|October||Best time to beat the crowds (7% less expensive on average)|
|August||Most popular time to fly (13% more expensive on average)|
Average price of a return ticket
|₹ 86,624||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
Good deal for a return ticket
|₹ 1,142||or less|
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 24h 25m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Multiple Airlines (₹ 51,026) and Air France (₹ 52,565)
For Chennai to San Francisco, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Monday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Chennai, the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Friday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Chennai you will be using Chennai, often referred to as Chennai Airport. You will be landing at San Francisco, also known as San Francisco Airport.
Yes, there is a travel agency located at San Francisco Airport – you can find the Airport Travel Agency office in the main hall of the International Terminal building. It offers full travel reservations and insurance options as well as providing notary services and money transfers if required, and is open from 6am to 11pm.
Travelex has two foreign currency exchange desks in the International Terminal at San Francisco Airport where you can buy some American dollars. One is located before and one after the security area, and both are open until 11pm Pacific Standard Time (PST). Travelex also operates several ATMs throughout the terminal, along with Bank of America.
Families with young children may wish to use the services of their own personal airport concierge after their flight from Chennai to San Francisco. Airport Butler offers customized services from the time you arrive at the airport until the time you depart, and can assist with ground transportation arrangements or connecting flight support.
You can ride the BART Train to downtown San Francisco using pre-ordered vouchers that can be redeemed at the SFO Information Booth, or you can pay about $9 (INR 663) per person directly at the airport. App-based rides like Uber and Lyft are popular alternatives to public transportation and there are also taxis and car rental offices if preferred.
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Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to San Francisco from Chennai up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.
Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Short and sweet"
Pros: "More leg room"
Pros: "Very friendly crew"
Cons: "In-flight system had some errors"
Cons: "Delay in take off 45 min!!!!"
Cons: "The conditions were very cramped. The entertainment system was quite old and had very little selection. My entertainment system actually stopped working all together. I called for assistance from my seat a couple of times, but nobody came."
Cons: "The entertainment system was very old with minimum selection. My entertainment system actually stopped working. The seating area was very cramped. I called for service a couple of times from my seat, but nobody came."
Cons: "Thé qualité officielle the images"
Pros: "The entire experience was amazing that gives me a broader scope to choose from when selecting flights to Europe. The most amazing part was the attentiveness of the staff. Exemplary!!!!!"
Cons: "For me this part is not applicable"
Pros: "Seats are comfortable on Business Class. Service is good"
Cons: "Constant delays specially from CDG! Poor cabin service specially on this flight."
Pros: "Amazing crew and on time flight"
Pros: "Great crews, excellent customer service"
Pros: "The crew was nice and the seat comfortable."
Cons: "Never got the pre-ordered wheelchair in Paris and only after long negotiations at JFK. Also, Delta lost my checked bag between JFK and DCA."
Pros: "Not being charged for my first bag of luggage"
Pros: "On time, no hassle."
Cons: "There was no entertainment and the food could be better"
Cons: "Everything very good"
Pros: "Crew was wonderful and welcoming!"
Pros: "I really liked my seat, but it was one of the only ones that didn't have a USB port."
Cons: "See above. Overall, very nice experience."
Pros: "Friendly attendants, entertainment variety"
Cons: "Comfort, food could have been better."
Cons: "Check in process running smoothly and better announcement of gate change"
Cons: "The food was mediocre. Flying La Compagnie in the past was a much better food experience."
Cons: "Not really an Air France flight, AF not interested in taking care of their frequent fliers."
Pros: "The airplane"
Cons: "I have never been in a situation were a flight has been delayed due to the co-pilot suffering a knee injury prior to take off. A request for a doctor on board after an hour or so and then having to leave the plane and then re-board after about 40 minutes was quite bizarre."
Cons: "There was no entertainment and there was a lot of annoyed passengers and flight attendants"
Cons: "My entertainment device did not work the entire flight."
Cons: "They lost my luggage :("
Pros: "DIY snack area"
Cons: "Food and seating"
Pros: "The crew were polite and friendly"
Cons: "Everything was incredibly poor. Flight was delayed, entertainment was outdated and the airport staff were rude."
Pros: "The crew"
Cons: "Everything was incredibly poor. Flight was delayed, entertainment was outdated and the airport staff were rude."
Pros: "The staff were very helpful and professional. The air hostesses regularly checked if I was ok and showed concern when I wasn’t. They made what seemed a bad situation seem bearable."
Cons: "The food was not very nice and the option I wanted had run out. The entertainment was faulty and had to be reset several times. The comfort was below standard and needs to be improved."
Pros: "The staff were very helpful and professional."
Cons: "The food was awful and the option I wanted had run out. The entertainment was faulty and had to be reset several times. The comfort was below standard and needs to be improved."
