Cheap flights from San Francisco to Chennai from ₹ 33,156

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 18/3. 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.
SFO — MAA
28 Feb — 6 Mar1
1 adult
Wed 28/2
Wed 6/3

The best prices from San Francisco to Chennai are usually found in September or October, booked 84 days in advance, depart on a Sunday or Thursday and return on a Wednesday

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

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from San Francisco (SFO) 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 23 February 2024.

Popular in

December

Cheapest in

September

Round-trip from

₹ 561,187

One-way from

₹ 42,854
High demand for flights, 34% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 34% potential price drop
From San Francisco to Chennai
One-way flight from San Francisco to Chennai

What is the cheapest day to fly return from San Francisco to Chennai?

Saturday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 36%.

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

Users have found that booking a flight from San Francisco to Chennai at least 58 days early can save you up to 21% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 58 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from San Francisco to Chennai for as little as ₹ 115,547 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 ₹ 123,007 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of September. Prices to Chennai from San Francisco average ₹ 117,412. You can even find prices in September for less than ₹ 117,412, as users have found deals to Chennai from as low as ₹ 51,557. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Chennai from San Francisco. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 51%.

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

When flying from San Francisco 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 39% versus a flight at midday.

Cheap Cathay Pacific flights from San Francisco to Chennai

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by Cathay Pacific for the route between San Francisco and Chennai. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 481,946 searches. Data last updated 23 February 2024.
Consider these cheap Cathay Pacific flights we've found departing from San Francisco to Chennai. Be sure to come back soon if the deals available don't appeal to you at this time.
Wed 6/311:25SFO - MAA
1 stop24h 05mCathay Pacific
Sat 9/303:20MAA - SFO
1 stop31h 25mCathay Pacific
Deal found 22/2₹ 67,637
Sun 24/323:55SFO - MAA
1 stop36h 35mCathay Pacific
Thu 2/501:40MAA - SFO
1 stop33h 10mCathay Pacific
Deal found 22/2₹ 67,803
Wed 24/413:00SFO - MAA
1 stop22h 40mCathay Pacific
Tue 4/601:40MAA - SFO
1 stop22h 15mCathay Pacific
Deal found 22/2₹ 67,886
Thu 25/401:15SFO - MAA
1 stop34h 25mCathay Pacific
Sat 11/501:40MAA - SFO
1 stop33h 10mCathay Pacific
Deal found 22/2₹ 68,466
Wed 6/311:25SFO - MAA
1 stop24h 05mCathay Pacific
Sat 9/303:20MAA - SFO
1 stop31h 25mCathay Pacific
Deal found 22/2₹ 70,290
Wed 28/211:25SFO - MAA
1 stop24h 05mCathay Pacific
Sat 16/302:20MAA - SFO
1 stop20h 55mCathay Pacific
Deal found 21/2₹ 86,867
Sun 3/322:55SFO - MAA
1 stop36h 35mCathay Pacific
Tue 12/302:20MAA - SFO
1 stop20h 55mCathay Pacific
Deal found 22/2₹ 89,520
Thu 29/223:35SFO - MAA
1 stop35h 55mCathay Pacific
Thu 7/302:20MAA - SFO
1 stop32h 25mCathay Pacific
Deal found 22/2₹ 106,015

