Cheap flights from Chicago (CHI) to Chennai (MAA) from $360

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 8/29. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
CHI — MAA
jun. 25 — jul. 21

The best prices from Chicago to Chennai are usually found in September or October, booked 61 days in advance, depart on a Sunday or Monday and return on a Friday

Cheap flight deals from Chicago to Chennai

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from Chicago (CHI) to Chennai (MAA). Learn about various techniques such as flexible date searches, comparing prices across and setting up price alerts. Use these methods to find the cheapest flights available for your travel needs. Data last updated junio 20, 2024.

Popular in

December

Cheapest in

September

Round-trip from

$991

One-way from

$483
High demand for flights, 31% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 26% potential price drop
From Chicago (CHI) to Chennai
One-way flight from Chicago (CHI) to Chennai

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 Tuesday. 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 29% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 36 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 $1,134 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $1,172 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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, September can be a great choice for travel to Chennai. Flights to Chennai from Chicago in September are about $1,159 on average during September, but can be found for as low as $605.

What is the cheapest time of day to fly from CHI to MAA?

Unlike in the evening, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 14% on flights from Chicago to Chennai by exploring options for tickets in the morning.

Cheap Chicago to Chennai flights in June & July 2024

Find cheap flight options from Chicago to Chennai specifically for the months of June and July 2024. Explore affordable fares based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,256,981 searches. Prices were last updated on junio 20, 2024.
Listed are some of the best fares we've found on flights departing from Chicago to Chennai in 2024. Check back in a little while for more flight options.
vie. 7/510:42 amORD - MAA
2 stops35h 38mMultiple Airlines
lun. 7/81:50 amMAA - ORD
1 stop28h 35mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/19$1,163
vie. 7/510:42 amORD - MAA
2 stops35h 38mMultiple Airlines
mar. 7/95:10 pmMAA - ORD
2 stops32h 00mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/19$1,168
mar. 7/91:00 pmORD - MAA
2 stops35h 15mMultiple Airlines
lun. 7/159:05 pmMAA - ORD
2 stops47h 26mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/20$1,175
mié. 7/176:00 amORD - MAA
2 stops42h 15mMultiple Airlines
mié. 7/245:10 pmMAA - ORD
2 stops25h 56mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/19$1,177
sáb. 7/66:00 amORD - MAA
2 stops42h 15mAir Canada
dom. 7/285:10 pmMAA - ORD
2 stops39h 22mAir Canada
Deal found 6/19$1,179
mar. 7/91:00 pmORD - MAA
2 stops35h 15mAir Canada
jue. 7/185:10 pmMAA - ORD
2 stops25h 56mAir Canada
Deal found 6/20$1,180
vie. 7/511:42 amORD - MAA
2 stops34h 38mMultiple Airlines
lun. 7/81:50 amMAA - ORD
2 stops44h 55mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/19$1,192
vie. 7/129:15 pmORD - MAA
2 stops51h 00mMultiple Airlines
vie. 7/194:55 pmMAA - ORD
2 stops27h 36mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/19$1,205
mar. 7/91:00 pmORD - MAA
2 stops35h 15mAir Canada
vie. 7/265:10 pmMAA - ORD
2 stops25h 56mAir Canada
Deal found 6/19$1,211

