Cheap flights to Chennai

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Flights to Chennai in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inOctoberHigh demand for flights, 21% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price$1,342Average for return flights in August 2022
Return from$940From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Chennai
One-way from$406One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) to Chennai (MAA)

Cheap flights to Chennai in August, September 2022

The best prices found for MAA flights for August, September
16 Sep. - 29 Sep.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MAA

Chennai

1 stop

14h 45m
MAA

Chennai

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

24h 25m
$1,044

SriLankan Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 5/8/22

10 Sep. - 29 Oct.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MAA

Chennai

1 stop

13h 50m
MAA

Chennai

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

15h 05m
$1,075

Malaysia Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 7/8/22

10 Sep. - 29 Oct.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MAA

Chennai

2 stops

32h 50m
MAA

Chennai

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

15h 05m
$1,086

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 7/8/22

Chennai 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chennai found for this year
21 Oct. - 28 Oct.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MAA

Chennai

1 stop

21h 10m
MAA

Chennai

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

20h 55m
$940

SriLankan Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

21 Oct. - 28 Oct.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MAA

Chennai

1 stop

14h 45m
MAA

Chennai

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

20h 55m
$949

SriLankan Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

16 Oct. - 23 Oct.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MAA

Chennai

1 stop

13h 50m
MAA

Chennai

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

20h 45m
$998

Singapore Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 6/8/22

Last minute flights to Chennai

Late deals on return flights to Chennai, departing today and this week
18 Aug. - 9 Sep.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MAA

Chennai

1 stop

21h 10m
MAA

Chennai

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

38h 00m
$1,159

SriLankan Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

18 Aug. - 10 Sep.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MAA

Chennai

2 stops

17h 55m
MAA

Chennai

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

31h 25m
$1,219

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

18 Aug. - 10 Sep.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MAA

Chennai

1 stop

18h 10m
MAA

Chennai

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

30h 10m
$1,253

Air India

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

What is the cheapest month to fly to Chennai?

The cheapest ticket to Chennai found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

$1,483

February

$1,285

March

$1,218

April

$1,109

May

$1,086

June

$1,136

July

$1,098

August

$1,000

September

$1,021

October

$1,020

November

$1,438

December

$1,658

Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Chennai is August. 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?

Average Chennai flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

SYD - MAA

Price

$999 - $1,834

MAA

Temperature

25 - 33 °C

MAA

Rainfall

10 - 330 mm

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

The best time to book flights to Chennai is 38 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 Monday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Tuesday.

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 evening 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.

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.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Chennai?

If you book a flight to Chennai, you will be flying into Chennai, which is the city’s only airport. Chennai (MAA) is located 16.5 km from the centre of Chennai.