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Low season

February Best time to beat the crowds (5% less expensive on average)

High season

July Most popular time to fly (26% more expensive on average)

Average price of a return ticket

£645 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal for a return ticket

£405 or less

Top tips for finding cheap flights to San Francisco

  • Looking for cheap airfare to San Francisco? 25% of our users found return tickets to San Francisco for the following prices or less: From London £342, from Edinburgh Turnhouse £433, from Manchester £459
  • Book at least 3 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 to San Francisco is April.
  • Enter your preferred departure airport and travel dates into the search form above to unlock the latest San Francisco flight deals.
  • If you are booking flights to San Francisco, be sure to look at flights to San Francisco International Airport and Oakland International Airport, both of which are located in the San Francisco area. While most of the larger airlines fly into San Francisco International Airport, some airlines (such as British Airways) also fly from the UK into Oakland International. Other airlines (such as Norwegian) only fly into Oakland, but it is worth having a look to compare the prices.
  • Stressed about flying – look no further than San Francisco International Airport’s ‘Wag Brigade’. This Brigade consists of dogs (and now a pig) – brought in by the San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals – that wander around the terminals with their handlers to bring calm and happiness to nervous travellers. The animals, selected specifically for their temperament and suitability for airports, wear vests with the words “Pet Me!” written on them so you know who they are.
  • If you have a layover for four hours or more after your flight to San Francisco, take advantage of the time to venture into San Francisco and the Peninsula Bay area. This can be done easily on public transport – catching the BART train from the airport to, for example, Montgomery Street Station, will take you to Chinatown, the historic heart of San Francisco and Northbeach which, with its Italian influence, has a mixture of jazz clubs, galleries, restaurants and gelato shops. The trip will take you 30 minutes one way and tickets can be purchased at the station.
  • Fancy pampering yourself while you wait for your next flight, XpresSpa services, which exist at all terminals, are the perfect places to go. These spas offer treatments such as manicures, pedicures, massages and facials – a perfect way to treat yourself in between flights or before you head into the city.
  • For families travelling with kids there are a range of activities to keep them happy while in between flights. There are play areas in T2 and T3 or you can visit the Aviation Museum and Library which is free of charge and contains exhibitions about the history of air transport and the development of commercial flights. For children (and adults) who love aviation – this is a good place to spend some time.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

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Top 5 airlines flying to San Francisco

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.1
Virgin Atlantic
Overall score based on 1,566 reviews
8.3
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
8.6
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
7.8
Food
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Book Cheap San Francisco Plane Tickets (Return)

