Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Sydney to New Delhi
|May||Best time to beat the crowds (20% less expensive on average)|
|December||Most popular time to fly (38% more expensive on average)|
Average price round-trip
|$911||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
Good deal round-trip
Good deal one-way
Air India has waived its change and cancellation fees on flights from Sydney to New Delhi. Confirm policy on booking site.
The average direct flight takes 18h 25m, covering a distance of 10435 km.
There is 1 (direct) flight between Sydney and New Delhi per week.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($589) and Cathay Pacific ($755), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Multiple Airlines ($1,035) and Cathay Pacific ($1,203).
Air India flies once weekly (Monday).
From Sydney to New Delhi, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from New Delhi back to Sydney , the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Wednesday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Sydney you will be using Sydney Kingsford Smith, often referred to as Sydney Airport. You will be landing at New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl, also known as New Delhi Airport.
To avoid public transport after your flight from Sydney to New Delhi, you can hire a taxi at the taxi rank outside of the arrivals area. A taxi from New Delhi Airport to New Delhi’s commercial area, Connaught Place, will cost around Rs 400-950 ($8-20). The trip can take anywhere from 20-30 minutes, depending on the time of day.
If you need to make last-minute travel arrangements, catch up on some work before your flight or simply pass the time with your favourite streaming service, you can access unlimited free Wi-Fi in Terminals 1 and 2 of Sydney Airport. To keep your batteries full, there are also dedicated charging areas on both levels of the terminals.
To take a shower, relax, grab a snack or pass the time outside of the busy boarding area, Sydney Airport features several lounge areas that are available to travellers. Non-members/card carriers can access six out of the seven lounges, with entry fees starting at approximately $50, and membership options available for purchase onsite.
Buses have a very similar fare to the metro system, and they can be much more crowded. It can be difficult to find room for yourself and your luggage, especially if it’s your first time in New Delhi. Travel time can also be quite a bit longer due to the varying number of stops. Although there are bus connections to the centre, the metro is much more convenient.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Food and crew was good"
Cons: "An adults only section would be great as there were a lot of screaming children on board, also seats were a bit on the small side"
Pros: "Food is amazing, planes are good."
Cons: "The boarding crew at the gate did not say anything while weighing the carry on bag. I was ask to go to another person who issued me check in baggage sticker and told me to hand over your baggage to a person inside. At last he mentioned to not put any valuables in that bag. My carry on bag was just 1lb extra and the first person could have told me right away and I would have thrown away chocolates and brought down the weight to permissible limit. In general passenger do carry valuable stuff in carry on bag. I had to follow whatever I was told."
Pros: "Great seats, great crew."
Cons: "Was not anything too exciting on Entertainment with regards to movies, but personal choice really."
Pros: "Plane was large and comfortable."
Cons: "Boarding was chaotic and confusing."
Pros: "The crew were very helpful and the food was good."
Cons: "There was no soap in the toilets on the stretch from Sydney to Dubai. The film choice also seemed poor."
Pros: "Crew was good"
Pros: "Overall good experience."
Cons: "If could have got seats of our choice."
Pros: "Seat was fixed for such a long flight it is hazardous to the spine ."
Cons: "Allow the seat to slightly recline like any other airline"
Pros: "The crew were superlative."
Cons: "The seat folded to a flat bed, yet the boulder area remained raised, making the comfort level for a tall person, somewhat rest cited. My neck really quite sore as a result. Was an old plane tho, and the controls for movies , seats etc were archaic"
Pros: "Crew was average food was below average service was below par. Emirates is slipping. Boarding and deboarding was the worst."
Cons: "Lots to be improved. Crew food boarding on board service."
Cons: "Everything about the flight was great with the exception that the WiFi was pretty terrible and didnt work the final few hours of the flight. I raise the issue because customers shouldn’t pay $15 for it if it doesn’t work."
Pros: "For an economy seat, was very comfortable!! Love the food."
Pros: "Overall a decent flight."
Cons: "Didn’t like the boarding experience. You have somebody look at the boarding pass but then they sent us to a waiting area. The waiting/boarding area didn’t have space to make nice lines fir boarding so it was pretty haphazardly organized. You really can do better."
