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Manchester to Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu flights

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Flight DurationFlights between Manchester and Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu take, on average, 11 hours and 7 minutes minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
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Departing AirportThe airport Exeter is the departure airport operating flights between Manchester and Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu
Arriving AirportFlights departing Manchester with Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu as destination arrives at London City

Cheap last minute flights to Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu

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Departure Thu, 01 Jul Return Thu, 15 Jul
MAN Manchester
MAA Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu
return from £465
Departure Fri, 23 Jul Return Fri, 30 Jul
MAN Manchester
MAA Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu
return from £625
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Currency and price comparison
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Last checked on 23 June 2021
Train
Local, one-way ticket
93%

Trains in Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu are 93% cheaper than in Manchester.

Manchester
£2.7
Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu
£0.19
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
93%

A meal in Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu is 93% cheaper than a meal in Manchester.

Manchester
£15
Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu
£1.06
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
58%

A taxi fare in Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu is 58% cheaper than in Manchester.

Manchester
£2.3
Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu
£0.97
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
55%

Coffee in Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu is 55% cheaper than in Manchester.

Manchester
£2.81
Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu
£1.26
Manchester airports
  • ( Manchester International (MAN)
    How far from city centre: 9 miles
  • ( Birmingham Intl (BHX)
    How far from city centre: 74 miles
  • ( Liverpool John Lennon (LPL)
    How far from city centre: 27 miles
Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu airports
  • ( Chennai International Airport (MAA)
    How far from city centre: 10 miles
K Distance: 5187 miles

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

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

There are no direct flights from Manchester to Chennai, so flight duration will depend on the stopover length. Average journey times, including stopover, are around 14 hours.

What are the most common stopovers?

There are a number of options for stopovers on the flight path between Manchester and Chennai. Most travellers connect through airports in the Middle East. Some of the most common stopover cities are Dubai, Mumbai, Muscat, Abu Dhabi, or Frankfurt.

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

All travellers to India need a visa, whether the purpose of your trip is business, holidays, or city breaks. You can apply for your visa online, or in person at the Indian High Commission in London or Edinburgh.

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

Chennai is in the India Standard Time zone, which is 5 hours and 30 minutes ahead of UK time.

Which airlines fly from Manchester to Chennai Madras Tamil Nadu?

There is a wide choice of airlines flying between Manchester and Chennai, with connections. Some of the most popular airfares are with:

  • Etihad Airways, large Middle Eastern airline with connections through Abu Dhabi.
  • Oman Air, national airline of Oman with connections in Muscat.
  • Emirates, largest airline in the UAE, with connections in Dubai.
  • Saudi Arabian Airlines, offering flights connecting in Jeddah.
  • Lufthansa, Germany's national airline.

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

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

  • January is one of the best months to visit Chennai, with pleasant daytime temperatures and cooling sea breezes in the evening.
  • June is the cheapest time to go as temperatures are at their warmest, with highs averaging around 38°C. Hotel accommodation rates are slashed at this time of year, and there are some great deals on flights too.
  • October is the month when Indians celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. Join in the parties, celebratory meals, and extravagant firework displays.

Airports in Manchester

Manchester has one main airport, the busiest UK airport outside London. Manchester Airport (MAN) handles both long-haul and domestic flights.

Useful information about Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport is about 8 miles south of the city centre. It has 3 passenger terminals which are connected with moving walkways.

How to get to the airport:

  • By tram – Manchester's Metrolink tram service provides links from all over the city, about 30 minutes.
  • By coach – National Express service from Manchester Central coach station. Journey time 25 minutes.
  • By car – Manchester Airport is just off the M56 motorway. Short-stay parking is available at the airport, long-stay parking off-site, with shuttle buses to the terminals. Journey time 20 minutes from city centre.

Services: wide range of food and drink concessions, duty-free shopping, 60 minutes free Wi-Fi, showers, luggage lockers, phone and laptop charging.

Airports in Chennai

Chennai has one main airport, Chennai International Airport (MAA) which is the fourth-busiest in India.

Useful information about Chennai International Airport

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

How to get into Chennai from the airport:

  • By train – Chennai Suburban Railway train from Tirusulam station, located across the road from the airport; journey time 30 minutes.
  • By metro – Blue Line offers services between 8am and 10pm, travel time 20 minutes.
  • Bus – local bus service 18A runs from outside the airport gates into the city, journey time 45 minutes.

Services: 2 separate terminals, one for international departures and the other for domestic flights; 45 minutes free Wi-Fi, cash machines, range of food and drink outlets, luggage lockers, showers, mobile charging stations.

What to do and visit in Chennai Madras Tamil Nadu

  • Visit the elaborate, colourful, 17th-century Kapaleeshwarar Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, in the Mylapore district, one of Chennai's oldest residential areas.
  • Find out about India's colonial history at the museum in Fort St George, a British colonial fortress.
  • Go shopping in George Town's colourful bazaar and pick up some great souvenirs. Don't be afraid to haggle.
  • Relax in the sunshine on the 8-mile-long Marina Beach, and dip your toes in the Bay of Bengal.
  • Go stargazing at Birla Planetarium.
  • Feast on local Tamil street food like dosas (a crispy filled pancake) or idli (savoury rice cakes).
  • Take a ride through the city streets in an authentic Indian rickshaw.

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

😷 Is it safe to travel from Manchester 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 Manchester. 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 Manchester to Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Manchester to Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu is 465£. 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 Manchester?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu costs an average of 1.00 GBP, 57% cheaper than Manchester, with a fare of 2.30 GBP, while train tickets costs 93% less in Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu: 0.20 GBP against 2.95 GBP in Manchester. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 1.21 GBP in Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu, 92% less than the 15.00 GBP in Manchester. The price of the coffee is around 48% cheaper in Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu, with an average of 1.46 GBP, while in Manchester the coffee costs 2.80 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Manchester to Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu?
The most popular months to book a trip from Manchester to Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu are November, December and July, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Manchester to Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu?
The best time of the year to go to Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu when flying from Manchester 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 Manchester 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, May and March are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Manchester -  Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from Manchester to Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu?
The total flight time between Manchester and Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu is of around 11:07 hours on average, considering an average distance of 8,591 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 Manchester?
While in Manchester the temperatures can reach an average of 26.08 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 3.0 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 -2.77 ºC average degrees reported in Manchester. During the winter period, Manchester can register 3.0 mm precipitation, while Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu have an average of 8.3 mm rain level.
🛄 Which airports have flights between Manchester and Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu?
The main airport route flying between Manchester and Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu is: null (null) to null (null). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
Airlines with indirect flights from Manchester to Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu are:
  • Etihad Airways, with 105 minutes scale in Abu Dhabi.
  • Etihad Airways, with 105 minutes scale in Abu Dhabi.
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