The cheapest times to fly from SFO to LGW are
- January 8th to March 25th
- April 16th to May 13th
- September 10th to December 9th (except the weeks of September 24th 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 LGW is early March. Prices can be as high as $944 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $350 for Tuesday flights around early March.
When to Fly to London
Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to London (LGW) will usually cost between $368 to $731 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early March with an average ticket price of $377. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $773. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $396 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $422 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to LGW flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SFO to LGW route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the SFO to LGW 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 $0.05, which is far below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. 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 $95 (17%) 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 $419. Return trip prices are from the LGW 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 LGW can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 40 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from SFO to LGW? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 30 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air Europa, Air France, Air Transat, Alaska, American, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Emirates, Fiji Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Icelandair, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, Norwegian Air International, Norwegian Air UK, SAS, Smartwings, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, WestJet, Wizz Air, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from London Gatwick Airport to San Francisco International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 5377 miles or 8653 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from SFO to LGW?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to LGW flight is about 10 hour 40 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 64 available flights from SFO to LGW.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||San Francisco International Airport|
|City||San Francisco, CA|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||London Gatwick Airport|
|Country||the United Kingdom|
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