Chicago to Chennai 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between Chicago and Chennai in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,256,981 searches. Data last updated junio 20, 2024.
Listed are some of the best fares we've found on flights departing from Chicago to Chennai in 2024. Check back in a little while for more flight options.
jue. 9/123:50 pmORD - MAA
2 stops31h 50mMultiple Airlines
lun. 9/305:10 pmMAA - ORD
2 stops31h 21mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/19$753
mié. 8/213:55 pmORD - MAA
2 stops31h 45mMultiple Airlines
jue. 9/261:50 amMAA - ORD
1 stop21h 35mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/19$779
jue. 9/121:10 pmORD - MAA
2 stops24h 30mMultiple Airlines
lun. 9/305:10 pmMAA - ORD
2 stops38h 43mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/19$781
jue. 9/126:35 pmORD - MAA
1 stop19h 05mMultiple Airlines
lun. 9/305:10 pmMAA - ORD
2 stops30h 22mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/19$785
sáb. 11/28:45 amORD - MAA
3 stops38h 55mAir Canada
jue. 11/215:25 pmMAA - ORD
3 stops59h 13mAir Canada
Deal found 6/18$812
jue. 9/124:00 pmORD - MAA
1 stop21h 40mLufthansa
jue. 10/31:50 amMAA - ORD
1 stop21h 50mLufthansa
Deal found 6/18$813
mar. 9/172:20 pmORD - MAA
2 stops33h 20mMultiple Airlines
mar. 10/221:50 amMAA - ORD
2 stops27h 10mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/19$817
dom. 9/153:35 pmORD - MAA
2 stops22h 05mLufthansa
mar. 10/11:50 amMAA - ORD
1 stop21h 50mLufthansa
Deal found 6/19$818
lun. 8/2611:00 amORD - MAA
2 stops26h 40mAir Canada
lun. 9/231:50 amMAA - ORD
2 stops28h 50mAir Canada
Deal found 6/20$819

Chicago to Chennai flights leaving soon

Find last-minute flight options from Chicago to Chennai for spontaneous travel. Discover available flights and compare prices based on user searches. Secure great deals and offers for spontaneous trips with quick booking options. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,256,981 searches. Data last updated junio 20, 2024.
Check out these flights departing soon from Chicago to Chennai. Users should be sure to double check the price, date, and time of their last-minute flight.
mié. 6/266:00 amORD - MAA
2 stops42h 15mMultiple Airlines
mar. 7/911:25 amMAA - ORD
2 stops33h 06mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/19$1,243
mié. 6/266:00 amORD - MAA
2 stops42h 15mAir Canada
dom. 7/75:10 pmMAA - ORD
2 stops39h 22mAir Canada
Deal found 6/18$1,257
mar. 6/252:15 pmORD - MAA
2 stops34h 00mAir Canada
mié. 11/135:25 pmMAA - ORD
3 stops59h 13mAir Canada
Deal found 6/19$1,260
mar. 6/2511:00 amORD - MAA
2 stops37h 15mAir Canada
mar. 11/121:40 amMAA - ORD
2 stops24h 37mAir Canada
Deal found 6/19$1,261
mar. 6/252:15 pmORD - MAA
2 stops34h 00mAir Canada
mar. 7/95:10 pmMAA - ORD
2 stops32h 00mAir Canada
Deal found 6/19$1,294
mar. 6/252:15 pmORD - MAA
2 stops34h 00mMultiple Airlines
jue. 7/115:10 pmMAA - ORD
2 stops25h 56mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/19$1,302
mar. 6/2511:00 amORD - MAA
2 stops37h 15mAir Canada
mié. 11/135:25 pmMAA - ORD
2 stops28h 17mAir Canada
Deal found 6/19$1,307
mar. 6/256:05 pmORD - MAA
2 stops30h 10mLufthansa
mar. 11/121:40 amMAA - ORD
1 stop29h 55mLufthansa
Deal found 6/19$1,328
mar. 6/252:15 pmORD - MAA
2 stops34h 00mAir Canada
vie. 7/125:10 pmMAA - ORD
2 stops27h 21mAir Canada
Deal found 6/19$1,330

