Airfare to Bangalore, India
Bangalore is the unofficial tech and science capital of India, with a large western-company presence. The capital of Karnataka state, it lists Vidhana Soudha, the legislative house, the carved-from-stone statue at Bull Temple, and luscious garden Lal Bagh among its top draws.
Airfare to Bangalore will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates.
Also consider flights into Chennai, India. To get between the cities, you can grab a spot on a train, bus or flight. Look for cheap flights on no frills airlines. Jetstar Asia Airways, Kingfisher Airlines, Paramount Airways, spiceJet, Alliance Air and Air Deccan fly to Bangalore. And although it will take longer to reach your destination, a bus or train could save you enough cash to make it worth your while.
Another possible money-saving tip is to look for flights that go through Bangkok, Thailand; Delhi, India; or another major gateway city instead of flying direct. Because there are more flights – and competition – from these cities on low budget airlines, you can save some cash over flying non-stop to your destination. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
Finally, consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. Air India and Indian Airlines are the national airlines. However, Malaysian Airlines, Royal Nepal and other airlines also stop in Bangalore.
The most expensive air tickets to Bangalore are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the New Year. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.
Summary of Money Saving Tips:
- Fly mid-week
- Book your holiday during the off-peak season
- Consider flying into Chennai, India and traveling overland to Bangalore via train or bus
- Look for flights that go through large cities, with many flights
- Check out carriers besides the national airline – they may undercut the monopolistic competition
For more information on Bangalore, check out BootsnAll’s Bangalore Travel Guide.