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About Flights to San Francisco

Summary info about San Francisco flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price

£218

Best Return Price

£310

Fastest flight time

16h 30m

Operated By

5 airlines
The best one-way flight price to San Francisco from United Kingdom in the last 72 hours is £218 (London Stansted to San Francisco).
The best return flight price to San Francisco from United Kingdom in the last 72 hours is £310 (London Gatwick to San Francisco).
The fastest flight to San Francisco from United Kingdom takes 16h 30m (London Heathrow to San Francisco).
There are 5 airlines operating flights to San Francisco, including British Airways, Lufthansa and Virgin Atlantic.

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 Heathrow Airport (LHR) to San Jose (SJC)

Typically, flights to San Francisco from London are cheaper when flying from London Heathrow to San Jose, which has an average price of £476

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO SAN FRANCISCO FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTFebruary19% cheaperFlying from London Heathrow Airport to San Francisco costs on average just £421 in February
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO SAN FRANCISCO FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTDecember18% more expensiveIt costs about £616 for flights to San Francisco from London Heathrow Airport in December
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO SAN FRANCISCO FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTDecember268% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to San Francisco from London Heathrow Airport in December than any other month

When is the best time 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.

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.

£56 is the cheapest deal found on momondo in the last two weeks for a flight to San Francisco. This flight is from Santa Ana and is 91% 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.

The month of February is, on average, the cheapest month to fly to San Francisco from United Kingdom, with most prices found around £433. If you are unable to visit San Francisco during the month of February, then departing from United Kingdom during the month March is also very affordable. Most momondo users find prices during this month for around £456.

In general, most travellers find the cheapest time to book a flight to San Francisco is about 60 days prior to their departure date, when tickets on average are £508. 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 £310.

The cheapest day to depart on your flight to San Francisco is on a Wednesday when prices can be found for as low as £511. 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 £593. Keep in mind that these prices on both days could fluctuate depending on the season and the demand.

Our most recent data shows that the best time of day to fly to San Francisco is in the morning. Flights from United Kingdom to San Francisco during this time can be as low as £537. Try not to purchase tickets in the afternoon because they tend to be around £571. Of course, these prices can vary depending on the time of year and what airport you fly to.

During the warmer months, hikers around the San Francisco area find that parks like Alamo Square are the best for taking long walks with their families and/or pets. Those looking for this type of experience are likely best suited to fly to San Francisco in March, April, or May.

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

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.

You can find deals at Santa Rosa Sonoma County Airport for £413pp on average, but that price can change based on your departure airport. To save money, try momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.



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
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
16 Nov
LGW11:35London Gatwick
30h 20m
1 stop
SFO17:55San Francisco
5 Dec
SFO11:40San Francisco
33h 10m
1 stop
LGW20:50London Gatwick
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
16 Nov
LGW11:35London Gatwick
30h 20m
1 stop
SFO17:55San Francisco
5 Dec
SFO11:40San Francisco
33h 10m
1 stop
LGW20:50London Gatwick
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
30 Nov
LGW11:35London Gatwick
30h 20m
1 stop
SFO17:55San Francisco
12 Jan
SFO11:40San Francisco
15h 05m
1 stop
LGW02:45London Gatwick
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
30 Nov
LHR13:30London Heathrow
28h 25m
1 stop
SFO17:55San Francisco
12 Jan
SFO11:40San Francisco
22h 00m
1 stop
LHR09:40London Heathrow
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
16 Nov
LGW11:35London Gatwick
30h 20m
1 stop
SFO17:55San Francisco
8 Dec
SFO11:40San Francisco
15h 05m
1 stop
LGW02:45London Gatwick
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
18 Nov
LGW11:35London Gatwick
30h 20m
1 stop
SFO17:55San Francisco
5 Dec
SFO11:40San Francisco
33h 10m
1 stop
LGW20:50London Gatwick

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 TAP AIR PORTUGAL and Vueling
Multiple Airlines
11 Oct
STN18:10London Stansted
52h 00m
2 stops
SFO22:10San Francisco
Vueling
12 Oct
LGW17:45London Gatwick
28h 25m
1 stop
SFO22:10San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
12 Oct
LGW17:45London Gatwick
28h 25m
1 stop
SFO22:10San Francisco

Which airlines fly to San Francisco?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to San Francisco

Which airlines fly to San Francisco?

Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, Lufthansa and Norwegian Air UK are the most popular airlines that fly from United Kingdom to San Francisco on a routine basis, according to our data. You should be able to find flights to San Francisco with these airlines and other airlines flying from United Kingdom.

