Selected fares from San Francisco to London

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.

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Park Inn by Radisson London Heathrow Airport Hotel
Park Inn by Radisson London Heathrow Airport Hotel
Bath Road, West Drayton
4.0 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (47 reviews)

This contemporary low-rise is across from Heathrow Airport and two kilometers from Stockley Park, Europe's largest commercial center; central London is 14 miles ...

$65

$65
Heathrow Hotel Bath Road
Heathrow Hotel Bath Road
The Grove, West Drayton
4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (301 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Stockley Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Brunel University and St. Laurence Church. Windsor Castle ...

$77

$77
Sofitel London Heathrow
Sofitel London Heathrow
Terminal 5, West Drayton
5.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (123 reviews)

Connected via a covered walkway to Terminal 5, this London Heathrow Airport hotel is a 20-minute train ride to Central London. Windsor Castle, Uxbridge, Legoland, ...

$150

$150
The Strand Palace Hotel
The Strand Palace Hotel
372 The Strand, London
4.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (234 reviews)

Located in Soho, this eco-friendly hotel is steps from London Transport Museum and Covent Garden. King's College London and Trafalgar Square are also within ...

$211

$211
London House Hotel
London House Hotel
81 Kensington Gardens Square, London
3.0 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (26 reviews)

This modern, London townhouse hotel is located in a residential area minutes from Hyde Park and Notting Hill, and within walking distance to Bayswater tube station ...

$71

$71
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
200 Westminster Bridge Road, London
4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (72 reviews)

This fantastic new hotel is located on the South Bank, near London Eye. Waterloo and Westminster stations are within 5 minutes walk, making easier to travel ...

$178

$178
Tune Hotel Kings Cross, London
Tune Hotel Kings Cross, London
324 Gray's Inn Road, London
2.5 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (15 reviews)

Tune Hotel Kings Cross places guests a 5-minute walk from Kings Cross St. Pancras Tube Station, and 3 minutes more to the Eurostar terminal at St. Pancras International. ...

$76

$76
Lancaster London
Lancaster London
Lancaster Terrace, London
4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (85 reviews)

This 18-storey London hotel stands on the edge of Hyde Park, offering a breathtaking view and lies a 5-minute walk from Paddington Underground Station; West ...

$122

$122
Studios 2 Let Serviced Apartments - Cartwright Gardens
Studios 2 Let Serviced Apartments - Cartwright Gardens
36-37 Cartwright Gardens, London
3.5 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (46 reviews)

Located in Kings Cross St. Pancras, this apartment is within a 10-minute walk of British Library and University of London. Russell Square and The British Museum ...

$100

$100
Park Plaza Riverbank London
Park Plaza Riverbank London
18 Albert Embankment, London
4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (23 reviews)

Park Plaza Riverbank London is across the river from the Tate Britain gallery, close to Westminster. The London Eye, Houses of Parliament and Big Ben are all ...

$121

$121

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