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Cheap flights to San Francisco from £366

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Summary info about San Francisco flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price

£250

Best Round-Trip Price

£366

Fastest flight time

16h 25m

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9 airlines
The best one-way flight price to San Francisco from United Kingdom in the last 72 hours is £250 (London Gatwick to San Francisco).
The best round-trip flight price to San Francisco from United Kingdom in the last 72 hours is £366 (London Heathrow to San Francisco).
The fastest flight to San Francisco from United Kingdom takes 16h 25m (London Luton to San Francisco).
There are 9 airlines operating flights to San Francisco, including British Airways, Air Canada and Lufthansa.

San Francisco flights insights and trends

Explore insights for your San Francisco flight to craft the best travel plan

What is the cheapest month to fly to San Francisco?

The month of February is, on average, the cheapest month to fly to San Francisco from United Kingdom, with most prices found around £387. If you are unable to visit San Francisco during the month of February, then departing from United Kingdom during the month January is also very affordable. Most momondo users find prices during this month for around £399.

What is the absolute cheapest flight to San Francisco?

£61 is the cheapest deal found on momondo in the last two weeks for a flight to San Francisco. This flight is from Seattle and is 66% cheaper than most flights to San Francisco. To find the cheapest price to San Francisco from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.
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What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to San Francisco?

The cheapest day to depart on your flight to San Francisco is on a Wednesday when prices can be found for as low as £473. This is often the case because there is less demand to fly during this day of the week. Flights from United Kingdom to San Francisco on a Sunday will generally be more expensive and average around £513. Keep in mind that these prices on both days could fluctuate depending on the season and the demand.

What is the cheapest time of day to depart on your flight to San Francisco?

Our most recent data shows that the best time of day to fly to San Francisco is at midday. Flights from United Kingdom to San Francisco during this time can be as low as £484. Try not to purchase tickets in the evening because they tend to be around £517. Of course, these prices can vary depending on the time of year and what airport you fly to.

How long does it take to fly to San Francisco?

If you’re flying from a popular airport in United Kingdom, such as London Heathrow or Manchester, and flying into the most popular airport in San Francisco (San Francisco), then you can expect flight times to average 10h 55m and 13h 50m, respectively.

How far in advance should I book a flight to San Francisco?

In general, most travellers find the cheapest time to book a flight to San Francisco is about 42 days prior to their departure date, when tickets on average are £480. Keep in mind that you might also find cheap flights to San Francisco outside of this time window. In fact, momondo users recently found flights from United Kingdom to San Francisco for £420.

Cheapest flights to San Francisco airports

Find the cheapest flights to these San Francisco airports from your nearest city or airport
London Heathrow Airport
San Francisco

CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM London TO San Francisco

London (LON) to San Francisco (SFO)

Typically, flights to San Francisco from London are cheaper when flying from London to San Francisco, which has an average price of £480

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO SAN FRANCISCO FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTFebruary18% cheaperFlying from London Heathrow Airport to San Francisco costs on average just £405 in February
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO SAN FRANCISCO FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTJuly34% more expensiveIt costs about £658 for flights to San Francisco from London Heathrow Airport in July
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO SAN FRANCISCO FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTJuly308% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to San Francisco from London Heathrow Airport in July than any other month

Frequently asked questions about flying to San Francisco

How long does it take to fly to San Francisco?

You can get flights from the UK to the west coast of the USA from several cities in the UK. From London, you can touch down at San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, in about 11 hours. You can also find flights to San Francisco, USA, from other cities in the UK, although they take a bit longer. If you are coming from the north of the country, you can travel from Manchester in about 13 hours and 45 minutes, whereas a trip from Birmingham to this Californian city also takes approximately 13 hours and 45 minutes.

Where can you fly directly into San Francisco from?

You can get direct San Francisco flight deals from only one airport in the UK. However, there are also several other airports in the UK that operate this route, which require a transfer at another airport. Flights from London Heathrow Airport are direct and a very convenient option should you be able to leave from London. There are other London airports that operate this route too, but require one stop. London Gatwick in the south of the city offers indirect flights and requires one change, often in Calgary International Airport, whilst London City Airport operates a route that requires a change in Dublin Airport. If you are flying from Edinburgh Airport or Manchester Airport, you can take a flight that will change at London Heathrow first.

When is it best to fly to San Francisco to go sightseeing?

Sights like Fisherman's Wharf, Lombard Street, and Alcatraz are most enjoyable in months with moderate weather conditions like January, February, or December. Plan your flight to San Francisco for those months.

Is there an alternative airport near San Francisco?

Those flying to San Francisco could potentially find better pricing at Oakland Airport (12 mi from San Francisco city centre), Concord Buchanan Fld Airport (24 mi from San Francisco city centre), Napa County Airport (30 mi from San Francisco city centre), San Jose Airport (40 mi from San Francisco city centre) or Santa Rosa Sonoma County Airport (54 mi from San Francisco city centre) depending on the month and departure airport.

