Find Cheap Flights from San Francisco to Chennai (SFO - MAA)

Search hundreds of travel sites at once for deals on flights to Chennai

Fri 2/23
Fri 3/2
Any month
Compare vs. KAYAK |

Good to Know

Low Season:
February
Best time to beat the crowds
4%
expected price decrease
High Season:
December
Most popular time to fly
7%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$1196
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$957
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from San Francisco to Chennai

Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches
-1 day
-2 days

Top tips for Finding a Cheap Flight

Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $956 or less.
The cheapest flight from San Francisco to Chennai was found 74 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 5 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 8% cheaper 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 San Francisco to Chennai Flights

How long does a flight from San Francisco to Chennai take?
An average nonstop flight takes 20h 00m, covering a distance of 8646 miles.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Chennai?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($631), Air India ($840) and Singapore Airlines ($847).
Do I need a passport to fly between San Francisco and Chennai?
Yes.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly San Francisco to Chennai?
For San Francisco to Chennai, Saturday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from Chennai back to San Francisco, the best deals are generally found on Sunday, with Wednesday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from San Francisco to Chennai (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
San Francisco
$631
only
$631
Destination
Chennai
$631
only
$631
Sat, Apr 14
SFO
MAA
34h 20m
Fri, Apr 20
MAA
SFO
43h 55m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Aug 31
SFO
MAA
25h 45m
Sun, Sep 30
MAA
SFO
34h 00m
Trip: 31 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 4593 reviews
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.8
Food
6.5
DEL
JFK
Excellent 8.0

Service inflight was real good

My check in baggage did not reach came in They say unfortunately it could not ship in flight I am very much concern as our all wedding clothing purchase is in our bag Waiting for their response as they promised me to deliver by tomorrow

ORD
DEL
Excellent 8.0

Check in was easy and smooth. Flights on time.

Seating allotment should consider family and kid requirements of passengers

EWR
BOM
Excellent 8.0

The ground crew as well as the cabin crew was extremely helpful. My arm was in sling and I was traveling with my 3 yr old so they helped me everywhere from carrying the baggage to providing comfortable seats.

MAA
BOM
Excellent 10.0

On time

CCU
DEL
Okay 4.6

Service and Food

Entetrainment system and plane quality

Tue, May 15
SFO
MAA
32h 15m
Mon, May 21
MAA
SFO
22h 55m
Trip: 7 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 2330 reviews
Overall
8.8
Boarding
8.9
Comfort
8.6
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
8.7
Food
8.4
SFO
HKG
Excellent 8.3

The service from the Singapore Airlines is always impeccable. The food is delicious. The business class seat is spacious and wider than all the US airlines. There are plenty storage space in your seat space. The entertainment system has many choices and has a lot new release movies and shows.

Unfortunately, the ride on Boeing 777 is not as smooth as the Airbus'. The noise in the cabin is louder. The seat is comfortable but the bed is not. First, the flat bed is not transformed by a button and it needs a physical person to flip it over. The mat is thin and I can feel some hard edges while lying down. The noise from the engine transmits to the bed and it is hard to sleep even with the noise cancellation headphone.

MAA
SIN
Good 7.6

The seats and there is not much leg room

SIN
LAX
Excellent 9.6

SQ did a great job again. I plan to fly them in the future.

My only criticism is that the flight attendants didn’t pass through the cabin with water during the 9 hour flight.

LAX
ICN
Good 7.0

Loved the hot towel service

Entertainment could be better, however there were a few new and Oscar nominated movies available. Personal air conditioning would be great, I was too hot the entire flight

SIN
SFO
Excellent 8.0

The food is very good in economy. Large screen tv gor movies and games.

all was good, nothing bad

Wed, May 16
SFO
MAA
32h 20m
Mon, May 21
MAA
SFO
39h 50m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Mar 9
SFO
MAA
46h 20m
Sat, Mar 24
MAA
SFO
44h 50m
Trip: 15 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Mar 5
SFO
MAA
36h 40m
Tue, Mar 27
MAA
SFO
26h 50m
Trip: 22 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 4593 reviews
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.8
Food
6.5
VTZ
HYD
Excellent 8.0

Domestic travel and quality way better than international

Flight got delayed.

DEL
IAD
Mediocre 3.3

Travel time and checked baggage till final destination

Almost everything is bad. Cabin smelled like urine. Food options and quantity very less. Cheap plastic trays, cups, spoons and forks. Cabin not maintained. Torn upholstery and broken tray tables. No separate kids menu. IFE systems outdated. IFE dont work on most of the seats. IfE collection and navigation is poor. Never expected such quality on an international route. My suggestion to other travellers. Pack your own food especially for kids. Fully charge and download your own entertainment for your flight on ipad or laptop. Carry a sanitizer or perfume to get over the bad smelling cabin.

EWR
BOM
Excellent 8.0

The ground crew as well as the cabin crew was extremely helpful. My arm was in sling and I was traveling with my 3 yr old so they helped me everywhere from carrying the baggage to providing comfortable seats.

