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There are 4 ways to get from São Paulo to Chennai by plane, train or bus

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Fly Sao Paulo to Madras  •  24h 26m

  1. Fly from Sao Paulo (GRU) to Madras (MAA) GRU - MAA

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Fly Sao Paulo to Bengaluru, train  •  32h 32m

  1. Fly from Sao Paulo (GRU) to Bengaluru (BLR) GRU - BLR
  2. Take the train from Krishnarajapurm to Perambur

2 alternative options

Bus to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao, fly to Madras  •  30h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Sao Paulo to New Rio Bus Station
  2. Fly from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) to Madras (MAA) GIG - MAA

Fly Sao Paulo to Tirupati, train  •  31h 23m

  1. Fly from Sao Paulo (GRU) to Tirupati (TIR) GRU - TIR
  2. Take the train from Renigunta Jn to Perambur

Sao Paulo (GRU) to Madras (MAA) flights

The flight time between Sao Paulo (GRU) and Madras (MAA) is around 23h 7m and covers a distance of around 14292 km. This includes an average layover time of around 4h 26m. Services are operated by Qatar Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Emirates and others. Typically 25 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

25 Weekly Planes
23h 7m Average Duration
₹54,797 Cheapest Price
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International entry into India from Brazil

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Conditions of entry into India from Brazil

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
  • Travel Declaration required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Considerations leaving from Brazil

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering India from Brazil.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Chennai is 1800118797.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Chennai is recommended.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1800118797.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Brazil from India.

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Last updated: 15 Sep 2022
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from São Paulo to Chennai is to fly and train which costs R$ 3200 - R$ 11000 and takes 32h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from São Paulo to Chennai is to fly which costs R$ 3600 - R$ 11000 and takes 24h 26m.

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The distance between São Paulo and Chennai is 14323 km.

It takes approximately 24h 26m to get from São Paulo to Chennai, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Sao Paulo Airport to Madras Airport. The quickest flight takes 21h 15m and has one stopover.

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Chennai is 8h 30m ahead of São Paulo. It is currently 12:28 PM in São Paulo and 8:58 PM in Chennai.

Ethiopian Airlines, Emirates, IndiGo Airlines and Qatar Airways offer flights from Sao Paulo Airport to Madras Airport.

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There are 247+ hotels available in Chennai. Prices start at ₹7,500 per night.

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The best way to get from São Paulo to Sao Paulo Airport is to shuttle which takes 39 min and costs R$ 35 - R$ 270.

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Map of how to get from São Paulo to Chennai.
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  • Distance: 14323.3 km
  • Duration: 24h 26m

What companies run services between São Paulo, Brazil and Chennai, India?

Qatar Airways, Ethiopian Airlines and two other airlines fly from São Paulo to Chennai 4 times a day.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Sao Paulo to Tirupati via Addis Ababa, Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
25h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
₹70,000 - ₹2,20,000
Flights from Sao Paulo to Tirupati via Dubai, Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
26h
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹95,000 - ₹2,80,000
Flights from Sao Paulo to Tirupati via Doha, Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
26h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹70,000 - ₹3,40,000
Flights from Sao Paulo to Tirupati via Doha, Sharjah, Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
26h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
₹70,000 - ₹3,40,000
Flights from Sao Paulo to Tirupati via Doha, Dubai, Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
26h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
₹70,000 - ₹3,40,000
Flights from Sao Paulo to Tirupati via Doha, Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
30h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
₹70,000 - ₹3,30,000
Flights from Sao Paulo to Tirupati via Dubai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
28h
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
₹95,000 - ₹2,80,000
Flights from Sao Paulo to Tirupati via Amsterdam Schiphol, Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
32h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
₹1,00,000 - ₹3,50,000
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Sao Paulo to Tirupati via Doha, Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
26h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
₹70,000 - ₹3,40,000
Flights from Sao Paulo to Tirupati via Addis Ababa, Mumbai
Ave. Duration
29h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
₹70,000 - ₹2,20,000
Flights from Sao Paulo to Tirupati via Dubai, Mumbai
Ave. Duration
30h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹95,000 - ₹2,80,000
Flights from Sao Paulo to Tirupati via London Heathrow, Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
30h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹90,000 - ₹4,30,000
Flights from Sao Paulo to Tirupati via Dubai, Pune
Ave. Duration
32h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
₹95,000 - ₹2,80,000
Flights from Sao Paulo to Tirupati via Istanbul, Mumbai
Ave. Duration
33h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
₹85,000 - ₹2,90,000
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Sao Paulo to Madras via Doha
Ave. Duration
23h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹55,000 - ₹2,50,000
Flights from Sao Paulo to Bengaluru via Doha
Ave. Duration
21h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
₹49,000 - ₹2,30,000
Emirates
Website
emirates.com
Flights from Sao Paulo to Madras via Dubai
Ave. Duration
22h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹70,000 - ₹2,10,000
Flights from Sao Paulo to Bengaluru via Dubai
Ave. Duration
26h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹60,000 - ₹1,90,000
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Madras via Dubai
Ave. Duration
21h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
₹70,000 - ₹2,20,000
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Sao Paulo to Madras via Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
21h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
₹55,000 - ₹1,60,000
Flights from Sao Paulo to Bengaluru via Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
20h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
₹49,000 - ₹1,50,000
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Sao Paulo to Bengaluru via Istanbul, Mumbai
Ave. Duration
26h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
₹55,000 - ₹2,00,000
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Sao Paulo to Tirupati via Dubai, Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
27h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹95,000 - ₹2,80,000
Train operators
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 Krishnarajapurm to Perambur
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
₹200 - ₹1,100
Website
irctc.co.in
Book at
12go.asia
Sleeper Class
₹200 - ₹270
Third AC (3A)
₹600 - ₹800
Second AC (2A)
₹850 - ₹1,100
Train from Renigunta Jn to Perambur
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
₹130 - ₹750
Website
irctc.co.in
Book at
12go.asia
Sleeper Class
₹130 - ₹170
Third AC (3A)
₹420 - ₹550
Second AC (2A)
₹550 - ₹750
Bus operators
Penha
Phone
0800 646 2122
Email
atendimento@nspenha.com.br
Website
nspenha.com.br
Bus from Sao Paulo to New Rio Bus Station
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
₹2,100 - ₹2,700
Semi-Leito
₹1,700 - ₹2,400
Convencional
₹2,100 - ₹2,700

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