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San Francisco to Manchester flight information

Avg. flight duration 10h 32m
Flights arrive in Manchester
Flights depart from San Francisco
Flight price £326
Distance 5208 miles
Airlines Thomas Cook Airlines, SWISS, Lufthansa, Brussels Airlines, British Airways

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Low season:
May
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High season:
December
Most popular time to fly
10%
expected price increase
Average price:
£812
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
£539
or less (return)

When to Book Flights from San Francisco to Manchester

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The cheapest flight from San Francisco to Manchester was found, on average, 71 days before departure.
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FAQs for Booking San Francisco to Manchester Flights

How long does a flight from San Francisco to Manchester take?
An average non-stop flight takes 10h 10m, covering a distance of 5208 miles.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Manchester?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Multiple Airlines (£401), Thomas Cook Airlines (£413) and SWISS (£452).
Do I need a passport to fly between San Francisco and Manchester?
Yes.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from San Francisco to Manchester?
For San Francisco to Manchester, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Manchester back to San Francisco, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Monday being the most expensive.

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Airports
Origin
San Francisco
£401
only
£401
Destination
Manchester
£401
only
£401
Thu, 25 Jan
SFO
MAN
22h 25m
Wed, 7 Mar
MAN
SFO
17h 35m
£401
Trip: 42 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, 13 May
SFO
MAN
10h 10m
Tue, 22 May
MAN
SFO
10h 55m
£413
Trip: 10 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
7.0
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
6.7
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
5.9
Food
6.5
CUN
LGW
OK 5.3

The crew was very nice.

The seats where VERY uncomfurtable

SFO
MAN
OK 4.6

Food was excellent, same as Service

Plane sat idle for an hour while the crew cleaned up, with additional SFO airport delays they managed to miss 90% of their connecting flights, including mine. Had an additional 5 hours added to my schedule. I was assigned a "premium cabin seat" and I cam out with a backache, can't imagine what the poor folks on economy class had to go through.

MCO
LGW
Good 7.6

Grear overall experience

Long security lines at Orlando

JFK
MAN
Good 7.3

Everything was normal and good

The FOOD.

MAN
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Same as above

Wed, 17 Jan
SFO
MAN
14h 20m
Tue, 6 Feb
MAN
SFO
15h 35m
£452
Trip: 21 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 5609 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.7
Entertainment
7.8
Food
8.0
JFK
ZRH
Excellent 8.0

The crew took very good care of us with food and drinks

Updates by the captain about the situation were too few, too infrequent.

LIS
ZRH
Good 6.0

I am a frequent flyer from HK to Western Europe and it’s a problem transversal to the majority of the airlines. Service quality drops significantly when coming to Asia. Flights to Europe provide exceptional service.

ZRH
BOS
Excellent 9.3

The staff was courteous and effective. The pilots made up time after waiting for a few connecting passengers.

The food was edible but not up to the usual Swiss Air standard.

ATH
ZRH
Excellent 10.0

Everything was great

Service was perfect Food was incredible Movies and entertainment high level

BOM
ZRH
Mediocre 2.0

The airline crews politeness & courteous comfortable seating were helpful on meal selection.

Mon, 26 Feb
SFO
MAN
17h 55m
Mon, 5 Mar
MAN
SFO
17h 05m
£461
Trip: 8 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 17386 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.7
FRA
IAD
Good 6.0

The plane left on time and arrived ontime.

Minor issue: entertainment computer did not work. I wasn’t able to watch TV for the 7hrs of plane ride. Also, the crew does not respond to the blue light when passengers call them.

LAX
MUC
OK 5.0

Boarding process was longer than expected. Seat assigment from check in was not honored at the gate. FA asked me to switch seat only to favor passenger from Germany.

FRA
TLV
OK 4.3

Crew was nice. Lufthansa crew is usually good, so no complaints.

Even the crew said that the plane was too crowded, and that they should have used a larger plane for such a full flight.There was no entertainment on the plane, unless you provided your own device. My flight from Chicago to Frankfurt was on a very large plane so I have no complaints, but, the plane chosen from Frankfurt to Tel Aviv was much smaller, and packed to the gills, with passengers, and luggage, and crew. The crew themselves remarked that the type of plane used for this flight was inappropriate.

MUC
ORD
Excellent 10.0

I loved the personal screen with activities, cleanliness, and the friendliness of the staff! It’s probably my new favorite airline

BUD
FMO
Excellent 10.0

The flight had plenty of leg room and a snack with drink was served free which was a nice touch.

Very cramped seating on first part of journey from Budapest to Munich

Sat, 17 Feb
SFO
MAN
18h 35m
Thu, 1 Mar
MAN
SFO
21h 23m
£461
Trip: 13 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 1435 reviews
Overall
7.1
Boarding
7.1
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
BRU
VCE
Mediocre 2.0

Read above!! WORST EXPERIENCE EVER!!!!

