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Planning to fly from India to the USA? Here at Alternative Airlines, we've created a guide to help you discover which airlines fly popular routes between cities in India and the USA, which airports to are best to fly between and many more FAQs.
Popular India to USA Flight Routes
New Delhi ➡ New York
If you fancy visiting New York but need to fly from New Delhi, there are a handful of airlines to choose from that provide direct flights. New York City is famous for its Empire State Building, Central Park, the Statue of Liberty and many more well-known tourist attractions. The best times to visit are from June to August, when temperatures are perfect for sight-seeing around the city, or from November to December, when visitors often want to spend Thanksgiving with relatives or simply experience a New York-style Christmas.
Route Frequency: 30+ weekly flights from New Delhi to New York
Ticket Price: $650+ USD single, $1200+ USD return
Flight Time: 14 hours+ (direct)
Airports: Indira Gandhi International Airport ➡ New York-JFK; Indira Gandhi International Airport ➡ New York-Newark
Airlines: Air India, United Airlines, American Airlines
Mumbai ➡ New York
Another way to get to New York from India is via Mumbai International Airport. Travellers that are closer to Mumbai than New Delhi will most likely use this flight route. Currently, the only airline operating this route is Air India.
Route Frequency: 10+ weekly flights from Mumbai to New York
Ticket Price: $950+ USD single, $1600+ USD return
Flight Time: 14-15 hours+ (direct)
Airports: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport ➡ New York-Newark
Airlines: Air India
New Delhi ➡ San Francisco
There are many sights to see in San Francisco, such as the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. The scenery is also beautiful in San Francisco - with an abundance of steep rolling hills and a mixture of eclectic architecture across the suburbs, there is so much culture to take in. Surprisingly, the best time to visit San Francisco is from September to November, during the fall season. This is when temperatures in the city are warmest and there are also fewer crowds roaming the city's streets. Flying to San Francisco from New Delhi is possible when flying with Air India.
Route Frequency: 15+ weekly flights from New Delhi to San Francisco
Ticket Price: $950+ USD single, $1600+ USD return
Flight Time: 16 hours+ (direct)
Airports: Indira Gandhi International Airport ➡ San Francisco International Airport
Airlines: Air India
Bangalore ➡ San Francisco
You can also fly to the vibrant city of San Francisco from Bangalore - this is a popular route for travellers based in the south of India and can be done by flying with United Airlines.
Route Frequency: 10+ weekly flights from Bangalore to San Francisco
Ticket Price: $950+ USD single, $1900+ USD return
Flight Time: 17 hours+ (direct)
Airports: Kempegowda International Airport ➡ San Francisco International Airport
Airlines: United Airlines
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What Airlines Fly Between India and USA?
Direct Flights: For an easy, stress-free trip, take a look at the following airlines that fly direct flights between India and USA on a regular basis. Connecting flights, or layovers, are also available to book with journey times lasting longer than 20+ hours.
Air India is the national flag carrier airline of India with headquarters in New Delhi. The airline flies to over 100 destinations, domestically and internationally, with frequent flights to major cities in the US including Chicago, Los Angeles, Newark, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.
American Airlines, headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is the world's largest airline by scheduled passengers carried. The airline flies to over 350 destinations in more than 50 countries worldwide and frequently flies to two major cities in India: Bangalore and Delhi.
United Airlines, also referred to as United, is a major US airline with headquarters in Chicago, Illinois. The airline flies to over 300 destinations worldwide, as well as major cities in India such as Bangalore, Delhi and Mumbai.
Use the search form at the top of the page to begin searching for flights with any of these airlines and more.
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Departure Airport Information
Only a select number of airports in India offer direct flights to the US, including New Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai.
Indira Gandhi International Airport
Indira Gandhi International Airport is the primary international airport operating out of New Delhi, India. The airport is a hub for Air India, Alliance Air, IndiGo, SpiceJet and more. Named after Indira Gandhi, the former Prime Minister of India, it has been classed as the busiest airport in India measured by passenger traffic since 2009. Three airlines, Air India, United Airlines and American Airlines, fly out of the airport to the US on a weekly basis - this includes flying to New York, Chicago, Newark and San Francisco.
Kempegowda International Airport
Kempegowda International Airport, based in Bangalore, is an international airport serving the southern region of India. It is a hub for AirAsia India, Alliance Air, IndiGo and more. The airport is named after Kempe Gowda I, the founder of Bangalore. United Airlines is currently the only airline flying to the US from Kempegowda International, but there are plans for American Airlines to begin operating regular flights to Seattle from marzo 2023.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, otherwise known as Mumbai International Airport, is an international airport serving Mumbai and surrounding regions. It is a hub for Air India, Vistara, Go First and IndiGo. The airport was classed as the second busiest airport in India as of 2019 with passenger traffic reaching just over 49 million in 2018. United Airlines is currently the only airline flying to the US from Mumbai Airport with its only US destination being Newark.
Arrival Airport Information
New York JFK Airport
JFK Airport, also known as John F. Kennedy International Airport, is the main international airport operating flights out of New York City. Over 90 airlines fly into and out of the airport on a regular basis including American Airlines, Air India and United Airlines. Being the busiest airport out of New York's six airports, the airport connects all six inhabited continents.
San Francisco International Airport
San Francisco International Airport is an international airport based in California and is a major gateway between the US and Asia. The airport is a hub for United Airlines which flies weekly between Bangalore and San Francisco. Air India also flies to the airport from New Delhi on a weekly basis.
Can I fly directly between India and the USA?
Absolutely! There are a variety of airports that you can depart from and arrive at within India and the US. Airlines that fly direct flights from India to the USA include Air India, American Airlines and United Airlines. Use our search form at the top of the page to search for flights from India to USA and compare flight times, costs and onboard services provided by each airline so you can find the route that best suits you.
What is the flight time between India and the US?
Depending on which airport in India you choose to fly from and where you plan to arrive in the US, the flight duration will vary. For example, if you're flying from New Delhi to New York, you can expect the flight to last just over 14 hours. The longest flight duration between India and the US is if you're flying from Bangalore to San Francisco - these flights typically last just over 17 hours.
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