Cheap flights from San Diego (SAN) to Chennai (MAA) from $662

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 7/27. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
SAN — MAA
Jun 16 — Jun 231

The best prices from San Diego to Chennai are usually found in September or October, booked 48 days in advance, depart on a Monday or Tuesday and return on a Thursday

Cheap flight deals from San Diego to Chennai

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from San Diego (SAN) to Chennai (MAA). Learn about various techniques such as flexible date searches, comparing prices across and setting up price alerts. Use these methods to find the cheapest flights available for your travel needs. Data last updated June 11, 2024.

Popular in

June

Cheapest in

September

Round-trip from

$989

One-way from

$732
High demand for flights, 28% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 21% potential price drop
From San Diego to Chennai
One-way flight from San Diego to Chennai

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from San Diego to Chennai?

Users have found that flying from San Diego to Chennai on a Friday typically leans towards higher prices. However, this doesn’t mean you still can’t find a deal. Flexibility with other aspects of your flight can still land a great price for your trip.

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

Find a great deal and save up to 9% by booking at least 49 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from San Diego to Chennai within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $1,190.

What is the cheapest month to fly from San Diego to Chennai?

The best pricing can be found in the month of September. Prices to Chennai from San Diego average $1,537. You can even find prices in September for less than $1,537, as users have found deals to Chennai from as low as $1,165. The month of June appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Chennai from San Diego. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 38%.

What is the cheapest time of day to fly from SAN to MAA?

When flying from San Diego to Chennai, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the evening, which can drop the price by up to 22% versus a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap San Diego to Chennai flights in June & July 2024

Find cheap flight options from San Diego to Chennai specifically for the months of June and July 2024. Explore affordable fares based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,117,830 searches. Prices were last updated on June 11, 2024.
Check out some of the best flight deals from San Diego to Chennai in 2024. Check back in a little while for more flight options.
Mon 6/176:40 amSAN - MAA
3 stops39h 35mAir Canada
Sat 6/291:50 amMAA - SAN
2 stops33h 27mAir Canada
Deal found 6/10$1,399
Wed 6/1911:02 amSAN - MAA
3 stops35h 13mLufthansa
Wed 9/45:10 pmMAA - SAN
2 stops34h 45mLufthansa
Deal found 6/10$1,429
Wed 6/1911:02 amSAN - MAA
3 stops35h 13mLufthansa
Tue 8/271:50 amMAA - SAN
2 stops28h 00mLufthansa
Deal found 6/10$1,478
Tue 6/186:20 amSAN - MAA
2 stops53h 20mLufthansa
Tue 8/271:50 amMAA - SAN
2 stops28h 00mLufthansa
Deal found 6/10$1,481
Tue 6/186:20 amSAN - MAA
2 stops53h 20mLufthansa
Tue 9/31:50 amMAA - SAN
2 stops26h 05mLufthansa
Deal found 6/10$1,491
Tue 6/186:20 amSAN - MAA
2 stops53h 20mLufthansa
Mon 8/261:50 amMAA - SAN
2 stops50h 05mLufthansa
Deal found 6/10$1,500
Wed 6/1911:02 amSAN - MAA
3 stops35h 13mLufthansa
Wed 8/285:10 pmMAA - SAN
2 stops34h 45mLufthansa
Deal found 6/10$1,523
Mon 6/176:40 amSAN - MAA
3 stops39h 35mMultiple Airlines
Sun 6/304:55 pmMAA - SAN
2 stops29h 45mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/10$1,528
Wed 6/196:20 amSAN - MAA
2 stops29h 20mLufthansa
Tue 8/271:50 amMAA - SAN
2 stops28h 00mLufthansa
Deal found 6/10$1,530

