London to San Francisco flights

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Departure Thu, 14 Sep Return Sun, 17 Sep
LHR London
SFO San Francisco
return from £536
Departure Fri, 08 Sep Return Sun, 17 Sep
LCY London
SFO San Francisco
return from £623
Departure Thu, 31 Aug Return Wed, 06 Sep
LGW London
SFO San Francisco
return from £307
Departure Mon, 18 Sep Return Fri, 29 Sep
LHR London
SFO San Francisco
return from £546
Flight route information
San Francisco is one of the most liberal cities in the world, and this is highly evident in Castro district.
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Train
Local, one-way ticket
22%

Trains in San Francisco are 22% cheaper than in London.

London
£2.5
San Francisco
£1.94
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
23%

A meal in San Francisco is 23% cheaper than a meal in London.

London
£15
San Francisco
£11.62
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
15%

A taxi fare in San Francisco is 15% cheaper than in London.

London
£3.2
San Francisco
£2.71
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
29%

Coffee is 29% more expensive in San Francisco than in London.

London
£2.63
San Francisco
£3.38
( 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
  • ? 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
  • ? Embarkader (EMB)
    How far from city centre: 2 miles
L 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.

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