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Airfares from $289 One Way, $477 Round Trip from London to San Francisco

Prices starting at $477 for return flights and $289 for one-way flights to San Francisco were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

More About Flying To San Francisco from London

Route Information for Flights from London to San Francisco

Origin Airport IATA Code
Destination Airport IATA Code
5354 mi
Direct Flight Airlines
American Airlines, KLM, Air Canada, Austrian, Aer Lingus, Air France, Delta Air Lines, SWISS, United Airlines, Aeromexico, Air New Zealand, Finnair, Iberia, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa, Virgin Atlantic, Singapore Airlines, British Airways
Earliest Flight Arrival
8:40PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival
3:30AM UTC

Travel from London to San Francisco

Making flight and hotel reservations for a trip from London to San Francisco is easy when using With, 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 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.

Frequently asked questions

Am I able to catch a flight from London to San Francisco now?
If you’re agonizing over quarantine and travel restrictions when flying from London to San Francisco, go right to our Covid-19 Travel Advisor.
Are there non-stop flights from London to San Francisco?
Yes, if you’re jetting from London (LHR-Heathrow) to San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.), you’ll only have one flight number to keep track of. There are 3 airlines that offer direct services to select from. Some of the best include:

  • British Airways
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • United Airlines

What is the shortest flight from London to San Francisco?
With the fastest possible flight time from Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport (SJC) being 11 hours and 58 minutes, it’s a good idea to have a few in-flight survival tricks up your sleeve. Earplugs, a neck pillow and an eye-mask should be among the basic items you bring with you in your carry-on.
What airlines fly from London to San Francisco most frequently?
Try British Airways (BA). This airline offers some of the most frequent flights from London (LHR-Heathrow) to San Francisco Airport. It operates 60 services on this route every month and is a favorite among travelers. If you’d like more options, check out the price of tickets with Virgin Atlantic (VS), which offers 30 flights from London to San Francisco each month.
If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to San Francisco?
We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it’s good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to San Francisco have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you’ll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.
Are there flights to San Francisco with flexible change policies?
In most cases you’ll have the option to reschedule your flight to San Francisco without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the “no change fees” filter and book with confidence.
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?
Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2021 shows that Monday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Tuesday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.
What is the cheapest month to fly?
We won’t keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data from 2021, the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a break from it all in the shortest month of the year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly is during the height of summer in July, and in the holiday month of December.*According to flight demand on from January to December 2021. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

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Other conditions: Schedules, fares and rules are subject to change without notice. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights/dates or in all markets. Lower fares may be available. Fares will not be honored retroactively or in exchange for any wholly/partially unused ticket. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Fare rules are provided for the selected itinerary before booking.