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

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Fly London Heathrow to San Francisco  •  13h 49m

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

$264 - $755

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Fly London Heathrow to Oakland  •  16h 17m

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

$386 - $657

Fly London City to San Francisco  •  16h 21m

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

$340 - $717

Fly London Heathrow to San Jose, BART  •  15h 42m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to San Jose (SJC) LHR - SJC
  2. Take the BART from Milpitas to Powell Street

$316 - $808

Fly London Heathrow to Santa Rosa, bus  •  20h 16m

  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

$550 - $1,597

Fly London Heathrow to Sacramento, train  •  19h 29m

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

$368 - $995

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The cheapest way to get from London to San Francisco is to fly and BART which costs £220 - £600 and takes 15h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from London to San Francisco is to fly which costs £180 - £550 and takes 13h 49m.

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The distance between London and San Francisco is 5385 miles.

It takes approximately 13h 49m 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 10h 50m.

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San Francisco is 8h behind London. It is currently 9:42 PM in London and 1:42 PM in San Francisco.

Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, KLM and eight other airlines offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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There are 1380+ 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 14 min and costs £4 - £35.

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Map of how to get from London to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 5385.3 miles
  • Duration: 13h 49m

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

United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic and 13 other airlines fly from London Paddington to San Francisco hourly.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from London Heathrow to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,700
Flights from London Heathrow to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
14h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,700
Flights from London Heathrow to San Francisco via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,700
Flights from London Heathrow to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
14h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,700
Flights from London Heathrow to San Francisco via Toronto
Ave. Duration
14h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $2,700
Flights from London Heathrow to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
14h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,700
Flights from London Heathrow to San Francisco via Zurich
Ave. Duration
15h 10m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
Flights from London Heathrow to San Francisco via Newark
Ave. Duration
15h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,700
Flights from London City to San Francisco via Dublin
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Flights from London City to San Francisco via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,500
Flights from London City to San Francisco via Zurich
Ave. Duration
16h 55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,400
Flights from London Heathrow to San Jose via Houston
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,900
Flights from London Heathrow to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
17h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,900
Flights from London Heathrow to Santa Rosa via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
17h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,600
Flights from London Heathrow to Santa Rosa via Los Angeles, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
17h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,500
Flights from London Heathrow to Santa Rosa via Denver, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
19h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,500
Flights from London Heathrow to Santa Rosa via Toronto, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
17h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $1,800
Flights from London Heathrow to Santa Rosa via Chicago O'Hare, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
21h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,500
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via Denver
Ave. Duration
14h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $950
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
15h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
15h 2m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $950
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via Houston
Ave. Duration
16h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,000
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
16h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $950
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via Newark
Ave. Duration
19h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from London Heathrow to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,700
Flights from London Heathrow to San Francisco via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,800
Flights from London Heathrow to San Francisco via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
15h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,800
Flights from London Heathrow to San Francisco via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
15h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from London Heathrow to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
14h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,500
Flights from London Heathrow to Oakland via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
20h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from London Heathrow to Oakland via Minneapolis, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
17h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from London Heathrow to Oakland via Amsterdam Schiphol, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
17h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $2,200
Flights from London Heathrow to San Jose via Seattle
Ave. Duration
15h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via Seattle
Ave. Duration
15h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
16h 33m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,200
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,700
Flights from London Heathrow to San Francisco via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,800
Flights from London Heathrow to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
13h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $1,800
Flights from London Heathrow to Oakland via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
20h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from London Heathrow to Oakland via Amsterdam Schiphol, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
17h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $2,200
Flights from London City to San Francisco via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
25h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,400
Flights from London Heathrow to San Jose via Seattle
Ave. Duration
12h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,600
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via Seattle
Ave. Duration
12h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
16h 33m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,200
Virgin Atlantic
Website
virginatlantic.com
Flights from London Heathrow to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,700
Flights from London Heathrow to San Francisco via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,800
Flights from London Heathrow to Oakland via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
20h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from London City to San Francisco via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
25h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,400
Flights from London Heathrow to San Jose via Seattle
Ave. Duration
18h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via Seattle
Ave. Duration
15h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
16h 33m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,200
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from London Heathrow to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,700
Flights from London Heathrow to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
14h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,700
Flights from London Heathrow to San Francisco via Toronto
Ave. Duration
14h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $2,700
Flights from London Heathrow to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
14h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,700
Flights from London Heathrow to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
17h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,900
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via Denver
Ave. Duration
14h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $950
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
15h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
15h 2m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $950
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,700
Flights from London Heathrow to San Francisco via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,700
Flights from London City to San Francisco via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,200
Flights from London City to San Francisco via Dublin
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via Denver
Ave. Duration
14h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $950
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
15h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
15h 2m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $950
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,400
Flights from London Heathrow to San Francisco via Dublin
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $1,500
Flights from London Heathrow to Oakland via Seattle
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $950
Flights from London City to San Francisco via Dublin
Ave. Duration
14h 35m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,900
Flights from London City to San Francisco via Edinburgh, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
19h 11m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from London Heathrow to San Jose
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from London Heathrow to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
16h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
18h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,400
Flights from London Heathrow to Oakland via Seattle
Ave. Duration
14h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,400
Flights from London Heathrow to San Jose
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from London Heathrow to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
16h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
14h 56m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,100
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
18h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
19h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,700
Flights from London Heathrow to San Francisco via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
15h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,800
Flights from London Heathrow to San Jose via Seattle
Ave. Duration
12h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,600
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via Seattle
Ave. Duration
12h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
16h 33m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,200
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Oakland via Seattle
Ave. Duration
14h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,400
Flights from London Heathrow to San Jose via Seattle
Ave. Duration
13h 44m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from London Heathrow to Santa Rosa via Seattle
Ave. Duration
14h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,600
Flights from London Heathrow to Santa Rosa via Seattle, Portland
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,600
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,400
Flights from London Heathrow to San Francisco via Dublin
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $1,500
Flights from London City to San Francisco via Dublin
Ave. Duration
14h 35m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,900
Flights from London Heathrow to San Jose
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from London Heathrow to Sacramento via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
14h 16m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
13h 17m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,400
Flights from London Heathrow to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $950
Flights from London Heathrow to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $950
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,700
Flights from London Heathrow to San Francisco via Zurich
Ave. Duration
15h 10m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
Flights from London City to San Francisco via Dublin
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Flights from London City to San Francisco via Zurich
Ave. Duration
16h 55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,400
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from London Heathrow to San Francisco via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
15h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$750 - $1,600
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
13h 52m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$470 - $950
Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Milpitas to Powell Street
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
bart.gov
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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Sacramento to Richmond
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
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 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$36 - $42
Schedules at
airportexpressinc.com
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