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

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

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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

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Fly Oakland to London Gatwick  •  13 h 21 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 - $953

Fly San Francisco to London City  •  15 h 28 min

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

$309 - $913

Fly San Francisco to London Stansted  •  16 h 43 min

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

$331 - $1,533

Fly San Francisco to Southend, train  •  18 h 7 min

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

$374 - $1,534

Fly San Francisco to Manchester, train  •  16 h 4 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Manchester (MAN) SFO - MAN
  2. Take the train from Wilmslow to London Euston

$377 - $1,021

Questions & Answers

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 6:37 PM in San Francisco and 2:37 AM in London.

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

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There are 8331+ 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 .

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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 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,500
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
12 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,700
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
12 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,700
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
13 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,600
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Detroit
Ave. Duration
12 h 58 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,700
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,400
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
12 h 58 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,400
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
13 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,400
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
13 h 51 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,400
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Detroit
Ave. Duration
14 h 50 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,400
Flights from San Francisco to London City via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
14 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,700
Flights from San Francisco to London City via Minneapolis, Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
15 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,700
Flights from San Francisco to Manchester via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,900
Flights from San Francisco to Manchester via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $2,800
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 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 Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
14 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,700
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
14 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,700
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
14 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,700
Flights from San Francisco to London City via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
14 h 45 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
Ave. Duration
16 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,700
Flights from San Francisco to Manchester via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,000
Flights from San Francisco to Manchester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $3,800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,400
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Montreal
Ave. Duration
13 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Newark
Ave. Duration
13 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,400
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,000
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
13 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,500
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Denver
Ave. Duration
14 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,000
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Houston
Ave. Duration
15 h 2 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
Flights from San Francisco to Manchester via Newark
Ave. Duration
13 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,500
Flights from San Francisco to Manchester via Toronto
Ave. Duration
14 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Manchester via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
13 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $2,900
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 Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
14 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,700
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
14 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,700
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
14 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,700
Flights from San Francisco to London City via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
14 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,700
Flights from San Francisco to Manchester via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,000
Flights from San Francisco to Manchester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $3,800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
13 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,600
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,400
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
13 h 51 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,400
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Detroit
Ave. Duration
14 h 50 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,400
Flights from San Francisco to London City via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
14 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,700
Flights from San Francisco to London City via Minneapolis, Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
15 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,700
Flights from San Francisco to Manchester via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,900
Virgin Atlantic
Website
virginatlantic.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,500
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
12 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,700
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
12 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,700
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,400
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
13 h 51 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,400
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
13 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,500
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Denver
Ave. Duration
14 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,000
Flights from San Francisco to London City via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
16 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to London Stansted via Munich
Ave. Duration
19 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,400
Flights from San Francisco to Manchester via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,300
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 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 15 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 25 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
Flights from San Francisco to Southend via Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Dublin
Ave. Duration
15 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,500
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,400
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Montreal
Ave. Duration
13 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,100
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Denver
Ave. Duration
14 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,000
Flights from San Francisco to Manchester via Toronto
Ave. Duration
14 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,100
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,400
Flights from San Francisco to London City via Zurich
Ave. Duration
13 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Manchester via Zurich
Ave. Duration
14 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,600
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
14 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to London Stansted via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
15 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Stansted via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
13 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,200
Flights from San Francisco to Southend via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
17 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $4,000
Flights from San Francisco to Southend via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
17 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$850 - $3,800
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from San Francisco to Southend via Manchester
Ave. Duration
16 h 40 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,500
Flights from San Francisco to Southend via Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Manchester
Ave. Duration
14 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,900
Flights from San Francisco to Southend via Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Dublin
Ave. Duration
15 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,500
Icelandair
Website
icelandair.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Reykjavik Keflavik Nas
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,900
Flights from San Francisco to Manchester via Reykjavik Keflavik Nas
Ave. Duration
12 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,500
Thomas Cook
Website
thomascookairlines.com
Flights from San Francisco to Manchester
Ave. Duration
10 h 2 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,200
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from San Francisco to Manchester via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $2,800
Norwegian Air UK ltd
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Oakland to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 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
13 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Stansted via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
14 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $1,800
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
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Wilmslow to London Euston
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $160

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