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London to Delhi flights

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Departure Tue, 04 May Return Sun, 09 May
LON London
DEL Delhi
return from £331
Departure Mon, 24 May Return Thu, 27 May
LON London
DEL Delhi
return from £326
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Currency and price comparison
Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 104.3 INR
British Pound Sterling Indian Rupee
1 INR = 0.01 GBP
Last checked on 23 April 2021
Train
Local, one-way ticket
90%

Trains in Delhi are 90% cheaper than in London.

London
£2.8
Delhi
£0.29
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
81%

A meal in Delhi is 81% cheaper than a meal in London.

London
£15
Delhi
£2.87
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
84%

A taxi fare in Delhi is 84% cheaper than in London.

London
£3
Delhi
£0.48
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
51%

Coffee in Delhi is 51% cheaper than in London.

London
£2.91
Delhi
£1.44
London airports
  • ( Heathrow (LHR)
    How far from city centre: 14 miles
  • ( Gatwick (LGW)
    How far from city centre: 25 miles
  • ( Stansted (STN)
    How far from city centre: 30 miles
  • ( Luton International (LTN)
    How far from city centre: 27 miles
  • ( Southend (SEN)
    How far from city centre: 35 miles
  • ( London City (LCY)
    How far from city centre: 7 miles
Delhi airports
  • ( Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL)
    How far from city centre: 8 miles
K Distance: 4170 miles

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Useful information for the flight from London to Delhi

How long is the flight from London to Delhi?

The flight duration from London to Delhi is 8 hours and 25 minutes for direct flights. The total distance travelled in miles is 4,169 miles.

What are the most common stopovers?

There are several airlines flying non-stop to Delhi from London airports. Choosing a connecting cheap flight from London to Delhi can open up the possibilities of different departures and spending some time in your stopover destination. In Europe, there are several opportunities to connect through Paris, Amsterdam or Frankfurt. Another popular option is a flight path to the Middle East, connecting through Abu Dhabi or Qatar. The most sustainable way to travel is to avoid stopovers and fly direct.

What documentation do I need to fly to Delhi from London?

You'll need a valid passport with at least 180 days validity left to travel to India. UK passport holders also require a Visa for holidays, city breaks or other trips. You can either apply for an E-Visa online or apply in person at the Indian Consulate. Visa and passport requirements vary according to the country of origin. Check carefully before committing to purchasing flights.

What are the most important things to pack in my suitcase when travelling to Delhi

Delhi has a year-round warm climate, with temperatures rarely dropping below 15°C. Pack lightweight clothing, especially if travelling between April and October. If you are planning to visit religious sites, women should take a scarf to cover their head.

Which airlines fly from London to Delhi?

There is a wide range of airlines providing both direct and connecting flights to Delhi from London. These include:

  • British Airways, the UK's flag-carrying airline.
  • Air India, India's national airline.
  • Virgin Atlantic, UK based long-haul flight operator.
  • Jet Airways, a Mumbai-based Indian domestic and international operator.
  • Etihad, Abu Dhabi based airline with stopovers in the Arabian Gulf.

How to find cheap flights from London to Delhi

Get the best deal by using Opodo's powerful search engine to compare prices for airfares to Delhi. Filter your search by chosen departure airport, preferred airline or ticket price to get the flight which suits you best. Flight possibilities will be shown in seconds, and if you scroll through the page you'll find special deals highlighted too.

When are the best times to fly from London to Delhi?

  • October is one of the best times to visit Delhi. The weather at this time of year is warm and pleasant, with only one wet day during the month on average.
  • March is the month when Delhi celebrates the popular festival of Holi, a colourful celebration marking the start of Spring.
  • July or August are the cheapest time to go to Delhi as it's monsoon season, but if you don't mind hot and possibly wet weather, it's a good value time to go.

Airports in London

London has two large airports which provide direct flights to Delhi, Heathrow and Gatwick.

Useful information about London Heathrow

Heathrow is located to the west of London and has four main passenger terminals.

