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Cheapest flights to Chennai airports

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CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM Sydney TO Chennai

Sydney (SYD) to Chennai (MAA)

Typically, flights to Chennai from Sydney are cheaper when flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Chennai, which has an average price of $874

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO CHENNAI FROM SYDNEYMay16% cheaperFlying from Sydney to Chennai costs on average just $735 in May
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO CHENNAI FROM SYDNEYDecember65% more expensiveIt costs about $1,442 for flights to Chennai from Sydney in December
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO CHENNAI FROM SYDNEYDecember727% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Chennai from Sydney in December than any other month

When is the best time to fly to Chennai?

How long does it take to fly to Chennai?

If your flight to Chennai, India, departs from Sydney Airport, your travel time is likely to be around 14 hours. When flying from Adelaide, your flight routes are expected to have one stopover and a flight time of around 15 hours, while flights departing from Brisbane International Airport are likely to have one stopover and a flight time about 14 to 17 hours.

Where can you fly directly into Chennai from?

Unfortunately, you won’t find direct flights to Chennai, India, from Australian airports as these routes require at least one stopover before making the journey to Chennai. Flights from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Chennai International Airport, Chennai, will often have stopovers in Singapore. Travelling out of Brisbane? Your flights are likely to have a single stopover in Singapore or Dubai along the way. When flying out of Adelaide Airport, you’ll find Chennai flight deals with routes going through Hong Kong or Singapore.

  • What is the cheapest month to fly to Chennai?

    The month of May is, on average, the cheapest month to fly to Chennai from Australia, with most prices found around $735. If you aren\u2019t able to travel to Chennai during the month of May, then flying in March is also cheap. Prices for this month can be found on momondo for an average of $739.

  • How far in advance should I book a flight to Chennai?

    In general, most travellers find the cheapest time to book a flight to Chennai is about 41 days prior to their departure date, when tickets on average are $874. However, in the past 72 hours, people saw flights from Australia for as low as $851.

  • What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to Chennai?

    The cheapest day to depart on your flight to Chennai is on a Wednesday when prices can be found for as low as $922. This is often the case because there is less demand to fly during this day of the week. Be sure to avoid booking your departure on a Saturday as prices are generally higher than usual. According to our data, the average ticket price to Chennai on Saturday is $1,001.

  • What is the cheapest time of day to depart on your flight to Chennai?

    Flying to Chennai from Australia at midday is the least expensive time of day to depart. momondo users have found prices as low as $931 when looking at flights departing at midday. Try not to purchase tickets in the afternoon because they tend to be around $1,212. Of course, these prices can vary depending on the time of year and what airport you fly to.

  • Is there an alternative airport near Chennai?

    Finding an alternative and possibly cheaper destination airport near Chennai is possible. If you are planning a flight to Chennai, consider booking flights to Tirupati Airport (100 km from Chennai city centre) or Pondicherry Airport (134 km from Chennai city centre).


Chennai flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in Australia to Chennai found recently by users on momondo
Malaysia Airlines
30 Jun.
ADL04:15Adelaide
18h 30m
1 stop
MAA22:45Chennai
24 Jul.
MAA19:55Chennai
27h 05m
1 stop
ADL23:00Adelaide
Malaysia Airlines
11 May
SYD09:25Sydney Kingsford Smith
13h 50m
1 stop
MAA23:15Chennai
22 Jun.
MAA19:55Chennai
29h 35m
1 stop
SYD01:30Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple Airlines
11 May
SYD09:25Sydney Kingsford Smith
13h 50m
1 stop
MAA23:15Chennai
22 Jun.
MAA19:55Chennai
18h 00m
2 stops
SYD13:55Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple Airlines
30 Jun.
ADL04:15Adelaide
18h 30m
1 stop
MAA22:45Chennai
24 Jul.
MAA19:55Chennai
29h 30m
2 stops
ADL01:25Adelaide
Multiple Airlines
6 Jun.
MEL04:00Melbourne
19h 15m
2 stops
MAA23:15Chennai
13 Jun.
MAA19:55Chennai
27h 30m
1 stop
MEL23:25Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
6 Jun.
MEL06:30Melbourne
16h 45m
2 stops
MAA23:15Chennai
13 Jun.
MAA19:55Chennai
19h 10m
2 stops
MEL15:05Melbourne

