Cheap flights from New York (NYC) to Chennai (MAA)

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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 Thursday

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

All the information you need to plan the best NYC to MAA flight in 2021: compare New York to Chennai flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chennai.
NYC - MAA
Price
$871 - $1,487
MAA
Temperature
77 - 91.4 °F
MAA
Precipitation
0.4 - 13 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 (NYC) to Chennai

One-way from

$510

One-way flight from New York (NYC) to Chennai

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
How far in advance should I book a flight from New York to Chennai?

To save up to 9% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 55 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from New York to Chennai from $977 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $1,073 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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.

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

Flights from New York to Chennai lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from New York to Chennai in October, with the cheapest ticket starting at $730.

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

When flying from New York to Chennai, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the afternoon, which can drop the price by up to 24% versus a flight at noon.

Cheap flights from New York to Chennai in October, November 2021

The best prices found for NYC to MAA flights for October, November
18 Oct - 31 Oct
$649pp
EWR
Newark
Air India
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air India
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
24 Oct - 13 Nov
$649pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Air India
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air India
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
18 Oct - 25 Oct
$662pp
EWR
Newark
Air India
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air India
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark

New York to Chennai 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chennai from New York found for this year
18 Oct - 31 Oct
$649pp
EWR
Newark
Air India
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air India
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
24 Oct - 13 Nov
$649pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Air India
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air India
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
18 Oct - 25 Oct
$662pp
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
24 Oct - 13 Nov
$649pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Air India
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air India
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
27 Oct - 18 Nov
$669pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Air India
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air India
   
2 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
26 Oct - 17 Nov
$695pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl

One-way flights to Chennai from New York

The cheapest one-way flights from New York to Chennai
8:15 am - 5:10 am
United Airlines
3 Stops
58h 25m
EWR - MAA
United Airlines
$510
United
3:15 pm - 10:10 pm
Kuwait Airways
1 Stop
21h 25m
JFK - MAA
Kuwait Airways
$515
FareScan
8:15 am - 7:35 pm
Air India
1 Stop
25h 50m
EWR - MAA
Air India
$525
FareScan

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Flight FAQs

From New York to Chennai

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

Located just 10.2 mi from the city center, Chennai is the airport most travelers will use when flying to Chennai from New York. Booking flights from New York to Chennai (MAA) should be relatively easy as there are 0 daily inbound flights from New York from 17 different airlines.

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

Emirates, Air India, and Kuwait 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.

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 SAUDIA 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.

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 Multiple Airlines for just $606, but on average you can expect to pay $650.

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

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

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

Our cheapest airline available from New York to Chennai is Air India. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $621 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are Lufthansa and Air Canada, starting at $654 and $684 round-trip. Air India is priced at 39% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Air India, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $465. However, be on the lookout for offers from United Airlines and Etihad Airways, as they are both options that can get you from New York to Chennai for a low price.

What are the most popular routes from New York to Chennai?

While some choose either Newark - Chennai or New York LaGuardia - Chennai, New York John F Kennedy Intl - Chennai is the most popular route from New York to Chennai.

What are the cheapest flights from New York to Chennai?

The cheapest flight price from New York to Chennai is $402. On average you can expect to pay $1,710. The most popular route, (New York John F Kennedy Intl - Chennai), can usually be booked for $621.

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

Consider Major Airline, Jet Airways or American Airlines when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from New York to Chennai.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Chennai, India

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Chennai from New York?

Information is based on travel restrictions from New York to Chennai

Most visitors from New York will not be allowed to enter Chennai.

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

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

Do I need a test to fly back to New York from Chennai?

Returning to New York 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 New York.

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

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Alternative routes for New York to Chennai

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Chennai

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from New York to 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 New York

Newark (EWR)
LaGuardia (LGA)
New York Skyports SPB (NYS)

Airports servicing Chennai

Top 10 airlines flying 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
Cathay Pacific
$529 $1,077 No cancel fee 72%
Delta
$549 $959 No cancel fee N/A
Kuwait Airways
$637 $881 No cancel fee 64%

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

Etihad Airways
$726 $1,186 No cancel fee 75%
Qatar Airways
$757 $1,164 No cancel fee 68%
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.

Air India
$781 $1,145 No cancel fee N/A
Lufthansa
$782 $1,141 No cancel fee 76%
Air France
$788 $1,099 No cancel fee 77%
Emirates
$813 $1,148 No cancel fee 75%
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