San Diego to Chennai 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between San Diego and Chennai in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,117,830 searches. Data last updated June 11, 2024.
Check out some of the best flight deals from San Diego to Chennai in 2024. Check back in a little while for more flight options.
Wed 8/285:55 pmSAN - MAA
2 stops27h 55mSingapore Airlines
Thu 9/1211:15 pmMAA - SAN
2 stops44h 54mSingapore Airlines
Deal found 6/10$1,155
Fri 11/811:00 amSAN - MAA
2 stops32h 50mQatar Airways
Thu 11/283:45 amMAA - SAN
2 stops32h 23mQatar Airways
Deal found 6/10$1,195
Sun 12/2912:40 pmSAN - MAA
2 stops45h 49mMultiple Airlines
Tue 1/211:40 amMAA - SAN
2 stops33h 17mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/10$1,325
Fri 11/81:39 pmSAN - MAA
2 stops42h 51mSingapore Airlines
Fri 11/299:55 amMAA - SAN
2 stops27h 06mSingapore Airlines
Deal found 6/10$1,330
Sun 12/2912:40 pmSAN - MAA
2 stops45h 49mMultiple Airlines
Wed 1/229:40 pmMAA - SAN
2 stops32h 17mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/10$1,333
Mon 6/176:40 amSAN - MAA
3 stops39h 35mAir Canada
Sat 6/291:50 amMAA - SAN
2 stops33h 27mAir Canada
Deal found 6/10$1,399
Wed 8/286:28 pmSAN - MAA
2 stops27h 22mMultiple Airlines
Thu 9/1211:15 pmMAA - SAN
3 stops31h 10mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/10$1,403
Wed 6/1911:02 amSAN - MAA
3 stops35h 13mLufthansa
Wed 9/45:10 pmMAA - SAN
2 stops34h 45mLufthansa
Deal found 6/10$1,429
Sun 12/2910:45 amSAN - MAA
3 stops31h 00mLufthansa
Tue 1/211:40 amMAA - SAN
2 stops29h 00mLufthansa
Deal found 6/10$1,447

San Diego to Chennai flights leaving soon

Find last-minute flight options from San Diego to Chennai for spontaneous travel. Discover available flights and compare prices based on user searches. Secure great deals and offers for spontaneous trips with quick booking options. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,117,830 searches. Data last updated June 11, 2024.
Users seeking a last-minute flight from San Diego to Chennai should consider booking one of these fares. Users should double check the flight they book to ensure it matches the day, time, and destination they're looking for.
Mon 6/176:40 amSAN - MAA
3 stops39h 35mAir Canada
Sat 6/291:50 amMAA - SAN
2 stops33h 27mAir Canada
Deal found 6/10$1,399
Wed 6/1911:02 amSAN - MAA
3 stops35h 13mLufthansa
Wed 9/45:10 pmMAA - SAN
2 stops34h 45mLufthansa
Deal found 6/10$1,429
Wed 6/1911:02 amSAN - MAA
3 stops35h 13mLufthansa
Tue 8/271:50 amMAA - SAN
2 stops28h 00mLufthansa
Deal found 6/10$1,478
Tue 6/186:20 amSAN - MAA
2 stops53h 20mLufthansa
Tue 8/271:50 amMAA - SAN
2 stops28h 00mLufthansa
Deal found 6/10$1,481
Tue 6/186:20 amSAN - MAA
2 stops53h 20mLufthansa
Tue 9/31:50 amMAA - SAN
2 stops26h 05mLufthansa
Deal found 6/10$1,491
Tue 6/186:20 amSAN - MAA
2 stops53h 20mLufthansa
Mon 8/261:50 amMAA - SAN
2 stops50h 05mLufthansa
Deal found 6/10$1,500
Wed 6/1911:02 amSAN - MAA
3 stops35h 13mLufthansa
Wed 8/285:10 pmMAA - SAN
2 stops34h 45mLufthansa
Deal found 6/10$1,523
Mon 6/176:40 amSAN - MAA
3 stops39h 35mMultiple Airlines
Sun 6/304:55 pmMAA - SAN
2 stops29h 45mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/10$1,528
Wed 6/196:20 amSAN - MAA
2 stops29h 20mLufthansa
Tue 8/271:50 amMAA - SAN
2 stops28h 00mLufthansa
Deal found 6/10$1,530

One-way flights to Chennai from San Diego

Search for one-way flight options from San Diego to Chennai. Find affordable one-way fares based on user searches. Compare prices and availability to plan your one-way journey according to your preferred dates and budget. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,117,830 searches. Data last updated June 11, 2024.
Take a look at some of the best available options we've come across on one-way flights from San Diego to Chennai. Users in need of a round-trip flight from San Diego to Chennai instead should update the search form at the top of page.
Sat 7/273:28 pmSAN - MAA
3 stops48h 22mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/10$662
Sun 7/288:42 amSAN - MAA
2 stops34h 08mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/10$674
Sat 7/2710:40 pmSAN - MAA
Nonstop29h 10mUndisclosed Carrier
Deal found 6/9$693
Sun 7/286:20 amSAN - MAA
Nonstop28h 45mUndisclosed Carrier
Deal found 6/10$719
Sun 7/2810:20 pmSAN - MAA
3 stops33h 45mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/10$721
Sat 7/278:15 amSAN - MAA
2 stops35h 35mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/10$723
Tue 11/52:35 pmSAN - MAA
2 stops28h 35mSingapore Airlines
Deal found 6/10$732
Wed 11/610:58 amSAN - MAA
2 stops55h 57mEtihad Airways
Deal found 6/10$748
Mon 11/48:55 pmSAN - MAA
2 stops33h 20mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/10$769

Find flights from San Diego to Chennai within your budget

Customize your flight search to find flights from San Diego to Chennai that fit within your specific budget. Explore options based on user searches and filter the results based on your desired price range. Find flights that match your budget for a cost-effective journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,117,830 searches. Data last updated June 11, 2024.

