Cheap flights from California (CA) to Chennai (MAA)

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How to find the cheapest flight from
California to Chennai (MAA)

All the information you need to plan the best null to MAA flight in 2021: compare California to Chennai flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chennai.
What is the cheapest month to fly from California to Chennai?

The best pricing can be found in the month of March. Prices to Chennai from California average $1,069. You can even find prices in March for less than $1,069, as users have found deals to Chennai from as low as $763. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Chennai from California. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 47%.

How far in advance should I book a flight from California to Chennai?

Users have found that booking a flight from California to Chennai at least 59 days early can save you up to 16% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 59 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from California to Chennai for as little as $1,095 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $1,222 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

When is the cheapest time to fly from California to Chennai (CA - MAA)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from California to Chennai as you normally would.

Cheap flights from California to Chennai in December, January 2022

The best prices found for California to MAA flights for December, January
23 Jan - 11 Aug
$764pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air France
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
30 Jan - 3 Mar
$766pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
23 Jan - 17 Feb
$774pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air France
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

California to Chennai 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chennai from California found for this year
23 Dec - 16 Mar
$1,209pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
30 Dec - 19 Jan
$1,225pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
31 Dec - 25 Jan
$1,307pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

Last minute flights from California to Chennai

Late deals on round-trip flights to Chennai from California, departing today and this week
10 Dec - 10 Mar
$1,493pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
10 Dec - 11 Mar
$1,533pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
10 Dec - 10 Mar
$1,550pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to Chennai from California

The cheapest one-way flights from California to Chennai
2:00 am - 7:30 pm
Etihad Airways
2 Stops
28h 00m
SFO - MAA
Etihad Airways
$535
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3:15 pm - 7:50 pm
Lufthansa
1 Stop
40h 05m
SFO - MAA
Lufthansa
$552
mytrip.com
4:30 am - 8:40 am
Air India
1 Stop
37h 40m
SFO - MAA
Air India
$564
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Flight FAQs

From California to Chennai

What airport do you fly into for flights to Chennai from California?

If you book a flight to Chennai from California, you will be flying to Chennai, which is the city’s only airport. Chennai (MAA) is located 10.2 mi from the center of Chennai.

Which airlines flying from California to Chennai have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from California to Chennai that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, and Emirates. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Can I find flights from California to Chennai for under $700 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from California to Chennai for under $700. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Air India for just $664, but on average you can expect to pay $695.

Are there last-minute flights available from California to Chennai for under $1,500?

There are currently 20+ open flights from California to Chennai within the next 7 days for less than $1,500.

How popular is this California to Chennai flight route?

Within the past month, 40 users have taken a look at flights from California to Chennai.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from California to Chennai one-way?

$498 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Etihad Airways. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Air India and Lufthansa, with prices starting from $541 and $552, respectively.

What are the cheapest flights from California to Chennai?

The cheapest flight price from California to Chennai is $435. On average you can expect to pay $1,568. The most popular route, (San Francisco - Chennai), can usually be booked for $664.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from California to Chennai?

Before booking your flight from California to Chennai check out the most popular airlines for this route: Major Airline, Jet Airways or American Airlines.

What are the most popular routes from California to Chennai?

The most popular flight routes from California to Chennai are San Francisco - Chennai, Los Angeles - Chennai and Oakland - Chennai.

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Do I need a COVID test to fly to Chennai from California?

Information is based on travel restrictions from California to Chennai

Most visitors from California need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Chennai.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from California must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Chennai.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from California are not required to quarantine after entering Chennai.

Do I need a test to fly back to California from Chennai?

Returning to California from Chennai

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Chennai must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to California.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Chennai are not required to quarantine after entering California.

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Departure points for flights from California to Chennai

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Destination information for Chennai

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from California to Chennai.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = ₹75
Average temperature for December in Chennai
84.2 °F
Avg rainfall for December in Chennai
6.0 ″

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Top 10 airlines flying from California to Chennai

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from California to Chennai choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Hong Kong Airlines
$505 $824 No cancel fee 65%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Hong Kong Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

SAUDIA
$605 $780 No cancel fee 86%
American Airlines
$644 $1,277 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$709 $854 No cancel fee N/A
Lufthansa
$763 $1,282 No cancel fee 76%
Singapore Airlines
$790 $1,144 No cancel fee 81%
United Airlines
$795 $1,268 No cancel fee 69%
Air India
$796 $1,328 No cancel fee N/A
Jet Airways
$812 $1,071 No cancel fee 74%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Jet Airways. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Air Canada
$815 $1,386 No cancel fee 67%
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