Cheap flights from Chicago (CHI) to Chennai (MAA)

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The best prices from Chicago to Chennai are usually found in March or April, booked 27 days in advance, depart on a Thursday or Tuesday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Chicago (CHI) to Chennai (MAA)

All the information you need to plan the best CHI to MAA flight in 2021: compare Chicago to Chennai flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chennai.
CHI - MAA
Price
$839 - $1,636
MAA
Temperature
77 - 91.4 °F
MAA
Precipitation
0.4 - 13 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 37% potential price rise

Cheapest in

March

Best time to find cheap flights, 18% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$839

From Chicago (CHI) to Chennai

One-way from

$525

One-way flight from Chicago (CHI) to Chennai

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest month to fly from Chicago to Chennai?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, March can be a great choice for travel to Chennai. Flights to Chennai from Chicago in March are about $1,025 on average during March, but can be found for as low as $699.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Chicago to Chennai (CHI - MAA)?

Unlike in the morning, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 24% on flights from Chicago to Chennai by exploring options for tickets in the afternoon.

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Chicago to Chennai?

Flights from Chicago to Chennai are found to be more expensive on Saturday. This shouldn't discourage you from searching as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Chennai.

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

To save up to 18% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 28 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Chicago to Chennai from $992 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $1,106 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Chennai in October, November 2021

The best prices found for CHI to MAA flights for October, November
26 Oct - 30 Nov
$649pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Air India
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air India
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
26 Oct - 30 Nov
$662pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Air India
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air India
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
26 Oct - 1 Dec
$669pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Air India
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air India
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to Chennai 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chennai from Chicago found for this year
26 Oct - 30 Nov
$649pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Air India
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air India
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
26 Oct - 30 Nov
$662pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Air India
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air India
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
26 Oct - 1 Dec
$669pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Air India
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air India
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Last minute flights from Chicago to Chennai

Late deals on round-trip flights to Chennai from Chicago, departing today and this week
26 Oct - 30 Nov
$649pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Air India
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air India
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
26 Oct - 30 Nov
$662pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Air India
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air India
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
26 Oct - 1 Dec
$669pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Air India
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air India
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Chennai from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Chennai
8:00 am - 4:55 am
Air India
1 Stop
34h 25m
ORD - MAA
Air India
$525
FareScan
1:25 pm - 5:10 am
United Airlines
1 Stop
28h 15m
ORD - MAA
United Airlines
$534
United
1:50 pm - 8:50 pm
Qatar Airways
1 Stop
19h 30m
ORD - MAA
Qatar Airways
$535
Indian Eagle

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Flight FAQs

From Chicago to Chennai

What airport do you fly into for flights to Chennai from Chicago?

Chennai (MAA), located 10.2 mi from the city center, is the airport you fly into when you book flights from Chicago to Chennai. 16 airlines have flights to Chennai from Chicago on a regular basis. Booking flights from Chicago to Chennai should not be difficult; the airport handles an average of 0 inbound flights from Chicago per day.

Which airlines flying from Chicago to Chennai have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from Chicago to Chennai have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Etihad Airways, Emirates, and Air India are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Etihad Airways with this kind of flexibility.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Chicago to Chennai to control the spread of COVID-19?

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Etihad Airways is one of them. Airline carriers are regularly disinfecting and sanitizing their aircraft. Masks are provided and are mandatory while on board. Pre-flight testing for symptoms and antibodies, alongside socially distanced seating (for a limited time) will work towards keeping travelers safer while flying from Chicago to Chennai. Policies will vary by airline.

Can I find flights from Chicago to Chennai for under $700 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Chennai for under $700. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Air India for just $601, but on average you can expect to pay $651.

Are there last-minute flights available from Chicago to Chennai for under $700?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Chicago to Chennai within the next 7 days for less than $700.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Chicago to Chennai round-trip?

Our cheapest airline available from Chicago to Chennai is Air India. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $601 on this airline. An additional option worth looking into is Lufthansa, starting at $677. You may be able to fly from Chicago to Chennai for 41% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Chicago to Chennai one-way?

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from Chicago to Chennai are Air India ($465), United Airlines ($488), and Etihad Airways ($492).

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Chicago to Chennai?

When booking a flight from Chicago to Chennai, you may want to consider flying on Major Airline, Jet Airways or American Airlines as they are the most popular for this route.

What are the cheapest flights from Chicago to Chennai?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $412. While the most popular route (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Chennai) can be booked for $601 on average our data indicates $1,542 when flying from Chicago to Chennai

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Chennai, India

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Chennai from Chicago?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Chicago to Chennai

Most visitors from Chicago will not be allowed to enter Chennai.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Chicago must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Chennai.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Chicago are not required to quarantine after entering Chennai.

Do I need a test to fly back to Chicago from Chennai?

Returning to Chicago from Chennai

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Chennai must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Chicago.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Chennai are not required to quarantine after entering Chicago.

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Destination information for Chennai

Today's exchange rate
$1 = ₹75
Average temperature for October in Chennai
89.6 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Chennai
13.3 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Chennai

Top 10 airlines flying from Chicago to Chennai

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Chicago to Chennai choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Qatar Airways
$667 $1,174 No cancel fee 68%
United Airlines
$701 $1,151 No cancel fee 69%
Lufthansa
$721 $1,010 No cancel fee 76%
Air India
$772 $1,191 No cancel fee N/A
Etihad Airways
$775 $1,046 No cancel fee 75%
Emirates
$791 $1,081 No cancel fee 75%
Cathay Pacific
$826 $1,467 No cancel fee 72%
Air Canada
$842 $1,174 No cancel fee 67%
Jet Airways
$869 $982 No cancel fee 74%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Jet Airways. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Air France
$935 $1,021 No cancel fee 77%
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