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Chennai

If you're looking for one-way flights from Australia to Chennai, view some of our deals below.
Multiple Airlines
16 Mar.
SYD17:45Sydney Kingsford Smith
30h 05m
1 stop
MAA23:50Chennai
Multiple Airlines
23 Feb.
SYD16:45Sydney Kingsford Smith
30h 05m
1 stop
MAA22:50Chennai
Multiple Airlines
19 Mar.
MEL15:40Melbourne
17h 05m
1 stop
MAA08:45Chennai

Which airlines fly to Chennai?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Chennai
  • Which airlines fly to Chennai?

    Based on our data, the most popular airlines that fly to Chennai from Australia are Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Scoot and SriLankan Airlines. There may also be other airline options depending on where in Australia you’re flying from.


Airports near Chennai

Below you will find all the airports in Chennai along with their distance from the city centre

How do you get to the city centre from Chennai Airport?

Chennai Airport is located near the city centre and offers a variety of options for getting there. Many hotels in the city offer a private airport shuttle, but this will need to be arranged before you depart. You can make use of the free shuttle that will transport you to the metro station, where you can take the Blue Line Metro to the city centre in just about an hour. There is a bus service, through MTC, that you can take from outside Terminal 1 and will take you to the city in just about an hour depending on traffic. Taxi apps are available in the city and can be relied on to get to the city centre from the airport.


Popular routes to Chennai

Most frequently searched flights to Chennai along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
Sydney to Chennai Flights
Fastest flight time13h 50m
Cheapest price$864
Melbourne to Chennai Flights
Fastest flight time14h 30m
Cheapest price$907
Singapore to Chennai Flights
Fastest flight time4h 00m
Cheapest price$286
Brisbane to Chennai Flights
Fastest flight time17h 05m
Cheapest price$1,005
Perth to Chennai Flights
Fastest flight time38h 10m
Cheapest price$1,528
Adelaide to Chennai Flights
Fastest flight time26h 50m
Cheapest price$1,567
Coolangatta to Chennai Flights
Fastest flight time42h 40m
Cheapest price$1,699
Canberra to Chennai Flights
Fastest flight time38h 30m
Cheapest price$1,412
Darwin to Chennai Flights
Fastest flight time54h 45m
Cheapest price$2,680

Visa requirements for visiting Chennai

What passport or visa requirements are there when visiting Chennai?

If you're travelling to Chennai in India with an Australian passport, you will need to obtain a visa before entering the country. You can apply for an eVisa online that will allow you to stay in the country for up to 90 days. You can do this twice a year but not within the same 180-day period. Your passport will need to be valid for the entirety of your stay. Processing time is typically five days but can be pushed to two if you pay an extra fee.


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Best things to do and see in Chennai

What can you see and do in Chennai?

Chennai is located along the Bay of Bengal in the eastern part of India and currently serves as the capital of the state Tamil Nadu. You’ll find a variety of attractions and sights to see as well as activities to partake in. If you’re looking to spend time on the beaches of Chennai, some popular options with many tourists are Edward Elliot's Beach, Thiruvalluvar Nagar Beach and ECR Beach. While travelling with children, you’ll find a couple of places like B.M. Birla Planetarium, Arignar Anna Zoological Park and Chennai Snake Park Trust with a variety of activities for all to enjoy. One popular activity for many travellers is to explore the temples in Chennai, such as Ashtalakshmi Temple, Vadapalani Murugan Temple, Sri Kaalikambal Temple and Arupadai Veedu Murugan Temple. If you want to explore the outdoors and take a gentle stroll or hike in the area, you can make your way to places like Guindy National Park, Semmozhi Poonga or Madhavaram Botanical Garden.