Flights from London to San Francisco

Selected fares from London to San Francisco

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
LON SFO Wed, Nov 18 - Wed, Nov 25 $853
LON SFO Wed, Nov 18 - Wed, Nov 25 $915
LON SFO Wed, Nov 18 - Wed, Nov 25 $927
LON SFO Wed, Nov 18 - Wed, Nov 25 $946
LON SFO Thu, Oct 29 - Tue, Nov 17 $1,014
LON SFO Sat, Oct 17 - Tue, Oct 27 $1,055
LON SFO Thu, Oct 29 - Tue, Nov 17 $1,057
LON SFO Thu, Oct 29 - Tue, Nov 17 $1,065
LON SFO Thu, Oct 29 - Tue, Nov 17 $1,065
LON SFO Thu, Oct 29 - Tue, Nov 17 $1,068
LON SFO Mon, Nov 9 - Mon, Nov 23 $1,076
LON SFO Mon, Nov 9 - Mon, Nov 23 $1,130
LON SFO Sat, Aug 29 - Thu, Sep 24 $1,264
LON SFO Sat, Aug 29 - Thu, Sep 24 $1,269
LON SFO Sat, Oct 17 - Tue, Oct 27 $1,270
LON SFO Thu, Oct 29 - Tue, Nov 17 $1,286
LON SFO Sun, Aug 23 - Sun, Sep 6 $1,610
LON SFO Mon, Aug 3 - Sun, Aug 30 $1,799
LON SFO Thu, Jul 9 - Thu, Jul 23 $1,886
LON SFO Mon, Jul 13 - Tue, Jul 28 $1,919
LON SFO Thu, Jul 9 - Thu, Jul 23 $1,927
LON SFO Thu, Oct 29 - Tue, Nov 17 $1,954
LON SFO Thu, Oct 29 - Tue, Nov 17 $2,001
LON SFO Sat, Dec 19 - Fri, Jan 8 $2,036
LON SFO Wed, Dec 16 - Sat, Jan 2 $2,298
LON SFO Thu, Aug 20 - Tue, Sep 1 $2,620
LON SFO Tue, Sep 22 - Tue, Sep 29 $4,429
LON SFO Thu, Oct 29 - Tue, Nov 17 $5,232
LON SFO Fri, Jul 17 - Sun, Jul 19 $6,109
LON SFO Tue, Sep 22 - Wed, Oct 7 $6,396
LON SFO Thu, Oct 29 - Tue, Nov 17 $6,880
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London and San Francisco airports and terminals

Airports in London , GB

map of airports in London
  • 1

    London Heathrow Airport (LHR)

    Distance from City Center: 14 miles

    Terminals and carriers for flights from LHR to SFO

    Terminal Carriers
    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
  • 1

    San Francisco International 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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August

Lowest roundtrip airfare in August from London to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Mon, Aug 31 London (LHR) San Francisco (SFO) Aer Lingus $1,048
Earn $10.48
Return Sun, Sep 20 San Francisco (SFO) London (LHR) Aer Lingus

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

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Aug 6 London (LHR) San Francisco (SFO) United Airlines $1,605
Earn $16.05
Return Thu, Aug 13 San Francisco (SFO) London (LHR) United Airlines
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September

Lowest roundtrip airfare in September from London to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Wed, Sep 16 London (LHR) San Francisco (SFO) Aer Lingus $885
Earn $8.85
Return Wed, Sep 30 San Francisco (SFO) London (LHR) Aer Lingus

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

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Sep 22 London (LHR) San Francisco (SFO) Aer Lingus $1,113
Earn $11.13
Return Tue, Sep 29 San Francisco (SFO) London (LHR) Aer Lingus
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October

Lowest roundtrip airfare in October from London to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Oct 29 London (LHR) San Francisco (SFO) AeroMexico $1,014
Earn $10.14
Return Tue, Nov 17 San Francisco (SFO) London (LHR) AeroMexico
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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

    • 16 direct flights are operating from London to San Francisco today.
    • Today's average time for a direct flight is 10h 58m.
    • Lufthansa flight 9378 (10:25 AM GMT, Boeing 747-400 Passenger) is today's earliest available flight from London to San Francisco.
    • Virgin Atlantic flight 041 (3:35 PM GMT, Airbus Industrie A340-600) is today's latest available flight from London to San Francisco.
    • Today's shortest direct flight from London to San Francisco (Lufthansa flight 9378, Boeing 747-400 Passenger) takes 10h 50m.
    • Today's longest direct flight from London to San Francisco (Virgin Atlantic flight 041, Airbus Industrie A340-600) takes 11h 20m.
    • Flights from Gatwick Airport (LGW), London City Airport (LCY), London Heathrow Airport (LHR), Luton Airport (LTN), Southend Airport (SEN), Stansted Airport (STN) to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) are available for this route.

Flight schedule for flights from London to San Francisco on Fri, Jul 3, 2015

Carrier Flight # Departing Arriving Aircraft Flight time
Airport Time Airport Time
Delta Air Lines/Delta Air Lines DL9472/DL9380 LHR 6:30 AM SFO 11:40 AM 737/747 13hr 10min
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines/Delta Air Lines KL1000/DL9380 LHR 6:30 AM SFO 11:40 AM 737/747 13hr 10min
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines/KLM Royal Dutch Airlines KL1000/KL605 LHR 6:30 AM SFO 11:40 AM 737/747 13hr 10min
Lufthansa/Lufthansa LH921/LH454 LHR 6:30 AM SFO 12:50 PM 321/388 14hr 20min
Lufthansa/United Airlines LH921/UA8829 LHR 6:30 AM SFO 12:50 PM 321/388 14hr 20min
United Airlines/United Airlines UA9546/UA8829 LHR 6:30 AM SFO 12:50 PM 321/388 14hr 20min
American Airlines AA6188 LHR 11:30 AM SFO 2:35 PM 744 11hr 5min
Iberia IB4669 LHR 11:30 AM SFO 2:35 PM 744 11hr 5min
Delta Air Lines DL4390 LHR 11:50 AM SFO 2:50 PM 744 11hr 0min
Virgin Atlantic VS19 LHR 11:50 AM SFO 2:50 PM 744 11hr 0min
airberlin/SWISS AB5062/LX38 LHR 7:05 AM SFO 4:15 PM 319/343 17hr 10min
airberlin/United Airlines AB5062/UA7682 LHR 7:05 AM SFO 4:15 PM 319/343 17hr 10min
British Airways/SWISS BA710/LX38 LHR 7:05 AM SFO 4:15 PM 319/343 17hr 10min