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
Rainfall
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

$475

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?

Users have found that leaving on a Wednesday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 12% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

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

Our data shows that April tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Chennai from San Francisco. Users have commonly found prices around $1,158 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $942. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in June.

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

It’s typically best to fly out from San Francisco to Chennai in the morning. Doing so could potentially save you 12% on the flight price compared to flying at noon, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Chennai in May, June 2021

The best prices found for SFO to MAA flights for May, June
9 May - 25 May
$648pp
SFO
San Francisco
Air India
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air India
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
6 May - 25 May
$668pp
SFO
San Francisco
Air India
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air India
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
12 May - 30 Jun
$679pp
SFO
San Francisco
Air India
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air India
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco to Chennai 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chennai from San Francisco found for this year
1 Sep - 16 Sep
$627pp
SFO
San Francisco
Air India
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air India
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
7 Sep - 28 Sep
$642pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
9 May - 25 May
$648pp
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
12 May - 30 Jun
$679pp
SFO
San Francisco
Air India
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air India
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
12 May - 30 Jun
$680pp
SFO
San Francisco
Air India
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air India
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
12 May - 30 Jun
$702pp
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
6:30 am - 7:35 pm
Air India
1 Stop
24h 35m
SFO - MAA
Air India
$475
Indian Eagle
6:40 am - 11:30 pm
British Airways
2 Stops
52h 20m
SFO - MAA
British Airways
$511
KAYAK
10:55 am - 7:50 pm
Lufthansa
1 Stop
44h 25m
SFO - MAA
Lufthansa

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Flight FAQs

From San Francisco to Chennai

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.

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.

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 United Airlines for just $642, but on average you can expect to pay $721.

Are there nonstop flights from San Francisco to Chennai for under $600 on Cheapflights?

There are no nonstop flights from San Francisco to Chennai, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

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 flight route?

The San Francisco to Chennai flight path was viewed by 74 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

Does it rain more in San Francisco or Chennai?

When traveling, it's generally smart to pack in preparation for rain or any other conditions that may arise. The rainfall in San Francisco is roughly less than Chennai. You can assume this to be the case over the next 7 days.

Is San Francisco weather warmer or cooler than Chennai?

Our data indicates that the weather will be 100 °F on average in the month of May. The temperature in Chennai is typically hotter than in San Francisco. If you're traveling when the temperature is at its warmest, push to plan early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. For the best results, search for flights well in advance or after peak season.

How long is the flight from San Francisco to Chennai?

Departing from San Francisco to Chennai will take you 20h 05m. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

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

According to our current data, United Airlines ($642), Air India ($679), and Air Canada ($708) offers the cheapest pricing from San Francisco to Chennai. These flights start at 39% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

$394 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from British Airways. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Air India and Qatar Airways, with prices starting from $475 and $501, respectively.

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Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from San Francisco to Chennai.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = ₹74
Average temperature for May in Chennai
100.4 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Chennai
2.1 ″

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

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

ANA
$1,355 $1,539 No cancel fee 80%
Turkish Airlines
$1,216 $1,546 No cancel fee 77%
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