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$1,155 - $2,520

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San DiegoChennai

SAN - MAA

SANMAA

San Diego

Wed 8/28

2 stops27h 55m

Chennai

Thu 9/12

2 stops44h 54m

$1,155

San DiegoChennai

SAN - MAA

SANMAA

San Diego

Fri 11/8

2 stops32h 50m

Chennai

Thu 11/28

2 stops32h 23m

$1,195

San DiegoChennai

SAN - MAA

SANMAA

San Diego

Fri 11/8

2 stops42h 51m

Chennai

Fri 11/29

2 stops27h 06m

$1,330

San DiegoChennai

SAN - MAA

SANMAA

San Diego

Fri 11/8

2 stops29h 46m

Chennai

Fri 11/29

2 stops27h 06m

$1,333

San DiegoChennai

SAN - MAA

SANMAA

San Diego

Wed 8/28

2 stops27h 22m

Chennai

Thu 9/12

3 stops31h 10m

$1,403

San DiegoChennai

SAN - MAA

SANMAA

San Diego

Fri 11/8

3 stops30h 25m

Chennai

Fri 11/29

2 stops32h 35m

$1,441

San DiegoChennai

SAN - MAA

SANMAA

San Diego

Wed 8/28

2 stops30h 35m

Chennai

Thu 9/12

1 stop25h 40m

$1,652

San DiegoChennai

SAN - MAA

SANMAA

San Diego

Fri 11/8

Nonstop24h 30m

Chennai

Fri 11/29

Nonstop26h 51m

$1,753

San DiegoChennai

SAN - MAA

SANMAA

San Diego

Fri 6/21

2 stops45h 05m

Chennai

Tue 8/27

2 stops36h 40m

$2,520

Flights are sorted by cheapest first

Deals found on 6/10

How far ahead should I book a flight from San Diego to Chennai?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a round-trip flight from San Diego to Chennai. Price data was last updated on May 31, 2024.
To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight from San Diego to Chennai, you should look to book at least 48 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.
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What is the cheapest day to fly from San Diego to Chennai?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly round-trip from San Diego to Chennai. Price data was last updated on June 9, 2024.
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Travelers seeking maximum savings on their San Diego to Chennai flight should consider departing on Wednesday afternoons when fares are most often at their lowest. Saturday afternoons flights should be avoided if possible as fares are typically the most expensive at this time.
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Best time to book a flight from San Diego to Chennai

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Temperature and rainfall in Chennai by month

Plan your trip to Chennai by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

MAA

Temperature

77 - 91.4 °F

If weather is an important factor for your trip to Chennai, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, May is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 91.4 F. Travelers looking to avoid the cold should look outside of January, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 77.0 F).

Reviews of airlines servicing Chennai

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Chennai. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Chennai. Reviews last updated June 11, 2024.
Peruse reviews from past customers who have flown with American Airlines, Ethiopian Air and Cathay Pacific from San Diego to Chennai to help guide your decision. You can also see how each airline stacks up in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.3
Very good
1,456 reviews

Crew

8.7

Overall

8.3

Entertainment

7.8

Boarding

8.4

Comfort

8.2

Food

7.8

Reviews

1 / 10

I travel frequently but it was my first JAL flight and it turned out to be a good experience.

8.3
Very good
1,456 reviews
8.3
Very good
1,456 reviews

Crew

8.7

Overall

8.3

Entertainment

7.8

Boarding

8.4

Comfort

8.2

Food

7.8

Reviews

1 / 10

I travel frequently but it was my first JAL flight and it turned out to be a good experience.

8.3
Very good
1,417 reviews
8.3
Very good
1,456 reviews

Crew

8.7

Overall

8.3

Entertainment

7.8

Boarding

8.4

Comfort

8.2

Food

7.8

Reviews

1 / 10

I travel frequently but it was my first JAL flight and it turned out to be a good experience.

7.7
Good
4,301 reviews
8.3
Very good
1,456 reviews

Crew

8.7

Overall

8.3

Entertainment

7.8

Boarding

8.4

Comfort

8.2

Food

7.8

Reviews

1 / 10

I travel frequently but it was my first JAL flight and it turned out to be a good experience.

7.4
Good
785 reviews
8.3
Very good
1,456 reviews

Crew

8.7

Overall

8.3

Entertainment

7.8

Boarding

8.4

Comfort

8.2

Food

7.8

Reviews

1 / 10

I travel frequently but it was my first JAL flight and it turned out to be a good experience.

