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About Flights to Chennai

Summary info about Chennai flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price

$373

Best Round-Trip Price

$611

Fastest flight time

21h 00m

Operated By

8 airlines
The best one-way flight price to Chennai from United States in the last 72 hours is $373 (San Francisco to Chennai).
The best round-trip flight price to Chennai from United States in the last 72 hours is $611 (Newark to Chennai).
The fastest flight to Chennai from United States takes 21h 00m (Chicago O'Hare Intl to Chennai).
There are 8 airlines operating flights to Chennai, including Air Canada, Lufthansa and Delta.

Cheapest flights to Chennai airports

Find the cheapest flights to these Chennai airports from your nearest city or airport
Los Angeles
Chennai

CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM Los Angeles TO Chennai

Los Angeles (LAX) to Chennai (MAA)

Typically, flights to Chennai from Los Angeles are cheaper when flying from Los Angeles to Chennai, which has an average price of $1,069

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO CHENNAI FROM LOS ANGELESMarch10% cheaperFlying from Los Angeles to Chennai costs on average just $961 in March
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO CHENNAI FROM LOS ANGELESDecember47% more expensiveIt costs about $1,573 for flights to Chennai from Los Angeles in December
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO CHENNAI FROM LOS ANGELESDecember712% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Chennai from Los Angeles in December than any other month

When is the best time to fly to Chennai?

Flights from Los Angeles to Chennai, India take around 21 hours and 20 minutes. From New York, flights to Chennai take anywhere from around 21 hours and 5 minutes and 24 hours and 25 minutes. From Chicago, flights to Chennai take anywhere from 19 hours and 25 minutes and 40 hours and 25 minutes, depending on the length of your layover.

Nonstop flights from the United States to Chennai are not currently available. The Chennai flight deals from Los Angeles (LAX) with the least number of layovers go through Dubai International (DBX). There are flights to Chennai, India from New York departing from both Newark (EWR) and JFK. Both routes have layovers in New Delhi Indira Gandhi International (DEL). From Chicago, flights have a layover either in Dubai International (DBX) or in New Delhi Indira Gandhi International (DEL).

In the past two weeks, users have booked deals to Chennai for $25/person, which is 95% 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.

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.

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 $611.

The cheapest day to depart on your flight to Chennai is on a Sunday when prices can be found for as low as $1,171. 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 $1,296. Keep in mind that these prices on both days could fluctuate depending on the season and the demand.

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 $1,024. 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 in the evening when prices are around $1,272.

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.

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.

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.

Prices vary based on where travelers are departing from, but on average, the cheapest airport to fly to in Chennai is Pondicherry Airport where the average price is $406pp. Users typically find the best prices when using momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.



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 3
EWR8:15 amNewark
25h 50m
1 stop
MAA10:05 amChennai
Oct 25
MAA12:10 pmChennai
25h 15m
1 stop
EWR1:25 pmNewark
Air India
Oct 9
JFK8:30 amNew York John F Kennedy Intl
21h 30m
1 stop
MAA6:00 amChennai
Nov 6
MAA3:50 pmChennai
20h 15m
1 stop
JFK12:05 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
Air India
Oct 3
EWR8:15 amNewark
25h 50m
1 stop
MAA10:05 amChennai
Oct 25
MAA12:55 pmChennai
24h 30m
2 stops
EWR1:25 pmNewark
Air India
Sep 29
EWR8:15 amNewark
25h 50m
1 stop
MAA10:05 amChennai
Oct 8
MAA2:10 amChennai
35h 15m
1 stop
EWR1:25 pmNewark
Air India
Sep 29
EWR8:15 amNewark
25h 50m
1 stop
MAA10:05 amChennai
Oct 8
MAA5:55 amChennai
31h 30m
2 stops
EWR1:25 pmNewark
Air India
Oct 3
EWR8:15 amNewark
21h 45m
1 stop
MAA6:00 amChennai
Oct 25
MAA5:55 amChennai
31h 30m
3 stops
EWR1:25 pmNewark

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Chennai

If you're looking for one-way flights from United States to Chennai, view some of our deals below provided by Air France, Air India and Delta
KLM
Oct 5
SFO1:25 pmSan Francisco
26h 10m
2 stops
MAA3:35 pmChennai
Air France
Sep 12
IAD5:10 pmWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
24h 50m
2 stops
MAA6:00 pmChennai
Delta
Oct 12
SFO2:15 amSan Francisco
28h 50m
2 stops
MAA7:05 amChennai

Which airlines fly to Chennai?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Chennai

Which airlines fly to Chennai?

