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There are 4 ways to get from San Diego to London by plane, car or train

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Fly San Diego to London Heathrow  •  13h 3m

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

£226 - £639

3 alternative options

Drive to Santa Ana, fly to London Heathrow  •  14h 7m

  1. Drive from San Diego to Santa Ana
  2. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to London Heathrow (LHR) SNA - LHR

£250 - £694

Train to Los Angeles, fly to London Heathrow  •  16h 38m

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

£241 - £473

Fly San Diego to London Gatwick, train  •  15h 25m

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

£261 - £727

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International entry into United Kingdom from United States

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United States
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Conditions of entry into United Kingdom from United States

  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from United States
  • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Ireland, Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Myanmar, Falkland Islands and Saint Helena
  • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in London is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in London is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in London is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 111.

Yes, entry into United States from United Kingdom is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 4 May 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from San Diego to London is to train and fly, which costs $340 - $700 and takes 16h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to London is to fly which costs $320 - $950 and takes 13h 3m.

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The distance between San Diego and London is 5514 miles.

It takes approximately 13h 3m 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 7:17 AM in San Diego and 3:17 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 20067+ 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 15 min and costs $2 - $5.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to London.
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  • Distance: 5513.9 miles
  • Duration: 13h 3m

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

British Airways, Air Canada and six other airlines fly from San Diego to London Paddington hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£220 - £700
Flights from San Diego to London Heathrow via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£210 - £700
Flights from San Diego to London Heathrow via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
14h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£200 - £650
Flights from San Diego to London Heathrow via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£210 - £700
Flights from San Diego to London Heathrow via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
15h 1m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£210 - £700
Flights from Santa Ana to London Heathrow via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
13h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£230 - £750
Flights from Santa Ana to London Heathrow via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
13h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£240 - £800
Flights from Santa Ana to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
14h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£230 - £750
Flights from Los Angeles to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£330 - £1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
13h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£330 - £1,400
Flights from Los Angeles to London Heathrow via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£330 - £1,400
Flights from Los Angeles to London Heathrow via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£330 - £1,400
Flights from San Diego to London Gatwick via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
£250 - £800
Flights from San Diego to London Gatwick via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
18h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£240 - £800
Flights from San Diego to London Gatwick via Toronto, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
15h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£300 - £850
Flights from San Diego to London Gatwick via Chicago O'Hare, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
16h 18m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
£260 - £700
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from San Diego to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£220 - £700
Flights from San Diego to London Heathrow via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£210 - £700
Flights from San Diego to London Heathrow via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
15h 1m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£210 - £700
Flights from Santa Ana to London Heathrow via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
13h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£240 - £800
Flights from Santa Ana to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
14h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£230 - £750
Flights from Los Angeles to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£330 - £1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
13h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£330 - £1,400
Flights from Los Angeles to London Heathrow via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£330 - £1,400
Flights from San Diego to London Gatwick via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
£250 - £800
Flights from San Diego to London Gatwick via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
18h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£240 - £800
Flights from San Diego to London Gatwick via Toronto, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
15h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£300 - £850
Flights from San Diego to London Gatwick via Chicago O'Hare, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
16h 18m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
£260 - £700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
12h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£220 - £600
Flights from San Diego to London Heathrow via Houston
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£240 - £650
Flights from San Diego to London Heathrow via Denver
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£220 - £600
Flights from San Diego to London Heathrow via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£230 - £650
Flights from Santa Ana to London Heathrow via Houston
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£260 - £700
Flights from Santa Ana to London Heathrow via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
15h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£240 - £650
Flights from Santa Ana to London Heathrow via Newark
Ave. Duration
15h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£250 - £700
Flights from Santa Ana to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
