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Find cheap flights from Washington Dulles Airport to Chennai from ₹ 31,918

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Cheap flight deals from Dulles Intl to Chennai

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from Dulles Intl to Chennai that are departing in the next months. While these flights were available on KAYAK in the last 72 hours, prices and availability are subject to change and deals may expire.
20:50 - 02:50IAD-MAA
20h 30m1 stop
04:20 - 16:10MAA-IAD
21h 20m1 stop
₹ 71,298Qatar Airways
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Mon, 15 Apr - Tue, 7 May
20:05 - 01:55IAD-MAA
19h 20m1 stop
04:20 - 16:10MAA-IAD
21h 20m1 stop
₹ 71,381Qatar Airways
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Mon, 4 Mar - Wed, 15 May
22:15 - 02:50IAD-MAA
19h 05m1 stop
04:10 - 17:40MAA-IAD
23h 00m1 stop
₹ 71,795Etihad Airways
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Tue, 12 Mar - Mon, 25 Mar
22:15 - 19:45IAD-MAA
36h 00m1 stop
21:40 - 17:40MAA-IAD
29h 30m1 stop
₹ 71,878Etihad Airways
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Thu, 14 Mar - Mon, 18 Mar
23:59 - 05:10IAD-MAA
43h 41m2 stops
09:30 - 22:10MAA-IAD
46h 10m2 stops
₹ 74,034Virgin Atlantic
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Fri, 15 Mar - Tue, 19 Mar
11:15 - 20:10IAD-MAA
23h 25m1 stop
21:40 - 09:00MAA-IAD
20h 50m1 stop
₹ 75,526Emirates
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Sun, 17 Mar - Mon, 25 Mar
11:15 - 20:10IAD-MAA
23h 25m1 stop
22:00 - 08:40MAA-IAD
20h 10m1 stop
₹ 75,692Emirates
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Mon, 18 Mar - Thu, 18 Apr
23:59 - 13:50IAD-MAA
28h 21m2 stops
23:30 - 22:10MAA-IAD
32h 10m2 stops
₹ 76,770Virgin Atlantic
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Sun, 10 Mar - Sun, 24 Mar
19:05 - 00:10IAD-MAA
19h 35m1 stop
01:50 - 16:50MAA-IAD
24h 30m1 stop
₹ 83,236Lufthansa
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Thu, 14 Mar - Tue, 19 Mar
18:05 - 00:10IAD-MAA
19h 35m1 stop
01:50 - 16:50MAA-IAD
24h 30m1 stop
₹ 84,231Lufthansa
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Sun, 3 Mar - Wed, 20 Mar

Flights from Dulles Intl to Chennai - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from Dulles Intl to Chennai to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Washington Dulles Airport to Chennai?

The average price of all flights from Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl Airport to Chennai clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
Your flight ticket price will generally be cheaper if you fly to Chennai on a Thursday and more expensive on a Wednesday. On your return trip to Washington Dulles Airport, you should consider flying back on a Wednesday, and avoid Saturdays for better deals.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl Airport to Chennai?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl Airport to Chennai, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the median of all values for each month.
The cheapest month for flights from Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl Airport to Chennai is September, where tickets cost ₹ 71,132 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are June and December, where the average cost of tickets is ₹ 146,575 and ₹ 145,995 respectively.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl Airport to Chennai?

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl Airport to Chennai, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the average of all the values for each month.
To get a below average price on the flight from Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl Airport to Chennai, you should book around 2 days before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 90 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Washington Dulles Airport to Chennai?

The cheapest price for the route for each airline clicked by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours.
The best deals for a one-way ticket found by KAYAK users over the last 3 days were on Air India (₹ 31,918) and Etihad Airways (₹ 32,333). The cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Qatar Airways (₹ 71,298) and Etihad Airways (₹ 71,795).

How long does a flight from Washington Dulles Airport to Chennai take?

There are no direct flights for this route. The shortest travel duration to get to Chennai from Washington Dulles Airport is 18h 50m.

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Low season

October

High season

June

Cheapest flight

₹ 31,918
Best time to beat the crowds (28% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly (43% more expensive on average)
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When to book flights from Dulles Intl to Chennai

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Dulles Intl to Chennai based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
Estimated return price
KAYAK looks at all historical flight data for each date to provide a predicted price for one-way trips or returns with a duration up to 40 days. While we try to provide actual minimum prices for each date, some prices are predictions and actual prices may differ.

FAQs for booking Washington Dulles Airport to Chennai flights

  • Does IAD have child play areas?

