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There are 6 ways to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Cardiff Airport (CWL) 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Cardiff  •  12 h 50 min

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

$650 - $2,700

Cheapest option

Fly to London Heathrow, train  •  13 h 58 min

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

$384 - $944

4 alternative options

Fly to Bristol, train  •  16 h 20 min

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

$668 - $2,516

Fly to Birmingham, train  •  16 h 40 min

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

$390 - $747

Fly to Exeter, train  •  17 h 52 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Exeter (EXT) SFO - EXT
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central

$1,006 - $2,682

Fly to Dublin, car ferry, train  •  22 h 55 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

$394 - $982

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Cardiff Airport (CWL) is to fly and car ferry and train which costs $390 - $1,000 and takes 22 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Cardiff Airport (CWL) is to fly which costs $650 - $2,700 and takes 12 h 50 min.

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The distance between San Francisco Airport (SFO) and Cardiff Airport (CWL) is 5302 miles.

It takes approximately 12 h 50 min to fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Cardiff (CWL), including transfers and time at the airport.

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There is no direct flight from San Francisco Airport to Cardiff Airport. The quickest flight takes 15 h 59 min and has one stopover.

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Cardiff Airport (CWL) is 8 h ahead of San Francisco Airport (SFO). It is currently 8:33 AM in San Francisco Airport (SFO) and 4:33 PM in Cardiff Airport (CWL).

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

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There are 496+ hotels available in Cardiff Airport (CWL). Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Cardiff Airport (CWL).
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  • Distance: 5301.9 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 50 min

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

KLM, Aer Lingus and eight other airlines fly from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Cardiff Airport (CWL) hourly.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Bristol via Munich
Ave. Duration
16 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$850 - $3,900
Flights from San Francisco to Bristol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
17 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $3,200
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,400
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
13 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,400
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
13 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,400
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
13 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,400
Flights from San Francisco to Birmingham via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$950 - $1,700
Flights from San Francisco to Birmingham via Munich
Ave. Duration
17 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $1,700
Flights from San Francisco to Dublin via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $3,300
Flights from San Francisco to Dublin via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
13 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $3,300
Flights from San Francisco to Dublin via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $3,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,400
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
13 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,400
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
13 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,400
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
13 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,400
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Newark
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 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$950 - $1,700
Flights from San Francisco to Dublin via Toronto
Ave. Duration
12 h 25 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $3,200
Flights from San Francisco to Dublin via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $3,300
Flights from San Francisco to Dublin via Newark
Ave. Duration
13 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $3,300
Flights from San Francisco to Dublin via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
13 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $3,300
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from San Francisco to Cardiff via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
18 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $4,500
Flights from San Francisco to Cardiff via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
12 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,700
Flights from San Francisco to Cardiff via Los Angeles, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
18 h 6 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$650 - $3,400
Flights from San Francisco to Cardiff via Detroit, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
18 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $3,400
Flights from San Francisco to Bristol via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$900 - $4,100
Flights from San Francisco to Bristol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
17 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$850 - $4,300
Flights from San Francisco to Birmingham via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
14 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $1,800
Flights from San Francisco to Exeter via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
14 h 43 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$950 - $3,900
Flights from San Francisco to Exeter via Detroit, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
16 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $4,200
Flights from San Francisco to Exeter via Seattle, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $4,000
Flights from San Francisco to Dublin via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
14 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $5,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Cardiff via Los Angeles, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
16 h 21 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $3,400
Flights from San Francisco to Cardiff via Detroit, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
16 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $3,400
Flights from San Francisco to Cardiff via Salt Lake City, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
19 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $3,200
Flights from San Francisco to Bristol via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$900 - $4,100
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,500
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
12 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,700
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
12 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,700
Flights from San Francisco to Birmingham via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
14 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $1,800
Flights from San Francisco to Dublin via Boston
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $2,600
Flights from San Francisco to Dublin via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
13 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $2,600
Flights from San Francisco to Dublin via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
13 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $5,000
Flights from San Francisco to Dublin via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
14 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $5,000
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from San Francisco to Cardiff via Dublin
Ave. Duration
17 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,100
Flights from San Francisco to Cardiff via London Heathrow, Dublin
Ave. Duration
18 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $3,100
Flights from San Francisco to Bristol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
13 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,900
Flights from San Francisco to Bristol via Chicago O'Hare, Dublin
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $3,000
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,400
Flights from San Francisco to Exeter via Dublin
Ave. Duration
12 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,900
Flights from San Francisco to Dublin
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $1,800
Flights from San Francisco to Dublin via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
13 h 35 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from San Francisco to Cardiff via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
18 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $4,500
Flights from San Francisco to Cardiff via Salt Lake City, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
15 h 59 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $4,600
Flights from San Francisco to Cardiff via Los Angeles, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
16 h 21 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $3,400
Flights from San Francisco to Cardiff via Detroit, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
16 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $3,400
Flights from San Francisco to Bristol via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$900 - $4,100
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
12 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,700
Flights from San Francisco to Birmingham via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
14 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $1,800
Flights from San Francisco to Dublin via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
13 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $2,600
Flights from San Francisco to Dublin via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
13 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $5,000
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from San Francisco to Bristol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
13 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,900
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Dublin
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $1,800
Flights from San Francisco to Dublin via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
12 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $3,700
Flights from San Francisco to Dublin via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
13 h 35 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,700
Flights from San Francisco to Dublin via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
14 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $3,700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Dublin via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
12 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $3,700
Flights from San Francisco to Dublin via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
13 h 35 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,700
Flights from San Francisco to Dublin via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
13 h 39 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $3,700
Flights from San Francisco to Dublin via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
14 h 4 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 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,400
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
13 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,400
Flights from San Francisco to Dublin via Toronto
Ave. Duration
12 h 25 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $3,200
Flights from San Francisco to Dublin via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $3,300
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from San Francisco to Cardiff via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
12 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,700
Flights from San Francisco to Cardiff via Munich
Ave. Duration
17 h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,900
Flights from San Francisco to Exeter via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
13 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $3,300
Flights from San Francisco to Exeter via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
14 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$850 - $2,900
Virgin Atlantic
Website
virginatlantic.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,500
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
12 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,700
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
12 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,400
Flights from San Francisco to Birmingham via Zurich
Ave. Duration
14 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$950 - $2,200
Icelandair
Website
icelandair.com
Flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow via Reykjavik Keflavik Nas
Ave. Duration
12 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,900
Flights from San Francisco to Dublin via Reykjavik Keflavik Nas
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,600
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from San Francisco to Birmingham via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
17 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,400
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 - $20
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 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $140
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $75
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
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
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$38 - $42
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$38 - $42
car
$115
Passenger
$41
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$46
Small Car
$155

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