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Low Season:
March
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High Season:
August
Most popular time to fly
9%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$1328
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$1037
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Chennai to San Francisco

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $1037 or less.
The cheapest flight from Chennai to San Francisco was found 90 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 5 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be July, August and September. The cheapest month to fly is March.
Morning departure is around 3% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Chennai to San Francisco Flights

How long does a flight from Chennai to San Francisco take?
An average nonstop flight takes 20h 50m, covering a distance of 8646 miles.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Chennai to San Francisco?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Air India ($17), Multiple Airlines ($477) and Lufthansa ($1158).
Do I need a passport to fly between Chennai and San Francisco?
Yes.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Chennai to San Francisco?
For Chennai to San Francisco, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Chennai, the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.

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Airports
Origin
Chennai
$17
only
$17
Destination
San Francisco
$17
only
$17
Thu, May 10
MAA
SFO
26h 30m
Sat, May 26
SFO
MAA
20h 00m
Trip: 17 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 3573 reviews
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.5
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.9
Food
6.6
ORD
DEL
Okay 4.6

Very poorly managed boarding process after 7 hour delay. The business class seats were outdated and very poor inflight entertainment. On the positive side the crew were nice and hospitable.

EWR
BOM
Okay 5.0

Tray table was dirty

DEL
ORD
Excellent 8.6

Departed on time and arrived before time. Baggage and fragile items in great shape.

Need more variety shows in the entertainment menu.

BOM
CJB
Good 7.6

On time, courteous staff, excellent smooth boarding.

My bag came out broken. I had just checked it in 2 hours ago intact. No bloody respect for people’s properties. Third class attitude towards customer service

TRV
BLR
Excellent 8.0

On schedule

Horrible food

Thu, Feb 8
MAA
SFO
32h 50m
Fri, Feb 16
SFO
MAA
45h 10m
Trip: 9 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Feb 5
MAA
SFO
25h 00m
Mon, Mar 12
SFO
MAA
26h 10m
$1158
Trip: 35 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 16888 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.7
MUC
EWR
Excellent 10.0

A bit of a delay but annoucements and alerts were perfect! Felt well informed, every step of the way. Crew was pleasant and efficient. Smoothe flight! Will be a pleasure to fly with you again!

MUC
LAX
Excellent 9.0

I didn't like the food

FCO
FRA
Excellent 9.6

Food was just ok

MUC
SFO
Excellent 8.3

Lufthansa arranged for pickup with a van upon disembarking from my late flight from Pisa and took me through a special passport and security checkpoint so that I was able to catch my MUC-SFO flight. Flight departed late, but pilot made up all tge lost time in flight. Crew was professional, very polite and efficient.

CLT
MUC
Okay 4.0

Late one hour. Apparently equipment failure

Thu, Feb 8
MAA
SFO
24h 20m
Sat, Mar 17
SFO
MAA
27h 50m
$1174
Trip: 37 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 13470 reviews
Overall
7.5
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.2
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
7.0
Food
6.9
DFW
LHR
Excellent 9.3

Food, service, friendly, helpful Cabin crew made it a very positive experience

Entertainment system is really ancient, it's lagging other airlines in terms of display size & quality, user interface and programming

LHR
CDG
Good 6.0

You charged me for coffe after flying all night

LHR
PHX
Good 7.0

Wheelchair was not provided at London and Phoenix locations.

ATH
LHR
Okay 5.0

Not much.

Pay for food on BA? They didn't even offer free water.

LOS
LHR
Excellent 10.0

On time

Thu, Jan 18
MAA
SFO
32h 25m
Sun, Feb 4
SFO
MAA
23h 20m
$1228
Trip: 18 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 3413 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
8.2
Food
7.7
SFO
HKG
Good 7.0

Decent crew

Bad food

REP
HKG
Excellent 8.6

There was no entertainment system built into the seat back

HKG
HYD
Good 6.6

Pls see above comments

EWR
HKG
Excellent 9.0

In flight service was excellent. Food was great. Good variety of entertainment options.

The boarding process was a little confusing. Could not hear which rows were being called up and the line was really long.

HKG
TPE
Excellent 8.0

Service is good.

Wash rooms are limited

Thu, Jan 11
MAA
SFO
28h 35m
Wed, Jan 31
SFO
MAA
21h 05m
$1249
Trip: 21 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 9490 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.1
BEY
DXB
Excellent 10.0

Crew is very friendly, food is good, seating is proper, entertainment and ease of access are well provided.

IAH
DXB
Excellent 8.6

Food n movie selection

Noisy seat n very less leg room

DXB
SEZ
Excellent 10.0

Exceptional attention to details of client comfort.

No faults.

MAA
DXB
Excellent 8.0

There was no option during check in to request meal options- ex vegetarian request.

LAX
DXB
Excellent 8.6

Custom meal. Avml.

Not very tasty.

