The cheapest times to fly from SFO to IXM are

  • January 15th to February 11th
  • February 26th to March 25th (except the week of March 5th)
  • July 2nd to October 21st
  • November 5th to December 2nd (except the week of November 19th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from SFO to IXM is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $6000 for Monday flights during mid December, or as low as $957 for Wednesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Madurai

Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Madurai (IXM) will usually cost between $1036 to $5285 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $1005. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $3426. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2420 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1796 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to IXM flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SFO to IXM route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

SFO to IXM Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SFO to IXM flight is more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from San Francisco. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to IXM, and Sunday the cheapest day to fly back into SFO. Mondays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $2874 (53%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1530. Return trip prices are from the IXM to SFO flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from SFO to IXM can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 16 hour 60 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from SFO to IXM while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Cochin International Airport (COK) in Kochi

  • 117 miles (188 km) away from IXM
  • Usually 47.17% less expensive than IXM
  • 1-layover flights available

See SFO to COK flights

Destination alternative #2: Coimbatore International Airport (CJB) in Coimbatore

  • 109 miles (175 km) away from IXM
  • Usually 44.39% less expensive than IXM
  • 1-layover flights available

See SFO to CJB flights

Destination alternative #3: Thiruvananthapuram International Airport (TRV) in Trivandrum

  • 123 miles (198 km) away from IXM
  • Usually 41.63% less expensive than IXM
  • 1-layover flights available

See SFO to TRV flights

Destination alternative #4: Tiruchirappalli International Airport (TRZ) in Trichinopoly

  • 77 miles (124 km) away from IXM
  • Usually 31.55% less expensive than IXM
  • 1-layover flights available

See SFO to TRZ flights


Flight Hacking SFO to IXM

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from SFO to IXM — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Delhi (SFO > DEL > IXM)

  • Price for both tickets: $982
  • Average savings: $814 (45.31%)

See SFO to DEL flights

Hack #2: Chennai (SFO > MAA > IXM)

  • Price for both tickets: $1000
  • Average savings: $796 (44.31%)

See SFO to MAA flights

Hack #3: Bangalore (SFO > BLR > IXM)

  • Price for both tickets: $1028
  • Average savings: $768 (42.77%)

See SFO to BLR flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SFO to IXM? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 28 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Air India, Air New Zealand, American, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, Delta, Emirates, EVA Air, Finnair, Iberia, JAL, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, Shenzhen, Singapore Airlines, SriLankan, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Madurai Airport to San Francisco International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8899 miles or 14322 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from SFO to IXM?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to IXM flight is about 16 hour 60 minutes.

How many flights go between San Francisco, CA and Madurai?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 48 available flights from SFO to IXM.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SFO
Origination airport name San Francisco International Airport
City San Francisco, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 37.6
Longitude -122.4

Return Airport

Destination code IXM
Destination airport name Madurai Airport
City Madurai
Country India
Latitude 9.8
Longitude 78.1


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