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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 05m, 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 Air India ($762), Multiple Airlines ($762) and Lufthansa ($831).
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, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from Chennai back to San Francisco, the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Monday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
San Francisco
$762
only
$762
Destination
Chennai
$762
only
$762
Thu, Jan 25
SFO
MAA
20h 05m
Wed, Jan 31
MAA
SFO
26h 30m
Trip: 7 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 3769 reviews
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.5
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.9
Food
6.6
DEL
SFO
Mediocre 3.6

Convenient flight from Delhi to San Francisco, however our entire entertainment system was not working and the crew also misbehaved with us. I was sitting in 22H. My wife was in 22J and our other flight passenger in 22K also had issues with their system.

Bad service, bad crew and also misbehaved with us. When we complained they said we can't do anything. It was a 16 hour non-stop flight. all systems should be checked before you leave the ground. Or you provide a capability of refunding your passengers.

BOM
EWR
Excellent 8.0

Liked everything except seats.

Seats were very uncomfortable.

ATQ
DEL
Good 6.0

Checkin

BKK
BOM
Good 7.6

Food and staff was awesome!

The seats werent comfortable, the tray table hinge was broken.

PNQ
DEL
Good 7.0

Boarding was efficient and left on time

Temp In plane ran in extremes of hot and cold. Food was too spicy

Wed, Feb 21
SFO
MAA
28h 15m
Wed, Mar 21
MAA
SFO
33h 20m
Trip: 28 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Jan 12
SFO
MAA
39h 05m
Thu, Feb 8
MAA
SFO
25h 00m
Trip: 28 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 17274 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.7
MUC
ORD
Excellent 9.3

Liked how many bathrooms were on board and amount of water served. Lots of entertainment selections!

I wish there would have been additional snacks or candy available for purchase. That being said, I was delighted with the drink service-I always had water available which was much appreciated!

MIA
FRA
Good 7.0

Clean plane. Friendly staff

Worst selection of movies.

BLR
FRA
Excellent 10.0

Our flight from BLR to FRA got cancelled because of bad weather. The agent at the check in desk immediately put us on an alternate AIr France flight via CDG to LAX, which left an hour before our FRA flight. The service on the flight was excellent. But we are most thankful for the quick re-booking on a different alternative, ensuring no hiccup. We will only be flying Lufthansa from now on, and recommending Lufthansa to all friends and colleagues.

FRA
WAW
Excellent 8.0

Clean. Friendly staff

FRA
YVR
Excellent 10.0

I travel in so many airline but lufthasen is very good airline i want to travel again

Wed, Mar 21
SFO
MAA
23h 00m
Mon, Apr 2
MAA
SFO
22h 55m
Trip: 13 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 2048 reviews
Overall
8.8
Boarding
8.9
Comfort
8.6
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
8.8
Food
8.4
HKG
SFO
Okay 4.0

I like the services from Singapore Airlines.

Your web site tried to charge me $90 for aisle seat, do you agree that this is a big joke or what? I have decided no use your company any more. Not sure why a great airlines like Singapore Airlines would partner with your company???

DME
SIN
Good 7.3

The people were excellent.

I had planned to check an extra piece of luggage, gifts and purchases for church needs. They wanted to charge me $3,655(!!!) for that. Absurd. I had to leave the suitcase behind. I will probably fly on a different airline whenever I go to Russia now.

BKK
SIN
Excellent 8.0

Boarding ok, timely departure. Food very good for plane food.

Announced early landing but then doing circles without any update, we ended up being 30min late. Updates would have been good.

SYD
SIN
Excellent 9.0

The cabin was quite warm

SIN
HKG
Excellent 10.0

Classy cabin staff

Tue, Mar 6
SFO
MAA
67h 50m
Sat, Mar 10
MAA
SFO
55h 50m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Jan 13
SFO
MAA
34h 05m
Sat, Jan 27
MAA
SFO
24h 20m
Trip: 15 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 13947 reviews
Overall
7.5
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.2
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
7.0
Food
6.9
LOS
LHR
Excellent 8.6

Excellent crew.