7.3
Good
14,129 reviews
8.3
Very good
1,456 reviews

Crew

8.7

Overall

8.3

Entertainment

7.8

Boarding

8.4

Comfort

8.2

Food

7.8

Reviews

1 / 10

I travel frequently but it was my first JAL flight and it turned out to be a good experience.

Related info for your journey

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  • Can I find flights from San Diego to Chennai for under $1,200 on Cheapflights?

    Yes, there are multiple flights from San Diego to Chennai for under $1,200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Singapore Airlines for just $1,155, but on average you can expect to pay $1,627.

  • Are there nonstop flights from San Diego to Chennai for under $1,300 on Cheapflights?

    Cheapflights has at least 5 direct flights from San Diego to Chennai under $1,300. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Diego to Chennai is less than $2,709.

  • Are there last-minute flights available from San Diego to Chennai for under $1,400?

    There are currently 20+ open flights from San Diego to Chennai within the next 7 days for less than $1,400.

  • What are the cheapest airlines flying from San Diego to Chennai round-trip?

    According to our current data, Singapore Airlines ($1,155), Qatar Airways ($1,195), and Lufthansa ($1,441) offers the cheapest pricing from San Diego to Chennai. Singapore Airlines is priced at 24% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

  • What are the cheapest airlines to fly from San Diego to Chennai one-way?

    For one-way options, check prices for Undisclosed Carrier. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $693. Users have also found prices from $732 and $748 on Singapore Airlines and Etihad Airways, respectively.

  • What does SAN to MAA mean?

    San Diego Airport is SAN and Chennai Airport is MAA. These codes are created by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and airlines use them to identify the departing and arrival airports in the flight routes they service.

  • Can I find deals for flights from San Diego to Chennai that include extra baggage allowance?

    The amount of baggage you can bring on your San Diego to Chennai flight depends on the airline and the type of fare you've chosen. After entering your flight details, you'll be able to view the specific baggage policies for each deal in the search results. Keep in mind that certain deals may offer additional baggage allowance.

  • Can I find deals on flights from San Diego to Chennai with specific airlines?

    Yes, Cheapflights allows you to browse and filter San Diego to Chennai flight deals by airline. After entering your origin and destination, use the available filters to view flights offered by airlines.

  • Can I find deals for flights from San Diego to Chennai that include hotel bookings?

    Yes. In addition to deals on San Diego to Chennai flights, Cheapflights offers vacation packages that include both flights and hotel.

  • How can I find direct flights from San Diego to Chennai?

    After entering your origin and destination, apply the non-stop filter on the search result page to find direct flights from San Diego to Chennai.

  • Can I find deals for business class flights from San Diego to Chennai?

    Yes. Cheapflights offers flight deals from San Diego to Chennai by cabin class. In addition to browsing deals, you can also filter by cabin class on the search results page after making a search.

  • Can I find deals for flights from San Diego to Chennai that allow pets onboard?

    Many airlines flying from San Diego to Chennai offer the option to travel with pets. After selecting a flight deal, you can find more information about the airline's pet policy on their official website or by contacting the airline directly. Please note that additional fees and restrictions may apply.

  • Can I find deals on last-minute flights from San Diego to Chennai?

    Yes, you can often find last-minute deals on San Diego to Chennai flights on Cheapflights. However, these deals can vary and may not always be available. We recommend checking back frequently or signing up for price alerts for the most up-to-date deals.

  • How recently were the San Diego to Chennai flight deals updated?

    The San Diego to Chennai flight deals you see on this page were last updated on 6/10.

  • What are the most popular airlines that fly from San Diego to Chennai?

  • What is the cheapest month to book a flight from San Diego to Chennai?

    Currently, September is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from San Diego to Chennai (average of $989). Flying from San Diego to Chennai in June is currently the most expensive (average of $1,688). There are several factors that can impact the price of a flight, so comparing airlines, departure airports and flight times can provide users with more options.

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Top 8 airlines flying from San Diego to Chennai

Discover the top 8 airlines that operate flights from San Diego to Chennai. Compare their services, reliability, and customer satisfaction ratings to choose the airline that best suits your travel preferences and needs. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,117,830 searches. Data last updated June 11, 2024.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-time
DeltaCheapest$1,082Average$1,252FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/A
Qatar AirwaysCheapest$1,187Average$1,742FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time68%
Singapore AirlinesCheapest$1,187Average$1,498FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time81%
LufthansaCheapest$1,189Average$1,385FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time76%
Etihad AirwaysCheapest$1,197Average$1,239FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%
EmiratesCheapest$1,203Average$1,492FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%
Air FranceCheapest$1,534Average$2,119FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time77%
British AirwaysCheapest$1,743Average$2,345FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time70%

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