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Fares from $99 One Way, $330 Round Trip from San Francisco to London

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Flights from San Francisco to London - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from San Francisco to London?

Yes, if you're cruising from San Francisco, CA Airport (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) to London Airport (LHR-Heathrow), you'll only have one flight number to remember. There are 3 airlines that offer direct services to choose from. Here are a few of the best:

  • Virgin Atlantic
  • British Airways
  • United Airlines
What is the shortest flight from San Francisco to London?

With a minimum flight duration of 10 hours and 15 minutes, you'll want to be as comfortable as you can. Built up a few air miles? This might be a good opportunity to upgrade to a seat with more legroom on your San Francisco to London trip.

What airlines fly from San Francisco to London most frequently?

Consider booking a flight with Virgin Atlantic (VS), which flies frequently along this route. This airline offers 60 flights every month between San Francisco, CA Airport (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) and London Airport (LHR-Heathrow). If you can't find the right flight there, check out the airfares with British Airways (BA). This airline is a fantastic alternative and operates 50 flights from San Francisco to London every month.

Route Information for Flights from San Francisco to London

Origin Airport IATA CodeSJC
Destination Airport IATA CodeLON
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Flights Review

Feb 5, 2020

YES - I was very disappointed in two things: 1. I paid for seat selection and when I went to select my seat on line, I was told I could not select it until day of flight or check in. I feel it was false adverting by Orbits or the Airline. The plan had many open seats so it worked out. However, I feel I should be refunded the buy up I paid. 2. The plane was a brand new 787 I think. Sadly, and bad for my business work I planned on doing - There was NO - WIFI on a 10 hour flight. It was not equipped yet. I lost 6 hours of working time. Again, something that I feel one should be compensated for. Lastly - it was a British Air plane flying non-stop from SJC to London - which I love.

Sep 30, 2019

Seat was VERY CRAMPED and uncomfortable

Dec 22, 2018

Nearly all great, but bag drop off could be quicker. Hawaiian airlines just take the bags and you go.

Aug 20, 2018

Not really tasty food, dry chicken.

Apr 11, 2018

Flight attendant was very friendly to everyone

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Popular Routes from San Francisco to London

Direct flights depart from San Francisco International Airport and will arrive at London Heathrow. This is the main international air hub serving the city of London. It is also possible to find connecting flights to several other airports serving London, including London Gatwick, London City, London Stansted and London Luton.

The flight to London Heathrow is the most popular international flight leaving San Francisco, with just under a million passengers each year making this journey.

The Flight from San Francisco to London

There are 42 direct flights each week from San Francisco to London. Flight times are around 10 hours and 15 minutes and cover a total distance of 5,360 miles. There is a choice of 11 airlines operating direct flights, including British Airways, the national carrier of the UK. Other major carriers include Virgin Atlantic and United Airlines.

Your departure point will be San Francisco International. The airport is located 13 miles to the south of the downtown area and is a major gateway to Europe and Asia. It is one of the ten busiest airports in the US and inside the top 25 in the world, with more than 55 million people departing and arriving each year.

The path for flights from San Fran to London heads north west over Nevada, Utah and Wyoming towards the north east of Canada. It flies over Quebec before following the curve of the earth over the North Atlantic. After several hours over the ocean it crosses the southern tip of Ireland before flying over the southern part of the UK to its destination in London.

Most airlines will provide food and beverage services on long haul flights of this duration. However, San Francisco International is also well equipped with good eating, drinking and shopping options so you can relax before you fly.

The main destination airport on this flight is Heathrow. It is the second busiest in the world by total passenger traffic with more than 80 million passengers passing through its doors each year. Heathrow lies 14 miles to the west of central London and has two runways and four passenger terminals.

It is also possible to get connecting flights to several other London airports, including London Gatwick. Connecting flights take several hours longer, with overall flight times of around 13 hours and 30 minutes, depending on connection options.

Book direct or connecting flights from San Fran to London on a choice of leading carriers with Orbitz.

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