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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, 8% potential price rise
Cheapest inSeptemberBest time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price£422Average for round-trip flights in June 2021
Round-trip from£275From London to India
One-way from£7One-way flight from London to India

COVID Restrictions

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Can I fly to India right now?

There are current restrictions for travel to India at this time. These restrictions are for the safety of India citizens and travellers alike and are as follows: India has suspended all flights into the country until at least May 31, 2020. Certain categories of Indian nationals and residents may enter the country on repatriation flights arranged by Ministry of Civil Aviation. Other exceptions exist for air cargo flights that carry goods for trade or essential goods and supplies, and their crew members, helpers, cleaners, etc. All travelers are required to undergo mandatory quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in India.. If you must travel during this time and are allowed to based on current restrictions, please stay informed about updated travel safety tips.

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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
£418
February
£411
March
£403
April
£428
May
£414
June
£461
July
£547
August
£427
September
£391
October
£400
November
£425
December
£514
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to India is September. The most expensive month for flights is July. 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.
LON - DEL
Price
£391 - £729
DEL
Temperature
20 - 40 °C
DEL
Rainfall
4 - 201 mm

Peak season:

The popular seasons vary quite a lot depending on where exactly in India you want to visit. Typically the peak seasons run from June to September so you’ll need to book your flights to India in advance to make a saving. Goa for example sees sunshine almost every day of the year and cheap flight tickets aren’t common. You’ll need to decide on where you want to go and then try to find cheap flights to India. Festivals are common in India too so check your dates to see if they coincide with any as the flight tickets will be more expensive.

Off Season:

The monsoon season is normally the off season and the cheapest flights to India are easier to find. Again it depends on where in the country you are going but tourists are starting to flock into the country during the monsoon season to experience the extreme weather. December to February are the coolest months of the year in most areas but the climate is varied depending on the area. Book your flights to India in advance and once you’ve decided on your location have a look to see what the winter months are to see when it best to book.

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

You can find cheap flights to India in the winter months and monsoon periods. You’ll have to research exactly when that is depending where you are going, for example in Goa the monsoon season can last from June until September whereas in other areas it can last from October to November so plan your trip accordingly to avoid this season if you are hoping for dry, sunny weather. Checking when festivals are on is a wise idea too as they will increase the cost of flight tickets and make cheap flights to India hard to find. If you can be flexible with your dates and your location then you can find the cheapest flights to India, just make sure to secure your flight tickets at least 3 or 4 months in advance.

Which day is cheapest to fly to India?

At the moment, Monday is the most economical day to take a flight to India. Friday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to India?

India flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight in the afternoon. Booking a flight in the evening will likely mean higher prices.

How long is the flight to India?

Flights from London to Goa: 13 hours 30 minutes

Flights from Manchester to Mumbai: 8 hours 50 minutes

Flights from Birmingham to New Delhi: 7 hours 55 minutes

Flights from Glasgow to Goa: 15 hours 45 minutes

Which airlines operate flights to India?

The airlines that operate flights to India depend on exactly where you want to go in the country but the main ones are Jet Airways, Air India, Virgin Atlantic and British Airways. Which airline provides the cheapest flights to India depend on the dates and if any festivals are happening so once you’ve settled on a date compare a few airlines and see which appeals most to you. British Airways offer complimentary food and drinks on all of their flights so they could be a good choice but the prices will vary a lot.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Goa Airport:

Most high-standard hotels provide airport transfers to and from the airport so check with your hotel before booking to see if this is included. Failing that your best option is a pre-paid taxi booth outside of the airport. Make sure to use the pre-paid booth to avoid being ripped off. You can get buses to the city centre but they are very irregular and always overcrowded making the journey extremely uncomfortable. There is also a train station 1km out of the airport, so this is an option if your hotel doesn’t offer you a free transfer and the price of a taxi puts you off.

New Delhi Airport:

The easiest and most convenient method of transport is to jump on the new airport express. It runs from 04:30am until 11:30pm and takes around 25 minutes to get into the heart of the city. You can also opt for a taxi from outside of the airport although it will cost you a lot more and take longer. Taxis can be a good option though if you have a lot of baggage or if there are a few of you to split the fare.

Mumbai Airport:

Taxis are your best option to get into the city. Make sure to pick a pre-paid taxi though as opposed to the metered ones to make sure you don’t end up paying a lot more than you need to. Bus services are available but they aren’t direct. There are routes that take you to the train station although it is quite simply easier to jump into a pre-paid taxi. There are trains available and they are the quickest way to get you into the city however you’ll need to get a bus to the train station beforehand.

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How popular are flights to India this year?

India has seen a 80% decrease in demand for flights to the country compared to last year.

Cheap flights to India in June, July 2021

The best prices found for DEL flights for June, July
2 Jul - 4 Jul
£291pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
DEL
New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl
DEL
New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
8 Jul - 22 Jul
£296pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
DEL
New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl
DEL
New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
16 Jul - 22 Jul
£301pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
BOM
Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl
BOM
Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow

India 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to India found for this year
5 Nov - 25 Nov
£272pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
DEL
New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl
DEL
New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
13 Nov - 26 Nov
£275pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
DEL
New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl
DEL
New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
28 Aug - 31 Oct
£281pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
DEL
New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl
DEL
New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow

Last minute flights to India

Late deals on return flights to India, departing today and this week
26 Jun - 25 Jul
£353pp
STN
London Stansted
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
BOM
Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl
BOM
Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
STN
London Stansted
25 Jun - 11 Jul
£363pp
STN
London Stansted
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
DEL
New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl
DEL
New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
STN
London Stansted
26 Jun - 25 Jul
£367pp
STN
London Stansted
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
BOM
Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl
BOM
Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
STN
London Stansted

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