India Domestic Flights
Do I need a passport for domestic flights in India?
Currently, a passport is not required for Indian nationals when travelling on domestic flights within India. However, passengers are required to have a valid form of identity. This could include the following:
- Driving License
- Election Voter Photo Card
- PAN Card (issued by the Income Tax department)
- Photo Identity cards issued by Government
- Photo public and reputed Private sector organisations (issued by their employer, government or private organisation)
- Photo Credit Card
For children or students at school, a college or school identity card is also considered acceptable proof of identification. Infants travelling with their parents should not require identification, assuming that their parents have valid identification. However, it is recommended that children under 2 who travel for free without a seat on the plane take their birth certificate with them, to prove their age.
Passengers who are not Indian nationals, but are foreign nationals will need a passport on their Indian internal flights. Read more about travel documents for flights here.
How early do I need to arrive for domestic flights in India?
Generally, passengers won’t need to arrive as early for their domestic flights as they could if they were flying internationally. Please see the check in times above for popular domestic Indian airlines to see the latest check-in time, and plan your arrival at the airport around that.
When is the best time to find cheap domestic flights for India?
There are many tips and tricks you can follow to help get cheap domestic flights in India. For example, our blog on the cheapest day to buy flights is good for finding general tips about booking cheap flights. However, for domestic flights in India specific information, you should do your research and look up peak times for visiting India, and things such as big events in the areas you are planning to travel to which might bump the price up.
How much baggage can I take on domestic flights within India?
Baggage will depend on the airline you are flying with. When searching and selecting a flight on Alternative Airlines, the included baggage will be displayed, with additional baggage available for purchase displayed as an option.
Can I book domestic flights in India online?
Yes! You can book many domestic flights in India online at Alternative Airlines. Simply use the search bar above to enter your flight search, select your desired flights and simply continue on with the payment process.
Are fruits allowed in domestic flights India?
You will have to get the permission of the airline you are flying with to see if you are allowed to take fruits with you on domestic flights. Read more about the foods you can fly with here, or alternatively, you can check out our information about booking an airline meal if you’d prefer a meal on your flight.