Wed, Nov 29
MAA
SFO
31h 25m
Tue, Dec 12
SFO
MAA
26h 07m
$1277
Trip: 14 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 4470 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.3
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.0
DEL
AUH
Good 6.0

Business class seat not very comfortable when in flat position. Chaotic boarding and very slow check in.

AUH
LAX
Good 6.0

Crew was lovely.

Business class seat uncomfortable when made into bed. Crew appeared tired and overworked as time went by became inattentive Chaotic boarding and no information given about difficulties they were having. Lacking in food variety and minimal entertainment variety.

AUH
KTM
Good 7.0

Spacious. Good food. Courteous most of the time.

A little chaotic during the boarding process. Would benefit from addressing issues before boarding as the flights are usually full rather than waiting till boarding time.

ORD
AUH
Excellent 8.3

Great and very patient crew!

Boarding process chaotic

JFK
AUH
Okay 5.3

You know how it is. It's a long haul international flight and you're flying economy. NOTHING is ever good.

Seats are super narrow, wifi did not work, food was quite poor.

Fri, Jan 19
MAA
SFO
37h 24m
Sat, Feb 3
SFO
MAA
53h 25m
Trip: 16 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Jan 19
MAA
SFO
37h 24m
Mon, Feb 5
SFO
MAA
53h 55m
Trip: 18 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Feb 6
MAA
SFO
27h 10m
Mon, Mar 12
SFO
MAA
26h 10m
$1158
Trip: 34 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 16888 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.7
MUC
EWR
Excellent 10.0

A bit of a delay but annoucements and alerts were perfect! Felt well informed, every step of the way. Crew was pleasant and efficient. Smoothe flight! Will be a pleasure to fly with you again!

CDG
FRA
Excellent 10.0

The crew was kind and helpful and the movie selections, food, and seats were all great.

GIG
FRA
Okay 5.6

flight crew hit my chair all the time with the troller. Bought the places with bigger space on the legs, that was true, but was dissapointed with the type of chair that is totally closed at the sides, with no scape room for the legs laterally.

FCO
FRA
Excellent 9.6

Food was just ok

DEL
FRA
Excellent 8.3

Staff and flight were great. We were surrounded by kind of rude flyers. They complained when my husband moved the seat back. And they were just standing in the aisle most of the time. Person in front of me stretched her arms over the seat so her hands were dangling in front of me and fingers in my screen. I know we were in coach, but maybe another inch of separation would be nice for such long flights.

See above.

Mon, Feb 12
MAA
SFO
24h 20m
Sat, Mar 17
SFO
MAA
26h 35m
$1174
Trip: 33 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 13470 reviews
Overall
7.5
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.2
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
7.0
Food
6.9
LOS
LHR
Excellent 10.0

On time

LHR
CDG
Good 6.0

You charged me for coffe after flying all night

ATH
LHR
Okay 5.0

Not much.

Pay for food on BA? They didn't even offer free water.

SFO
LHR
Excellent 10.0

Everything

LHR
SJC
Good 6.3

delay too long

Thu, Nov 30
MAA
SFO
20h 50m
Mon, Dec 11
SFO
MAA
34h 15m
$1229
Trip: 12 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 3413 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
8.2
Food
7.7
SFO
HKG
Good 7.0

Decent crew

Bad food

HKG
EWR
Excellent 8.6

The meals were not as good as on my previous flights

SFO
HKG
Excellent 8.6

What you'd expect from a Cathay flight. The abundant entertainment options was a pleasant surprise.

There was quite a delay, which was a shame.

HKG
LAX
Good 6.6

The crew is bilingual and they work and move fast

Flight CX882 Seat 59K the food tray does not stay up, food keeps sliding to the right. Both departing and returning flights ran out of free gifts as stated for the purchase of Laneige skin care products. Food selection is less desirable compared to other Asian airlines. Inside the crew food storage/service area looks old and dirty. I can see the area from my seat.

HKG
JFK
Mediocre 3.6

Plane was clean

The crew was uninformed and unobservant to actual conditions in the cabin. They kept the air conditioning on and no one was available to address the situation. People started to take their winter coats out of the overhead bins and sit in their seats with coats on. They spent a significant amount of time repeatedly requesting that the window shades be moved up or down. Frankly, if I buy a window seat I should have the option to look out the window if I'm not disturbing my neighbors.

Wed, May 9
MAA
SFO
32h 25m
Fri, May 25
SFO
MAA
58h 35m
$1020
Trip: 17 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Dec 4
MAA
SFO
22h 45m
Mon, Dec 11
SFO
MAA
21h 05m
$1251
Trip: 8 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 9490 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.1
BAH
DXB
Excellent 8.0

Hard sandwhich

DXB
DAR
Excellent 10.0

Everything was well done! Great customer service.

MAA
DXB
Excellent 10.0

None

DXB
SEZ
Excellent 10.0

Exceptional attention to details of client comfort.

No faults.

