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Sydney to Chennai: Flight information

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Average flight time

12hrs 55mins

Weather in Chennai

The climate in Chennai is tropical, moist, and dry. Due to its location near the coast and proximity to the thermal equator, Chennai experiences little seasonal temperature variance. The majority of the year is hot and sunny.

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Time Difference between Sydney and Chennai

5hrs 30mins

Sydney NSW is 5 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Chennai, India (with daylight saving on from first Sunday in October to first Sunday in April). Sydney NSW is 4 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Chennai, India (with daylight saving off from first Sunday in April to first Sunday in October).


faq-icon What information do I need to know when arriving in Chennai?

Please provide your immigration card and passport. Those without an Indian passport, including Japanese citizens, must show their Immigration Card. You might also be required to provide your boarding pass.

Tips to Board Your Flight Successfully

  1. Arrive at the airport no later than three hours prior to departure to guarantee that you are not running late and that you have brought all you are required to bring; the three-hour interval will allow you to return home if necessary if you happen to have forgotten anything.
  2. Many flights offer online check-ins on their website, or you can do it in-person at their respective counter at the airport.
  3. Ensure that you receive your boarding pass after check-ins. If you have luggage, you must check it in during this stage. Make sure the capacity is within the allowed range.
  4. Find the gate you are supposed to fly from for the issued boarding pass.
  5. You can pass the time while waiting by reading a book or using your phone to browse the internet.
  6. When your flight is called, board the aircraft and take your assigned seat.
  7. Follow the instructions on the plane, one of them by putting your seatbelts on and putting your device on airplane mode.
  8. Enjoy your flights!
  9. Once landed, pick up your luggage and choose your mode of transportation to get to your destination. You can hail a taxi, use available city bus, or book Uber.

faq-icon What airlines fly between Sydney and Chennai?

  • Air India
  • Thai Airways
  • Sri Lankan Airlines
  • Malaysia Airlines
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Etihad
  • Qatar Airways
  • Emirates
  • Qantas
  • Vistara

faq-icon Which airlines fly directly from Sydney to Chennai?

There are no direct flight available from Sydney to Chennai, but we offer connecting flights with just one stop in the lowest price.

faq-icon How easy is it to depart for Sydney Airport from the city?

There are different ways to reach Sydney Airport from Central Railway Station, Sydney as follows:

  1. Sydney Airport Train: Sydney Airport is within a 10-minute rail ride from the city. With trains running every 10 minutes, Airport Link provides a quick and simple method to go to the city and suburbs. The station is accessible from the Arrivals level and is located at the northern end of the terminal.
  2. Uber Sydney Airport Transfer – 30 minutes journey.
  3. Drive your personal Vehicle – Around 25 minutes’ drive.

faq-icon How easy to depart for the airport in Chennai?

There are number of ways to reach Chennai Airport from Ramachandran Central Railway Station as follows:

  1. OLA Chennai Airport Transfer: 35 minutes journey.
  2. Bus Transfer: 45 minutes journey.
  3. Drive your personal Vehicle – Around 35 minutes’ drive.

faq-icon How long does it take to fly from Sydney to Chennai? (Avg. Fly time)

It usually takes around 13 hours and 50 minutes plus.

faq-icon How many stops between Sydney and Chennai?

Different airlines have different stops in the middle of journey which are listed as following:

Flights with 1 Stop

  • Air India stops in Delhi and then takes off for Chennai Airport.
  • Thai Airways provides service by stopping at Bangkok Airport before landing in Chennai.
  • Qatar stops in Doha and then takes off for Chennai.
  • Etihad lands in Abu Dhabi while on the way to Chennai.
  • Sri Lankan Airlines stops in Colombo before landing at Chennai Airport.
  • Singapore Airlines has one stop in Singapore in the journey to Chennai.
  • Emirates stops in Dubai when flying for Chennai.
  • Malaysia Airlines has a stop in Kuala Lumpur, before reaching Chennai.

Flights with 2 Stops

  • Qantas stops at two locations during the journey. First at Singapore Airport then at Kuala Lumpur Airport before landing at in Chennai.

faq-icon Do I need a passport or visa to fly from Sydney to Chennai?

Australian passport holders require a visa to enter India. As Australian citizens are eligible for the India e-Visa, they can apply for the permit online 24 hours a day and there’s no need to attend an embassy or consulate.

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