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Flight price $554
Airlines Scoot, Malindo Air, SilkAir, Cathay Pacific, SriLankan, Emirates

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Chennai Airport is the main gateway to the South of India and is the fourth largest airport in the country, as well as the first to have its domestic and international terminals built side by side. Flights to Chennai from Australia on airlines such as Scoot and Singapore Airlines will land at T3, which is the international arrivals terminal.
If you forgot to change money before you departed for Chennai, all is not lost: there are five money exchange counters in the international terminals and two in the domestic terminal. In addition to this there are ATMs located in both terminals if you would rather use your card to withdraw cash than go to an exchange counter.
Families with babies arriving on flights to Chennai Airport can make use of several childcare rooms located throughout the terminal. These rooms will allow you to feed your baby or change nappies in peace and privacy, away from the hustle and bustle of the airport.
Travellers flying into Terminal 3 and wanting to try some of the local food before venturing into Chennai are well catered for. Located in the arrivals terminal is Nalaas Aappakadai – a restaurant outlet that prides itself on quick service and offers many different types of dishes from diverse regions such as Kerala, Chettinadu and Andhra.
For passengers transferring from international flights to Chennai to domestic flights elsewhere in India, there is an airport lounge in the domestic terminal that will allow you to escape the noise of the terminal. The Travel Club Lounge is open 24/7 and for a fee you can spend up to three hours in the air-conditioned peace of the lounge while taking advantage of the free Wi-Fi and a range of snacks and beverages. Conveniently, you can book your lounge time online in advance.

FAQs - Booking Chennai flights

What is the cheapest flight to Chennai?

The cheapest airline ticket to Chennai from Australia in the last 72 hours was $554 return on the route Melbourne to Chennai. The most popular route is Melbourne to Chennai and the cheapest ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $1,076 return.

How far is Chennai airport from central Chennai?

Chennai Airport is 16 kilometres from the centre of Chennai. View on map.

What is the name of Chennai’s airport?

Chennai is served by Chennai Airport, also commonly referred to as Chennai, Chennai Intl. The airport code is MAA.

Are there any hotels close to Chennai Airport?

The Quality Inn Airport is opposite the airport itself and offers a free shuttle service between terminal and hotel. A luxury hotel option is the Trident Chennai, which is a ten-minute drive from Chennai Airport. This hotel also offers a complimentary shuttle service for guests.

How do I transfer between terminals at Chennai Airport?

There is a bridge linking the domestic terminal (T1) with the international terminals (T3 arrivals and T4 departures), which allows you to move between the two terminals via a travelator. Alternatively there are golf carts to transfer passengers carrying heavy luggage; these run every ten to twenty minutes. A distance of 1km separates the terminals.

Is there free Wi-Fi in Chennai Airport?

Wi-Fi is only free for a period of 45 minutes at the airport and you will need an Indian mobile number in order to receive the pin number that allows you to sign up for this service. After the 45 minutes is up you will be given the option of paying for more time.

How do I get from Chennai Airport into the city?

Take an auto-rickshaw – the airport is approximately 15km outside the city centre and this form of transport is quicker and most likely cheaper than a taxi. The costs from the airport to the city should be in the region of INR252 (around AUD5) and the rickshaws can be caught anywhere outside the terminal building.

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Airports
Origin
Darwin
$1,008
only
$1,008
Brisbane
$1,490
only
$1,490
Adelaide
$1,606
only
$1,606
Perth
$940
only
$940
Melbourne
$554
only
$554
Sydney
$588
only
$588
Destination
Chennai
$554
only
$554
Mon., 29 Jul.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
MAA
Chennai
30h 05m
Fri., 6 Sep.
MAA
Chennai
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
29h 10m
Trip: 40 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 315 reviews
Overall
6.9
Boarding
7.1
Comfort
6.4
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.5
SIN
HYD
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Flight crew’s attitude. The fact that there was no overhead space and the crew didn’t Check additional bags. Had to stove the bags u def the seat and there was no room to stretch my legs. The flight crew had the most pathetic attitude and was rude beyond imagination.

SIN
PEN
Good 6.0

Pros: Head rest not comfortable. Short distance okay not long one.

Cons: Plane is old i think. Take off and landing time plane some shaky and sound not pleasant.

BKK
SIN
Good 6.4

Pros: comfortable seat

Cons: No TV on plane

DPS
SIN
Good 7.0

Cons: Music or movie will be good.

MLE
SIN
Good 6.0

Pros: On time.