Cheap Qatar Airways flights from San Francisco to Chennai

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by Qatar Airways for the route between San Francisco and Chennai. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 481,946 searches. Data last updated 23 February 2024.
Some of the best deals we've found on Qatar Airways flights travelling from San Francisco to Chennai. Ensure the flight price, dates, time, and airline match your criteria before you book.
Sun 10/315:50SFO - MAA
1 stop21h 35mQatar Airways
Thu 21/320:45MAA - SFO
1 stop29h 35mQatar Airways
Deal found 22/2₹ 79,739
Sun 5/516:10SFO - MAA
1 stop22h 10mQatar Airways
Wed 19/604:20MAA - SFO
1 stop22h 00mQatar Airways
Deal found 22/2₹ 79,905
Wed 13/315:50SFO - MAA
1 stop21h 35mQatar Airways
Wed 20/320:45MAA - SFO
1 stop29h 35mQatar Airways
Deal found 23/2₹ 79,988
Mon 4/314:50SFO - MAA
1 stop21h 35mQatar Airways
Thu 21/320:45MAA - SFO
1 stop29h 35mQatar Airways
Deal found 23/2₹ 80,319
Sun 5/516:10SFO - MAA
1 stop22h 10mQatar Airways
Mon 10/604:20MAA - SFO
1 stop22h 00mQatar Airways
Deal found 23/2₹ 80,485
Wed 1/516:10SFO - MAA
1 stop22h 20mQatar Airways
Sat 18/504:05MAA - SFO
1 stop22h 15mQatar Airways
Deal found 22/2₹ 80,568
Wed 20/315:50SFO - MAA
1 stop29h 00mQatar Airways
Thu 28/320:45MAA - SFO
1 stop29h 35mQatar Airways
Deal found 21/2₹ 81,065
Wed 28/214:50SFO - MAA
1 stop21h 35mQatar Airways
Mon 25/320:45MAA - SFO
1 stop29h 35mQatar Airways
Deal found 22/2₹ 83,303
Mon 15/416:10SFO - MAA
1 stop22h 10mQatar Airways
Thu 25/404:05MAA - SFO
1 stop22h 15mQatar Airways
Deal found 22/2₹ 83,469

Cheap San Francisco to Chennai flights in February & March 2024

Find cheap flight options from San Francisco to Chennai specifically for the months of February and March 2024. Explore affordable fares based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 481,946 searches. Prices were last updated on 23 February 2024.
Listed are some of the best fares we've found on flights departing from San Francisco to Chennai in 2024. For more flight deals, be sure to check back very soon.
Tue 27/222:55SFO - MAA
1 stop36h 35mCathay Pacific
Thu 14/302:20MAA - SFO
1 stop32h 25mCathay Pacific
Deal found 22/2₹ 67,637
Sun 24/323:55SFO - MAA
1 stop36h 35mCathay Pacific
Thu 2/501:40MAA - SFO
1 stop33h 10mCathay Pacific
Deal found 22/2₹ 67,803
Mon 18/321:00SFO - MAA
1 stop32h 25mAir India
Thu 18/410:00MAA - SFO
1 stop20h 50mAir India
Deal found 22/2₹ 68,632
Sun 3/322:55SFO - MAA
1 stop36h 35mCathay Pacific
Thu 14/302:20MAA - SFO
1 stop32h 25mCathay Pacific
Deal found 22/2₹ 70,290
Wed 20/307:00SFO - MAA
2 stops38h 40mMultiple Airlines
Tue 9/401:50MAA - SFO
1 stop23h 20mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 21/2₹ 77,998
Wed 28/214:50SFO - MAA
1 stop21h 35mQatar Airways
Thu 21/320:45MAA - SFO
1 stop29h 35mQatar Airways
Deal found 22/2₹ 79,739
Sun 24/315:50SFO - MAA
1 stop21h 35mQatar Airways
Wed 24/404:05MAA - SFO
1 stop22h 15mQatar Airways
Deal found 21/2₹ 79,905
Wed 13/315:50SFO - MAA
1 stop21h 35mQatar Airways
Wed 20/320:45MAA - SFO
1 stop29h 35mQatar Airways
Deal found 23/2₹ 79,988
Mon 18/321:00SFO - MAA
1 stop28h 50mAir India
Wed 4/920:30MAA - SFO
1 stop34h 20mAir India
Deal found 22/2₹ 80,071