SWISS Flights to San Francisco

The most popular airline for flights to San Francisco on momondo is SWISS, which operates 21 flights in this direction every week. Most depart out of London Heathrow, with the best deal for SWISS flights to San Francisco being £421 (round-trip, Birmingham to San Francisco, momondo searches within the last 72 hours). In 134 SWISS reviews, it is rated 8.4 by momondo users.

Turkish Airlines Flights to San Francisco

Turkish Airlines flight deals to San Francisco start from £536 - this is the best price found recently on momondo, and was a return journey departing from Manchester. Over any normal week, Turkish Airlines flight prices are typically higher, but vary depending on where you fly from - Istanbul is the most popular Turkish Airlines departure point to San Francisco so generally has the most availability. Turkish Airlines is scored a 8.3/10 in 128 reviews.


Best first class flights to San Francisco

Compare and see reviews for airlines with premium cabins that fly to San Francisco
AirlineRatingFirst ClassPrice
SWISSPriceFrom £494First ClassRating
8.4
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Virgin AtlanticPriceFrom £370First ClassRating
7.9
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DeltaPriceFrom £326First ClassRating
7.8
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KLMPriceFrom £381First ClassRating
7.7
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Air FrancePriceFrom £410First ClassRating
7.7
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FinnairPriceFrom £366First ClassRating
7.6
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Air CanadaPriceFrom £380First ClassRating
7.4
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LufthansaPriceFrom £329First ClassRating
7.3
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United AirlinesPriceFrom £292First ClassRating
7.2
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IberiaPriceFrom £376First ClassRating
7.1
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Austrian AirlinesPriceFrom £414First ClassRating
7.1
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American AirlinesPriceFrom £419First ClassRating
7.1
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Brussels AirlinesPriceFrom £404First ClassRating
6.9
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British AirwaysPriceFrom £406First ClassRating
6.5
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      Airports near San Francisco

      Below you will find all the airports in San Francisco along with their distance from the city centre

      How do you get to the city centre from San Francisco airport?

      San Francisco International Airport is well-connected to the city centre. It’s about a 35-minute car journey, so getting a taxi from outside the terminal building is a great option. These are convenient, as they run throughout the night too, but they can be quite expensive. You could also opt for the metro, which leaves approximately every 20 minutes and is reasonably priced. To do this, follow the signs to the yellow line of ‘Bay Area Rapid Transit’ upon arrival. You can also hop on the number 292 or 398 bus, both of which take about 75 minutes and are a cheaper alternative. Just follow the signs for the buses once you’ve collected your baggage.


      Popular routes to San Francisco

      Most frequently searched flights to San Francisco along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
      London to San Francisco Flights
      Fastest flight time11h 00m
      Cheapest price£310
      Manchester to San Francisco Flights
      Fastest flight time15h 30m
      Cheapest price£417
      Dubai to San Francisco Flights
      Fastest flight time15h 50m
      Cheapest price£1,036
      Birmingham to San Francisco Flights
      Fastest flight time14h 35m
      Cheapest price£454
      Boston to San Francisco Flights
      Fastest flight time6h 46m
      Cheapest price£304
      Glasgow to San Francisco Flights
      Fastest flight time13h 35m
      Cheapest price£503
      Paris to San Francisco Flights
      Fastest flight time11h 25m
      Cheapest price£598
      Edinburgh to San Francisco Flights
      Fastest flight time14h 50m
      Cheapest price£469
      Dublin to San Francisco Flights
      Fastest flight time11h 00m
      Cheapest price£454
      Bristol to San Francisco Flights
      Fastest flight time13h 25m
      Cheapest price£505
      Orlando to San Francisco Flights
      Fastest flight time5h 48m
      Cheapest price£712
      Las Vegas to San Francisco Flights
      Fastest flight time1h 34m
      Cheapest price£64
      Newcastle upon Tyne to San Francisco Flights
      Fastest flight time14h 25m
      Cheapest price£522
      Los Angeles to San Francisco Flights
      Fastest flight time1h 20m
      Cheapest price£89
      Leeds to San Francisco Flights
      Fastest flight time14h 15m
      Cheapest price£552
      Southampton to San Francisco Flights
      Fastest flight time16h 30m
      Cheapest price£580
      Berlin to San Francisco Flights
      Fastest flight time29h 04m
      Cheapest price£610
      Manila to San Francisco Flights
      Fastest flight time13h 00m
      Cheapest price£733
      Copenhagen to San Francisco Flights
      Fastest flight time11h 05m
      Cheapest price£1,303
      Lisbon to San Francisco Flights
      Fastest flight time12h 40m
      Cheapest price£859

      Visa requirements for 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.


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      Best things to do and see 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?

      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.

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

      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.

      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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