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There are 7 ways to get from San Francisco to London by plane or train

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Fly San Francisco to London Heathrow  •  13 h 8 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to London Heathrow (LHR) SFO - LHR

$312 - $848

Cheapest option

Fly Oakland to London Gatwick  •  13 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to London Gatwick (LGW) OAK - LGW

$265 - $946

5 alternative options

Caltrain to San Jose, fly to London Heathrow  •  14 h 31 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to London Heathrow (LHR) SJC - LHR

$317 - $956

Fly San Francisco to London City  •  15 h 30 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to London City (LCY) SFO - LCY

$309 - $913

Fly San Francisco to Southend, train  •  16 h 37 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Southend (SEN) SFO - SEN
  2. Take the train from Southend Airport to London Liverpool Street

$524 - $1,534

Fly San Francisco to London Stansted  •  16 h 48 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to London Stansted (STN) SFO - STN

$331 - $1,533

Fly San Francisco to Norwich, train  •  20 h 56 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Norwich (NWI) SFO - NWI
  2. Take the train from Norwich to London Liverpool Street

$609 - $3,085

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to London is to fly which costs $260 - $950 and takes 13 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to London is to fly which costs $310 - $850 and takes 13 h 8 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and London is 5385 miles.

It takes approximately 13 h 8 min to get from San Francisco to London, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 10 h 15 min.

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London is 8 h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 7:43 AM in San Francisco and 3:43 PM in London.

Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, Icelandair and two other airlines offer flights from San Francisco Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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There are 8838+ hotels available in London. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport is to BART which takes 28 min and costs $6 - $9.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to London.
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  • Distance: 5385.3 miles
  • Duration: 13 h 8 min

What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and London, England?

Virgin Atlantic, British Airways and nine other airlines fly from San Francisco to London hourly.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,500
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
12 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,700
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
12 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,700
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,400
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Detroit
Ave. Duration
13 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,400
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
13 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $2,400
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
14 h 9 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,400
Flights from San Francisco to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
14 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,700
Flights from San Francisco to Norwich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
17 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$950 - $4,200
Flights from San Francisco to Norwich via Salt Lake City, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
17 h 14 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $3,600
Flights from San Francisco to Norwich via Detroit, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
15 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $3,100
Flights from San Francisco to Norwich via Minneapolis, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
17 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $3,700
Flights from San Francisco to Norwich via Atlanta, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
18 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,100 - $4,600
Flights from San Francisco to Norwich via Seattle, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $3,000
Flights from San Francisco to Norwich via New York JFK, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
18 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $3,200
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
12 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,700
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
14 h 9 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,400
Flights from San Francisco to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
14 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,700
Flights from San Francisco to Norwich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
17 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$950 - $4,200
Flights from San Francisco to Norwich via Salt Lake City, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
15 h 29 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$950 - $4,200
Flights from San Francisco to Norwich via Detroit, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
15 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $3,100
Flights from San Francisco to Norwich via Paris CDG, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
17 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$900 - $4,500
Flights from San Francisco to Norwich via Minneapolis, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
17 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $3,700
Flights from San Francisco to Norwich via Atlanta, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
18 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,100 - $4,600
Flights from San Francisco to Norwich via Seattle, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $3,000
Flights from San Francisco to Norwich via New York JFK, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
18 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $3,200
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,100
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,000
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
13 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,700
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
14 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,700
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
14 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,700
Flights from San Francisco to London City via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
14 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,700
Flights from San Francisco to London City via London Heathrow, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
16 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,700
Flights from San Francisco to Norwich via Dublin, Manchester
Ave. Duration
18 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $3,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,400
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
13 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,400
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
13 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,400
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
13 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,400
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Newark
Ave. Duration
13 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,400
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Houston
Ave. Duration
14 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,000
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Denver
Ave. Duration
14 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,000
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
15 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,000
Flights from San Francisco to London City via Zurich
Ave. Duration
13 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,100
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,000
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
13 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,700
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
14 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,700
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
14 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,700
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
14 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,700
Flights from San Francisco to London City via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
14 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Southend via Newark, Dublin
Ave. Duration
15 h 50 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,300
Flights from San Francisco to London Stansted via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
15 h
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,800
Flights from San Francisco to London Stansted via Dublin
Ave. Duration
15 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$900 - $2,700
Flights from San Francisco to London Stansted via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
15 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,300
Flights from San Francisco to London Stansted via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
16 h 25 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$700 - $3,000
Flights from San Francisco to London Stansted via Madrid
Ave. Duration
17 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$700 - $3,000
Flights from San Francisco to London Stansted via Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Dublin
Ave. Duration
15 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,800
Flights from San Francisco to London Stansted via Chicago O'Hare, Dublin
Ave. Duration
15 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,200
Flights from San Francisco to London Stansted via Boston, Dublin
Ave. Duration
15 h 45 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,400
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
13 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,400
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
13 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,400
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
13 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,400
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,500
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Denver
Ave. Duration
14 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,000
Flights from San Francisco to London City via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
13 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,200
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,100
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,000
Flights from San Francisco to London City via Dublin
Ave. Duration
13 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,400
Flights from San Francisco to Southend via Dublin
Ave. Duration
16 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$950 - $2,700
Flights from San Francisco to Southend via Chicago O'Hare, Dublin
Ave. Duration
17 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,900
Virgin Atlantic
Website
virginatlantic.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,500
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
12 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,700
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
12 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,400
Flights from San Francisco to London City via Zurich
Ave. Duration
13 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,100
Primera Air
Website
primeraair.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Stansted via Reykjavik Keflavik Nas
Ave. Duration
13 h 25 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,800
Flights from San Francisco to London Stansted via Newark
Ave. Duration
13 h 26 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to London Stansted via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
14 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to London Stansted via Toronto
Ave. Duration
15 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from San Francisco to Southend via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
12 h 55 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,800
Flights from San Francisco to Southend via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
19 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,200
Flights from San Francisco to London Stansted via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
13 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,200
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from San Francisco to Southend via Manchester
Ave. Duration
13 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,500
Flights from San Francisco to Southend via Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Manchester
Ave. Duration
15 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,900
Icelandair
Website
icelandair.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Reykjavik Keflavik Nas
Ave. Duration
12 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,900
Norwegian Air UK ltd
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Oakland to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,900
WOW air
Website
wowair.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Stansted via Reykjavik Keflavik Nas
Ave. Duration
19 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Stansted via Zurich, Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,600
Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Southend Airport to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Norwich to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk

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