San Francisco to Chennai 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between San Francisco and Chennai in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 481,946 searches. Data last updated 23 February 2024.
Listed are some of the best fares we've found on flights departing from San Francisco to Chennai in 2024. For more flight deals, be sure to check back very soon.
Tue 27/222:55SFO - MAA
1 stop36h 35mCathay Pacific
Thu 14/302:20MAA - SFO
1 stop32h 25mCathay Pacific
Deal found 22/2₹ 67,637
Sun 24/323:55SFO - MAA
1 stop36h 35mCathay Pacific
Thu 2/501:40MAA - SFO
1 stop33h 10mCathay Pacific
Deal found 22/2₹ 67,803
Wed 24/413:00SFO - MAA
1 stop22h 40mCathay Pacific
Tue 4/601:40MAA - SFO
1 stop22h 15mCathay Pacific
Deal found 22/2₹ 67,886
Thu 25/401:15SFO - MAA
1 stop34h 25mCathay Pacific
Sat 11/501:40MAA - SFO
1 stop33h 10mCathay Pacific
Deal found 22/2₹ 68,466
Mon 18/321:00SFO - MAA
1 stop32h 25mAir India
Thu 18/410:00MAA - SFO
1 stop20h 50mAir India
Deal found 22/2₹ 68,632
Sun 3/322:55SFO - MAA
1 stop36h 35mCathay Pacific
Thu 14/302:20MAA - SFO
1 stop32h 25mCathay Pacific
Deal found 22/2₹ 70,290
Wed 24/411:30SFO - MAA
1 stop22h 00mSingapore Airlines
Wed 5/610:30MAA - SFO
1 stop22h 15mSingapore Airlines
Deal found 22/2₹ 70,870
Wed 10/410:30SFO - MAA
1 stop20h 10mAir India
Mon 10/620:20MAA - SFO
1 stop34h 10mAir India
Deal found 22/2₹ 72,776
Thu 2/510:30SFO - MAA
1 stop20h 10mAir India
Wed 19/611:10MAA - SFO
1 stop18h 50mAir India
Deal found 22/2₹ 74,434

San Francisco to Chennai flights leaving soon

Find last-minute flight options from San Francisco 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 481,946 searches. Data last updated 23 February 2024.
Users seeking a last-minute flight from San Francisco to Chennai should consider booking one of these fares. Tip: verify your flight details before completing your reservation.
Wed 28/211:25SFO - MAA
1 stop24h 05mCathay Pacific
Sat 9/303:20MAA - SFO
1 stop31h 25mCathay Pacific
Deal found 22/2₹ 67,637
Sun 3/322:55SFO - MAA
1 stop36h 35mCathay Pacific
Thu 14/302:20MAA - SFO
1 stop32h 25mCathay Pacific
Deal found 22/2₹ 70,290
Wed 28/214:50SFO - MAA
1 stop21h 35mQatar Airways
Thu 21/320:45MAA - SFO
1 stop29h 35mQatar Airways
Deal found 22/2₹ 79,739
Mon 4/314:50SFO - MAA
1 stop21h 35mQatar Airways
Tue 30/404:05MAA - SFO
1 stop22h 15mQatar Airways
Deal found 22/2₹ 80,568
Wed 28/215:40SFO - MAA
1 stop39h 00mEmirates
Wed 20/303:30MAA - SFO
1 stop22h 50mEmirates
Deal found 22/2₹ 82,972
Wed 28/214:50SFO - MAA
1 stop21h 35mQatar Airways
Mon 25/320:45MAA - SFO
1 stop29h 35mQatar Airways
Deal found 22/2₹ 83,303
Thu 29/214:50SFO - MAA
1 stop21h 35mQatar Airways
Thu 21/320:45MAA - SFO
1 stop29h 35mQatar Airways
Deal found 21/2₹ 83,883
Wed 28/214:40SFO - MAA
1 stop44h 00mLufthansa
Mon 18/301:50MAA - SFO
1 stop24h 15mLufthansa
Deal found 22/2₹ 84,298
Thu 29/214:50SFO - MAA
1 stop21h 35mQatar Airways
Wed 3/404:20MAA - SFO
1 stop22h 00mQatar Airways
Deal found 22/2₹ 84,712

