Book flights to Chennai

Travel to the capital of Tamil Nadu when you book flights to Chennai with flydubai. We offer multiple flights per week to Chennai, so whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure, you’ll find a date and time to suit you from our flexible selection.

We want your journey to be as enjoyable as possible, which is why we offer a range of services to ensure a smooth experience from the moment you book. From online check-in to hours of entertainment, we’ve thought of everything. Duty-free shopping is also available at the airport and on the plane, so you can browse products at your leisure and treat yourself.

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Add a little extra luxury to your journey and book a seat in Business Class. We offer plenty of extra perks with this service. Skip the check-in queue at the airport, fast-track your way through security and enjoy the facilities in the Business Class Lounge. Relax and take advantage of the amenities before boarding your flight. Once in the air, you can recline in your Italian leather seat, recharge and rest in ultimate comfort.

In Economy Class, you’ll find an ergonomically-designed seat with plenty of leg room to ensure your journey is as comfortable as possible. Connect your phone or tablet to our WiFi and browse the web, catch up on the news or emails, or chat to friends via social media. There are hundreds of TV shows and movies available on your personal HD touchscreen so, when you’re settled in, browse through them and choose your favourite.

Pre-order an internationally-inspired hot meal before you fly, or purchase snacks and beverages throughout your journey to keep hunger at bay.

Things to do

Relax on Marina Beach

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Stretching seven and a half miles from the Cooum river to the Lighthouse, Marina Beach is India’s longest beach. Here, the azure Bay of Bengal waters lap at the stretches of golden sand, providing breathtaking views and a serene setting. One of the most popular tourist spots in the city, this is the perfect place to relax or experience the thrill of parasailing.

Admire St Thomas Mount Church 

In the Guindy suburb of Chennai, just a short distance from the airport, you’ll find St Thomas Church perched atop a small hill. Believed to have been home to Jesus’ disciple, St Thomas, who attained martyrdom more than 2,000 years ago, this is one of the most sacred churches in the city. From here, you can enjoy stunning views across the region.

Bird watching at Pulicat Lake

You’ll find the peaceful Pulicat Lakes nestled between Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. This Bird Sanctuary is one of the most famous in India, home to over 100 species of bird, including flamingos, egrets, sandpipers and herons. Head to this tranquil setting away from the hustle and bustle of the city to see how many species you can spot.

A guide to Chennai

Situated on the beautiful Bay of Bengal, Chennai, formerly known as Madras, is a lively city famed for its colourful culture and rich history. Once you’ve soaked up the atmosphere in the country’s fourth largest city, you can discover more of India’s enchanting eastern coastline.

Indulge in Indian cuisine

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No trip to Chennai is complete without trying a dosa. This south Indian crisp and savoury treat is best tried at the Mami Tiffin Stall near the Kapaleeshwarer Temple. The thin and spicy crepe-like food is made from fermented rice, packing a seriously flavoursome punch. Whilst in the city, be sure to try a bowl of Sambar too. The lentil-based stew offers a myriad of delicious local flavours.

Gaze in awe at the temples

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There are several sacred temples to discover in Chennai. Located in Mylapore, Kapaleeshwarar Temple is one of the oldest and most visited temples in the city. Built in Dravidian style, this building will capture your attention from afar, as it features thousands of intricate, colourful designs rising high into the sky. You’ll also find Mahabalipuram Temples and Puri Jagannath Temple close to the city, both equally striking and remarkable to behold.

Experience the thrill of the theme parks

There are several theme parks in Chennai where you can experience the thrill of both water and land rides. Queens Land offers a total of 51 rides, including the Free Fall Tower and Super Waves. Pay a visit to VGP Universal Kingdom, India’s largest amusement park. Here, adrenaline lovers will scream in joy on the Top Gun ride or, if you’re looking for something a little more relaxing, you can visit the petting zoo or watch some of the spectacular live shows.

Trek through the lush greenery

There are plenty of beautiful locations to explore just outside of Chennai. Get out of the city for a day and discover the lush greenery and rugged terrain synonymous with this part of India. One of the most popular is the Nagalapuramare trek. Hike your way around beautiful hills located in the state of Andhra Pradesh and see incredible views of the surrounding area as you head out on your eight mile walk.

Useful information

Visa

Before you travel to Chennai, check with your embassy for any visa requirements.

Currency

While in Chennai you’ll use India’s national currency, the rupee. The notes are available in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 2,000.

Language

The primary language in Chennai is Tamil, although English is also widely spoken here.

Weather

The weather in Chennai is hot and humid. During the summer months between April and June, temperatures can reach up to 37°C. Weather is generally hot all year round, although you can expect lows of 24°C between January and March.

Getting around

The suburban railway runs every 10 to 15 minutes between the Central Railway and the northern suburbs, from east to west and from the eastern beach to the southern suburbs. There is also the Chennai Metro, a light railway system which travels from Alandur to Koyambedu. You can also travel by bus, but these can get extremely crowded. Taxis and autorickshaws are also readily available.

Airport information

You’ll fly in and out of Chennai International Airport (MAA), formerly known as Madras International Airport.

Adults 12+ years
Children 12 - 2 years
Infants 7 days - 2 years

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