Cheap flights from San Francisco to Chennai

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Flight information for San Francisco to Chennai
(SFO to MAA)

Find info about flight duration, direct flights, and airports for your flight from San Francisco to Chennai
Best Price Found$602The best flight deal from San Francisco to Chennai found on momondo in the last 72 hours is $602
Fastest flight time20h 05mThe fastest flight from San Francisco to Chennai takes 20h 05m
Direct flightsNoneThere are no direct flights from San Francisco to Chennai. Popular non-direct route for this connection is San Francisco Airport - Chennai Airport.
Airports in Chennai1 airportThere is 1 airport near Chennai: Chennai (MAA)

How to get the cheapest flight ticket from San Francisco to Chennai

Look no further. We've gone through all the searches for this route on momondo so you have the important information and insights to find the cheapest flight ticket for your trip

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

April

The cheapest time of year to fly to Chennai from San Francisco is April. Most expensive is December

What is the cheapest day to depart San Francisco for Chennai?

Thursday

The cheapest day of the week is typically Thursday. The most expensive is typically Sunday

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to Chennai?

in the morning

San Francisco to Chennai flights are approximately 12% more expensive at noon than in the morning

What is the cheapest airline that flies to Chennai from San Francisco?

Hong Kong Airlines

Air Canada, Air France, and Hong Kong Airlines are the most popular carriers operating from San Francisco to Chennai

What is the cheapest San Francisco to Chennai flight route?

San Francisco - Chennai

Fly from San Francisco to Chennai for the best San Francisco - Chennai flight prices

How far in advance should you book San Francisco to Chennai flights?

60 days before

The cheapest time to buy a flight from San Francisco to Chennai is approximately 60 days to departure


Easily compare round-trip flights from San Francisco to Chennai

Below you can see the best fares for your round-trip flight route over the next three months. All fares were found on momondo this week. Browse the quickest and cheapest flights from San Francisco to Chennai by changing tabs
Air India
Feb 14
SFO4:30 pmSan Francisco
36h 35m
1 stop
MAA5:05 amChennai
Mar 19
MAA1:00 pmChennai
26h 30m
1 stop
SFO3:30 pmSan Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Jan 15
SFO8:35 amSan Francisco
29h 50m
2 stops
MAA2:25 pmChennai
Jan 24
MAA3:30 pmChennai
33h 15m
2 stops
SFO12:45 amSan Francisco
Air Canada
Jan 25
SFO12:05 pmSan Francisco
41h 35m
2 stops
MAA5:40 amChennai
Feb 2
MAA8:50 pmChennai
27h 58m
2 stops
SFO12:48 amSan Francisco
Air India
Jan 23
SFO4:30 amSan Francisco
33h 55m
1 stop
MAA2:25 pmChennai
Feb 10
MAA12:00 pmChennai
26h 30m
1 stop
SFO2:30 pmSan Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Oct 11
SFO10:55 amSan Francisco
29h 30m
2 stops
MAA4:25 pmChennai
Nov 4
MAA5:05 pmChennai
32h 40m
2 stops
SFO1:45 amSan Francisco
Air India
Jan 14
SFO4:30 amSan Francisco
33h 55m
1 stop
MAA2:25 pmChennai
Feb 11
MAA12:00 pmChennai
37h 30m
1 stop
SFO1:30 amSan Francisco

Find the cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Chennai

If you're looking for one-way flights from San Francisco to Chennai, view some of our deals below provided by Air India and Etihad Airways
Etihad Airways
Oct 14
SFO3:30 amSan Francisco
28h 45m
2 stops
MAA8:15 amChennai
Air India
Jan 16
SFO4:30 amSan Francisco
43h 55m
2 stops
MAA12:25 amChennai
Multiple Airlines
Oct 18
SFO5:45 pmSan Francisco
38h 30m
2 stops
MAA8:15 amChennai

Search last-minute flights to Chennai from San Francisco

Find and compare flight prices for your last-minute flight from San Francisco to Chennai
Multiple Airlines
Oct 2
SFO10:55 amSan Francisco
29h 45m
2 stops
MAA4:40 pmChennai
Nov 18
MAA3:30 pmChennai
33h 15m
2 stops
SFO12:45 amSan Francisco
Air India
Sep 29
SFO6:30 amSan Francisco
33h 55m
1 stop
MAA4:25 pmChennai
Nov 13
MAA4:55 amChennai
20h 35m
1 stop
SFO1:30 amSan Francisco
United Airlines
Oct 1
SFO9:30 amSan Francisco
55h 10m
2 stops
MAA4:40 pmChennai
Nov 4
MAA1:25 pmChennai
32h 45m
2 stops
SFO10:10 pmSan Francisco
Delta
Sep 28
SFO6:30 pmSan Francisco
36h 45m
2 stops
MAA7:15 amChennai
Oct 9
MAA9:20 pmChennai
26h 48m
2 stops
SFO12:08 amSan Francisco
British Airways
Sep 30
SFO8:05 amSan Francisco
26h 55m
2 stops
MAA11:00 amChennai
Oct 30
MAA1:31 amChennai
24h 19m
1 stop
SFO1:50 amSan Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Oct 2
SFO10:55 amSan Francisco
29h 45m
2 stops
MAA4:40 pmChennai
Nov 24
MAA4:05 pmChennai
32h 40m
2 stops
SFO12:45 amSan Francisco

