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Flight price $489
Airlines Scoot, Qantas Airways

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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 $489 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 $526 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.

Book Cheap Flights to Chennai

(Return)
Airports
Origin
Brisbane
$799
only
$799
Perth
$524
only
$524
Coolangatta
$705
only
$705
Melbourne
$489
only
$489
$489
only
$489
Sydney
$517
only
$517
Destination
Chennai
$489
only
$489
Thu., 4 Apr.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
MAA
Chennai
18h 00m
Fri., 3 May
MAA
Chennai
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
19h 35m
Trip: 30 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu., 27 Jun.
PER
Perth
MAA
Chennai
29h 40m
Mon., 22 Jul.
MAA
Chennai
PER
Perth
13h 20m
Trip: 26 days
6.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.4 Good
Based on 293 reviews
Overall
6.9
Boarding
7.1
Comfort
6.4
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.6
HKT
SIN
OK 5.6

Cons: Seats we given did not recline .as they were just in front of emergency exit . The extra leg room seats were empty, but would have to pay extra to sit on them

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
MAA
OK 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

SIN
SGN
Good 6.0

Pros: The cost was cheap

Cons: There wasn't much room for someone who is 6'4''

SIN
SGN
OK 4.3

Cons: The flight was delayed for over 30 mins.

Thu., 4 Apr.
AVV
Avalon
MAA
Chennai
18h 00m
Fri., 3 May
MAA
Chennai
AVV
Avalon
19h 35m
Trip: 30 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri., 29 Mar.
BNE
Brisbane
MAA
Chennai
19h 20m
Thu., 4 Apr.
MAA
Chennai
BNE
Brisbane
24h 50m
$1010
Trip: 7 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4,332 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
LAX
SYD
Excellent 9.3

Pros: The friendly crew, space for my legs and the food.

Cons: The entertainment gadget was faulty.

CNS
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: all good

Cons: all good

DFW
SYD
Good 7.3

Pros: Comfortable flight.

Cons: Food and entertainment options.

JFK
LAX
Good 7.3

Pros: The crew were really good, kept us informed about the delays and what was happening, and they all remained upbeat and chatty

SYD
DFW
OK 5.0

Pros: The Sydney lounge is amazing and the entertainment options are excellent.

Cons: Inflexible on making food available at times other than when the crew wanted to feed people, making no extra effort, or even acknowledging emerald status.

Sat., 23 Mar.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
MAA
Chennai
30h 50m
Fri., 5 Apr.
MAA
Chennai
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
14h 40m
Trip: 14 days
6.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.4 Good
Based on 293 reviews
Overall
6.9
Boarding
7.1
Comfort
6.4
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.6
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 10.0

Pros: Can't complain

Cons: Cheaper? :) !

SYD
SIN
OK 5.0

Pros: Crew on Singapore airlines were very helpful, friendly and accommodating.

Cons: They had 0 entertainment on an 8 hour flight. Tv turned off. One small meal after 20 minutes of flying. Would not fly with scoot again.

DPS
SIN
Good 7.0

Pros: Everything worked

Cons: Nothing

TPE
SIN
Mediocre 2.3

Cons: Unfair policy of no outside food, treating its customers in a captive state; cabin is dirty with little cleaning work done. Won't fly if it were not cheap.

Wed., 22 May
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
MAA
Chennai
26h 40m
Thu., 27 Jun.
MAA
Chennai
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
16h 15m
Trip: 37 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri., 29 Mar.
PER
Perth
MAA
Chennai
30h 05m
Thu., 4 Apr.
MAA
Chennai
PER
Perth
13h 20m
Trip: 7 days
6.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.4 Good
Based on 293 reviews
Overall
6.9
Boarding
7.1
Comfort
6.4
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.6
PER
SIN
Good 7.6

Pros: Punctuality was good. No complaints generally.

Cons: Temp in cabin too high.

SIN
MAA
OK 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

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

SIN
SGN
Good 6.0

Pros: The cost was cheap

Cons: There wasn't much room for someone who is 6'4''

SIN
SGN
Excellent 8.0

Pros: on time and departed early

Cons: none. is budget airline

Wed., 22 May
AVV
Avalon
MAA
Chennai
26h 40m
Thu., 27 Jun.
MAA
Chennai
AVV
Avalon
16h 15m
Trip: 37 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu., 27 Jun.
PER
Perth
MAA
Chennai
29h 40m
Mon., 22 Jul.
MAA
Chennai
PER
Perth
13h 20m
Trip: 26 days
6.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.4 Good
Based on 293 reviews
Overall
6.9
Boarding
7.1
Comfort
6.4
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.6
SGN
SIN
Good 7.0

Pros: Ok time

Cons: No free drink

SIN
DMK
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Clean

Cons: I am not sure why they were delayed.

SIN
PEN
Excellent 9.0

Pros: check in - fast via machine. boarding - organized. crew helped out with baggage. flight - took off on time after short taxi and landed early

Cons: equipment could use refurbishment

BKK
SIN
Good 6.4

Pros: comfortable seat

Cons: No TV on plane

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)

Fri., 28 Jun.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MAA
Chennai
16h 35m
Sat., 6 Jul.
MAA
Chennai
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
29h 35m
Trip: 9 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri., 30 Aug.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MAA
Chennai
16h 40m
Mon., 2 Sep.
MAA
Chennai
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
29h 20m
Trip: 4 days
6.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.4 Good
Based on 293 reviews
Overall
6.9
Boarding
7.1
Comfort
6.4
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.5
SIN
DPS
OK 4.6

Cons: The process to check and pay for a bag at the airport was ridiculous. We waited in line to check the bag, found out that since we hadn't paid for it ahead of time, we could get the bag checked but would need to go stand in a new line to pay for it and could not have the bag tag until this was done. Then the new line only had one agent working all of the people who needed to pay for their bags. When we got to the front, we were asked to pay the bag fee with a credit card and the processing fee in cash. Since we were only connecting in Singapore, of course we did not have cash. She could not process the charge, walked us over to a new desk and a new line where they processed the bag charge without the cash fee (how this wasn't done initially, I have no idea) and finally, we were finished with the check in process an hour later.

