The cheapest times to fly from SEA to MAA are

  • January 8th to May 20th (except the week of April 30th)
  • September 17th to November 11th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from SEA to MAA is mid February. Prices can be as high as $1751 for Friday flights during mid December, or as low as $836 for Tuesday flights around mid February.


When to Fly to Chennai

Flying from Seattle, WA (SEA) to Chennai (MAA) will usually cost between $854 to $1408 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid February with an average ticket price of $881. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1629. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $748 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $976 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SEA to MAA flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SEA to MAA route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

SEA to MAA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SEA to MAA flight is priced close to the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Seattle. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to MAA, and Saturday the cheapest day to fly back into SEA. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $138 (11%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $972. Return trip prices are from the MAA to SEA flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from SEA to MAA can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 27 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SEA to MAA

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from SEA to MAA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Kuala Lumpur (SEA > KUL > MAA)

  • Price for both tickets: $966
  • Average savings: $10 (0.97%)

See SEA to KUL flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SEA to MAA? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 29 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Air India, Air Tahiti Nui, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, Fiji Airways, Finnair, Gulf Air, Iberia, JAL, KLM, Kuwait Airways, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, THAI, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Chennai International Airport to Seattle/Tacoma International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8034 miles or 12929 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from SEA to MAA?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SEA to MAA flight is about 15 hour 27 minutes.

How many flights go between Seattle, WA and Chennai?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 81 available flights from SEA to MAA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SEA
Origination airport name Seattle/Tacoma International Airport
City Seattle, WA
Country the United States
Latitude 47.5
Longitude -122.3

Return Airport

Destination code MAA
Destination airport name Chennai International Airport
City Chennai
Country India
Latitude 13
Longitude 80.2


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