BRU
BHX
Excellent 10.0

Amazing

Nothing

BRU
BOD
Mediocre 2.0

I never boarded Brussels airlines. United Airlines put me on TAP or TP which I did like. But my luggage wasn’t forwarded until the 15th dec. Brussels had many natural disasters. My problems I believe were with either United Airlines or Swissport Luggage department

EBB
KGL
Excellent 9.6

It actually tasted great!

Movie selection was weak.

BRU
KGL
OK 5.0

Food was bad. Crew was distracted gossiping. They skipped rows during meal times as they were distracted. The seats are the most uncomfortable airline seats I've ever sat in.

Fri, 26 Jan
SFO
MAN
16h 10m
Wed, 7 Mar
MAN
SFO
15h 25m
£491
Trip: 41 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 14081 reviews
Overall
7.5
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.2
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
7.0
Food
6.9
LHR
CAI
Good 7.6

The ground crew was very curt and non helpful. Apparently there was a rule that laptops had to be in the checked baggage. The ground crew could have been more courteous with passengers for whom this was a great inconvenience. In my specific case, the person checking me in labelled my bad "Long Stay" instead of "Priority" because they misread the instructions on the computer. The person would not listen to me and would not re-check his potential error....I fly British Airways all the time and that did not seem to make a difference in his demeanor

NBO
LHR
Mediocre 2.0

Flight was cancelled. I found out as I was entering Nairobi Airport. The British Airways staff at JKIA were clueless regarding what to do with 200 passengers. It was chaotic, with no one appearing to know what options were available. It was a long night, and if my wife had not re-booked me on another flight out, I might still be there. Terrible customer service.

SAN
LHR
Excellent 9.3

Comfortable seats Great raspberries and blueberries. Delicious.

BCN
LHR
Good 7.0

You have to pay to select seats for water and even a basic snack

LHR
BRU
Mediocre 2.0

-no communication -I stayed in 17 hours of cues -no hotel or meal vouchers -was not let out of the airport -no hydration in lines - people passed out -no line control, people were cutting and lots of arguments ensued -staff was not knowledgeable, was rude to angry customers -baggage was never returned to me, so I had to buy clothes for my business trip -did not answer phones -website went down -no apology or automatic refund, i had to call to get a manual refund

Wed, 24 Jan
SFO
MAN
23h 10m
Wed, 7 Mar
MAN
SFO
17h 35m
£407
Trip: 43 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, 17 May
SFO
MAN
10h 10m
Thu, 31 May
MAN
SFO
10h 55m
£413
Trip: 15 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
7.0
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
6.7
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
5.9
Food
6.5
JFK
MAN
Good 7.6

This specific aircraft was really nice n spacious.legroom was perfect. Seat was enough big to sit in good position and thats the main reason i m giving four star just because of aircraft.

Two things i didnt like.i think there should be entertainment screen i front of every seat and themost important thing is mobile charging usb facility for every seat.

MCO
LGW
Good 7.6

Grear overall experience

Long security lines at Orlando

YYZ
FRA
Excellent 10.0

Everything

Anything

FRA
YYZ
Good 6.6

service was great

plane left late

SFO
MAN
OK 4.6

Food was excellent, same as Service

Plane sat idle for an hour while the crew cleaned up, with additional SFO airport delays they managed to miss 90% of their connecting flights, including mine. Had an additional 5 hours added to my schedule. I was assigned a "premium cabin seat" and I cam out with a backache, can't imagine what the poor folks on economy class had to go through.

Mon, 29 Jan
SFO
MAN
23h 10m
Wed, 7 Mar
MAN
SFO
17h 35m
£407
Trip: 38 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, 19 Jan
SFO
MAN
33h 15m
Thu, 15 Feb
MAN
SFO
29h 30m
£452
Trip: 28 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 5609 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.7
Entertainment
7.8
Food
8.0
VCE
ZRH
Good 7.0

See / hear the middle-aged guy around seat 22 aisle coughing his lungs out throughout the 10 hour flight without once covering his mouth ? WTF is going on w an airline that would let a passenger behave like this ? Didn’t see the attendants offering a cough drop, or asking if he would please behave like a civilized human being. Looking for others corroboration. Spread the word like this guy this w his germs

A grown man coughing loudly during a 10 hr flight w/o once covering his mouth

DME
ZRH
Excellent 10.0

From the kind stewards to the easy meal service to my peace of mind, knowing I’ll be well taken care off - SwissAir is the same gem it’s always been.

