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The cheapest airline ticket to Chennai from New Zealand in the last 72 hours was $1065 return on the route Auckland to Chennai. The most popular route is Auckland to Chennai and the cheapest ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $1904 return.

How far is Chennai airport from central Chennai?

Chennai Airport is 16 kilometres from the centre of Chennai. View on map.

What is the name of Chennai’s airport?

Chennai is served by Chennai Airport, also commonly referred to as Chennai, Chennai International. The airport code is MAA.

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(Return)
Airports
Origin
Auckland
$1065
only
$1065
Destination
Chennai
$1065
only
$1065
Tue, 30 Jul
AKL
Auckland Intl
MAA
Chennai
18h 35m
Tue, 3 Sep
MAA
Chennai
AKL
Auckland Intl
19h 25m
$1065
Trip: 36 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 1,228 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.7
KUL
SIN
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Everything was really good

Cons: But the flight left and arrived 30 minn late!

KUL
KCH
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Smooth flight, great entertainment

KUL
HKG
Excellent 9.3

Pros: crew provided attentive and excellent service. Good food and beverage.

Cons: cabin, seats and table cleanliness need to be improved. decline angle of seat and foot rest angle so limit.

JHB
KUL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: All of the ground staffs at Johor Bahru provided attentive and observant service. Cabin crew greeted with pleasant smile, friendly and provided excellent service.

Cons: maintenance work not manage well

HYD
KUL
Good 6.6

Pros: The hospitality of the staff Smooth sailing process

Cons: The food and the seats and leg room is too small especially for larger people

Sat, 1 Jun
AKL
Auckland Intl
MAA
Chennai
35h 30m
Sat, 15 Jun
MAA
Chennai
AKL
Auckland Intl
32h 35m
$1115
Trip: 15 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, 5 Mar
AKL
Auckland Intl
MAA
Chennai
17h 10m
Fri, 5 Apr
MAA
Chennai
AKL
Auckland Intl
34h 25m
$1192
Trip: 31 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 1,856 reviews
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.1
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.8
CNX
BKK
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Food service on a one hour flight.

Cons: Nothing.

BKK
VIE
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Super friendly staff

Cons: Less films in German

TPE
BKK
Excellent 8.0

Cons: My flight from LA was delayed so my checked bag did not get transferred in time to come through with me from Taipei to Bangkok.

KUL
BKK
Excellent 8.0

Cons: The food selection. Pre-Packaged and snack from Bangkok in business class is a bad idea

BKK
DAC
Excellent 9.0

Cons: No clear direction at boarding for lining up

Fri, 17 May
AKL
Auckland Intl
MAA
Chennai
30h 45m
Wed, 22 May
MAA
Chennai
AKL
Auckland Intl
28h 00m
$1196
Trip: 6 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 5,274 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
8.2
Food
7.7
HKG
TPE
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: My cabin bag got lost and theres no way to track it. Complete outrageous.

Cons: Everything. Worst experience of my life

SFO
HKG
Good 7.0

Pros: Good selection of movies and excellent inflight entertainment overall. Service was excellent.

Cons: Seats were very small.

SGN
HKG
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Was not able to change my flight

HKG
PER
OK 5.6

Pros: Good quality plane with good entertainment options. Staff were good but seemed stretched, perhaps not enough staff?

Cons: Plan was 2 hours late departing, my daughter also took this flight 6 weeks beforehand and had similar delays.

HKG
SIN
Good 6.6

Pros: Food was good, service quick and efficient

Cons: Inconsiderate people in front reclining seats. Meant already cramped conditions in economy were made worse!

Sun, 30 Jun
AKL
Auckland Intl
MAA
Chennai
38h 20m
Sat, 20 Jul
MAA
Chennai
AKL
Auckland Intl
23h 45m
$1336
Trip: 21 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 3,152 reviews
Overall
8.7
Boarding
8.9
Comfort
8.5
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
8.7
Food
8.4
HKG
SIN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Premium economy was great.

SIN
MNL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew

Cons: Short and sweet. Flight left on time and landed about 15 mins early. Crew was wonderful

SIN
BLR
OK 5.3

Pros: Food was good

Cons: Boarding was just ok, but departure delayed by half hour. Seats were really poor. Zero comfort.. felt like sitting on a cramped park bench. Entertainment system is ancient. Can't see and can't listen properly. Didn't expect this type of horrible aircraft from Singapore Airlines!

LAX
NRT
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: Nothing.

