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Flight booking tips

Favourite airline: Air India
13 % of flights booked on the route from London to Delhi are booked with Air India, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic.
Air India
6 %
British Airways
4 %
Virgin Atlantic
3 %
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: Friday
Compared to other weekdays, flights are cheapest on Friday.
Direct flights are more expensive
Compared to direct flights, flights with a stopover on this route are on average 28 % cheaper.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
08h 20min
11h 30min
35h 25min
The favourite connection is non-stop
15 % of all bookings on the route London to Delhi are for non-stop flights.
Direct flights
08h 20min, from £406
15 %
1 stopover Dubai
18h 00min, from £397
9 %
1 stopover Istanbul
13h 35min, from £394
7 %

Travel Tips

Travelling to Delhi, a travellers guide

Delhi is a wonderful place to visit on a holiday, with a very warm climate most of the year. This fantastic capital of India is a prime example of how India has developed in terms of its contribution to business, the arts and world commerce. You will find great examples of the fashion industry, the arts and historical reminiscence in Delhi.

Best Delhi seasons

If you are looking to travel to Delhi in the near future, you will find that the best time to travel is between October and March. During this time, the climate is the most pleasant. If you were to travel in the height of summer, you may find the climate too hot for comfort. There are a number of festivals that you may like to take part in such as the Holi Spring festival which happens in March. There is also Indian Independence day which occurs on the 15th August, when a large parade fills the streets of Delhi.

Preparing for Delhi 

Before you travel to Delhi, you should bear in mind that you will need a valid visa to enter the country. Your passport will also need to have 2 blank pages for the visa and should be valid for a further 180 days after the date of travel.

You may also want to look into any vaccinations that you or your travel group may need. Certain countries of origin will require you to have a Polio vaccination certificate. There are other recommended vaccinations such as Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Tetanus and Diphtheria. You should check with your GP before travel for more detailed information on this. 

If you are travelling alone, although this is especially pertinent to females, please be cautious around Delhi as some incidences have been known.

You will find that the general cost of living is vastly cheaper than here in the UK. Food and drink will be much less although items like electronics will be priced roughly the same.

Delhi Transport

When travelling to the centre from the airport, you can get the metro or shuttle bus for a very small fee. You can get a guest house or hostel place for around 500 INR. If you want to upgrade to a hotel room, this will be around 1400 INR. These rates convert to much much less that you would expect to pay in UK.

Flight information London - Delhi
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Flight details London - Delhi
  • Flight duration: min. 08:10 / max. 08:45
  • Distance: 6718 km
  • Flights per week: 48
  • Return flight duration: min. 09:25 / max. 09:45
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