Cons: Food

Wed., 11 Dec.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MAA
Chennai
18h 25m
Wed., 25 Dec.
MAA
Chennai
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
29h 55m
Trip: 15 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 134 reviews
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.6
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
7.0
Food
7.0
KUL
KCH
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The best thing is the free luggage allowance of 30kg each. They had some snacks and entertainment as well.

LGK
KUL
Good 6.0

Pros: You can check-in luggage for free. Not like Airasia

Cons: Delays, of course.

KUL
BDO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Comfortable, on board flight menu was good, no delay.

Cons: Visa permits check before boarding was really unnecessary. It's immigration personals job. That creates long & slow moving que. But then perhaps it's the KL Airport authorities fault that exercise that policy. Saw the same thing with some other airlines.

CGK
KUL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The staff were very kind, the seat had a great amount of leg room.

Cons: There was no alcohol on the flight.

KUL
LGK
Okay 4.3

Pros: Very dissapointed, both flights scheduled by Malindo Air was rescheduled, first one moved for next day unbeliavable!!!

Cons: Very dissapointed, both flights scheduled by Malindo Air was rescheduled, first one moved for next day unbeliavable!!!

Sat., 20 Jul.
DRW
Darwin
MAA
Chennai
21h 30m
Mon., 22 Jul.
MAA
Chennai
DRW
Darwin
11h 30m
$1,008
Trip: 3 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 408 reviews
Overall
7.8
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
7.6
Crew
8.2
Entertainment
6.8
Food
7.4
HYD
SIN
Good 6.3

Pros: Silk Air Crew is rude and does not like to help passengers.

Cons: Food could have been better. I requested a vegan meal and got a meal with dairy all over it.

SIN
PKU
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: the 45-minute flight

Cons: the fact that i cannot wear my over the ear headphones during take off and landing - no cell phone use even in airplane mode - the entertainment system is turned on for 5 minutes before it was turned off for landing

DAD
SIN
Good 6.0

Pros: Staff were efficient and boarding was quick

Cons: Bad food and no individual entertainment. Worse none of the check in staff offered to help us get through security despite a long line and we nearly missed our flight

SIN
KTM
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything was so flawless.

HKT
SIN
Okay 4.0

Cons: they broke both my suit cases and have not paid for them I will never fly with them again never never

Mon., 17 Jun.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MAA
Chennai
21h 05m
Tue., 25 Jun.
MAA
Chennai
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
28h 40m
$1,149
Trip: 9 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 5,827 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
8.2
Food
7.7
HKG
HYD
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Seating at the gate is strange. They just have people line up in any order and board them in that order. People run to form the line. Totally ridiculous. Food was awful. I have no idea what to even call the items they served. Audio jack was literally being held together with tape! Loose connection.

HKG
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Excellent crew

Cons: It was nice experience

HKG
ICN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew, food, entertainment were all very nice. 5 out 5.

HKG
SGN
Good 6.0

Cons: The flight was three hours late.

HKG
TPE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: everything

Cons: nothing

Thu., 18 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MAA
Chennai
32h 05m
Sun., 28 Jul.
MAA
Chennai
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
13h 55m
Trip: 11 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 315 reviews
Overall
6.9
Boarding
7.1
Comfort
6.4
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.5
SIN
OOL
Good 6.8

Pros: GREAT CREW AS ALWAYS THE SEAT WAS COMFORTABLE AS ALWAYS.

Cons: FOOD WAS ORDINARY NOT WHAT I ORDERED, MY NEIGHBOR IN THE CHAIR OPPOSITE HAD WHAT I WANTED AND IT LOOKED DELICIOUS

SIN
ATH
Mediocre 3.6

Cons: I didn't realise I was going to be in such a poor airline after booking through the Singapore Airlines website. There was hardly any space, food options were limited, there was no entertainment, they even charged for water! Equal worst airline with jetstar

CEB
SIN
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew were kindly

Cons: Seats can be more comfortable

NRT
DMK
Good 7.3

Pros: The food was good. The service very good. Check in was so fast.

Cons: Internet charge was very expensive and electrical outlet could not hold my charger. It kept falling out

SIN
MAA
Okay 5.3

Pros: Nice aircraft, on time departure and arrival

Cons: reclining seats only in business class, not lay flat. pay for everything except the bathroom

Sun., 8 Sep.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MAA
Chennai
16h 10m
Thu., 19 Sep.
MAA
Chennai
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
29h 50m
Trip: 12 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 315 reviews
Overall
6.9
Boarding
7.1
Comfort
6.4
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.5
SYD
SIN
Good 6.0

Pros: very nice while Landed and take off.

Cons: We did not order any foods. No suggestion.

