Favourite airline: e.g. British Airways, Austrian Airlines, United Airlines
The majority of passengers on the route London – San Francisco prefer to fly with British Airways.
British Airways
3 %
Austrian Airlines
3 %
United Airlines
3 %
Tip: book 5 weeks before departure
The best time to find a cheap flight on this route is 5 weeks before travel. Save up to 29 %.
38 days before departure
Cheapest weekday: Tuesday
Flight prices fluctuate during the week. Flights are cheapest on   Tuesday by 16 %.
Direct flights are more expensive
On this route, direct flights are £17.00 more expensive than flights with a stopover.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
11h 10min
14h 30min
25h 52min
£264
£247
£292
The favourite connection is non-stop
Direct flights are especially popular on this route. 22 % of travellers will book a non-stop flight.
Route
bookings
Direct flights
11h 10min, from £264
22 %
1 stopover Washington DC - Dulles International Airport, DC
24h 59min, from £311
7 %
1 stopover Zurich (Zürich)-Kloten
14h 15min, from £283
7 %
Return from £247.00
A return flight costing only £247.00 is for example available departing on 22/01/19 and returning on 05/03/19.

£247
Cheap
£247
Expensive
£828

Flights from London to San Francisco

The flight route from London (LON) to San Francisco (SFO) is popular with both tourists and business travellers in the United Kingdom. Between 5 and 6 connections are operated every day from a choice of London's airports as a direct flight. These are offered by several airlines such as United Airlines, British Airways, and Virgin Atlantic. The journey takes around 10 hours and 55 minutes for the outbound trip. Return travel will usually be slightly faster - taking 10 hours and 10 minutes on average.

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Cheap flight to San Francisco

Buying an air ticket on a last minute basis on this route may be the cheapest option. Tickets will be avaialble for as little as £400 return during the off-peak season and a flight with at least one stop-over will usually be slightly cheaper than a direct connection. To find a low cost ticket it is better to choose a flight with a stop-over on this route. It is also advisable to compare offers online with a flight price comparison to get the best deal.

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Destination San Francisco

San Francisco is a very cosmopolitan city and well known for having been one of the centres of the hippie movement in the 1970s. The district of Haight-Ashbury continues the tradition with its lively music scene. Top tourist attractions in the city are the Golden Gate Bridge and the narrow steep roads and trams. Silicon Valley in the vicinity makes the city a favourite destination with business travellers. The destination airport is San Francisco International Airport, which is located around 13 miles from downtown San Francisco. There are buses and trains at most terminals transferring passengers to the city of San Francisco. The airport of departure in London will be either Gatwick Airport, London City or Heathrow Airport.

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