Cons: Everything. Singapore Airlines had a great reputation. Imagine my disappointment. It was a horrible flight. The crew was nice enough, but inattentive. The food, if such a term may be applied here, was inedible. Just vile. In flight entertainment was a complete joke. Boarding was awful, but it always is. Seats were extremely uncomfortable. This racket is the ultimate way to rip somebody off of $1000. Horrible.

BKK
SIN
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Well organized boarding, friendliness of staff, food service

Cons: Flight was delayed by about an hour.

Wed, 30 Jan
AKL
Auckland Intl
MAA
Chennai
28h 55m
Tue, 5 Feb
MAA
Chennai
AKL
Auckland Intl
27h 00m
$1636
Trip: 7 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 6,002 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.3
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
7.4
Food
7.0
KHI
AUH
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: I was not put on the plane because they said my seat did not existed! I had purchased my ticket 3 months prior to departure and they said I did not have a seat on the plane due to overbooking. They clearly gave my seat away to someone else and this is not acceptable.

Cons: Ethiad was not helpful at all and did not provide any same day help. They’re customer service was absolutely terrible.

DEL
AUH
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: Planes were good with good leg room

Cons: For Asian Veg Meal, they served Paneer for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The spacing between meals was quite large. Entertainment options for adults and kids were quite limited.

AMD
AUH
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Good service

Cons: My bags came last even having priority labels

ORD
AUH
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Check-in was easy and smooth.

Cons: Agents at check-in desk took longer time to process passengers, even though some desks had two people helping. The web check-in line moved slower than the line with passengers who had not done online check-in. When I booked my flight via kayak, I was not given an option to select seats (this was new) . I was able to indicate my seat preference but there was no followup. When I checked in online 24 hours before my flight, the only option for seats was in the middle, which I did not want, although I I knew the flight would not be full. I was able to change seats when I checked in with the agent in the airport .

AUH
JFK
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: Planes were good with good leg room

Cons: For Asian Veg Meal, they served Paneer for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The spacing between meals was quite large. Entertainment options for adults and kids were quite limited.

Tue, 29 Jan
AKL
Auckland Intl
MAA
Chennai
18h 30m
Tue, 5 Feb
MAA
Chennai
AKL
Auckland Intl
26h 45m
$1913
Trip: 8 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 2,329 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
BNE
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Quick and easy

AKL
DUD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Air NZ is fantastic start to finish and airport security doesn’t make you take off your shoes in the airport. Flight was on time start to finish.

SYD
AKL
OK 4.3

Pros: We liked that we got to watch some entertainment for an economy seat.

Cons: The check in process was a disaster- and none of the crew knew what they were doing. They were very unhelpful and on topof that kayak did not let us know there would be a $160 fee if we did not order a seat with a baggage. It was not clear on the third party site. It was a very costly for us, a couple who is on a budget. i book From kayak all the time, and know exactly when I am booking an economy ticket vs a more upgrade. We had to pay an unexpected $320 on the day of flight. It was ridiculous and while we were boarding the flight attendants held us up again bc we had not paid the fee. But we tried to pay the fee at the front desk the first time and then we paid it at the gate and then boarded last on the plane. It was awful. The staff did not know anything and we were not treated great. Super unprofessional and disappointed at Kayak for not laying out all the costs ahead of me.

AKL
YVR
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Small puddle jumper, but everything was well organized.

LHR
LAX
Good 6.6

Pros: I liked that there was food available and that they offered complimentary snacks and drinks. Some of the crew members were nice and offered good service. I liked that they offered some type of entertainment and free wifi.

Cons: I didn't like that some of the crew members were not very nice. I also disliked that some of the crew members drove the food/beverage cart violently through the isles and saw as one of the crew members rammed into another person's leg, to only say "oh sorry" and kept on going. This same crew member missed picking up the trash from an entire row and was throwing trash on the floor. She was more interested in caring for a baby on board (not sure if it was her daughter or family member) than the rest of the passengers. I also didn't like the seats were so close to each other, the person in front of me almost hit my face when he reclined his seat all the way back. There wasn't much room to breath let alone stretch.

Tue, 30 Jul
AKL
Auckland Intl
MAA
Chennai
18h 35m
Fri, 30 Aug
MAA
Chennai
AKL
Auckland Intl
31h 15m
$1093
Trip: 32 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 1,228 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.7
KUL
HKG
Excellent 9.3

Pros: crew provided attentive and excellent service. Good food and beverage.

Cons: cabin, seats and table cleanliness need to be improved. decline angle of seat and foot rest angle so limit.