Best airlines flying from San Francisco to Chennai

Compare and see reviews for airlines that fly from San Francisco to Chennai with momondo
AirlineRatingFree CancellationPrice
Hong Kong Airlines
PriceFrom $505
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.7
8.0

Boarding

8.1

Comfort

7.4

Crew

7.5

Entertainment

7.2

Food

Reviews

Pros: Everything was fast, smooth and easy.

Cons: Hong Kong Air wouldn’t give me my boarding pass until I had booked an onward flight leaving Thailand. I wish I had foreseen this, it’s annoying having to book a flight in 5 minutes when you don’t know your travel plans.

1 / 7
American Airlines
PriceFrom $644
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.2
7.4

Boarding

7.1

Comfort

7.8

Crew

7.1

Entertainment

6.8

Food

Reviews

Flight attendant for first class is definitely not a morning person. Oh and the WiFi DID NOT WORK!

1 / 10
Lufthansa
PriceFrom $780
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.4
7.7

Boarding

7.5

Comfort

8.0

Crew

7.1

Entertainment

7.2

Food

Reviews

My luggage got delayed, trying to reach out the airline and no updates for me where my luggage is and when it will be delivered to me.

1 / 10
Singapore Airlines
PriceFrom $790
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.4
8.2

Boarding

8.3

Comfort

8.6

Crew

7.9

Entertainment

8.4

Food

Reviews

Pros: The staff was amazing

1 / 3
Air India
PriceFrom $796
Free Cancellation
Rating
6.6
6.7

Boarding

6.3

Comfort

6.6

Crew

5.8

Entertainment

6.5

Food

Reviews

After vaccinated 2 dozes in April 21 in Pune not allowed to board in plane on 15/8/21, Covid-19 RTPCR Test done, on 13/8/21 .results to come before reaching Delhi. Please refund money. You are allowing in Mumbai train, 2 dose vacationed person in Train.

1 / 10
Cathay Pacific
PriceFrom $825
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.1
8.2

Boarding

8.0

Comfort

8.4

Crew

8.2

Entertainment

7.8

Food

Reviews

Pros: H good

Cons: Good

1 / 10
Emirates
PriceFrom $874
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.7
8.8

Boarding

8.7

Comfort

8.8

Crew

8.9

Entertainment

8.5

Food

Reviews

Smooth trip with excellent service.

1 / 10
United Airlines
PriceFrom $887
Free Cancellation
Rating
6.8
7.2

Boarding

6.6

Comfort

7.5

Crew

6.6

Entertainment

6.1

Food

Reviews

Not because the flight is going to Africa we can’t get better service on board

1 / 10
Air Canada
PriceFrom $923
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.5
7.8

Boarding

7.3

Comfort

8.1

Crew

7.3

Entertainment

5.9

Food

Reviews

The food selection has been better in the past but due to Covid it is understandable. This particular flight did not have any entertainment and the Air Canada App did not work to access movies.

1 / 10
Jet Airways
PriceFrom $962
Free Cancellation
Rating
0.0

  • Are airlines flying from San Francisco to Chennai offering flexible cancellation due to COVID-19?

    To ease the stress of booking flights, some of our airline partners flying from San Francisco to Chennai are responding to the global pandemic. The following airlines may have a flexible cancellation policy to help accommodate travelers: Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, and Emirates.

  • How far is San Francisco to Chennai by plane?

    San Francisco and Chennai are 8620.1 mi apart from one another. 20h 05m is a normal flight duration for this route.


Can I fly to Chennai from San Francisco right now?

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.

Can I 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.

If you are planning to travel to Chennai at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.

Alternative routes for San Francisco to Chennai

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San Francisco to Madurai Flights
Fastest flight time32h 00m
Cheapest price$760
Oakland, California to Chennai Flights
Fastest flight time23h 06m
Cheapest price$771
San Jose to Chennai Flights
Fastest flight time26h 54m
Cheapest price$771
Los Angeles to Chennai Flights
Fastest flight time24h 05m
Cheapest price$781
Sacramento to Chennai Flights
Fastest flight time29h 20m
Cheapest price$891
Los Angeles to Madurai Flights
Fastest flight time51h 45m
Cheapest price$937
San Diego to Chennai Flights
Fastest flight time23h 20m
Cheapest price$1,008
Santa Barbara to Chennai Flights
Fastest flight time24h 13m
Cheapest price$1,306

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