Duration 13h 7m
Distance 5385 miles
Average price £370
Possible routes 5 found

There are 5 ways to get from San Francisco to London by plane or train

We recommend flying from San Francisco to London Heathrow, which is the fastest option and takes around 13h 7m. Alternatively, flying from San Francisco to London Gatwick and then taking the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria is the cheapest option and takes around 13h 21m.

Recommended route
Fastest
13h 7m
£150 - £792
Alternative routes

Fly San Francisco to London Gatwick, train • 13h 21m

  1. San Francisco
  2. Gatwick Airport
  3. London Victoria
13h 21m
Cheapest
£204 - £1,830
15h 37m
£146 - £912

Caltrain to San Jose, fly to London Heathrow • 14h 34m

  1. San Francisco Caltrain
  2. San Jose
  3. London Paddington
14h 34m
£153 - £1,248
15h 11m
£172 - £1,143

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from San Francisco to London? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to London is to fly and train which costs $260 - $2,400 and takes 13h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to London is to fly which costs $190 - $1,100 and takes 13h 7m.

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The distance between San Francisco and London is 5385 miles.

It takes approximately 13h 7m 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 10h 15m.

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London is 8h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 6:11 PM in San Francisco and 2:11 AM in London.

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

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There are 6162+ hotels available in London. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport is to BART which takes 29 min and costs $6 - $9.

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How to travel from San Francisco to London

Find all the possible transport options for your trip from San Francisco to London right here. Rome2rio displays up to date schedules, route maps, journey times and estimated fares from relevant transport operators, ensuring you can make an informed decision about which option will suit you best. Click the map below to see more travel options.

What companies run services between San Francisco and London?

Virgin Atlantic, British Airways and 10 other airlines fly from San Francisco to London Paddington every 30 minutes.
Airlines
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Every day
Estimated price
£280 - £1,800

About British Airways

Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£280 - £1,800
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£450 - £1,600
Flights from San Francisco to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£470 - £1,900
Flights from San Francisco to London Gatwick via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
14h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£390 - £2,500
Flights from San Francisco to London City via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£340 - £2,600
Flights from San Francisco to London City via London Heathrow, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
16h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£340 - £2,600
Flights from San Francisco to London City via London Heathrow, Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£340 - £2,600
Flights from San Francisco to London City via Dublin
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£250 - £1,000
Flights from San Francisco to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
12h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£260 - £1,100
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£280 - £1,800
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£300 - £1,800
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
15h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£300 - £1,800
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Seattle
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£950 - £3,100
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£950 - £3,100
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Denver
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£950 - £3,100
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Every day
Estimated price
£280 - £1,800

About American Airlines

Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£280 - £1,800
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
13h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£310 - £2,000
Flights from San Francisco to London Gatwick via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
14h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£390 - £2,500
Flights from San Francisco to London City via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£340 - £2,600
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£280 - £1,800
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£300 - £1,800
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
15h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£300 - £1,800
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£850 - £2,900
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
15h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£900 - £3,000
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Seattle
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£950 - £3,100
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Denver
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£950 - £3,100
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
Frequency
Every day
Estimated price
£290 - £1,700

About Delta

Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£290 - £1,700
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
12h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£370 - £1,700
Flights from San Francisco to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
14h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£350 - £1,700
Flights from San Francisco to London City via Salt Lake City, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
15h 56m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£350 - £1,700
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£380 - £1,700
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
13h 41m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£430 - £2,000
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£410 - £1,900
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£500 - £2,300
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£310 - £1,800
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Salt Lake City, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
15h 22m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£340 - £2,100
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Every day
Estimated price
£280 - £1,800

About Aer Lingus

Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£280 - £1,800
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£450 - £1,600
Flights from San Francisco to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£470 - £1,900
Flights from San Francisco to London City via Dublin
Ave. Duration
13h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£340 - £950
Flights from San Francisco to London City via Chicago O'Hare, Dublin
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£430 - £900
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£280 - £1,800
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Seattle
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£950 - £3,100
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£950 - £3,100
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Denver
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£950 - £3,100
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
Frequency
Every day
Estimated price
£290 - £2,000

About United Airlines

Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£290 - £2,000
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Calgary
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£280 - £1,800
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£290 - £2,000
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£290 - £2,000
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Toronto
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£280 - £1,800
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Denver
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£330 - £1,700
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Houston
Ave. Duration
14h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£330 - £1,700
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£330 - £1,300
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
Frequency
Every day
Estimated price
£290 - £1,700

About Virgin Atlantic

Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£290 - £1,700
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
12h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£370 - £1,700
Flights from San Francisco to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
14h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£350 - £1,700
Flights from San Francisco to London City via Salt Lake City, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
15h 56m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£350 - £1,700
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£380 - £1,700
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
13h 41m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£430 - £2,000
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£500 - £2,300
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£310 - £1,800
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
Frequency
Every day
Estimated price
£290 - £2,000

About Air Canada

Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£290 - £2,000
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Calgary
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£280 - £1,800
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£290 - £2,000
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Toronto
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£280 - £1,800
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Toronto
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£290 - £1,600
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Denver
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£330 - £1,700
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£330 - £1,300
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Every day
Estimated price
£280 - £1,800

About Iberia

Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£280 - £1,800
Flights from San Francisco to London Gatwick via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£1,200 - £3,500
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£280 - £1,800
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Seattle
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£950 - £3,100
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£950 - £3,100
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Denver
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£950 - £3,100
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
Frequency
Every day
Estimated price
£290 - £2,000

About Lufthansa

Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£290 - £2,000
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£290 - £2,000
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£290 - £2,000
Flights from San Francisco to London City via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£280 - £1,100
Flights from San Francisco to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
15h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£280 - £1,100
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£330 - £1,300
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
Frequency
Every day
Estimated price
£290 - £1,700

About KLM

Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£290 - £1,700
Flights from San Francisco to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
14h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£350 - £1,700
Flights from San Francisco to London City via Salt Lake City, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
15h 56m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£350 - £1,700
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
13h 41m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£430 - £2,000
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£310 - £1,800
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
Frequency
Every day
Estimated price
£290 - £2,000

About Swiss

Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£290 - £2,000
Flights from San Francisco to London City via Zurich
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£290 - £1,500
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£330 - £1,300
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
Frequency
Sunday
Estimated price
£1,200 - £2,300

About WestJet

Flights from San Francisco to London Gatwick via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£1,200 - £2,300
Flights from San Francisco to London Gatwick via Calgary
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£1,200 - £2,300
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
Frequency
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£240 - £950

About Norwegian Air UK ltd

Flights from San Francisco to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£240 - £950
Ave. Duration
14h 50m
Frequency
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£250 - £1,600

About TAP Portugal

Flights from San Francisco to London Gatwick via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
14h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£250 - £1,600
Train operators
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £18
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £9

About Caltrain

Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £9
Schedules at
caltrain.com

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