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About Flights to Chennai

Summary info about Chennai flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price

£163

Best Return Price

£383

Fastest flight time

21h 45m

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1 airline
The best one-way flight price to Chennai from United Kingdom in the last 72 hours is £163 (London Luton to Chennai).
The best return flight price to Chennai from United Kingdom in the last 72 hours is £383 (London Heathrow to Chennai).
The fastest flight to Chennai from United Kingdom takes 21h 45m (London Luton to Chennai).
There is 1 airline operating flights to Chennai, including Lufthansa.

Cheapest flights to Chennai airports

Find the cheapest flights to these Chennai airports from your nearest city or airport
London Heathrow Airport
Chennai

CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM London TO Chennai

London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Chennai (MAA)

Typically, flights to Chennai from London are cheaper when flying from London Heathrow to Chennai, which has an average price of £622

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO CHENNAI FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTSeptember24% cheaperFlying from London Heathrow Airport to Chennai costs on average just £474 in September
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO CHENNAI FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTJuly36% more expensiveIt costs about £846 for flights to Chennai from London Heathrow Airport in July
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO CHENNAI FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTJuly248% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Chennai from London Heathrow Airport in July than any other month

When is the best time to fly to Chennai?

Flights to Chennai, India from Heathrow International Airport in London will take between 12 and 14 hours. Flights from Gatwick typically have a couple of stopovers and a travel time of more than 20 hours. Travelling from Scotland? Chennai flight deals from Edinburgh Airport will take close to 14 hours with stopovers in Doha or Paris Charles de Gaulle. The city of Manchester offers flights to Chennai International Airport, Chennai in just over 13 hours with one stopover, or around 20 hours with two stopovers.

Unfortunately, direct flights to Chennai, India from the UK are currently unavailable. When travelling from London, flights from Heathrow will typically have one stopover in either Dubai or Doha, while flights from Gatwick will have multiple stopovers. Manchester Airport offers Chennai flight deals with a single stopover in Paris, Doha or Dubai, with a similar travel time to flights from Heathrow. Glasgow International Airport has flights to Chennai with a single stopover. Flights from Liverpool typically come with more than one stopover and a longer travel time. It might be easier for you to fly from Manchester or London.

The best price found on momondo to Chennai was £22/pp from Rājahmundry, which is 93% cheaper than the average flight price to Chennai. To find the cheapest price to Chennai from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

The month of September is, on average, the cheapest month to fly to Chennai from United Kingdom, with most prices found around £486. If you aren’t able to travel during the month of September, then book flights to Chennai from United Kingdom during October instead. Flights to Chennai in October, while not as cheap as those in September, still average around £504.

Most flyers found that booking tickets 26 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 £626. Don’t hesitate to check prices now though, because momondo users recently found tickets for as low as £383.

The cheapest day to depart on your flight to Chennai is on a Wednesday when prices can be found for as low as £658. This is often the case because there is less demand to fly during this day of the week. If your travel schedule is flexible, try to avoid departing on a Saturday because tickets tend to average around £739. These prices are subject to change though, so be sure to set up a Price Alert for flights to Chennai.

Flying to Chennai from United Kingdom in the morning is the least expensive time of day to depart. momondo users have found prices as low as £684 when looking at flights departing in the morning. In contrast, the most expensive time of day to depart to Chennai is in the evening when prices are around £732.

Finding an alternative and possibly cheaper destination airport near Chennai is possible. If you are planning a flight to Chennai, consider booking flights to Tirupati Airport (62 mi from Chennai city centre) or Pondicherry Airport (83 mi from Chennai city centre).

With an average price of £198 per person, Tirupati Airport is the cheapest airport to fly into when planning your trip to Chennai. This price can fluctuate based on where you are flying from. momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool can help users find the best prices.



Chennai flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in United Kingdom to Chennai found recently by users on momondo
Lufthansa
13 Sep
LHR02:30London Heathrow
12h 50m
1 stop
MAA15:20Chennai
14 Nov
MAA20:50Chennai
19h 25m
1 stop
LHR16:15London Heathrow
Lufthansa
28 Aug
LHR02:30London Heathrow
12h 50m
1 stop
MAA15:20Chennai
14 Nov
MAA20:50Chennai
13h 25m
1 stop
LHR10:15London Heathrow
Lufthansa
15 Sep
LHR02:30London Heathrow
12h 50m
1 stop
MAA15:20Chennai
13 Oct
MAA21:50Chennai
18h 20m
1 stop
LHR16:10London Heathrow
Lufthansa
13 Sep
LHR02:30London Heathrow
12h 50m
1 stop
MAA15:20Chennai
16 Oct
MAA21:50Chennai
15h 20m
1 stop
LHR13:10London Heathrow
Lufthansa
13 Sep
LHR02:30London Heathrow
12h 50m
1 stop
MAA15:20Chennai
16 Oct
MAA21:50Chennai
15h 20m
1 stop
LHR13:10London Heathrow
Lufthansa
8 Sep
MAN02:10Manchester
13h 10m
1 stop
MAA15:20Chennai
4 Oct
MAA21:50Chennai
13h 05m
1 stop
MAN10:55Manchester

