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The COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak may impact travel to Chennai. Current restrictions to Chennai are based on India travel restrictions.

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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 94% 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 aren’t able to travel during the month of October, then book flights to Chennai from United States during April instead. Flights to Chennai in April, while not as cheap as those in October, still average around $892.

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

Most flyers found that booking tickets 57 days in advance of their planned departure date is the best time to get cheap flights to Chennai. During this timeframe, flight prices are around $1,024. However, flight prices might be lower outside of this timeframe. For example, people recently found flights to Chennai from United States for as low as $605 on momondo.

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

The cheapest day to depart from United States to Chennai is on a Friday when prices can be found for as low as $1,006. Flights from United States to Chennai on a Monday will generally be more expensive and average around $1,126. 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?

Flying to Chennai from United States in the afternoon is the least expensive time of day to depart. momondo users have found prices as low as $968 when looking at flights departing in the afternoon. Try not to purchase tickets in the morning because they tend to be around $1,092. Of course, these prices can vary depending on the time of year and what airport you fly to.

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

Users planning a flight to Chennai during the months of October, November, or December should anticipate rain. There are still things to do in Chennai even when it's raining, though. Shopping centers like Chennai Citi Center Mall are very popular destinations for those visiting the Chennai area. Chennai Citi Center Mall is a great place to go if you’re looking to spend some time inside.

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

If your plan is to spend time at Elliot's Beach while visiting Chennai, momondo recommends you plan your trip for January, February, or March when the temperatures are typically higher and the chance of rain is low. For those looking to visit another area beach, Marina Beach is a great option in the Chennai area.

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 $574pp. 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 January 31. However, certain eligible foreign nationals are able to travel to India via Vande Bharat flights or third country flights. Until January 7, India has restricted entry to travelers arriving from the UK. 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 may apply for an exemption from quarantine; to do so, they will need to apply using the self-reporting form and attach a medical certificate with a negative CCOVID-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.

Quarantine requirements

All travelers will undergo a thermal screening on arrival and are required to undergo mandatory quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in India - 7 days in institutional quarantine and 7 days of home quarantine. 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
Jan 25
19h 05m
Chicago O'Hare Intl
19h 05m
1 stop
2:35 am
Chennai
Feb 10
3:25 pm
Chennai
21h 50m
2 stops
1:15 pm
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Air India
Jun 25
22h 00m
New York John F Kennedy Intl
22h 00m
1 stop
6:30 am
Chennai
Jul 31
4:25 pm
Chennai
20h 40m
2 stops
1:05 pm
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Air India
Feb 20
22h 10m
Newark
22h 10m
1 stop
4:25 am
Chennai
Mar 28
4:25 pm
Chennai
21h 00m
2 stops
1:25 pm
Newark
Air India
Feb 3
23h 00m
Newark
23h 00m
1 stop
5:45 am
Chennai
Mar 17
5:30 pm
Chennai
20h 15m
1 stop
1:45 pm
Newark
Air India
Jan 24
23h 00m
Newark
23h 00m
1 stop
5:45 am
Chennai
Feb 7
3:25 pm
Chennai
21h 20m
2 stops
12:45 pm
Newark
Air India
Feb 17
22h 05m
Washington Dulles Intl
22h 05m
1 stop
3:35 am
Chennai
Mar 30
2:10 pm
Chennai
22h 35m
1 stop
12:45 pm
Washington Dulles Intl

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Chennai

If you're looking for one-way flights to Chennai, view some of our deals below.
Air India
Feb 13
19h 05m
Chicago O'Hare Intl
19h 05m
1 stop
2:35 am
Chennai
Air India
Mar 10
20h 05m
New York John F Kennedy Intl
20h 05m
1 stop
3:35 am
Chennai
Air India
Jan 27
20h 05m
New York John F Kennedy Intl
20h 05m
1 stop
3:35 am
Chennai


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