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Manchester to San Francisco flight information

Flights arrive in San Francisco
Flights depart from Manchester
Flight price £235
Distance 5,207 miles
Airlines Finnair, British Airways, Aer Lingus

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Low season:
September
Best time to beat the crowds
4%
expected price decrease
High season:
July
Most popular time to fly
13%
expected price increase
Average price:
£494
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
£394
or less (return)

When to Book Flights from Manchester to San Francisco

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for £394 or less.
The cheapest flight from Manchester to San Francisco was found, on average, 59 days before departure.
Book at least 4 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be June, July and August. The cheapest month to fly is September.
Morning departure is around 4% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Manchester to San Francisco Flights

How long does a flight from Manchester to San Francisco take?
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 14h 55m.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Manchester to San Francisco?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Finnair (£235), British Airways (£236) and Multiple Airlines (£316).
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Manchester to San Francisco?
For Manchester to San Francisco, Saturday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Sunday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Manchester, the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Monday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from Manchester to San Francisco (return)

Airports
Origin
Manchester
£235
only
£235
Destination
San Francisco
£235
only
£235
Sat, 9 Mar
MAN
Manchester
SFO
San Francisco
34h 23m
Sat, 23 Mar
SFO
San Francisco
MAN
Manchester
16h 51m
£235
Trip: 14 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 3,250 reviews
Overall
7.9
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
7.5
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
HEL
NRT
Excellent 9.6

Pros: New plane, good food choices.

Cons: Plane could use a deep clean. Entertainment choices were limited in terms of latest blockbusters.

LED
HEL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: 2 hr delay

LHR
HEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: It was on one of their newer planes which meant that we had decent comfort and entertainment!

Cons: The seats were staggered between the middle and sides, so my family was eventually split across two rows. I hadn't expected that.

ORD
HEL
Good 6.0

Pros: Finnair cabin/seats, clean, quiet and comfortable airport in Helsinki

Cons: Not only the first flight got delayed for over 2 hours. I had to re-book the second - connecting - flight because of that. Now it made my layover instead of 1 h 45 m - 5 hours! Then the second flight got delayed!! So instead of 5 hours layover it was over 7 hours!!! Very inconvenient and upsetting experience. The only reason I booked these particular flights is because they were advertized as "the shortest trip" time on your website...

HEL
KIX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: reasonable leg room comfortable seat

Cons: No choice of food and service was quite slow but meal was fine the breakfast was ghastly a continental option would be much better

Mon, 25 Feb
MAN
Manchester
SFO
San Francisco
18h 22m
Sat, 9 Mar
SFO
San Francisco
MAN
Manchester
14h 10m
£236
Trip: 13 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 19,760 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.2
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.8
DUB
LHR
Mediocre 2.3

Pros: nothing

Cons: no communication and a few apologies6

LHR
AMS
OK 5.6

Pros: Crew very professional and staff well informed.

Cons: Feels like a bus in the sky. Same device as Ryanair but not on time.

SIN
SYD
Mediocre 2.6

Cons: Male crew who served me on this flight was rude as he threw me the disembarkment cards in a hurry but treated the Caucasian passengers nicely. How snobbish! My family and I will never recommend British Airways to our friends

LAX
LHR
Good 7.0

Pros: Friendly crew, decent food, and solid entertainment.

Cons: Economy seating was very cramped, even for me at 5’5”. The plane didn’t have WiFi, which is unacceptable in 2018.

MAD
LHR
Good 6.0

Pros: Usual BA welcome

Cons: Luckily the plane was delayed as my incoming flight was slightly delayed and BA had booked me on flights that take 40 minutes to get between gates I had to run. From there the delay grew as seems to be typical of BA at the moment. Also by the time the trolley made it to me there was only one sandwich choice left.

