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Flights to Chennai in 2024

Find the latest flights to Chennai in 2024, with up-to-date prices and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 632,432 searches and data was last updated on 11 April 2024.

Popular in

December

Cheapest in

August

Average price

$1,357

Return from

$656

One-way from

$380
High demand for flights, 20% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average for return flights in April 2024
From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Chennai
One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) to Chennai (MAA)

Average price of flights to Chennai by month

Plan your trip to Chennai by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight to Chennai is currently $0 while a return flight costs $0. Price data was last updated on 7 April 2024.

Currently, February is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Chennai (average of $624). Flying to Chennai in December will prove the most costly (average of $1,119). There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

January

$1,056

February

$956

March

$959

April

$1,080

May

$1,037

June

$1,200

July

$1,121

August

$1,037

September

$1,203

October

$1,071

November

$1,097

December

$1,714

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.

Temperature and rainfall in Chennai by month

Plan your trip to Chennai by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

MAA

Temperature

25 - 33 °C

If weather is an important factor for your trip to Chennai, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, May is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 33.0 C. Travellers hoping to avoid the cold should look outside of January, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 25.0 C).

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

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a return flight to Chennai. Price data was last updated on 28 January 2024.
The best time to book flights to Chennai is 88 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.
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When is the cheapest time to fly to Chennai?

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Users looking for the lowest fares to Chennai should consider flying on Saturday afternoons, when prices are typically cheapest. Budget-minded travellers will want to avoid Friday evenings, when prices are usually at their highest.
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Reviews of airlines servicing Chennai

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Chennai. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Chennai. Reviews last updated 11 April 2024.
See what other customers who have flown with Scoot, SriLankan Airlines and Air India to Chennai have to say. Users have also rated airlines in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.3
Very Good
1,492 reviews

Crew

8.7

Food

7.8

Boarding

8.4

Overall

8.3

Entertainment

8.2

Comfort

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

I'm a long time SQ patron. For good reason. Had a similar trip last year and took another airline (at that time, price was the main factor). This time I took SQ as they had really good rates. No comparison. Dependable, reliable service and excellent aircraft. No issue with my special checked in item (a guitar that had to be handled differently) on my way to my destination (not this flight). In the previous mentioned other airline, they misplace my luggage upon arrival. After spending about an hour (with no effective help from that airline's agent), I managed to find it at another belt!

8.3
Very Good
1,492 reviews
8.3
Very Good
1,492 reviews

Crew

8.7

Food

7.8

Boarding

8.4

Overall

8.3

Entertainment

8.2

Comfort

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

I'm a long time SQ patron. For good reason. Had a similar trip last year and took another airline (at that time, price was the main factor). This time I took SQ as they had really good rates. No comparison. Dependable, reliable service and excellent aircraft. No issue with my special checked in item (a guitar that had to be handled differently) on my way to my destination (not this flight). In the previous mentioned other airline, they misplace my luggage upon arrival. After spending about an hour (with no effective help from that airline's agent), I managed to find it at another belt!

8.1
Very Good
4,097 reviews
8.3
Very Good
1,492 reviews

Crew

8.7

Food

7.8

Boarding

8.4

Overall

8.3

Entertainment

8.2

Comfort

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

I'm a long time SQ patron. For good reason. Had a similar trip last year and took another airline (at that time, price was the main factor). This time I took SQ as they had really good rates. No comparison. Dependable, reliable service and excellent aircraft. No issue with my special checked in item (a guitar that had to be handled differently) on my way to my destination (not this flight). In the previous mentioned other airline, they misplace my luggage upon arrival. After spending about an hour (with no effective help from that airline's agent), I managed to find it at another belt!

8.1
Very Good
566 reviews
8.3
Very Good
1,492 reviews

Crew

8.7

Food

7.8

Boarding

8.4

Overall

8.3

Entertainment

8.2

Comfort

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

I'm a long time SQ patron. For good reason. Had a similar trip last year and took another airline (at that time, price was the main factor). This time I took SQ as they had really good rates. No comparison. Dependable, reliable service and excellent aircraft. No issue with my special checked in item (a guitar that had to be handled differently) on my way to my destination (not this flight). In the previous mentioned other airline, they misplace my luggage upon arrival. After spending about an hour (with no effective help from that airline's agent), I managed to find it at another belt!

7.8
Good
1,158 reviews
8.3
Very Good
1,492 reviews

Crew

8.7

Food

7.8

Boarding

8.4

Overall

8.3

Entertainment

8.2

Comfort

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

I'm a long time SQ patron. For good reason. Had a similar trip last year and took another airline (at that time, price was the main factor). This time I took SQ as they had really good rates. No comparison. Dependable, reliable service and excellent aircraft. No issue with my special checked in item (a guitar that had to be handled differently) on my way to my destination (not this flight). In the previous mentioned other airline, they misplace my luggage upon arrival. After spending about an hour (with no effective help from that airline's agent), I managed to find it at another belt!

7.7
Good
4,513 reviews
8.3
Very Good
1,492 reviews

Crew

8.7

Food

7.8

Boarding

8.4

Overall

8.3

Entertainment

8.2

Comfort

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

I'm a long time SQ patron. For good reason. Had a similar trip last year and took another airline (at that time, price was the main factor). This time I took SQ as they had really good rates. No comparison. Dependable, reliable service and excellent aircraft. No issue with my special checked in item (a guitar that had to be handled differently) on my way to my destination (not this flight). In the previous mentioned other airline, they misplace my luggage upon arrival. After spending about an hour (with no effective help from that airline's agent), I managed to find it at another belt!

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.

Related info for your journey

  • What does MAA mean?

    Chennai Airport is MAA. This code is created by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and airlines use IATA codes to identify the departing or arrival airports in the flight routes they service.

  • 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.

  • Can I find cheaper flights to Chennai if I am willing to have stopovers?

    Yes, flights with stopovers are often cheaper than direct flights. Keep an eye out for flight deals to Chennai on Cheapflights that require 1 or 2 stops for potential cost savings.

  • What is the best airline to fly to Chennai?

    Based on reviews from Cheapflights users, AirAsia is rated the highest out of the airlines that fly to Chennai.

  • What is the cheapest airport to fly to in Chennai?

    Chennai Airport is currently the cheapest airport to fly to in Chennai. One-way flights to Chennai Airport typically cost $28, while return flights cost around $101.

  • How much is a return flight to Chennai?

    A return flight to Chennai will typically cost around $70, however they can be found for as little as $66.

  • Where does the fastest flight to Chennai depart from?

    For those looking to save time traveling to Chennai, Perth offers the quickest one-way flight (13 hours 35 minutes).

  • Does Chennai Airport have car hire?

    Yes. Those touching down at Chennai Airport can take advantage of the car hire services offered upon their arrival.

  • Are there hotels close to Chennai Airport?

    Yes. Chennai Airport has hotels nearby for those requiring accommodations. Laurent & Benon Premium Service Apartment - Gst Road is the closest property to Chennai Airport (0.0 km away from Chennai Airport).

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