Travelers headed from India to South Africa have multiple options from airports to fly in and out of. Of course, if makes the most sense to fly from and to the airports closest to your destination and your starting location. Larger airports tend to have lower prices though, so it may make more financial sense to fly into a larger airport and then connect to a smaller one via a low-cost regional carrier.

Best airport choices

India is a large country and has a number of international airports scattered across it. So, naturally, when searching for flight from India to South Africa, it makes sense to fly from the airport in India that is closest to your point of origin. The four main international airports are located in Madras, Calcutta, Mumbai, and Delhi. There are also a number of other smaller international airports that could be worth looking into, but it is likely that these major international airports will get you the best deals. In South Africa, you’ll most likely fly into Cape Town or Johannesburg.

Best airline choices

You don’t have too many options if you want to stay on the same airline for a flight from India to South Africa.

Here are some of the better airlines that make the flight between the two countries. Only Jet Airways offers nonstop flights between Mumbai and Johannesburg.

  • Quantas
  • Ethiopian Airlines
  • Emirates
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Air France
  • Kenya Airways
  • South African Airways
  • British Airways
  • Etihad Airways

Typical prices

Since there are so many locations to fly out of India, it is hard to give an average amount for the cost of airfare prices. Prices can range widely depending on your location and the time of year you are traveling, but expect to pay at least $700 and up to about $1600 if you want to stay on the same airline for the whole trip.

High season in India is January February and March; South Africa’s high season is generally the summer – June, July and August,  so the fares don’t fluctuate too much between high and low season. Airfare in the busy season tends to be only a couple hundred dollars more when booked well in advance.

Money saving tips

Most of the major ticket sites such as Travelocity, Orbitz and Expedia will allow you to purchase tickets for flights from India to South Africa. If you don’t have the option to search for flights this way, your next choice should be to check the airlines themselves. The easiest way to do this is to check the website, but if that is not an option, you can always call them directly to find out about prices for flights from India to South Africa, or work with a travel agent.

Of course, all of the other basic rules of airline travel apply here when it comes to getting a good deal on a flights from India to South Africa. Book in advance, and check into some of the budget carriers for getting from major airports to your final destination.