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There are 5 ways to get from San Diego to London by plane or train

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Fly San Diego to London Heathrow  •  12h 59m

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to London Heathrow (LHR) SAN - LHR

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Fly San Diego to London Gatwick, train  •  15h 36m

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

Train to Los Angeles, fly to London Heathrow  •  16h 33m

  1. Take the train from San Diego to Los Angeles
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to London Heathrow (LHR) LAX - LHR

Train to Los Angeles, fly to London City  •  19h 53m

  1. Take the train from San Diego to Los Angeles
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to London City (LCY) LAX - LCY

Train to Los Angeles, fly to London Gatwick, train  •  19h 11m

  1. Take the train from San Diego to Los Angeles
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to London Gatwick (LGW) LAX - LGW
  3. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
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The most affordable way to get from San Diego to London is to train and fly, which costs $470 - $900 and takes 19h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to London is to fly which costs $360 - $1,400 and takes 12h 59m.

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The distance between San Diego and London is 5514 miles.

It takes approximately 12h 59m to get from San Diego to London, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 10h 25m.

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London is 8h ahead of San Diego. It is currently 9:41 AM in San Diego and 5:41 PM in London.

British Airways, Air Canada, Delta and two other airlines offer flights from San Diego Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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There are 2814+ hotels available in London. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from San Diego to San Diego Airport is to line 992 bus which takes 12 min and costs $1 - $5.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to London.
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  • Distance: 5513.9 miles
  • Duration: 12h 59m

