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London to San Francisco Flights

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Selected fares from London to San Francisco

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
LON SFO Thu, Aug 21 - Mon, Sep 8 $1,162
LON SFO Tue, Sep 2 - Tue, Sep 9 $1,170
LON SFO Tue, Aug 26 - Tue, Sep 9 $1,485
LON SFO Tue, Sep 23 - Mon, Sep 29 $1,502
LON SFO Tue, Sep 23 - Mon, Sep 29 $1,504
LON SFO Tue, Sep 2 - Tue, Sep 9 $1,517
LON SFO Tue, Sep 23 - Mon, Sep 29 $1,519
LON SFO Tue, Sep 2 - Tue, Sep 9 $1,621
LON SFO Tue, Sep 2 - Tue, Sep 9 $1,625
LON SFO Tue, Sep 2 - Tue, Sep 9 $7,144

London and San Francisco airports and terminals

Airports in London , GB
map of airports in London
  • 1

    Heathrow Airport (LHR)

    Distance from City Center: 14 miles

    Terminals and carriers for flights from LHR to SFO

    Terminal Carriers
    Terminal 1 Air New Zealand, Lufthansa, United Airlines
    Terminal 2 Air New Zealand, Lufthansa, United Airlines
    Terminal 3 Virgin Atlantic
    Terminal 5 American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia, US Airways
  • 2

    Gatwick airport (LGW)

    Distance from City Center: 25 miles

  • 3

    Stansted airport (STN)

    Distance from City Center: 30.2 miles

  • 4

    Luton Airport (LTN)

    Distance from City Center: 27.4 miles

  • 5

    London City Airport (LCY)

    Distance from City Center: 7.4 miles

  • 6

    Southend airport (SEN)

    Distance from City Center: 35.9 miles

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Airports in San Francisco CA, US
map of airports in San Francisco
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    San Francisco Airport (SFO)

    Distance from City Center: 11.9 miles

    Terminals and carriers for flights from LON to SFO

    Terminal Carriers
    Terminal I Air New Zealand, American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Lufthansa, US Airways, United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic
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Cheap flights from London to San Francisco

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Prices are round trip per person (conditions apply)

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August

Cheapest weekend flights in August from London to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Aug 1 London (LHR) San Francisco (SFO) United Airlines $1,888
Earn $18.88
Return Sun, Aug 3 San Francisco (SFO) London (LHR) United Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in August from London to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Aug 21 London (LHR) San Francisco (SFO) Virgin Atlantic $1,162
Earn $11.62
Return Mon, Sep 8 San Francisco (SFO) London (LHR) Virgin Atlantic

Best one-week trip in August from London to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Aug 28 London (LHR) San Francisco (SFO) Virgin Atlantic $1,180
Earn $11.80
Return Thu, Sep 4 San Francisco (SFO) London (LHR) Virgin Atlantic
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September

Lowest roundtrip airfare in September from London to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Sep 23 London (LHR) San Francisco (SFO) Virgin Atlantic $1,170
Earn $11.70
Return Mon, Sep 29 San Francisco (SFO) London (LHR) Virgin Atlantic

Best one-week trip in September from London to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Sep 2 London (LHR) San Francisco (SFO) Virgin Atlantic $1,170
Earn $11.70
Return Tue, Sep 9 San Francisco (SFO) London (LHR) Virgin Atlantic
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October

Lowest roundtrip airfare in October from London to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Oct 17 London (LHR) San Francisco (SFO) Virgin Atlantic $1,239
Earn $12.39
Return Sun, Oct 26 San Francisco (SFO) London (LHR) Virgin Atlantic

Best one-week trip in October from London to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Sat, Oct 4 London (LHR) San Francisco (SFO) Virgin Atlantic $1,253
Earn $12.53
Return Sat, Oct 11 San Francisco (SFO) London (LHR) Virgin Atlantic
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Travel from London to San Francisco

Making flight and hotel reservations for a trip from London to San Francisco is easy when using Orbitz.com. With Orbitz.com, all you need to do is type in the source and destination names to get a list of flights and rooms from which to choose. After making your reservations online, you can begin planning out the itinerary for your trip to San Francisco using the site to research available attractions, from great restaurants to places to tour.

