Cheap Flights To Chennai (MAA) Starting at $121

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Cheap Flights to Chennai from $121 One Way, $226 Round Trip

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Chennai Flight Information

Traveling To Chennai
Destination Airport IATA Code MAA
Number of Airlines Serving
Airlines Air India, AirAsia, IndiGo, Air Canada, United, Delta, KLM
Flight Price $226
Earliest Departing Flight
Latest Departing Flight


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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?
Before you book your fare, check out our Covid-19 Travel Advisor. This page contains all the facts about current travel advice, quarantine regulations and other essential info for your flight to Chennai.
If I am not able to travel because of COVID-19, can I change or cancel?
You’ll find all the answers you need on our convenient Customer Service Portal. While many airlines make allowances for cancellations or changes due to COVID-19, it’s best to check the terms and conditions of your selected carrier before you book.
Which airlines apply social distancing or other strategies regarding COVID-19?
The airline industry has implemented a range of new procedures to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some of the carriers that are helping you return to the skies with confidence:
  • IndiGo - this airline is known for providing passenger masks and cleaning with disinfectant.
  • SpiceJet - this airline is known for providing passenger masks and cleaning with disinfectant.
  • Air India - this airline is known for cleaning with disinfectant and providing passenger masks.
Which airlines fly to Chennai?
You can choose from 20 airlines with services to Chennai Intl. Airport (MAA), the main airport in the city. With all that choice, you’re sure to get your hands on an amazing deal. Here are some of the most well-known international carriers that’ll get you to Chennai:
  • IndiGo - 169 flights to Chennai per month
  • SpiceJet - 73 flights to Chennai per month
  • Emirates - 60 flights to Chennai per month
What is the best airport to fly to in Chennai?
Chennai Intl. Airport (MAA) is the one you want. Roughly 3 miles south of downtown Chennai, it’s the primary entry point for this exciting city. Save money on cabs by taking the taxi service to the center once you’ve flown in. Timetables are available online.
How much is a flight to Chennai?
This week, prices hovered between $226 and $770 for a return flight to Chennai. One-way tickets originating from Dhaka (DAC) dipped to just $121.
How to book the cheapest flight to Chennai?
Snapping up cheap flights to Chennai is as easy as booking your ticket with Orbitz. But if you’re eager to make sure you’re nabbing the best flight deals around, here are some tips worth following:
  • Consider departing from or arriving at alternative airports to save on your flight. Enter your preferred departure and arrival airports in the form fields, then select the ‘Nearby airports’ function below. It will list the available options.
  • Also, click on the ‘Show flexible dates’ option to see the fares on days around your chosen departure. You may be able to find cheaper flight deals if your dates are flexible.
  • Select ‘Show options’ to narrow down your search results. You can choose your preferred seating class and airline here. Under ‘Sort & Filter’ to the left, you can even select whether you want to fly in the morning, afternoon or evening.
  • Book your fare as soon as you’ve figured out your travel dates. While it does happen occasionally, airfares rarely get more affordable as your departure date nears.
  • Combine your flights, hotels and car rentals into a competitive package deal. Save your dollars for things you’re really excited about, like exploring every corner of Chennai.
  • Don’t fly during the busy season if you can. By avoiding school vacations and summer, you can save a significant amount on your airfares.
How long is a flight to Chennai?
The length of time you’re in the air depends on many different things, including the location you set off from. We’ve put together a list of average flight times for some of the busiest domestic routes to Chennai:
  • Delhi Airport (DEL-Indira Gandhi Intl.) to Chennai Intl. Airport (MAA) - 2 hours and 51 minutes
  • Mumbai Airport (BOM-Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl.) to Chennai Intl. Airport (MAA) - 2 hours and 1 minute
  • Hyderabad Airport (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?
Pick up a bargain and secure your seats to Chennai in January. If you’ve missed this month, don’t stress. February and August often have low airfares available. Just make sure you don’t sleep on a sale though — cheap flights pop up and disappear in a flash!
What day of the week is the cheapest to book a flight to Chennai?
To pick up a great flight deal, book on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday. These are typically the cheapest days to purchase flights to Chennai.
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly to Chennai?
According to Orbitz data from 2020, you’ll want to jump on a plane on a Monday to get cheap flights to Chennai. Next most affordable day? Tuesday. Saturday is the most expensive. So, consider departing early in the week if you want to score a bargain fare and stretch your travel budget.
What is the cheapest month to fly to Chennai?
To score cheap flights to Chennai, you should fly out in August. If saving on your ticket is your number one priority, Orbitz data shows that this is generally the best month to travel. June is when fares are at their highest.
Which airlines allow free cancellation?
Flexibility is important these days, that’s why Orbitz lets you search for airlines that won’t slap you with a fee for amendments to your reservation. Enter your departure and arrival points, then click on “Filter by flexible change policies.” We’ll show you all the options that include free cancellation within 24 hours of booking and no change fees.
What do I need for the flight to Chennai?
A lengthy journey can seem daunting, but it’s nothing a little preparation can’t solve. We’ve compiled our top tips and tricks to make sure your trip is as smooth as possible:
  • In all cases you’ll need a form of identification. How much? This depends on where you’re traveling from. When reserving your flight tickets, we suggest to put down the same name, birth date and gender as shown on your government-issued ID.
  • Bring a good book or a tablet filled with your favorite movies — it’ll help to keep you occupied on your long journey to Chennai. Or if you’d rather enjoy a nap, an eye mask will block out those bright cabin lights.
  • Cabin temperatures are often chilly enough to give you goose bumps. Bring an extra warm layer even if you’re vacationing during the summertime.
How many direct flights are there to Chennai?
Every month, there are 5506 direct flights into Chennai. Choose from a nice range of airline companies, including IndiGo, SpiceJet and Air India. Other well-known carriers that operate flights to Chennai nonstop are GoAir, Vistara and AirAsia India.
How do I get cheap first-class/business deals to Chennai?
There are ways of booking first or business-class tickets to Chennai that won’t burn through your budget. Snap up a seat at the front of the plane for less with these useful tips:
  • Be flexible. By being open to different travel dates, you’ll have more chances of picking up a great deal on your airfares.
  • Search for a budget airline that offers business-class seats. They often come with extra legroom and a glass of Champagne — but at a more affordable price.
  • Bid for an upgrade. Some carriers hold online auctions that let you offer a price for a seat at the front of the plane. You can also try upgrading with points earned through a loyalty scheme.
What is the best time to go to Chennai?
There’s never a bad time to head to Chennai, but are the most popular months. Like most of the Northern Hemisphere, summertime starts June 20. If you’d sooner hang out in a light shirt than a winter coat, this time of year may be perfect for you. Expect average daytime highs of 95Fº (35Cº) and nightly lows around 82Fº (28Cº).

Fare, taxes & fees: Fares include all taxes and fees, except baggage fees. Rates shown reflect fares found by other Orbitz users over the past 7 days. Due to rapidly changing airline prices & seat availability, these fares may no longer be available.

Refunds/changes/cancellations: Itinerary changes, if permitted for the fare, will have a $30 service fee charged by Orbitz. Additional airline charges may apply.

Other conditions: Schedules, fares and rules are subject to change without notice. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights/dates or in all markets. Lower fares may be available. Fares will not be honored retroactively or in exchange for any wholly/partially unused ticket. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Fare rules are provided for the selected itinerary before booking.