LAX
DXB
Excellent 8.6

Custom meal. Avml.

Not very tasty.

Wed, Feb 7
MAA
SFO
25h 00m
Mon, Mar 12
SFO
MAA
26h 10m
$1158
Trip: 33 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 16888 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.7
CDG
FRA
Excellent 10.0

The crew was kind and helpful and the movie selections, food, and seats were all great.

MUC
EWR
Excellent 10.0

A bit of a delay but annoucements and alerts were perfect! Felt well informed, every step of the way. Crew was pleasant and efficient. Smoothe flight! Will be a pleasure to fly with you again!

CLT
MUC
Okay 4.0

Late one hour. Apparently equipment failure

DEL
FRA
Excellent 8.3

Staff and flight were great. We were surrounded by kind of rude flyers. They complained when my husband moved the seat back. And they were just standing in the aisle most of the time. Person in front of me stretched her arms over the seat so her hands were dangling in front of me and fingers in my screen. I know we were in coach, but maybe another inch of separation would be nice for such long flights.

See above.

FRA
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Complementary Drinks. Beautiful Flight Attendants.

Nothing

Thu, Nov 30
MAA
SFO
32h 51m
Tue, Dec 12
SFO
MAA
31h 05m
$1277
Trip: 13 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 4470 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.3
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.0
AUH
ORD
Good 7.0

The staff was outstanding. The plane was older and looked it.

The food was just barely edible. The choice of movies was pathetic. If it hadn't been for the staff this would have been an unacceptable experience.

ORD
AUH
Excellent 8.3

Great and very patient crew!

Boarding process chaotic

AUH
KTM
Good 7.0

Spacious. Good food. Courteous most of the time.

A little chaotic during the boarding process. Would benefit from addressing issues before boarding as the flights are usually full rather than waiting till boarding time.

JFK
AUH
Good 6.0

Someone broke lock of my luggage. It was locked when i checked in atJFK airport. I got the luggage without lock at New Delhi. Though there was nothing valuable in that but still someone tried to get something out of it.

CAI
AUH
Excellent 9.3

All the crew was grate very kind they help every one on the plain

the food was not to good i do not like it you need batter kinds

Thu, Jan 18
MAA
SFO
24h 20m
Wed, Feb 7
SFO
MAA
26h 55m
$1176
Trip: 21 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 13470 reviews
Overall
7.5
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.2
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
7.0
Food
6.9
SFO
LHR
Excellent 10.0

Everything

LHR
IAD
Excellent 8.3

Crew was very friendly and helpful when needed. Excellent choice of movies/entertainment (for my personal taste). Overall a pleasant, smooth 7 hour flight.

Food was as decent as an airline meal can get. Seats were as comfortable as an economy class seat can get.

LOS
LHR
Excellent 10.0

On time

LHR
PHX
Good 7.0

Wheelchair was not provided at London and Phoenix locations.

LHR
CDG
Good 6.0

You charged me for coffe after flying all night

Wed, Jan 10
MAA
SFO
55h 15m
Wed, Feb 7
SFO
MAA
53h 25m
$1023
Trip: 29 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Dec 5
MAA
SFO
28h 35m
Mon, Dec 11
SFO
MAA
21h 05m
$1251
Trip: 7 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 9490 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.1
DXB
DAR
Excellent 10.0

Everything was well done! Great customer service.

DXB
SFO
Excellent 8.0

There was no option during check in to request meal options- ex vegetarian request.

LAX
DXB
Excellent 8.6

Custom meal. Avml.

Not very tasty.

DXB
SEA
Excellent 9.6

Hard working, friendly, and effective team. Your customer care is matchless!

I only have one objection. The crew lost control of restroom cleanliness toward the end of the flight. I know this is a challenge on a long flight, but your crews normally do better.

MAA
DXB
Excellent 8.0

There was no option during check in to request meal options- ex vegetarian request.

Fri, Dec 1
MAA
SFO
32h 51m
Tue, Dec 12
SFO
MAA
36h 00m
$1277
Trip: 12 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 4470 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.3
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.0
CAI
AUH
Excellent 9.3

All the crew was grate very kind they help every one on the plain

the food was not to good i do not like it you need batter kinds

JFK
AUH
Okay 5.3

You know how it is. It's a long haul international flight and you're flying economy. NOTHING is ever good.

Seats are super narrow, wifi did not work, food was quite poor.

AUH
LAX
Excellent 10.0

very nice but long hours

KTM
AUH
Good 7.3

The staff was outstanding... The plane was adequate... The food was just barely okay. I was somewhat disappointed having read trip advisory and kayak recommendations on airlines prior to leaving.

Flew over on Royal Jordanian Airlines. The plane was like new the food was fantastic and the staff was as well. On at the home the staff was outstanding but the rest was just okay. The return trip was not as good as the Royal Jordanian experience..

AUH
AMD
Excellent 8.3

Same as above great crew

Boarding process chaotic long wait in bus

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