Are you planning a trip to India? Whether you want to visit home or just wanna travel to this diverse land to find what you seek, discovering cheap tickets to India can be a challenge. We provide super low fares year-round to students on flights to just about anywhere. While our prices are consistently low, if you’re shopping during peak travel times, just remember that the fare might be a little pricier than in the off-season. Here are some tips to help you grab the best affordable prices for your roundtrip to India from the USA:
- Book at least two months in advance
- Two one-way tickets can be a better deal
- A flight with a longer duration will be cheaper
- Check alternative destination options
- Look for festive discounts
- Track prices and subscribe to our newsletter
So, let’s dive into it.
Book at least two months in advance
I know this sounds cliche, but it’s worth a mention. For flights with a longer distance, two months might still not get you a good deal, especially from the US to India, as there are a lot of Indian students wanting to fly home during the peak seasons like summer and winter breaks. Nearly 200,000 Indian students decided on the US as their higher education destination in 2022. An increase of 19% since the previous COVID-hit year. No wonder the prices have gone up, right? But don’t worry, StudentUniverse is always devoted to providing cheap international flight tickets, including to India.
Even if you missed booking ahead of time or in the case of sudden plans, you might still get some reasonable price for flight tickets to India if you are flexible on a few dates here and there.
Two one-way tickets can be cheaper
Although this might sound silly, it can be very effective to get cheap tickets for your “roundtrip” journey to India from the USA. It allows flexibility in terms of dates because you can select dates based on your preferences. You can shift your departure date or arrival date to the cheapest options depending on your urgency and save money on either or both dates. You also have the freedom to choose different airlines based on your comfort and budget.
A flight with a longer duration might be cheaper
Although this isn’t what everyone would like to do, this could be a money saver for some. I’ve known people taking longer flights of even 36 hours to India to save on flight tickets. I do not blame them as sometimes the tickets are just too expensive. But I’m not suggesting you take a long haul of 36 hours, but if you wouldn’t mind taking a flight as long as 24-27 hours, you can save some serious money.
Check alternative destinations
Booking an international flight to anywhere in India would cost you somewhat similar. However, there can be a case where you might find a cheaper flight to a different destination in India. For instance, 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, travel in India is cheaper, and you get multiple options to travel within India. While it might be hectic to travel, if you have friends or family in any of those cities, you can rest there and later transit to your destination.
If you don’t know anyone in that city, this could be an excellent opportunity to explore a new place. Not to forget, there are multiple accommodation options, based on preferences, available, too.
Look for festive discounts
We do understand 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 there are amazing discounts during the festive season, but that doesn’t mean you should leave a good deal beforehand in hopes of getting a better deal during the festive season. Consider all the possible circumstances, such as the rush and traffic on the website once the sale has begun. Processing payments can be slow during peak times, and you don’t want to be in that situation. Sometimes, pre-sale deals can be good and with a low 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 wanna miss out on the biggest sale of the year.
Track prices and subscribe to our newsletter
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