Flights to San Francisco

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Last minute flights to San Francisco

Departure Mon, 13 Apr Return Tue, 05 May
LGW London
SFO San Francisco
return from £278
Departure Sat, 02 May Return Sat, 09 May
MAN Manchester
SFO San Francisco
return from £269
Departure Wed, 22 Apr Return Sat, 25 Apr
LAS Las Vegas
OAK Oakland, CA
return from £41
Departure Thu, 23 Apr Return Thu, 30 Apr
LAX Los Angeles
OAK Oakland, CA
return from £31
Popular flight routes to San Francisco
London - San Francisco
return from £271
Edinburgh - San Francisco
return from £406
Newcastle - San Francisco
return from £392
Dublin - San Francisco
return from £550

Trips to San Francisco

San Francisco travel

San Francisco's history is long and inspiring. Without a doubt, its maritime location and natural harbour helped transform the city into a major centre of trade. It started out as an important base during the gold rush, making San Francisco a vital financial and commercial site in the west. Today, it continues to be a significant financial centre with Silicon Valley serving as home to global tech companies. In addition to its strategic location, San Francisco is renowned for its natural beauty, museums and the famous cable car. It comes as no surprise that flights to San Francisco are increasing in number dueto its incredible wealth of attractions. Check out our offers flight + hotel to San Francisco!

Things to do and places to see in San Francisco

The city of San Francisco is not only known for its constant fog, hilly location and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. It is also sought after for its picturesque pier, fantastic sea food, historic monuments, parks and museums. Visit a science museum, walk up and down its hilly streets or check out landmarks. People who book trips to San Francisco will not be disappointed for there are enough activities to keep everyone busy and interested in this gorgeous city.

When visiting San Francisco, be sure to:

  • Pass through the Golden Gate Bridge and admire its art deco
  • Eat wonderful seafood at Fisherman's Wharf
  • Go to Pier 39, dine at one of the many restaurants and enjoy the scene
  • Hop on a cable car and go around the city
  • Hang out with friends at historic Union Square
  • Tour Alcatraz Island, a former maximum security prison
  • Go to Chinatown, shop and enjoy its restaurants
  • Ramble through Golden Gate Park
  • Visit De Young, a fine arts museum
  • Walk on Lombard Street, the famous crooked street in San Francisco
  • Visit Coit Tower for superb views of the city
  • Admire rows of beautiful Victorian houses
  • Pop in to the cable car museum
  • Relax and soak up the sun at Baker Beach
  • Tour Ghirardelli Square and visit a chocolate factory
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San Francisco airports

The San Francisco International Airport is the main airport that serves San Francisco. It is the second busiest in the state of California and the seventh in the US. Passengers on cheap flights to San Francisco may arrive at one of the four terminals at the airport: 1, 2, 3 and International. All flights from abroad arrive at the International Terminal with the exception of flights with US customs pre-clearance. Two airside connectors allow passengers to move freely in between terminals.

  • San Francisco International Airport

    Top airlines

    The top carriers that land and depart at SFO Airport are the following: Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and American Airlines.


    SFO Airport is located approximately 13 miles from the city centre.

    Transport options

    Passengers can take the free AirTrain in between the four terminals. To get to the city centre, take the BART which links the airport, San Francisco city and the Bay Area. Another option is to use SamTrans to connect from the airport to the city. Use routes 140, 292, KX, 297 and 398. By car, drive on US Route 101 and Interstate 280. Other alternatives include taxis and shuttles.

FAQ's about San Francisco

🔍 How can I find cheap flights to San Francisco at Opodo?
At Opodo you can find flights from £31 to San Francisco. Our offers are the result of a combination of different technologies, machine learning algorithms and real searches form our customers in our platform, so you can get the options that better suits your needs when flying to San Francisco.
🖱️ When's the best time to book flights to San Francisco?
The top month to book flights to San Francisco is July, based on our Opodo UK customers. The next most popular booking period for San Francisco flights is September. In third place: August. By this we mean when travellers book their tickets. For the best time to actually travel to San Francisco, read on.
📅 When's the best time to go to San Francisco?
We checked our customers' flight searches, and the winner of best time to fly to San Francisco is... August. The next best month to travel to San Francisco is September. And let's not forget July, the third top choice for when to go to San Francisco. However if you prefer things on the less busy side, we can also tell you (quietly) that the least popular month for flights to San Francisco is January.
✈️ Which airlines fly to San Francisco from the UK?
Airlines flying direct from the UK to San Francisco include:
- Norwegian Air UK, which flies from London
- United Airlines, which has flights from London and Manchester as well as Edinburgh to San Francisco
- Virgin Atlantic, with flights from London to San Francisco and Manchester and also from Edinburgh

Indirect flights from the UK to San Francisco include:
- Lufthansa, which flies from London and Manchester and also from Edinburgh
- Aer Lingus, with flights from Manchester and London to San Francisco plus Glasgow
- United Airlines, which has flights from London and Manchester as well as from Edinburgh to San Francisco
🕑 How long before a flight to San Francisco should I be at the airport?
If you want to be on time for your flight to San Francisco, make sure to be at the airport at least two to three hours in advance. Check-ins, security controls, customs and boarding the airplane can take some time. At Opodo you can find the best deals for flights to San Francisco departing from over 50 cities and choose from a variety of services that will improve your time at the airport and guarantee a much better travel experience, such as priority boarding and additional luggage. For more convenience, when booking your flight to San Francisco at Opodo you can also add insurance or opt for a refundable fare and have a problem-free trip!
🛄 What is the name of San Francisco’s airport?
San Francisco is served by 3 airport[s]. San Francisco International Airport operates flights towards both domestic and international destinations within 50 cities, such as London, Manchester and Las Vegas, the most popular routes.
📌 How far is San Francisco’s airport from the city centre?
San Francisco’s airport San Francisco International Airport is located 11 miles from the city centre.
💶 How much is the trip from the airport to San Francisco’s city centre?
By Public transport: The price for the trip is about 2.13 GBP per person. By taxi: If you have more budget and prefer to take a taxi from San Francisco International Airport , for example, the average price for the ride to San Francisco centre is around 2.72 GBP per km. By car: For more convenience and freedom during your stay, Opodo has the best offers of car rentals in San Francisco. Pick your preferred car type and get from San Francisco International Airport to San Francisco city centre on your own terms.
🗺️ How to get from the airport to San Francisco city centre?
There are many ways to get from San Francisco International Airport to central San Francisco:
🚗 Driving:
If you go by car or decide to take a taxi, be aware of traffic. The average travel time from San Francisco International Airport to San Francisco city centre when driving is 19 mins, but it may vary depending on the time of the day.
By bus:
Another way to go to San Francisco city center is by bus. On average, it is possible to get there in around 44 mins.
By Metro rail:
Commuting from San Francisco International Airport to central San Francisco by Metro rail takes around 37 mins, depending on the time and the day of the week.
💳 How much should I budget for a trip to San Francisco?
If you are going to San Francisco, here is a list with an average price of some goods:
  • - Inexpensive Restaurant: 13.97 GBP
  • - Mid Range Restaurante: 62.08 GBP
  • - Cheap Restaurant: 7.76 GBP
  • - Domestic Beer: 5.43 GBP
  • - Imported Beer: 6.21 GBP
  • - Coffee: 3.50 GBP
  • - SoftDrink: 1.90 GBP
  • - Water: 1.50 GBP

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