Cheap Flights to San Francisco

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Prices were available within the past 7 days and start at ₹41,274 for one-way flights and ₹80,274 for round trip, for the period specified. Be sure to select the 'Direct flights only' box above if you are looking for a non stop route. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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Cheap flights to San Francisco

San Francisco is, undoubtedly, one of the coolest hiptster hangouts in California. Rolling over a hilly peninsula in San Francisco Bay, this quirky city is dotted with colourful Victorian buildings, choppy coastlines and, of course, the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. No trip to the west coast of the USA would be complete without a visit here.

When to book cheap flights to San Francisco?

While San Francisco is popular all year round, high-season takes place in the summer. This has more to do with holidays and festivals than the maritime weather, which is relatively consistent year-round. The most expensive flights tend to be from July to August.

For cheap flights to San Francisco, your best bet is therefore to search in December, January and February. While the temperatures at this time of year are a little cooler, the city itself is certainly no less enticing as a result.

Whether you’re here for the Cirque du Soleil or to attend one of Frisco’s numerous film festivals, the attractions on offer can be enjoyed whatever the time of year.

How to find the best deals to San Francisco

When searching Expedia for cheap flights to San Francisco from the UK, there are a few things you can do to increase your chances.

First of all, after running your initial search, be sure to check out ‘Nearby Airports’. This option can be found beneath your departure location and lets you compare deals with other airports in the area.

Flexibility on dates is also invaluable for securing a better deal.

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How to get to San Francisco

San Francisco International Airport lies 15 miles south of the city centre. The most straightforward route from the airport is to hire a car and travel along Route US-101 into the city. In high season, when traffic is congested, Interstate 280 provides a convenient alternative.

Because San Francisco itself is very hilly, the city’s Muni Metro system offers welcome respite from walking. This would tire out even the fittest of tourists quickly, especially on the city’s famously steep Lombard Street. The Muni Metro system conveniently combines buses, trains and San Francisco’s iconic cable cars.

What are the must-sees in San Francisco?

San Francisco Bay is an attraction all by itself, with regular fog rolling in and out, putting on quite a show. An evening stroll west will take you to the Pacific coast where you can enjoy the sunset from one of the many trendy bars, cafes and restaurants that are popular here.

Driving across the impressive Golden Gate Bridge is an absolute must as well, while history enthusiasts will love a visit to the infamous Alcatraz. A notoriously inescapable prison at the heart of the bay, this water-bound fortress is now a fascinating museum.

Tips for travelling in San Francisco

Although visitors to San Francisco needn’t worry about obtaining a visa, it is required to fill out an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA). This short questionnaire is similar to a visa waiver. It’s valid for two years (or until your passport expires) and costs 14 USD.