One-way flights to Chennai from San Francisco

Search for one-way flight options from San Francisco 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 481,946 searches. Data last updated 23 February 2024.
Users in need of a one-way flight from San Francisco to Chennai can choose from these deals. Users can also find round-trip San Francisco to Chennai flights by using the search form above.
Mon 18/321:00SFO - MAA
2 stops26h 35mAir India
Deal found 22/2₹ 33,156
Mon 25/310:15SFO - MAA
1 stop33h 50mAir India
Deal found 23/2₹ 33,653
Mon 25/321:00SFO - MAA
2 stops26h 35mAir India
Deal found 22/2₹ 34,648
Sun 24/321:00SFO - MAA
1 stop21h 45mAir India
Deal found 22/2₹ 34,896
Mon 25/310:15SFO - MAA
2 stops33h 50mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 23/2₹ 36,388
Tue 12/321:00SFO - MAA
2 stops25h 05mAir India
Deal found 22/2₹ 36,471
Mon 11/321:00SFO - MAA
1 stop23h 05mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 23/2₹ 36,637
Fri 5/410:30SFO - MAA
1 stop20h 10mAir India
Deal found 22/2₹ 36,968
Sun 21/420:30SFO - MAA
1 stop41h 20mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 22/2₹ 37,051

Find flights from San Francisco to Chennai within your budget

Customise your flight search to find flights from San Francisco 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 481,946 searches. Data last updated 23 February 2024.

Fly from

Any airport

Fly to

Any airport

Budget

₹ 67,637 - ₹ 86,536

Route

Depart

Return

Price

San FranciscoChennai

SFO - MAA

SFOMAA

San Francisco

Wed 6/3

1 stop24h 05m

Chennai

Sat 9/3

1 stop31h 25m

₹ 67,637

San FranciscoChennai

SFO - MAA

SFOMAA

San Francisco

Mon 18/3

1 stop32h 25m

Chennai

Thu 18/4

1 stop20h 50m

₹ 68,632

San FranciscoChennai

SFO - MAA

SFOMAA

San Francisco

Wed 24/4

1 stop22h 00m

Chennai

Wed 5/6

1 stop22h 15m

₹ 70,870

San FranciscoChennai

SFO - MAA

SFOMAA

San Francisco

Tue 23/4

1 stop21h 15m

Chennai

Tue 14/5

1 stop20h 50m

₹ 75,677

San FranciscoChennai

SFO - MAA

SFOMAA

San Francisco

Sun 10/3

1 stop21h 35m

Chennai

Thu 21/3

1 stop29h 35m

₹ 79,739

San FranciscoChennai

SFO - MAA

SFOMAA

San Francisco

Sun 28/4

1 stop21h 55m

Chennai

Tue 7/5

1 stop23h 20m

₹ 81,645

San FranciscoChennai

SFO - MAA

SFOMAA

San Francisco

Wed 13/3

1 stop21h 00m

Chennai

Wed 20/3

1 stop28h 40m

₹ 82,972

San FranciscoChennai

SFO - MAA

SFOMAA

San Francisco

Wed 6/3

2 stops30h 20m

Chennai

Wed 20/3

2 stops33h 36m

₹ 85,873

San FranciscoChennai

SFO - MAA

SFOMAA

San Francisco

Tue 12/3

2 stops27h 05m

Chennai

Mon 25/3

1 stop24h 30m

₹ 86,536

Flights are sorted by cheapest first

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When is the best time to book a flight from San Francisco to Chennai?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a return flight from San Francisco to Chennai. Price data was last updated on 28 January 2024.
The best time to book flights from San Francisco to Chennai is 84 days before your desired departure date. The cost of your flight will likely increase significantly if you book two weeks in advance of your flight.
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When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to Chennai?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly return from San Francisco to Chennai. Price data was last updated on 18 February 2024.
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Midday
Afternoon
Evening
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Travellers seeking maximum savings on their San Francisco to Chennai flight should consider departing on Tuesday evenings when fares are most often at their lowest. Friday at midday flights should be avoided if possible as fares are typically the most expensive at this time.
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Average price of flights to Chennai by month

Plan your trip from San Francisco to Chennai by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight from San Francisco to Chennai is currently ₹ 35,541 while a return flight costs ₹ 77,731. Price data was last updated on 18 February 2024.

