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The best prices from New York to Chennai are usually found in October or April, booked 57 days in advance, depart on a Friday or Wednesday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
New York (NYC) to Chennai (MAA)

NYC - MAA
Price
$871 - $1,487
MAA
Temperature
84.2 - 100.4 °F
MAA
Rainfall
0.6 - 14.7 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 31% potential price rise

Cheapest in

October

Best time to find cheap flights, 15% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$871

From New York to Chennai

One-way from

$520

One-way flight from New York 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 New York to Chennai?

Sunday flights are generally found to be more expensive for flights from New York to Chennai. 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 New York to Chennai?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 55 days in advance, which can save you up to 9% on flights from New York to Chennai compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 55 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $977. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $1,073.

What is the cheapest month to fly from New York to Chennai?

October is one of the best times of the year to fly to Chennai from New York. Prices for October average $1,024 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $730. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a October flight can save you 45% on your journey compared to booking in October

When is the cheapest time to fly from New York to Chennai (NYC - MAA)?

It’s typically best to fly out from New York to Chennai in the afternoon. Doing so could potentially save you 12% on the flight price compared to flying in the morning, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from New York to Chennai in December, January 2021

The best prices found for NYC to MAA flights for December, January
6 Jan - 8 Feb
$617pp
EWR
Newark
Air India
   
2 STOPS
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air India
     
3 STOPS
EWR
Newark
11 Jan - 10 Feb
$619pp
EWR
Newark
Air India
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air India
     
3 STOPS
EWR
Newark
28 Dec - 10 Feb
$621pp
EWR
Newark
Air India
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air India
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark

New York to Chennai 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chennai from New York found for this year
28 Dec - 10 Feb
$619pp
EWR
Newark
Air India
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air India
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
28 Dec - 10 Feb
$621pp
EWR
Newark
Air India
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air India
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
28 Dec - 29 Jan
$625pp
EWR
Newark
Air India
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air India
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark

Last minute flights from New York to Chennai

Late deals on round-trip flights to Chennai from New York, departing today and this week
13 Dec - 24 Jan
$711pp
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
13 Dec - 21 Jan
$715pp
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
8 Dec - 10 Feb
$731pp
EWR
Newark
Air India
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air India
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark

One-way flights to Chennai from New York

The cheapest one-way flights from New York to Chennai
4:00 pm - 8:50 pm
Qatar Airways
1 Stop
18h 20m
JFK - MAA
Qatar Airways
$520
KAYAK
2:10 pm - 5:30 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
28h 50m
EWR - MAA
Multiple Airlines
$564
Lufthansa
6:15 am - 2:05 pm
Air India
1 Stop
21h 20m
EWR - MAA
Air India
$567
KAYAK

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about New York to Chennai flights.

Flight FAQs

From New York to Chennai

Are flight prices decreasing from New York 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 New York 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 New York to Chennai to control the spread of COVID-19?

New policies can now be found on Delta and Etihad Airways to help keep travelers safe while flying. New policies for travelers booking flights from New York to Chennai include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitization, use of HEPA filters, pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms, and socially distanced seating (for a limited time). Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

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

Emirates, Kuwait Airways, and Qatar Airways are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from New York to Chennai for under $700. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Air India for just $615, but on average you can expect to pay $626.

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

There are no nonstop flights from New York 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 New York to Chennai for under $800?

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

Is New York 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 New York.

How long is the flight from New York to Chennai?

There are many flights that can get you from New York to Chennai in 20h 05m. Fly via Air India or Lufthansa to get the fastest option. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from New York to Chennai round-trip?

Currently priced at $615, Air India will fly you from New York to Chennai and back. In addition to Air India, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Air India is 39% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $511 on Qatar Airways. Another option is Air India, who have fights from $527.

Alternative routes for New York to Chennai

Destination information for Chennai

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from New York to Chennai
Today's exchange rate
$1 = ₹74
Average temperature for December in Chennai
84.2 °F
Avg rainfall for December in Chennai
6.0 ″

Airports servicing New York

Newark Intl (EWR)
John F. Kennedy Intl (JFK)

Airports servicing Chennai

Top 10 airlines from New York to Chennai

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from New York 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
Delta
$549 $959 No cancel fee N/A
Jet Airways
$775 $999 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.

Cathay Pacific
$529 $1,077 No cancel fee 72%
Air France
$788 $1,099 No change fee 77%
Lufthansa
$782 $1,141 No change fee 76%
Singapore Airlines
$850 $1,141 No change fee 81%
SAUDIA
$899 $1,145 No cancel fee 86%
Qatar Airways
$757 $1,164 No cancel fee 68%
Air Canada
$877 $1,172 No cancel fee 67%
Etihad Airways
$726 $1,186 No change fee 75%
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