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The above table shows flights to London from San Francisco. The fares are historical (date and time mentioned), non-warranted and subject to change. The cost of plane tickets to London from San Francisco is inclusive of the base fare, fuel surcharges, airline/airport taxes, and our service fee.

Airports in San Francisco

1. San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

San Francisco International Airport (IATA: SFO, ICAO: KSFO) is an international airport. Its location is 13 miles (21 km) south of downtown San Francisco, California, near Millbrae and San Bruno in unincorporated San Mateo County. Read more about SFO Airport.

2. Oakland International Airport (OAK)

Oakland International Airport (IATA: OAK, ICAO: KOAK) is an international airport in Oakland. A 10-mile drive to the south of Downtown Oakland takes you to Oakland International Airport (OAK). Oakland is 12 miles/19 km from San Francisco. Read more about OAK Airport.

Airports in London

1. London Heathrow Airport (LHR / EGLL)

London Heathrow Airport is a major airport in London that serves international and domestic flights. Located at 18 miles from the center of London, United Kingdom, Heathrow ranks as the second busiest airport in the world by international passenger traffic. Nonstop flights from SFO to LHR, and many other domestic and international airports are available. Read more about LHR Airport.

2. London City Airport (LCY/EGLC)

The nearest major airport is London City Airport. This airport has international and domestic flights and is 9 miles from the center of London, United Kingdom. Most of the international flights are connecting only. Know more about LCY Airport.

3. London Gatwick Airport (LGW / EGKK)

London Gatwick Airport has international and domestic flights and is 33 miles from London, United Kingdom. International flights departing from the airport are connecting with one or two interchange. Know more about LGW Airport.

How Long is the Flight from San Francisco to London?

The flight distance between San Francisco and London is 5,369 miles/8640 km, and the approximate flight time is 11 hours 14 minutes. The table below highlights the flight distance and flight time with different departure and arrival airports in consideration.


Flight Distance

Flight Time

SFO to London LCY

5,381 miles/8660 km

11 hours 16 minutes

SFO to London LHR

5,368 miles/8639 km

11 hours 14 minutes

OAK to London LHR

5,357 miles/8622 km

11 hours 13 minutes

OAK to London LGW

5,381 miles/8660 km

11 hours 16 minutes

OAK to London LCY

5,371 miles/8643 km

11 hours 14 minutes

Note: The flight distance and time are for a nonstop flight (excluding any layover). The actual distance and time might vary, and are non-warranted. Check with your airlines to know precise information. 

Also, keep in mind the time difference between the two cities. San Francisco is eight hours behind London. How does it affect your travel experience? Suppose you departed at 1.00 PM from San Francisco on a Saturday after taking your lunch, you will reach London by 11.25 PM (according to San Francisco time), but it will be 07.25 AM there in London on a Sunday.

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