DPS
SIN
Good 7.0

Pros: Good price. Was on time, seats were comfortable, helpful staff

Cons: No use of headphones 30 minutes before take off and arrival

SIN
IPH
Okay 4.0

Pros: Being a budget airline, you really get what you pay for. Seats do not recline. Minimum legroom. I was thankful that it was only a 1-hour flight

Cons: Stiff, uncomfortable seats without controls. Just adequate legroom for a 5’3” person

SIN
HYD
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Flight crew’s attitude. The fact that there was no overhead space and the crew didn’t Check additional bags. Had to stove the bags u def the seat and there was no room to stretch my legs. The flight crew had the most pathetic attitude and was rude beyond imagination.

DMK
SIN
Okay 5.3

Pros: Not sure if I have much trust in the crew. Most of the female crew would walk past passengers who had their seats reclined or in the toilets and other situations and wouldn’t notice (during take off and landing) and the guy would come past later and do her job for them. Ground staff in Bangkok

Sun., 1 Dec.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
MAA
Chennai
16h 00m
Mon., 30 Dec.
MAA
Chennai
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
14h 50m
Trip: 30 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 315 reviews
Overall
6.9
Boarding
7.1
Comfort
6.4
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.5
SIN
IPH
Okay 4.0

Pros: Being a budget airline, you really get what you pay for. Seats do not recline. Minimum legroom. I was thankful that it was only a 1-hour flight

Cons: Stiff, uncomfortable seats without controls. Just adequate legroom for a 5’3” person

HKT
SIN
Poor 0.0

Cons: Wasn’t allowed to board the plane because my passport only had five months left on it but you still let me book the flight and I was not refunded

SIN
TPE
Good 7.6

Pros: Overall it was a good flight.

Cons: No offer to book my seat assignment during the booking process. A kiosk check-in would be a nice addition.

DPS
SIN
Good 7.0

Pros: Good price. Was on time, seats were comfortable, helpful staff

Cons: No use of headphones 30 minutes before take off and arrival

SIN
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Friendly crew. Toilets kept clean. Nice ambience with the cabin lighting.

Cons: My seat had a broken recliner button. Seat would recline but not stay reclined. If I sat up, seat would come up with me.

Thu., 4 Jul.
ADL
Adelaide
MAA
Chennai
19h 20m
Fri., 12 Jul.
MAA
Chennai
ADL
Adelaide
26h 25m
$1,606
Trip: 9 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 672 reviews
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.6
Crew
8.1
Entertainment
7.6
Food
7.6
CMB
MLE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Also perfect

KUL
CMB
Okay 4.0

Pros: Flight was delayed for 2 hours

Cons: Flight was delayed for 2 hours.

MLE
CMB
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: Boarding

Cons: Foods were not good. Tray and seat was dirty. Sri Lanka should put in International passengers to good hotel and not shady slum hotel.

BKK
CMB
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Super on time

CMB
MAA
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Good seats with leg room.

Cons: None

Sat., 20 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MAA
Chennai
32h 35m
Fri., 26 Jul.
MAA
Chennai
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
29h 20m
Trip: 7 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 315 reviews
Overall
6.9
Boarding
7.1
Comfort
6.4
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.5
SIN
KBV
Good 7.3

Pros: Organised well. Clean plane. Excellnt comms from pilot and staff presented well.

Cons: Could not recline chair

SIN
SGN
Excellent 8.0

Pros: boarding is thru gate and not tarmac

Cons: food are expensive.

KIX
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: MinimumService!

Cons: MinimumService!

SIN
TPE
Okay 5.0

Pros: It was a good flight

Cons: The long delay......

SIN
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Friendly crew. Toilets kept clean. Nice ambience with the cabin lighting.

Cons: My seat had a broken recliner button. Seat would recline but not stay reclined. If I sat up, seat would come up with me.

Thu., 5 Dec.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MAA
Chennai
34h 05m
Fri., 3 Jan.
MAA
Chennai
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
29h 55m
Trip: 30 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 315 reviews
Overall
6.9
Boarding
7.1
Comfort
6.4
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.5
SIN
HKG
Excellent 9.6

Pros: There is nothing to say this is a no frills airline and that is what you get. Departure was on time and arrival was also on time. Food on any airline isn’t good at least on airline i fly. The important thing is getting there safely and this airline company does that.

