There are 6 ways to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Cardiff by plane, train or car ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Cardiff  •  14 h 43 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Cardiff (CWL) SFO - CWL

$677 - $2,628

Cheapest option

Fly to Manchester, train  •  15 h 10 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Manchester (MAN) SFO - MAN
  2. Take the train from Wilmslow to Cardiff Central

$331 - $931

4 alternative options

Fly to Bristol, train  •  14 h 22 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Bristol (BRS) SFO - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central

$666 - $2,529

Fly to London Heathrow, train  •  13 h 15 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to London Heathrow (LHR) SFO - LHR
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central

$385 - $954

Fly to Birmingham, train  •  15 h 42 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Birmingham (BHX) SFO - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Cardiff Central

$390 - $752

Fly to Dublin, car ferry, train  •  20 h 39 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Dublin (DUB) SFO - DUB
  2. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  3. Take the train from Holyhead to Cardiff Central

$410 - $1,003

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Cardiff is to fly and train which costs $330 - $950 and takes 15 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Cardiff is to fly and train which costs $380 - $1,000 and takes 13 h 15 min.

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The distance between San Francisco Airport (SFO) and Cardiff is 5303 miles.

It takes approximately 14 h 43 min to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Cardiff, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from San Francisco Airport to Cardiff Airport. The quickest flight takes 14 h and has one stopover.

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Cardiff is 8 h ahead of San Francisco Airport (SFO). It is currently 7:44 AM in San Francisco Airport (SFO) and 3:44 PM in Cardiff.

Aer Lingus, United Airlines, British Airways and four other airlines offer flights from San Francisco Airport to Cardiff Airport.

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There are 532+ hotels available in Cardiff. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Cardiff.
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  • Distance: 5302.8 miles
  • Duration: 14 h 43 min

What companies run services between San Francisco Airport (SFO), USA and Cardiff, Wales?

KLM, Air France and eight other airlines fly from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Cardiff hourly.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Cardiff via Detroit, Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
16 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $3,400
Flights from San Francisco to Cardiff via Los Angeles, Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
17 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $3,400
Flights from San Francisco to Bristol via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$900 - $4,100
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,500
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
12 h 44 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,700
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $2,700
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
13 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,600
Flights from San Francisco to Birmingham via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
13 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $1,800
Flights from San Francisco to Birmingham via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
15 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $1,800
Flights from San Francisco to Manchester via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $2,900
Flights from San Francisco to Manchester via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $2,800
Flights from San Francisco to Dublin via Boston
Ave. Duration
13 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $2,600
Flights from San Francisco to Dublin via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
13 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,600
Flights from San Francisco to Dublin via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $5,000
Flights from San Francisco to Dublin via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,400
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Newark
Ave. Duration
13 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,400
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Montreal
Ave. Duration
13 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
13 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,400
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
13 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,400
Flights from San Francisco to Birmingham via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$950 - $1,700
Flights from San Francisco to Manchester via Newark
Ave. Duration
14 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $2,500
Flights from San Francisco to Manchester via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
15 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,300
Flights from San Francisco to Dublin via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $3,300
Flights from San Francisco to Dublin via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
13 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $3,300
Flights from San Francisco to Dublin via Toronto
Ave. Duration
13 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $3,200
Flights from San Francisco to Dublin via Newark
Ave. Duration
13 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $3,300
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from San Francisco to Cardiff via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
14 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$850 - $4,100
Flights from San Francisco to Cardiff via Amsterdam, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
15 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $4,600
Flights from San Francisco to Bristol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
16 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$850 - $4,300
Flights from San Francisco to Birmingham via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
13 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $1,800
Flights from San Francisco to Manchester via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $2,800
Flights from San Francisco to Dublin via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
13 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,600
Flights from San Francisco to Dublin via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $5,000
Flights from San Francisco to Dublin via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Bristol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
17 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $3,200
Flights from San Francisco to Bristol via Munich
Ave. Duration
17 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$850 - $3,900
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,400
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
13 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,400
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
13 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,400
Flights from San Francisco to Birmingham via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$950 - $1,700
Flights from San Francisco to Birmingham via Munich
Ave. Duration
18 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $1,700
Flights from San Francisco to Manchester via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
15 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,300
Flights from San Francisco to Dublin via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $3,300
Flights from San Francisco to Dublin via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
13 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $3,300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from San Francisco to Cardiff via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
16 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $4,500
Flights from San Francisco to Cardiff via Salt Lake City, Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
16 h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $4,600
Flights from San Francisco to Cardiff via Detroit, Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
16 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $3,400
Flights from San Francisco to Cardiff via Minneapolis, Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
17 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $3,300
Flights from San Francisco to Bristol via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$900 - $4,100
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
13 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,600
Flights from San Francisco to Birmingham via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
15 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $1,800
Flights from San Francisco to Manchester via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $2,900
Flights from San Francisco to Dublin via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
13 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,600
Flights from San Francisco to Dublin via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from San Francisco to Bristol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
13 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,900
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
12 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $1,400
Flights from San Francisco to Manchester via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
12 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,000
Flights from San Francisco to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
14 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,200
Flights from San Francisco to Manchester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
14 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $3,800
Flights from San Francisco to Dublin
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $1,800
Flights from San Francisco to Dublin via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
12 h 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,700
Flights from San Francisco to Dublin via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
13 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $3,700
Flights from San Francisco to Dublin via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
14 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $3,700
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from San Francisco to Cardiff via Dublin
Ave. Duration
15 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,100
Flights from San Francisco to Cardiff via London Heathrow, Dublin
Ave. Duration
16 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$800 - $3,100
Flights from San Francisco to Bristol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
13 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,900
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
12 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $1,400
Flights from San Francisco to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
14 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,200
Flights from San Francisco to Dublin
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $1,800
Flights from San Francisco to Dublin via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
12 h 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Manchester via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
12 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,000
Flights from San Francisco to Manchester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
14 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $3,800
Flights from San Francisco to Dublin via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
12 h 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,700
Flights from San Francisco to Dublin via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
13 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $3,700
Flights from San Francisco to Dublin via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
14 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $3,700
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,400
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Montreal
Ave. Duration
13 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
13 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,400
Flights from San Francisco to Birmingham via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,100 - $1,800
Flights from San Francisco to Dublin via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $3,300
Flights from San Francisco to Dublin via Toronto
Ave. Duration
13 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $3,200
Virgin Atlantic
Website
virginatlantic.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,500
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
12 h 44 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,700
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $2,700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,400
Flights from San Francisco to Birmingham via Zurich
Ave. Duration
14 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$950 - $2,200
Flights from San Francisco to Manchester via Zurich
Ave. Duration
14 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,600
Icelandair
Website
icelandair.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Reykjavik Keflavik Nas
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,900
Flights from San Francisco to Manchester via Reykjavik Keflavik Nas
Ave. Duration
12 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,500
Flights from San Francisco to Dublin via Reykjavik Keflavik Nas
Ave. Duration
11 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,600
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from San Francisco to Cardiff via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
14 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,700
Thomas Cook
Website
thomascookairlines.com
Flights from San Francisco to Manchester
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,200
WOW air
Website
wowair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Dublin via Reykjavik Keflavik Nas
Ave. Duration
13 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $2,000
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from San Francisco to Dublin via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
13 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,700
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $150
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $150
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Train from Birmingham New Street to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Single
$55 - $90
Off-Peak Single
$50 - $75
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Wilmslow to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $95
First Anytime Day Single
$100 - $150
Train from Holyhead to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $140
First Anytime Day Single
$150 - $220
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$39 - $43
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$39 - $43
car
$117
Passenger
$41

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