The cheapest times to fly from DEL to LHR are

  • January 22nd to April 15th (except the week of April 2nd)
  • April 30th to July 15th (except the week of June 4th)
  • September 10th to September 23rd
  • November 5th to November 25th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from DEL to LHR is late June. Prices can be as high as $872 for Friday flights during late August to early September, or as low as $430 for Thursday flights around late June.


When to Fly to London

Flying from Delhi (DEL) to London (LHR) will usually cost between $518 to $719 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late June with an average ticket price of $572. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late August to early September, with an average price of $796. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $224 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $602 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DEL to LHR flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the DEL to LHR route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

DEL to LHR Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DEL to LHR flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from New Delhi. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $94 (14%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $550. Return trip prices are from the LHR to DEL flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from DEL to LHR can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 31 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking DEL to LHR

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from DEL to LHR — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Moscow (DEL > DME > LHR)

  • Price for both tickets: $554
  • Average savings: $48 (7.97%)

See DEL to SVO flights

Hack #2: Moscow (DEL > SVO > LHR)

  • Price for both tickets: $592
  • Average savings: $10 (1.66%)

See DEL to DME flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from DEL to LHR? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 40 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Air Arabia, Air Astana, Air Baltic, Air France, Air India, Air Moldova, Alitalia, Austrian, Azerbaijan Airlines, Biman, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, EgyptAir, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, Eurowings, Finnair, GoAir, Gulf Air, KLM, Kuwait Airways, LOT, Lufthansa, Oman Air, Pakistan, Qantas, Qatar Airways, SAS, Saudia, SriLankan, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from London Heathrow Airport to Indira Gandhi International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4182 miles or 6730 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from DEL to LHR?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DEL to LHR flight is about 8 hour 31 minutes.

How many flights go between Delhi and London?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 105 available flights from DEL to LHR.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeDEL
Origination airport nameIndira Gandhi International Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeLHR
Destination airport nameLondon Heathrow Airport
Countrythe United Kingdom


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