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Departure Fri, 15 11 2019 Return Sun, 17 11 2019
MAN Manchester
MAA Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu
return from £451
Departure Thu, 28 11 2019 Return Mon, 2 12 2019
MAN Manchester
MAA Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu
return from £455
Departure Mon, 4 11 2019 Return Wed, 20 11 2019
BHX Birmingham
MAA Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu
return from £453
Departure Sat, 30 11 2019 Return Fri, 13 12 2019
BHX Birmingham
MAA Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu
return from £517
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Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 91.52 INR
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Last checked on 15 November 2019
Train
Local, one-way ticket
91%

Trains in Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu are 91% cheaper than in Birmingham.

Birmingham
£2.4
Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu
£0.22
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
90%

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

Birmingham
£12
Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu
£1.21
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
70%

A taxi fare in Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu is 70% cheaper than in Birmingham.

Birmingham
£3.5
Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu
£1.1
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
58%

Coffee in Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu is 58% cheaper than in Birmingham.

Birmingham
£2.67
Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu
£1.13
( 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
L 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.
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