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The best prices from London to Chennai are usually found in September or October, booked 57 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Monday and return on a Thursday

How to find the cheapest flight from
London (LON) to Chennai (MAA)

All the information you need to plan the best LON to MAA flight in 2021: compare London to Chennai flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chennai.
LON - MAA
Price
£379 - £672
MAA
Temperature
29 - 38 °C
MAA
Precipitation
15 - 374 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 31% potential price rise

Cheapest in

September

Best time to find cheap flights, 19% potential price drop

Round-trip from

£379

From London to Chennai

One-way from

£140

One-way flight from London 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 London to Chennai?

Monday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 8%.

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 57 days in advance, which can save you up to 8% on flights from London to Chennai compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 57 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 £448. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from £476.

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

September can be a great time to fly to Chennai from London with a flight ticket averaging about £466. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of September for as cheap as £330. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from London to Chennai (LON - MAA)?

When flying from London to Chennai, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the morning, which can drop the price by up to 14% versus a flight in the evening.

Cheap flights from London to Chennai in September, October 2021

The best prices found for LON to MAA flights in September, October
5 Oct - 18 Oct
£373pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Air India
Direct
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air India
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
5 Oct - 18 Oct
£375pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Air India
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air India
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
5 Oct - 1 Nov
£377pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

London to Chennai 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chennai from London found for this year
3 Nov - 22 Nov
£356pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Air France
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air France
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
10 Nov - 24 Nov
£361pp
LHR
London Heathrow
British Airways
Direct
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
British Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
24 Nov - 6 Dec
£364pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Air France
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air France
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

Direct flights to Chennai from London

Save time with London to Chennai direct flight deals
25 Jan - 15 Feb
£353pp
LHR
London Heathrow
British Airways
Direct
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
British Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
10 Nov - 24 Nov
£361pp
LHR
London Heathrow
British Airways
Direct
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
British Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
9 Jan - 31 Jan
£363pp
LHR
London Heathrow
British Airways
Direct
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
British Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow

Last-minute flights from London to Chennai

Late deals on return flights to Chennai from London, departing today and this week
21 Sep - 7 Dec
£379pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
21 Sep - 13 Oct
£382pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Air India
Direct
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air India
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
21 Sep - 8 Dec
£382pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Air India
Direct
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air India
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow

One-way flights to Chennai from London

The cheapest one-way flights from London to Chennai
01:35 - 15:10
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
32h 05m
STN - MAA
Multiple Airlines
£140
Kiwi.com
17:45 - 04:15
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
30h 00m
LTN - MAA
Multiple Airlines
£154
Combigo
14:55 - 04:15
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
32h 50m
LHR - MAA
Multiple Airlines
£155
Combigo

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Flight FAQs

From London to Chennai

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

Located just 10.2 mi from the city centre, Chennai is the airport most travellers will use when flying to Chennai from London. Booking flights from London to Chennai (MAA) should be relatively easy as there are 0 daily inbound flights from London from 18 different airlines.

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

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like British Airways, Emirates, and Etihad Airways flying from London to Chennai have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

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

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. SAUDIA and Etihad Airways are some airlines that have done so. 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 London to Chennai. Policies will vary by airline.

Are flight prices decreasing from London to Chennai due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both London and Chennai for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

Can I find flights from London to Chennai for under £400 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from London to Chennai for under £400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on British Airways for just £353, but on average you can expect to pay £369.

Are there direct flights from London to Chennai for under £400 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from London to Chennai under £400. A good price for a direct flight from London to Chennai is less than £380.

Are there last-minute flights available from London to Chennai for under £400?

There are currently 20+ open flights from London to Chennai within the next 7 days for less than £400.

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from London to Chennai from £353 return. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are Air France, from £356, and Qatar Airways, from £362. British Airways is priced at 24% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

What airports serve London to Chennai flights?

Travellers will find four airports offering London to Chennai flights. London Heathrow is the largest and busiest airport in the UK and offers the most flights per week. London Gatwick is the second busiest airport in the UK and offers two flights per week. London City Airport offers a single flight per week, as does London Stanstead Airport. All airports offer travel to Chennai International Airport, which is the only option in Chennai. This airport is 21 km from the city centre and offer transit options including buses, taxis, and car hire.

Which airlines fly directly from London to Chennai?

The only airline to offer direct flights from London to Chennai is British Airways. The flight lasts approximately 10h. Booking travel arrangements well in advance can save hundreds of pounds over last-minute bookings.

What are the stopover options on flights from London to Chennai?

Travellers will find many stopover options when booking flights from London to Chennai depending on the airline in question. Quite a few different airlines service this route, including Emirates, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Gulf Air, Oman Air, and British Airways. Dubai is one of the most popular stopover points, but there are numerous others, including Frankfurt, Mumbai, Bangalore, Qatar, Abu Dhabi, and more.

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

Yes, UK citizens will require both a passport and a visa to visit Chennai. The simplest option is to apply for a tourist eVisa, which is valid for up to three months during a 12-month period and can be applied for online. It will cost roughly £33 and can be purchased before travelling or on arrival. Note that business and medical eVisas are also available but cost roughly twice what a tourist eVisa does.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Chennai, India

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

Information is based on travel restrictions from London to Chennai

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

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

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

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

Returning to London from Chennai

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

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

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Alternative routes for London to Chennai

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Destination information for Chennai

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from London to Chennai.
Today's exchange rate
£1 = ₹102
Flight duration from London to MAA
10h 31m
Average temperature for September in Chennai
35.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in Chennai
134.0 mm

Airports servicing London

Gatwick (LGW)
London City (LCY)
Stansted (STN)
Luton (LTN)
Southend (SEN)

Airports servicing Chennai

Top 10 airlines flying from London to Chennai

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from London 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
Air France
£410 £574 No cancel fee 77%
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Gulf Air
£429 £609 No cancel fee 67%
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Qatar Airways
£411 £622 No cancel fee 68%
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Oman Air
£450 £627 No cancel fee 76%
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KLM
£479 £628 No cancel fee 75%
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Kuwait Airways
£485 £649 No cancel fee 64%

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

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Lufthansa
£443 £660 No cancel fee 76%
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Jet Airways
£507 £691 No cancel fee 74%

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

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Singapore Airlines
£477 £836 No cancel fee 81%
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SriLankan Airlines
£506 £845 No cancel fee 68%
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Hourly flight availability from London to Chennai

See what time of day planes typically take off from London towards Chennai.
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Weekly flight availability
from London to Chennai
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from London to Chennai.
Sunday
0 flights
Monday
0 flights
Tuesday
1 daily flight
Wednesday
0 flights
Thursday
0 flights
Friday
0 flights
Saturday
0 flights
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