ZRH
MIA
Good 7.6

I was randomly selected for a second security check at the boarding gate in Zurich airport, the security staff were unfriendly, said it was a TSA requirement even though I stated I am a United States Citizen and That I have already passed through a complete security check Point, still they placed a metal & scanning detector on my feet, hands & belt. This was a complete violation of my rights. Never have I faced a humiliating situation at any other airport. If this was a TSA requirement then everyone should be subject to a second security check.

LIS
ZRH
Good 6.0

I am a frequent flyer from HK to Western Europe and it’s a problem transversal to the majority of the airlines. Service quality drops significantly when coming to Asia. Flights to Europe provide exceptional service.

BOM
ZRH
Mediocre 2.0

The airline crews politeness & courteous comfortable seating were helpful on meal selection.

Tue, 22 May
SFO
MAN
10h 10m
Tue, 29 May
MAN
SFO
10h 55m
£413
Trip: 8 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
7.0
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
6.7
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
5.9
Food
6.5
LAS
MAN
Good 6.0

Good flight time, direct flight. Reasonably comfortable.

A few of the crew (mainly the 'older' women) were rude and looked like they'd rather be anywhere else. They ran into my partners elbow and shoulder with their trolley...twice and didn't apologise, and stood on his foot too. Also no apology. They also dropped my food on the floor during their impatience with me to not get my tray table out in less than 3 seconds. That wasn't picked up for me. We got the impression we were more of an inconvenience. I'm not sure how they get away with it being in the service industry. The extra payment for more than 4 films is pretty appalling too.

MCO
LGW
Good 7.6

Grear overall experience

Long security lines at Orlando

LGW
MCO
Excellent 10.0

I was afraid that the flight would not be good because it was very efficient in price. I was stuck in Europe because another carrier had dropped me and my companions. I tried Condor and was very pleased.

I fly all over the world but look for flight tomEurope quite often. I would love to use Condor in the future but have noticed that they have few flights across the Atlantic.

MAN
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Same as above

MAN
LAX
Good 6.0

Fight attendants were kind. Got to my destination safely. Food was pretty good, however small.

I do not enjoy a budget airline, never been on one and likely won't ever again. I appreciated saving money on the overall ticket cost, but did not like the feeling of getting nickel and dined with every cart. Grateful the in flight meal was included.

Wed, 21 Mar
SFO
MAN
17h 55m
Mon, 26 Mar
MAN
SFO
18h 15m
£470
Trip: 6 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 17386 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.7
MUC
ORD
Excellent 10.0

I loved the personal screen with activities, cleanliness, and the friendliness of the staff! It’s probably my new favorite airline

LAX
MUC
OK 5.0

Boarding process was longer than expected. Seat assigment from check in was not honored at the gate. FA asked me to switch seat only to favor passenger from Germany.

MUC
BIO
Excellent 9.3

The boarding was fast and effective

The plane arrived late and I had to rush through Munich airport to make the connection. But the luggage arrived with me.

LAX
MUC
Excellent 10.0

I liked how smooth the boarding was handled. The flight attendants where polite and helpful. A very comfortable flight.

No complaints

FMO
MAN
Excellent 10.0

Both parts of flight was superb n/a

Thu, 8 Feb
SFO
MAN
13h 40m
Sat, 17 Feb
MAN
SFO
13h 55m
£491
Trip: 10 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 14081 reviews
Overall
7.5
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.2
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
7.0
Food
6.9
SAN
LHR
Excellent 9.3

Comfortable seats Great raspberries and blueberries. Delicious.

BCN
LHR
Good 7.0

You have to pay to select seats for water and even a basic snack

LHR
BKK
Excellent 10.0

Nothing

LHR
BRU
Mediocre 2.0

-no communication -I stayed in 17 hours of cues -no hotel or meal vouchers -was not let out of the airport -no hydration in lines - people passed out -no line control, people were cutting and lots of arguments ensued -staff was not knowledgeable, was rude to angry customers -baggage was never returned to me, so I had to buy clothes for my business trip -did not answer phones -website went down -no apology or automatic refund, i had to call to get a manual refund

LHR
ZRH
Excellent 8.0

The safety video was a great. All was on time.

Tue, 23 Jan
SFO
MAN
15h 15m
Tue, 6 Mar
MAN
SFO
33h 20m
£408
Trip: 43 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, 22 May
SFO
MAN
10h 10m
Tue, 29 May
MAN
SFO
10h 55m
£413
Trip: 8 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
7.0
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
6.7
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
5.9
Food
6.5
JFK
MAN
Good 7.6

This specific aircraft was really nice n spacious.legroom was perfect. Seat was enough big to sit in good position and thats the main reason i m giving four star just because of aircraft.

Two things i didnt like.i think there should be entertainment screen i front of every seat and themost important thing is mobile charging usb facility for every seat.