Cons: "We didn't get to fly from SYDNEY to CHRISTCHURCH when we were supposed to!"
Cons: "Main problems at Dubai airport. Employee at the airport charged me money for the same luggage that Newark employees said it is according to air line rules. That shocked me. I didn’t buy anything from Dubai. I think it’s not right."
Pros: "the seats, the window"
Cons: "fliglth to short"
Cons: "Co passenger is rude or showed attitude"
Cons: "You cancelled my return ticket without informing me or giving a refund. Lied about the refund in the emails you sent me."
Pros: "nothing out of ordinary"
Cons: "The aircraft has no or little serviceable inflight entertainment. The food offered on board is really bad. Any additional water has to be paid for"
Cons: "I cant cause im still at quantos waiting for them to find my god damn bags!"
Pros: "Comfortable overall, not much turbulance"
Pros: "Excellent service and smooth take off!"
Pros: "Comfort, amenities"
Pros: "Emirates leg was good. Easy checkin and I think slightly large than usual seats."
Cons: "I bought a return from Emirates with the returning flight from Australia to London as a code share with Qantas. Qantas does not honour the e-ticekts from Emirates and will NOT allow you to preselect seats online. You have to hope for a good seat at airport checkin. Too bad, as I would have been prepared to pay extra for a seat upgrade."
Cons: "One carryon and no personal item - inconvenient and irritating! Security staff disposed of manicure scissors that met printed guidelines. Checked baggage was damaged, will avoid Emirates because of this. Staff, comfort, and food were very good, but will still select other airlines"
Cons: "Was not told that my luggage was on a weght system and not a piece system for a n international flight. I ended up paying $249 for my extra suitcase that weighted 25 lbs and it was only a 2.5 hour flighr!"
Cons: "Both the flights were delayed. No accommodation was offered. With two little kids we planned and even payed more to travel with this airline. Overall, experience was big disappointment. Our expectations were much higher than what we experienced."
Pros: "Our seats & the crew."
Cons: "Food was ok & entertainment was ok but not great."
Pros: "A380! Overall is good. I liked a bag of accessories including eye mask and socks."
Cons: "In flight food in Arabic style, my brother didn't like much of that styled food. But I'm OK with it. They provided light meal ( "pide" lamb/veggie filled bread or choice of fruit). The veggie pide was a bit weird. But overall, the food was not so bad."
Pros: "Got upgraded to Business!"
Cons: "Nothing really, crew was professional"
Pros: "Bar in business class"
Cons: "The fact that I didn't fly due to ill health and got no refund"
Pros: "all entertrainment onboard is excellent ."
Cons: "the flight is good,,but unfortunately the staff is not accomodating that much,,need some basic training on what kind of food you are serving to passenger.."
Cons: "Food was goof"
Pros: "Food was great! The aircraft was very nice and the flight attendants were so helpful! Only a 3 1/2 hour flight and it was the best way I have flown!"
Pros: "Entertainment is good"
Cons: "Flight was good"
Pros: "Loved the Emirates experience as always, esp the in-flight experience (incl food) and entertainment."
Cons: "Captain's announcements in the flights were also either not loud enough or not intelligible."
Pros: "flight on time.. no delays. Very courteous."
Cons: "nothing to unlike"
Cons: "Need nice tea"
Pros: "The entertainment system"
Cons: "Everything else"
Pros: "Crew was friendly"
Cons: "Flight was a hour late, then we sat on the plane for another half hour because people were in the wrong seat"
Pros: "Emirates doesn't fail! Great service!"
Cons: "On a long flight to Australia- the crew can occasionally tidy up the bathrooms"
Pros: "Lots of leg room. Excellent entertainment system."
Cons: "Not every seat had a power outlet. They took the headphones back a little too soon."
Pros: "I liked the in flight entertainment, food, and decent leg room in comparison to other airlines. Also, a plus they have a good beverage selection."
Cons: "Not much I didn't like"
Cons: "nothing it was perfect"
Pros: "Food and staff's courtesy."
Cons: "Lot of rush at transit point."
Cons: "Flight from Dubai to Delhi could use better TVs, more modern quality and food as well"
Pros: "Emirates is great airline, but Dubai to Delhi trip very bad, also crew has very bad attitude."
