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Flights to India in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 26% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 6% potential price drop
Average price$875Average for round-trip flights in April 2021
Round-trip from$1,012From Sydney to New Delhi
One-way from$880One-way flight from Sydney to New Delhi

Cheapest prices for India flights by month

The cheapest ticket to India found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
$837
February
$737
March
$730
April
$752
May
$744
June
$866
July
$824
August
$787
September
$805
October
$759
November
$767
December
$1,122
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to India is March. The most expensive month for flights is December. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to India?

Average New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
SYD - DEL
Price
$730 - $1,522
DEL
Temperature
20 - 40 °C
DEL
Rainfall
4 - 201 mm

Peak season

Generally winter (October to March) is the most popular time to book cheap flights to India as the cooler season is more comfortable for sightseeing. Be aware that this does vary from region to region, however. Temps average around 4C to 19C, occasionally falling to 0 degrees and possibly lower; frosts are common in some parts of the country during this season so make sure you pack some warm clothing just in case. The peak months for travel to India are the lead up to Christmas, January, February and also March for the Holi festival. So to secure deals on flights to India you should make your reservations well in advance.

Off Season

The summer season (April to August) is very hot and dry in India, with temperatures usually around 25C but reaching up to 43C in some southern cities in May and June. Due to these scorching high temperatures, people generally avoid booking flights to India during this time. The monsoon season typically runs between July and September, with southern India receiving the most rainfall. If you don’t mind the heat and the rain then this is a good time to pick up cheap flights to India.

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

The best time to visit India is during the cool, dry season between November and March, so book your cheap flights well in advance. Cities in the north such as Delhi, Agra, Varanasi and Jaipur are ideal for sightseeing at this time, while central and southern regions are also comfortable.

Which day is cheapest to fly to India?

The cheapest flights to India are usually found when departing on a Thursday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Saturday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to India?

To get the best value, try booking a flight at midday when visiting India. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the morning as these tend to have higher demand.

How long is the flight to India?

Flights from Sydney to India – 14 hrs 15 mins

Flights from Melbourne to India – 15 hrs 30 mins

Flights from Brisbane to India – 14 hrs 35 mins

Flights from Perth to India – 10 hrs 45 mins

Which airlines operate flights to India?

Air India, Air Asia, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern Air, China Southern, Jet Airways and Tiger Air all fly the Australia-India route. The cheapest flights to India are generally found flying from Sydney and Melbourne incorporating one stopover. Air India flies direct from Sydney to Delhi four times a week, and direct from Melbourne to Delhi three times a week.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Airports in Indian cities such as Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta and Agra are connected by rail networks. The train will be your quickest and most convenient way of getting into the the city centres. Other transport options are metered taxis and buses, note that buses can be very crowded.

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How popular are flights to India this year?

Flights to India have seen a 82% decrease in demand compared to the previous year.

Cheap flights to India in April, May 2021

The best prices found for DEL flights for April, May
3 May - 29 Jul
$1,466pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
DEL
New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl
DEL
New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
13 May - 9 Jul
$1,482pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
BOM
Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji
BOM
Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
13 May - 9 Jul
$1,488pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
BOM
Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji
BOM
Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

India 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to India found for this year
1 Nov - 30 Nov
$919pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
BOM
Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji
BOM
Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
1 Nov - 30 Nov
$972pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
BOM
Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji
BOM
Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
27 Aug - 21 Sep
$1,012pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Cathay Pacific
 
1 STOP
DEL
New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl
DEL
New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl
Cathay Pacific
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Last minute flights to India

Late deals on return flights to India, departing today and this week
21 Apr - 29 Apr
$3,972pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
DEL
New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl
DEL
New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
21 Apr - 29 Apr
$3,973pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
DEL
New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl
DEL
New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
21 Apr - 29 Apr
$6,550pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
DEL
New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl
DEL
New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Alternative, similarly priced destinations

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Popular regions to fly to in India

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