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There are 2 ways to get from Sydney to Chennai by plane or train

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Madras  •  16h 1m

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

$213 - $333

Cheapest option

Fly to Tiruchirapalli, train  •  22h 2m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Tiruchirapalli (TRZ) SYD - TRZ
  2. Take the train from Tiruchchirapali (TPJ) to Mambalam (MBM)

$201 - $303

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Chennai is to fly and train which costs $280 - $430 and takes 22h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Chennai is to fly which costs $290 - $470 and takes 16h 1m.

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The distance between Sydney and Chennai is 9125 km.

It takes approximately 16h 1m to get from Sydney to Chennai, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Sydney Airport to Madras Airport. The quickest flight takes 15h and has one stopover.

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Chennai is 5h 30m behind Sydney. It is currently 6:31 AM in Sydney and 1:01 AM in Chennai.

Qantas, Air India Express, Emirates and eight other airlines offer flights from Sydney Airport to Madras Airport.

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There are 715+ hotels available in Chennai. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Sydney Airport is to train which takes 22m and costs $17.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Chennai.
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  • Distance: 5703.1 miles
  • Duration: 16h 1m

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

Scoot Tigerair , Singapore Airlines and 16 other airlines fly from Sydney to Chennai hourly.

Airlines
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Sydney to Madras via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
17h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $800
Flights from Sydney to Madras via Canberra, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
16h 45m
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$480 - $800
Flights from Sydney to Tiruchirapalli via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
15h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $2,100
Flights from Sydney to Tiruchirapalli via Melbourne, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
16h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $1,800
Flights from Sydney to Tiruchirapalli via Brisbane, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
17h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $1,800
Scoot Tigerair
Website
flyscoot.com
Flights from Sydney to Madras via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $800
Flights from Sydney to Tiruchirapalli via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
14h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $1,800
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Sydney to Madras via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
16h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $700
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Sydney to Tiruchirapalli via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Sydney to Madras via Delhi
Ave. Duration
18h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $650
Cathay Pacific
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Sydney to Madras via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $700
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Sydney to Madras via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
20h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $750
Air India Express
Website
airindiaexpress.in
Flights from Sydney to Madras via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,000
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Sydney to Madras via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$900 - $1,500
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