Cons: "Emirates flight Dubai to New Delhi is very bad, you have to walk 30+ minutes to gate, and boarding is a mess."
Pros: "Meals, comfort, and crew all above average."
Cons: "Nothing really"
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "It was a good flight"
Cons: "The flight was great"
Cons: "Seat was very uncomfortably"
Pros: "Excellent crew"
Cons: "It was nice experience"
Pros: "Seats were ok on par with other airlines. Food served was good."
Cons: "More leg space."
Pros: "miracle fight landed on time"
Cons: "terrible food - poor entertaiment system with limited choice and old movies - crew always on the pa"
Cons: "flight delayed as usual"
Cons: "Even though our baby has broken leg our stroller was not delivered to Hongkong so we had to carry our baby whole afternoon on hands..also after arrival from Hongkong to DPS Bali one of our suitcases was destroyed- very bad experience"
Pros: "Having a single restroom in the economy plus section had folks climbing over each other, especially the bulkhead seats, all of the flight. Even the flight attendants had to climb over the bulkhead folks feet."
Cons: "The second security check before boarding had people jumping from their seat section to be checked, as the security staff weren't concerned about people's seating priority. It also seemed a couple of economy plus ladies sat in business class."
Pros: "I am so blessed for their upgrade to primum economy, that was incredible experience for me and my two sisters. Thanks"
Cons: "My earphones was broken, a little bed for me. Entertainment without sport news."
Cons: "Worst international trip I have taken in my 51 years. Was so cramped in my seat i literally could not move or reach for my things under my seat. Never again taking Cathay Pacific."
Pros: "Food was good, comfy seats. Nice crew."
Pros: "Very efficient and courteous, a pleasure to fly with your airline."
Cons: "Don’t change anything!"
Pros: "Flight attendant was very kind and helpful. I was very tired and was feeling a little under the weather. She checked in with me frequently throughout the flight to make sure I was well, brought me hot water to sip on, and just made sure I was as comfortable as possible. My regret is that I didn’t catch her name."
Pros: "Smooth, uneventful travel all was well."
Cons: "Plane from Manila to Hong Kong was newer and better than the plane from Hong Kong to Newark. Upgrade the planes for longer hours flight"
Pros: "Efficient service."
Cons: "The sound jack on my seat was dysfunctional and the sound kept cutting out unless I had my hand on the jack for 12 hours. It was CX806 flight."
Pros: "The flight was on time and the crew was very attentive. Loved Cathay Pacific’s signature non alcoholic drink”Ocean Breeze”."
Cons: "The food was really not at the level you would expect. There was only a pork and a fish option. The fish was fishy and the dessert was gelatin cake thing that did not appease my dessert craving."
Pros: "Great Crew, excellent food, fantastic entertainment! I flew coach and for the value it was fantastic!"
Cons: "There really wasn't anything about this flight I disliked! I even had an empty seat next to me!"
Pros: "Overalll the flight was okay and the company crew is very helpful!"
Cons: "The only problem is if you need to go in the first flight at 6am to Hong-Kong.... they will only open the check in at 4:30 and usually you find a big waiting line. You won’t have time to do anything stead check in, go directly to inspection, after to migration to finally go straight ahead to the gate to hopefully have time to enter in the flight... to tide"
Pros: "FLIGHT WAS CANCELLED"
Cons: "Airline could have have notified us the flight was cancelled via email before we got to the airport. THEY DID NOT. We had to wait in general airport area for SIX HOURS, before we could check in to new flight. We planned trip to arrive to unfamiliar destination during day time. We arrived at MIDNIGHT! AWFUL!!!!"
Pros: "All was good until missed connection"
Cons: "Missed connection due to late arrival. CP switched us to AC. 7 hour layover"
Pros: "Flight staff was awesome. They were all so thoughtful and extremely positive. It made a long trip so much more enjoyable!"
Cons: "Nothing! Super pleasant experience"
Pros: "The crew were very polite, efficient and attentive."
Cons: "On the first leg of our journey the seats were very difficult to adjust. We required the help of the attendants."