How to get to the airport:

  • Underground – the Piccadilly Line connects Heathrow to the Underground network with services from around 5 am to the early hours of the morning.
  • Heathrow Express – trains from London Paddington every 15 minutes at peak time. Journey time 15 minutes.
  • Taxi – around 40 minutes from Central London.
  • Airport Shuttle Bus – around 40 minutes from Victoria coach station.

Services: a wide range of catering and retail outlets across the airport. Free Wi-Fi, baby changing, children's play areas, showers, toilets, prayer room.

Useful information about London Gatwick

Gatwick airport is south of London. It has two main passenger terminals and is the UK's second busiest after Heathrow.

How to get to the airport:

  • Gatwick Express – up to four trains per hour from London Victoria. Journey time 30 minutes.
  • Taxi – over an hour depending on traffic.
  • Airport Bus – Departs from Victoria Coach Station. Journey time around 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Services: Both terminals have a selection of restaurants, bars and shops. The airport offers free Wi-Fi, and business services and airport lounges at an additional charge.

Airports in Delhi

The airport in Delhi is Indira Ghandi International. This large hub handles flights from all over the world alongside domestic flights from elsewhere in India.

Useful information about Indira Gandhi International

The airport is 12 miles south west of Delhi city centre. There are three terminals. International flights arrive into Terminal 3.

Getting into Delhi from the airport:

  • Metro – trains run from the Airport to the city's commercial hub, Connaught Place. Journey time is 25 minutes.
  • Bus – Delhi's buses operate around the clock, seven days a week. Catch the shuttle bus from the airport to Nehru Place bus terminal.
  • Taxi – Arrange a taxi at one of the prepaid taxi booths inside the terminal. Price and duration will depend on the time of day.

What to do and visit in Delhi

  • Visit the historic Red Fort, home to the former Mughal Emperors.
  • Try some delicious parathas or samosa street food.
  • Go shopping in the bazaars of Old Delhi.
  • Have a picnic in beautiful Lodhi Gardens.

Frequent asked questions about flights from London to Delhi

😷 Is it safe to travel from London to Delhi during the Covid-19 situation?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions India may apply when travelling from London. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
📊 How much are flights from London to Delhi?
The average price to go from London to Delhi is of 385.56 GBP, but bare in mind that ticket prices may vary depending on the season and on how far in advance you book.
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from London to Delhi at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from London to Delhi is 326£. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the best option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
💰 Is Delhi expensive to visit compared to London?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Delhi costs an average of 0.50 GBP, 81% cheaper than London, with a fare of 2.60 GBP, while train tickets costs 89% less in Delhi: 0.30 GBP against 2.80 GBP in London. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 3.01 GBP in Delhi, 80% less than the 15.00 GBP in London. The price of the coffee is around 50% cheaper in Delhi, with an average of 1.46 GBP, while in London the coffee costs 2.93 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from London to Delhi?
The most popular months to book a trip from London to Delhi are December, November and October, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from London to Delhi?
The best time of the year to go to Delhi when flying from London depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, December is the top 1º month to fly to Delhi from London in terms of searches from our customer, followed by October and February. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, May, June and September are the months with less volume of searchs for the route London -  Delhi.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from London to Delhi?
The total flight time between London and Delhi is of around 10:01 hours on average, considering an average distance of 7,222 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
🌡️ How is the weather in Delhi compared to London?
While in London the temperatures can reach an average of 29.01 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 9.0 mm ,Delhi's temperatures can go up to 43.99 ºC during the hot season, with 2.3 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around 5.1 ºC in Delhi, compared to the -3.09 ºC average degrees reported in London. During the winter period, London can register 6.0 mm precipitation, while Delhi have an average of 2.3 mm rain level.
🛄 Which airports have flights between London and Delhi?
The main airport route flying between London and Delhi is: Heathrow (LHR) to Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • Virgin Atlantic.
  • Jet Airways.
  • British Airways.
Airlines with indirect flights from London to Delhi are:
  • Gulf Air, with 85 minutes scale in Bahrain.
  • Gulf Air, with 85 minutes scale in Bahrain.

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