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Tips to know when travelling to San Francisco

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San Francisco travel tips

1) Start your San Francisco exploration from Union Square

In the area with the same name, there is one of the central squares of San Francisco – Union Square. This square serves as a meeting point for local residents and becomes the beginning of an acquaintance with the city for tourists. From all sides, the square is surrounded by shopping centres, hotels, restaurants, souvenir shops, and galleries. The square welcomes its guests around the clock, without stopping for a minute.

2) There are two airports near San Francisco, so look carefully at the name on the ticket

The closest airports to the city are San Francisco International Airport (SFО) and Oakland International Airport (OAK). From both airports, the city centre can be quickly reached by the BART train, an intercity transport line in the Bay Area.

3) Combine dinner and movie watching in an atmospheric venue in San Francisco

You can combine dinner and watching a movie in the vintage cinema Alamo Draft House with a bar and kitchen. It often hosts weeks of festival films or evenings of little-known insane art-house movies from the past.

Travelers usually depart from Heathrow, London Stansted, Luton, Gatwick, or London Southend when they travel from London to San Francisco. Book your trip to arrive at San Francisco International, San Francisco, CA Bus Stop, San Francisco, CA - Salesforce Plaza, San Francisco, CA Train Station, or San Francisco, CA - Fisherman’s Wharf. The distance between London and San Francisco is 8625 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Ryanair, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, Finnair, and American Airlines. London and San Francisco have 352 direct flights per week. When you arrive at San Francisco, consider visiting Alcatraz, Big Sur, and Golden Gate Bridge.

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American Airlines on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Air France on Thursdays, and Fridays.

Finnair on Mondays.

British Airways on Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines on Wednesdays.

United Airlines on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Virgin Atlantic Airways on Saturdays.

Check-in for a flight from London to San Francisco

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
RyanairRYRFRNoOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 2 hours before flight
Delta Air LinesDALDLYesOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
United AirlinesUALUAYesNo
FinnairFINAYYesNo
American AirlinesAALAAYesNo

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from London to San Francisco?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between London and San Francisco takes around 11 hours.
What is the flight distance between London and San Francisco?
The flight distance between London and San Francisco is 8625 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between London and San Francisco?
Several carriers operate flights between London and San Francisco. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Finnair, United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Air France, British Airways, American Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from London?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as London and Lisbon, Istanbul, Athens, Tirana, Faro, Bucharest, Málaga, Larnaca, New York, Dubai, Tenerife, Alicante, Rome, Milan, Barcelona, Dublin, Amsterdam, Palma, Majorca, Tel Aviv, Madrid.
What are the most popular routes to and from San Francisco?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as San Francisco and Dublin, Manchester, Manila, Athens, Tallinn, New Delhi, Las Vegas, Edinburgh, Denpasar, Bengaluru, Riga, Chennai, Atlanta, Bangkok, Washington, D.C., Hyderabad, Los Angeles, New York, Detroit, Phuket City.
Which airports are there in London?
London is mainly served by Heathrow. But there are other airports nearby, including London Stansted, Luton, Gatwick, London City, London Southend, RAF Northolt.
What airports are near London?
The main airport in London is Heathrow. It is also served by Birmingham, Bristol, Doncaster Sheffield, East Midlands, Bournemouth, Exeter, Southampton, Cardiff, Norwich, Cambridge.
What airports are near San Francisco?
The main airport in San Francisco is San Francisco International. It is also served by San Francisco International, Sacramento International, Oakland International, San Jose International, Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County, Monterey Regional, Stockton Metropolitan, Merced Regional, Buchanan Field.
What buses and trains depart from London?
A number of bus and train companies depart from London, including National Express.
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