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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.