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Flight from Kuala Lumpur Intl to Chennai
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Top tips for finding a cheap flight out of Kuala Lumpur Airport
Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for RM 346 or less one-way and RM 903 or less round-trip.
The cheapest flight from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Chennai was found, on average, 59 days before departure.
Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be January, February and March. The cheapest month to fly is June.
Morning departure is around 42% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
For direct flights on this route, book with AirAsia, Malindo Air, Batik Air, or Malaysia Airlines. Alternatively, there are flights with a layover from Scoot, IndiGo, and SriLankan.
When choosing your flight, it's worth bearing in mind that although international flights land at both Terminal 3 and Terminal 4 of Chennai International Airport, (MAA) the latter is more modern (having opened in 2017).
There is a large duty-free shop in the arrivals area of Chennai International Airport, ideal if you want to pick up a bargain before continuing your journey.
To make the start of your journey quick and hassle-free, you can book the Airport FastTrack@KLIA service to get dedicated priority access at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL). Prices start at RM 80 per person.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days
FAQs for booking Kuala Lumpur Airport to Chennai flights
The KLIA Ekspres is an express train service (28 min) between KL Sentral and the airport. It is incredibly convenient, allowing you to check-in at the train station and drop your bags off, which you can then pick up upon arrival in Chennai. A single ticket costs RM 55. If you're driving, you'll find a long-term car park at the airport which costs RM 32 per day.
One option is to take the train. You have to walk 2 km to Tirusulam station, and from there take the train to Chennai Park station. A single ticket costs ₹ 10 (≈ RM 0.6). Alternatively, you can take a bus from outside the terminal (the 1B or 18A routes) for ₹ 45 (≈ RM 2.6). If you'd prefer to go directly to your destination, you can take a cab for ₹ 350–500 (≈ RM 20–29). Whichever type of transport you choose, you can expect the journey to take roughly 45 min.
The average direct flight takes 3h 45m, covering a distance of 2628 km.
There are 49 (direct) flights between Kuala Lumpur Airport and Chennai per week, averaging 7 per day.
When flying from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Chennai, you should consider leaving on a Wednesday and avoid Mondays if you are looking for the best rates. For your return to Kuala Lumpur Airport, you’ll find the best rates on Mondays and the most expensive ones on Saturdays.
The earliest flight leaves Kuala Lumpur Airport at at 05:00 and lands in Chennai at at 06:20.
The last flight leaves Kuala Lumpur Airport at at 21:40 and lands in Chennai at at 23:05.
IndiGo, AirAsia, Garuda Indonesia, JAL, and Malaysia Airlines operate direct flights from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Chennai.
The Airbus A320-100/200 is the aircraft model that flies most regularly on the Kuala Lumpur Airport to Chennai flight route.
SkyTeam, and oneworld are the airline alliances operating flights between Kuala Lumpur Airport and Chennai, with oneworld being the most commonly used for this route.
There are direct flights from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Chennai on a daily basis.
AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines and IndiGo have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Kuala Lumpur Intl to Chennai. Confirm policies on booking site.
KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Chennai.
KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Chennai from Kuala Lumpur Airport is likely to change within 7 days, so travellers know whether to wait or book now.
Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional return ticket. You could then fly to Chennai with an airline and back to Kuala Lumpur Airport with another airline.
Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Chennai from Kuala Lumpur Airport up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.
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