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Cheap Christmas flights to India

Experience a new culture this Christmas and fly to India for a unique and incredible holiday.

Choosing to fly somewhere that is not as popular for Christmas could cost you a lot less this holiday season.

Flights to India on average are cheap during the month of December which means you could sneak in a quick holiday or family reunion before or for Christmas.

We found the best days to fly and when you should book to guarantee plenty of savings.


Search for Christmas flights to India

Use the search engine below to compare flights to India over Christmas time on hundreds of booking sites and airlines.

Latest flight deals to India

International flights from $595 return with Thai Airways

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Valid for travel until 30 November 2018. Sample fare is Perth-Chiang Mai. Destinations include Bangkok, London, Rome, Oslo, Mumbai, Colombo, Kathmandu and more.

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India flights from $455 return with Malaysia Airlines

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Valid for travel from July - November 2018. Sample fare is Perth-Mumbai. Also departs to Mumbai from just $544 return.

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India flights from $427 return

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Valid for travel from 3 October - 30 November 2018 and 1 February - 31 March 2019. Sample fare is Perth-Delhi.

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Up to $1,000 flight voucher with tour bookings

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Valid on select dates from June - September 2018. Destinations include Egypt, Greece, Spain, Morocco, Russia, Nepal, India, Croatia and more. T&Cs apply.

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Asia flights from $723 return

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Valid for travel on select dates until March 2019. Sample fare is Perth-Beijing. Destinations include Japan, Korea, India and more.

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When’s the best time to book Christmas flights to India?

According to Skyscanner booking data the best time to book any long-haul flights from Australia is generally 38 weeks in advance (9.5 months). This is where you can reap savings of up to 36% compared to the median price of a flight to India throughout the year.

That being said you might still be able to jump on a last-minute sale window. This typically happens in the second week of November.

By booking your departure flight for 9 December or earlier, you’ll score a major deal. For your return, book a flight that takes off on 23 December or later, but not on 31 January to find reasonably priced fares. Prices spike for flights in the first week of January but if you plan on being in India for New Year’s you can still find cheap return flights on 2 and 6 of January which are the best prices of the month.


Tips and tricks to getting cheap Christmas flights to India

Here are the top tips that could help you save hundreds flying to India this year.

  • Don’t fly direct: Choose a longer trip and you can save yourself up to $600. Opt for the trip with a long layover or more stops and you can have some extra cash in your pocket. Of the all-inclusive carriers, Etihad Airways often has cheaper flights as its flights include multiple stops in Australia, Asia or the Middle East.
  • Fly into a different Indian city: Skip flying into popular cities such as Mumbai and Delhi and instead choose Tiruchirappalli or Chennai to save up to $165 on airlines such as Qantas, AirAsia and Scoot. Once in India hop on a flight to your desired destination on one of the country’s many budget airlines such as SpiceJet or GoAir.
  • Know when to fly: Use tools such as Skyscanner that show the cheapest days to fly into and out of India from your departure point.
  • Fly cheaper airlines: Choose an airline such as China Southern which flies direct to India for some extra savings or opt to fly into Asia on budget airlines such as AirAsia, Scoot or Tigerair.

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Stephanie Yip

Stephanie is the travel editor at finder.com.au. On top of being an avid traveller, she's an all-round bargain hunter. If there's a deal on hotels or a sale on flights, she'll know about it. And she'll let you know about it, too. Though probably not before she buys her own ticket.

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