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How to find cheap flights to India

Colorful cities, pristine beaches, stunning mountains: whatever you want to see or do in India, here's our top tips to doing it on the cheap, including how to find the best cheap flights to India out there.


Search for Cheap Flights to India 

A quick search for cheap flights to India can reveal all the best travel deals before you book your trip. If you are flying from the UAE, you can find cheap flights to India from Abu Dhabi, Dubai or Sharjah. Here are a few simple steps and answers to common FAQs to help you get the best deal.

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In a Skyscanner search you’re not just limited to booking direct with airlines, as we also compare the prices of Online Travel Agencies (OTAs). You will see the best deals for cheap flights to India. Search results will include all the major airlines operating in India – for example, Air India, Air India Express, SpiceJet and Jet Airways – and we’re also comparing dozens of Online Travel Agencies to find cheap flights to India.

How do I find cheap airline tickets to India?

The best way to get cheap flights to India is to be flexible with your dates.

If you want to book cheap flights to India but don’t mind when you fly, use the ‘Cheapest month’ selection when entering your departure dates into the Skyscanner search on your desktop or mobile. This way we show you all the available flight deals out there and you can simply pick the cheapest flights available to your chosen destination.

Choose 'cheapest month' when performing your flight search

What is the cheapest month to fly to India?

Our Best Time to Book guide will help you find the cheapest months to fly to India from the UAE.

We’ve looked at two years’ worth of Skyscanner data for travelers in the UAE to find out, on average, how far in advance you should book flights to get the best deals, and the cheapest months to fly.

Here are some examples of the cheapest month to fly to India:

  • Abu Dhabi to Chennai – February (book 5 weeks in advance)
  • Dubai to Hyderabad – October (book 2 weeks in advance)
  • Dubai to Goa – September (book 16 weeks in advance)
  • Sharjah to Kochi – October (book 2 weeks in advance)

To see the full list of ‘Best Time to Book’ data, click here.

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What is the best airline to fly to India?

You have lots of choice of airlines that fly to India from the UAE. Direct flights are available with airlines including Air India, Etihad Airways, flydubai, Emirates and IndiGo. Click here to see the full list.

Sign up to our Weekly Airline Deals

Each week we send out an email to our subscribers with details of some the best airline deals available to book that week. It might be a flight to Paris for a few hundred dirhams, or a seriously cheap flight to India. If you don’t want to miss a deal, sign up for the deals in your Skyscanner profile.

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Sign up for Price Alerts

If you’re looking for a flight but not yet ready to book, make sure you use the Skyscanner Price Alert feature. Once you’ve searched for your flight, click on the ‘Get Price Alerts’ button in the top left and simply type in your email address. If the price of the ticket goes up or down we’ll send you an alert to let you know. It means you’ll always be alerted if there’s a sudden drop in price for flights to India! Likewise, it could give you a head’s up if the price looks like it’s creeping up.

Sign up for price alerts to get alerts on cheap flights to India

Sign up for (more) newsletters

As well as the Skyscanner weekly airline deals newsletter, you could consider signing up to the newsletters of airlines directly. You will be in the know straight away when there’s a flight sale or even if they’re offering other free or best value perks, for example upgrading your ticket for a reduced rate.

*Updated September 2019. Prices and information correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change and/or availability.

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