The best Travel APIs (discover & contribute)

APIs and data feeds are the lifeblood of the travel industry. They power everything from selling flight tickets to beautiful map-based travel guides.

Think about it. It’s amazing that entrepreneurs can make use of all the existing infrastructure and data to build exciting new things on top of it. Want to build an recommendation engine for worldwide spontaneous trips, combining flight ticket prices and weather data? Not a problem.

This is why we want to start a collection of great travel APIs to work with. The following list is certainly missing a ton of interesting services, so please drop us a line, if you know of other exciting APIs. The only two requirements are that the API is related to the realm of travel and somewhat universal (public transportation data for an individual city is great but not for this list).

Accommodation

HotelsCombined Data Feeds
Hotel meta search (price comparison) data

Expedia Affiliate Network API
Full-stack hotel search and booking API

Olery Hotel Review Data API
Access to data about hotel quality & perfromance extracted from online reviews published on various booking sites

TripAdvisor Content API
Tripadvisor listings, ratings and (limited) reviews  for approved consumer-facing sites/apps

HomeAway Platform
Access to more than 1 millions vacation rental listings

Zilyo RESTful API
Bundles listings from various vacation rental sites (AirBnB, HomeAway etc.)

ZUMATA Hotel Booking API
Aggregates hotel inventory from 60+ suppliers at makes it all bookable

Transportation

Skyscanner Affiliate API
Flight, car hire and hotel meta search (price comparison) API

FlightStats APIs
Everything about flights, airports, routes and schedules

Uber API
Integrate Uber in your application

Rome2rio API
Multi-modal (flight + bus + train etc.) travel search

WAYNAUT’s Wayfinder API
Another multi-modal transportation search provider

Wego Affiliate Network
Meta search for flights and hotels

Obviously there are also the APIs of the 3 major GDS’ Sabre, Amadeus and Travelport.

Mapping

ViaMichelin REST API
Maps, routing and geocoding

HERE APIs
Maps, routing, and places data from Nokia’s former mapping divison

Google Maps API
Google maps for your app or site

Factual Data API
Data on over 65 million local businesses and points of interests

SmartyStreets Address API
Address validation, autocomplete and geocoding

Location

Google Places API
Information about 100 million places

REST Countries
Information such as capital, currency and population per country

timezonedb
Time zone information based on the location

Numbeo.com API
Crowdsourced database with details about the cost of living, perceived safety and other topics for cities and countries worldwide

OpenWeatherMap API
Well, pretty obvious, right? Free tier!

Sunset and sunrise times API
Sunrise and sunset times – plain, simple and free

webcams.travel API
Access more than 50.000 outdoor webcams

izi.TRAVEL API
Provides access to a large collection of city and museum multimedia guides

Other

WorldMate API
Extracts travel data from confirmation emails of more than 1300 sources like airlines or hotel booking sites

allmyles API
Attempts to provide all “global bookable travel” content in one API, so far includes flights, hotels and car rentals

Travelpayouts API
Provides travel content (flights & hotels) in an affiliate model