Cons: "My first flight was cancelled my return flight was delayed by 5 hours They made me check my carry on even though it was with in the size limit which cost 85 euros and when trying to ask why the staff was extremely rude and not helpful worst flight experience I’ve ever had"
Cons: "Departure delayed, reschedules and then cancelled without any direct notification to us with 2 first class tickets !! If we didn’t have Kayak we would be sitting in the airport !,,"
Pros: "Leg space was great, food was delicious, alcohol served 3-4 times, and the in-flight entertainment was spectacular. I saw 4 movies and slept somewhat comfortably for once!"
Pros: "The entertainment has great selection. The crews were much friendier than the flight from SFO to Paris."
Cons: "The seat padding is rather thin."
Pros: "No extra charge for simple refreshments."
Pros: "The Air France service was ok. Got me to my destination on time and alive."
Cons: "I flew out on KLM on what felt like a new plane. Amazing service, seat, temperature, entertainment and food. In stark comparison Air France’s plane was old, too hot, poor entertainment choices and system and average food which for the French was surprising!"
Pros: "Quick and efficient not lying more to say or critique."
Cons: "Coffee and a bread roll as a snack??"
Cons: "I was treated like I am not supposed to ask for food and they had one choice of meal for me while they had 2 for the rest."
Pros: "My seat"
Pros: "Friendly crew, good meal and entertainment"
Cons: "Boarding agent forced me to check in my carry-on even though the carry-on fit in the cage and fullfilled all the requirements. I specifically called Air France prior to the flight to make sure I won’t have any issues as my 1st flight was operated by Delta and I wanted to confirm the luggage requirements were the same. My carry-on weighted only 5 kilos. I was extremely upset the way I was treated w/ the boarding agent behind the counter in Prague. On the top of that, her and the supervisor were very rude to my mom as they told her she had an extra carry-on which wasn’t the case. She traveled w/ a small briefcase where her mask for sleep apnea was. This is not considered an additional carry-on. The boarding agent (Czech lady and her supervisor) were not only rude but obviously lacked knowledge as well. My carry-on suitcase would easily fit in the overhead bin plus there was plenty of space inside the plane as it the flight wasn’t completely full."
Cons: "The food was cold. We were served about 40 minutes after most of the plane got their food. The overhead compartments kept opening by themselves through out the flight. Food was horrible."
Cons: "Separated me and my wife for the whole flight! Could not accommodate us together. This reservation was made over 6 weeks ago !!!"
Pros: "The food, beverages and choices of movies, entertainment There was a medical emergency that caused the flight to land in Canada. This was handled very professionally - I hope the passenger ended up getting the care needed and is doing well."
Pros: "The crew worked hard, but the food was below the French standards."
Cons: "The flight was delayed for 2.5 hours and the passengers spent this time in the cabin without a/c."
Cons: "AirIndia did not support me at all in this emergency situation of corona. very disappointing."
Cons: "Since it is our Airlines priority should have been given to its passengers. Flight was awfully delayed thereby wasting more than half a day. Return flight was worse. We landed at 1.30 pm and luggage was not in the belt it was supposed to be as announced . It’s a shame that we had to endure sleepless nights and miserable time in the airport. Swore never to travel by AirIndia again."
Cons: "Seats are not comfortable"
Pros: "Flight in Time"
Cons: "There is a lot of difference between flights experience from San Francisco to Delhi and Delhi, India to San Francisco. India to San Francisco was little better. Service was very poor. Food was not on time and quality and quantity was poor. Get your own stuff to save yourself from starving."
Pros: "Good value/price. Baggage retrieval time quick."
Cons: "Flight delayed."
Pros: "Again, I did not require much service."
Cons: "An on time departure would have been preferred."
Pros: "Air India ground staff do not have proper planning and allocation of Seats"
Cons: "Smile and patience"
Pros: "Crew members well behaved"
Cons: "Food quality"
Pros: "The crew were helpful, food was good and it was a comfortable seating with plenty of leg room."
Cons: "Working entertaining systems"
Cons: "The crew certailny could be more cheeful Perhaps they just were tired. The food was terrible despite the airline from nation of exqisite cuisine. The enternainment screens did not respond or work even with the remote. There should be better maintainance."
Cons: "The crew could be a bit more cheeful. A small snack would have been appreciated after spending a long time waiting yo board."
Pros: "It was all average"
Cons: "No announcements or concern by ground staff that we were 2 hours delayed!"
Pros: "5 hours delay, top of the 6 hours connection"
Cons: "Shorten the delay"
Pros: "5 hours delay in New Delhi"
Cons: "Shorten the delay"
Pros: "Nothing in particular"
Cons: "The cabin was freezing. People were wearing jackets, hoodies, scarves and hats but the flight attendants didn't do anything about that. The disastrous Rayanair at least realised how that was making them burn more fuel and now they are letting passengers melt with heat. When will Air India learn this?"
Cons: "We didn’t got flt pnr & was unable to travel...ticket booked couldn’t be localetd by Air India & it’s fake site & there is no reply We r going for police complaint against ur website & sasta ticket...thru whom ticket is booked"
Cons: "Leg room was poor. All the aisle and window seats were being sold at extra rates. Entertainment system was pre-historic with very limited choices. Food was bland and nothing appealing. The staff, for most part was invisible. They appeared during the serving of the meals and then vanished."