Is there a cheaper alternative to flying into San Francisco?

You can find deals at Oakland Airport for £53 on average, but that price can change based on your departure airport. To save money, try momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

When did momondo last update prices for flights to San Francisco Airport?

Prices for flights to San Francisco Airport are refreshed on a daily basis.

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How old do you have to be to fly to San Francisco Airport?

The minimum age for a child to fly alone is five, but airlines offering an unaccompanied minor (UNMR) service may have their age restrictions, such as regulations concerning flight duration, timing, and layovers. It is recommended that you verify with the airline you are booking with for travel to San Francisco Airport.

What documentation or ID do you need to fly to San Francisco Airport?

The travel and health documents required for your trip to San Francisco Airport can vary based on your itinerary and personal situation. As a rule, consider having multiple documents such as a national ID card or driver’s license, and a passport valid for six-months after you plan to arrive at San Francisco Airport. We always recommend checking with your airline or a trusted third party such as IATA to get advice.


San Francisco flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in United Kingdom to San Francisco found recently by users on momondo
Scandinavian Airlines
4 Apr
LHR06:40London Heathrow
17h 10m
1 stop
SFO15:50San Francisco
21 Apr
SFO17:40San Francisco
14h 20m
1 stop
LHR16:00London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
16 Apr
LGW12:00London Gatwick
16h 46m
1 stop
SFO20:46San Francisco
23 Apr
SFO11:40San Francisco
14h 20m
1 stop
LGW10:00London Gatwick
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
20 Apr
LHR06:00London Heathrow
16h 35m
1 stop
SFO14:35San Francisco
27 Apr
SFO16:20San Francisco
21h 40m
1 stop
LHR22:00London Heathrow
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
20 Apr
LHR06:00London Heathrow
16h 35m
1 stop
SFO14:35San Francisco
30 Apr
SFO16:20San Francisco
18h 30m
1 stop
LHR18:50London Heathrow
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
13 Apr
LHR06:00London Heathrow
16h 35m
1 stop
SFO14:35San Francisco
27 Apr
SFO16:20San Francisco
15h 15m
1 stop
LHR15:35London Heathrow
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
20 Apr
LHR06:00London Heathrow
16h 35m
1 stop
SFO14:35San Francisco
27 Apr
SFO16:20San Francisco
15h 15m
1 stop
LHR15:35London Heathrow

Find the cheapest one-way flights to San Francisco

If you're looking for one-way flights from United Kingdom to San Francisco, view some of our deals below provided by Vueling
Multiple Airlines
23 Apr
LGW16:45London Gatwick
29h 50m
2 stops
SFO14:35San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
30 Aug
LTN06:30London Luton
46h 50m
2 stops
SFO21:20San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
12 Mar
LGW14:00London Gatwick
37h 02m
2 stops
SFO20:02San Francisco

Visa requirements for visiting San Francisco

What passport or visa requirements are there when visiting San Francisco?

To visit San Francisco, you will need to ensure that your passport is valid for your entire stay. In addition, British citizens will need to apply for an ESTA before they travel, which is an alternative to a visa. It’s relatively cheap, costing just a few pounds.


Best things to do and see in San Francisco

What can you see and do in San Francisco?

A trip to San Francisco wouldn’t be the same without visiting the Golden Gate Bridge, a famous bridge structure that acts as the gateway to the city. As impressively tall as it is long, it’ll provide a picture perfect moment for your holiday. Take a trip out to Alcatraz Island, an old prison in San Francisco Bay. A notoriously hard prison to escape from, you’ll love hearing the tales being recounted by the park rangers. If you want to combine an aquarium with a planetarium and a rainforest, then you’re in luck, as California Academy of Sciences ticks all these boxes. An extremely immersive experience, you’ll want to spend a few hours here to see it all. The Walt Disney Family Museum is a lovely way to finish off your trip. Perfect for the whole family, you’ll get a great insight into the creation of some of your favourite Disney characters.


Why use momondo?

Why should I use momondo to find a flight deal to San Francisco?

Finding the right flight to San Francisco is quick and easy when you have a range of options in front of you, from reputable agents and recognisable airlines. These options can then be filtered down to find the best fit. That is what momondo does. We make finding flights to San Francisco quick and easy, saving you time and money.

Can I find flights to San Francisco with flexible booking policies on momondo?

Yes. momondo enables you to select and highlight flights to San Francisco with this policy.

How can momondo help me find flights to San Francisco?

Once you have performed a search in the form on the page, momondo provides useful filters and insights. We can show you the cheapest days and times to fly as well as filter your options to help you make an informed choice when booking flights to San Francisco.

I’m not ready to book a flight to San Francisco right now. Can momondo alert me if prices change?

Of course. momondo tracks the price of San Francisco flights. All you need is a valid email address and we will do the rest; it is that quick and easy.


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