Leaving London

Flights from London to San Francisco usually depart from London Heathrow Airport, located about 15 miles from the center of the city. You can travel to the airport using one of three methods. The London Underground will have you at the airport in a little under an hour for $7.50. Taking a taxi is slightly faster, getting you to the airport in as little as 30 minutes for $70. The Heathrow Express train is the quickest way to make the trip, taking only 15 minutes from the city center for a cost of $28. For those who would prefer to drive to the airport, parking is available in the long-term lot for about $28 a day.

Airlines offering flights between London and San Francisco include US Airways, Air New Zealand, United Airlines, Lufthansa, Air Canada and American Airlines, among others.

Before boarding your flight, you can have a meal at the airport. Available restaurants include full-menu locations such as Café Rogue, which offers French dishes, or Huxleys featuring British offerings. There are also quick snack food locations available, such as Krispy Kreme for donuts or Starbucks for coffee and sandwiches.

San Francisco

San Francisco is a Northern California city that attracts millions of visitors each year for business and vacation. The city has a number of attractions available, from sightseeing favorites like the Golden Gate Bridge to annual art and music festivals.

A Bit about San Francisco

Your flight from London will land in San Francisco at the San Francisco International Airport. The airport is located about 13 miles from the city's business center, but it is easily accessible by roads from the city. Transportation into the city from the airport is available by train, bus or taxi. Train service is provided by Bay Area Rapid Transit and costs $8.25 for the trip. Buses available through SamTrans cost $4 to make the trip into the city center. To take a taxi to the downtown area will cost you $36.

The peak period for tourists visiting the city is during the months of June through August. Average highs during this period are close to 70 degrees Fahrenheit, with lows in the upper 40s. Temperatures can change quickly, so wear layers and bring a light jacket.

There's plenty for visitors to do in San Francisco. If you enjoy the arts, there are a variety of exhibited art styles at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. For those interested in sightseeing, you can bike across the Golden Gate Bridge, take a bus tour from Union Square or visit Alcatraz Island. During the summer, you can attend the Silent Film Festival or try the SF Chef Food Wine Festival.

Destination San Francisco

The flight from London to San Francisco is a long one, taking over half a day to complete. Once you arrive in San Francisco, you'll be able to enjoy a city filled with countless attractions. You can narrow down the choice of what to see by using Orbitz.com to research some of the top attractions available. With a list of things to see and do during your trip from London to San Francisco, you'll easily be able to enjoy the city.

Interesting facts about flights from London to San Francisco

    • 15 direct flights are operating from London to San Francisco today.
    • Today's average time for a direct flight is 10h 59m.
    • Lufthansa flight 9378 (5:25 AM GMT, Boeing 747-400 Passenger) is today's earliest available flight from London to San Francisco.
    • American Airlines flight 6190 (9:15 AM GMT, Boeing 747-400 Passenger) is today's latest available flight from London to San Francisco.
    • Today's shortest direct flight from London to San Francisco (American Airlines flight 6190, Boeing 747-400 Passenger) takes 10h 55m.
    • Today's longest direct flight from London to San Francisco (American Airlines flight 6188, Boeing 747-400 Passenger) takes 11h 5m.
    • Flights from Gatwick airport (LGW), Heathrow Airport (LHR), London City Airport (LCY), Luton Airport (LTN), Southend airport (SEN), Stansted airport (STN) to San Francisco Airport (SFO) are available for this route.

Aircraft options between London and San Francisco

Equipment Carrier
Boeing 777 Lufthansa, United Airlines, Air New Zealand
Boeing 747-400 Passenger British Airways, American Airlines, Finnair, Iberia, Virgin Atlantic, Lufthansa, United Airlines, US Airways, Air New Zealand