FCO
LHR
Excellent 8.5

Great crew

Being charged more than $3 for a cup of tea!

LHR
GRU
Mediocre 2.0

I never actually was able to go because British airways canceled my flight the morning of.

LUX
LHR
Mediocre 2.0

I never actually was able to go because British airways canceled my flight the morning of.

HYD
LHR
Mediocre 2.0

I didn't get to fly. Missed the flight. And asked to postpone for a fee. The airline wouldn't. I purchased a new ticket from another airline.

Wed, Jan 24
SFO
MAA
20h 05m
Wed, Jan 31
MAA
SFO
26h 30m
Trip: 8 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 3769 reviews
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.5
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.9
Food
6.6
HYD
DEL
Mediocre 3.3

Nothing

Rude crew, screens don’t work, remote was stuck, food containers are not clean, no entertainment, taste of food was average, nothing was good overall and wouldn’t prefer to fly with air India again.

HYD
DEL
Good 7.0

service

neither my TV nor my remote didn't work. when I spoke to stewardess the response was half the TV's are not working

DEL
BHO
Okay 4.6

Flight was on time.

Food was a problem.food was given very late.

JFK
DEL
Mediocre 2.0

Out of every flight I take with Air India 50% of the time TV did not work.. which made me stare in air for 14 hrs.. and food is always very stale.. never feels fresh !!

PNQ
DEL
Good 7.0

Boarding was efficient and left on time

Temp In plane ran in extremes of hot and cold. Food was too spicy

Mon, Jan 15
SFO
MAA
24h 43m
Sun, Feb 4
MAA
SFO
25h 00m
Trip: 21 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, Jan 21
SFO
MAA
39h 05m
Wed, Feb 14
MAA
SFO
25h 00m
Trip: 25 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 17274 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.7
KRK
MUC
Excellent 9.6

Quick flight, but still provided a sandwhich which was really nice since I didn’t have time on my layover to grab food!

FRA
DEL
Excellent 8.0

Good crew, liked the food and service. Better aircraft interior.

Boarding was chaotic, lines weren't well controlled. Ground crew needs better training in being proactive, assertive, communicate better with tired passengers who have had to wait for 5hours in the very staid, and outdated Frankfort airport. Same problems with the headsets.

JED
FRA
Excellent 9.6

The good think is that it reaches on time . The crew staff is very good food is good to overall it a good exprenice to travel through this airline . I like it

Nothing

FRA
YVR
Excellent 10.0

I travel in so many airline but lufthasen is very good airline i want to travel again

MIA
FRA
Good 7.0

Clean plane. Friendly staff

Worst selection of movies.

Tue, Apr 3
SFO
MAA
22h 00m
Mon, Apr 30
MAA
SFO
22h 55m
Trip: 28 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 2048 reviews
Overall
8.8
Boarding
8.9
Comfort
8.6
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
8.8
Food
8.4
BNE
SIN
Good 7.6

friendly staff top Service top Inflight

old aircraft, no usb or power point charging. choice of 5 movies

SIN
SFO
Excellent 10.0

The business class bed was the best I have yet encountered. The food and service were great. And the stews? Gorgeous and so agreeable. One young lady even helped me with my back injury; turns out she was studying physical therapy. You can't find a better ride than that,

SIN
HKG
Excellent 10.0

Classy cabin staff

BKK
SIN
Excellent 8.0

Boarding ok, timely departure. Food very good for plane food.

Announced early landing but then doing circles without any update, we ended up being 30min late. Updates would have been good.

SIN
SFO
Excellent 8.0

great service

too long

Mon, Jan 29
SFO
MAA
23h 35m
Tue, Feb 6
MAA
SFO
26h 30m
Trip: 9 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 3769 reviews
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.5
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.9
Food
6.6
BOM
EWR
Excellent 8.0

Liked everything except seats.

Seats were very uncomfortable.

ORD
HYD
Mediocre 3.6

Entertainment system did not work duration of the flight. Uncomfortable seats, confusing instructions for deplaning. Will travel Sir India only if I have no other option

DEL
BHO
Okay 4.6

Flight was on time.

Food was a problem.food was given very late.