Pros: "Everything thing worked out well except for the food for my wife. Sitting all the way in the back wasn't that bad because no one was behind us and we could fully recline."
Cons: "Kayak or Cathay provided no options to select meal preference while checking in online more than 24hrs before departure."
Cons: "old plane"
Cons: "Gate staff was not patient and friendly. No advanced notification before flight cancellation. Poor communication after flight cancellation. No instructions for remediation for flight cancellation only tell customer to get checked in luggage bag and go home. No initiative to handle the incident. We waited for 2 hours at the counter for explanation and information for re-arrangement for the flight. Really disappointed with this flight."
Pros: "The Denpasar Airport had been closed for days due to Ash/Volcano Agung, so luckily our Flight departed as planned, and on time. Was easily re-assigned a new seat (middle to aisle) at the gate. The staff was attentive and courteous."
Cons: "We had a roundtrip ticket from Denpasar to Bali. We were in Thailand when Bali's Mount Agung erupted and called Cathay Pacific requesting our fees be waived to change our return flight from Denpasar, Hong Kong, Newark to Bangkok-Hong Kong-Newark. Cathay Pacific said the fee to change our flight is $350, and plus the difference in the new ticket price. That option was very expensive. We were very stressed about returning to Bali due to the High Alert warnings. The Denpasar Airport was closed for days -- and our request was not unreasonable."
Pros: "Seats weren't much comfortable."
Cons: "Food wasn't bad but above average."
Cons: "Poor leg room, very tough for a tall guy"
Pros: "Flying beats driving"
Cons: "General boarding was first come, first served vs by zone or seats."
Pros: "Boarding was quick and efficient. Crew did their job pleasantly ."
Cons: "Food was very ordinary, not up to what I expect in business class."
Pros: "From above ---to serve us, without getting sick, great job by the crew.t"
Cons: "They had us board from gate 4 and they added a security station and we wandered around trying to find the gate. Someone should have stayed out there to tell us why we couldn't even approach gate 4. It was total confusion being seated in gate 3."
Cons: "Nothing as such"
Pros: "Pilots were great! Flight staff didn't seem to care much. Didn't hand out water or juice. When asking for it it seemed like a problem. Wasn't impressed."
Pros: "Good service"
Pros: "not a full flight so obviously more comfortable"
Cons: "did not like having to deplane then reboard"
Pros: "Cathay Pacific agent was there to guide us to connection"
Cons: "Flight was delayed leading to harried connection."
Pros: "No issues with airline just other passengers. Plane was older model but very clean. Noticed flight attendants cleaning washrooms frequently. Meals were timely and quite tasty. Even though did not partake, liked how there were snacks available."
Cons: "Boarding process was disorganized (no zones or group boarding, just everyone getting in line at once), but still departed on time."
Cons: "When we booked we asked for a child's meal and we advised of allergies. However I don't see why we would have to ask as we booked a child's seat and you have to provide the age which she is 4. When onboard from SYD/HKG and HKG/LONDON, NO meal was available for our child except for what everyone else was eating. She is anaphylaxis to shellfish, she was given shrimp!!!!! I am sure if she was given a child's meal she would not have got this. We were then told we have to advise the airline 12 hours before we fly that we want a child's meal. I am sorry but when travelling we should not have to do this and nor have we ever had to do it on any other airline. Poor poor poor!!!!"
Cons: "when can CX remove those terrible sliding seats?"
Pros: "The service and quality are absolutely OK, the airline is awesome!"
Pros: "Good service. Love that you can have wine with dinner! Good size blankets provided."
Cons: "They called us to board early and then we stood there for about 10 minutes before they actually started letting people through the gates."
Pros: "Excellent job with the aircraft"
Pros: "amazing they offer a meal!"
Cons: "as it was a red eye flight it would've been great if there were more seats open so one could sleep. the leg room is pretty small even for a not-tall person (5'4")"
Pros: "The service and food was excellent!"
Cons: "The seat would not lean back d/t the person sitting behind me"
Airlines flying from Sydney to New Delhi have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Sydney to New Delhi
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Sydney to New Delhi
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Sydney to New Delhi
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Sydney to New Delhi
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Sydney to New Delhi