Frequently asked questions

Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my flight to San Francisco?
For more information about updating your flight to San Francisco or cancelling it, head over to our Customer Service Portal.
How do I find cheap flights to San Francisco that have flexible change policies?
Many airlines offer the option to reschedule your flight without a change fee. All you pay is the difference between the original flight and the new flight you select. When you’re searching for flights to San Francisco, you’ll see a “no change fees” filter for you to select.
Can I fly to San Francisco now?
Make your visit to San Francisco straightforward and simple by first stopping off at our Covid-19 Travel Advisor. This is an easy way to stay informed about current travel restrictions, including quarantine requirements and the latest official health info.
What is the name of San Francisco's airport?
San Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO) is the most frequented airport in San Francisco. There are multiple airports within the region, so be sure to choose the right one when booking your flights.
How far is San Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO) from central San Francisco?
If you plan on staying in central San Francisco, it’s a good idea to arrange how you’ll get into the city before you land. The downtown area is 19 kilometres from San Francisco Airport.
What airport is best to fly into San Francisco?
San Francisco is a traveller favourite, and it has the airports to prove it. If you’re heading off on a trip to this busy city, you’ll likely be touching down at San Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO) (19 kilometres from downtown). If not, it’ll probably be SJC (64 kilometres from downtown) or Oakland Intl. Airport (OAK) (19 kilometres from downtown).
How many airlines fly to San Francisco?
There are a total of 46 airlines connecting San Francisco with 124 airports across the globe.
Which airlines fly to San Francisco?
In general, travellers fly with Alaska Airlines, United Airlines and Delta Air Lines when going to San Francisco. The largest number of these flights arrive from Los Angeles, with Alaska Airlines flying this route the most frequently.
How many nonstop flights are there to San Francisco?
Flying to a new place is much easier when there aren’t any annoying stopovers. If you’re off to San Francisco, the awesome news is that there are approximately 5,180 direct flights operating each week.
Where are the most popular flights to San Francisco departing from?
Flights to San Francisco departing from Los Angeles, San Diego and Seattle airports are highly sought after.
How long is the flight to San Francisco Airport?
If it’s Los Angeles you’re leaving behind, you’ll be midair for around 1 hour and 19 minutes before you touchdown in San Francisco. Runway to runway from San Diego takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes and from Seattle, the flight time is 2 hours and 7 minutes.
How to book the cheapest flight to San Francisco?
If you’d like to have some extra spending money on your San Francisco holiday, listen up! As every experienced traveller will tell you, avoid booking at the last minute. Prices are usually more expensive close to the departure date. Another good way to score the best price is to compare all options. If where you’re headed has several airports, be sure to look into the cost of flying into a less busy terminal. Last of all, be prepared to book quickly if you find a real bargain. It might not stick around for too long. With a bit of knowledge and a little luck, the perfect fare will be yours.
How to survive the flight to San Francisco?
We’ve got the lowdown on how to make your flight as stress-free as possible. Follow our tips and you’ll be breezing through the airport and exploring San Francisco in no time flat.What to pack in your hand luggage:

  • First of all, pack in your passport, travel docs, wallet and vital medications. Next, you’ll want some entertainment to while away the time. A juicy book and a phone filled with your favourite movies are some terrific options. If you hope to catch forty winks, a quality neck pillow and some noise-cancelling headphones will also be useful. Finally, make room for a toothbrush and some facial wipes to ensure you touchdown looking fresh and raring to go.

Do not pack the following items in your hand luggage:

  • Pack all your full-sized bottles of hair gel and hairspray in your checked luggage. Any gels or liquids in your carry-on bag larger than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) will be confiscated. Sharp objects, like your treasured Swiss Army knife, and dangerous products which are flammable or explosive, such as aerosol cans, flares and strong acids, are also prohibited.

What to wear on a flight:

  • The long, narrow aisles of your airplane are no fashion runway. Layer up with comfortable clothing and bring a sweater as it tends to get cool in the cabin on long-haul flights. Slightly roomy, flat shoes are always a good choice too.
  • Unfortunately, a risk of long flights is developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a blood clot condition caused by prolonged inactivity. To prevent this from happening, make the most of every opportunity to walk around and give your legs a stretch. Compression tights and socks are another easy way to help reduce this risk.

How to get through airport security fast when flying to San Francisco?
As seasoned travellers know, the secret is to be well prepared before you arrive at security. That way, you’ll be boarding that plane to San Francisco in next to no time. Follow these helpful tips and get your holiday off to a flying start:

  • Your travel documents and passport will need to be presented to airport security. Keep them at hand so you don’t hold up the line.
  • Your coat, belt, keys and other contents of your pockets, like your earphones, will need to go through the X-ray machine. Make the whole process easier by removing them before your turn.
  • Your electronic gadgets like laptops and phones will also need to go on a tray to be scanned. Don’t worry though, you’ll be back online in no time.
  • Don’t forget to remove liquids and gels from your carry-on bag. They usually need to be sent through the X-ray scanner separately. Each product should be no larger than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) and everything must fit inside a single quart-size (one litre), clear zip-close bag.
  • It’s also likely that you’ll need to take your shoes off to be X-rayed, so wearing slip-on sneakers is always a smart idea.
  • Avoid taking prohibited items in your carry-on bag. If you have any sharp objects like a pocket knife or tools, put them in your checked baggage. They won’t be allowed on board.

Flights to San Francisco information
Destination airport
Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.
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Destination city name
San Jose
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Prices were available within the past 7 days and start at ₹41,274 for one-way flights and ₹80,274 for round trip, for the period specified. Be sure to select the 'Direct flights only' box above if you are looking for a non stop route. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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