YYZ
FRA
Excellent 10.0

Everything

Anything

CUN
LGW
OK 5.3

The crew was very nice.

The seats where VERY uncomfurtable

FRA
YYZ
Good 6.6

service was great

plane left late

JFK
MAN
Good 7.3

Everything was normal and good

The FOOD.

Wed, 18 Apr
SFO
MAN
14h 10m
Wed, 2 May
MAN
SFO
15h 15m
£459
Trip: 15 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 5609 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.7
Entertainment
7.8
Food
8.0
DME
ZRH
Mediocre 2.0

I bought 2 tikets from Chicago to oscow and back for me and for my son. I live in USA, son lived in Russia but he received immigration visa and I had plan fly to USA with him. From Chicago I used my ticket and say SWISS staff what my son will have trip only from Moscow. I paid for 2 tickets around $1700. Today when we should have trip back to USA, SWISS company said what ticket for my son do not exsist. And I spent for new ticket 220000 rubles about $3600. Nobody in SWISS company do not said me what my tocket for son canceled. I am shoked !!!

ATH
ZRH
Excellent 10.0

Everything was great

Service was perfect Food was incredible Movies and entertainment high level

ZRH
BOS
Excellent 9.3

The staff was courteous and effective. The pilots made up time after waiting for a few connecting passengers.

The food was edible but not up to the usual Swiss Air standard.

LIS
ZRH
Good 6.0

I am a frequent flyer from HK to Western Europe and it’s a problem transversal to the majority of the airlines. Service quality drops significantly when coming to Asia. Flights to Europe provide exceptional service.

BOM
ZRH
Mediocre 2.0

The airline crews politeness & courteous comfortable seating were helpful on meal selection.

Tue, 27 Feb
SFO
MAN
15h 15m
Tue, 6 Mar
MAN
SFO
33h 20m
£408
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, 22 May
SFO
MAN
10h 10m
Sun, 27 May
MAN
SFO
10h 55m
£436
Trip: 6 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
7.0
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
6.7
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
5.9
Food
6.5
LAS
MAN
Good 6.0

Good flight time, direct flight. Reasonably comfortable.

A few of the crew (mainly the 'older' women) were rude and looked like they'd rather be anywhere else. They ran into my partners elbow and shoulder with their trolley...twice and didn't apologise, and stood on his foot too. Also no apology. They also dropped my food on the floor during their impatience with me to not get my tray table out in less than 3 seconds. That wasn't picked up for me. We got the impression we were more of an inconvenience. I'm not sure how they get away with it being in the service industry. The extra payment for more than 4 films is pretty appalling too.

MAN
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Same as above

CUN
LGW
OK 5.3

The crew was very nice.

The seats where VERY uncomfurtable

MAN
LAX
Good 6.0

Fight attendants were kind. Got to my destination safely. Food was pretty good, however small.

I do not enjoy a budget airline, never been on one and likely won't ever again. I appreciated saving money on the overall ticket cost, but did not like the feeling of getting nickel and dined with every cart. Grateful the in flight meal was included.

MAN
LAX
Good 6.3

There was no issues boarding the plane and we all got on the plane pretty quickly, the crew was really friendly too!

Entertainment was OK but you would expect if you’re watching a TV program that he while series would be available not just random series and episodes (eg series 3 episode 11) I would also say that the food that was served was OK but portions very small. Also one course was finger sandwiches but if you don’t eat egg or cheese then it isn’t great!

Tue, 23 Jan
SFO
MAN
27h 30m
Wed, 7 Mar
MAN
SFO
17h 35m
£409
Trip: 44 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, 24 May
SFO
MAN
10h 10m
Tue, 29 May
MAN
SFO
10h 55m
£436
Trip: 6 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
7.0
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
6.7
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
5.9
Food
6.5
JFK
MAN
Good 7.3

Everything was normal and good

The FOOD.

FRA
YYZ
Good 6.6

service was great

plane left late

MCO
LGW
Good 7.6

Grear overall experience

Long security lines at Orlando

MAN
LAX
Good 6.0

Fight attendants were kind. Got to my destination safely. Food was pretty good, however small.

I do not enjoy a budget airline, never been on one and likely won't ever again. I appreciated saving money on the overall ticket cost, but did not like the feeling of getting nickel and dined with every cart. Grateful the in flight meal was included.

SFO
MAN
OK 4.6

Food was excellent, same as Service

Plane sat idle for an hour while the crew cleaned up, with additional SFO airport delays they managed to miss 90% of their connecting flights, including mine. Had an additional 5 hours added to my schedule. I was assigned a "premium cabin seat" and I cam out with a backache, can't imagine what the poor folks on economy class had to go through.

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