KUL
JHB
Good 6.6

Cons: cabin not so clean, no foot rest. But crew good service.

KUL
SGN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Amazing plane, latest technology, great customer service, clean bathrooms at all time. It was a 5 star experience, friendly hostess’s and friendly & helpful staff

SGN
KUL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Amazing plane, latest technology, great customer service, clean bathrooms at all time. It was an experience

Cons: Nothing not to like. They went above and beyond

DPS
KUL
OK 4.0

Cons: Seat, food, service

Wed, 6 Mar
AKL
Auckland Intl
MAA
Chennai
33h 05m
Fri, 5 Apr
MAA
Chennai
AKL
Auckland Intl
34h 25m
$1143
Trip: 30 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, 9 Mar
AKL
Auckland Intl
MAA
Chennai
17h 10m
Fri, 5 Apr
MAA
Chennai
AKL
Auckland Intl
34h 25m
$1192
Trip: 27 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 1,856 reviews
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.1
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.8
KUL
BKK
Excellent 8.0

Cons: The food selection. Pre-Packaged and snack from Bangkok in business class is a bad idea

DXB
BKK
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Big flight Great seats Amazing entertainment system. iPad size. Very good food too.

Cons: The flight always leaves later than schedule.

SYD
BKK
Good 7.0

Pros: Boarding process has improved (SYD), the crew were friendly and attentive, my special meal (Indian vegetarian for something different) was quite tasty and even the entertainment options were good.

Cons: Business class seats on the B747 - unless you’re sitting upright, they are one of the most uncomfortable seats I’ve experienced. TG either need to upgrade the seats on the B747 (very unlikely) or put another aircraft type the BKK-SYD-BKK route.

BKK
VIE
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Super friendly staff

Cons: Less films in German

HAN
BKK
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Good service

Wed, 30 Jan
AKL
Auckland Intl
MAA
Chennai
22h 55m
Tue, 12 Feb
MAA
Chennai
AKL
Auckland Intl
28h 00m
$1201
Trip: 14 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 5,274 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
8.2
Food
7.7
HKG
TPE
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: My cabin bag got lost and theres no way to track it. Complete outrageous.

Cons: Everything. Worst experience of my life

HKG
PER
OK 5.6

Pros: Good quality plane with good entertainment options. Staff were good but seemed stretched, perhaps not enough staff?

Cons: Plan was 2 hours late departing, my daughter also took this flight 6 weeks beforehand and had similar delays.

HKG
EWR
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: The company cancelled my flight and threatened to recharge for the seats. Had to plead to keep the flight I PAID for. Unbelievable and I will not be booking again with either company or agency in the future.

JFK
HKG
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Seats unconfertabale

SGN
HKG
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Was not able to change my flight

Sat, 25 May
AKL
Auckland Intl
MAA
Chennai
18h 35m
Sat, 15 Jun
MAA
Chennai
AKL
Auckland Intl
31h 15m
$1104
Trip: 22 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 1,228 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.7
KUL
JED
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Amazing plane, latest technology, great customer service, clean bathrooms at all time. It was an excellent experience The seats were so comfortable as well, and the customer service on and off the plane was amazing

SGN
KUL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Amazing plane, latest technology, great customer service, clean bathrooms at all time. It was an experience

Cons: Nothing not to like. They went above and beyond

KUL
HKG
Excellent 9.3

Pros: crew provided attentive and excellent service. Good food and beverage.

Cons: cabin, seats and table cleanliness need to be improved. decline angle of seat and foot rest angle so limit.

KUL
JHB
Good 6.6

Cons: cabin not so clean, no foot rest. But crew good service.

KUL
SIN
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Everything was really good

Cons: But the flight left and arrived 30 minn late!

Wed, 6 Mar
AKL
Auckland Intl
MAA
Chennai
33h 05m
Sat, 6 Apr
MAA
Chennai
AKL
Auckland Intl
36h 55m
$1160
Trip: 31 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, 5 Mar
AKL
Auckland Intl
MAA
Chennai
17h 10m
Sat, 6 Apr
MAA
Chennai
AKL
Auckland Intl
36h 55m
$1208
Trip: 32 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 1,856 reviews
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.1
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.8
CNX
BKK
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Food service on a one hour flight.

Cons: Nothing.

BKK
CGK
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The made it easy to travel with a young child

BKK
MEL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Plenty of leg room

SYD
BKK
Good 7.0

Pros: Boarding process has improved (SYD), the crew were friendly and attentive, my special meal (Indian vegetarian for something different) was quite tasty and even the entertainment options were good.

