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Departure Wed, 02 Dec Return Sun, 13 Dec
BHX Birmingham
MAA Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu
return from £429
Departure Thu, 17 Dec Return Sat, 26 Dec
BHX Birmingham
MAA Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu
return from £495
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Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 98.77 INR
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Last checked on 28 November 2020
Train
Local, one-way ticket
90%

Trains in Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu are 90% cheaper than in Birmingham.

Birmingham
£2.4
Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu
£0.2
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
90%

A meal in Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu is 90% cheaper than a meal in Birmingham.

Birmingham
£10
Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu
£1.01
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
54%

A taxi fare in Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu is 54% cheaper than in Birmingham.

Birmingham
£2.2
Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu
£1.01
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
46%

Coffee in Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu is 46% cheaper than in Birmingham.

Birmingham
£2.71
Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu
£1.45
Birmingham airports
  • ( Manchester International (MAN)
    How far from city centre: 62 miles
  • ( Birmingham Intl (BHX)
    How far from city centre: 6 miles
  • ( East Midlands (EMA)
    How far from city centre: 34 miles
Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu airports
  • ( Chennai International Airport (MAA)
    How far from city centre: 10 miles
K Distance: 5175 miles

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Useful information for the flight from Birmingham to Chennai Madras Tamil Nadu

How long is the flight from Birmingham to Chennai Madras Tamil Nadu?

There are no direct departures from Birmingham to Chennai, so all trips will require a stopover. Depending on the flight path you select, total travel time will be between 12 and 15 hours.

What are the most common stopovers?

Many airlines based in the Middle East offer connections to Indian airports, so these are the most common stopover cities. However, stops in Europe are also possible. Some of the most common stopover locations are Dubai, New Delhi, Paris, Doha and Frankfurt.

What documentation do I need to fly to Chennai Madras Tamil Nadu from Birmingham?

Most visitors travelling to India require a visa, whether the purpose of their trip is business, holidays or city breaks. You can get your visa by visiting an Indian High Commission office, or by applying for an e-Visa at the official Indian government online portal.

Is there a time change from Birmingham to Chennai Madras Tamil Nadu?

Chennai is in the Indian Time Zone, which is 5 hours and 30 minutes ahead of UK time.

Which airlines fly from Birmingham to Chennai Madras Tamil Nadu

There is a wide choice of airlines offering departures from Birmingham with connections for onward travel to Chennai. These include:

  • Qatar Airways, offering flights with connections in Doha.
  • Emirates, the Middle East's largest airline, with connections in Dubai.
  • Lufthansa, national airline of Germany.
  • Air India, India's flag carrier airline with connections in New Delhi.
  • Air France, French national airline, with connecting flights through Paris—Charles de Gaulle Airport.

How to find cheap flights from Birmingham to Chennai Madras Tamil Nadu

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When are the best times to fly from Birmingham to Chennai Madras Tamil Nadu?

  • November and December are the peak months to visit Chennai, as the temperatures are comfortable and there's a cooling sea breeze in the evenings.
  • May is the cheapest time to go, as the temperature soars. If you're planning to spend most of your holiday on the beach, there are some excellent deals on hotel accommodation in the hotter months.
  • September is another great month to travel to Chennai, as the heaviest monsoon rain storms are over.

Airports in Birmingham

Birmingham has one main airport, Birmingham Airport (BHX). The airport offers both domestic flights and longhaul departures.

Useful information about Birmingham Airport

Birmingham Airport is 7 miles south-east of the city centre, near the suburb of Solihull.

How to get to the airport:

  • By train – trains serve Birmingham International railway station, on the West Coast main line. AirRail Link connection to airport terminal, runs between 3am and midnight, journey time 2 minutes.
  • By coach – National Express West Midlands X1 and X12 express services run from the city centre to the airport, journey time 45 minutes.
  • By car – The airport is close to J6 of the M42. Large multi-storey car park for short-term parking, and shuttle buses connecting longer-term parking areas with terminals.

Services: Sky Zone interactive play area for children, aircraft viewing area, large number of eating, drinking and shopping options, free Wi-Fi in 30 minute slots.

Airports in Chennai

Chennai has one main airport, Chennai International Airport (MAA). This is the busiest airport in southern India and handles a mixture of international and domestic flights.

Useful information about Chennai International Airport

Chennai International Airport is 15 miles south-west of downtown Chennai, in the Meenambakkam and Tirusulam district.

How to get into Chennai from the airport:

  • By train – Chennai Suburban Railway train service from Tirusulam station, located just outside the airport, to central Chennai. Journey time 30 minutes.
  • By metro – Blue Line services between 8am and 10pm from the airport's metro station into Chennai city centre, travel time 20 minutes.
  • By bus – local bus service 18A runs from outside the airport gates into the city. Journey time 45 minutes.

Services: 45 minutes free Wi-Fi, cash machines, foreign currency exchange services, range of food and drink outlets, luggage lockers, showers, mobile charging stations.

What to do and visit in Chennai Madras Tamil Nadu

  • Spend a morning at the ornate and colourful Kapaleeshwar Temple, said to be the oldest temple in the city.
  • Find out about Chennai's past at Fort St. George, an elegant colonial fortress which houses a museum and church.
  • Visit the city's Guindy National Park, a nature reserve in the centre of town. Don't miss the famous Snake Park next door, home to cobras, pythons and more.
  • Hit the streets in the evening and try some local South Indian street food specialities.
  • Paddle in the Bay of Bengal with a trip to Marina Beach.

Frequent asked questions about flights from Birmingham to Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu

😷 Is it safe to travel from Birmingham to Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu during the Covid-19 situation?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions India may apply when travelling from Birmingham. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from Birmingham to Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Birmingham to Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu is 429£. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the best option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
💰 Is Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu expensive to visit compared to Birmingham?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu costs an average of 1.04 GBP, 53% cheaper than Birmingham, with a fare of 2.20 GBP, while train tickets costs 91% less in Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu: 0.21 GBP against 2.40 GBP in Birmingham. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 1.04 GBP in Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu, 90% less than the 10.00 GBP in Birmingham. The price of the coffee is around 45% cheaper in Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu, with an average of 1.49 GBP, while in Birmingham the coffee costs 2.71 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Birmingham to Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu?
The most popular months to book a trip from Birmingham to Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu are December, November and July, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Birmingham to Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu?
The best time of the year to go to Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu when flying from Birmingham depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, July is the top 1º month to fly to Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu from Birmingham in terms of searches from our customer, followed by December and August. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, September, March and May are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Birmingham -  Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from Birmingham to Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu?
The total flight time between Birmingham and Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu is of around 10:58 hours on average, considering an average distance of 8,538 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
🌡️ How is the weather in Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu compared to Birmingham?
While in Birmingham the temperatures can reach an average of 27.42 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 6.0 mm ,Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu's temperatures can go up to 39.56 ºC during the hot season, with 6.0 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around 20.33 ºC in Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu, compared to the -3.11 ºC average degrees reported in Birmingham. During the winter period, Birmingham can register 3.0 mm precipitation, while Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu have an average of 8.3 mm rain level.
✈️ Which are the airlines with flights from Birmingham to Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu?
Airlines with direct flights departing from Birmingham to Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu are Emirates, Air India and Lufthansa.
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