Cheap flights to India for 2022

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India conjures up a variety of images, from the Taj Mahal and jungle wildlife, to cities bustling with delicious food.

There are plenty of flight deals to India all year round, so you can explore the beaches in the south, the hiking opportunities around the Himalayas and the Ganges Range in the north.

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Frequently asked questions about flights to India

How much is a flight to India from Australia?

It costs $782 on average to fly to India from Australia, according to March 2022 data from Cheapflights.

When is the cheapest time to fly to India?

The cheapest time to fly to New Dehli's Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) is in May when flights are 20% less expensive according to KAYAK's India pricing data.

For Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (BOM) the cheapest time to fly is in August with flights being 17% less expensive than average.

The high-season and most expensive time to fly to both cities is in December. While it's outside of the cheapest period we think October to March is the best time to visit, outside of monsoon season.

Cheapest months to fly:

May

Priciest months to fly:

December

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. Booking 5 months in advance can still save you up to 14%.

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 6 December or earlier, you'll score a major deal. For your return, book a flight that takes off on 29, 30 or even 31 December 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 just after New Year's Day.

How long does it take to fly to India?

  • Melbourne: Approximately 15 hours, 25 minutes with a stopover
  • Sydney: Approximately 12 hours, 25 minutes direct
  • Perth: Approximately 12 hours, 25 minutes with a stopover
  • Brisbane: Approximately 14 hours, 30 minutes with a stopover
  • Melbourne: Approximately 14 hours, 30 minutes with a stopover
  • Sydney: Approximately 14 hours, 30 minutes with a stopover
  • Perth: Approximately 11 hours, 55 minutes with a stopover
  • Brisbane: Approximately 15 hours, 10 minutes with a stopover

Which airlines fly to India from Australia?

Only Qantas and Air India offer direct flights to New Delhi. There are no direct flights from Australia to Mumbai.

Other airlines that fly to India with a stopover include:

What's the best airline to fly to India?

  • Best for price: Budget airlines like Scoot often have the cheapest flights to India.
  • Best for extra inclusions: Full-service airlines like Qantas and Singapore AIrlines will provide the most comfort when flying to India.
  • Best for frequent flyer rewards: Qantas has the best frequent flyer rewards program for travellers flying to India.

How many points do I need to fly to India?

Departure CityPoints required for a return Qantas economy class flight
Sydney75,200
Melbourne75,200
Perth83,800
Brisbane79,200
Adelaide75,200
Departure CityPoints required for a return Qantas economy class flight
Sydney90,000
Melbourne90,000
PerthN/A
Brisbane110,000
AdelaideN/A

Want to earn a free flight to India?

These frequent flyer credit card offers can give you more than enough bonus points for a complimentary flight (minus applicable taxes) to Delhi (DEL) from major cities across Australia.

NAB Qantas Rewards Signature Card

Up to 120,000 bonus Qantas Points
Discounted $295 first year annual fee

Offer may be withdrawn at any time

Eligibility criteria, terms and conditions, fees and charges apply

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American Express Velocity Platinum Card

Receive 120,000 bonus Velocity Points

Offer ends 31 May 2022

Eligibility criteria, terms and conditions, fees and charges apply

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How far in advance should I book my flights to India?

KAYAK pricing data for India suggests you should book flights to New Delhi at least 3 months out for the cheapest price while you can get the cheapest price 1 month out if travelling to Mumbai.


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