Cheap flights to Chennai

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Flights to Chennai in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 16% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average price$1,201Average for return flights in May 2022
Return from$1,381From Auckland Intl to Chennai
One-way from$663One-way flight from Auckland Intl (AKL) to Chennai (MAA)

Cheap flights to Chennai in May, June 2022

The best prices found for MAA flights for May, June
10 Jun - 7 Aug
AKL

Auckland Intl

MAA

Chennai

2 stops

49h 00m
MAA

Chennai

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

27h 20m
$1,671

Etihad Airways

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Deal found 22/5/22

12 Jun - 7 Aug
AKL

Auckland Intl

MAA

Chennai

2 stops

36h 45m
MAA

Chennai

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

35h 30m
$1,864

Etihad Airways

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Deal found 22/5/22

9 Jun - 7 Aug
AKL

Auckland Intl

MAA

Chennai

2 stops

43h 50m
MAA

Chennai

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

35h 30m
$1,947

Etihad Airways

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Deal found 22/5/22

Chennai 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chennai found for this year
5 Aug - 16 Aug
AKL

Auckland Intl

MAA

Chennai

2 stops

24h 15m
MAA

Chennai

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

18h 40m
$1,423

Singapore Airlines

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Deal found 24/5/22

4 Aug - 16 Aug
AKL

Auckland Intl

MAA

Chennai

1 stop

15h 45m
MAA

Chennai

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

18h 40m
$1,651

Singapore Airlines

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Deal found 24/5/22

27 Dec - 27 Jan
AKL

Auckland Intl

MAA

Chennai

2 stops

42h 20m
MAA

Chennai

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

27h 05m
$1,668

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 23/5/22

What is the cheapest month to fly to Chennai?

The cheapest ticket to Chennai found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

$1,682

February

$1,730

March

$1,708

April

$1,812

May

$1,766

June

$1,552

July

$1,403

August

$1,448

September

$1,355

October

$1,483

November

$1,555

December

$1,767

Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Chennai is September. The most expensive month for flights is April. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Chennai?

Average Chennai flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

AKL - MAA

Price

$1,354 - $2,436

MAA

Temperature

25 - 33 °C

MAA

Rainfall

10 - 330 mm

When is the best time to book a flight to Chennai?

The price you pay for your flight to Chennai may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 47 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Chennai?

The cheapest day to fly to Chennai is usually Wednesday. At the moment, Tuesday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Chennai?

To get the best value, try booking a flight in the evening when visiting Chennai. Generally the prices will increase for flights at midday as these tend to have higher demand.

How long is the flight to Chennai?

The amount of travel time you should expect to Chennai Airport (MAA), Chennai, is going to vary based on which city in New Zealand you depart from. As one example, if you are travelling from Christchurch (CHC), you should expect a travel time of around 28h 30min. Conversely, if you plan on departing from Auckland Intl (AKL), your travel time will be around 25h 10min, and if you leave from Wellington (WLG), you should expect times of about 38h.

Are there nonstop flights to Chennai?

While at first it may seem discouraging that there are not any direct flights from any cities in New Zealand to Chennai, India, that does not mean that there are not some great Chennai flight deals that can get you there rather quickly. Two examples of this are the two-stop flight from Auckland that has layovers at Singapore Changi (SIN) and Colombo Bandaranaike Intl (CMB) and the two-stop flight from Christchurch that has layovers at the same airports. Another example is the three-stop flight from Wellington that has layovers at Auckland, Dubai Intl (DXB) and New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl (DEL).

How do you get from Chennai airport(s) to the city centre?

Because the trip from the airport to the centre of town is rather short, there are a number of transportation options to get you there rather quickly and conveniently. There is train service aboard Indian Railways that can take you from the airport to the centre of town in around 30min for a fare of around 74 INR (1.50 NZD). You can also board the Chennai Metro Rail Limited Corridor-1 line, which makes the trip to the centre of town in around 37min for a price of around 74 INR (1.50 NZD). Another option is to take one of the many taxis you'll find at the airport into the centre of the city in about 20min for a cost of around 595 INR (11.50 NZD).

What are some things to do in Chennai?

A really popular destination for visitors in this seaside town is Marina Beach, which is a long and wide beach that also offers a number of food stalls to sample. If you have an interest in seeing some of the artwork that is representative of this country and this culture, then make the trip to the Government Museum. If experiencing an open green space is your idea of a good time, then stop in at Guindy National Park, which not only hosts an impressive collection of animals but also offers a playground for the kids. If you would like to see larger animals in a more natural setting, then make the drive southwest of the city to Arignar Anna Zoological Park.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly to Chennai?

In order for citizens of New Zealand to travel to India, they will need a valid passport that has their name on the passport. In addition to the passport, they will also need a visa to enter the country. The cost for the visa is around 150 NZD and the government of India suggests that you apply for the visa at least four days before your trip date. You can apply for and get e-visas through the website of the government of India.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Chennai?

Booking a flight to Chennai (MAA) is your only option if you intend on flying to Chennai. It is only a 16.5 km journey from Chennai to Chennai’s city centre.