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The best prices from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Chennai are usually found in May or March, booked 41 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Friday and return on a Tuesday

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Sydney (SYD) to Chennai (MAA)

All the information you need to plan the best SYD to MAA flight in 2021: compare Sydney to Chennai flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chennai.
SYD - MAA
Price
$526 - $1,032
MAA
Temperature
25 - 33 °C
MAA
Precipitation
10 - 330 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 39% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 16% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$701

From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Chennai

One-way from

$675

One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Chennai

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
When is the cheapest time to fly from Sydney to Chennai (SYD - MAA)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Sydney to Chennai at midday. Doing so could potentially save you 24% on the flight price compared to flying in the afternoon, which is usually more expensive.

What is the cheapest day to fly return from Sydney to Chennai?

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Tuesday, if you have to leave on this day you can still search on Cheapflights to find great options that meet your needs.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Sydney to Chennai?

The best pricing can be found in the month of May. Prices to Chennai from Sydney average $834. You can even find prices in May for less than $834, as users have found deals to Chennai from as low as $580. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Chennai from Sydney. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 65%.

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

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 42 days in advance to save up to 23% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 42 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Sydney to Chennai 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $985, or $1,113 for flights within the next 24 hours.

Cheap flights from Sydney to Chennai in October, November 2021

The best prices found for SYD to MAA flights in October, November
20 Nov - 1 Feb
$1,527pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Thai Airways
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
20 Nov - 1 Feb
$1,559pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Thai Airways
 
1 STOP
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
18 Nov - 16 Jan
$1,605pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
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2 STOPS
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Sydney Kingsford Smith

Sydney Kingsford Smith to Chennai 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chennai from Sydney found for this year
29 Dec - 14 Jan
$1,320pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Malaysia Airlines
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
29 Dec - 14 Jan
$1,331pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Malaysia Airlines
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
20 Nov - 1 Feb
$1,527pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Thai Airways
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Last-minute flights from Sydney to Chennai

Late deals on return flights to Chennai from Sydney, departing today and this week
26 Oct - 2 Nov
$2,108pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
26 Oct - 2 Nov
$2,123pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
26 Oct - 2 Nov
$2,271pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

One-way flights to Chennai from Sydney

The cheapest one-way flights from Sydney to Chennai
09:50 - 19:30
Thai Airways
1 stop
15h 10m
SYD - MAA
Thai Airways
$675
mytrip.com
17:25 - 20:30
Etihad Airways
1 stop
32h 35m
SYD - MAA
Etihad Airways
$960
Travel2Be
17:30 - 03:50
SriLankan Airlines
1 stop
15h 50m
SYD - MAA
SriLankan Airlines
$1,015
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Flight FAQs

From Sydney to Chennai

Which airlines flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Chennai have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Chennai that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines, and Scoot. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

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

New policies can now be found on Etihad Airways to help keep travellers safe while flying. Airline carriers are regularly disinfecting and sanitising their aircraft. Masks are provided and are mandatory while on board. Pre-flight testing for symptoms and antibodies, alongside socially-distanced seating (for a limited time) will work towards keeping travellers safer while flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Chennai. Policies will vary by airline.

Can I find flights from Sydney to Chennai for under $900 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Sydney to Chennai for under $900. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Thai Airways for just $836, but on average you can expect to pay $1,157.

Are there last-minute flights available from Sydney to Chennai for under $2,200?

There are currently 17+ open flights from Sydney to Chennai within the next 7 days for less than $2,200.

How popular is this Sydney to Chennai flight route?

Flights from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Chennai have been viewed 10,254 times in the past calendar month.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Sydney to Chennai return?

Flying on Thai Airways is currently your cheapest option to Chennai, with prices starting at $836. Additional return tickets that might be worth considering are offered by Malaysia Airlines and Singapore Airlines, with the lowest prices starting at $1,076 and $1,143, respectively.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $675 on Thai Airways. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Etihad Airways from $739 and SriLankan Airlines from $1,015 one-way.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Sydney to Chennai?

Before booking your flight from Sydney to Chennai, check out the most popular airlines for this route: Jet Airways, Air India or Cathay Pacific.

What are the cheapest flights from Sydney to Chennai?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Sydney to Chennai? While on average our users pay $1,794, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $273. The most popular route (Sydney Kingsford Smith - Chennai), is priced around $1,076.

COVID Restrictions

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

Information is based on travel restrictions from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Chennai

Most visitors from Sydney Kingsford Smith will not be allowed to enter Chennai.

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Sydney Kingsford Smith are not required to quarantine after entering Chennai.

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

Returning to Sydney Kingsford Smith from Chennai

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Chennai are not required to quarantine after entering Sydney Kingsford Smith.

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Destination information for Chennai

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Sydney to Chennai.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = ₹56
Average temperature for October in Chennai
32.0 °C
Avg rainfall for October in Chennai
337.0 mm

Airports servicing Sydney

Airports servicing Chennai

Top 10 airlines flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Chennai

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Sydney 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
Scoot
$491 $821 No cancel fee N/A
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Qantas Airways
$614 $942 No cancel fee 74%
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Malaysia Airlines
$622 $992 No cancel fee 67%
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Thai Airways
$662 $973 No cancel fee 77%
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Malindo Air
$683 $1,194 No cancel fee N/A
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Singapore Airlines
$699 $1,137 No cancel fee 81%
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Cathay Pacific
$707 $1,070 No cancel fee 72%
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Virgin Australia
$719 $1,327 No cancel fee 80%
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Air India
$727 $1,078 No cancel fee N/A
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Etihad Airways
$923 $1,165 No cancel fee 75%
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