If you aren’t able to travel to Mumbai during the month of March, then flying in February is also cheap. Prices for this month can be found on momondo for an average of R5 936.
Most flyers found that booking tickets 60 days in advance of their planned departure date is the best time to get cheap flights to Mumbai. During this timeframe, flight prices are around R6 550. Keep in mind that you might also find cheap flights to Mumbai outside of this time window. In fact, momondo users recently found flights from South Africa to Mumbai for R6 164.
The cheapest day to depart from South Africa to Mumbai is on a Tuesday when prices can be found for as low as R6 813. If your travel schedule is flexible, try to avoid departing on a Monday because tickets tend to average around R7 328. These prices are subject to change though, so be sure to set up a Price Alert for flights to Mumbai.
Flying to Mumbai from South Africa at midday is the least expensive time of day to depart. momondo users have found prices as low as R6 445 when looking at flights departing at midday. In contrast, the most expensive time of day to depart to Mumbai is in the evening when prices are around R8 625.
Those flying to Mumbai could potentially find better pricing at Pune Lohegaon Airport (122 km from Mumbai city centre), depending on the month and departure airport.