Cons: Business class seats on the B747 - unless you’re sitting upright, they are one of the most uncomfortable seats I’ve experienced. TG either need to upgrade the seats on the B747 (very unlikely) or put another aircraft type the BKK-SYD-BKK route.

BKK
DAC
Excellent 9.0

Cons: No clear direction at boarding for lining up

Wed, 12 Jun
AKL
Auckland Intl
MAA
Chennai
30h 45m
Wed, 19 Jun
MAA
Chennai
AKL
Auckland Intl
23h 40m
$1223
Trip: 8 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 5,274 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
8.2
Food
7.7
HKG
CTS
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Food is delicious and fresh

Cons: The inflight Entertainemnt is lacking. Shows are too old and few.

LAX
HKG
Good 6.6

Pros: Crew was good

Cons: Food was not good

JFK
HKG
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Seats unconfertabale

HKG
SFO
OK 4.0

Cons: Food options listed on menu were not available. Breakfast was served so late that crew said not enough time to make/serve hot coffee or tea. During flight no crew ever came around to offer more water or liquid between meals. TV was in German with no instructions on how to change language to English. Bathrooms were not kept clean. Also, when boarding at the HK airport, after disabled and families, everyone was asked to board at the same time which resulted in one very long line of several hundred people.

MAD
HKG
OK 5.6

Pros: On time, safe, standard service

Thu, 7 Mar
AKL
Auckland Intl
MAA
Chennai
33h 05m
Fri, 5 Apr
MAA
Chennai
AKL
Auckland Intl
34h 25m
$1161
Trip: 29 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, 7 Mar
AKL
Auckland Intl
MAA
Chennai
32h 05m
Sat, 6 Apr
MAA
Chennai
AKL
Auckland Intl
23h 40m
$1227
Trip: 30 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 5,274 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
8.2
Food
7.7
HKG
PER
OK 5.6

Pros: Good quality plane with good entertainment options. Staff were good but seemed stretched, perhaps not enough staff?

Cons: Plan was 2 hours late departing, my daughter also took this flight 6 weeks beforehand and had similar delays.

JFK
HKG
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Seats unconfertabale

HKG
SIN
Good 6.6

Pros: Food was good, service quick and efficient

Cons: Inconsiderate people in front reclining seats. Meant already cramped conditions in economy were made worse!

HKG
EWR
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: The company cancelled my flight and threatened to recharge for the seats. Had to plead to keep the flight I PAID for. Unbelievable and I will not be booking again with either company or agency in the future.

MAD
HKG
OK 5.6

Pros: On time, safe, standard service

Tue, 5 Mar
AKL
Auckland Intl
MAA
Chennai
17h 10m
Tue, 2 Apr
MAA
Chennai
AKL
Auckland Intl
27h 05m
$1244
Trip: 28 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 1,856 reviews
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.1
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.8
CNX
BKK
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Food service on a one hour flight.

Cons: Nothing.

BKK
HKG
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Kid menu was good with a box of snacks. No delay. Everything was arranged in an orderly manner.

Cons: More in flight movies

BKK
DAC
Excellent 9.0

Cons: No clear direction at boarding for lining up

BKK
MEL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Plenty of leg room

CNX
BKK
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Polite staff, safe environment.

Cons: Flight was slightly delayed and took off late.

Sun, 10 Mar
AKL
Auckland Intl
MAA
Chennai
24h 05m
Sun, 7 Apr
MAA
Chennai
AKL
Auckland Intl
35h 35m
$1171
Trip: 29 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, 10 Mar
AKL
Auckland Intl
MAA
Chennai
32h 05m
Sat, 6 Apr
MAA
Chennai
AKL
Auckland Intl
23h 40m
$1227
Trip: 28 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 5,274 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
8.2
Food
7.7
HKG
SIN
Good 6.6

Pros: Food was good, service quick and efficient

Cons: Inconsiderate people in front reclining seats. Meant already cramped conditions in economy were made worse!

HKG
TPE
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: My cabin bag got lost and theres no way to track it. Complete outrageous.

Cons: Everything. Worst experience of my life

HKG
EWR
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: The company cancelled my flight and threatened to recharge for the seats. Had to plead to keep the flight I PAID for. Unbelievable and I will not be booking again with either company or agency in the future.

HKG
CTS
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Food is delicious and fresh

Cons: The inflight Entertainemnt is lacking. Shows are too old and few.

JFK
HKG
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Seats unconfertabale

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