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London to San Francisco flights

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Departure Tue, 10 Nov Return Sun, 15 Nov
LON London
SFO San Francisco
return from £255
Departure Mon, 23 Nov Return Mon, 30 Nov
LON London
SFO San Francisco
return from £244
Flight route information
San Francisco is one of the most liberal cities in the world, and this is highly evident in Castro district.
Currency and price comparison
Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 1.31 USD
British Pound Sterling US Dollar
1 USD = 0.77 GBP
Last checked on 27 October 2020
Train
Local, one-way ticket
20%

Trains in San Francisco are 20% cheaper than in London.

London
£2.8
San Francisco
£2.3
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
10%

A meal in San Francisco is 10% cheaper than a meal in London.

London
£15
San Francisco
£13.8
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
11%

A taxi fare in San Francisco is 11% cheaper than in London.

London
£3
San Francisco
£2.68
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
18%

Coffee is 18% more expensive in San Francisco than in London.

London
£3.03
San Francisco
£3.57
London airports
  • ( Heathrow (LHR)
    How far from city centre: 14 miles
  • ( Gatwick (LGW)
    How far from city centre: 25 miles
  • ( Stansted (STN)
    How far from city centre: 30 miles
  • ( Luton International (LTN)
    How far from city centre: 27 miles
  • ( Southend (SEN)
    How far from city centre: 35 miles
  • ( London City (LCY)
    How far from city centre: 7 miles
San Francisco airports
  • ( San Francisco Intl Airport (SFO)
    How far from city centre: 11 miles
  • ( Oakland Intl (OAK)
    How far from city centre: 12 miles
  • ( Embarkader (EMB)
    How far from city centre: 2 miles
K Distance: 5354 miles

Getting to and from the airport

Flights departing from London

London is one of the largest cities in Europe and also a financial and commercial centre. It is served by six airports, namely Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, Stansted, Southend and London City airports. All of these airports are located in London and its surrounding areas with some being fairly far away.

Flights from London to San Francisco can take off from any of these six airports. Heathrow Airport is the most popular of these airports internationally and is also one of the busiest airports in the world. Gatwick is the second most popular airport and is known for a high-speed train connection to the city from the airport.

Getting to London airport

London to San Francisco flights take off from one of the six airports listed above. If your plane is taking off from Heathrow or Gatwick, you can consider yourself covered, as these airports are connected by high-speed trains to the city centre. However, if you are using Southend or Stansted airports, you will have to start early as these airports are located far away in Essex. Trains connect both these airports to London city centre. Similarly, you will need to take a train from London city centre to reach Luton Airport. If your plane is taking off from London City Airport, you can just take a taxi to get to the airport.

Arriving to San Francisco

San Francisco is one of the most important cities in the USA and is known for its counterculture attitude and liberal atmosphere. Start your trip at the Golden Gate Bridge, which is known as a feat of engineering. Your next stop should be the famous prison of Alcatraz; this is located on an island and is now a museum. You can also take rides on San Francisco's quaint tramlines and cable cars, which take you through pretty neighbourhoods. Take the opportunity to walk down Lombard Street, which is the most crooked street on the planet. Spend some time at Castro, which is still one of the most important centres of LGBT history and culture.

How to get to the city centre

You will travel through San Francisco International Airport on flights to San Francisco from London. The easiest way to get to the city centre is by the BART rail service. All you need to do is find your way to SFO Station at the airport and then hop on a train that is headed toward the city. You can also find buses outside San Francisco International Airport. Your flight from London may also land at Oakland International Airport, which is across the bay. Sometimes, flights from London may also land at San Jose Airport and both of these airports are connected by BART trains to central San Francisco. Taxis are available from all the airports.

Frequent asked questions about flights from London to San Francisco

Is it safe to travel from London to San Francisco during the Covid-19 situation?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions United States may apply when travelling from London. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
📊 How much are flights from London to San Francisco?
The average price to go from London to San Francisco is of 377.28 GBP, but bare in mind that ticket prices may vary depending on the season and on how far in advance you book.
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from London to San Francisco at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from London to San Francisco is 244£. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the best option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
💰 Is San Francisco expensive to visit compared to London?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in San Francisco costs an average of 2.71 GBP, 10% cheaper than London, with a fare of 3.00 GBP, while train tickets costs 17% less in San Francisco: 2.32 GBP against 2.80 GBP in London. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 13.15 GBP in San Francisco, 12% less than the 15.00 GBP in London. The price of the coffee is around 19% more expensive in San Francisco, with an average of 3.58 GBP , while in London the coffee costs 3.01 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from London to San Francisco?
The most popular months to book a trip from London to San Francisco are January, December and October, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from London to San Francisco?
The best time of the year to go to San Francisco when flying from London depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, August is the top 1º month to fly to San Francisco from London in terms of searches from our customer, followed by July and September. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, January, February and November are the months with less volume of searchs for the route London -  San Francisco.
What is the cheapest price for a flight from London to San Francisco?
The total flight time between London and San Francisco is of around 11:25 hours on average, considering an average distance of 8,927 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
How is the weather in San Francisco compared to London?
While in London the temperatures can reach an average of 29.01 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 9.0 mm ,San Francisco's temperatures can go up to 32.98 ºC during the hot season, with 6.0 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around 2.36 ºC in San Francisco, compared to the -3.09 ºC average degrees reported in London. During the winter period, London can register 6.0 mm precipitation, while San Francisco have an average of 12.0 mm rain level.
Which airports have flights between London and San Francisco?
The main airport route flying between London and San Francisco is: Heathrow (LHR) to San Francisco Intl Airport (SFO). This route is covered by the following airline(s): Virgin Atlantic. Lufthansa. American Airlines.
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