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Chennai

If you're looking for one-way flights from United Kingdom to Chennai, view some of our deals below.
Multiple Airlines
9 Oct
LTN16:25London Luton
28h 10m
2 stops
MAA20:35Chennai
Multiple Airlines
11 Sep
LTN16:25London Luton
28h 10m
2 stops
MAA20:35Chennai
Multiple Airlines
9 Oct
LTN16:25London Luton
28h 10m
2 stops
MAA20:35Chennai

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 Kingdom, momondo travellers will most often fly with one of these popular airlines: Emirates, British Airways, Etihad Airways or Air India. Depending on what airport in United Kingdom you fly from, you may be able to find flights with any of these popular airlines.

Emirates Flights to Chennai

24 Emirates flights head to Chennai on average each week. Most will be flying from Dubai Intl to Chennai, the most popular route that Emirates operates to Chennai. Prices vary based on when and where you fly from - the cheapest Emirates flight to Chennai found in the past 3 days on momondo was £502, departing from Birmingham. Emirates is the most popular choice on momondo for this route and has been scored 8.4/10 by 129 of our users.

Vistara Flights to Chennai

Vistara flights to Chennai can start from as low as £491 (round-trip, from London Heathrow, found in the last 72 hours). Over 28 flights that Vistara operates to Chennai in a normal week, prices can vary significantly. The most popular Vistara flight to Chennai is from Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl. Vistara has been rated 8.3/10 by momondo users, in 13 reviews.


Airports near Chennai

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

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

Upon arrival at Chennai Airport, you’ll have several transport options to get you from the airport to the city. The Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) offers bus transportation from Airport Terminal 1 to the city centre and takes over an hour. There are some hotels in the city which offer free transport from the airport, so it’s recommended that you check whether your hotel offers this service. There is a free shuttle bus which can take you to the nearest metro station, from where the Blue Line travels to the city centre in under an hour. Take a quick transfer to Tirusulam Station to hop on the Tambaram–Chennai Beach railway route into the city centre. This trip will take close to an hour. Taxi apps are available in Chennai and there are pick-up points outside the Arrivals terminal.


Popular routes to Chennai

Most frequently searched flights to Chennai along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
Dubai to Chennai Flights
Fastest flight time4h 10m
Cheapest price£207
Manchester to Chennai Flights
Fastest flight time12h 35m
Cheapest price£532
Birmingham to Chennai Flights
Fastest flight time16h 10m
Cheapest price£458
Glasgow to Chennai Flights
Fastest flight time31h 00m
Cheapest price£479
Edinburgh to Chennai Flights
Fastest flight time13h 20m
Cheapest price£647
London to Chennai Flights
Fastest flight time14h 40m
Cheapest price£420
Berlin to Chennai Flights
Fastest flight time29h 50m
Cheapest price£777
Southampton to Chennai Flights
Fastest flight time32h 35m
Cheapest price£873
Aberdeen to Chennai Flights
Fastest flight time16h 15m
Cheapest price£754

Visa requirements for visiting Chennai

UK nationals will need a valid passport and a visa to enter India and visit Chennai. You can apply for a tourist eVisa, which is valid for 12 months and allows visitors numerous entries that cannot exceed 180 days each stay. For business purposes, you will need to apply online for a multiple-entry business visa, also valid for 180 days.


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Best things to do and see in Chennai

Chennai is one of the largest cultural and economic centres in India and boasts an array of temples, churches, museums and beaches, with something for everyone to experience. Interested in the local temples? Make your way to Kapaleeswarar Temple, a Hindu temple in Mylapore district dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva. Other must-see temples in Chennai are Parthasarathy Temple, Parrys Jain Temple, Karaneeswarar Saidapet, and Marundheeswarar Temple. Beachgoers will want to make their way to Marina Beach to soak up the sun. Although swimming is prohibited, there are plenty of activities on the beach, including volleyball, fishing and cricket. Take a walk to the lighthouse for a panoramic view of the city and the beach. Besant Nagar Beach, Breezy Beach, Kovalam Beach and VGP Beach are a couple of other locations to check out during your stay. For the history buffs among you, make sure to take a turn exploring the 17th-century Fort St George or exhibits about human history and culture at the Government Museum Chennai.


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