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About Flights to India

Summary info about India flight prices, duration and airlines

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Best Round-Trip Price


Fastest flight time

29h 40m

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3 airlines
The best one-way flight price to India from United States in the last 72 hours is $302 (San Francisco to New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl).
The best round-trip flight price to India from United States in the last 72 hours is $603 (San Francisco to New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl).
The fastest flight to India from United States takes 29h 40m (San Francisco to New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl).
There are 3 airlines operating flights to India, including Singapore Airlines, Air India and SAUDIA.

India flights insights and trends

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How much are flights to India?

You can expect to spend an average of $2,819 for a flight to India. However, our users found flights to India for $12, which is the cheapest price we’ve seen in the past week. $27,961 per ticket tends to be the most expensive a flight to India will get, whereas anything for $2,733 or less is considered a good deal.
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What are the most popular cities to visit in India?

India is full of interesting cities to visit if you’re interested in touring the country. The majority of our users (576%) visit New Delhi more than other cities in the country, but other popular cities in India include Mumbai and Hyderabad.

How long is the flight from United States to India?

On average, it takes 20h 30m to fly from United States to India if you fly out of Los Angeles (the most popular airport in United States) and into New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl (the most popular airport in India). If you’re flying out of Miami and into New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl, then the flight time is around 18h 20m.

What airlines fly to India?

You can find flights to India from 40 airlines. If you’re unsure which to fly with, consider booking your flight with Qatar Airways, Air India or Emirates as these are the most popular among our users. Qatar Airways is the most favored with 20% of momondo travelers booking flights with this airline.

Popular cities and sights

Looking to visit India? Check out these cities and spend time seeing some of the most popular sights in the country

Cheapest flights to cities in India

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New Delhi

Useful information for your flight to India

Get up-to-date answers for some of the most frequently asked questions regarding flying to India

When visiting New Market in Kolkata, the closest airport is Kolkata Airport.

If you are looking to fly to India for less, look to airlines like Juneyao Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and Etihad Airways, with prices starting at $4, $13, and $18 respectively.

The best day of the week to fly to India is Wednesday due to prices being at their lowest. Flying out on a Tuesday should be a backup plan since this day tends to be less expensive as well. Friday, on the other hand, is the most expensive day to fly to India.

Recent flights found to popular cities in India

Find flights to these popular cities in India from your nearest airport.

Cheapest flight routes to India

These routes have the cheapest flights to India found by momondo users in United States
DepartingDestinationBest TimeBest Price
San FranciscoNew Delhi15h 55m$603
New YorkKochi20h 15m$615
New YorkHyderabad20h 00m$622
New YorkNew Delhi13h 50m$622
Washington, D.C.Mumbai16h 55m$629
New YorkAhmedabad19h 10m$633
Washington, D.C.Kochi18h 15m$634
New YorkKolkata19h 20m$638
New YorkChennai19h 50m$641
New YorkThiruvananthapuram18h 55m$645
New YorkBengaluru18h 55m$650
Washington, D.C.New Delhi13h 50m$656
New YorkMumbai14h 10m$669
San FranciscoMumbai17h 10m$678
San FranciscoBengaluru17h 55m$682
BostonNew Delhi16h 40m$682

Best things to do and see in India

The flight time from the United States to India will largely depend on your departure and arrival airports. Many airports in the US offer flights to India, and the three most popular are Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), and San Francisco International Airport (SFO). From these three airports, you can get flights to India’s three busiest airports in New Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru. The quickest flight from JFK to New Delhi Airport (DEL) will take just over 14h, while if you’re flying from SFO or ORD, expect to be in the air for at least 15 and a halfh. You will only get one-stop flights to Mumbai Airport (BOM), and the quickest from JFK takes about 18 and a halfh, while those from ORD and SFO take anywhere between 19 and 24h.

Yes, you can get cheap nonstop flights to India from most of the major airports in the US. JFK offers most nonstop flights to India for those on the east coast, and you can also get some from Newark International Airport (EWR). You can travel with Air India to New Delhi and Mumbai from JFK on these nonstop India flights. It is similar with EWR, with nonstop flights to New Delhi and Mumbai available. If you’re departing for Delhi from the west coast, SFO is the best option, with at least three daily flights to India offered by Air India, Lufthansa, and United Airlines. You can also get direct flights from SFO to Bengaluru, one of the most popular destinations in India. Direct flights from Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) to DEL take about 14 and a half hours without any stops. The last option is Chicago, and you can fly nonstop from ORD to Delhi and Hyderabad. The flight to Delhi takes around 14h, and to Hyderabad it takes about 16h.