When flying to Chennai from United States, momondo travelers will most often fly with one of these popular airlines: Qatar Airways, Emirates, Air India or Etihad Airways. Depending on what airport in United States you fly from, you may be able to find flights with any of these popular airlines.

Kuwait Airways Flights to Chennai

4 Kuwait Airways flights head to Chennai on average each week. Most will be flying from Kuwait City to Chennai, the most popular route that Kuwait Airways operates to Chennai. Prices vary based on when and where you fly from - the cheapest Kuwait Airways flight to Chennai found in the past 3 days on momondo was $721, departing from New York John F Kennedy Intl. Kuwait Airways is the most popular choice on momondo for this route and has been scored 8.1/10 by 11 of our users.

Delta Flights to Chennai

$699 is the best round-trip Delta deal to Chennai found on momondo in the last few days. The deal departed from Boston Logan Intl. Delta has 3 flights to Chennai most weeks, with prices varying by availability. 385 momondo users have reviewed Delta, scoring the airline a 7.9/10 on average.


Airports near Chennai

Below you will find all the airports in Chennai along with the distance from the city center

How do you get to the city center from the Chennai airport?

For public transportation options from the Chennai International Airport (MMA), Chennai to the city center, you can take either an MTC bus 22 to the city center or the blue line of the metro at the Airport Metro Station. If you’re up for an adventure, try a rickshaw, although be prepared to haggle the fee both upon departure and arrival. Lastly, you have the option of a taxi which can be prepaid for at the Arrivals Hall before departure.


Popular routes to Chennai

Most frequently searched flights to Chennai along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
New York to Chennai Flights
Fastest flight time21h 30m
Cheapest price$612
San Francisco to Chennai Flights
Fastest flight time21h 50m
Cheapest price$681
Dallas to Chennai Flights
Fastest flight time21h 00m
Cheapest price$1,174
Chicago to Chennai Flights
Fastest flight time19h 40m
Cheapest price$795
Washington, D.C. to Chennai Flights
Fastest flight time20h 35m
Cheapest price$765
Seattle to Chennai Flights
Fastest flight time23h 00m
Cheapest price$996
San Jose to Chennai Flights
Fastest flight time25h 05m
Cheapest price$1,111
Boston to Chennai Flights
Fastest flight time22h 30m
Cheapest price$813
Houston to Chennai Flights
Fastest flight time21h 40m
Cheapest price$1,076
Los Angeles to Chennai Flights
Fastest flight time26h 05m
Cheapest price$824
Oakland, California to Chennai Flights
Fastest flight time24h 53m
Cheapest price$1,165
Atlanta to Chennai Flights
Fastest flight time21h 20m
Cheapest price$853
Detroit to Chennai Flights
Fastest flight time22h 40m
Cheapest price$846
Austin to Chennai Flights
Fastest flight time21h 20m
Cheapest price$1,174
Philadelphia to Chennai Flights
Fastest flight time19h 20m
Cheapest price$1,049
Miami to Chennai Flights
Fastest flight time20h 00m
Cheapest price$1,112
Raleigh to Chennai Flights
Fastest flight time21h 37m
Cheapest price$1,023
Columbus to Chennai Flights
Fastest flight time28h 50m
Cheapest price$1,463
Fort Lauderdale to Chennai Flights
Fastest flight time26h 15m
Cheapest price$1,416
Portland to Chennai Flights
Fastest flight time25h 45m
Cheapest price$1,131

Visa requirements for visiting Chennai

Travelers from the United States need both a valid passport as well as an Indian visa to enter Chennai. You can apply for your visa online and then print the application form to submit any other accompanying documents to the Indian Visa Application Center (IVAC). The processing fees can be rather expensive and take up to a couple of weeks for processing.


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Best things to do and see in Chennai

There is a ton to keep you busy and exploring in Chennai during your stay. Start off your trip by wandering the city’s historic Mylapore neighborhood, full of Brahmins temples dedicated to Lord Chiva and Portuguese Cathedrals. You can retrace Chennai’s history with visits to landmarks like Fort Saint George, the Madras High Court, or the St. Mary’s Church. Be sure to check out the impressive bronze statues on display at the Government Museum and then spend some time meandering through the markets and bazaars located along George Town. To get away from the hustle and bustle, head to the Chennai Lighthouse for some spectacular views of the city from above. From there, head to Marina Beach to experience the carnival-like environment with amusement rides and all sorts of snack vendors. If you’ve come to Chennai to find your zen, be sure to head to the meditation room at the Vivekananda House, or if you want to join the throngs, head to the Koyambedu Wholesale Market Complex to witness one of Asia’s largest vegetable markets.


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