Wed, 3 Apr
MAN
Manchester
SFO
San Francisco
16h 40m
Wed, 24 Apr
SFO
San Francisco
MAN
Manchester
16h 05m
£316
Trip: 22 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, 13 Dec
MAN
Manchester
SFO
San Francisco
26h 10m
Sun, 30 Dec
SFO
San Francisco
MAN
Manchester
15h 05m
£459
Trip: 18 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 5,376 reviews
Overall
7.5
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.3
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
7.0
Food
6.8
DUB
ORD
OK 4.0

Pros: Seats offered decent space and crew was nice.

Cons: I called the airlines and requested a special meal, and was only provided it one-way so was left unable to eat anything. Water was free, but would only give you small amounts and was very infrequent. Waiting in the queue to check luggage took over an hour. There were only a few attendants, and at one point all attendants left except for the one that was checking in flight attendants. Awful.

DUB
IAD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Well maintained and good friendly staff.

Cons: Alcoholic drinks should be free.

DUB
EWR
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Staff was wonderful, food was great! Takeoff was a little delayed but they kept us informed and that was fine. Over all a wonderful experience

Cons: Nothing

DUB
BOS
Mediocre 3.6

Cons: I went to the restroom in the back, and one of the flight attendants was sitting in her jump seat, with head phone on and appeared to be sleeping or resting with eyes closed. Her sprawling legs were blocking the aisle, therefore I could not get to the restroom on the other aisle that was the only one open at that time This is unacceptable. Also PA is way too loud.

LHR
DUB
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Lost my luggage

Thu, 18 Apr
MAN
Manchester
SFO
San Francisco
15h 59m
Tue, 30 Apr
SFO
San Francisco
MAN
Manchester
14h 20m
£273
Trip: 13 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 19,760 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.2
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.8
LHR
AMS
OK 5.6

Pros: Crew very professional and staff well informed.

Cons: Feels like a bus in the sky. Same device as Ryanair but not on time.

LCY
PRG
OK 5.3

Pros: Short flight, uncrowded Embraer plane, easy check in at City airport and easy arrival at Prague.

Cons: Late departure due to “late arrival of inbound aircraft” - which seems to be the norm.

SIN
SYD
Mediocre 2.6

Cons: Male crew who served me on this flight was rude as he threw me the disembarkment cards in a hurry but treated the Caucasian passengers nicely. How snobbish! My family and I will never recommend British Airways to our friends

LHR
DFW
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Comfortable economy seats. Excellent experienced staff.

Cons: Food was so so. Entertainment system is old and a bit slow.

LHR
AUS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew was super nice.

Sat, 1 Jun
MAN
Manchester
SFO
San Francisco
14h 55m
Sat, 15 Jun
SFO
San Francisco
MAN
Manchester
13h 15m
£297
Trip: 15 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 3,250 reviews
Overall
7.9
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
7.5
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
HEL
NRT
Excellent 9.6

Pros: New plane, good food choices.

Cons: Plane could use a deep clean. Entertainment choices were limited in terms of latest blockbusters.

HEL
KIX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: reasonable leg room comfortable seat

Cons: No choice of food and service was quite slow but meal was fine the breakfast was ghastly a continental option would be much better

CDG
JFK
OK 5.6

Cons: My headphones didn’t work

ORD
HEL
Good 7.6

Pros: Leg room, friendly crew, good choices for entertainment, nice blankets!

Cons: The flight was delayed for an hour, but the transfer in Helsinki was easy, I made it to the connect flight just in time for boarding

LED
HEL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: 2 hr delay

Thu, 16 May
MAN
Manchester
SFO
San Francisco
32h 03m
Sun, 2 Jun
SFO
San Francisco
MAN
Manchester
25h 25m
£278
Trip: 18 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 19,760 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.2
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.8
LCY
PRG
OK 5.3

Pros: Short flight, uncrowded Embraer plane, easy check in at City airport and easy arrival at Prague.

Cons: Late departure due to “late arrival of inbound aircraft” - which seems to be the norm.

LAX
LHR
Good 7.0

Pros: Friendly crew, decent food, and solid entertainment.

Cons: Economy seating was very cramped, even for me at 5’5”. The plane didn’t have WiFi, which is unacceptable in 2018.

NBO
LHR
Good 6.3

Pros: The in flight services met my expectations.

