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South Africa to India

All the information you need to plan the best null to DEL flight in 2021: compare South Africa to India flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in India.
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 684.

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 504 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as R6 519.

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 October, November 2021

The best prices found for South Africa to India flights in October, November
19 Nov - 5 Dec
R4 830pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
BOM
Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl
BOM
Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
18 Nov - 25 Nov
R4 918pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
DEL
New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl
DEL
New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
19 Nov - 5 Dec
R5 300pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
BOM
Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl
BOM
Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl

South Africa to India 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to India from South Africa found for this year
19 Nov - 5 Dec
R4 830pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
BOM
Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl
BOM
Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
18 Nov - 25 Nov
R4 918pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
DEL
New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl
DEL
New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
19 Nov - 5 Dec
R5 300pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
BOM
Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl
BOM
Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Last-minute flights from South Africa to India

Late deals on return flights to India from South Africa, departing today and this week
26 Oct - 22 Nov
R7 033pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
BOM
Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl
BOM
Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
25 Oct - 1 Nov
R7 341pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
BOM
Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl
BOM
Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
26 Oct - 22 Nov
R8 838pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
BOM
Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl
BOM
Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

One-way flights to India from South Africa

The cheapest one-way flights from South Africa to India
20:15 - 1:15
Kenya Airways
1 stop
25h 30m
JNB - BOM
Kenya Airways
R3 861
StudentUniverse
14:05 - 15:15
Qatar Airways
1 stop
21h 40m
DUR - DEL
Qatar Airways
R5 697
9:10 - 19:55
Air India
1 stop
31h 15m
JNB - DEL
Air India
R6 005
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Flight FAQs

From South Africa 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.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from South Africa to India to control the spread of COVID-19?

New policies can now be found on SAUDIA and Etihad Airways to help keep travellers safe while flying. New policies for travellers booking flights from South Africa to India include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitisation, use of HEPA filters, pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms, and socially-distanced seating (for a limited time). Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

Can I find flights from South Africa to India for under R5 000 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from South Africa to India for under R5 000. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Qatar Airways for just R4 918, but on average you can expect to pay R5 829.

Are there last-minute flights available from South Africa to India for under R7 100?

There are currently 20+ open flights from South Africa to India within the next 7 days for less than R7 100.

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?

R3 612 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Kenya Airways. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Qatar Airways and Air India, with prices starting from R4 405 and R6 005, respectively.

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.

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Do I need a COVID test to fly to India from South Africa?

Information is based on travel restrictions from South Africa to India

Most visitors from South Africa will not be allowed 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.

Do I need a test to 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.

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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.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Ethiopian Air
R4 381 R9 957 No cancel fee 72%
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Air Seychelles
R4 473 R8 252 No cancel fee 78%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Air Seychelles. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Kenya Airways
R4 605 R8 224 No cancel fee 82%
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Air Tanzania
R4 935 R6 114 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Air Tanzania. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Qatar Airways
R5 002 R12 727 No cancel fee 68%
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RwandAir
R5 170 R7 077 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by RwandAir. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Emirates
R5 979 R11 582 No cancel fee 75%
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Egypt Air
R6 079 R7 443 No cancel fee N/A
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Etihad Airways
R6 353 R10 203 No cancel fee 75%
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Air Mauritius
R6 387 R8 396 No cancel fee 82%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Air Mauritius. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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