Flights from San Francisco to London

Selected fares from San Francisco to London

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
SFO LON Mon, Nov 2 - Thu, Nov 12 $1,124
SFO LON Fri, Oct 16 - Sun, Oct 18 $1,135
SFO LON Fri, Oct 16 - Sun, Oct 18 $1,160
SFO LON Mon, May 11 - Wed, Jun 3 $1,183
SFO LON Tue, May 12 - Tue, May 19 $1,187
SFO LON Thu, Sep 3 - Thu, Sep 24 $1,197
SFO LON Sun, Sep 13 - Tue, Sep 29 $1,378
SFO LON Sun, Oct 25 - Sun, Nov 8 $2,044
SFO LON Tue, Oct 6 - Mon, Nov 2 $6,558
SFO LON Fri, Oct 16 - Sun, Oct 18 $8,105

San Francisco and London airports and terminals

Airports in San Francisco CA, US

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    San Francisco Airport (SFO)

    Distance from City Center: 11.9 miles

    Terminals and carriers for flights from SFO to LON

    Terminal Carriers
    Terminal I American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Lufthansa, US Airways, United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic
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Airports in London , GB

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  • 1

    Heathrow Airport (LHR)

    Distance from City Center: 14 miles

    Terminals and carriers for flights from SFO to LHR

    Terminal Carriers
    Terminal 2 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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June

Cheapest weekend flights in June from San Francisco to London

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Jun 4 San Francisco (SFO) London (LHR) AeroMexico $1,411
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Return Mon, Jun 8 London (LHR) San Francisco (SFO) AeroMexico

Lowest roundtrip airfare in June from San Francisco to London

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Jun 30 San Francisco (SFO) London (LGW) Aer Lingus $1,273
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Return Tue, Aug 25 London (LGW) San Francisco (SFO) Aer Lingus

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

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Wed, Jun 3 San Francisco (SFO) London (LHR) Air Canada $1,403
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July

Cheapest weekend flights in July from San Francisco to London

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Jul 2 San Francisco (SFO) London (LHR) Lufthansa $1,580
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Leave Wed, Jul 22 San Francisco (SFO) London (LGW) Aer Lingus $1,322
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Leave Tue, Jul 7 San Francisco (SFO) London (LHR) Air Canada $1,499
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August

Cheapest weekend flights in August from San Francisco to London

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Aug 13 San Francisco (SFO) London (LGW) Aer Lingus $1,473
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Return Sun, Aug 16 London (LGW) San Francisco (SFO) Aer Lingus

Lowest roundtrip airfare in August from San Francisco to London

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Aug 25 San Francisco (SFO) London (LHR) Air Canada $1,197
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Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Aug 25 San Francisco (SFO) London (LHR) Air Canada $1,197
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Travel from San Francisco to London

Making travel plans from San Francisco to London is easy with the help of Orbitz.com. The site lets you find budget flights and inexpensive hotel rooms with a single search. From there, all that's needed is to make your reservations through the site and then to make it to the plane on time. London is a city that attracts visitors from around the world, and with nonstop flights available for the trip, you can be there enjoying the city in just a little over 10 hours after your plane takes off.

Leaving San Francisco

San Francisco and the surrounding area are serviced by the San Francisco International Airport, which is located about 13 miles to the south of the city's downtown center. Flights from San Francisco International Airport to London are available with multiple airlines, including United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, British Airways, American Airlines and Virgin Atlantic.

You can travel from downtown to the San Francisco airport via the Bay Area Transit rapid rail service, SamTrans buses or by taxi. The trip by train costs about $8.25 from the city center while the bus fare is only $4.00. A taxi from the downtown area to the airport will cost about $36. Passengers choosing to drive to the airport can park at the long-term lot for $18 a day.

Before leaving San Francisco International Airport, airport patrons can enjoy a meal at one of the restaurants located in the airport's four terminals. There's a large variety of cuisines available, spanning the range from Mexican at Andale Mexican Restaurant to Japanese at Ebisu.

Destination London

When you fly into London's Heathrow Airport, you'll be flying into the heart of the United Kingdom. London is the political capital of the UK and also serves as a center for culture and the arts. This attracts tourists in the millions who visit London yearly to take advantage of all that the city has to offer.