KBV
SIN
Mediocre 2.6

Pros: Pilot

Cons: Boarding process Delayed flight

SIN
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: The Business Class bed was nice

Cons: The whole experience was terrible. Scoot decided to - delay flight by 45 minutes without telling me. I discovered this by checking myself - chartered a Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-200 and then reduced then quality of every Business Class service (no entertainment system videos or music, no alcohol or soft drinks - only water, only Economy class food. There was no apology from Scoot (who are a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines) and none from Singapore Airlines. There was no suggestion of any refunds or other compensation. Truly a disgrace. I will never fly on either Singapore Airlines or Scoot airline again. I am seeking further compensation through Australian Fair Trading and through Class Action Lawyers (as this impacted every passenger on this flight, not just Business Class)

SIN
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Friendly crew. Toilets kept clean. Nice ambience with the cabin lighting.

Cons: My seat had a broken recliner button. Seat would recline but not stay reclined. If I sat up, seat would come up with me.

SYD
SIN
Good 6.0

Pros: very nice while Landed and take off.

Cons: We did not order any foods. No suggestion.

Tue., 9 Jul.
BNE
Brisbane
MAA
Chennai
22h 25m
Wed., 10 Jul.
MAA
Chennai
BNE
Brisbane
27h 55m
$2,781
Trip: 2 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 14,086 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.1
STN
DXB
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Seat was fine for size of plane and comfortable for a night flight. Food was flavoursome and nice.

Cons: Had a problem with the two socket headphone Jack as it was not seating correctly so only got sound out of one ear mostly

DXB
SEA
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Great crew. More room for seat would be better

Cons: All seats should look like the first class seats. I’m a little person and still was cramped. Can’t sit in same position for that long.

DXB
EDI
Excellent 9.0

Cons: Emirates are a quality airline unlike BA and KLM.

DXB
SFO
Good 7.6

Pros: The crew helped us move into a row that had an extra seat thus making the journey for us and our neighbours comfortable.

Cons: More food service would be helpful. There were limited snacks(mostly containing chocolate or candy - which I did not prefer) and only bananas as fruit. Could have used oranges or apples for the kids.

IAH
DXB
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Today amazingly the service was too good, the hostesses were coming forward and asking if we needed something and making the journey comfortable.

Cons: Was nicr

Fri., 14 Jun.
BNE
Brisbane
MAA
Chennai
33h 35m
Thu., 20 Jun.
MAA
Chennai
BNE
Brisbane
17h 25m
$1,490
Trip: 7 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 5,827 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
8.2
Food
7.7
CGK
HKG
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Seating space for short people..not average height people

Cons: Wider space for seats

HKG
TPE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: everything

Cons: nothing

BKK
HKG
Mediocre 2.6

Pros: nothing...

Cons: Airplane was extremely hot, service was poor

JFK
HKG
Okay 4.6

Cons: Food and more profesional crew

SIN
HKG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The luggage space was good.

Fri., 5 Jul.
PER
Perth
MAA
Chennai
32h 40m
Thu., 11 Jul.
MAA
Chennai
PER
Perth
13h 20m
Trip: 7 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 315 reviews
Overall
6.9
Boarding
7.1
Comfort
6.4
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.5
SIN
PER
Good 7.3

Cons: Temperature in cabin too warm on outgoing flight

SIN
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Friendly crew. Toilets kept clean. Nice ambience with the cabin lighting.

Cons: My seat had a broken recliner button. Seat would recline but not stay reclined. If I sat up, seat would come up with me.

NRT
DMK
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Price

Cons: Everything but the price. Worst customer service ever!!!

SIN
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: great check in staff fast boarding comfortable temperature in cabin very good crew

Cons: n/a

SIN
PER
Good 7.3

Cons: It was moving a lot!!! :\

Tue., 10 Dec.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
MAA
Chennai
30h 50m
Mon., 13 Jan.
MAA
Chennai
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
14h 50m
Trip: 35 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 315 reviews
Overall
6.9
Boarding
7.1
Comfort
6.4
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.5
SIN
KBV
Good 7.5

Pros: we were on time and landed ahead of schedule.

Cons: nowhere to store our cabin luggage

SIN
SGN
Excellent 8.0

Pros: boarding is thru gate and not tarmac

Cons: food are expensive.

CEB
SIN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Can't complain

Cons: Cheaper? :) !

SIN
MAA
Good 7.3

Cons: We were given just one very small water about 150ml and told we have to pay if we need more water. Restriction on providing drinking water in Business class seems unfair. Please reconsider

SIN
OOL
Good 6.8

Pros: GREAT CREW AS ALWAYS THE SEAT WAS COMFORTABLE AS ALWAYS.

Cons: FOOD WAS ORDINARY NOT WHAT I ORDERED, MY NEIGHBOR IN THE CHAIR OPPOSITE HAD WHAT I WANTED AND IT LOOKED DELICIOUS

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