There are 3 ways to get from Chennai to Sydney by plane or train

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Fly Madras to Sydney  •  15h 50m

  1. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Sydney (SYD) MAA - SYD

$408 - $1,219

2 alternative options

Fly Madras to Newcastle, train  •  22h 2m

  1. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Newcastle (NTL) MAA - NTL
  2. Take the train from Hamilton Station to Central Station

$487 - $1,651

Train to Tiruchirapalli, fly to Sydney  •  20h 23m

  1. Take the train from Chennai Egmore to Ponmlai Gld Rck
  2. Fly from Tiruchirapalli (TRZ) to Sydney (SYD) TRZ - SYD

$416 - $1,128

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chennai to Sydney is to train and fly which costs ₹21,000 - ₹60,000 and takes 20h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Chennai to Sydney is to fly which costs ₹21,000 - ₹65,000 and takes 15h 50m.

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The distance between Chennai and Sydney is 9125 km.

It takes approximately 15h 50m to get from Chennai to Sydney, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Madras Airport to Sydney Airport. The quickest flight takes 13h 5m and has one stopover.

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Sydney is 4h 30m ahead of Chennai. It is currently 4:49 AM in Chennai and 9:19 AM in Sydney.

Air India Limited, Qantas, SilkAir and three other airlines offer flights from Madras Airport to Sydney Airport.

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There are 2321+ hotels available in Sydney. Prices start at $150 AUD per night.

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The best way to get from Chennai to Madras Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs ₹7 - ₹80.

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Map of how to get from Chennai to Sydney.
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  • Distance: 9125 km
  • Duration: 15h 50m

What companies run services between Chennai, India and Sydney, NSW, Australia?

Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines and 11 other airlines fly from Chennai to Sydney hourly.

Airlines
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Madras to Sydney via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,400
Flights from Madras to Sydney via Singapore Changi, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,400
Flights from Madras to Newcastle via Singapore Changi, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
18h 7m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,700
Flights from Tiruchirapalli to Sydney via Singapore Changi, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
15h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $2,200
Flights from Tiruchirapalli to Sydney via Singapore Changi, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
15h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $2,200
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Madras to Sydney via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
14h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,400
Flights from Madras to Sydney via Singapore Changi, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,400
Flights from Madras to Newcastle via Singapore Changi, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
18h 7m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,700
Flights from Madras to Newcastle via Singapore Changi, Ngurah Rai, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
19h 15m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,800
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Madras to Sydney via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
16h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from Tiruchirapalli to Sydney via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
14h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $1,900
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Madras to Newcastle via Colombo, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
17h
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,600
Flights from Madras to Newcastle via Singapore Changi, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,700
Flights from Madras to Newcastle via Kuala Lumpur, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,500
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Madras to Newcastle via Colombo, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
17h
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,600
Flights from Madras to Newcastle via Singapore Changi, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,700
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Tiruchirapalli to Sydney via Colombo, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
16h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $2,200
Flights from Tiruchirapalli to Sydney via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
14h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $1,900
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Madras to Newcastle via Singapore Changi, Sydney
Ave. Duration
15h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,600
Scoot Tigerair
Website
flyscoot.com
Flights from Tiruchirapalli to Sydney via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,100
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Tiruchirapalli to Sydney via Kuala Lumpur, Ngurah Rai
Ave. Duration
15h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,300
Train operators
Transport NSW

Transport for NSW manages public transport for Australia’s New South Wales region, including metro, train, bus, ferry, light rail and coach. Hubs include Sydney, Byron Bay, Newcastle and Wollongong. Use an Opal card for cheapest fares in greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, the Hunter and the Illawarra. Tickets for regional train and bus services need to be booked before travel (Opal cards are not accepted).

Contact Details
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Hamilton Station to Central Station
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$24 - $35
First Class
$30 - $45
Indian Railways

India’s national rail operator runs passenger and freight trains on both long-distance and suburban routes across the country, from slower multi-stop to faster and more comfortable services. It’s a practical and affordable way to explore the country. Advance ticket bookings usually open 120 days before the date of the journey for Indian nationals; 365 days for international travellers. You’ll be allocated a seat or berth when you book and choose your class of travel.

Contact Details
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Chennai Egmore to Ponmlai Gld Rck
Ave. Duration
4h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Book at
irctc.co.in

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