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Flight price $788
Airlines Malaysia Airlines, Scoot, Malindo Air

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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 $788 return on the route Sydney to Chennai. The most popular route is Melbourne to Chennai and the cheapest ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $769 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
Adelaide
$908
only
$908
Melbourne
$1,248
only
$1,248
Sydney
$788
only
$788
Destination
Chennai
$788
only
$788
Wed., 19 Feb.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MAA
Chennai
15h 25m
Wed., 25 Mar.
MAA
Chennai
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
14h 40m
Trip: 35 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 1,450 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
7.0
Food
6.7
KUL
ADL
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: Crew was terrible plane dirty and very poor service waited 90 minutes after take off to get a drink in business class. Last time I fly this airline used to be ok but now going downhill

Cons: Almost every thing. Incredibly dirty plane and crew just poor not interested in passenger at all unfortunately noticing this more and more with MAS

XMN
KUL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Wonderful Crew- friendly, professional, helpful.

Cons: Been on time departing.

SIN
KUL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The crew are friendly and reliable.

Cons: The food instead of salted peanut, it will be better if bread instead coz some of us got not enough time for meals.

DPS
KUL
Mediocre 2.3

Cons: Avoid Malaysian airlines and avoid KUL airport. What a mess of a company ...

BKI
KCH
Good 6.8

Pros: There was a hot meal on this 1.5 hour hop from Kota Kinabalu to Kuching

Cons: The seats on the 737-800 have quite limited legroom

Sat., 11 Jan.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
MAA
Chennai
30h 50m
Sat., 25 Jan.
MAA
Chennai
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
38h 25m
$1,248
Trip: 15 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 342 reviews
Overall
6.9
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
6.4
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.6
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.

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
SGN
Excellent 8.0

Pros: boarding is thru gate and not tarmac

Cons: food are expensive.

HKG
SIN
Okay 4.0

Pros: The flight was smooth despite bouts of turbulence. The crew ensured everyone was strapped in and the pilot made a prior announcement before flight take-off. Most Pilots don’t.

Cons: The check-in process took extremely Long as there were only two counters open. The boarding process was a joke. Despite the announcement to board by rows, there was no enforcement whatsoever and it was free for all.

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

Mon., 2 Dec.
ADL
Adelaide
MAA
Chennai
18h 25m
Mon., 6 Jan.
MAA
Chennai
ADL
Adelaide
27h 30m
$1,283
Trip: 36 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 142 reviews
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.6
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.9
KUL
PEN
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Terrible call centre. No reply on the list luggage phone number. Absolutely terrible service

SGN
KUL
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Everything went smoothly from check in to arrival. Bags were delivered timely. Flights were on time.

Cons: No entertainment options. Little to no food service.

BDO
KUL
Okay 4.3

Cons: The airline

KUL
SIN
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Read trip advisor Will never use them again They will have an accident and it will be their fault

SIN
KUL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Every thing in the flight was excellent.

Cons: Except at the airport service at Kuala Lumpur.You have to make sure to announce , when you change the gate.

Fri., 18 Oct.
ADL
Adelaide
MAA
Chennai
29h 00m
Sat., 26 Oct.
MAA
Chennai
ADL
Adelaide
15h 15m
Trip: 9 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 1,450 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
7.0
Food
6.7
BKK
KUL
Excellent 8.3

Cons: It will be nice if there’s choice for vegetarian meal

KCH
KUL
Excellent 8.0

Cons: It was delayed by 15mins due to heavy rain but it was OK as everything else was on point

KUL
LGK
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: Better treatment of luggage. Better business class service. Food was poor.

SIN
KUL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The crew are friendly and reliable.

Cons: The food instead of salted peanut, it will be better if bread instead coz some of us got not enough time for meals.

KUL
HYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Helping and immediate response.

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