SFO
DEL
Excellent 10.0

Would like better food choices for vegetarian. It was mostly rice for all the meals, which is not so good for people with diabetes.

ORD
DEL
Excellent 8.0

Check in was easy and smooth. Flights on time.

Seating allotment should consider family and kid requirements of passengers

Wed, Jul 18
SFO
MAA
39h 00m
Sun, Aug 26
MAA
SFO
36h 25m
Trip: 40 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 2330 reviews
Overall
8.8
Boarding
8.9
Comfort
8.6
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
8.7
Food
8.4
SFO
SIN
Excellent 8.0

Premium economy

SIN
SFO
Excellent 8.0

The food is very good in economy. Large screen tv gor movies and games.

all was good, nothing bad

LAX
NRT
Excellent 10.0

The seats are very comfortable. There was ample entertainment.

No complaints at all. They are very professional and I would chose them again.

SIN
LAX
Good 7.6

There was not much leg room in the seatings

SFO
HKG
Excellent 8.3

The service from the Singapore Airlines is always impeccable. The food is delicious. The business class seat is spacious and wider than all the US airlines. There are plenty storage space in your seat space. The entertainment system has many choices and has a lot new release movies and shows.

Unfortunately, the ride on Boeing 777 is not as smooth as the Airbus'. The noise in the cabin is louder. The seat is comfortable but the bed is not. First, the flat bed is not transformed by a button and it needs a physical person to flip it over. The mat is thin and I can feel some hard edges while lying down. The noise from the engine transmits to the bed and it is hard to sleep even with the noise cancellation headphone.

Thu, Mar 29
SFO
MAA
54h 05m
Mon, Apr 9
MAA
SFO
39h 15m
Trip: 12 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Apr 6
SFO
MAA
23h 35m
Sun, Apr 22
MAA
SFO
23h 30m
Trip: 17 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 4593 reviews
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.8
Food
6.5
SFO
DEL
Excellent 10.0

Would like better food choices for vegetarian. It was mostly rice for all the meals, which is not so good for people with diabetes.

MAA
BOM
Excellent 10.0

On time

BOM
HYD
Good 7.0

Never shows up on scheduled time. Consisten delays misleading the passengers

DEL
IAD
Mediocre 3.3

Travel time and checked baggage till final destination

Almost everything is bad. Cabin smelled like urine. Food options and quantity very less. Cheap plastic trays, cups, spoons and forks. Cabin not maintained. Torn upholstery and broken tray tables. No separate kids menu. IFE systems outdated. IFE dont work on most of the seats. IfE collection and navigation is poor. Never expected such quality on an international route. My suggestion to other travellers. Pack your own food especially for kids. Fully charge and download your own entertainment for your flight on ipad or laptop. Carry a sanitizer or perfume to get over the bad smelling cabin.

CCU
DEL
Okay 4.6

Service and Food

Entetrainment system and plane quality

Thu, Jul 26
SFO
MAA
33h 20m
Sun, Aug 19
MAA
SFO
55h 05m
Trip: 25 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 2330 reviews
Overall
8.8
Boarding
8.9
Comfort
8.6
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
8.7
Food
8.4
SIN
SFO
Excellent 8.0

The food is very good in economy. Large screen tv gor movies and games.

all was good, nothing bad

LAX
NRT
Excellent 10.0

The seats are very comfortable. There was ample entertainment.

No complaints at all. They are very professional and I would chose them again.

SIN
LAX
Good 7.6

There was not much leg room in the seatings

SGN
SIN
Good 6.3

Nothing

My flight was delayed by 2 hours so I missed my connecting flight in Singapore. There was a huge queue of people who missed their connecting flight cos of an accident in the runway. The airline did nothing to prepare for this situation. It took hours to get another flight organised, communication was non existent and refreshments took ages to come. Airline didn't help with finding a hotel for stranded passengers.

SFO
SIN
Excellent 8.0

Premium economy

Sat, May 5
SFO
MAA
20h 00m
Sat, Jun 2
MAA
SFO
26h 30m
Trip: 29 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 4593 reviews
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.8
Food
6.5
MAA
BOM
Excellent 10.0

On time

DEL
IAD
Mediocre 3.3

Travel time and checked baggage till final destination

Almost everything is bad. Cabin smelled like urine. Food options and quantity very less. Cheap plastic trays, cups, spoons and forks. Cabin not maintained. Torn upholstery and broken tray tables. No separate kids menu. IFE systems outdated. IFE dont work on most of the seats. IfE collection and navigation is poor. Never expected such quality on an international route. My suggestion to other travellers. Pack your own food especially for kids. Fully charge and download your own entertainment for your flight on ipad or laptop. Carry a sanitizer or perfume to get over the bad smelling cabin.

EWR
BOM
Excellent 8.0

The ground crew as well as the cabin crew was extremely helpful. My arm was in sling and I was traveling with my 3 yr old so they helped me everywhere from carrying the baggage to providing comfortable seats.

