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About Flights to Chennai

Summary info about Chennai flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price


Best Round-Trip Price


Fastest flight time

20h 50m

Operated By

4 airlines
The best one-way flight price to Chennai from United Kingdom in the last 72 hours is £149 (London Gatwick to Chennai).
The best round-trip flight price to Chennai from United Kingdom in the last 72 hours is £415 (London Heathrow to Chennai).
The fastest flight to Chennai from United Kingdom takes 20h 50m (London Stansted to Chennai).
There are 4 airlines operating flights to Chennai, including Lufthansa, Air France and Air India.

Chennai flights insights and trends

Explore insights for your Chennai flight to craft the best travel plan

What is the cheapest month to fly to Chennai?

The month of September is, on average, the cheapest month to fly to Chennai from United Kingdom, with most prices found around £530. 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 £542.

What is the absolute cheapest flight to Chennai?

The best price found on momondo to Chennai was £33/pp from Hyderabad, which is 54% 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.
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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 Wednesday when prices can be found for as low as £629. 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 £682. These prices are subject to change though, so be sure to set up a Price Alert for flights to Chennai.

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

Flying to Chennai from United Kingdom in the afternoon is the least expensive time of day to depart. momondo users have found prices as low as £616 when looking at flights departing in the afternoon. In contrast, the most expensive time of day to depart to Chennai is at midday when prices are around £682.

How long does it take to fly to Chennai?

The average flight duration from United Kingdom to Chennai depends on which airport you fly into and out of. Flying from London Heathrow to Chennai is 10h 05m on average, while flying from Manchester to Chennai is 12h 40m on average. Chennai is the most popular airport in Chennai.

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

Most flyers found that booking tickets 59 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 £649. Don’t hesitate to check prices now though, because momondo users recently found tickets for as low as £582.

Cheapest flights to Chennai airports

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


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 £639

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO CHENNAI FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTSeptember19% cheaperFlying from London Heathrow Airport to Chennai costs on average just £521 in September
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO CHENNAI FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTJuly36% more expensiveIt costs about £875 for flights to Chennai from London Heathrow Airport in July
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO CHENNAI FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTJuly615% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Chennai from London Heathrow Airport in July than any other month

Frequently asked questions about flying to Chennai

How long does it take 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.

Where can you fly directly into Chennai from?

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.

Is there an alternative airport near Chennai?

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).

Is there a cheaper alternative to flying into Chennai?

With an average price of £73 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.

When did momondo last update prices for flights to Chennai Airport?

Prices for flights to Chennai Airport are updated daily.

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How old do you have to be to fly to Chennai Airport?

The minimum age a child must be to fly alone is five but airlines that offer an unaccompanied minor (UNMR) service will have their own age restrictions, including rules around flight length, timings, and stopovers. We always recommend checking with the individual airline you are booking with to travel to Chennai Airport.

What documentation or ID do you need to fly to Chennai Airport?

The travel and health documents you'll need for your trip to Chennai Airport may differ based on your itinerary and personal situation. Typically, you should have several documents on hand, such as a national ID card or driver's license and a passport that is valid for six months after your intended arrival at Chennai Airport. It is always advisable to seek advice from your airline or a trusted third party, such as IATA.

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
22 May
LHR09:30London Heathrow
18h 50m
2 stops
10 Jun
13h 15m
1 stop
LHR10:40London Heathrow
25 Feb
LHR06:30London Heathrow
12h 10m
1 stop
10 Mar
19h 25m
1 stop
LHR15:45London Heathrow
16 Apr
LHR06:30London Heathrow
13h 15m
1 stop
29 Apr
19h 15m
1 stop
LHR16:40London Heathrow
Etihad Airways
7 Feb
LHR13:55London Heathrow
24h 20m
1 stop
19 Feb
31h 20m
1 stop
LHR12:00London Heathrow
26 Feb
GLA06:10Glasgow Intl
12h 30m
1 stop
24 Mar
26h 45m
1 stop
GLA23:05Glasgow Intl
Etihad Airways
14 Feb
LHR13:55London Heathrow
13h 00m
1 stop
21 Feb
13h 20m
1 stop
LHR12:00London Heathrow

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
12 Mar
LGW19:20London Gatwick
34h 10m
3 stops
Multiple Airlines
6 Dec
STN14:35London Stansted
32h 10m
2 stops
Multiple Airlines
4 Dec
LGW21:20London Gatwick
41h 00m
3 stops

Visa requirements for visiting Chennai

What passport or visa requirements are there when 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.

Best things to do and see in Chennai

What can you see and do 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.

Why use momondo?

Why should I use momondo to find a flight deal to Chennai?

We help find the flight that best suits your needs; momondo compares prices from hundreds of airlines and travel agents and helps you filter them to find the best flight for you.

Can I find flights to Chennai with flexible booking policies on momondo?

Yes. momondo enables you to select and highlight flights to Chennai with this policy.

How can momondo help me find flights to Chennai?

Once all potential Chennai flight options are in front of you momondo lets you sort and filter flights based on preferences such as airline, price and flight times, amongst many other options.

I’m not ready to book a flight to Chennai right now. Can momondo alert me if prices change?

If you are simply researching potential flights to Chennai, momondo offers a useful price alert feature which will track prices for flights to Chennai and alert you when they change.

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