BKK
BOM
Good 7.6

Food and staff was awesome!

The seats werent comfortable, the tray table hinge was broken.

JFK
DEL
Mediocre 2.0

Out of every flight I take with Air India 50% of the time TV did not work.. which made me stare in air for 14 hrs.. and food is always very stale.. never feels fresh !!

Thu, May 31
SFO
MAA
31h 10m
Thu, Jun 14
MAA
SFO
28h 45m
Trip: 15 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Jan 15
SFO
MAA
24h 43m
Sun, Feb 4
MAA
SFO
25h 00m
Trip: 21 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Jan 23
SFO
MAA
43h 30m
Thu, Feb 15
MAA
SFO
25h 00m
Trip: 24 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 17274 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.7
FRA
DEL
Excellent 8.0

Good crew, liked the food and service. Better aircraft interior.

Boarding was chaotic, lines weren't well controlled. Ground crew needs better training in being proactive, assertive, communicate better with tired passengers who have had to wait for 5hours in the very staid, and outdated Frankfort airport. Same problems with the headsets.

BLR
FRA
Excellent 10.0

Our flight from BLR to FRA got cancelled because of bad weather. The agent at the check in desk immediately put us on an alternate AIr France flight via CDG to LAX, which left an hour before our FRA flight. The service on the flight was excellent. But we are most thankful for the quick re-booking on a different alternative, ensuring no hiccup. We will only be flying Lufthansa from now on, and recommending Lufthansa to all friends and colleagues.

FRA
WAW
Excellent 8.0

Clean. Friendly staff

KRK
MUC
Excellent 9.6

Quick flight, but still provided a sandwhich which was really nice since I didn’t have time on my layover to grab food!

PRG
FRA
Okay 5.6

Flights to/from Prague are generally late and we missed 2 connections in 1 week

Connection. Ft from Prague was 2 hours late and there was no connection. We missed our dinner with dear friends that we rarely get to see.

Mon, Feb 26
SFO
MAA
23h 00m
Wed, Mar 14
MAA
SFO
22h 05m
Trip: 16 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 2048 reviews
Overall
8.8
Boarding
8.9
Comfort
8.6
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
8.8
Food
8.4
DME
SIN
Good 7.3

The people were excellent.

I had planned to check an extra piece of luggage, gifts and purchases for church needs. They wanted to charge me $3,655(!!!) for that. Absurd. I had to leave the suitcase behind. I will probably fly on a different airline whenever I go to Russia now.

BNE
SIN
Good 7.6

friendly staff top Service top Inflight

old aircraft, no usb or power point charging. choice of 5 movies

SYD
SIN
Excellent 9.0

The cabin was quite warm

SIN
JNB
Excellent 10.0

friendly staff top Service top Inflight

new aircraft, 2 x usb charging ports, 50+ movies, very quiet aircraft.

JNB
CPT
Excellent 10.0

friendly staff top Service top Inflight

new aircraft, 2 x usb charging ports, 50+ movies, very quiet aircraft.

Thu, Mar 1
SFO
MAA
20h 05m
Tue, Apr 3
MAA
SFO
26h 30m
Trip: 33 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 3769 reviews
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.5
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.9
Food
6.6
ATQ
DEL
Good 6.0

Checkin

DEL
SFO
Mediocre 3.6

Convenient flight from Delhi to San Francisco, however our entire entertainment system was not working and the crew also misbehaved with us. I was sitting in 22H. My wife was in 22J and our other flight passenger in 22K also had issues with their system.

Bad service, bad crew and also misbehaved with us. When we complained they said we can't do anything. It was a 16 hour non-stop flight. all systems should be checked before you leave the ground. Or you provide a capability of refunding your passengers.

JFK
DEL
Okay 4.0

Flight was on time.

Food was served very late and it wasn’t good enough.

HYD
DEL
Mediocre 3.3

Nothing

Rude crew, screens don’t work, remote was stuck, food containers are not clean, no entertainment, taste of food was average, nothing was good overall and wouldn’t prefer to fly with air India again.

