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
84.2 - 100.4 °F
MAA
Precipitation
0.6 - 14.7 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 to Chennai

One-way from

$426

One-way flight from Chicago 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 day to fly round-trip from Chicago to Chennai?

Users have found that flying from Chicago to Chennai on a Saturday typically leans towards higher prices. However, this doesn’t mean you still can’t find a deal. Flexibility with other aspects of your flight can still land a great price for your trip.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Chicago to Chennai?

Our data shows that April tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Chennai from Chicago. Users have commonly found prices around $1,158 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $942. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in June.

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.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Chennai in July, August 2021

The best prices found for CHI to MAA flights for July, August
31 Aug - 21 Sep
$702pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
18 Aug - 17 Sep
$704pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Delta
   
2 STOPS
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Delta
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
30 Aug - 21 Sep
$706pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to Chennai 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chennai from Chicago found for this year
19 Sep - 27 Sep
$602pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Air India
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air India
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
17 Sep - 26 Sep
$622pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Air India
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air India
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
4 Sep - 23 Sep
$642pp
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
3 Aug - 26 Sep
$719pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
3 Aug - 25 Sep
$749pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
4 Aug - 25 Sep
$754pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Chennai from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Chennai
3:55 pm - 7:45 pm
Delta
1 Stop
41h 20m
ORD - MAA
Delta
$426
Delta
12:25 pm - 11:30 pm
British Airways
2 Stops
24h 35m
ORD - MAA
British Airways
$450
KAYAK
8:00 am - 3:05 pm
Air India
1 Stop
20h 35m
ORD - MAA
Air India

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Flight FAQs

From Chicago to Chennai

Are flight prices decreasing from Chicago to Chennai due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both Chicago and Chennai for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

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.

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 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.

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 $654.

Are there nonstop flights from Chicago to Chennai for under $600 on Cheapflights?

There are no nonstop flights from Chicago to Chennai, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

Are there last-minute flights available from Chicago to Chennai for under $800?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Chicago to Chennai within the next 7 days for less than $800.

Is Chicago weather warmer or cooler than Chennai?

With an average temperature of 100 °F, peak weather can be found in May. As a traveler, expect to see changes in flight prices during that period. The temperatures in Chennai are hotter than in Chicago.

How long is the flight from Chicago to Chennai?

There are many flights that can get you from Chicago to Chennai in 20h. Fly via Qatar Airways, Air India, or Lufthansa to get the fastest option. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Chicago to Chennai round-trip from $601. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are Lufthansa, from $678, and United Airlines, from $684. Air India is 41% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

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

$382 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Qatar Airways. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Delta and Air India, with prices starting from $419 and $420, respectively.

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

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Chicago to Chennai.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = ₹74
Average temperature for July in Chennai
96.8 °F
Avg rainfall for July in Chennai
4.3 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

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
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.

Lufthansa
$721 $1,010 No cancel fee 76%
Air France
$935 $1,021 No cancel fee 77%
Etihad Airways
$775 $1,046 No cancel fee 75%
Emirates
$791 $1,081 No cancel fee 75%
United Airlines
$701 $1,151 No cancel fee 69%
Air Canada
$842 $1,174 No cancel fee 67%
Qatar Airways
$667 $1,174 No cancel fee 68%
Air India
$772 $1,191 No cancel fee N/A

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

American Airlines
$945 $1,234 No cancel fee 71%
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