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Route Information for Flights from San Francisco to London

Origin Airport IATA Code SFO
Destination Airport IATA Code LGW
Flight Price $296
Distance 8,605 km

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Popular Routes from San Francisco to London

Direct flights depart from San Francisco International Airport and will arrive at London Heathrow. This is the main international air hub serving the city of London. It is also possible to find connecting flights to several other airports serving London, including London Gatwick, London City, London Stansted and London Luton.

The flight to London Heathrow is the most popular international flight leaving San Francisco, with just under a million passengers each year making this journey.


The Flight from San Francisco to London

There are 42 direct flights each week from San Francisco to London. Flight times are around 10 hours and 15 minutes and cover a total distance of 5,360 miles. There is a choice of 11 airlines operating direct flights, including British Airways, the national carrier of the UK. Other major carriers include Virgin Atlantic and United Airlines.

Your departure point will be San Francisco International. The airport is located 13 miles to the south of the downtown area and is a major gateway to Europe and Asia. It is one of the ten busiest airports in the US and inside the top 25 in the world, with more than 55 million people departing and arriving each year.

The path for flights from San Fran to London heads north west over Nevada, Utah and Wyoming towards the north east of Canada. It flies over Quebec before following the curve of the earth over the North Atlantic. After several hours over the ocean it crosses the southern tip of Ireland before flying over the southern part of the UK to its destination in London.

Most airlines will provide food and beverage services on long haul flights of this duration. However, San Francisco International is also well equipped with good eating, drinking and shopping options so you can relax before you fly.

The main destination airport on this flight is Heathrow. It is the second busiest in the world by total passenger traffic with more than 80 million passengers passing through its doors each year. Heathrow lies 14 miles to the west of central London and has two runways and four passenger terminals.

It is also possible to get connecting flights to several other London airports, including London Gatwick. Connecting flights take several hours longer, with overall flight times of around 13 hours and 30 minutes, depending on connection options.

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