Cheap flights from South Africa to India

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How far in advance should I book a flight from South Africa to India?

To save on the cost of your flight from South Africa to India, book at least 61 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 3% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from R6 737 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as R6 752.

What is the cheapest month to fly from South Africa to India?

Flights from South Africa to India lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from South Africa to India in March, with the cheapest ticket starting at R4 851.

When is the cheapest time to fly from South Africa to India (ZA - IN)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from South Africa to India as you normally would.

Cheap flights from South Africa to India in January, February 2022

The best prices found for South Africa to India flights in January, February
Jan 30 - Feb 27
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

BOM

Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl

1 stop

28h 50m
BOM

Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

22h 30m
R6 235

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 1/23/22

Jan 31 - Mar 13
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

BOM

Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl

1 stop

34h 30m
BOM

Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

22h 30m
R6 387

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 1/25/22

Feb 14 - Feb 21
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

DEL

New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl

1 stop

15h 00m
DEL

New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

21h 30m
R6 433

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 1/23/22

South Africa to India 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to India from South Africa found for this year
Mar 1 - Mar 8
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

BOM

Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl

1 stop

14h 50m
BOM

Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

22h 30m
R5 003

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 1/23/22

Mar 1 - Mar 30
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

BOM

Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl

1 stop

22h 05m
BOM

Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

22h 30m
R5 779

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 1/23/22

Mar 21 - Mar 28
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

BOM

Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl

1 stop

20h 55m
BOM

Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

22h 30m
R6 068

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 1/24/22

Last-minute flights from South Africa to India

Late deals on return flights to India from South Africa, departing today and this week
Jan 30 - Feb 27
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

BOM

Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl

1 stop

28h 50m
BOM

Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

22h 30m
R6 235

Qatar Airways

View Deal

Deal found 1/23/22

Jan 31 - Mar 13
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

BOM

Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl

1 stop

34h 30m
BOM

Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

22h 30m
R6 387

Qatar Airways

View Deal

Deal found 1/25/22

Jan 31 - Mar 13
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

BOM

Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl

1 stop

34h 30m
BOM

Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

22h 30m
R6 463

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 1/24/22

One-way flights to India from South Africa

The cheapest one-way flights from South Africa to India
Feb 2
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

BOM

Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl

1 stop

15h 00m
R4 653

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 1/25/22

Feb 7
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

BOM

Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl

1 stop

15h 00m
R4 669

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 1/22/22

Feb 3
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

BOM

Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl

1 stop

22h 05m
R4 699

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 1/23/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about South Africa to India flights.

What airports serve South Africa to India flights?

A number of international airports in South Africa service flights to major Indian airports. Some of the cheapest flights include Johannesburg to Mumbai via the O.R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg to New Delhi via the O.R. Tambo International Airport, and Cape Town to Mumbai via the Cape Town International Airport.

Which airlines fly directly from South Africa to India?

There are no direct flights between any city in South Africa and India. However, Air Seychelles offers one-stop flight service to Mumbai from O.R. Tambo International Airport. The total flight time is about 11 hours, with one stop at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. Another option is Kenya Airways, which provides an 18-hour flight from Johannesburg to Mumbai with a stop in Kenya.

What are the stopover options on flights from South Africa to India?

From Johannesburg, flights that have one or two stops will typically have a layover in Kenya, Dubai, or Australia. Most stopovers are between two and eight hours. Travellers expect overnight layovers with cheaper flights. Air Seychelles, Etihad, and Emirates all offer affordable flights with service to Mumbai, India with just one stopover. Alternative options include a SAUDIA flight from Johannesburg to New Delhi with one stop in King Abdulaziz International Airport, or a two-stop flight from Cape Town to New Delhi on an Air Mauritius flight.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly from South Africa to India?

South African passport holders are required to show a passport or visa upon entry into India. India also has an E-Visa application process available, where visitors can extend their stay depending on what they want to do in India. The E-Visa process takes less time and documentation as part of the application process, which will allow you to stay in India for up to 60 days. Tourist visas and business visas are also recommended for travel into India as well, which can extend your stay for up to six months. Applications must be turned in at least 30 days prior to travel to India.

Which airlines flying from South Africa to India have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Ethiopian Air, Air Seychelles, and Emirates are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from South Africa to India for under R5 100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from South Africa to India for under R5 100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Qatar Airways for just R5 003, but on average you can expect to pay R6 509.

Are there last-minute flights available from South Africa to India for under R6 300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from South Africa to India within the next 7 days for less than R6 300.

How popular is this South Africa to India flight route?

Flights from South Africa to India have been viewed 5 415 times in the past calendar month.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from South Africa to India one-way?

R4 653 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Qatar Airways. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Air Seychelles and Air Austral, with prices starting from R5 155 and R5 642, respectively.

Can I fly to India from South Africa right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from South Africa to India

Most visitors from South Africa need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter India.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to India.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering India.

Can I fly back to South Africa from India?

Returning to South Africa from India

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from India must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to South Africa.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from India are not required to quarantine after entering South Africa.

Top 10 airlines flying from South Africa to India

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from South Africa to India choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Ethiopian Air
CheapestR4 538
AverageR10 313
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time72%
COVID-19 safety
Air Seychelles
CheapestR4 633
AverageR8 548
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time78%
COVID-19 safety
Kenya Airways
CheapestR4 770
AverageR8 518
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time82%
COVID-19 safety
Air Tanzania
CheapestR5 111
AverageR6 333
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-timeN/A
COVID-19 safety
Qatar Airways
CheapestR5 181
AverageR13 183
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time68%
COVID-19 safety
RwandAir
CheapestR5 355
AverageR7 331
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-timeN/A
COVID-19 safety
Emirates
CheapestR6 193
AverageR11 996
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety
Egypt Air
CheapestR6 297
AverageR7 709
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-timeN/A
COVID-19 safety
Etihad Airways
CheapestR6 580
AverageR10 568
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety
Air Mauritius
CheapestR6 616
AverageR8 696
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time82%
COVID-19 safety