PNQ
DEL
Good 7.0

Boarding was efficient and left on time

Temp In plane ran in extremes of hot and cold. Food was too spicy

Tue, Feb 20
SFO
MAA
25h 00m
Tue, Mar 20
MAA
SFO
35h 05m
Trip: 28 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Jan 24
SFO
MAA
39h 05m
Thu, Feb 15
MAA
SFO
25h 00m
Trip: 23 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 17274 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.7
JED
FRA
Excellent 9.6

The good think is that it reaches on time . The crew staff is very good food is good to overall it a good exprenice to travel through this airline . I like it

Nothing

PRG
FRA
Okay 5.6

Flights to/from Prague are generally late and we missed 2 connections in 1 week

Connection. Ft from Prague was 2 hours late and there was no connection. We missed our dinner with dear friends that we rarely get to see.

FRA
DEN
Excellent 10.0

Exceptionally clean gate area and aircraft. Professional and friendly gate crew as well as flight crew. Well treated as a passenger. Genuine.

Nothing noted...

KRK
MUC
Excellent 9.6

Quick flight, but still provided a sandwhich which was really nice since I didn’t have time on my layover to grab food!

IAD
MUC
Excellent 8.0

Overall good quality service as usual.

The flight was 1 1/2 hours delayed, but that was due to weather in Europe...

Wed, Apr 11
SFO
MAA
33h 20m
Wed, May 2
MAA
SFO
22h 55m
Trip: 22 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 2048 reviews
Overall
8.8
Boarding
8.9
Comfort
8.6
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
8.8
Food
8.4
SYD
SIN
Excellent 9.0

The cabin was quite warm

BNE
SIN
Good 7.6

friendly staff top Service top Inflight

old aircraft, no usb or power point charging. choice of 5 movies

SIN
SFO
Excellent 8.0

great service

too long

SIN
DPS
Mediocre 2.0

Our flight to Bali was cancelled due to the volcano eruption. We did not receive any compensation, but Singapore/Silk Airlines told us they were able to get us a flight home to LAX instead, but that it wouldn't be until the next day. We spent money on a hotel and food and waited until the next morning, got to the airport early for check in only to find that Singapore/Silk had in fact, given up our seats that they had promised us. They said that we now would have to wait another day just to get a flight from Singapore to LAX. We asked to speak with a manager, and eventually were able to get two seats due to cancellations. This was intended to be a very special and romantic trip that was essentially ruined. Since no one could have anticipated that the volcano would cause cancellation, we should be refunded for our flights. We are so crushed that we did not get to go to Bali, and now we may NEVER get to go because we are out of money. At the VERY least, the leg of our flights from Singapore to Bali, and Bali to Singapore, should be refunded. We are extremely disappointed.

HKG
SFO
Okay 4.0

I like the services from Singapore Airlines.

Your web site tried to charge me $90 for aisle seat, do you agree that this is a big joke or what? I have decided no use your company any more. Not sure why a great airlines like Singapore Airlines would partner with your company???

Thu, Mar 8
SFO
MAA
20h 05m
Sun, Apr 1
MAA
SFO
37h 20m
Trip: 24 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 3769 reviews
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.5
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.9
Food
6.6
ATQ
DEL
Good 6.0

Checkin

DEL
SFO
Mediocre 3.6

Convenient flight from Delhi to San Francisco, however our entire entertainment system was not working and the crew also misbehaved with us. I was sitting in 22H. My wife was in 22J and our other flight passenger in 22K also had issues with their system.

Bad service, bad crew and also misbehaved with us. When we complained they said we can't do anything. It was a 16 hour non-stop flight. all systems should be checked before you leave the ground. Or you provide a capability of refunding your passengers.

JFK
DEL
Mediocre 2.0

Out of every flight I take with Air India 50% of the time TV did not work.. which made me stare in air for 14 hrs.. and food is always very stale.. never feels fresh !!

BKK
BOM
Good 7.6

Food and staff was awesome!

The seats werent comfortable, the tray table hinge was broken.

ORD
HYD
Mediocre 3.6

Entertainment system did not work duration of the flight. Uncomfortable seats, confusing instructions for deplaning. Will travel Sir India only if I have no other option

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