    If you're traveling to MAA with your kids, you should visit IAD's kid's play area. Situated in Concourse B, near Gate B70, this kid's play area features superb interactive games, a slide through Tommy Tower, and aviation-inspired crossword puzzles. While here, you'll be able to comfortably sit and charge your phone, as it has a seating area and numerous charging outlets.

  • Does IAD provide special travel assistance?

    Travelers with limited mobility can rest assured of getting special assistance services, as IAD has outstanding TSA Care professionals whose sole duty is to cater to disabled travelers. To get these services, you should contact the airport's customer service team and inform them of your situation and the help you'll require 72h before your flight.

  • What are the cities served by Chennai International Airport?

    MAA is an international airport that primarily serves Chennai. However, this is not the only city it serves. From this airport, you can comfortably head to Tiruvottiyur, Avadi, Meenambakkam, Oggiyamduraipakkam, and Tirusulam.

  • How can I fly from IAD to MAA airport?

    No airline offers direct flights from IAD to MAA. This being the case, if you'd like to travel to MAA without having many layovers, you'll have to settle for the numerous one-stop flights that operate this route. Some notable airlines that offer one-stop flights from IAD to MAA include Emirates, Qatar Airways, Lufthansa, and British Airways.

  • What is the cheapest flight from Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl Airport to Chennai?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl Airport to Chennai was ₹ 385 for a one-way ticket and ₹ 860 for a return.

  • Which airports will I be using when flying from Washington Dulles Airport to Chennai?

    Washington Dulles Airport airport is called Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl and the only airport in Chennai is Chennai.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from Washington Dulles Airport to Chennai?

    We unfortunately don’t have that data for this specific route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Washington Dulles Airport to Chennai?

    Star Alliance, oneworld, and SkyTeam are the airline alliances operating flights between Washington Dulles Airport and Chennai, with Star Alliance being the most commonly used for this route.

  • Which is the best airline for flights from Washington, D.C. to Chennai, Emirates or Qatar Airways?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Washington, D.C. to Chennai are Emirates and Qatar Airways. With an average price for the route of ₹ 123,529 and an overall rating of 8.1, Emirates is the most popular choice. Qatar Airways is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of ₹ 81,887 and an overall rating of 7.7.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from Washington Dulles Airport to Chennai?

    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 Washington Dulles Airport to Chennai.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from Washington Dulles Airport to Chennai?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Chennai from Washington Dulles Airport is likely to change within 7 days, so travellers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from Washington Dulles Airport to Chennai?

    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 Washington Dulles Airport with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Washington Dulles Airport to Chennai?

    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 Washington Dulles Airport up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight from Washington, D.C. to Chennai

  • To fly to Chennai from Washington, you can board your flight at Dulles International Airport (IAD), Ronald Reagan Washington Airport (DCA), or Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). Of these three airports, BWI has the least traffic. Therefore, you should board your flight to Chennai at this airport to avoid long queues.
  • If you're a traveling mother, you can breastfeed your kid or breast pump privately, as IAD features eight outstanding nursing rooms. In the airport's pre-security area, four nursing rooms are located next to the restrooms across from Baggage Claims 2, 6, 11, and 14. Gates A20, B70, C11, and D1 have one each in the airport's post-security area.
  • On the date you're scheduled to fly to Chennai from Washington, you should get to IAD at least 2h before your flight. Doing so will leave you with a lot of time to make your way through the security checks to the gates.
  • To travel from Chennai International Airport (MAA) to Chennai Central, you can board a bus, taxi, or metro. Although all these means of travel are reliable, you should board a bus if you're on a budget, a taxi if you're in a rush, and a metro if you'd like to balance speed and cost to travel to Chennai Central.
  • To transact with ease while in Chennai and its environs, convert your US Dollars to Indian Rupees. In IAD, there are currency exchange locations in all the concourses. In Concourses A/B, one is near Gate A32m, and in Concourse C, one is near Gate C8, while another is near Gate C12. In Concourse D, one is found not far away from Gate D16. In MAA, there are seven currency exchange locations. Two are present in the domestic terminal, while five are found in the international terminal.
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Top 4 airlines serving from Dulles Intl to Chennai

Need help choosing which airline to fly with from Dulles Intl to Chennai? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to KAYAK reviews.
8.1
EmiratesOverall score based on 4318 reviews
79food
83entertainment
81comfort
84crew
81overall
82boarding
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Staff were friendly, and provided great service. The food was plentiful and delicious. Food could have been hotter.

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Staff were friendly, and provided great service. The food was plentiful and delicious. Food could have been hotter.

I was traveling business purposes and I only had one carry on and a personal computer back pack . My carry on was 8.5 kg little more than allowable. At jfk airport check in they did not let me carry it . I was little disappointed.

