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

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Fly London Heathrow to San Francisco  •  14h 2m

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

$280 - $544

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Fly London City to San Francisco  •  16h 3m

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

$205 - $511

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Train to London Gatwick, fly to San Francisco  •  14h 20m

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

$314 - $782

Fly London Heathrow to Oakland  •  16h 5m

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

$367 - $950

Fly London Heathrow to San Jose, Caltrain  •  15h 44m

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

$408 - $906

Fly London Heathrow to Santa Rosa, bus  •  19h 36m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Santa Rosa (STS) LHR - STS
  2. Take the bus from Sonoma County Airport to SFO - San Francisco Airport International

$546 - $1,686

Fly London Heathrow to Sacramento, train  •  19h 21m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Sacramento (SMF) LHR - SMF
  2. Take the train from Sacramento Valley Station to Richmond Amtrak

$589 - $2,687

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to San Francisco is to fly which costs £220 - £450 and takes 14h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from London to San Francisco is to fly which costs £220 - £450 and takes 14h 2m.

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The distance between London and San Francisco is 5385 miles.

It takes approximately 14h 2m to get from London to San Francisco, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 11h.

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San Francisco is 8h behind London. It is currently 5:25 PM in London and 9:25 AM in San Francisco.

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

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There are 654+ hotels available in San Francisco. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 15 min and costs £5 - £35.

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Map of how to get from London to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 5385.3 miles
  • Duration: 14h 2m

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

Virgin Atlantic, United Airlines and 10 other airlines fly from London Paddington to San Francisco every 30 minutes.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from London Heathrow to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
11h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,200
Flights from London Heathrow to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,200
Flights from London Heathrow to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
14h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,200
Flights from London Heathrow to San Francisco via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $4,100
Flights from London Heathrow to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
13h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,100 - $2,000
Flights from London Heathrow to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
15h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,100 - $2,000
Flights from London Heathrow to Santa Rosa via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Flights from London Heathrow to Santa Rosa via Los Angeles, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
17h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,800
Flights from London Heathrow to Santa Rosa via Denver, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
19h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,800
Flights from London Heathrow to Santa Rosa via Chicago O'Hare, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
20h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,800
Flights from London Heathrow to Santa Rosa via Frankfurt, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,900
Flights from London Heathrow to Santa Rosa via Calgary, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
18h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,600
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
15h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $2,400
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
15h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $2,500
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $2,600
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via Denver
Ave. Duration
17h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $2,500
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
17h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $2,500
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via Houston
Ave. Duration
18h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $2,700
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via Newark
Ave. Duration
18h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $2,600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,200
Flights from London Heathrow to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
16h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,300 - $2,400
Flights from London Heathrow to San Jose
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $2,300
Flights from London Heathrow to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
13h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,200 - $2,300
Flights from London Heathrow to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
15h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,200 - $2,300
Flights from London Heathrow to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
15h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,200 - $2,300
Flights from London Heathrow to Santa Rosa via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
17h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,900
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
13h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,600
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
14h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,600
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
14h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,600
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
16h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,700
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
16h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from London Heathrow to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,800
Flights from London Heathrow to San Francisco via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
13h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,900
Flights from London Heathrow to San Francisco via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
14h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,400 - $3,300
Flights from London Gatwick to San Francisco via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
15h 37m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$460 - $2,100
Flights from London Gatwick to San Francisco via Boston
Ave. Duration
19h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,100
Flights from London Heathrow to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$2,300 - $5,500
Flights from London Heathrow to Oakland via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
16h 58m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$2,700 - $6,500
Flights from London City to San Francisco via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,200
Flights from London Heathrow to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
14h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,600 - $3,600
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
14h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$2,100 - $4,900
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
14h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$2,200 - $5,000
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
16h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2,500 - $6,000
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via Seattle
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $3,300
Virgin Atlantic
Website
virginatlantic.com
Flights from London Heathrow to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,800
Flights from London Heathrow to San Francisco via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
13h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,900
Flights from London Heathrow to San Francisco via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
14h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,400 - $3,300
Flights from London Gatwick to San Francisco via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
15h 37m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$460 - $2,100
Flights from London Heathrow to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$2,300 - $5,500
Flights from London Heathrow to Oakland via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
16h 58m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$2,700 - $6,500
Flights from London City to San Francisco via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,200
Flights from London Heathrow to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
14h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,600 - $3,600
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
14h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$2,100 - $4,900
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
14h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$2,200 - $5,000
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
16h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2,500 - $6,000
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via Seattle
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $3,300
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,200
Flights from London Heathrow to San Francisco via Dublin
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $1,900
Flights from London Gatwick to San Francisco via Dublin
Ave. Duration
14h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,200
Flights from London Heathrow to Oakland via Seattle
Ave. Duration
15h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,200 - $2,400
Flights from London City to San Francisco via Isle Of Man, Dublin
Ave. Duration
14h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,400
Flights from London Heathrow to San Jose
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $2,300
Flights from London Heathrow to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
15h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,200 - $2,300
Flights from London Heathrow to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
15h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,200 - $2,300
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
14h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,600
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
16h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,700
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from London Heathrow to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
11h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,200
Flights from London Heathrow to San Francisco via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
13h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $4,100
Flights from London Heathrow to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
14h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,200
Flights from London Heathrow to San Francisco via Toronto
Ave. Duration
14h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $4,100
Flights from London Heathrow to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
13h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,100 - $2,000
Flights from London Heathrow to San Jose via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
15h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $2,000
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
15h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $2,400
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
15h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $2,500
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via Denver
Ave. Duration
17h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $2,500
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
17h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $2,500
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,800
Flights from London Heathrow to San Francisco via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
13h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,900
Flights from London City to San Francisco via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,200
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
14h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$2,200 - $5,000
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
16h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2,500 - $6,000
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
11h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,200
Flights from London Heathrow to San Francisco via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $4,100
Flights from London City to San Francisco via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14h 55m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,900
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
15h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $2,400
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
16h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $2,500
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via Denver
Ave. Duration
17h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $2,500
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,200
Flights from London Heathrow to San Francisco via Dublin
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $1,900
Flights from London Gatwick to San Francisco via Dublin
Ave. Duration
14h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,200
Flights from London City to San Francisco via Dublin
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,400
Flights from London Heathrow to San Jose
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $2,300
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
11h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,200
Flights from London City to San Francisco via Zurich
Ave. Duration
15h 17m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,500
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Oakland via Seattle
Ave. Duration
13h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $2,400
Flights from London Heathrow to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
13h 22m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $2,400
Flights from London Heathrow to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$440 - $2,100
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Santa Rosa via Portland
Ave. Duration
13h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,500 - $3,400
Flights from London Heathrow to Santa Rosa via Seattle
Ave. Duration
13h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,100
Flights from London Heathrow to Santa Rosa via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
13h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,600
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to San Francisco via Calgary
Ave. Duration
14h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $750
Flights from London Gatwick to San Francisco via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
18h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $750
Norwegian Air UK ltd
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from London Gatwick to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
13h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,200 - $2,400
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from London City to San Francisco via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
20h 15m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,400 - $1,900
Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Santa Clara Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Sacramento Valley Station to Richmond Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Bus operators
Sonoma Airport Express
Phone
+1 707-837-8700
Email
info@airportexpressinc.com
Website
airportexpressinc.com
Bus from Sonoma County Airport to SFO - San Francisco Airport International
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$36 - $42
Schedules at
airportexpressinc.com
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