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Flights to San Francisco

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LON London
SFO San Francisco
return from £370
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LON London
SFO San Francisco
return from £545
Departure Mon, 20 Sep Return Tue, 21 Sep
MAN Manchester
SFO San Francisco
return from £569
Departure Mon, 20 Sep Return Wed, 22 Sep
LAS Las Vegas
SFO San Francisco
return from £34
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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
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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 £34 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:
  • Virgin Atlantic, which flies from London and Manchester to San Francisco plus from Birmingham.
  • Norwegian Air UK, which has flights from London and null as well as null to San Francisco.
  • United Airlines, with flights from London to San Francisco and Manchester and also from null.
Indirect flights from the UK to San Francisco include:
  • Virgin Atlantic, which flies from Manchester and Birmingham and also from Newcastle.
  • Delta Air Lines, with flights from London and Manchester to San Francisco plus Newcastle.
  • Lufthansa, which has flights from London and Birmingham as well as from Manchester to San Francisco.
💰 What are the cheapest airlines flying to San Francisco?
Looking at the prices of our customers' bookings from Spain to San Francisco, your best bet for cheap flights is:
  • British Airways: average one-way price of £258.85 , with London to San Francisco an average of £258.85 and null from null.
  • Norwegian Air UK (one-way average: £375.51) : this includes an average price from London to San Francisco of £375.51 and also flights from null costing null.
🕑 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 43 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 8 airport[s]. San Francisco International Airport operates flights towards both domestic and international destinations within 43 cities, such as London, Manchester and Dublin, 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 2.16 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 2.52 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 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: 13.70 GBP
  • - Mid Range Restaurante: 57.68 GBP
  • - Cheap Restaurant: 7.21 GBP
  • - Domestic Beer: 5.77 GBP
  • - Imported Beer: 5.77 GBP
  • - Coffee: 3.46 GBP
  • - SoftDrink: 1.79 GBP
  • - Water: 1.46 GBP
⛅ What is the weather like in San Francisco?
If you're looking for summer vibes, the best time to travel to San Francisco is in June, July and September, when the average temperature reaches 26.71 °C, while June, October and September are the 3 sunniest months of the year, with an average of 104.44 hours. If you prefer colder temperatures, however, make sure you visit San Francisco during the months of January, December and February to experience an average of 7.1 °C. For those who don't care too much about temperatures, but want to avoid getting wet in the rain, it's important to avoid travelling during April, May and June, when the average precipitation in San Francisco is 6.75 mm, while the months of January, February and March are drier, with an average of 0 mm.

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