16h 32m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£240 - £650
Flights from Santa Ana to London Heathrow via Denver
Ave. Duration
16h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£240 - £650
Flights from Los Angeles to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£270 - £850
Flights from Los Angeles to London Heathrow via Denver
Ave. Duration
12h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£270 - £850
Flights from Los Angeles to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£270 - £850
Flights from Los Angeles to London Heathrow via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
14h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£270 - £850
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from San Diego to London Heathrow via Toronto
Ave. Duration
12h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£260 - £700
Flights from San Diego to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
12h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£220 - £600
Flights from San Diego to London Heathrow via Denver
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£220 - £600
Flights from Santa Ana to London Heathrow via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
15h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£240 - £650
Flights from Santa Ana to London Heathrow via Newark
Ave. Duration
15h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£250 - £700
Flights from Santa Ana to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
16h 32m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£240 - £650
Flights from Santa Ana to London Heathrow via Denver
Ave. Duration
16h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£240 - £650
Flights from Los Angeles to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£270 - £850
Flights from Los Angeles to London Heathrow via Denver
Ave. Duration
12h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£270 - £850
Flights from Los Angeles to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£270 - £850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to London Heathrow via Seattle
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£200 - £700
Flights from Santa Ana to London Heathrow via Seattle
Ave. Duration
14h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£210 - £750
Flights from Santa Ana to London Heathrow via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
16h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£230 - £800
Flights from Santa Ana to London Heathrow via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£200 - £700
Flights from Los Angeles to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£300 - £800
Flights from Los Angeles to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£310 - £750
Flights from Los Angeles to London Heathrow via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£200 - £700
Flights from Los Angeles to London Heathrow via Seattle
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£190 - £650
Virgin Atlantic
Website
virginatlantic.com
Flights from San Diego to London Heathrow via Seattle
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£200 - £700
Flights from Santa Ana to London Heathrow via Seattle
Ave. Duration
14h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£210 - £750
Flights from Santa Ana to London Heathrow via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
16h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£230 - £800
Flights from Los Angeles to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£300 - £800
Flights from Los Angeles to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£310 - £750
Flights from Los Angeles to London Heathrow via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£200 - £700
Flights from Los Angeles to London Heathrow via Seattle
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£190 - £650
Flights from San Diego to London Gatwick via Toronto
Ave. Duration
12h 36m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£290 - £900
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Santa Ana to London Heathrow via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
16h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£230 - £800
Flights from Santa Ana to London Heathrow via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£200 - £700
Flights from Los Angeles to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£300 - £800
Flights from Los Angeles to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£310 - £750
Flights from Los Angeles to London Heathrow via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£200 - £700
Icelandair
Website
icelandair.com
Flights from San Diego to London Gatwick via Seattle, Reykjavik Keflavik Nas
Ave. Duration
16h 55m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£420 - £1,300
Flights from San Diego to London Gatwick via Denver, Reykjavik Keflavik Nas
Ave. Duration
15h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£410 - £1,200
Flights from San Diego to London Gatwick via Toronto, Reykjavik Keflavik Nas
Ave. Duration
15h 35m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£430 - £1,300
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from San Diego to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
12h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£220 - £600
Flights from Los Angeles to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£270 - £850
Flights from Los Angeles to London Heathrow via Zurich
Ave. Duration
14h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£290 - £700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from San Diego to London Gatwick via Washington Dulles, Dublin
Ave. Duration
15h 10m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£260 - £700
Flights from San Diego to London Gatwick via Chicago O'Hare, Dublin
Ave. Duration
15h 44m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£250 - £700
Flights from San Diego to London Gatwick via Toronto, Dublin
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£290 - £800
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Santa Ana to London Heathrow via Seattle
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£220 - £750
Flights from Los Angeles to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£330 - £1,400
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from San Diego to London Gatwick via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
15h 58m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£240 - £800
Flights from San Diego to London Gatwick via Chicago O'Hare, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
15h 58m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£260 - £700
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from San Diego to London Gatwick via Toronto
Ave. Duration
12h 36m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£290 - £900
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from San Diego to London Gatwick via Minneapolis, Reykjavik Keflavik Nas
Ave. Duration
16h 26m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£220 - £750
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£21 - £30
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
£21 - £30
Premium
£130 - £190
Flexi Coach Seat
£30 - £50
Business Seat
£30 - £50

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