Experiencing London

The majority of international flights into London arrive at London Heathrow Airport. The airport is located about 14 miles from the city's center, but the connection by road and rail to London makes transportation to the center after landing an easy process. The Heathrow Express is an express train that will take you from the airport into town in only 15 minutes for about $28. A less costly trip is available via the Tube, costing $7.50 and taking nearly an hour. Taxi service is also available from the airport for a price of about $70, taking about 30 to 60 minutes depending on traffic conditions.

The peak travel time for visiting London is in the months of May, June and September, when London experiences the best weather of the year. High temperatures average in the mid-60s degree Fahrenheit in May, low 70s in June and the high 60s in September. Light jackets are recommended when visiting during these months, along with an umbrella to handle London's frequent rainfall.

There are countless attractions in London for visitors to enjoy. You can tour Buckingham Palace and watch the changing of the guard or take a long boat down Regent's Canal. If you enjoy art, visit the Tate Galleries or watch a live performance at Shakespeare's Globe Theater. Alternatively, you can just enjoy a bit of shopping in the Portobello Market.

A Trip to Remember

The trip itself to London should be a smooth one. The airport at San Francisco has everything a traveler could need, from ample parking to plenty of restaurants. London's Heathrow is only 15 minutes by express train from the center of the city. After your flight from San Francisco to London lands, you'll quickly be able to begin enjoying your visit. Finding the available attractions should be easy as well, with Orbitz.com listing several things to do in London to get you started on your trip.

Interesting facts about flights from San Francisco to London

    • 13 direct flights are operating from San Francisco to London today.
    • Today's average time for a direct flight is 10h 20m.
    • Lufthansa flight 9375 (12:45 PM GMT, Boeing 777) is today's earliest available flight from San Francisco to London.
    • Lufthansa flight 9379 (7:35 PM GMT, Boeing 777) is today's latest available flight from San Francisco to London.
    • Today's shortest direct flight from San Francisco to London (American Airlines flight 6189, Airbus Industrie A380 Passenger) takes 10h 15m.
    • Today's longest direct flight from San Francisco to London (Lufthansa flight 9379, Boeing 777) takes 10h 30m.
    • Flights from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Gatwick Airport (LGW), Heathrow Airport (LHR), London City Airport (LCY), Luton Airport (LTN), Southend Airport (SEN), Stansted Airport (STN) are available for this route.

Flight schedule for flights from San Francisco to London on Tue, May 5, 2015

Carrier Flight # Departing Arriving Aircraft Flight time
Airport Time Airport Time
American Airlines/American Airlines AA24/AA100 SFO 7:00 AM LHR 6:20 AM 32B/77W 15hr 20min
American Airlines/Finnair AA24/AY4012 SFO 7:00 AM LHR 6:20 AM 32B/77W 15hr 20min
American Airlines/British Airways AA24/BA1511 SFO 7:00 AM LHR 6:20 AM 32B/77W 15hr 20min
American Airlines/Iberia AA24/IB4218 SFO 7:00 AM LHR 6:20 AM 32B/77W 15hr 20min
American Airlines/US Airways AA24/US100 SFO 7:00 AM LHR 6:20 AM 32B/77W 15hr 20min
Finnair/Finnair AY5738/AY4012 SFO 7:00 AM LHR 6:20 AM 32B/77W 15hr 20min
British Airways/British Airways BA4323/BA1511 SFO 7:00 AM LHR 6:20 AM 32B/77W 15hr 20min
Gulf Air/Gulf Air GF4120/GF6654 SFO 7:00 AM LHR 6:20 AM 32B/77W 15hr 20min
United Airlines/Lufthansa UA408/LH9259 SFO 7:25 AM LHR 6:20 AM 777/777 14hr 55min
United Airlines/United Airlines UA408/UA918 SFO 7:25 AM LHR 6:20 AM 777/777 14hr 55min
US Airways/American Airlines US24/AA100 SFO 7:00 AM LHR 6:20 AM 32B/77W 15hr 20min
US Airways/Finnair US24/AY4012 SFO 7:00 AM LHR 6:20 AM 32B/77W 15hr 20min
US Airways/British Airways US24/BA1511 SFO 7:00 AM LHR 6:20 AM 32B/77W 15hr 20min