Cons: We were informed at the Nairobi check in that our tickets had been suspended because of possible risk of fraud. Attempts to resolve this promptly were not successful. For a first time traveler to the UK, this created unnecessary anxiety and gave us the feeling that the agency appointed to check us in are not supportive. We were eventually sorted but this is not nice at all given the fact that payments went through and tickets were issued and no one informed us of any issues until we got to the airport. Some feedback would be appreciated.

SIN
SYD
Mediocre 2.6

Cons: Male crew who served me on this flight was rude as he threw me the disembarkment cards in a hurry but treated the Caucasian passengers nicely. How snobbish! My family and I will never recommend British Airways to our friends

ZRH
LHR
Excellent 8.0

Cons: I experienced several delays on my journey to Zurich and so my itinerary was changed. When I started my journey to Madison, there were apparently then multiple bookings, which caused confusion, and had to be sorted out. Luckily I had left plenty of time to get through security and customs.

Sat, 1 Jun
MAN
Manchester
SFO
San Francisco
15h 59m
Sun, 16 Jun
SFO
San Francisco
MAN
Manchester
14h 20m
£280
Trip: 16 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 19,760 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.2
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.8
ZRH
LHR
Excellent 8.0

Cons: I experienced several delays on my journey to Zurich and so my itinerary was changed. When I started my journey to Madison, there were apparently then multiple bookings, which caused confusion, and had to be sorted out. Luckily I had left plenty of time to get through security and customs.

LAX
LHR
Good 7.0

Pros: Friendly crew, decent food, and solid entertainment.

Cons: Economy seating was very cramped, even for me at 5’5”. The plane didn’t have WiFi, which is unacceptable in 2018.

MAD
LHR
Good 6.0

Pros: Usual BA welcome

Cons: Luckily the plane was delayed as my incoming flight was slightly delayed and BA had booked me on flights that take 40 minutes to get between gates I had to run. From there the delay grew as seems to be typical of BA at the moment. Also by the time the trolley made it to me there was only one sandwich choice left.

LHR
DFW
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Comfortable economy seats. Excellent experienced staff.

Cons: Food was so so. Entertainment system is old and a bit slow.

DUB
LHR
Mediocre 2.3

Pros: nothing

Cons: no communication and a few apologies6

Tue, 22 Jan
MAN
Manchester
SFO
San Francisco
26h 10m
Tue, 29 Jan
SFO
San Francisco
MAN
Manchester
22h 32m
£360
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, 9 Apr
MAN
Manchester
SFO
San Francisco
15h 59m
Tue, 16 Apr
SFO
San Francisco
MAN
Manchester
13h 30m
£288
Trip: 8 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 19,760 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.2
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.8
LHR
AMS
OK 5.6

Pros: Crew very professional and staff well informed.

Cons: Feels like a bus in the sky. Same device as Ryanair but not on time.

LCY
PRG
OK 5.3

Pros: Short flight, uncrowded Embraer plane, easy check in at City airport and easy arrival at Prague.

Cons: Late departure due to “late arrival of inbound aircraft” - which seems to be the norm.

LAX
LHR
Good 7.0

Pros: Friendly crew, decent food, and solid entertainment.

Cons: Economy seating was very cramped, even for me at 5’5”. The plane didn’t have WiFi, which is unacceptable in 2018.

LHR
AUS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew was super nice.

NBO
LHR
Good 6.3

Pros: The in flight services met my expectations.

Cons: We were informed at the Nairobi check in that our tickets had been suspended because of possible risk of fraud. Attempts to resolve this promptly were not successful. For a first time traveler to the UK, this created unnecessary anxiety and gave us the feeling that the agency appointed to check us in are not supportive. We were eventually sorted but this is not nice at all given the fact that payments went through and tickets were issued and no one informed us of any issues until we got to the airport. Some feedback would be appreciated.