One-way flights to Chennai from Chicago

Search for one-way flight options from Chicago to Chennai. Find affordable one-way fares based on user searches. Compare prices and availability to plan your one-way journey according to your preferred dates and budget. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,256,981 searches. Data last updated junio 20, 2024.
If you're seeking multiple options on one-way flights from Chicago to Chennai, be sure to check out these deals, which are updated often. For those needing a return trip from Chicago, there is a search form available above.
jue. 8/291:30 pmORD - MAA
1 stop20h 35mEtihad Airways
Deal found 6/19$360
mar. 9/101:30 pmORD - MAA
1 stop20h 35mEtihad Airways
Deal found 6/19$366
mar. 7/3012:00 pmORD - MAA
Nonstop34h 15mUndisclosed Carrier
Deal found 6/19$383
jue. 7/2512:00 pmORD - MAA
Nonstop21h 50mUndisclosed Carrier
Deal found 6/19$403
mar. 7/3012:00 pmORD - MAA
1 stop24h 10mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/19$419
mar. 7/2312:00 pmORD - MAA
1 stop21h 50mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/19$422
mié. 8/281:30 pmORD - MAA
2 stops23h 35mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/19$429
mié. 8/281:30 pmORD - MAA
3 stops33h 00mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/19$438
jue. 7/1112:00 pmORD - MAA
1 stop21h 50mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/19$439

Find flights from Chicago to Chennai within your budget

Customize your flight search to find flights from Chicago to Chennai that fit within your specific budget. Explore options based on user searches and filter the results based on your desired price range. Find flights that match your budget for a cost-effective journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,256,981 searches. Data last updated junio 20, 2024.

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Chicago O'Hare IntlChennai

ORD - MAA

ORDMAA

Chicago O'Hare Intl

jue. 9/12

2 stops31h 50m

Chennai

lun. 9/30

2 stops31h 21m

$753

Chicago O'Hare IntlChennai

ORD - MAA

ORDMAA

Chicago O'Hare Intl

sáb. 11/2

3 stops38h 55m

Chennai

jue. 11/21

3 stops59h 13m

$812

Chicago O'Hare IntlChennai

ORD - MAA

ORDMAA

Chicago O'Hare Intl

jue. 9/12

1 stop21h 40m

Chennai

jue. 9/26

1 stop21h 35m

$813

Chicago O'Hare IntlChennai

ORD - MAA

ORDMAA

Chicago O'Hare Intl

mié. 8/21

Nonstop25h 05m

Chennai

jue. 9/26

Nonstop35h 55m

$823

Chicago O'Hare IntlChennai

ORD - MAA

ORDMAA

Chicago O'Hare Intl

lun. 10/21

2 stops31h 45m

Chennai

mar. 10/29

2 stops26h 48m

$846

Chicago O'Hare IntlChennai

ORD - MAA

ORDMAA

Chicago O'Hare Intl

mié. 9/18

1 stop37h 15m

Chennai

mar. 10/1

1 stop22h 15m

$855

Chicago O'Hare IntlChennai

ORD - MAA

ORDMAA

Chicago O'Hare Intl

mar. 9/10

1 stop26h 55m

Chennai

mar. 10/1

1 stop21h 35m

$859

Chicago O'Hare IntlChennai

ORD - MAA

ORDMAA

Chicago O'Hare Intl

jue. 8/29

1 stop20h 35m

Chennai

vie. 9/13

1 stop21h 35m

$873

Chicago O'Hare IntlChennai

ORD - MAA

ORDMAA

Chicago O'Hare Intl

mar. 9/10

2 stops29h 37m

Chennai

jue. 10/10

2 stops30h 44m

$945

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

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a round-trip flight from Chicago to Chennai. Price data was last updated on June 14, 2024.
To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight from Chicago to Chennai, you should look to book at least 61 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.
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What is the cheapest day to fly from Chicago to Chennai?

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Travelers seeking maximum savings on their Chicago to Chennai flight should consider departing on Sunday mornings when fares are most often at their lowest. Monday at noon flights should be avoided if possible as fares are typically the most expensive at this time.
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Best time to book a flight from Chicago to Chennai

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Temperature and rainfall in Chennai by month

Plan your trip to Chennai by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

MAA

Temperature

77 - 91.4 °F

If weather is an important factor for your trip to Chennai, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, May is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 91.4 F. Travelers looking to avoid the cold should look outside of January, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 77.0 F).