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

British Airways, United Airlines and five other airlines fly from San Diego to London Paddington every 30 minutes.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from San Diego to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£550 - £2,300
Flights from San Diego to London Heathrow via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
13h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£650 - £2,300
Flights from San Diego to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
13h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£650 - £2,300
Flights from San Diego to London Gatwick via London Heathrow, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£410 - £1,300
Flights from San Diego to London Gatwick via Chicago O'Hare, Dublin
Ave. Duration
16h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£490 - £1,400
Flights from San Diego to London Gatwick via London Heathrow, Dublin
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£420 - £1,300
Flights from San Diego to London Gatwick via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
16h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£350 - £1,300
Flights from Los Angeles to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£600 - £2,200
Flights from Los Angeles to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£650 - £2,200
Flights from Los Angeles to London City via Dublin
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£650 - £2,300
Flights from Los Angeles to London City via London Heathrow, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
15h 20m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
£600 - £2,100
Flights from Los Angeles to London City via London Heathrow, Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
17h 10m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
£600 - £2,100
Flights from Los Angeles to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£410 - £1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to London Gatwick via Madrid
Ave. Duration
18h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£850 - £2,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£550 - £2,300
Flights from San Diego to London Heathrow via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
13h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£650 - £2,300
Flights from San Diego to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
13h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£650 - £2,300
Flights from San Diego to London Heathrow via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£650 - £2,300
Flights from San Diego to London Gatwick via London Heathrow, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£410 - £1,300
Flights from San Diego to London Gatwick via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
16h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£350 - £1,300
Flights from Los Angeles to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£600 - £2,200
Flights from Los Angeles to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£650 - £2,200
Virgin Atlantic
Website
virginatlantic.com
Flights from San Diego to London Heathrow via Detroit
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£310 - £2,000
Flights from San Diego to London Heathrow via Seattle
Ave. Duration
13h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£310 - £2,000
Flights from Los Angeles to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£500 - £1,900
Flights from Los Angeles to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
12h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£600 - £1,800
Flights from Los Angeles to London Heathrow via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£600 - £1,900
Flights from Los Angeles to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£650 - £2,100
Flights from Los Angeles to London City via Salt Lake City, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
15h 29m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£490 - £2,000
Flights from Los Angeles to London City via Portland, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£330 - £2,100
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from San Diego to London Heathrow via Detroit
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£310 - £2,000
Flights from Los Angeles to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£500 - £1,900
Flights from Los Angeles to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
12h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£600 - £1,800
Flights from Los Angeles to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£650 - £2,100
Flights from Los Angeles to London City via Paris Charles de Gaulle, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
15h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£650 - £2,300
Flights from Los Angeles to London City via Salt Lake City, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
15h 29m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£490 - £2,000
Flights from Los Angeles to London City via Portland, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£330 - £2,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to London Heathrow via Denver
Ave. Duration
12h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£550 - £2,400
Flights from San Diego to London Heathrow via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
12h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£550 - £2,400
Flights from San Diego to London Heathrow via Houston
Ave. Duration
13h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£550 - £2,400
Flights from San Diego to London Heathrow via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
13h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£550 - £2,400
Flights from San Diego to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£550 - £2,400
Flights from Los Angeles to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£600 - £2,200
Flights from Los Angeles to London Heathrow via Denver
Ave. Duration
12h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£600 - £2,200
Flights from Los Angeles to London Heathrow via Toronto
Ave. Duration
13h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£550 - £2,200
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from San Diego to London Heathrow via Denver
Ave. Duration
12h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£550 - £2,400
Flights from San Diego to London Heathrow via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
12h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£550 - £2,400
Flights from San Diego to London Heathrow via Toronto
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£550 - £2,200
Flights from San Diego to London Heathrow via Montreal
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£550 - £2,200
Flights from San Diego to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£550 - £2,400
Flights from Los Angeles to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£600 - £2,200
Flights from Los Angeles to London Heathrow via Denver
Ave. Duration
12h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£600 - £2,200
Flights from Los Angeles to London Heathrow via Toronto
Ave. Duration
13h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£550 - £2,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to London Heathrow via Detroit
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£310 - £2,000
Flights from San Diego to London Heathrow via Seattle
Ave. Duration
13h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£310 - £2,000
Flights from Los Angeles to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£500 - £1,900
Flights from Los Angeles to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
12h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£600 - £1,800
Flights from Los Angeles to London Heathrow via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£600 - £1,900
Flights from Los Angeles to London City via Salt Lake City, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
15h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£320 - £2,000
Flights from Los Angeles to London City via Portland, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£330 - £2,100
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from San Diego to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£550 - £2,300
Flights from Los Angeles to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£600 - £2,200
Flights from Los Angeles to London Gatwick via Madrid
Ave. Duration
18h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£850 - £2,100
Flights from Los Angeles to London Gatwick via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£850 - £2,100
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from San Diego to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£550 - £2,300
Flights from San Diego to London Gatwick via London Heathrow, Dublin
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£420 - £1,300
Flights from Los Angeles to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£600 - £2,200
Flights from Los Angeles to London City via Dublin
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£650 - £2,300
Flights from Los Angeles to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£410 - £1,200
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from San Diego to London Heathrow via Detroit
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£310 - £2,000
Flights from Los Angeles to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£500 - £1,900
Flights from Los Angeles to London Heathrow via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£600 - £1,900
Flights from Los Angeles to London City via Salt Lake City, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
15h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£320 - £2,000
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from San Diego to London Heathrow via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
12h 59m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£550 - £2,400
Flights from San Diego to London Heathrow via Denver
Ave. Duration
13h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£550 - £2,400
Flights from Los Angeles to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£600 - £2,200
Flights from Los Angeles to London City via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£550 - £1,800
Flights from Los Angeles to London City via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
17h 44m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£550 - £1,800
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from San Diego to London Heathrow via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£550 - £2,400
Flights from San Diego to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£550 - £2,400
Flights from Los Angeles to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£600 - £2,200
Flights from Los Angeles to London City via Zurich
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£550 - £1,900
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from San Diego to London Gatwick via Calgary
Ave. Duration
13h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£320 - £1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to London Gatwick via Toronto
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£460 - £1,500
Flights from Los Angeles to London Gatwick via Calgary
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£460 - £1,500
Flights from Los Angeles to London Gatwick via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£460 - £1,500
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from San Diego to London Gatwick via Boston
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£370 - £1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to London Gatwick via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£650 - £1,700
Flights from Los Angeles to London Gatwick via Boston
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£650 - £1,700
Air Transat
Website
airtransat.com
Flights from San Diego to London Gatwick via Toronto
Ave. Duration
12h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£380 - £1,200
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Los Angeles to London Gatwick via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£850 - £2,100
Train operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£25 - £35
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
£25 - £35
Premium
£160 - £220
Flexi Coach Seat
£40 - £60
Business Seat
£35 - £55

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