Airports
Origin
Leeds
£482
only
£482
London
£279
only
£279
£356
only
£356
Birmingham
£470
only
£470
Destination
San Francisco
£279
only
£279
Wed, 16 Sep
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
16h 40m
Sun, 27 Sep
SFO
San Francisco Airport
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
17h 15m
£279
Trip: 12 days
Based on null reviews
Mon, 2 Nov
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
15h 20m
Mon, 9 Nov
SFO
San Francisco Airport
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
14h 50m
£310
Trip: 8 days
Based on null reviews
Tue, 3 Nov
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
15h 20m
Tue, 1 Dec
SFO
San Francisco Airport
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
14h 10m
£311
Trip: 29 days
Based on null reviews
Tue, 3 Nov
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
11h 20m
Tue, 1 Dec
SFO
San Francisco Airport
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
18h 25m
£328
Trip: 29 days
Based on null reviews
Tue, 3 Nov
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
21h 44m
Wed, 11 Nov
SFO
San Francisco Airport
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
10h 35m
£336
Trip: 9 days
Based on null reviews
Mon, 7 Sep
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
13h 50m
Tue, 22 Sep
SFO
San Francisco Airport
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
12h 55m
£337
Trip: 16 days
Based on null reviews
Tue, 3 Nov
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
15h 25m
Tue, 1 Dec
SFO
San Francisco Airport
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
15h 25m
£341
Trip: 29 days
Based on null reviews
Tue, 3 Nov
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
11h 10m
Tue, 1 Dec
SFO
San Francisco Airport
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
10h 35m
£342
Trip: 29 days
Based on null reviews
Tue, 3 Nov
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
11h 20m
Tue, 1 Dec
SFO
San Francisco Airport
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
10h 35m
£343
Trip: 29 days
Based on null reviews
Fri, 20 Nov
LGW
London Gatwick Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
11h 00m
Fri, 4 Dec
SFO
San Francisco Airport
LGW
London Gatwick Airport
10h 15m
£356
Trip: 15 days
Based on null reviews
Tue, 3 Nov
LGW
London Gatwick Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
25h 38m
Tue, 1 Dec
SFO
San Francisco Airport
LGW
London Gatwick Airport
28h 15m
£380
Trip: 29 days
Based on null reviews
Fri, 18 Sep
BHX
Birmingham Airport (UK)
SFO
San Francisco Airport
15h 25m
Fri, 2 Oct
SFO
San Francisco Airport
BHX
Birmingham Airport (UK)
13h 10m
£470
Trip: 15 days
Based on null reviews
Mon, 21 Sep
LBA
Leeds/Bradford Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
13h 25m
Mon, 28 Sep
SFO
San Francisco Airport
LBA
Leeds/Bradford Airport
21h 03m
£482
Trip: 8 days
Based on null reviews
Thu, 10 Dec
BHX
Birmingham Airport (UK)
SFO
San Francisco Airport
26h 55m
Mon, 18 Jan
SFO
San Francisco Airport
BHX
Birmingham Airport (UK)
18h 40m
£541
Trip: 40 days
Based on null reviews
Mon, 12 Oct
BHX
Birmingham Airport (UK)
SFO
San Francisco Airport
31h 25m
Fri, 16 Oct
SFO
San Francisco Airport
BHX
Birmingham Airport (UK)
38h 00m
£579
Trip: 5 days
Based on null reviews
Mon, 26 Oct
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
17h 00m
Thu, 5 Nov
SFO
San Francisco Airport
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
20h 55m
£309
Trip: 11 days
Based on null reviews
Wed, 9 Dec
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
15h 20m
Wed, 16 Dec
SFO
San Francisco Airport
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
12h 44m
£312
Trip: 8 days
Based on null reviews
Tue, 3 Nov
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
15h 25m
Tue, 1 Dec
SFO
San Francisco Airport
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
10h 35m
£313
Trip: 29 days
Based on null reviews
Tue, 3 Nov
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
11h 20m
Tue, 1 Dec
SFO
San Francisco Airport
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
17h 30m
£328
Trip: 29 days
Based on null reviews
Tue, 1 Sep
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
13h 15m
Thu, 10 Sep
SFO
San Francisco Airport
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
12h 55m
£338
Trip: 10 days
Based on null reviews
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Book Cheap San Francisco Plane Tickets (One-way)

Airports
Origin
London
£191
only
£191
£161
only
£161
£324
only
£324
£240
only
£240
£155
only
£155
Destination
San Francisco
£155
only
£155
Tue, 15 Sep
STN
London Stansted Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
26h 05m
£155
Based on null reviews
Tue, 15 Sep
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
32h 55m
£191
Based on null reviews
Thu, 25 Jun
LGW
London Gatwick Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
11h 00m
£240
Based on null reviews
Mon, 29 Jun
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
18h 45m
£289
Based on null reviews
Wed, 1 Jul
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
17h 35m
£291
Based on null reviews
Tue, 15 Sep
STN
London Stansted Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
26h 05m
£157
Based on null reviews
Tue, 18 Aug
LGW
London Gatwick Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
30h 55m
£315
Based on null reviews
Tue, 1 Sep
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
15h 05m
£316
Based on null reviews
Mon, 14 Sep
LCY
London City
SFO
San Francisco Airport
14h 35m
£324
Based on null reviews
Tue, 30 Jun
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
11h 05m
£343
Based on null reviews
Sat, 5 Sep
LTN
London Luton Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
29h 55m
£161
Based on null reviews
Tue, 15 Sep
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
32h 55m
£192
Based on null reviews
Tue, 15 Sep
LTN
London Luton Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
30h 40m
£163
Based on null reviews
Tue, 7 Jul
LGW
London Gatwick Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
28h 20m
£422
Based on null reviews
Tue, 15 Sep
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
35h 20m
£196
Based on null reviews
Mon, 14 Sep
LCY
London City
SFO
San Francisco Airport
20h 46m
£443
Based on null reviews
Mon, 14 Sep
LCY
London City
SFO
San Francisco Airport
13h 05m
£453
Based on null reviews
Sat, 5 Sep
STN
London Stansted Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
26h 05m
£174
Based on null reviews
Sat, 5 Sep
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
26h 50m
£197
Based on null reviews
Mon, 14 Sep
STN
London Stansted Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
50h 05m
£175
Based on null reviews
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