Cheap Flights To Chennai (MAA) Starting at $421

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Cheap Flights to Chennai from $421 One Way, $651 Round Trip

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Chennai (Madras) When to Go

Chennai sits on the southeast coast of India, in the state of Tamil Nadu, along the Bay of Bengal. Three rivers pass through Chennai on their way to the sea—the Cooum flows through the city center, the Adyar frames Chennai to the south, and the Kortalaiyar snakes through the northern outskirts.

Chennai has a tropical wet and dry climate, with hot and humid weather. And its position along the coast keeps temperatures fairly steady throughout the year.

Temperatures peak from late May to early June, when the mercury sways between 81 and 100 degrees.

The coolest part of the year is January, when things taper off to a balmy average between 69 and 83 degrees.

In between is Chennai's wet season, which stretches from mid-October to mid-December. November gets hit the heaviest, with an average monthly rainfall of 15 inches.

Frequently asked questions

Am I currently able to fly to Chennai?
Our Covid-19 Travel Advisor features everything from up-to-the-minute info on travel advice reports to current quarantine requirements. Make sure you check it out before securing your flight to Chennai.
If I am not able to travel because of COVID-19, can I change or cancel?
You’ll find the answers to your questions on our convenient Customer Service Portal. While many airlines make allowances for changes or cancellations due to COVID-19, double-check the terms and conditions of your chosen carrier prior to booking.
Which airlines fly to Chennai?
With 20 airlines to select from, finding a suitable flight to match your travel plans and budget will be a piece of cake. Chennai Intl. Airport (MAA) is the gateway to Chennai and where you’ll likely be touching down. These popular international airlines will take you there:

  • IndiGo - 196 flights to Chennai per month
  • Air India - 88 flights to Chennai per month
  • Singapore Airlines - 53 flights to Chennai per month

What is the best airport to fly to in Chennai?
Keep your eyes open for an amazing airfare to Chennai Intl. Airport (MAA). It’s the city’s main airport and is located roughly 3 miles south of the downtown area. Once you’ve collected your suitcase, it won’t be long before you’re experiencing the delights of Chennai.
How much is a flight to Chennai?
Travelers from near and far bagged round-trip flight bargains ranging between $651 and $926 this week to Chennai. Flying in from Washington (IAD)? The lowest one-way prices were just $421.
How to book the cheapest flight to Chennai?
With some of the biggest and best flight deals around, you’ll always get more for your money with Orbitz. The following handy hints will help you land cheap flights to Chennai — and leave you with more money to play with:

  • Consider alternative airports to save money. Enter your preferred departure and arrival points in the form fields, then click on the ‘Nearby airports’ function below. It will show you any available options.
  • If you’re flexible with your plans, click on the ‘Show flexible dates’ option. You’ll see the flight deals for the days either side of your selected departure. Airfares often vary depending on what day of the week it is.
  • You can also use the ‘Show options’ function to filter results for your preferred airline, seating class, and nonstop and refundable flights. Under ‘Sort & Filter’ to the left, you can even pick the time of day you’d like to fly.
  • Lock in your fare as soon as you know your travel dates. While it does happen now and then, airline tickets rarely get more affordable as your departure date nears.
  • Save on your trip by combining your hotel, flights and car rental into a package with Orbitz. Your wallet will thank you.
  • Flying during busier seasons can mean costly airfares. Try to vacation outside of popular periods, such as Christmas, New Year’s Eve and Easter.

How long is a flight to Chennai?
Your flight to Chennai could be long or short, depending on where you’re departing from. We’ve rounded up a list of three of the busiest domestic routes and flight times to give you an idea of what to expect:

  • Mumbai (BOM-Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl.) to Chennai Intl. Airport (MAA) - 2 hours
  • Delhi (DEL-Indira Gandhi Intl.) to Chennai Intl. Airport (MAA) - 2 hours and 50 minutes
  • Hyderabad (HYD-Rajiv Gandhi Intl.) to Chennai Intl. Airport (MAA) - 1 hour and 16 minutes

What is the best time to book a flight to Chennai?
Generally speaking, January is the cheapest month to purchase your airfare. This is closely followed by February and August. Keep this in mind while searching for a cheap flight to Chennai.
What day of the week is the cheapest to book a flight to Chennai?
You can get a great flight deal by booking on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday. These are typically the best days of the week to pick up cheap seats to Chennai.
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly to Chennai?
If you’re on the hunt for cheap flights to Chennai, leave earlier in the week. Orbitz data from 2020 shows Monday is the cheapest day to travel, followed by Tuesday. Saturday is the most expensive, so avoid this day and do your wallet a favor.
What is the cheapest month to fly to Chennai?
To score cheap flights to Chennai, you should take off in August. If saving on your plane ticket is your main concern, Orbitz data has found that this is generally the best month to jet off. June is when fares are the least affordable.
Which airlines allow free cancellation?
Things change, and we believe your flight should be able to as well. That’s why Orbitz makes it easy to search for flights with no change fees and free cancellation. Simply enter your travel details and then select “Filter by flexible change policies.” Talk about peace of mind!
What do I need for the flight to Chennai?
It’s always good to be ready for anything when going on a vacation. Keep in mind the following tips for a smooth, stress-free journey:

  • Nothing is more important than your identification documents. Which to bring and how many depend on whether you’re traveling international or domestic. Be sure to check with your airline. In both cases, you’ll need to show some kind of government-issued ID.
  • If you’re flying directly to Chennai, chances are you’re going to be in the sky for quite some time. Take enough snacks and entertainment to keep you busy. Now is the time to get stuck into that novel you’ve been dying to read!
  • Long-haul trips can get seriously cold, especially if you’re flying throughout the night. If you’d rather not curl up to a stranger for warmth, bring a hoodie and some wool socks.

How many direct flights are there to Chennai?
With approximately 471 direct flights each month, you’ll be jetting straight into Chennai and kicking off a new adventure in next to no time. Some of the carriers that fly nonstop to Chennai include IndiGo, Air India and Vistara. SpiceJet, GoAir and Emirates are some other reliable options.
How do I get cheap first-class/business deals to Chennai?
There are ways of booking first or business-class fares to Chennai that won’t burn through your budget. Find a seat in the pointy end of the plane for less with these practical tips:

  • Being flexible isn’t just for the gym. Avoid locking in your travel dates so you can snap up cheaper airfares when a sale pops up.
  • Plenty of low-cost airlines these days have top-notch business or premium-class seating without the pricey fees.
  • Bid for an upgrade. Some carriers hold online auctions that let you put down a price for a seat up the front. You may also be able to upgrade with points earned through a flight rewards program.

What is the best time to go to Chennai?
If you want to soak up the atmosphere of Chennai in the peak season, are the top months to visit. June 20 marks the beginning of summertime in the Northern Hemisphere and is an excellent time to go if you enjoy the great outdoors. Around this time of the year, average daily temperatures typically range from 80undefined to 95undefined.
Travel tips for Chennai

  • There are fantastic attractions all over this popular city. If you’re staying close to the center, put on your walking shoes and stroll to Olympia Tech Park.
  • If you’re in the mood to venture a little farther afield and explore other Chennai tourist sites, book a car rental and make tracks to Marina Beach. It won’t take long to drive to from the city center.
  • Chennai isn’t the only city in Thiruvallur with a great personality. Spend a day or two soaking up the vibe of Thiruthani before venturing to some of the region’s far-flung places.

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