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

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Fly San Francisco to London Heathrow  •  13h 7m

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

£218 - £428

Cheapest option

Fly San Francisco to London City  •  15h 36m

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

£164 - £398

4 alternative options

Fly San Francisco to London Gatwick, train  •  13h 15m

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

£192 - £486

Caltrain to San Jose, fly to London Heathrow  •  14h 38m

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

£323 - £748

Fly Oakland to London Heathrow  •  15h 21m

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

£293 - £744

Fly San Francisco to Birmingham, train  •  15h 54m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Birmingham (BHX) SFO - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham International to London Euston

£273 - £943

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to London is to fly which costs $270 - $550 and takes 13h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to London is to fly which costs $270 - $550 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 6:46 PM in San Francisco and 2:46 AM in London.

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

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There are 8661+ 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 $3 - $5.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to London.
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  • Distance: 5385.3 miles
  • Duration: 13h 7m

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

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

Airlines
Virgin Atlantic
Website
virginatlantic.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£330 - £1,400
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
13h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£410 - £1,500
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
13h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£600 - £1,400
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£600 - £1,500
Flights from San Francisco to London Gatwick via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
15h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£280 - £1,300
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
12h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£470 - £1,100
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
13h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£460 - £1,100
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£500 - £1,300
Flights from San Francisco to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
13h 17m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£340 - £950
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£750 - £1,800
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
14h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£900 - £2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Birmingham via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£300 - £1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Birmingham via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£310 - £1,100
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£410 - £1,700
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£500 - £1,800
Flights from San Francisco to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£310 - £1,400
Flights from San Francisco to London Gatwick via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£290 - £1,200
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£380 - £1,800
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£950 - £1,900
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
14h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£950 - £1,900
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
£430 - £1,800
Flights from San Francisco to London City via London Heathrow, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
16h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£430 - £1,800
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Seattle
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£950 - £1,900
Flights from San Francisco to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
13h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£260 - £1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Birmingham via New York JFK, Dublin
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£320 - £1,400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£330 - £1,400
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
13h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£410 - £1,500
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
13h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£600 - £1,400
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£600 - £1,500
Flights from San Francisco to London Gatwick via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
15h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£280 - £1,300
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
12h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£470 - £1,100
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
13h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£460 - £1,100
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£500 - £1,300
Flights from San Francisco to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
13h 17m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£340 - £950
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£750 - £1,800
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
14h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£900 - £2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Birmingham via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£300 - £1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Birmingham via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£310 - £1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£410 - £1,700
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£500 - £1,800
Flights from San Francisco to London Gatwick via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£290 - £1,200
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£380 - £1,800
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£950 - £1,900
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
14h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£950 - £1,900
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
£430 - £1,800
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£1,100 - £1,900
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
16h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£1,000 - £1,900
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£330 - £1,400
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
13h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£410 - £1,500
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£600 - £1,500
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
12h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£470 - £1,100
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£500 - £1,300
Flights from San Francisco to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
13h 17m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£340 - £950
Flights from San Francisco to Birmingham via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£310 - £1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£400 - £1,800
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Denver
Ave. Duration
12h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£400 - £1,800
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Montreal
Ave. Duration
13h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£320 - £3,300
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Newark
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£400 - £1,800
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£400 - £1,800
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Denver
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£900 - £1,600
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Houston
Ave. Duration
14h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£900 - £1,600
Flights from San Francisco to Birmingham via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£280 - £1,100
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£400 - £1,800
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£400 - £1,800
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Denver
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£900 - £1,600
Flights from San Francisco to London City via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
16h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£280 - £750
Flights from San Francisco to Birmingham via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£280 - £1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Birmingham via Munich
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£310 - £1,200
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£330 - £1,400
Flights from San Francisco to London Gatwick via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
15h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£280 - £1,300
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
12h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£470 - £1,100
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
13h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£460 - £1,100
Flights from Oakland to London Heathrow via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£750 - £1,800
Flights from San Francisco to Birmingham via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£300 - £1,300
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£410 - £1,700
Flights from San Francisco to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£310 - £1,400
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£380 - £1,800
Flights from San Francisco to London City via Dublin
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£380 - £1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
13h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£260 - £1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Birmingham via Chicago O'Hare, Dublin
Ave. Duration
15h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£310 - £1,400
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£400 - £1,800
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Denver
Ave. Duration
12h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£400 - £1,800
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Montreal
Ave. Duration
13h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£320 - £3,300
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£400 - £1,800
Flights from San Jose to London Heathrow via Denver
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£900 - £1,600
Flights from San Francisco to Birmingham via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£270 - £900
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£400 - £1,800
Flights from San Francisco to London City via Zurich
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£290 - £850
Flights from San Francisco to Birmingham via Zurich
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£300 - £1,000
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Gatwick via Calgary
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£180 - £460
Flights from San Francisco to London Gatwick via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
18h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£190 - £470
Norwegian Air UK ltd
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£210 - £750
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Gatwick via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
15h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£220 - £750
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from San Francisco to Birmingham via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
18h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£340 - £1,100
Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £9
Schedules at
caltrain.com
London Northwestern Railway
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Birmingham International to London Euston
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £45
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single
£18 - £26
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45

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