The three most popular airports serving USA to India flights are John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK), Chicago International Airport (ORD), and San Francisco Airport (SFO). All three are hubs for international flights and are very busy. JFK is the busiest of the three airports, with the New York to New Delhi route being one the busiest, with around three weekly roundtrips. You can also catch a direct flight from JFK to Mumbai Airport (BOM). If you’re on the west coast, SFO would be more appropriate, and from SFO, you can catch a direct flight to New Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru. The other good option for flying to India from the USA is the O’Hare International Airport which has direct flights to New Delhi, Chennai, and Hyderabad.

There are several layover options for flights to India from the USA, the most common being Doha (DOH), Dubai (DXB), Milan (MXP), London (LHR), and Abu Dhabi (AUH). You can get anywhere from one to three layovers on your flight to India, increasing your flight time by anywhere from four up to nine hours. Unfortunately, there is no significant price drop for flights with layovers compared to those without, but flights with two layovers are a bit cheaper than those with one.

India is a big country with many places to visit, such as Chennai, New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Calcutta. However, with lots of transportation options, here’s a rough guide to getting around in India. Air travel is by far the quickest and easiest way of getting between cities in India. Plane tickets are cheap, and planes are faster than most means. However, if you wish to use ground transportation options, travel by train. Train travel will get you to most of the major cities, including Chennai, New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Calcutta, and you’ll get to see lots of sights along the way. Buses are the third option. There are certain areas, such as the Himalayas, where trains cannot access but buses can, and they travel more frequently in these areas. Moreover, it saves you the hassle of booking your ticket in advance, but services and prices can vary significantly. Taxis are great for movement within the cities but expensive for out-of-city travel. Finally, for the most convenient trip, consider taking rental cars.

Yes, any US citizen flying to India will need both a valid passport and the correct visa for your visit. Since you cannot get a visa on arrival, you should apply for one at the Indian Embassy or Consulate. You can get an Indian visa for around $86, including processing fees, and this type of visa takes about five days to process. You could also apply for the rush or super rush visas, which cost a bit more but are processed faster. The former costs about $116 and takes three days to process, while the latter will cost you around $151 and will take two days to process.

Popular routes landing in India

Compare flights to and from the nearest airports to discover the best prices and most convenient flight times
New York to New Delhi Flights
Fastest flight time13h 50m
Cheapest price$622
San Francisco to New Delhi Flights
Fastest flight time15h 55m
Cheapest price$603
New York to Mumbai Flights
Fastest flight time14h 10m
Cheapest price$669
New York to Ahmedabad Flights
Fastest flight time19h 10m
Cheapest price$633
San Francisco to Mumbai Flights
Fastest flight time17h 10m
Cheapest price$678
Dallas to Hyderabad Flights
Fastest flight time25h 08m
Cheapest price$876
Oakland, California to New Delhi Flights
Fastest flight time23h 40m
Cheapest price$1,254
San Jose to New Delhi Flights
Fastest flight time24h 35m
Cheapest price$1,054
Chicago to New Delhi Flights
Fastest flight time14h 15m
Cheapest price$720
Chicago to Ahmedabad Flights
Fastest flight time19h 40m
Cheapest price$747
Dallas to Mumbai Flights
Fastest flight time20h 45m
Cheapest price$879
New York to Hyderabad Flights
Fastest flight time20h 00m
Cheapest price$622
Seattle to New Delhi Flights
Fastest flight time19h 25m
Cheapest price$813
Dallas to New Delhi Flights
Fastest flight time21h 00m
Cheapest price$876
Washington, D.C. to Mumbai Flights
Fastest flight time16h 55m
Cheapest price$629
Washington, D.C. to New Delhi Flights
Fastest flight time13h 50m
Cheapest price$656
Washington, D.C. to Hyderabad Flights
Fastest flight time19h 50m
Cheapest price$731
Chicago to Mumbai Flights
Fastest flight time18h 45m
Cheapest price$740
Los Angeles to New Delhi Flights
Fastest flight time20h 30m
Cheapest price$766
Chicago to Hyderabad Flights
Fastest flight time19h 00m
Cheapest price$803

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