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Cheapest flights to Chennai airports

Find the cheapest flights to these Chennai airports from your nearest city or airport
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport
Chennai

CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM Colombo TO Chennai

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport (CMB) to Chennai (MAA)

Typically, flights to Chennai from Colombo are cheaper when flying from Colombo Bandaranaike Intl to Chennai, which has an average price of $163

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO CHENNAI FROM COLOMBO BANDARANAIKE INTL AIRPORTMarch11% cheaperFlying from Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport to Chennai costs on average just $146 in March
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO CHENNAI FROM COLOMBO BANDARANAIKE INTL AIRPORTDecember13% more expensiveIt costs about $184 for flights to Chennai from Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport in December
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO CHENNAI FROM COLOMBO BANDARANAIKE INTL AIRPORTJanuary1,100% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Chennai from Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport in January than any other month

When is the best time to fly to Chennai?

What is the absolute cheapest flight to Chennai?

In the past two weeks, users have booked deals to Chennai for $45/person, which is 93% cheaper than the average flight to Chennai. To find the cheapest price to Chennai from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Chennai?

In general, October is the cheapest month to fly from United States to Chennai. Due to it being the ‘off-season’ during this time, you can expect flight prices to be around $871. If you’re not able to fly to Chennai in October, then April is your next best option. Flight prices from United States to Chennai during April average around $892.

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

The best time to book a flight to Chennai from United States is 57 days out, which is when prices tend to be around $1,024. Don’t hesitate to check prices now though because momondo users recently found tickets for as low as $604.

What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to Chennai?

The cheapest day to depart on your flight to Chennai is on a Friday when prices can be found for as low as $1,008. This is often the case because there is less demand to fly during this day of the week. Flights from United States to Chennai on a Monday will generally be more expensive and average around $1,128. Keep in mind that these prices on both days could fluctuate depending on the season and the demand.

What is the cheapest time of day to depart on your flight to Chennai?

In the afternoon is the cheapest time of day to fly from United States to Chennai when you can find flight prices for as low as $929. Flying to Chennai in the afternoon is an ideal time because this is during off-peak travel hours. In contrast, the most expensive time of day to depart to Chennai is at noon when prices are around $1,211.

What is there to do in Chennai when it’s raining?

If you are planning a flight to Chennai and are looking to avoid the rain, you should avoid traveling during the months of October, November, and December. These months will typically see 5.1 inches or more of rain, meaning that rain is likely. If you do run into rain while in Chennai, there are still things to do and ways to enjoy your trip. For those looking to get out of the rain and do a little shopping, check out Chennai Citi Center Mall.

When is the best time to plan a beach trip to Chennai?

Beaches like Marina Beach are most often visited during January, February, or March, as the weather is usually above 70 degrees fahrenheit with a low chance of rain. Consider visiting Elliot's Beach during your Chennai visit as well.

Is there an alternative airport near Chennai?

Those flying to Chennai could potentially find better pricing at Tirupati Airport (62 mi from Chennai city center) or Pondicherry Airport (83 mi from Chennai city center) depending on the month and departure airport.

Is there a cheaper alternative to flying into Chennai?

Prices vary based on where travelers are departing from, but on average, the cheapest airport to fly to in Chennai is Tirupati Airport where the average price is $578pp. Users typically find the best prices when using momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.


What are the current travel restrictions for Chennai?

Currently, India travel restrictions include travel to Chennai.

Entry restrictions

India has restricted entry to most foreign travelers until at least February 28. However, certain eligible foreign nationals are able to travel to India via Vande Bharat flights or third country flights. Until 28 February, travelers who are arriving from or have transited through the UK must be traveling on a direct flight from the UK to India. Certain categories of Indian nationals and residents may enter the country on repatriation flights arranged by Ministry of Civil Aviation. Nationals of Nepal and Bhutan may also enter the country. Other exceptions exist for air cargo flights that carry goods for trade or essential goods and supplies, and their crew members, helpers, cleaners, etc. Travelers with an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card or booklet are eligible to enter the country, as are their minor children and spouses, or students attending an Indian institution, if one of the parents is a national of India or OCI card holder. Travelers may transit through India from a neighboring country if traveling via India to their country of residence. The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs has issued new guidelines permitting certain categories of foreign nationals to travel to India on business. However it will require them to first obtain a fresh business or employment visa. For information categories and process, visit the Indian Bureau of Immigration website. E-visas and tourist Visas are no longer valid.

