranties may be offered by the carriers. For more information, please visit the carrier’s website.

 

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