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Cheap return flights to San Francisco

The lowest prices found within the past 7 days to San Francisco were £346 for one-way flights and £296 for return flights, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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San Francisco SFO Flight Information

Traveling ToSan Francisco
Destination Airport IATA CodeSJC
Number of Airlines Serving22
AirlinesDelta, United, TAP Portugal, Lufthansa, Swiss International Air Lines, Iberia, British Airways
Flight Price£296
Earliest Departing FlightUA 471 08:00 PDT
Latest Departing FlightQR 9012 27 Sep 22:40 PDT

Dreaming of flights to San Francisco?

California dreamin’ begins with flights to San Francisco. And Tony Bennett’s not the only one to leave his heart here – it’s love at first sight of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge looming eerily through the morning mist as your plane makes its descent into San Francisco Airport. The West Coast’s capital of cool delivers world-class culture and fizzes with fun 24/7. From the gilded palaces of Nob Hill to the hippie hangouts of Haight-Ashbury, the bohemian buzz of Chinatown to the airy parklands of Pacific Heights, the city by the bay knows just how to sweep you off your feet.

When’s the best time to snag cheap return flights to San Francisco?

As one of the major hubs for the US West Coast, finding cheap flights to San Francisco should be a breeze at any time of the year. Popular holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas can be heavily oversubscribed, so be sure to book well in advance if you’re planning a seasonal getaway. California’s mild climate delivers a year-round boost for sun-starved Brits, so snap up the best deals by avoiding the travel hotspots of Easter and high summer. May, September and October are sizzling enough for the pickiest sun-worshipper, while the colourful Chinese New Year festivities lend a warm glow to February.

Where can I catch cheap flights to San Francisco?

Non-stop flights to San Francisco International depart from London Heathrow daily, operated by over a dozen global carriers including our own British Airways and Virgin Atlantic, with a journey time of around 11 hours. KLM offers flights from regional airports including Edinburgh and Bristol via Amsterdam Schiphol, and Air France connects Glasgow and Birmingham via Paris Charles de Gaulle. Alternatively, look for cheap tickets to San Francisco via another main US hub; American Airlines has some good-value deals via New York JFK, for example.

Getting from the airport to the city centre

After your long flight to San Francisco International, you’ll be grateful for a hassle-free transfer to your final destination. Many hotels offer free airport pick-ups for guests, so remember to ask when you book your room. Alternatively, the SuperShuttle whisks you straight from the terminal to any location within the city limits. If you feel like a touch of VIP treatment, grab a cab and take a back seat for your first unforgettable glimpse of the city. The airport is just 12 miles south of downtown, so you’ll be dropping your bags and hitting the action in no time.

A gold rush of adrenaline

Timothy Leary summed up San Francisco’s legendary sixties counterculture with his infamous slogan ‘turn on, tune in, drop out’. The city may have moved on from its hippie heyday, but its alternative light shines on. Discover your inner diva in the flamboyant gay bars of Castro, or let your imagination run riot in the spooky cell blocks of storied Alcatraz. Start your day with a spot of soothing tai chi on the waterfront, and end it with pumping techno in a converted warehouse. San Fran has a mission to capture your heart, no holds barred.

Tips for finding cheap flights

❓ How much does it cost to fly to San Francisco?

✔️ The price of roundtrip flights to San Francisco ranges from £296 to £401. Travellers looking to book a one-way ticket to San Francisco can find fantastic flights for as little as £346. Bargain-hunters take note: October is the best month to nab a cheap flight to San Francisco.

❓ How do I find the cheapest flight to San Francisco?

✔️ The price of flights to San Francisco can vary greatly, depending on a number of factors. Bagging a cheap flight to San Francisco is easier if you have some flexibility with your departure and arrival dates, while your selection of airports and airlines can also impact ticket prices. To find the best deals, try changing your search criteria to accommodate alternate dates and terminals. ebookers offers big discounts, a huge selection of airlines, and an easy-to-use booking platform, making it easy to find the perfect flight to San Francisco, no matter whether you’re traveling for business, looking for a quick getaway or planning a family vacation. So, window or aisle?

❓ What are the top airlines that fly to San Francisco?

✔️ If you’re looking to book a flight to San Francisco, you’ll discover a number of great airlines to choose from, including Delta, United, TAP Portugal, Lufthansa, Swiss International Air Lines, Iberia, British Airways. ebookers makes it easy to compare flights to see which airline best suits your needs, ensuring that you can stretch your dollar further and get the most out of your time in the sky.

❓ Can I cancel my flight to San Francisco with ebookers?

✔️ We get it: life happens, plans change, and you need to change with them. If you need to change or cancel your flight to San Francisco, you can reach out to ebookers through the customer service portal, where you’ll also find useful trip-related help covering everything from flights and rental cars to activities and hotels.

❓ How do I search for a flexible flight to San Francisco?

✔️ To get the most out of ebookers flexible flights option, use the drop-down menu on the ‘Flights’ page. This menu can be found by clicking on the ‘Advanced options’ button. From here, you can customise your search parameters to find your perfect flight. After searching for your flight, you can also compare prices on surrounding dates by clicking on the ‘Show flexible dates’ link at the top of your search results.

❓ What are the cheapest days to book a flight?

✔️ This is one is easy to remember: Save on Sundays. We found that tickets booked on a Sunday resulted in the best deal on average in 2019. However, Saturdays can be the worst days to purchase plane tickets, as it was the day with the highest average ticket price based on flight demand on ebookers in 2019.

❓ What are the cheapest days to fly?

✔️ When analysing flight demand on ebookers in 2019, Monday turned out to be the cheapest day to fly. That’s definitely something to consider when booking your next trip! Weekends may seem like the most logical time to start your holiday, but airline tickets were on average more expensive for flights departing on Saturdays, so keep this in mind when planning for your next trip.

*According to flight demand on ebookers.com from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.

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*Savings based on all holiday package bookings with Flight + Hotel on ebookers.com from January 2017 to December 2017, as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages. For Free Flight or 100% Off Flight deals, package savings is greater than or equal to the current cost of one component, when both are priced separately.

Fare, taxes & fees: Fares were found on ebookers.com and are updated daily. They include all taxes and fees, except baggage fees.

Refunds/changes/cancellations: Itinerary changes, if permitted for the fare, will have a £25.00 / 45.00 Euro service fee charged by ebookers, plus any airline fare and tax increase that may be applicable.

Other conditions: Schedules, fares and rules are subject to change without notice. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights/dates or in all markets. Fares will not be honored retroactively or in exchange for any wholly/partially unused ticket. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Fare rules are provided for the selected itinerary before booking.