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Flights to San Francisco in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inJulyHigh demand for flights, 28% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average price£347Average for round-trip flights in May 2022
Round-trip from£284From London to San Francisco

Cheap flights to San Francisco in May, June 2022

The best prices found for SFO flights for May, June
26 May - 2 Mar
£357pp
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26 May - 2 Mar
£391pp
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26 May - 2 Mar
£393pp
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San Francisco 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco found for this year
18 Nov - 8 Dec
£284pp
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12 Dec - 27 Dec
£300pp
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12 Dec - 27 Dec
£301pp
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Last minute flights to San Francisco

Late deals on return flights to San Francisco, departing today and this week
26 May - 2 Mar
£357pp
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26 May - 2 Mar
£391pp
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26 May - 2 Mar
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COVID Restrictions

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Can I fly to San Francisco from United Kingdom right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from United Kingdom to San Francisco

Most visitors from United Kingdom need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter San Francisco.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from United Kingdom must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to San Francisco.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from United Kingdom are not required to quarantine after entering San Francisco.

Can I fly back to United Kingdom from San Francisco?

Returning to United Kingdom from San Francisco

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Francisco are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering United Kingdom.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from San Francisco are not required to quarantine after entering United Kingdom.

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What is the cheapest month to fly to San Francisco?

The cheapest ticket to San Francisco found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
£471
February
£425
March
£456
April
£501
May
£504
June
£527
July
£563
August
£539
September
£499
October
£487
November
£465
December
£527
At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to San Francisco is currently February; with July being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to San Francisco Airport?

Average San Francisco flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month.
LON - SFO
Price
£425 - £696
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Temperature
15 - 25 °C
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Rainfall
0 - 120 mm

Peak Season:

Flights to San Francisco are at their most expensive between June and August as this is the busiest time of the year. You’ll find the waterfront more crowded as well as accommodating and restaurants a lot busier. For any flight to San Francisco during this time of year make sure to book in advance. While in San Francisco it’s well worth a visit to ‘the rock’, otherwise known as Alcatraz prison. You can get a tour and relive the iconic place in person.

Off season:

The off season is winter time, however this is also when the ballet and opera seasons are at their peak, making it a great time to visit. January often has cheap flights to San Francisco and also hosts the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday. It consists of a 1.5 mile march, with civil rights advocates, singers and performers all adding to the festivities and bringing Martin Luther King’s message back to the forefront. From the middle of September until the middle of November is a great time to visit, most of the tourists have left and the city is still warm and sunny, making it a perfect time to book cheap flights to San Francisco then.

When is the best time to book a flight to San Francisco?

The cheapest flights to San Francisco are normally found between November and March, so if you book at least two months before your desired dates you should find the best prices for your flight tickets. If you are flexible and can pick and choose practically any date of the year then you’ll definitely find cheap flights to San Francisco at some point in the year. If you want to visit during the summer then make sure to book your flights to San Francisco well in advance to save yourself the extra costs of last minute bookings.

Which day is cheapest to fly to San Francisco?

At the moment, Wednesday is the most economical day to take a flight to San Francisco. Sunday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to San Francisco?

To get the best value, try booking a flight in the evening when visiting San Francisco. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the afternoon as these tend to have higher demand.

How long is the flight to San Francisco?

Flights from London (All airports) to San Francisco – 11 hour 10 minutes

Flights from Manchester to San Francisco – 13 hours 30 minutes

Flights from Birmingham to San Francisco – 13 hours 40 minutes

Flights from Glasgow to San Francisco – 13 hours 35 minutes

Which airlines operate flights to San Francisco?

Your flights to San Francisco could be operated by British Airways, Delta Air Lines, KLM or Iberia to name a few. While flights to San Francisco are common and competitive, don’t expect to find a cheap flight when compared to flights across Europe. British Airways offer complimentary food and drinks for the duration of the flight, or until they run out. Depending how flexible you are with your dates, you could find yourself cheap flights to San Francisco by comparing each airline to each other and working out what’s best for you.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

The easiest and most convenient way to travel from the airport to the city is from the BART station. It’s located in the International Terminal, and you can take a free AirTrain from all terminals to the BART station. You will need to buy a ticket from the BART station before you travel, or you can book in advance and exchange your voucher for the correct ticket, which is kind of like a debit card which you keep for your time in San Francisco. Another option is to get a taxi from outside of the airport, just remember that almost everyone in the US expects tips, and taxi drivers are no different so make sure to give them one to save yourself a potentially annoyed driver. You can also take a shuttle or shared van from the airport, simply tell the driver where you want to go and he’ll add you to his route and tell you the price.

San Francisco airport overview

San Francisco International Airport is located 21km (13 miles) south of downtown San Francisco and is the largest airport in the Bay Area and the second-busiest airport in California.

Comprising four terminals – Terminals 1, 2, 3 and the International Terminal – that form a ring around a multi-storey Domestic Parking garage, San Francisco International is easy to navigate. Terminals 1-3 handle all domestic flights, while the International Terminal mainly manages international flights. Customs, immigrations and baggage claims are generally fast; staff are friendly, signage is good and transport to and from the airport is excellent. Delays are common, though, due to the region’s adverse weather patterns; however, there are plans to extend the runways in order to aid aircraft flying in low visibility conditions.

San Francisco International is clean and modern. With its newly revamped Terminal 2 housing an award-winning aviation museum and library, along with an extensive array of retail, dining, entertainment and health establishments, it is truly a world-class facility.

Flights to San Francisco International Airport comes from a number of destinations worldwide, including Toronto, Paris, Tokyo, London, Hong Kong, Seoul, Lima, Frankfurt, Singapore, San Salvador, Beijing, Mexico City, Sydney and Cancun, in addition to numerous domestic routes.

What airport do you fly into for flights to San Francisco?

Booking a flight to San Francisco (SFO) is your only option if you intend on flying to San Francisco. It is only a 11.8 mi journey from San Francisco to San Francisco’s city centre.

How popular are flights to San Francisco (SFO) this year?

Flights to San Francisco have seen a 238% increase in demand compared to the previous year.

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