Mon, 6 May
MAN
Manchester
SFO
San Francisco
21h 09m
Sun, 19 May
SFO
San Francisco
MAN
Manchester
15h 30m
£292
Trip: 14 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 19,760 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.2
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.8
JNB
LHR
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Lost my luggage

DUB
LHR
Mediocre 2.3

Pros: nothing

Cons: no communication and a few apologies6

LHR
AMS
OK 5.6

Pros: Crew very professional and staff well informed.

Cons: Feels like a bus in the sky. Same device as Ryanair but not on time.

NBO
LHR
Good 6.3

Pros: The in flight services met my expectations.

Cons: We were informed at the Nairobi check in that our tickets had been suspended because of possible risk of fraud. Attempts to resolve this promptly were not successful. For a first time traveler to the UK, this created unnecessary anxiety and gave us the feeling that the agency appointed to check us in are not supportive. We were eventually sorted but this is not nice at all given the fact that payments went through and tickets were issued and no one informed us of any issues until we got to the airport. Some feedback would be appreciated.

SIN
SYD
Mediocre 2.6

Cons: Male crew who served me on this flight was rude as he threw me the disembarkment cards in a hurry but treated the Caucasian passengers nicely. How snobbish! My family and I will never recommend British Airways to our friends

Sun, 10 Feb
MAN
Manchester
SFO
San Francisco
16h 40m
Fri, 15 Feb
SFO
San Francisco
MAN
Manchester
15h 15m
£468
Trip: 6 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 5,376 reviews
Overall
7.5
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.3
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
7.0
Food
6.8
DUB
IAD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Well maintained and good friendly staff.

Cons: Alcoholic drinks should be free.

DUB
ORD
OK 4.0

Pros: Seats offered decent space and crew was nice.

Cons: I called the airlines and requested a special meal, and was only provided it one-way so was left unable to eat anything. Water was free, but would only give you small amounts and was very infrequent. Waiting in the queue to check luggage took over an hour. There were only a few attendants, and at one point all attendants left except for the one that was checking in flight attendants. Awful.

DUB
BOS
Mediocre 3.6

Cons: I went to the restroom in the back, and one of the flight attendants was sitting in her jump seat, with head phone on and appeared to be sleeping or resting with eyes closed. Her sprawling legs were blocking the aisle, therefore I could not get to the restroom on the other aisle that was the only one open at that time This is unacceptable. Also PA is way too loud.

DUB
IAD
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Lost my luggage

AMS
DUB
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The service from the flight crew was excellent. On board meals were good, too. Although my luggage never made it on my flight to Chicago due to a delay arriving in Dublin, Aer Lingus provided me with tracking information, and I received my suitcase at my home within 48 hours.

Sat, 16 Feb
MAN
Manchester
SFO
San Francisco
19h 55m
Sat, 23 Feb
SFO
San Francisco
MAN
Manchester
15h 00m
£340
Trip: 8 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 19,760 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.2
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.8
SIN
SYD
Mediocre 2.6

Cons: Male crew who served me on this flight was rude as he threw me the disembarkment cards in a hurry but treated the Caucasian passengers nicely. How snobbish! My family and I will never recommend British Airways to our friends

LHR
DFW
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Comfortable economy seats. Excellent experienced staff.

Cons: Food was so so. Entertainment system is old and a bit slow.

LCY
PRG
OK 5.3

Pros: Short flight, uncrowded Embraer plane, easy check in at City airport and easy arrival at Prague.

Cons: Late departure due to “late arrival of inbound aircraft” - which seems to be the norm.

LHR
NBO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The overall flight experience was positive.

Cons: Our tickets were suspended before our flight to Nairobi. We can’t understand why BA would do this?

NBO
LHR
Good 6.3

Pros: The in flight services met my expectations.

Cons: We were informed at the Nairobi check in that our tickets had been suspended because of possible risk of fraud. Attempts to resolve this promptly were not successful. For a first time traveler to the UK, this created unnecessary anxiety and gave us the feeling that the agency appointed to check us in are not supportive. We were eventually sorted but this is not nice at all given the fact that payments went through and tickets were issued and no one informed us of any issues until we got to the airport. Some feedback would be appreciated.

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