Favourite airline: e.g. Austrian Airlines, United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic
Flight tickets on the route London – San Francisco are most frequently booked with Austrian Airlines.
Austrian Airlines
3 %
United Airlines
3 %
Virgin Atlantic
3 %
Tip: book 3 months before departure
Save up to 29 % by booking flights 3 months before departure.
79 days before departure
Cheapest weekday: Thursday
The cheapest day of departure is Thursday. You can save up to 17 % when you fly on this day of the week.
Stopover flights are the cheapest connection
On this route, direct flights are £34.00 more expensive than flights with a stopover.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
11h 00min
17h 50min
19h 00min
The favourite connection is non-stop
22 % of all bookings on the route London to San Francisco are for non-stop flights.
Direct flights
11h 00min, from £273
22 %
1 stopover Zurich (Zürich)-Kloten
15h 20min, from £263
10 %
1 stopover New York John F Kennedy
18h 14min, from £275
8 %
Return from £239.00
Flights on this route with a departure on 13/06/19 and return flight on 16/06/19 currently cost £239.00.


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.


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.


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.