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Cheap flights from Melbourne to Chennai

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Melbourne (MEL) to Chennai (MAA)

All the information you need to plan the best MEL to MAA flight in 2021: compare Melbourne to Chennai flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chennai.
MEL - MAA
Price
$654 - $1,354
MAA
Temperature
29 - 38 °C
MAA
Precipitation
15 - 374 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 39% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 21% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$654

From Melbourne to Chennai

One-way from

$877

One-way flight from Melbourne to Chennai

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly return from Melbourne Airport to Chennai?

Departing on a Monday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 8% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Melbourne Airport to Chennai?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 60 days in advance, which can save you up to 12% on flights from Melbourne Airport to Chennai compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 60 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $926. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $1,019.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Melbourne Airport to Chennai?

Our data shows that August tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Chennai from Melbourne Airport. Users have commonly found prices around $833 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $597. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne Airport to Chennai (MEL - MAA)?

It’s optimal to fly from Melbourne Airport to Chennai in the evening. By choosing this option you can save up to 15% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight at midday.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to Chennai in September, October 2021

The best prices found for MEL to MAA flights in September, October
17 Sep - 30 Sep
$2,238pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
17 Sep - 30 Sep
$2,350pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
5 Oct - 13 Oct
$2,504pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne

Melbourne to Chennai 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chennai from Melbourne found for this year
6 Dec - 6 Jan
$1,914pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
7 Dec - 6 Jan
$1,935pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
7 Dec - 6 Jan
$1,936pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne

One-way flights to Chennai from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to Chennai
20:30 - 18:45
Malaysia Airlines
1 stop
27h 45m
MEL - MAA
Malaysia Airlines
$877
CheapFaresNow
18:45 - 01:30
Oman Air
2 stops
37h 15m
MEL - MAA
Oman Air
$1,003
Tripmonster
18:25 - 20:45
Etihad Airways
1 stop
31h 50m
MEL - MAA
Etihad Airways
$1,026
Tripmonster

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Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to Chennai

What airport do you fly into for flights to Chennai from Melbourne?

If you book a flight to Chennai from Melbourne, you will be flying to Chennai, which is the city’s only airport. Chennai (MAA) is located 16.5 km from the centre of Chennai. There are 0 flights from Melbourne to Chennai per day from 12 different airlines.

Which airlines flying from Melbourne to Chennai have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Malaysia Airlines, Scoot, and SriLankan Airlines flying from Melbourne to Chennai have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Melbourne to Chennai to control the spread of COVID-19?

Etihad Airways is one of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travellers flying from Melbourne to Chennai are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, socially-distanced seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

Can I find flights from Melbourne Airport to Chennai for under $2,000 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne Airport to Chennai for under $2,000. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $1,914, but on average you can expect to pay $2,322.

How popular is this Melbourne Airport to Chennai flight route?

Within the past month, 11,067 users have taken a look at flights from Melbourne to Chennai.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Melbourne Airport to Chennai return?

Flying on Emirates is currently your cheapest option to Chennai, with prices starting at $8,239.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Melbourne Airport to Chennai one-way?

For one-way options, check prices for Malaysia Airlines. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $825. Users have also found prices from $937 and $1,003 on Malaysia Airlines and Etihad Airways, respectively.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Chennai, India

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Chennai from Melbourne?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Melbourne to Chennai

Most visitors from Melbourne will not be allowed to enter Chennai.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Melbourne must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Chennai.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Melbourne are not required to quarantine after entering Chennai.

Do I need a test to fly back to Melbourne from Chennai?

Returning to Melbourne from Chennai

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Chennai must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Melbourne.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Chennai are not required to quarantine after entering Melbourne.

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Alternative routes for Melbourne to Chennai

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Chennai

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Melbourne to Chennai.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = ₹54
Average temperature for September in Chennai
35.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in Chennai
134.0 mm

Airports servicing Melbourne

Airports servicing Chennai

Top 10 airlines flying from Melbourne to Chennai

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Melbourne to Chennai choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Qantas Airways
$375 $594 No cancel fee 74%
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Scoot
$370 $681 No cancel fee N/A
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Air India
$515 $715 No cancel fee N/A
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Malaysia Airlines
$459 $741 No cancel fee 67%
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Virgin Australia
$544 $754 No cancel fee 80%
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SriLankan Airlines
$513 $766 No cancel fee 68%
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Thai Airways
$465 $777 No cancel fee 77%
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Cathay Pacific
$536 $790 No cancel fee 72%
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Singapore Airlines
$518 $842 No cancel fee 81%
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Etihad Airways
$606 $874 No cancel fee 75%
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