Australia is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world. For many people from India, obtaining a tourist visa to Australia can be easy if you know how. Similarly, if you know how to look, finding affordable flights is very possible. At GAFFL we know that a lot of travelers journeying to Australia are budget conscious. We know this because travelers in Australia are constantly using GAFFL to find travel companions to share costs with during their trips. We thought it would be helpful to list some tips for finding the cheapest flights to Australia from India.
Cheapest routes to Australia from India
The cheapest routes you can fly to get to Australia from India is either Hyderabad to Perth or Chennai to Perth depending on the date and flight. Generally, if all things are the same, meaning there are no flash sales or discounts, flying to Perth from India would be the cheapest destination regardless of which Canadian airport you fly out of.
Cheapest departure cities in India
We already mentioned Hyderabad and Chennai as being the cheapest departure cities for flying to Australia. Flying out of Bengaluru, or Kolkata will cost you about ₹1000-3000 ($14-$42 USD) more. If you’re flying out of Mumbai or Delhi you will generally pay ₹3000-8000 ($42- $113) more than in Hyderabad or Chennai.
Below are the prices for the cheapest round trip flights departing from major cities in India to Sydney from March 3rd to March 17th.
Flights from Hyderabad to Sydney lowest price ₹46,113 ($ USD)
Flights from Chennai to Sydney lowest price ₹47,627 ($ USD)
Flights from Bengaluru to Sydney lowest price ₹48,229 ($ USD)
Flights from Kolkata to Sydney lowest price ₹49,176 ($ USD)
Flights from Mumbai to Sydney lowest price ₹50,891 ($ USD)
Flights from Delhi to Sydney lowest price ₹51,904 ($ USD)
Flights from Ahmedabad to Sydney lowest price ₹65,951 ($ USD)
Cheapest Arrival cities in Australia
While some of you may not be able to control which city you fly out of, you do have control over what city you choose to fly to. Similar to the departure cities, arrival cities are a factor in determining your ticket prices as well. Perth is the cheapest arrival city for people looking to fly to Australia from India. If you’re looking to do your trip on the east coast, Sydney and Melbourne are the cheapest destinations.
Below are the prices for flights departing from Chennai and arriving in the cities mentioned above. Consistent to the first example, all of these flights are round trips from Chennai departing on March 3rd and returning on March 18th.
Flights from Chennai to Perth lowest price ₹23,176 ($ USD)
Flights from Chennai to Melbourne lowest price ₹27,145 ($ USD)
Flights from Chennai to Sydney lowest price ₹29,405 ($ USD)
Flights from Chennai to Brisbane lowest price ₹47,360 ($ USD)
Flights from Chennai to Adelaide lowest price ₹49,015 ($ USD)
Flights from Chennai to Darwin lowest price ₹53,739 ($ USD)
Flights from Chennai to Cairns lowest price ₹58,729 ($ USD)
When you should book to find the cheapest flights to Australia from India
While it’s possible to find deals if you wait, if you have certain dates and flights in mind, you should book as soon as possible. Prices generally go up closer to the departure dates, so waiting for the right deal can often backfire. However, there are price watching tools out there for those of you who don’t have set dates in mind. We recommend the Hopper App to monitor flights. The flight prices above were all found using Hopper. We do not have any affiliations with this company, we’re simply fans and love how simple their product is to use.
The best months for you to book your flight out of India are between March and September. Prices are generally the cheapest during this period, and are the most expensive from November through February.
You’ll find the best deals flying out in the middle of the week as opposed to weekends. Flying on a Tuesday or Wednesday will generally provide you with the best prices.
We hope that this post helps all our friends from India who are traveling on a budget to Australia. If this article was helpful please don’t forget to share it with your friends!
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