The cheapest times to fly from SBP to LHR are

  • January 1st to March 25th
  • April 16th to May 27th
  • October 8th to December 9th (except the week of 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 SBP to LHR is late May. Prices can be as high as $1567 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $667 for Tuesday flights around late May.


When to Fly to London

Flying from San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP) to London (LHR) will usually cost between $812 to $1349 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May with an average ticket price of $674. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1517. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $843 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $932 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SBP to LHR flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SBP to LHR route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

SBP to LHR Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SBP to LHR flight is priced close to the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from San Luis Obispo. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, 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 to London, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to San Luis Obispo. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $109 (10%) 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 $940. Return trip prices are from the LHR to SBP flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from SBP to LHR 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 46 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SBP to LHR

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from SBP to LHR — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: San Jose, CA (SBP > SJC > LHR)

  • Price for both tickets: $758
  • Average savings: $175 (18.72%)

See SBP to SJC flights

Hack #2: San Francisco, CA (SBP > SFO > LHR)

  • Price for both tickets: $770
  • Average savings: $163 (17.44%)

See SBP to SFO flights

Hack #3: Boston, MA (SBP > BOS > LHR)

  • Price for both tickets: $777
  • Average savings: $155 (16.63%)

See SBP to BOS flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SBP to LHR? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 16 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, SAS, SWISS, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from London Heathrow Airport to San Luis County Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5438 miles or 8752 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from SBP to LHR?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SBP to LHR flight is about 10 hour 46 minutes.

How many flights go between San Luis Obispo, CA and London?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 35 available flights from SBP to LHR.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SBP
Origination airport name San Luis County Regional Airport
City San Luis Obispo, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 35.2
Longitude -120.6

Return Airport

Destination code LHR
Destination airport name London Heathrow Airport
City London
Country the United Kingdom
Latitude 51.5
Longitude -0.5


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