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London San Francisco
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Mon, 25 Mar LHR - SFO
Tue, 26 Mar SFO - LHR
£2852 £2788
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Wed, 13 Mar LGW - SFO
£221 £217
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Sat, 09 Mar LHR - SFO
Wed, 13 Mar SFO - LHR
£418 £406
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London San Francisco
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Wed, 06 Mar LGW - SFO
Fri, 08 Mar SFO - LGW
£943 £929
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London San Francisco
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Thu, 14 Mar LHR - SFO
Fri, 15 Mar SFO - LHR
£717 £698
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Thu, 21 Mar LHR - SFO
Sat, 23 Mar SFO - LHR
£603 £592
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Flight route information

Currency and price comparison

Train Local, one-way ticket
22% Trains in San Francisco are 22% cheaper than in London.
London £2.8
San Francisco £2.17
Meal Mid-priced restaurant
10% The average meal is 10% more expensive in San Francisco than in London.
London £18
San Francisco £19.72
Exchange rate
1 GBP = 1.27 USD
1 USD = 0.79 GBP
Last checked on 25 February 2024
Distance: 5354 miles
London airports
Heathrow (LHR) How far from city centre: 14 miles
Stansted (STN) How far from city centre: 30 miles
Gatwick (LGW) How far from city centre: 25 miles
Luton International (LTN) How far from city centre: 27 miles
London City (LCY) How far from city centre: 7 miles
Southend (SEN) How far from city centre: 35 miles
San Francisco airports
San Francisco Intl Airport (SFO) How far from city centre: 11 miles
San Jose Mnpl (SJC) How far from city centre: 40 miles
Oakland Intl (OAK) How far from city centre: 12 miles
San Carlos (SQL) How far from city centre: 21 miles
Novato (NOT) How far from city centre: 24 miles
Sonoma County Airport (STS) How far from city centre: 55 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.

Frequently asked questions about flights from London to San Francisco

How long does the flight take to go 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 can I find cheap flights from London to San Francisco at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from London to San Francisco is 217£. 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 3.15 GBP, 21% cheaper than London, with a fare of 4.00 GBP, while train tickets costs 22% less in San Francisco: 2.17 GBP against 2.80 GBP in London. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 19.72 GBP in San Francisco, 10% more than the 18.00 GBP in London. The price of the coffee is around 20% more expensive in San Francisco, with an average of 4.30 GBP , while in London the coffee costs 3.59 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.
Is it possible to purchase a flexible ticket for my flight from London to San Francisco?
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 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.
  • Finnair.
  • Iberia.
  • Alternatively, you can find London - San Francisco flights between Gatwick (LGW) to San Francisco Intl Airport (SFO) with the following airline(s) flying the route: Marabu Airlines.
Airlines with indirect flights from London to San Francisco are:
Airlines with indirect flights from London to San Francisco are:
  • Lufthansa, stoping in Frankfurt for 80 minutes minimun.
  • Lufthansa, with 105 minutes scale in Washington, D.C. (Arlington County), VA.
  • Lufthansa, with 105 minutes scale in Washington, D.C. (Arlington County), VA.

San Francisco Intl Airport - Latest customer reviews

4.5 /5
Reviews: 2
5.0 /5
Moira
Date 2019-07-13 Age 51-70 City UK

Excellent

4.0 /5
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Date 2019-06-27 Age Over 70 City UK

Would appreciate chance to check in online 24 hrs ahead and to change assigned seat as is usual with other airlines - at no extra cost.

Flight Duration 11 h and 25 m Flights between London and San Francisco take, on average, 11 h and 25 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flight £217 Cheapest price for a flight between London and San Francisco found by our customers in the last 72 hours
Departing Airport Heathrow The airport Heathrow is the departure airport operating flights between London and San Francisco
Arriving Airport San Francisco Intl Airport Flights departing London with San Francisco as destination arrive at San Francisco Intl Airport

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