Reviews of airlines servicing Chennai

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Chennai. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Chennai. Reviews last updated junio 20, 2024.
Peruse reviews from past customers who have flown with Air Canada, Lufthansa and Undisclosed Carrier from Chicago to Chennai to help guide your decision. You can also see how each airline stacks up in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.3
Very good
1,400 reviews

Crew

8.7

Overall

8.3

Entertainment

8.1

Boarding

8.4

Comfort

8.1

Food

7.8

Reviews

1 / 10

They changed my flight but didn't notify the other carrier. I can't do online check-in and had to wait 30 min to get it all sort out at the counter.

8.3
Very good
1,400 reviews
8.3
Very good
1,400 reviews

Crew

8.7

Overall

8.3

Entertainment

8.1

Boarding

8.4

Comfort

8.1

Food

7.8

Reviews

1 / 10

They changed my flight but didn't notify the other carrier. I can't do online check-in and had to wait 30 min to get it all sort out at the counter.

8.1
Very good
3,844 reviews
8.3
Very good
1,400 reviews

Crew

8.7

Overall

8.3

Entertainment

8.1

Boarding

8.4

Comfort

8.1

Food

7.8

Reviews

1 / 10

They changed my flight but didn't notify the other carrier. I can't do online check-in and had to wait 30 min to get it all sort out at the counter.

7.7
Good
1,876 reviews
8.3
Very good
1,400 reviews

Crew

8.7

Overall

8.3

Entertainment

8.1

Boarding

8.4

Comfort

8.1

Food

7.8

Reviews

1 / 10

They changed my flight but didn't notify the other carrier. I can't do online check-in and had to wait 30 min to get it all sort out at the counter.

7.7
Good
4,267 reviews
8.3
Very good
1,400 reviews

Crew

8.7

Overall

8.3

Entertainment

8.1

Boarding

8.4

Comfort

8.1

Food

7.8

Reviews

1 / 10

They changed my flight but didn't notify the other carrier. I can't do online check-in and had to wait 30 min to get it all sort out at the counter.

Related info for your journey

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  • 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. 14 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 $800 on Cheapflights?

    Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Chennai for under $800. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $753, but on average you can expect to pay $818.

  • Are there nonstop flights from Chicago to Chennai for under $1,200 on Cheapflights?

    Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Chicago to Chennai under $1,200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Chicago to Chennai is less than $1,512.

  • Are there last-minute flights available from Chicago to Chennai for under $1,300?

    There are currently 20+ open flights from Chicago to Chennai within the next 7 days for less than $1,300.

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

    Our cheapest airline available from Chicago to Chennai is Air Canada. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $812 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are Lufthansa and Undisclosed Carrier, starting at $813 and $823 round-trip. You may be able to fly from Chicago to Chennai for 29% 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 Etihad Airways ($360), Undisclosed Carrier ($383), and Air India ($503).

  • What are the cheapest flights from Chicago to Chennai?

    Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $977. While the most popular route (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Chennai) can be booked for $781 on average our data indicates $1,442 when flying from Chicago to Chennai.

  • What does ORD to MAA mean?

    These are just IATA (International Air Transport Association) codes. They are used in aviation to identify and differentiate airports. That’s why a Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport to Chennai Airport flight would often be abbreviated as a ORD to MAA flight. While you’re still figuring out your travel plans, it’s not a bad idea to learn the names and codes of other airports around these areas: Chicago Midway Airport (MDW), Chicago Greater Rockford Airport (RFD).

  • Where are the most common layover locations when flying from Chicago to Chennai?

  • What are some popular things to do or see while on a layover in Abu Dhabi?

    Abu Dhabi travelers tend to visit Emirates Palace, Sheikh Zayed Mosque, and Emirates Park Zoo more than anywhere else. Emirates Palace, Sheikh Zayed Mosque, and Emirates Park Zoo can be visited by traveling about 21.1 mi, 11.2 mi, and 7.9 mi respectively from Abu Dhabi Zayed Intl. Those on a layover in Abu Dhabi in need of a rental car can book one at Abu Dhabi Zayed Intl for about $29.

