Flights from London Heathrow to Delhi

Tips and tricks to help you find cheap flights from London Heathrow to Delhi

Favourite airline: Air India
40 % of flights booked on the route from London Heathrow to Delhi are booked with Air India, Etihad Airways and Gulf Air.
Air India
18 %
Etihad Airways
11 %
Gulf Air
11 %
Tip: book directly before departure
A good time to book a cheap flight on this route is directly on the day of departure.
0 days before departure
Cheapest weekday: Saturday
The cheapest ticket prices are available for flights departing on a Saturday.
Stopover flights are the cheapest connection
Compared to direct flights, flights with a stopover on this route are on average 20 % cheaper.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
08h 25min
28h 15min
33h 20min
Favourite connection: via Abu Dhabi
Flights with a stopover in Abu Dhabi are the most popular connection for this route.
1 stopover Abu Dhabi
23h 55min, from £486
16 %
1 stopover Bahrain
13h 35min, from £503
16 %
1 stopover Amsterdam Schiphol
12h 45min, from £473
11 %

Useful information about the flight from London Heathrow to Delhi

Delhi's fascination

You will be amazed at this city of contrasts; old and new, tranquil and chaotic. Food, commerce, history and wonderful architecture give Delhi a unique ambiance throughout the year.

Choosing the Right Time

The best time for Delhi is from October to March when temperatures are more comfortable for visitors and reach an October high of around 33°C dipping to a January high of 21°C. Rainfall during the winter months is low. All year markets abound from the ancient and rambling Chandni Chowk and Lajpat Nagar, offering wonderful Indian clothing and intricate henna decorations, to art and antiques in the Sunder Nagar. Delhi is famous for chaat - small delicious dishes from market stalls. Some of the best are found in Chandni Chowk in the old city. After shopping and food, relax in the beautiful, tranquil Lodi Gardens near Humayun's tomb. Wonderful Delhi monuments are many and include the Qutab Minar, built in 1206, the tallest brick minaret in the world. The Red Fort is a famed landmark and reminder of Delhi's Mughal emperors. Visit the sound and light show each evening. The Holi Spring Festival is a Hindu festival held in March. Dates vary according to the Hindu calendar.

Planning your Holiday

You need to obtain a visa from the Indian High Commission. Your passport needs two blank pages and to be valid for 180 days at least at the point when you apply. India is a budget travellers paradise, however quality electronic gear still costs about the same as in the UK. Tetanus, typhoid, diphtheria and hepatitis A vaccines are all recommended and a polio vaccine is required when entering India from some countries.Time differences are plus 5:30 hours in the UK winter, in summer Delhi is 4:30 hours ahead of the UK since there is no daylight saving time.

Once in Delhi

Transport from Delhi's airport to the centre of the city runs from 4.40am to 11.30pm [Metro Line 2]. There is a shuttle bus to Connaught Place or you can use one of the many prepaid taxis. Distance to New Delhi is about 10 miles and the travel time is about 20 minutes or so. Guest houses or hostels are priced from around 500 rupees per night. Cheap Three Star hotels average at about 1400 rupees per person per night.

There is an excellent cheap public transport system of buses, metro and rickshaws. Taxis cost much less in Delhi than in the UK.

Flight information: London Heathrow - Delhi

Outbound and return from £455.89
Flight duration min. 08:10 / max. 08:45
Return flight duration min. 09:25/ max. 09:45
Distance 6739 km
Flights per week 48
Departure airport London Heathrow (LHR)
Arrival airport Delhi Indira Gandhi (DEL)
Destination country India
Alternative flights to Delhi
Popular destinations for onward travel