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 inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 7% potential price rise
Cheapest inSeptemberBest time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price£467Average for return flights in May 2022
Return from£377From London to Chennai
One-way from£135One-way flight from London to Chennai (MAA)

Cheap flights to Chennai in May, June 2022

The best prices found for MAA flights for May, June
4 Jun - 27 Jun
STN

London Stansted

MAA

Chennai

3 stops

36h 20m
MAA

Chennai

STN

London Stansted

2 stops

42h 45m
£408

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 19/5/22

4 Jun - 27 Jun
LTN

London Luton

MAA

Chennai

3 stops

34h 40m
MAA

Chennai

LTN

London Luton

2 stops

28h 55m
£412

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 19/5/22

11 Jun - 20 Jul
STN

London Stansted

MAA

Chennai

3 stops

39h 10m
MAA

Chennai

STN

London Stansted

2 stops

43h 25m
£415

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 16/5/22

Chennai 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chennai found for this year
12 Sep - 9 Oct
LHR

London Heathrow

MAA

Chennai

1 stop

23h 50m
MAA

Chennai

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

15h 20m
£377

Lufthansa

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Deal found 18/5/22

13 Sep - 9 Oct
LHR

London Heathrow

MAA

Chennai

1 stop

12h 50m
MAA

Chennai

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

15h 20m
£384

Lufthansa

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Deal found 18/5/22

3 Sep - 22 Nov
LHR

London Heathrow

MAA

Chennai

1 stop

26h 50m
MAA

Chennai

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

16h 25m
£395

Lufthansa

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Deal found 18/5/22

Last minute flights to Chennai

Late deals on return flights to Chennai, departing today and this week
24 May - 22 Jun
STN

London Stansted

MAA

Chennai

3 stops

24h 45m
MAA

Chennai

STN

London Stansted

2 stops

43h 25m
£457

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 16/5/22

26 May - 12 Jun
LTN

London Luton

MAA

Chennai

3 stops

30h 10m
MAA

Chennai

LTN

London Luton

2 stops

33h 55m
£505

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 19/5/22

24 May - 16 Jun
STN

London Stansted

MAA

Chennai

3 stops

29h 20m
MAA

Chennai

STN

London Stansted

3 stops

38h 05m
£512

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 16/5/22

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

£546

February

£545

March

£578

April

£653

May

£592

June

£597

July

£665

August

£572

September

£490

October

£496

November

£493

December

£721

Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Chennai is September. 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

LON - MAA

Price

£490 - £959

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 56 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?

Wednesday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Chennai. Flying on Saturday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Chennai?

Flights in the morning are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Chennai. Flights in the afternoon 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 flying 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. Take a flight to Chennai at this time to create unforgettable memories and experience 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, and another great reason to visit Chennai in January. Visitors 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.

Book in advance for cheap flights to Chennai during the summer season, which lasts from April to 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 to Chennai during the school holidays in July and August.

City overview

Chennai, affectionately referred to as the ‘Gateway of India’, is a much favoured destination. It’s the capital city 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.

Consider taking a flight to Chennai to experience one of the festivals that 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 long romantic walks alongside the ocean. There is a great selection of restaurants to dine at here and natural scenic surroundings, make this location a favourite for Hindu and Islamic festivals.

How long is the flight to Chennai?

Flying from the United Kingdom to Chennai, India is a simple thing to do, and travelers will have a number of options from all of the major cities in the country such as from London, Manchester, and Birmingham. The total amount of travel time can vary, and one can expect these to range from 12h 10m to 18h 33m. The difference in flight times depends, of course, on departing city and how many stops are made. For example, leaving from Birmingham (BHX) and traveling to Chennai International Airport (MAA) on Emirates airlines will take 13h 35m with one-stop. However, there is also a two-stop option that takes 36h 45m.

Where can you get direct flights to Chennai from?

London, specifically Heathrow airport, is usually the most convenient place to get a direct flight to Chennai. British Airways offers a nonstop flight for those interested that takes only 10h 5m to go from LHR to MAA. Other airlines, such as easyJet, Emirates, Qatar Airlines, and Turkish Airlines do all offer trips from the United Kingdom do Chennai, but they do make at least one stop along the way, and sometimes two or more. As such, there are many options to meet a variety of traveling needs when it comes to visiting Chennai.

How do you get from the Chennai International Airport (MAA) to the city centre?

The Chennai International Airport (MAA) is a little over six miles to the southwest from the heart of the city. There are plenty of options one can take advantage of in order to reach hotels, travel spots, and points of interest from the airport. Both public transportation and taxis are available to be used. Travelers can also rent a car at the airport with several different companies providing service. All of these services can also be set up prior to landing to travelers will be ready to go once they’ve picked up their baggage.

What are some things to do in Chennai?

Marina Beach is an incredibly popular recreational shoreline that people love to hit up for some fun in the sun. There is also the Kapaleeshwarar Temple that is full of wonder and history, and the Government Museum houses a vast collection of bronzes, Indian art, and a children’s museum that tourists greatly enjoy. There are also many walking tours that people can go on in the city, as well as a plethora of shops and restaurants that serve incredible food. And for those who want a little extra pampering, there are companies that will arrange private tours tailored specifically for each group.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly to Chennai?

Citizens of the UK can visit India for up to 60 days with an India E-Tourist visa if they are coming solely for tourist purposes. These visas should be applied for at least four days before travel in order to be sure that they will be ready before departure.

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

Flights to Chennai will take you to Chennai International Airport (MAA) which is located across the areas of Tirusulam, Meenambakkam and Pallavaram, around 10 miles (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.

Chennai airport overview

India’s third-biggest airport, Chennai International Airport is a wonderful access-point for travellers looking to explore India’s incredible southern states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Goa.

Flights to Chennai International are handled by a wealth of airlines, providing convenient connections to a wide array of both Indian and international destinations. For travellers flying into India from the east, it is definitely worth checking out Chennai flights, as they are often much cheaper than flights to Mumbai or Delhi.

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 10.2 mi from the center of Chennai.

How popular are flights to Chennai (MAA) this year?

This year has seen a 268% increase in flight searches for Chennai.