Cheap flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Chennai (MAA)

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The best prices from San Francisco to Chennai are usually found in April or September, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Thursday or Monday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
San Francisco (SFO) to Chennai (MAA)

All the information you need to plan the best SFO to MAA flight in 2021: compare San Francisco to Chennai flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chennai.
SFO - MAA
Price
$915 - $1,567
MAA
Temperature
84.2 - 100.4 °F
MAA
Precipitation
0.6 - 14.7 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 33% potential price rise

Cheapest in

April

Best time to find cheap flights, 13% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$915

From San Francisco to Chennai

One-way from

$488

One-way flight from San Francisco to Chennai

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from San Francisco to Chennai?

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Wednesday, if you have to leave on this day you can still search on Cheapflights to find great options that meet your needs.

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

To save up to 7% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 61 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from San Francisco to Chennai from $1,073 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $1,100 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

Flights from San Francisco to Chennai lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from San Francisco to Chennai in April, with the cheapest ticket starting at $719.

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to Chennai (SFO - MAA)?

It’s optimal to fly from San Francisco to Chennai in the morning. By choosing this option you can save up to 12% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight at noon.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Chennai in September, October 2021

The best prices found for SFO to MAA flights for September, October
19 Sep - 2 Nov
$602pp
SFO
San Francisco
Air India
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air India
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
24 Sep - 9 Oct
$622pp
SFO
San Francisco
Air India
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air India
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
24 Sep - 17 Nov
$642pp
SFO
San Francisco
Air India
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air India
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco to Chennai 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chennai from San Francisco found for this year
19 Sep - 2 Nov
$602pp
SFO
San Francisco
Air India
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air India
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
24 Sep - 9 Oct
$622pp
SFO
San Francisco
Air India
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air India
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
24 Sep - 17 Nov
$642pp
SFO
San Francisco
Air India
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air India
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Chennai

Late deals on round-trip flights to Chennai from San Francisco, departing today and this week
24 Sep - 9 Oct
$622pp
SFO
San Francisco
Air India
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air India
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
24 Sep - 17 Nov
$642pp
SFO
San Francisco
Air India
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air India
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
23 Sep - 28 Oct
$646pp
SFO
San Francisco
Air India
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air India
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to Chennai from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Chennai
2:45 am - 8:45 pm
Etihad Airways
2 Stops
29h 30m
SFO - MAA
Etihad Airways
$488
CheapOair
8:30 pm - 8:10 pm
United Airlines
2 Stops
35h 10m
SFO - MAA
United Airlines
$527
United
6:30 am - 4:55 am
Air India
1 Stop
33h 55m
SFO - MAA
Air India
$547
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Flight FAQs

From San Francisco to Chennai

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

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, and Emirates flying from San Francisco to Chennai have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Are flight prices decreasing from San Francisco to Chennai due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both San Francisco and Chennai for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Chennai for under $700. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Air India for just $602, but on average you can expect to pay $671.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Francisco to Chennai for under $700?

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Francisco to Chennai within the next 7 days for less than $700.

How popular is this San Francisco to Chennai flight route?

Within the past month, 74 users have taken a look at flights from San Francisco to Chennai.

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

According to our current data, Air India ($602), United Airlines ($699), and Air Canada ($700) offers the cheapest pricing from San Francisco to Chennai. Air India is 42% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

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

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from San Francisco to Chennai are Etihad Airways ($452), Air India ($465), and United Airlines ($527).

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Chennai, India

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Chennai from San Francisco?

Information is based on travel restrictions from San Francisco to Chennai

Most visitors from San Francisco will not be allowed to enter Chennai.

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

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

Do I need a test to fly back to San Francisco from Chennai?

Returning to San Francisco from Chennai

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

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

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Alternative routes for San Francisco to Chennai

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Chennai

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from San Francisco to Chennai.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = ₹73
Average temperature for September in Chennai
95.0 °F
Avg rainfall for September in Chennai
5.3 ″

Airports servicing San Francisco

Airports servicing Chennai

Top 10 airlines flying from San Francisco to Chennai

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Francisco 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.

Air Canada
$923 $1,195 No cancel fee 67%
Air France
$992 $1,199 No cancel fee 77%
Jet Airways
$962 $1,201 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.

United Airlines
$887 $1,232 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$644 $1,253 No cancel fee 71%
Lufthansa
$780 $1,254 No cancel fee 76%
Air India
$796 $1,328 No cancel fee N/A
ANA
$1,355 $1,539 No cancel fee 80%
Turkish Airlines
$1,216 $1,546 No cancel fee 77%
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