How to Sync Your Airbnb and Calendars

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If you list your property on both Airbnb and, you can sync your calendars to help prevent multiple guests from booking the same dates on different platforms. Both Airbnb and use the same iCal calendar format, and can easily be synced with each other, and with other calendars like Google.

Follow this 2-part process to connect your and Airbnb iCal calendars.

Be aware that your calendars won’t sync immediately. Your and Airbnb calendars may take a few hours to update. If you want a real-time connection, you’ll need to use a channel manager.

Part 1: Import your Airbnb calendar into

Helpful Tip: Use a channel manager (like Lodgify) to easily sync all your booking calendars across multiple channels, including Airbnb, VRBO,, and others.

  1. Go to your Airbnb dashboard > Listings and select a listing
  2. Go to Pricing and availability > Calendar sync
  3. Click Export Calendar
  4. Copy the Airbnb calendar link/URL
Airbnb Dashboard - Booking Calendar Sync - Import/Export
In Airbnb, go to Host > Listing and scroll down to ‘Calendar Sync’
  1. In your account, click on the Calendar or Rates & Availability tab, and select Sync Calendars.
  2. Click on Add calendar connection.
  3. Paste your Airbnb calendar link into the field, give it a name, and then click Next step.

Part 2: Import your calendar into Airbnb

  1. Still in your account, click on Copy link to copy your iCal link.
  2. Go back to your Airbnb listing and under Sync Calendars, click Import Calendar.
  3. Paste your calendar link, name your calendar (e.g.,, and click Import Calendar.
Paste your calendar link, name your calendar, and click ‘Import Calendar’

In your account, you should now see your Airbnb calendar in your overview of connections. You’ll likely see the status as Activating while the connection is being set up. Once your calendars are synced, the status will change to OK.

And that’s it! Your calendar will now pull in bookings from Airbnb, and vice versa.

How to Avoid Double Bookings

Remember that your iCal calendars will not update immediately. Airbnb and calendars usually take a couple of hours to update. This leaves room for the possibility of double bookings.

Depending on how frequently you get bookings, the chances that two different guests will book the same dates within a few hours of each other may be relatively low.

But if you’re concerned about the possibility of double bookings, you do have a couple of options.

1. Manually Refresh Your Calendars

You can manually click the Update/Refresh buttons in your Airbnb or account whenever you get a new booking. Given that part of syncing your calendars is to avoid manually updating them, this isn’t the best solution. But if you’re available as booking notifications come in, this is something you could consider doing.

2. Use a Vacation Rental Channel Manager

The simplest and most effective way to avoid double bookings is to use a channel manager. Software platforms like Lodgify and others offer channel management features to keep all your channels (Airbnb,, VRBO, direct booking website, etc.) synced. Check out our post on the best vacation rental channel managers.

Make sure whatever channel manager you choose uses an API integration, rather than relying on iCal calendar sync (which is the process we covered in this post). Otherwise you’ll experience the same time delay.