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Cheap round-trip flights to Chennai

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The cultural, educational and economic centre of southern India, Chennai has something for everyone. Spend your days exploring its outstanding sights and your nights enjoying some of the best food India has to offer.

When to Book Flights to Chennai

The best time to book flights to Chennai is during the city’s short winter season. From November to February, temperatures generally hover between 20˚C and 25˚C. What’s more, this is the most festive time in the city with a number of celebrations taking place during the period.


Between March and June, temperatures are high and sweltering conditions common. Although this might be a good time to book cheap flights to Chennai, exploring the city in 40 ˚C heat won’t be easy.

How to Find the Best Flight Deals to Chennai

The more flexible you can be when booking flights to Chennai, the better. If you’re flying from a city with multiple departure points, select ‘All airports’ from the drop down list when typing in your departure details. You can also click the ‘Nearby airports’ link on the result page and search for prices for alternative routes. 

As flights to Chennai can vary in price throughout the week, moving your trip forwards or back by a day or two could save you money. Click the ‘Show flexible dates’ link on the results page to see how much you could save.

UK Departures to Chennai

Main Airports in Chennai

Chennai International Airport is located 13 miles from the city centre. Every year, the airport handles around 20 million passengers, making it one of the busiest air hubs in India.

Flights depart from Chennai International for destinations across India, Asia and The Middle East. A small number of direct flights link Chennai with Europe.

Buses, trains and taxis connect the airport with the city centre.

Which Airlines Fly to Chennai?

Airlines offering direct and connecting services from Chennai to UK airports include:

How to Get to and Around Chennai

The quickest ways to get around Chennai are by train and by metro. The city also has an extensive bus network. However, thanks to heavy traffic and regular road closures, travelling by bus can be very slow. Auto rickshaws are another good way to get around the city.

What Are the Must-sees in Chennai?

Start your tour of Chennai at the excellent Government Museum. Established in 1857, it’s home to an incredibly diverse array of exhibitions, artefacts and galleries.

Once you’ve got to grips with Chennai’s rich history, visit one of the city’s many ornate temples. The Kapaleeswarar Temple is one of the oldest and best known in the city. It hosts a number of important festivals throughout the year.

Tips and Tricks for Traveling in Chennai

Apply for an e-visa online before you travel to India. This visa will allow you to stay in the country for up to 60 days.