COVID-19 Travel restrictions may apply upon entering United Kingdom. Learn More.

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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly San Francisco to London Heathrow  •  13h 6m

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

£171 - £403

4 alternative options

Fly San Francisco to London Gatwick, train  •  13h 12m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to London Gatwick (LGW) SFO - LGW
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria

£195 - £411

BART to San Jose, fly to London Heathrow  •  14h 26m

  1. Take the BART from Powell Street to Milpitas
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to London Heathrow (LHR) SJC - LHR

£232 - £796

Fly San Francisco to London City  •  15h 42m

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

£257 - £663

Fly Oakland to London Heathrow  •  15h 17m

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to London Heathrow (LHR) OAK - LHR

£343 - £3,843

United States → United Kingdom
Restricted

Travel safe during COVID-19

International entry into United Kingdom from United States

Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Show More. Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), South Korea, Malaysia, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, San Marino, Turkey, Vatican, Thailand and Singapore

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

Conditions of entry to United Kingdom

14-day mandatory self-quarantine
Show More. This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area, South Korea, Malaysia, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, San Marino, Thailand and Vatican with the exception of Luxembourg, Bulgaria, Romania, Andorra, Belgium, Serbia, France, Netherlands, Monaco, Malta, Austria, Croatia, Spain, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Hungary, Portugal, Slovenia, Denmark, Iceland, Slovakia, Turkey, Poland, Italy, San Marino and Vatican

Rules to follow in United Kingdom

2m

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from United States

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


No, entry into United Kingdom from United States is currently restricted.

Explore options for future travel

Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

Explore travel options

The COVID-19 helpline number in London is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in London is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in London is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus hotline on 111.

Yes, entry into United States from United Kingdom is currently restricted.

Explore options for future travel.

Exceptions may apply, for full details: UK Government.
We're working around the clock to bring you the latest COVID-19 Travel Safe information from official sources.
To the best of our knowledge, these details are correct as of the last update: 20 Oct 2020.

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to London is to fly and train which costs $250 - $550 and takes 13h 12m.

More details

The quickest way to get from San Francisco to London is to fly which costs $220 - $550 and takes 13h 6m.

More details

The distance between San Francisco and London is 5385 miles.

It takes approximately 13h 6m to get from San Francisco to London, including transfers.

More details

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

Search flights

London is 8h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 3:51 AM in San Francisco and 11:51 AM in London.

Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, Air Canada and five other airlines offer flights from San Francisco Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

Search flights

There are 30685+ hotels available in London. Prices start at £75 per night.

More details

The best way to get from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport is to BART which takes 30 min and costs $8 - $10.

More details

Map of how to get from San Francisco to London.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 5385.3 miles
  • Duration: 13h 6m

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

Virgin Atlantic, United Airlines and eight other airlines fly from San Francisco to London Paddington every 30 minutes.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£460 - £1,500
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£480 - £2,500
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£480 - £2,500
Flights from San Francisco to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
12h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£500 - £650
Flights from San Francisco to London Gatwick via Madrid
Ave. Duration
18h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£550 - £2,000
Flights from San Francisco to London Gatwick via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
15h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£500 - £1,600
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£390 - £1,700
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£430 - £1,800
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£430 - £1,800
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
15h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£430 - £1,800
Flights from San Francisco to London City via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
14h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£500 - £1,900
Flights from San Francisco to London City via Dublin
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£470 - £1,200
Flights from San Francisco to London City via London Heathrow, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
16h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£500 - £1,900
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Seattle
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£1,100 - £2,300
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£1,100 - £2,300
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
12h 38m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£650 - £1,700
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Portland
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£1,100 - £2,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£460 - £1,500
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£480 - £2,500
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£480 - £2,500
Flights from San Francisco to London Gatwick via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
15h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£500 - £1,600
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£390 - £1,700
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£430 - £1,800
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£430 - £1,800
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
15h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£430 - £1,800
Flights from San Francisco to London City via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
14h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£500 - £1,900
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£1,100 - £2,300
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Seattle
Ave. Duration
12h 37m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£1,100 - £2,300
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
12h 38m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£650 - £1,700
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Portland
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£1,100 - £2,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£500 - £1,900
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
13h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£490 - £1,800
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£490 - £1,800
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£170 - £550
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£170 - £600
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£190 - £650
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
14h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£170 - £550
Flights from San Francisco to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
13h 17m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£650 - £1,900
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
14h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£200 - £650
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£330 - £1,000
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£330 - £1,000
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£460 - £1,500
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£480 - £2,500
Flights from San Francisco to London Gatwick via Madrid
Ave. Duration
18h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£550 - £2,000
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£390 - £1,700
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
15h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£430 - £1,800
Flights from San Francisco to London City via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
14h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£500 - £1,900
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£1,100 - £2,300
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Seattle
Ave. Duration
12h 37m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£1,100 - £2,300
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
12h 38m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£650 - £1,700
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Portland
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£1,100 - £2,300
Virgin Atlantic
Website
virginatlantic.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£500 - £1,900
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
13h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£490 - £1,800
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£490 - £1,800
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£170 - £550
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£170 - £600
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£190 - £650
Flights from San Francisco to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
13h 17m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£650 - £1,900
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£330 - £1,000
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£330 - £1,000
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£500 - £1,900
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
13h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£490 - £1,800
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£190 - £650
Flights from San Francisco to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
13h 17m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£650 - £1,900
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£330 - £1,000
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£330 - £1,000
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£460 - £1,500
Flights from San Francisco to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
12h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£500 - £650
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£390 - £1,700
Flights from San Francisco to London City via Dublin
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£470 - £1,200
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£1,100 - £2,300
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Seattle
Ave. Duration
12h 37m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£1,100 - £2,300
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
12h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£1,100 - £2,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£550 - £1,400
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Toronto
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£550 - £1,300
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£550 - £1,400
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£550 - £1,400
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Denver
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£400 - £950
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Houston
Ave. Duration
13h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£400 - £950
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£280 - £850
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£550 - £1,400
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£550 - £1,400
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£550 - £1,400
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Denver
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£400 - £950
Flights from San Francisco to London City via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
15h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£380 - £1,100
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£280 - £850
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£500 - £1,900
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£490 - £1,800
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£170 - £550
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£330 - £1,000
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£330 - £1,000
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£550 - £1,400
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Toronto
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£550 - £1,300
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£550 - £1,400
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Denver
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£400 - £950
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£280 - £850
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£550 - £1,400
Flights from San Francisco to London City via Zurich
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£360 - £1,200
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£280 - £850
Norwegian Air UK ltd
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
10h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£200 - £700
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Gatwick via Calgary
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£440 - £600
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Gatwick via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£390 - £1,100
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from San Francisco to London City via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£400 - £850
Train operators

Want to know more about travelling around United Kingdom

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.