More leg room and comfortable seats at least for long flights

The entertainment selections are amazing. But the live TV is sometimes spotty. If you’re going to have it, then have it. If you can’t make it consistent, then, perhaps it’s better not to have it. The crew are always cordial when approached, but they seem to do the minimum and sit around, talking to each other in the back of the plane during the flight. I realize that delays are not always predictable, but I missed my flight in Dubai because we left 90 minutes late from Washington. I will say that Emirates took very good care of me in Dubai. But I would rather not be delayed.

Probably the best flight I’ve ever been on. Emirates first class is leagues beyond British airways and Lufthansa’s.

Great flight. Comfortable seats, courteous service, and excellent selection for entertainment.

Emirates flights always nice. Service rendered by the staff is superb.I am always comfortable in Emirates flights.

Serving food took so long . Almost time close to lend. Plus during landing air pressure in cabin cuss ear blocked took long time to unblock.

Emirates is usually on time, but not this trip. Also, during the flight the attendants disappear unless called upon. Very strange. I have watched the quality of Emirates service diminish over the last five years.

Food was not great. Crew members were created hassle with attitude at the gates and wasted my valuable time. I have been traveling in Emirates airlines many times. Over all not happy flying in Emirates airlines this time. Seats are very small and not comfortable. Seats looks like very very old and congested. It would be nice if they fix these kind of issues. I hope my next trip will be hassle free and comfortable journey in Emirates airlines. Thank you.

Wore experience due to delay and took me 3 days to reach my destination.

All over with Qatar airlines my experience was really bad due to delays and then putting me on different airlines and after 8 hours of wait I had to listen to their is no plane to fly for another 24 hours. Wore experience ever.

Excellent will be flying again in May with Qatar. to Botswana.

I had never seen any cabin crews behaving like that. They are not at all professionally fit for this job

Ultimate customer care humble and excellent service oriented crew , perfect timing maintained by the crew . My profound appreciation.

Asian Veng meal have Non Veg items which is not ok. Pure veg meals option are too less and they have inclusion of Vedgan and Lactos etc... which is taste less

Very very poor service. Authorities must take action against this airline immediately. Total failure to follow the rules and regulations of an international airline

There was not enough staff during boarding which had created big problems . Another thing once you enter gate area there’s no way to use bathroom and you have to be in that area 2 hours before boarding which is too much.

Very bad. We booked 8 months in advance for 2 people but couldn’t get seats together. Food was so bad I couldn’t even eat.

Luggage handling was very very bad. Damaged my new Calvin Klein bag and delayed another. Still did not get it since 2 days. Worst airlines and service.

One thing is very important is you people not giving seat arrangement together to couple, senior citizen. You have to take care of senior citizen. Do not look about money. Money is not important everywhere. Make relationship strong is very very important. I like Etiyad air line out of all air line. Food was hot and delicious. Air hostess gave very good service, nice attitude, very good behaviour. I gave 10 out of 10 marks. Thanks Jivraj

Entertainment did not work from flight from Abu Dhabi to Kolkata. Emirates has a much better flight in that sector.

Ripped off and broken seats in Business class. Seats stink and need to request the staff for additional bedsheets. Crew if very friendly though

Food was very good. Again tray could use a non-skid mat. I had a regular seat - comfortable - able to sleep undisturbed. Boarding was uneventful.

Boarding was quick and efficient. Ground staff were pleasant and courteous. Food was tasty, portions were good for me. Food containers kept slipping on the tray. Tray would look better with an anti-skid tray mat. I had the bulkhead seat which was very uncomfortable for couple of reasons. Aircraft is designed with no throughput to move across aisle to aisle. Passengers kept jumping over my legs to get from one side to the other to use the toilet. Secondly I had a mother and 9 month baby next to me. Mom had to hold baby for 12 hours in her lap as he did not fit into the bassinet. Half the baby was on my lap during the flight. Aircraft temperature was very cold - light attendant said it was the central cooling and nothing could be done about it. Movie selection was very poor old and outdated.

Crew member took too long time to take back leftover food plates from passenger seats. Food was nice.Easy excellent checking.Guy at checking counter was really kind and helpful.Made our checking very quickly. Leftover food should be taken back ASAP. Because in economy class passanger have narrow space . In the long journey like this, passanger have difficulties to sit with the plates.overall experience was good.

Crew did not cooperate… I just asked water twice for one crew member and she didn’t get anything.. and when I asked other crew member he gave me water and he was not respectful.. I kept Hindu non veg meal chicken .. when I get my turn chicken was not provided and then they gave me veg paneer and green peas curry which I don’t like..

