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Flights to Chennai in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 28% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 6% potential price drop
Average price$861Average for round-trip flights in September 2021
Round-trip from$1,871From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Chennai
One-way from$14One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) to Chennai (MAA)

Cheap flights to Chennai in September, October 2021

The best prices found for MAA flights for September, October
30 Oct - 18 Nov
$16,449pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
15 Oct - 18 Nov
$16,489pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
15 Oct - 18 Nov
$16,534pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Chennai 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chennai found for this year
17 Dec - 26 Jan
$1,626pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
17 Dec - 26 Jan
$1,660pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Malaysia Airlines
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
20 Dec - 9 Jan
$1,945pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Cheapest prices for Chennai flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Chennai found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
$788
February
$723
March
$696
April
$788
May
$770
June
$848
July
$747
August
$723
September
$718
October
$708
November
$767
December
$1,056
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Chennai is March. The most expensive month for flights is December. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Chennai Airport?

Average Chennai flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
SYD - MAA
Price
$696 - $1,456
MAA
Temperature
29 - 38 °C
MAA
Precipitation
15 - 374 mm
Flying to Chennai in September is usually considered the best time to fly. However, you will find other deals are always available year round. If you are looking for warm weather when you arrive off of your flight to Chennai then May is statistically the hottest. November is historically the period with most rainfall.

When is the best time to book a flight to Chennai?

The best time to book flights to Chennai is 42 days before your desired departure date. The cost of your flight will likely increase significantly if you book two weeks in advance of your flight.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Chennai?

The cheapest flights to Chennai are usually found when departing on a Wednesday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Saturday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Chennai?

Flights at midday are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Chennai. Flights in the afternoon are usually the most expensive.

When to Fly?

Chennai, affectionately referred to as the ‘Gateway of India’, is a popular tourist destination and is amongst the most populous urban areas in India. Visitors booking flights to Chennai will arrive in the South Eastern coast of India, and experience a tropical climate with the city buffeted by rainfall from the Monsoon and winds from cyclones that pass through the Bay of Bengal seasonally.

In January, Chennai Sangamam celebrates the Tamil Harvest Festival of Pongal which symbolises abundance from a fruitful harvest. Locals and tourists can create unforgettable memories through entertainment such as temple celebrations, decorated cows, martial arts, classic music, street plays, folk music and much more. Chennai Sangaman is India’s largest open festival which welcomes over 2,500 artists and 4,500 performance in venues such as beaches and parks.

January is a busy month of celebrations for Chennai as it also hosts Chennai Dance and Music Festival which is one of the largest of its kind in the world. Visitors take flights to Chennai to participate in this celebration of South Indian dance culture, several venues around the city host performances of vocal and instrumental music as well as dance from over 2,000 participants. The city comes alive with festivities throughout this unmissable cultural extravaganza.

The cheapest time to book flights to Chennai is during the summer season between April and June. At this time the weather is hot and humid, reaching up to 42 degrees Celsius during the day. In the evening, temperatures cool off, dropping down to 25 degrees Celsius. The Monsoon season brings lots of rain between the months of June and September, continuing from October to December. If you don’t mind the weather, you can find cheap flights during the school holidays in July and August.

Destination overview:

Chennai is the capital city of the state of Tamil Nadu and has a gloriously rich culture, which reflects in its Dravidian heritage. Chennai remains a cultural hub, where classical dance, architecture, music, crafts and sculpture interweave into its artistic fabric.

Festivals occur throughout the year, one of the most famous ones being Pongal. This festival marks the beginning of a 6-month period, when the sun makes its journey northwards. Pongal usually begins in the second week of January and lasts for 4 days. December is another exciting time to visit, to attend the music festival.

Guests are treated to a host of performances, from Tamil Nadu’s most prominent artists. A variety of dance festivals are staged throughout the year and you should check out Bharat Natyam. This classical dance is beautifully expressive and synonymous to Tamil Nadu culture.

Marina Beach is a top tourist hotspot and honeymooning couples can enjoy romantic long walks alongside the ocean. There is a great selection of restaurants and natural scenic surroundings make this location a favourite for Hindu and Islamic festivals.

 

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Getting around Chennai

Trains are a reliable and convenient way to travel around the city and can be a preferred option over taxis as roads are quite congested. There are two main long distance trains that connect Chennai to the nearby cities of Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore. Make sure you book your train tickets in advance if you are planning to visit any of them. The suburban network train service travels across the city. Buses are another option and ideal when travelling to Marina Beach.

Getting downtown:

Chennai International Airport (MAA) is located across the areas of Tirusulam, Meenambakkam and Pallavaram, around 16 km south-west of the city centre. Most travellers catch prepaid taxis to the city. Tirusulam train station is also located nearby, opposite the airport. Suburban trains from this station take passengers to Egmore in the city centre. The journey time is around 40 minutes in duration.

There are also bus services to the city, however the bus stops are located a considerable distance away from new airport terminals. You can also book airport transfers online in advance. Rental car desks are also situated throughout the airport.

 

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What airport do you fly into for flights to Chennai?

For a flight to Chennai, you will be flying into Chennai. Chennai (MAA) is just 16.5 km from the centre of the city.

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