Entry requirements

Travelers must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure. All travelers must visit the New Delhi Airport website and submit a self-declaration form at least 72 hours prior to departure. Travelers who have been in Afghanistan, Bahrain, Brazil, France, Germany, Iraq, Kuwait, Netherlands, Oman, Qatar, Russian, South Africa, the UK, Ukraine or UAE in the past 14 days must submit to and pay for a confirmatory molecular test upon arrival.

Quarantine requirements

Travelers arriving from Afghanistan, Bahrain, France, Germany, Iraq, Kuwait, Netherlands, Oman, Qatar, Russian, Ukraine or the UAE are subject to a COVID-19 molecular test upon arrival, at their own expense. Travelers arriving from Brazil, South Africa or the UK are subject to a COVID-19 molecular test upon arrival and another test on day 7, at their own expense. Travelers coming from or transiting through the UK, Brazil, and South Africa will have to quarantine at least 7 days even if they test negative upon arrival. Travelers who test negative for COVID but were seated in the same row as, three rows before, or three rows behind a traveler arriving from the UK, South Africa, or Brazil who tests positive for COVID upon arrival will also be placed in institutional quarantine for at least 7 days pending additional testing. Some states require quarantine for all individuals arriving from outside their borders with no exemptions. During the 14-day quarantine period, travelers are not permitted to use any form of public transportation or appear in any public location. They may be required to provide contact details and be asked to download the Arogya Setu app.

Transiting rules

Travelers are not allowed to transit through Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata or Mumbai.

If you are planning to travel to Chennai at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.

Chennai flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in United States to Chennai found recently by users on momondo
Air India
Oct 1
IAD7:15 amWashington Dulles Intl
26h 50m
1 stop
MAA10:05 amChennai
Oct 30
MAA4:25 pmChennai
21h 20m
2 stops
IAD1:45 pmWashington Dulles Intl
Air India
Oct 8
ORD6:30 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
27h 40m
1 stop
MAA10:10 pmChennai
Oct 11
MAA4:25 pmChennai
21h 30m
2 stops
ORD1:55 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Air India
Sep 13
SFO5:30 pmSan Francisco
26h 40m
1 stop
MAA8:10 pmChennai
Sep 30
MAA4:25 pmChennai
23h 05m
2 stops
SFO3:30 pmSan Francisco
Air India
Sep 30
EWR8:15 amNewark
25h 50m
1 stop
MAA10:05 amChennai
Oct 17
MAA1:00 pmChennai
24h 25m
1 stop
EWR1:25 pmNewark
United Airlines
Oct 8
SFO4:00 pmSan Francisco
25h 40m
1 stop
MAA5:40 pmChennai
Oct 17
MAA1:25 pmChennai
25h 15m
1 stop
SFO2:40 pmSan Francisco
Air India
Sep 8
SFO6:30 amSan Francisco
24h 35m
1 stop
MAA7:05 amChennai
Sep 18
MAA1:00 pmChennai
26h 30m
1 stop
SFO3:30 pmSan Francisco

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Chennai

If you're looking for one-way flights to Chennai, view some of our deals below provided by Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways
Sep 15
ORD3:50 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
20h 00m
1 stop
MAA11:50 amChennai
Qatar Airways
Sep 12
ORD3:50 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
20h 00m
1 stop
MAA11:50 amChennai
Qatar Airways
Jul 8
ORD3:50 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
20h 00m
1 stop
MAA11:50 amChennai

Popular routes to Chennai

Most frequently searched flights to Chennai along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
Colombo to Chennai Flights
Fastest flight time
1h 20m
Cheapest price
$182
Singapore to Chennai Flights
Fastest flight time
3h 55m
Cheapest price
$237

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