The cheapest times to fly from SFO to LCY are
- January 8th to March 25th
- April 16th to May 13th
- September 10th to December 9th (except the weeks of October 29th and November 19th)
based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from SFO to LCY is early May. Prices can be as high as $1186 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $419 for Tuesday flights around early May.
When to Fly to London
Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to London (LCY) will usually cost between $431 to $750 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early May with an average ticket price of $443. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $836. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $393 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $476 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to LCY flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SFO to LCY route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the SFO to LCY flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from San Francisco. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.06, which is far below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to LCY, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into SFO. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $98 (16%) on this flight.
Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $476. Return trip prices are from the LCY to SFO flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from SFO to LCY can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 38 minutes may not be realistic.
Alternative Nearby Airports
Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from SFO to LCY while comparing.
- 27 miles (43 km) away from LCY
- Usually 11.25% less expensive than LCY
- Nonstop flights available
- 22 miles (35 km) away from LCY
- Usually 11.15% less expensive than LCY
- Nonstop flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from SFO to LCY? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 20 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air France, Alaska, Alitalia, American, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, JetBlue, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, Luxair, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from London City Airport to San Francisco International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 5366 miles or 8636 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from SFO to LCY?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to LCY flight is about 10 hour 38 minutes.
How many flights go between San Francisco, CA and London?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 69 available flights from SFO to LCY.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||San Francisco International Airport|
|City||San Francisco, CA|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||London City Airport|
|Country||the United Kingdom|
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