Cheap Flights from San Francisco International to Melbourne (SFO - MELA)

Flight information San Francisco International to Melbourne

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Average flight time, total distance 7880 miles

15h 30min

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3 airports

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Flights from San Francisco to London

This information is correct as of May 2016


Airlines that fly from San Francisco to London

British Airways, United Airlines and Virgin Atlantic fly direct from San Francisco to London-Heathrow.


Terminal Information – Departing

This is only a guideline. Always check your boarding pass for up-to-date terminal information.

Flights to London leave from the international terminal. This terminal has a wide range of shops where you can splash the last of your dollars. Enjoy duty free shopping in designer stores like Coach, Burberry, Gucci and Hermes or browse art as SFMOMA Museum Store. Dining options include international favourites like Mexican and Italian food as well as American style burgers and salads. The international terminal also has a couple of museums, a spa, and #converge@flySFO: a meeting space for discussing business ideas.


Terminal Information – Arriving

British Airways flights arrive at terminal 5, Virgin Atlantic land at terminal 3, and United land at terminal 2. All three terminals are well connected to the city by public transport. The fastest way to get to London is the Heathrow Express train, which calls at terminal 5 and the station for terminals 2 & 3. The journey takes 15 minutes to reach Paddington station. Terminal 5 and terminals 2&3 also have an underground station where you can hop onto the Piccadilly Line: the cheapest way to reach the city. Road transportation is offered by black cabs and private hire cars as well as coaches and buses. Car hire from Heathrow Airport is a good option if you're not daunted by urban traffic or high parking tariffs.


Practical Information

You need a valid passport to fly from the USA to the UK. If you're an American citizen you won't need a visa if you're visiting London on holiday, but may need one if you're visiting for other reasons or have a criminal record. We recommend getting to the airport around three hours before your flight is due to depart, giving yourself plenty of time to get through security.


What to expect in London

London is eight hours ahead of San Francisco and the currency is the pound sterling (£). Summers in London are warmer on average than in San Francisco, while winters are slightly colder. The difference is only a few degrees, so don't worry about packing your shorts or heavy winter clothing. Although London is known as an expensive city, the cost of living is lower than in San Francisco. Make the most of your trip with a visit to some of the best skyscraper restaurants in London or explore the streets on one of London's literary walks. For more great advice, read our London Travel Guide.


*Prices subject to change

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