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Cheap Flights to San Francisco

Popular in July High demand for flights, 34% potential price rise
Cheapest in February Best time to find cheap flights, 6% potential price drop
Average price £543 Average for round-trip flights in August 2020
Round-trip from £231 From London to San Francisco
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Are there currently restrictions on travel to San Francisco related to COVID-19?

Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to San Francisco along with the rest of United States. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: The United States has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in Austria, Belgium, China, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, or the United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe), in the past 14 days. Starting on May 28, foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in Brazil in the last 14 days will also be restricted from entering the United States. US citizens and permanent residents who have passed through or have been in any of the above countries in the past 14 days may still enter the United States, but must arrive at one of the following airports: Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas, (DFW), Detroit (DTW), Honolulu (HNL), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK or EWR), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA), and Washington (IAD). Family members of US citizens and permanent residents, and certain other limited categories of visa holders (such as UN staff and diplomats) may also enter. Travelers who are allowed to enter the United States but have passed through or have been in any of the countries named above must quarantine for 14 days once they reach their final destination.. If you are looking to book a trip to San Francisco and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about travelling during COVID-19.

Cheapest prices for San Francisco flights by month

January
£308
February
£300
March
£312
April
£339
May
£331
June
£392
July
£489
August
£366
September
£344
October
£322
November
£296
December
£359
Currently, November is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to San Francisco. Flying to San Francisco in July will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to San Francisco?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
LON - SFO
Price
£296 - £661
SFO
Temperature
15 - 25 °C
SFO
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?

At the moment, flights in the afternoon are likely to offer the best value for money for your San Francisco trip. A flight in the evening will more often than not be of higher cost.

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.

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