Cheap Flights from London to San Francisco International
Flight information London to San Francisco International
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Average flight time, total distance 5367 miles
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Airlines that fly from London to San Francisco
Direct flights from London to San Francisco are available from London Heathrow Airport, served by United Airlines, British Airways, Delta and Virgin Atlantic.
Flights to San Francisco with one connection are also available from Heathrow, served by Aer Lingus with a connection in Dublin and KLM via Amsterdam. If you would prefer to fly from Gatwick Airport, flights with one connection are available from Aer Lingus via Dublin.
It is recommended that you arrive at the airport at least 3 hours before your flight to San Francisco is scheduled to depart. Online and mobile check in is offered by all airlines, and can save you time at the airport however you still need to ensure you leave enough time to drop off any hold luggage at the bag drop desks and then go through security.
United Airlines and Aer Lingus flights depart from Terminal 2, refurbished in 2014 you will now find a number of designer fashion brands, Harrods and high street favourite John Lewis in the departures lounge. Fast food and fine cuisine are both available, from caviar at the Caviar House & Prunier Seafood Bar to Yo! Sushi and Starbucks.
Delta and Virgin Atlantic flights to San Francisco depart from Terminal 3 with an array of shopping opportunities for designer labels, duty free deals and holiday essentials. Harrods, World of Whiskies and Zara are just a few of the many shops here. Food options are aplenty with British food from Rhubarb, Oriel French Restaurant, Italian at Strada and many snacks and coffee shops.
KLM flights depart from Terminal 4 and British Airways are based in Terminal 5, both terminals have a similar selection of shops and designer fashion brands such as Harrods, Ted Baker, Thomas Pink and somewhere for all the essentials; Boots and WHSmith.
4 hours of free Wi-Fi is available within all terminals of the airport and the mobile phone and laptop charging points will ensure you can remain connected.
Aer Lingus flights from Gatwick to San Francisco depart from the South Terminal. A variety of shops are located after security such as Harrods, Ernest Jones, Kurt Geiger and Sunglass Hut. Bars, restaurants and coffee shops cater for a variety of choices, whether it’s a meal before you go at Giraffe, Frankie & Benny’s and Nandos or somewhere to pick up a snack such as M&S Simply Food or Pret a Manger.
San Francisco Airport
San Francisco International Airport is located 13 miles south of San Francisco in San Mateo County. The airport has 4 terminals, one of which, the International Terminal (Terminal-I) is dedicated to international flights and is the destination for all direct flights to San Francisco from London.
The AirTrain at San Francisco Airport offers free transport around the airport between each of the terminals, the San Francisco Airport Car Rental Center and the BART Station. The BART station is the rail link between the airport and the city centre. Taxis and 5 bus routes are also available from the airport.
British passport holders can travel to the US for up to 90 days without the need for a visa thanks to the US Visa Waiver Programme. An ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation) form must be completed online before travelling to ensure you get authorisation to travel to the US.
What to expect in San Francisco
San Francisco is known to be one of the most expensive cities in the US, and you will notice almost all aspects of your trip to the city will cost more than it would in London. The city has an all year round mild climate and is one of the coolest cities in the US during the summer months, these are typically cooler than London. There is an 8 hour time difference between the UK and San Francisco.
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