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There are 6 ways to get from San Francisco to London by plane, subway or train

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Fly San Francisco to London Heathrow  •  12h 59m

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

£180 - £512

5 alternative options

BART to San Jose, fly to London Heathrow  •  14h 22m

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

£221 - £593

Fly San Francisco to London City  •  15h 18m

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

£247 - £482

Fly Oakland to London Heathrow  •  15h 18m

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

£271 - £463

Fly San Francisco to London Gatwick, train  •  16h 10m

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

£265 - £830

Fly San Francisco to London Stansted  •  18h 33m

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

£252 - £834

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to London is to BART and fly which costs $310 - $850 and takes 14h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to London is to fly which costs $250 - $750 and takes 12h 59m.

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The distance between San Francisco and London is 5385 miles.

It takes approximately 12h 59m 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 10m.

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London is 8h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 9:36 PM in San Francisco and 5:36 AM in London.

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

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There are 30572+ 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 26 min and costs $8 - $10.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to London.
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  • Distance: 5385.3 miles
  • Duration: 12h 59m

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

United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic and 11 other airlines fly from San Francisco to London Paddington hourly.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£280 - £1,000
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£290 - £1,200
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
14h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£290 - £1,200
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£450 - £1,100
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£210 - £950
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
15h 9m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£210 - £1,000
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£210 - £1,000
Flights from San Francisco to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
12h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£330 - £1,000
Flights from San Francisco to London City via Dublin
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
£260 - £700
Flights from San Francisco to London City via Philadelphia, Dublin
Ave. Duration
17h 24m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
£250 - £850
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Seattle
Ave. Duration
13h 22m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£330 - £700
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Denver
Ave. Duration
12h 55m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
£330 - £700
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£330 - £700
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£330 - £700
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£330 - £700
Flights from San Francisco to London Gatwick via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£250 - £800
Flights from San Francisco to London Gatwick via New York JFK, Dublin
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£360 - £900
Flights from San Francisco to London Gatwick via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
£250 - £800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£280 - £1,000
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£290 - £1,200
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
14h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£290 - £1,200
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£210 - £950
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
13h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£210 - £950
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
15h 9m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£210 - £1,000
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£210 - £1,000
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Denver
Ave. Duration
12h 55m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
£330 - £700
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Seattle
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£330 - £700
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£330 - £700
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£330 - £700
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£330 - £700
Flights from San Francisco to London Gatwick via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£250 - £800
Flights from San Francisco to London Gatwick via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
£250 - £800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£260 - £1,200
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
13h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£270 - £1,300
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Seattle
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£210 - £750
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£250 - £1,100
Flights from San Francisco to London City via Minneapolis, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£240 - £850
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
14h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£330 - £1,300
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
12h 26m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£330 - £1,300
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Seattle
Ave. Duration
12h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£280 - £1,100
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Salt Lake City, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£250 - £850
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Salt Lake City, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£240 - £850
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Detroit
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£240 - £850
Virgin Atlantic
Website
virginatlantic.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£260 - £1,200
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
13h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£270 - £1,300
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Seattle
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£210 - £750
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£250 - £1,100
Flights from San Francisco to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
19h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£330 - £1,000
Flights from San Francisco to London City via London Heathrow, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
16h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£390 - £1,600
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
12h 26m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£330 - £1,300
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Seattle
Ave. Duration
12h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£280 - £1,100
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Detroit
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£240 - £850
Flights from San Francisco to London Gatwick via Calgary
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£270 - £850
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£260 - £1,200
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
13h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£270 - £1,300
Flights from San Francisco to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
19h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£330 - £1,000
Flights from San Francisco to London City via Minneapolis, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£240 - £850
Flights from San Francisco to London City via London Heathrow, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
16h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£390 - £1,600
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
15h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£330 - £1,300
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
12h 26m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£330 - £1,300
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Seattle
Ave. Duration
12h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£280 - £1,100
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Detroit
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£240 - £850
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£280 - £1,000
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£450 - £1,100
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£210 - £950
Flights from San Francisco to London City via Dublin
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
£260 - £700
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Denver
Ave. Duration
12h 55m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
£330 - £700
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Seattle
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£330 - £700
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£330 - £700
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£330 - £700
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£330 - £700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£280 - £1,200
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Denver
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£280 - £1,200
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
12h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£280 - £1,200
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£280 - £1,200
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£280 - £1,200
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Houston
Ave. Duration
14h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£280 - £1,200
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Newark
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£280 - £1,200
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Denver
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£270 - £750
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Stansted via Dublin, Nantes
Ave. Duration
16h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£370 - £900
Flights from San Francisco to London Stansted via Newark, Dublin
Ave. Duration
16h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£270 - £750
Flights from San Francisco to London Stansted via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
20h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£270 - £750
Flights from San Francisco to London Stansted via Munich, Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
15h
When
Friday
Estimated price
£290 - £750
Flights from San Francisco to London Stansted via Zurich, Bremen
Ave. Duration
18h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£330 - £900
Flights from San Francisco to London Stansted via Paris CDG, Nantes
Ave. Duration
18h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£300 - £950
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£280 - £1,200
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Denver
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£280 - £1,200
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
12h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£280 - £1,200
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Calgary
Ave. Duration
14h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£280 - £1,900
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Denver
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£270 - £750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£280 - £1,200
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Zurich
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£260 - £1,200
Flights from San Francisco to London City via Zurich
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£320 - £1,000
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Denver
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£270 - £750
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Gatwick via Calgary
Ave. Duration
13h 52m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£270 - £850
Icelandair
Website
icelandair.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Gatwick via Seattle, Reykjavik Keflavik Nas
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£390 - £1,200
China Airlines
Website
china-airlines.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Gatwick via Madrid
Ave. Duration
14h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£260 - £900
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Stansted via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
18h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£370 - £900
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Stansted via Minneapolis, Reykjavik Keflavik Nas
Ave. Duration
17h 19m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£230 - £800
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Stansted via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
21h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£260 - £850
Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Powell Street to Milpitas
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
bart.gov

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