Sits are very uncomfortable Don’t feel like to travel in Etihad. It was 1st time we traveled in Etihad now we decided we don’t want to travel in Etihad.

Sits are very uncomfortable and food quality should be improved. Alcohol you have to ask and wait for more then 1/2 hrs. Don’t feel like to travel in Etihad. It was 1st time we traveled in Etihad now we decided we don’t want to travel in Etihad.

Food and beverage service have rooms for improvement .there were no entertainment facilities available

1. Food provided was not per the selection. 2. Very old and outdated media infotainment and not much language oriented films 3. Better provide with a proper headset rather cheap in ear headphones.

Good crew and good flight but could have run on time They were waiting to collect people from connections

Very poor. Lost my luggage. Luggage never came in New Delhi from Munich and I created a lost luggage report with Lufthansa. Still waiting for luggage. Overall poor experience.

Good boarding experience, staff was very friendly. No entertainment was provided and vegan/veg food items did not taste good.

The premium economy seat is one of the most comfortable that I experience. The food is also better than the ones you get in Economy, though the boarding was a missed opportunity, no priority observed, a complete mess.

United tried to bump me. We pay good money to get on the plane we are scheduled to ride in. To hell with United Airlines.

United was great. We were a bit delayed taking off but in the end only got to Frankfurt slightly behind schedule.

We were unable to select our seats (wanted window seats) when checking in online. Assigned seats were very uncomfortable.

Food could have tasted better and had more options - they ran out of vegetarian options. Considering this was business class, I don’t think that’s acceptable.

There was no entertainment for complete journey it was terrible experience

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from Washington, D.C. to Chennai found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
19/4Fri
1 stopAir India
22h 25mIAD-MAA
₹ 31,918
9/3Sat
1 stopEtihad Airways
36h 00mIAD-MAA
₹ 32,333
10/3Sun
1 stopEtihad Airways
19h 05mIAD-MAA
₹ 32,416
19/4Fri
2 stops
50h 10mIAD-MAA
₹ 36,644
3/3Sun
1 stopQatar Airways
19h 20mIAD-MAA
₹ 37,556
10/3Sun
2 stopsKLM
25h 10mIAD-MAA
₹ 38,302
19/4Fri
3 stops
26h 35mIAD-MAA
₹ 38,634
15/3Fri
2 stopsKLM
25h 10mIAD-MAA
₹ 39,960
20/3Wed
1 stopQatar Airways
36h 15mIAD-MAA
₹ 43,110
21/3Thu
1 stopEmirates
29h 30mIAD-MAA
₹ 52,313

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Last minute flights from Dulles Intl to Chennai

Last minute flight, train and bus deals

 
These last-minute flight deals are the cheapest flights found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours for flights from Washington, D.C. to Chennai that are departing in the next 10 days.
4/3Mon
multi-stopQatar Airways
19h 20mIAD-MAA
15/5Wed
multi-stopQatar Airways
21h 20mMAA-IAD
₹ 71,381
4/3Mon
multi-stopEtihad Airways
36h 00mIAD-MAA
18/3Mon
multi-stopEtihad Airways
29h 30mMAA-IAD
₹ 71,795
4/3Mon
multi-stopEtihad Airways
19h 05mIAD-MAA
20/3Wed
multi-stopEtihad Airways
34h 30mMAA-IAD
₹ 73,868
5/3Tue
multi-stopEmirates
23h 10mIAD-MAA
21/5Tue
multi-stopEmirates
32h 20mMAA-IAD
₹ 75,692
3/3Sun
multi-stopDelta
18h 50mIAD-MAA
13/3Wed
multi-stopDelta
32h 02mMAA-IAD
₹ 75,941
5/3Tue
multi-stopDelta
24h 03mIAD-MAA
18/3Mon
multi-stopDelta
32h 02mMAA-IAD
₹ 76,355
3/3Sun
multi-stopQatar Airways
19h 20mIAD-MAA
19/3Tue
multi-stopQatar Airways
29h 40mMAA-IAD
₹ 78,842
3/3Sun
multi-stopLufthansa
19h 35mIAD-MAA
20/3Wed
multi-stopLufthansa
24h 30mMAA-IAD
₹ 84,231
5/3Tue
multi-stopLufthansa
19h 35mIAD-MAA
17/3Sun
multi-stopLufthansa
23h 20mMAA-IAD
₹ 84,728
4/3Mon
multi-stopEmirates
23h 10mIAD-MAA
17/3Sun
multi-stopEmirates
39h 00mMAA-IAD
₹ 95,423

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Washington Dulles Airport - Chennai Flights

Departure:

Washington Dulles Airport (IAD)United States

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Chennai (MAA)India

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