Are you planning a trip to India? Whether you want to visit home or just want to travel to this diverse land to find what you are looking for, discovering cheap tickets to India can be a challenge. We offer super low fares year-round for students on flights to almost anywhere. While our prices are consistently low, if you’re shopping during peak travel times, keep in mind that the fare may be a bit more expensive than off-season. Here are some tips to help you get the best affordable prices for your round trip to India from the US:
- Book at least two months in advance
- Two way tickets may be a better deal
- A longer flight will be cheaper
- Consult alternative destination options
- Look for holiday discounts
- Follow the prices and subscribe to our newsletter
So, let’s dig into that.
Book at least two months in advance
I know it sounds cliché, but it’s worth mentioning. For longer distance flights, two months may not be a good deal, especially from the US to India, as there are many Indian students who want to fly home during peak seasons like summer and winter holidays. almost 200,000 Indian students chose the US as their higher education destination in 2022. A 19% increase from the prior year impacted by COVID. No wonder prices have gone up, right? But don’t worry, StudentUniverse is always dedicated to providing cheap international flight tickets, including to India.
Even if you missed booking in advance or in case of sudden plans, you can still get a reasonable price for air tickets to India if you are flexible on some dates here and there.
Two way tickets may be cheaper
Although it may seem silly, it can be very effective to get cheap tickets for your “roundtrip” trip to India from the United States. It allows flexibility in terms of dates because you can select dates based on your preferences. You can change your departure date or arrival date to the cheapest options according to your urgency and save money on one or both dates. You also have the freedom to choose different airlines based on your comfort and budget.
A flight with a longer duration could be cheaper
Although this is not what everyone would like to do, this could be a money saver for some. I have known people take longer flights of even 36 hours to India to save on airfare. I don’t blame them as sometimes the tickets are too expensive. But I am not suggesting that you take a long 36-hour trip, but if you don’t mind taking a 24-27-hour flight, you can save a lot of money.
Consult alternative destinations
Booking an international flight to anywhere in India would cost you something similar. However, there may be a case where you can find a cheaper flight to a different destination in India. For example, if you are looking for a flight from Dallas to Hyderabad, also look for flights from Dallas to Mumbai, Dallas to Chennai, or Dallas to Bengaluru, and then travel to Hyderabad domestically. Remember, traveling in India is cheaper and you have multiple options for traveling within India. Although it can be hectic to travel, if you have friends or family in any of those cities, you can rest there and then transit to your destination.
If you don’t know anyone in that city, this could be a great opportunity to explore a new place. Without forgetting that there are also multiple accommodation options available, depending on preferences.
Look for holiday discounts
We understand that travel time can be a priority for some, so all you can do is wait for the perfect time to book – yes, the festive seasons! Now we all know that there are amazing discounts during the festive season, but that doesn’t mean you should drop a good deal beforehand in the hope of getting a better deal during the festive season. Consider all possible circumstances, such as rush and website traffic once the sale has started. Payment processing can be slow during peak hours and you don’t want to be in that situation. Sometimes pre-sale deals can be good and in little rush.
With that said, don’t forget to sign up for early access to our Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals! Trust me, you don’t want to miss the biggest sale of the year.
Follow the prices and subscribe to our newsletter
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