MNL
SIN
OK 4.3

Cons: If they have a policy that passengers cant eat food bought outside the aircraft they should make sure that they have variations/choices on their menu. I can only eat fish but they dont have it on their menu so i brought my own food but the crew asked me to stop eating it because it was not allowed. Im hungry and tired and was upset that time.

SIN
PEN
Excellent 9.0

Pros: check in - fast via machine. boarding - organized. crew helped out with baggage. flight - took off on time after short taxi and landed early

Cons: equipment could use refurbishment

CTS
SIN
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: Affordable biz class

Cons: Really poor food and flight was delayed 2 hours both ways

KIX
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: MinimumService!

Cons: MinimumService!

Sun., 24 Mar.
AVV
Avalon
MAA
Chennai
26h 20m
Tue., 9 Apr.
MAA
Chennai
AVV
Avalon
19h 35m
Trip: 17 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon., 29 Apr.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MAA
Chennai
16h 05m
Sat., 4 May
MAA
Chennai
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
29h 55m
Trip: 6 days
6.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.4 Good
Based on 293 reviews
Overall
6.9
Boarding
7.1
Comfort
6.4
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.5
SIN
MNL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Flight to Manila from Singapore was an easy 3 hour flight. There were no delays and the aircraft was clean.

MLE
SIN
Good 6.0

Pros: On time.

Cons: Food

PEN
SIN
Excellent 8.5

Pros: previous flight arrived a bit late but captain did his best to make up the time

SIN
TPE
OK 5.0

Pros: It was a good flight

Cons: The long delay......

SIN
SYD
Excellent 10.0

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

Cons: n/a

Sun., 19 May
AVV
Avalon
MAA
Chennai
26h 40m
Thu., 6 Jun.
MAA
Chennai
AVV
Avalon
19h 35m
Trip: 19 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed., 1 May
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MAA
Chennai
15h 35m
Sat., 4 May
MAA
Chennai
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
29h 55m
Trip: 4 days
6.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.4 Good
Based on 293 reviews
Overall
6.9
Boarding
7.1
Comfort
6.4
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.5
NRT
DMK
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Price

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

SIN
IPH
OK 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

CTS
SIN
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: Affordable biz class

Cons: Really poor food and flight was delayed 2 hours both ways

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

PER
SIN
Good 7.6

Pros: Punctuality was good. No complaints generally.

Cons: Temp in cabin too high.

Sun., 19 May
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
MAA
Chennai
26h 40m
Thu., 6 Jun.
MAA
Chennai
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
19h 35m
Trip: 19 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat., 6 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MAA
Chennai
32h 35m
Fri., 26 Jul.
MAA
Chennai
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
29h 20m
Trip: 21 days
6.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.4 Good
Based on 293 reviews
Overall
6.9
Boarding
7.1
Comfort
6.4
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.5
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)

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
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Extremely rude.

Cons: I got sick on the flight from some food poisoning and the crew acted put out when I asked for some water.

SIN
SYD
Good 7.0

Pros: i did not see any entertainment.

MLE
SIN
Good 6.0

Pros: On time.

Cons: Food

Fri., 29 Mar.
OOL
Gold Coast
MAA
Chennai
19h 00m
Thu., 4 Apr.
MAA
Chennai
OOL
Gold Coast
25h 50m
Trip: 7 days
6.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.4 Good
Based on 293 reviews
Overall
6.9
Boarding
7.1
Comfort
6.4
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.6
BKK
SIN
Good 6.4

Pros: comfortable seat

Cons: No TV on plane

SIN
DPS
OK 4.6

Cons: The process to check and pay for a bag at the airport was ridiculous. We waited in line to check the bag, found out that since we hadn't paid for it ahead of time, we could get the bag checked but would need to go stand in a new line to pay for it and could not have the bag tag until this was done. Then the new line only had one agent working all of the people who needed to pay for their bags. When we got to the front, we were asked to pay the bag fee with a credit card and the processing fee in cash. Since we were only connecting in Singapore, of course we did not have cash. She could not process the charge, walked us over to a new desk and a new line where they processed the bag charge without the cash fee (how this wasn't done initially, I have no idea) and finally, we were finished with the check in process an hour later.

SIN
KUA
Excellent 8.6

Pros: The Staff were friendly and efficient, considering the flight time being very short. The Flight Crew got us to our destination 10 mins ahead of schedule, considering also that we were 15 mins behind sitting on the runway for take off, which in effect meant they made up 25 mins. Fantastic job. The Aircraft was clean and well maintained. The seats were comfortable in economy for me, but unfortunately my Husband being a larger tall man was cramped and didn’t have a lot of room to move.

Cons: As the flight was very short the choice of food was limited and the selection was not good, as the choice I required ran out at the first two rows, which were not occupied by many passengers at all. A very light passenger load. The pricing was a little high for the snacks and tiny bottles of water.

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
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.

Wed., 29 May
BNE
Brisbane
MAA
Chennai
18h 45m
Sun., 9 Jun.
MAA
Chennai
BNE
Brisbane
16h 35m
Trip: 12 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sun., 5 May
PER
Perth
MAA
Chennai
15h 10m
Mon., 6 May
MAA
Chennai
PER
Perth
17h 25m
Trip: 2 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
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