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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

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London (LON) to Chennai (MAA)

LON - MAA
Price
£376 - £667
MAA
Temperature
29 - 38 °C
MAA
Rainfall
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

£376

From London to Chennai

One-way from

£124

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?

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 London to Chennai?

Users have found that booking a flight from London to Chennai at least 57 days early can save you up to 8% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 57 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from London to Chennai for as little as £444 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as £472 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

Flights from London to Chennai lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from London to Chennai in September, with the cheapest ticket starting at £328.

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

Unlike in the evening, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 6% on flights from London to Chennai by exploring options for tickets at midday.

Cheap flights from London to Chennai in March, April 2021

18 Mar - 9 Apr
£323pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
18 Mar - 9 Apr
£340pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
11 Mar - 6 Apr
£345pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow

London to Chennai 2021 flight deals

18 Mar - 9 Apr
£323pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
2 May - 23 May
£323pp
STN
London Stansted
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
STN
London Stansted
29 Aug - 25 Nov
£326pp
STN
London Stansted
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
STN
London Stansted

Direct flights to Chennai from London

30 Mar - 28 Apr
£385pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Air India
Direct
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air India
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
30 Mar - 28 Apr
£387pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Air India
Direct
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air India
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
3 May - 24 May
£405pp
LHR
London Heathrow
British Airways
Direct
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
British Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow

Last-minute flights from London to Chennai

11 Mar - 6 Apr
£345pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
7 Mar - 31 Mar
£371pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
11 Mar - 6 Apr
£374pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Air India
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air India
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

One-way flights to Chennai from London

14:00 - 07:35
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
36h 05m
LHR - MAA
Multiple Airlines
£124
Kiwi.com
04:30 - 07:35
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
45h 35m
STN - MAA
Multiple Airlines
£131
Kiwi.com
14:55 - 07:35
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
35h 10m
LTN - MAA
Multiple Airlines
£147
Kiwi.com

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Flight FAQs

From London to Chennai

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.

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. Etihad Airways is one of them. 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.

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.

Can I find flights from London to Chennai for under £358 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from London to Chennai for under £358. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just £323, but on average you can expect to pay £368.

Are there direct flights from London to Chennai for under £430 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from London to Chennai under £430. A good price for a direct flight from London to Chennai is less than £447.

Are there last-minute flights available from London to Chennai for under £358?

There are currently 20+ open flights from London to Chennai within the next 7 days for less than £358.

Is London weather warmer or cooler than Chennai?

With an average temperature of 38 °C, peak weather can be found in May. As a traveller, expect to see changes in flight prices during that period. The temperatures in Chennai are hotter than in London.

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.

How long does is the flight from London to Chennai?

A quick flight from London to Chennai can take about 9h 20m. Air India provides one of the quickest options available for as low as £384. Both multi-stop and direct flights can be found to your destination and back.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from London to Chennai return?

Currently priced at £375, Air India will fly you from London to Chennai and back. In addition to Air India, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Air India is currently priced 19% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

Alternative routes for London to Chennai

Destination information for Chennai

Today's exchange rate
£1 = ₹102
Flight duration
10h 27m
Average temperature for March in Chennai
34.0 °C
Avg rainfall for March in Chennai
23.0 mm

Airports servicing London

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Luton (LTN)
Southend (SEN)

Airports servicing Chennai

Top 10 airlines flying from London to Chennai

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%

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

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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%

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

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