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How to find the cheapest flight from
California to India

All the information you need to plan the best null to DEL flight in 2021: compare California to India flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in India.
When is the cheapest time to fly from California to India (CA - IN)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from California to India as you normally would.

How far in advance should I book a flight from California to India?

To save up to 40% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 55 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from California to India from $951 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $1,111 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from California to India?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, September can be a great choice for travel to India. Flights to India from California in September are about $793 on average during September, but can be found for as low as $449.

Cheap flights from California to India in October, November 2021

The best prices found for California to India flights for October, November
4 Nov - 6 Dec
$644pp
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
BOM
Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl
BOM
Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
3 Nov - 6 Dec
$649pp
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
BOM
Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl
BOM
Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
28 Oct - 2 Nov
$686pp
SFO
San Francisco
Air India
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air India
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

California to India 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to India from California found for this year
4 Nov - 6 Dec
$644pp
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
BOM
Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl
BOM
Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
3 Nov - 6 Dec
$649pp
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
BOM
Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl
BOM
Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
31 Dec - 31 Jan
$684pp
SFO
San Francisco
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DEL
New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl
DEL
New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

Non-stop flights to India from California

Save time with California to India direct flight deals
23 Feb - 29 Mar
$599pp
SFO
San Francisco
Air India
Non-Stop
DEL
New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl
DEL
New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl
Air India
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
6 Feb - 21 Feb
$601pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
DEL
New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl
DEL
New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
18 Mar - 29 Mar
$619pp
SFO
San Francisco
Air India
Non-Stop
DEL
New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl
DEL
New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl
Air India
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco

Last minute flights from California to India

Late deals on round-trip flights to India from California, departing today and this week
4 Nov - 6 Dec
$644pp
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
BOM
Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl
BOM
Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
3 Nov - 6 Dec
$649pp
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
BOM
Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl
BOM
Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
6 Nov - 2 Dec
$771pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to India from California

The cheapest one-way flights from California to India
1:00 am - 6:20 pm
Air France
2 Stops
27h 50m
SFO - DEL
Air France
7:35 pm - 3:30 pm
American Airlines
2 Stops
30h 25m
SFO - DEL
American Airlines
2:45 pm - 2:05 am
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
45h 50m
SFO - DEL
Multiple Airlines
$463
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Flight FAQs

From California to India

Which airlines flying from California to India have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from California to India that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Cathay Pacific, Air India, and China Eastern. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from California to India to control the spread of COVID-19?

New policies can now be found on Etihad Airways to help keep travelers safe while flying. Airline carriers are regularly disinfecting and sanitizing their aircraft. Masks are provided and are mandatory while on board. Pre-flight testing for symptoms and antibodies, alongside socially distanced seating (for a limited time) will work towards keeping travelers safer while flying from California to India. Policies will vary by airline.

Can I find flights from California to India for under $600 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from California to India for under $600. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Air India for just $599, but on average you can expect to pay $619.

Are there nonstop flights from California to India for under $600 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from California to India under $600. A good price for a nonstop flight from California to India is less than $640.

Are there last-minute flights available from California to India for under $700?

There are currently 20+ open flights from California to India within the next 7 days for less than $700.

How popular is this California to India flight route?

Within the past month, 689 users have taken a look at flights from California to India.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from California to India one-way?

$432 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Delta. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Air France and American Airlines, with prices starting from $436 and $449, respectively.

What airports serve California to India flights?

Airports that serve flights from California to India vary on the location that is chosen to fly from and the location that is chosen as the destination. For the most part, many airports in California will serve flights to India, including smaller airports such as Long Beach Municipal Airport, located in Long Beach, California. Los Angeles International Airport will also serve flights from California to India as it has multiple terminals to do so. Airports in India also can vary from the popular Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, India, and Jaipur International Airport, which was declared the World’s Best Airport,  and is located in Jaipur, India.

Which airlines fly directly from California to India?

Airlines that fly directly from California to India vary based on locations selected. If you choose to leave from Long Beach Municipal Airport to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport you will find JetBlue and Air India have the most available flights. If you choose to fly from Los Angeles International Airport to Jaipur International Airport, you will find a larger variety of airlines that will fly direct from California to India such as Etihad Airways, China Airlines, Cathay Pacific and Hong Kong Airlines. Prices can range from each airline varying depending on the number of stopovers and flight time you choose.

What are the stopover options between California to India?

The amount of stopovers from California to India can range from two stopovers to possibly three stopovers depending on the airline and locations. When flying from Los Angeles to Jaipur the typical stopovers can vary from Ninoy Aquino International Airport, which is located in the Philippines to Kuala Lumpur International Airport which is located in Malaysia. These flights can vary from 26h 30m-33h 43m. If you are flying from Long Beach to Mumbai the stopover locations can be at San Francisco Airport and Hong Kong Airport with the times ranging from 38h 42m-24h 59m.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly from California to India?

If you are a US Citizen planning to visit India, you will need a visa in order to do so, regardless of the purpose of visit or the length of stay. Tourists who are planning to travel to India for personal pleasure and aren’t planning to stay longer than 30 days can apply for an e-visa online. A passport will be needed in order to apply for a visa and must be valid for six months prior to applying for a visa.

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Do I need a COVID test to fly to India from California?

Information is based on travel restrictions from California to India

Most visitors from California will not be allowed to enter India.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from California must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to India.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from California are not required to quarantine after entering India.

Do I need a test to fly back to California from India?

Returning to California from India

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from India must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to California.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from India are not required to quarantine after entering California.

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Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from California to India.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = ₹75
Flight duration from California to India
16h 07m

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Top 10 airlines flying from California to India

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from California to India choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
British Airways
$371 $2,069 No cancel fee 70%
American Airlines
$498 $1,522 No cancel fee 71%
Hong Kong Airlines
$505 $919 No cancel fee 65%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Hong Kong Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

SAUDIA
$605 $906 No cancel fee 86%
Philippine Airlines
$610 $686 No cancel fee 60%
Finnair
$653 $1,286 No cancel fee 76%
SWISS
$671 $1,055 No cancel fee 79%
Air France
$703 $1,181 No cancel fee 77%
ITA - Airways
$729 $978 No cancel fee 81%
ANA
$735 $1,443 No cancel fee 80%
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