Cheap Flights to Delhi

Delhi overview

When is the best time to fly to Delhi?

Peak season:

Travellers that book cheap flights to Delhi will be captivated, and probably somewhat overwhelmed, by India’s capital, and second most populous city. Inhabited since the 6th century BC Delhi is split into the old and the new. Old Delhi is the chaotic, crowded symbolic heart with a tangle of streets, bustling bazaars and spiritual temples. While New Delhi’s wide tree­lined boulevards are the result of colonial­era town planning and houses the official seat of government. This collision of new and old, planned and organic is what gives Delhi its energy and, many Indians believe, its soul. Spring (February to April) and autumn (October to November) are the peak times for visitors to take flights to Delhi. This is when the weather is optimal for sightseeing with temperatures averaging 18C ­- 22C and the humidity is lower. Winter (December to January) is also a great time with hardly any rainfall and afternoon temperatures of around 20C. It does get chilly in the mornings and evenings so layers are recommended.

Off season:

Between April and June, the summer temperatures can reach up to 45C putting off all but the staunchest of tourists. The monsoon (July to mid­-September) can make for a wet visit but photography wise it will produce some stunning images. Look out for the cheapest flights to Delhi during this period.

When is the best time to book a flight to Delhi?

October through March is the best time to book your flights to Delhi. Spring is a great time for walking tours and viewing landmarks such as the Red Fort and the Lotus Temple. Visit Delhi in autumn for a number of film, drama, music and literature festivals. If you plan to visit in October for Diwali, the festival of lights, be sure to book your flight tickets and accommodation well in advance, this is the country’s most significant celebration of the year.

How long is the flight to Delhi?

Flights from Sydney to Delhi: 13 hours 05 minutes.

Flights from Melbourne to Delhi: 12 hours 40 minutes.

Flights from Brisbane to Delhi: 15 hours 10 minutes.

Flights from Perth to Delhi: 13 hours 25 minutes.

Which airlines operate flights to Delhi?

Air India the national carrier operates flights to Delhi from Australian destinations. Thai Airways, AirAsia, Cathay Pacific, China Southern Airlines and Singapore Airlines also fly this route at a reasonable cost. If you’re flexible on dates it pays to shop around for the best deal to get the cheapest flights to Delhi.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) is located 16 km from New Delhi city centre. A superfast airport express train connects passengers with the central part of New Delhi in less than 25 minutes. Tokens or a smart card can be purchased from the ticket counters at the stations. There are regular bus services between the airport and ISBT (Kashmiri Gate). Taxis are available outside the Arrivals area at Terminal 3.

Delhi insider information

  • Amongst the liveliness of Delhi, rumor has it that for a long time it’s been the home of spirits, Djins and hidden secrets. Just a four hour drive from the city will lead you to Bhangarh Fort, Rajasthan which has one of the most creepiest tours.
  • A city after our own hearts when it comes to food. The delicious regional foods across India can be found right here in Delhi - from Butter Chicken and kebabs to Biryani and Momos! You can try street food, otherwise research safe restaurants online before your flights to Delhi.
  • The legal drinking age in Delhi is 25 and cocktails are what the young, moneyed folk, drink.
  • To see the city at its most colourful, fly to Delhi around Republic Day (January 26), Holi festival (festival of colour), Independence Day (August 15) or Gandhi Jayanti (Gandhi's birthday, October 2). Delhiites celebrate with speeches, military parades and great pomp.

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How much do things cost in Delhi?

Petrol (1 litre)
$ 1.41
1 km taxi journey
$ 0.21
Taxi - fixed fee
$ 1.02
1 hour taxi waiting fee
$ 1.22
Bottle of wine
$ 16.31
Loaf of white bread
$ 0.54
Large bottle of water
$ 0.59
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of jeans
$ 50.86
Pair of Nike shoes
$ 80.58
Cheap meal
$ 6.12
Small bottle of water (0.33 litre)
$ 0.32
$ 2.46
How much does a beer cost in Delhi?
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
$ 4
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
$ 2
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
$ 4
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
$ 2

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