  • What are some popular points of interest to see during a layover in New Delhi?

    If you're on a layover in New Delhi and looking for things to do, consider visiting Karol Bagh, Lajpat Nagar Central Market, or Humayun's Tomb. Karol Bagh, Lajpat Nagar Central Market, and Humayun's Tomb can be visited by traveling about 8.7 mi, 8.7 mi, and 9.5 mi respectively from New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl. Travelers in need of a car in New Delhi can rent one for about $44 per day.

  • What are points of interest worth seeing during a layover in Dubai?

    Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa, and Burj Al Arab are currently the most popular points of interest in Dubai. Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa and Burj Al Arab are located about 6.5 mi, 6.8 mi, and 13.6 mi, respectively from Dubai Intl if you are interested in checking them out. Those looking to explore during their layover in Dubai can rent a car from Dubai Intl for about $28 per day.

  • Where are the least popular layover locations for Chicago to Chennai flights?

  • Can I find deals for flights from Chicago to Chennai that include extra baggage allowance?

    The amount of baggage you can bring on your Chicago to Chennai flight depends on the airline and the type of fare you've chosen. After entering your flight details, you'll be able to view the specific baggage policies for each deal in the search results. Keep in mind that certain deals may offer additional baggage allowance.

  • Can I find deals on flights from Chicago to Chennai with specific airlines?

    Yes, Cheapflights allows you to browse and filter Chicago to Chennai flight deals by airline. After entering your origin and destination, use the available filters to view flights offered by airlines.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Chicago to Chennai that include hotel bookings?

    Yes. In addition to deals on Chicago to Chennai flights, Cheapflights offers vacation packages that include both flights and hotel.

  • How can I find direct flights from Chicago to Chennai?

    After entering your origin and destination, apply the non-stop filter on the search result page to find direct flights from Chicago to Chennai.

  • Can I find deals for business class flights from Chicago to Chennai?

    Yes. Cheapflights offers flight deals from Chicago to Chennai by cabin class. In addition to browsing deals, you can also filter by cabin class on the search results page after making a search.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Chicago to Chennai that allow pets onboard?

    Many airlines flying from Chicago to Chennai offer the option to travel with pets. After selecting a flight deal, you can find more information about the airline's pet policy on their official website or by contacting the airline directly. Please note that additional fees and restrictions may apply.

  • Can I find deals on last-minute flights from Chicago to Chennai?

    Yes, you can often find last-minute deals on Chicago to Chennai flights on Cheapflights. However, these deals can vary and may not always be available. We recommend checking back frequently or signing up for price alerts for the most up-to-date deals.

  • How recently were the Chicago to Chennai flight deals updated?

    The Chicago to Chennai flight deals you see on this page were last updated on 6/20.

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

  • What is the cheapest month to book a flight from Chicago to Chennai?

    Currently, September is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from Chicago to Chennai (average of $991). Flying from Chicago to Chennai in June is currently the most expensive (average of $1,678). There are several factors that can impact the price of a flight, so comparing airlines, departure airports and flight times can provide users with more options.

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Top 10 airlines flying from Chicago to Chennai

Discover the top 10 airlines that operate flights from Chicago to Chennai. Compare their services, reliability, and customer satisfaction ratings to choose the airline that best suits your travel preferences and needs. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,256,981 searches. Data last updated junio 20, 2024.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-time
Air IndiaCheapest$637Average$1,253FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/A
Etihad AirwaysCheapest$686Average$1,106FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%
KLMCheapest$712Average$907FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%
IndiGoCheapest$801Average$1,786FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time80%
DeltaCheapest$808Average$949FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/A
Air FranceCheapest$816Average$1,107FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time77%
LufthansaCheapest$836Average$1,293FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time76%
Qatar AirwaysCheapest$860Average$1,299FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time68%
EmiratesCheapest$913Average$1,285FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%
SWISSCheapest$988Average$1,366FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time79%

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