Cons: "The remote control or the touch screen weren’t working. No one could do anything about it. Seat 37J. Spent 16 hours without any television/screen support"
Pros: "Smooth flight"
Cons: "Delayed 35 mins."
Pros: "Having just got off the dreamliner, I may be somewhat biased... apologies"
Cons: "This plane was as old as me....I know it was an internal flight and these planes just go back and forth without any TLC inbetween. It's a business after all. Short 3.5 hour flight. The plane was so worn out, seat padding, there was was none, as it had seen better days, the covers were no longer covering the seats as the padding had disintegrated somewhere and were just hanging onto the seats for dear life!!!, it felt dirty and unkept, it smelled like an old toilet also. The fittings, trays where you could store your stuff was dirty also I didn't even eat the food, I was paranoid. Felt totally uncomfortable on this flight , sorry Air India but you need to have some standards on short flights despite what price you put on the seats. This was part of my long haul flight from Sydney to Mumbai which has marred my experience with you."
Pros: "Great service"
Pros: "Great service"
Cons: "I was charged twice for luggage because i had a layover. That is a crazy policy. My extra weight ended up costing me 3 times the cost of my flight."
Cons: "I purchased seats through justfly but air india refused to honor my seat selection. In fact this happened earlier between SFO to Delhi and Delhi to Pune as well. Money down the drain."
Cons: "For the price I paid for this trip, I think it’s acceptable and I will fly them again in the future. On time flights, polite cabin crew. Don’t expect over the top services . Limited choices in in flight entertainment system. I’m not used to Indian food so can’t comment much. Didn’t quite like it."
Pros: "Only onboard forc1 hour. Staff seemed very nice."
Cons: "Only a short flight so nothing to comment on."
Cons: "Entertainment didn’t work in our seats. Staff were quite rude when asking for a third beer and refused to allow any more. In eight hours, that’s the first time I have experienced this on any airline. I am a frequent flyer with Qatar and ba and have flown long haul on most airlines. My two colleagues also had the same treatment and they turned there nose up at my Indian wife. Very dissapointed and I will be writing a complaint in person to the airline."
Pros: "Business Class"
Pros: "All facilities are good"
Cons: "Video system is not working properly. Remain all is good."
Pros: "Well managed. Well serviced flight. And of course on time."
Pros: "Staff were courteous and well mannered. Food was good"
Cons: "Seat covers are soiled"
Pros: "Crew were really responsive"
Cons: "Entertainment never worked. They couldnt turn of lights due to technical problems Delayed by 2 hrs due to fuel loading issues No toilet essentials available from first hour of the flight"
Cons: "I didnt like first of ur food cz only sandwich was not enough for food"
Pros: "Staff behaviour is good."
Cons: "The takeoff is always delayed. Food quality is substandard."
Cons: "They gave my assigned seat (unpaid though) to some one else and gave 3 separate seats in far off aisels for me and my 4 year and 9 year old kids. I had an ordeal at airport with AI staff and they didn't care, same experience with crew.Awful"
Pros: "Short but comfortable flight. Staff were friendly and attentive"
Cons: "Delay wasn’t announced until almost close to scheduled departure time"
Cons: "Bags took 45 minutes to arrive in Kolkata"
Pros: "The customer service and hospitality by staff"
Pros: "Very good intertatement"
Cons: "Food for without spicy India air all food have spicy and chilly"
Pros: "The Kid's meal was the only thing better"
Cons: "The crews were not helpful. I ordered 3 kids'meal for my children but turned up we had only 2. The crew asked me to wait in the first place but later no kid's meal came and they didn't even give me any explanation. The choice of movies was also very limited."
Pros: "Seats were comfy and stylish"
Cons: "Not much leg room, veg option was bland"
Cons: "TV did not work both ways. Poor selection of content."
Pros: "That I got to Muscat in one piece."
Cons: "Got degraded from Business to Economy, after having bought a business class ticket and still no news on when I will get my refund (after writing twice to the booking website). The plane looks and smells old, the staff is clueless about most things (even what they are serving for dinner!). Over all lack luster experience, surely not putting myself thru an Air India experience again."
Cons: "The interior of the economy was very dirty and upon entering the plane I can sense that they had not cleaned it after the flight’s previous use."
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "CREW GOT ME A WHEELCHAIR SMOOTHLY WHEN REQUESTED."
Cons: "I WAS NEVER TOLD MY DOMESTIC FLIGHT WOULD DEPART FROM THE CHENNAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT!!"
Pros: "Nthg to like"
Cons: "Worse thana budget airline, flight delayed by an hourwith no information. No in flight entertainment. All drinks over. No pillow or blankets. Rude and inexperienced crew. Food was wraped and presented horribly."
Pros: "In general, comfortable seats, decent service and okay food, ."