The cheapest times to fly from SFO to MAA are

  • January 8th to May 20th (except the week of May 7th)
  • September 24th to December 2nd (except the weeks of October 8th and 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 MAA is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $1614 for Friday flights during mid December, or as low as $823 for Monday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Chennai

Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Chennai (MAA) will usually cost between $843 to $1323 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $876. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1457. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $582 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $934 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to MAA flight.

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

SFO to MAA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SFO to MAA flight is priced close to the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from San Francisco. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.07, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to MAA, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into SFO. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Chennai, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to San Francisco. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $98 (9%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $930. Return trip prices are from the MAA 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 MAA 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 32 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SFO to MAA

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 MAA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Kuala Lumpur (SFO > KUL > MAA)

  • Price for both tickets: $904
  • Average savings: $30 (3.21%)

See SFO to KUL flights

Hack #2: Hong Kong (SFO > HKG > MAA)

  • Price for both tickets: $911
  • Average savings: $23 (2.46%)

See SFO to HKG flights

Hack #3: Delhi (SFO > DEL > MAA)

  • Price for both tickets: $926
  • Average savings: $8 (0.86%)

See SFO to DEL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 44 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Air India, AirAsia, AirAsia (India), Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, Batik Air, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, EVA Air, Fiji Airways, Finnair, Gulf Air, IndiGo, JAL, KLM, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Air, Philippine Airlines, Qatar Airways, SAS, Silkair, Singapore Airlines, SpiceJet, SriLankan, SWISS, THAI, Thai AirAsia, Turkish Airlines, United, Vistara, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8644 miles or 13911 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to MAA flight is about 16 hour 32 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 103 available flights from SFO to MAA.


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 MAA
Destination airport name Chennai International Airport
City Chennai
Country India
Latitude 13
Longitude 80.2


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