Flights from London to New Delhi

London to New Delhi

  • London to New Delhi is 4,165 miles
  • The most popular airline flying from London to New Delhi last month was Air India
  • The average flight time from London to New Delhi is 8h 20min
  • £352 was the cheapest return price from London to New Delhi last month
  • 5 airlines fly direct from London to New Delhi
  • There are 46 flights a week from London to New Delhi

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Flights from London to Delhi

This information is correct as of November 2015

Airlines that fly from London to Delhi

Air India, British Airways, Jet Airways and Virgin Atlantic all fly direct to Delhi from London-Heathrow. There are no direct flights to Delhi from the other London Airports. Emirates fly from London-Gatwick with a brief stop in Dubai.

Terminal Information – Departing

This information is a guideline. Always check your boarding pass for up-to-date terminal information.

From Heathrow: British Airways fly from Terminal 5, Jet Airways and Air India fly from Terminal 4, and Virgin Atlantic fly from Terminal 3. Terminal 5 and Terminal 4 have separate stops on the tube, so pay close attention when you're travelling to the airport.

From Gatwick: Emirates leave from the North Terminal, while Turkish Airlines fly from the South Terminal. The train station is in the South Terminal so you might need to take the inter-terminal shuttle to reach the correct departure lounge.

Terminal Information – Arriving

Most international flights land at Terminal 3 of Indira Gandhi International Airport. The Delhi Airport Metro Express train stops at the terminal. It takes 20 minutes to reach New Delhi Metro Station, and tickets cost INR 100* (about £1). Buses are also available through the Delhi Transport Corporation and EATS. Tickets are cheaper at INR 50* (about 50p) with an additional charge of INR 25* (about 25p) for luggage. If you want to get a taxi avoid the touts and go to the yellow booth just outside the airport. Pre-paid taxis cost about INR 400-500* (£4-5).

Practical Information

You need a visa to enter India. British citizens can apply for an e-Tourist visa. There are different types of visa: if you're going to India to find work you will need an employment visa rather than a business visa. Make sure you apply for the correct one. You will also need a valid passport with two blank pages for the visa. Your passport must be valid for 180 days after you enter the country, even if you're just visiting for a week or two. If you're bringing medication into India you will need to bring your prescription too.

What to expect in Delhi

Delhi is five and a half hours ahead of the UK. The currency is the Indian Rupee (INR). Delhi is a lot hotter than London. In summer you can expect temperatures of more than 33°C (compared to 19°C at home) and in winter temperatures are a mild 13°C. July is monsoon season, and you can expect about 180mm of rain throughout the month: for comparison, the wettest month in London gets an average of 71mm of rain. Delhi is a lot cheaper than London. You can get a three course meal for two for less than a tenner*, while a pint of local beer will only set you back £1*. 

*Prices subject to change

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