Currently, March is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from San Francisco to Chennai (average of ₹ 82). Flying from San Francisco to Chennai in June is currently the most expensive (average of ₹ 117). 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.

January

₹ 9,035

February

₹ 8,538

March

₹ 6,797

April

₹ 7,709

May

₹ 7,460

June

₹ 9,698

July

₹ 8,040

August

₹ 8,123

September

₹ 8,289

October

₹ 8,786

November

₹ 9,035

December

₹ 9,698

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

25 - 33 °C

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 23 February 2024.
See what other customers who have flown with Cathay Pacific, Qatar Airways and Emirates from San Francisco to Chennai have to say. Reviews also offer insight into each airline's entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.3
Very Good
1,556 reviews

Overall

8.3

Entertainment

8.2

Food

7.9

Comfort

8.2

Boarding

8.4

Crew

8.7

Reviews

1 / 10

One of best experience of long flights. Crews were nice, boarding process was easy..

8.3
Very Good
1,556 reviews
8.3
Very Good
1,556 reviews

Overall

8.3

Entertainment

8.2

Food

7.9

Comfort

8.2

Boarding

8.4

Crew

8.7

Reviews

1 / 10

One of best experience of long flights. Crews were nice, boarding process was easy..

8.2
Very Good
4,331 reviews
8.3
Very Good
1,556 reviews

Overall

8.3

Entertainment

8.2

Food

7.9

Comfort

8.2

Boarding

8.4

Crew

8.7

Reviews

1 / 10

One of best experience of long flights. Crews were nice, boarding process was easy..

8.1
Very Good
11,897 reviews
8.3
Very Good
1,556 reviews

Overall

8.3

Entertainment

8.2

Food

7.9

Comfort

8.2

Boarding

8.4

Crew

8.7

Reviews

1 / 10

One of best experience of long flights. Crews were nice, boarding process was easy..

7.9
Good
2,264 reviews
8.3
Very Good
1,556 reviews

Overall

8.3

Entertainment

8.2

Food

7.9

Comfort

8.2

Boarding

8.4

Crew

8.7

Reviews

1 / 10

One of best experience of long flights. Crews were nice, boarding process was easy..

7.8
Good
1,769 reviews
8.3
Very Good
1,556 reviews

Overall

8.3

Entertainment

8.2

Food

7.9

Comfort

8.2

Boarding

8.4

Crew

8.7

Reviews

1 / 10

One of best experience of long flights. Crews were nice, boarding process was easy..

Related info for your journey

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Can I find flights from San Francisco to Chennai for under ₹ 67,700 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Chennai for under ₹ 67,700. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Cathay Pacific for just ₹ 67,637, but on average you can expect to pay ₹ 74,351.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Francisco to Chennai for under ₹ 67,700?

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Francisco to Chennai within the next 7 days for less than ₹ 67,700.

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

Currently priced at ₹ 67,637, Cathay Pacific will fly you from San Francisco to Chennai and back. In addition to Cathay Pacific, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from Air India and Singapore Airlines - these airlines can fly you to your destination from ₹ 68,632 and ₹ 70,870, respectively. Users have found that Cathay Pacific is 42% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Air India, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at ₹ 33,156. Etihad Airways flights start at ₹ 39,289 while deals on Qatar Airways start at ₹ 43,185 one-way.

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

What does SFO to MAA mean?

SFO stands for San Francisco Airport, while MAA stands for Chennai Airport. These codes are often called IATA codes, a set of identifiers established by IATA (International Air Transport Association) that is widely used by airlines and the aviation industry.

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