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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.

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Interesting facts about flights from London to San Francisco

  • 18 direct flights are operating from London to San Francisco today.
  • Today's average time for a direct flight is 11h 1m.
  • United Airlines flight 900 (10:25 AM GMT, Boeing 747-400 Passenger) is today's earliest available flight from London to San Francisco.
  • Iberia flight 4671 (2:10 PM GMT, Airbus Industrie A380 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 6188, Boeing 747-400 Passenger) takes 10h 55m.
  • Today's longest direct flight from London to San Francisco (Air New Zealand flight 4161, Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Jet (250-290)) takes 11h 15m.
  • Flights from Heathrow Airport (LHR), London City Airport (LCY) to San Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO), Oakland Intl. Airport (OAK) are available for this route.

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