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Sydney (SYD) to Chennai (MAA)

SYD - MAA
Price
$663 - $1,301
MAA
Temperature
29 - 38 °C
MAA
Rainfall
15 - 374 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

$663

From Sydney to Chennai

One-way from

$765

One-way flight from Sydney 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 Sydney to Chennai?

Friday flights are generally found to be more expensive for flights from Sydney to Chennai. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Chennai.

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 $932, or $1,053 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

Our data shows that May tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Chennai from Sydney. Users have commonly found prices around $789 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $549. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

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 14% on the flight price compared to flying in the afternoon, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Sydney to Chennai in February, March 2021

30 Mar - 30 Sep
$1,398pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
30 Mar - 29 Sep
$1,469pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Cathay Pacific
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
30 Mar - 30 Sep
$1,473pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Sydney to Chennai 2021 flight deals

21 Jul - 19 Aug
$917pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
21 Jul - 19 Aug
$972pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
21 Jul - 19 Aug
$995pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Last-minute flights from Sydney to Chennai

4 Mar - 7 Mar
$12,166pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3 Mar - 6 Mar
$12,209pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

One-way flights to Chennai from Sydney

03:55 - 20:20
Singapore Airlines
1 stop
20h 55m
SYD - MAA
Singapore Airlines
$766
Bravofly
07:00 - 20:10
Cathay Pacific
2 stops
41h 40m
SYD - MAA
Cathay Pacific
$834
Gotogate
16:15 - 21:25
Etihad Airways
1 stop
33h 40m
SYD - MAA
Etihad Airways
$975
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Flight FAQs

From Sydney to Chennai

Can I find flights from Sydney to Chennai for under $1,009 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Sydney to Chennai for under $1,009. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $917, but on average you can expect to pay $1,405.

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.

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.

Are there direct flights from Sydney to Chennai for under $883 on Cheapflights?

There are no direct flights from Sydney to Chennai, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

Are there last-minute flights available from Sydney to Chennai for under $12,232?

There are currently 2+ open flights from Sydney to Chennai within the next 7 days for less than $12,232.

How popular is this flight route?

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

Does it rain more in Sydney or Chennai?

Expected rainfall in Sydney is less than in Chennai. You can expect this to be the case over the next 14 days.

Is Sydney weather warmer or cooler than Chennai?

Expect the weather to be around 38 °C on average in May. As the temperature peaks, try to get your plans done early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. The climate in Chennai is generally hotter than in Sydney.

How long does is the flight from Sydney to Chennai?

Airlines like Singapore Airlines, SriLankan Airlines, and Etihad Airways fly from Sydney to Chennai in about 15h 30m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 8h 35m. Both multi-stop and direct flights can be found to your destination and back.

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

Currently priced at $995, Singapore Airlines will fly you from Sydney to Chennai and back. In addition to Singapore Airlines, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from SriLankan Airlines and Etihad Airways - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $1,099 and $1,399, respectively.

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

$751 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Singapore Airlines. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Cathay Pacific and Etihad Airways, with prices starting from $834 and $872, respectively.

Alternative routes for Sydney to Chennai

Destination information for Chennai

Today's exchange rate
$1 = ₹57
Average temperature for February in Chennai
32.0 °C
Avg rainfall for February in Chennai
15.0 mm

Airports servicing Sydney

Airports servicing Chennai

Top 10 airlines flying from Sydney to Chennai

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Scoot
$368 $616 No cancel fee N/A
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Qantas Airways
$461 $707 No cancel fee 74%
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Thai Airways
$496 $730 No cancel fee 77%
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Malaysia Airlines
$467 $744 No cancel fee 67%
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Cathay Pacific
$530 $803 No cancel fee 72%
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Air India
$545 $808 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Air India. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Singapore Airlines
$524 $853 No cancel fee 81%
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Etihad Airways
$692 $873 No cancel fee 75%
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Malindo Air
$512 $895 No cancel fee N/A
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Virgin Australia
$539 $995 No cancel fee 80%
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