MAA
DEL
Excellent 8.0

CREW GOT ME A WHEELCHAIR SMOOTHLY WHEN REQUESTED.

I WAS NEVER TOLD MY DOMESTIC FLIGHT WOULD DEPART FROM THE CHENNAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT!!

BOM
HYD
Good 7.0

Never shows up on scheduled time. Consisten delays misleading the passengers

Thu, Jul 26
SFO
MAA
30h 25m
Thu, Aug 16
MAA
SFO
34h 30m
Trip: 22 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 2330 reviews
Overall
8.8
Boarding
8.9
Comfort
8.6
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
8.7
Food
8.4
SIN
LAX
Good 7.6

There was not much leg room in the seatings

MAA
SIN
Good 7.6

The seats and there is not much leg room

SIN
SFO
Okay 5.0

United miles.

Entertainment very poor, no selection, I took the flt in Jan and the movies and selection was sane in Feb. Bad. Food was so so.

SIN
SFO
Excellent 8.0

The food is very good in economy. Large screen tv gor movies and games.

all was good, nothing bad

SFO
HKG
Excellent 8.3

The service from the Singapore Airlines is always impeccable. The food is delicious. The business class seat is spacious and wider than all the US airlines. There are plenty storage space in your seat space. The entertainment system has many choices and has a lot new release movies and shows.

Unfortunately, the ride on Boeing 777 is not as smooth as the Airbus'. The noise in the cabin is louder. The seat is comfortable but the bed is not. First, the flat bed is not transformed by a button and it needs a physical person to flip it over. The mat is thin and I can feel some hard edges while lying down. The noise from the engine transmits to the bed and it is hard to sleep even with the noise cancellation headphone.

Sat, Feb 24
SFO
MAA
23h 35m
Fri, Mar 30
MAA
SFO
23h 30m
Trip: 34 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 4593 reviews
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.8
Food
6.5
DEL
IAD
Mediocre 3.3

Travel time and checked baggage till final destination

Almost everything is bad. Cabin smelled like urine. Food options and quantity very less. Cheap plastic trays, cups, spoons and forks. Cabin not maintained. Torn upholstery and broken tray tables. No separate kids menu. IFE systems outdated. IFE dont work on most of the seats. IfE collection and navigation is poor. Never expected such quality on an international route. My suggestion to other travellers. Pack your own food especially for kids. Fully charge and download your own entertainment for your flight on ipad or laptop. Carry a sanitizer or perfume to get over the bad smelling cabin.

BOM
HYD
Good 7.0

Never shows up on scheduled time. Consisten delays misleading the passengers

HYD
BOM
Okay 4.0

the flight was ok and we were served with food,which was average,.ONLY vegetarian,. the luggage was booked all the way to Chicago which was very useful and was appreciated.,since we had a connecting flight via Istanbul to Chicago we were allowed 2 suite cases each.

it was 2-2 and a half hours late.it was very tiring and inconvenient especially for senior citizens and small children.they kept changing the gate and no one was there to assist the passengers.

DEL
JFK
Excellent 8.0

Service inflight was real good

My check in baggage did not reach came in They say unfortunately it could not ship in flight I am very much concern as our all wedding clothing purchase is in our bag Waiting for their response as they promised me to deliver by tomorrow

EWR
BOM
Excellent 8.0

The ground crew as well as the cabin crew was extremely helpful. My arm was in sling and I was traveling with my 3 yr old so they helped me everywhere from carrying the baggage to providing comfortable seats.

Wed, Jun 20
SFO
MAA
38h 45m
Wed, Jul 4
MAA
SFO
36h 30m
Trip: 15 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Jun 23
SFO
MAA
32h 20m
Mon, Aug 20
MAA
SFO
29h 00m
$1023
Trip: 59 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Show more results

San Francisco to Chennai Flight Information

Flights Arrive in Chennai
Flights Depart from San Francisco
Flight Price $631
Distance 8646 miles
Airlines Air India, Singapore Airlines
*
Prices are per person and are for e–tickets and include all taxes & fees in USD.

We attempt to get accurate prices, however, prices are not guaranteed.

Here's why:

We’re not the seller.
At KAYAK we don’t set the prices, so it’s not possible for us to guarantee what other companies are selling.

We compile tonnes of data for you
Our service lets you quickly and easily compare results from hundreds of travel sites at once. In this sense, KAYAK is a search engine and we can't guarantee prices we find.

Why aren’t prices accurate 100% of the time?
Prices on airline seats, hotel rooms and car rentals can change frequently. Several people may also be trying to buy the same travel option simultaneously. As a result, you may find, on occasion, that certain prices are no longer available.

If you have more questions or if you have a bad price to report to us,
please send us an and someone from our team will get back to you promptly.

^
The fares displayed include all taxes and fees for economy class travel and were found by the provider in the last 72 hours. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights and days. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Some carriers charge additional fees for extra checked bags. Please check the carriers' sites.