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San Francisco to London Gatwick Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 10h 35m
Flights Arrive in London Gatwick
Flights Depart from San Francisco
Flight Price $389
Distance 5,378 miles
Airlines British Airways, Finnair, Norwegian Air UK, Major Airline, Aer Lingus, Norwegian

Good to Know

Low Season:
October
Best time to beat the crowds
5%
expected price decrease
High Season:
July
Most popular time to fly
25%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$621
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$419
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from San Francisco to London Gatwick

Estimated round-trip price
Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches
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Top Tips for Finding a Cheap Flight

Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $418 or less.
The cheapest flight from San Francisco to London Gatwick was found 46 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be June, July and August. The cheapest month to fly is October.
Morning departure is around 44% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking San Francisco to London Gatwick Flights

How long does a flight from San Francisco to London Gatwick take?
An average nonstop flight takes 10h 10m, covering a distance of 5378 miles.
How many flights are there between San Francisco and London Gatwick?
There are 5 (nonstop) flights between San Francisco and London Gatwick per week, averaging 0 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from San Francisco to London Gatwick?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on British Airways ($389), Finnair ($425) and Norwegian Air UK ($519).
Do I need a passport to fly between San Francisco and London Gatwick?
Yes.
Which airlines fly most frequently between San Francisco and London Gatwick?
Norwegian Air UK (0 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly San Francisco to London Gatwick?
For San Francisco to London Gatwick, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from London Gatwick back to San Francisco, the best deals are generally found on Saturday, with Monday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from San Francisco to London Gatwick (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
San Francisco
$389
only
$389
Destination
London
$389
only
$389
Mon, May 6
SFO
San Francisco
LGW
London Gatwick
17h 45m
Mon, May 13
LGW
London Gatwick
SFO
San Francisco
25h 45m
Trip: 8 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 20,331 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.2
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.8
LHR
TXL
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: Entertainment

Cons: Everything else

LHR
FCO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Nice plane, newer model.

Cons: The ability to control air flow was available on every other row. We were unlucky to be in an off row and it was very uncomfortable. Fortunately my wife was able to move to the window seat where it was cooler. The athletic team on board made disembarking a bigger challenge than necessary.

GVA
LHR
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Virgin seats are not the best business class seats out there...

LHR
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Na

SEA
LHR
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Both the crew and the leg room are awesome!

Tue, May 21
SFO
San Francisco
LGW
London Gatwick
17h 45m
Tue, Jun 11
LGW
London Gatwick
SFO
San Francisco
36h 37m
Trip: 22 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 3,323 reviews
Overall
7.9
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
7.5
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
ARN
BGO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Simple morning flight. Not at all full. Left on time, arrived early. Plane was new. Crew was happy. What more does one need? They were beta testing a new WiFi service. Free, but not yet ready for prime time.

HEL
JFK
Excellent 9.6

Pros: everything was good

Cons: Needed a bit more food :)

BKK
HEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Kindness of the staff, quick check in, wonderful healthy food, my seat and overall experience.

Cons: Limited controls on the entertainment.

BUD
HEL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The staff was great, helpful and polite. Seating was fantastic, exit row with our children together in front of us.

Cons: We already had printed out tickets but it took over an hour and twenty minutes to check out bag. Additionally the flights departure was delayed by 25 minutes.

RMI
HEL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Lots of movie choices.

Cons: Boarding was in a very tight space and I couldn't hear the gate agent on the intercom well.

Mon, Apr 8
SFO
San Francisco
LGW
London Gatwick
10h 10m
Fri, Apr 26
LGW
London Gatwick
SFO
San Francisco
11h 00m
Trip: 19 days
5.9OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.9 Okay
Based on 37 reviews
Boarding
5.9
Comfort
5.9
Crew
6.2
Entertainment
6.3
Food
4.8
JFK
LGW
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Lost my bag. Bumped me back down from Premium to Economy and tried to avoid refunding me. This airline has no concept of customer service.

JFK
LGW
Mediocre 3.5

Pros: new plane

Cons: horrible check in and boarding experience

JFK
LGW
Good 6.0

Pros: Price for the flight was nice from NYC - JFK to London for me. Useful to have budget airlines for further distances, if you don't mind missing large chunks of basic amenities. Bathrooms on this flight were more clean and nicer than most flights I've been on too.

Cons: I did not like the extremely long and inefficient way they board onto planes. They say they are starting to board and then we waited over 20 minutes just to hear who was going to board first. Then they ask for rows 18-28, leaving out the rows 29-36 or something like that, which created an extremely long and late boarding process. Once they started boarding people it was a giant mess in the waiting area and of course, once people have their ticket scanned, then you continue to wait in a long line past the kiosk for another 10 minutes. Getting Food, drink, and even the Customs Form was really inefficient -- the person with the forms walked quickly down the aisle and missed me because he was looking at the other side and not checking with each aisle like most flight attendents would. I ended up getting my customs form taking it from the drink cart when it was sticking out.

LGW
JFK
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: NOTHING!!!!!!

Cons: I absolutely hate traveling on this airline and with all the hidden charges realize that they are NOT as budget as one would expect. In this day and age how can one human being pass food or beverage under your nose to the passenger sitting next to you and not have the common courtesy to inquire if you are hungry? It seems odd to serve the "haves" while the "have nots" look on in hunger, the latter group even including children. Surely the better business model and or approach would be an inclusive one. When comparing the additional costs to travel its is far cheaper to take an option whereby luggage and food are included and you are not charged ridiculous amounts for, lets face it microwave meals. The PR for this company is misleading as it does not let the consumer know that this a LOW LOW budget airline and that traditional allowances on long haul flights have been totally obliterated!!!! I have travelled with Norwegian Airlines a total of 3 return flights and have finally had enough, they are an only option at times otherwise the extra 100 dollars for another airline is a pleasure to pay.

ORD
LGW
Excellent 8.6

Cons: Staff were friendly and professional. The food was okay but nothing special. The seats were good, but a little firm which may cause problems on longer flights.

Mon, May 27
SFO
San Francisco
LGW
London Gatwick
18h 20m
Tue, Jun 4
LGW
London Gatwick
SFO
San Francisco
14h 04m
Trip: 9 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Apr 12
SFO
San Francisco
LGW
London Gatwick
36h 49m
Sun, Apr 21
LGW
London Gatwick
SFO
San Francisco
14h 15m
Trip: 10 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Feb 27
SFO
San Francisco
LGW
London Gatwick
12h 35m
Mon, Mar 4
LGW
London Gatwick
SFO
San Francisco
14h 50m
Trip: 6 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 5,468 reviews
Overall
7.5
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.3
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
7.0
Food
6.8
BOS
DUB
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: It left on time.

Cons: Uncomfortable seats. pay as you go--even for water.

DUB
JFK
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Don’t know, missed the flight.

Cons: No one around to help.

DUB
IAD
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Lost my luggage

BOS
DUB
Good 6.6

Cons: The flight is advertise as a British airways flight which flies out of teminal E in Boston. In reality the flight is through aer lingus which flies through terminal C. This should be clarified upon booking....

DUB
BRU
Mediocre 2.6

Pros: Left on time.

Cons: Everything else. Utterly confusing answers to questions.

Fri, Apr 19
SFO
San Francisco
LGW
London Gatwick
10h 10m
Tue, Apr 23
LGW
London Gatwick
SFO
San Francisco
11h 00m
Trip: 5 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 3,521 reviews
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.5
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.1
JFK
CDG
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Super fast boarding, quicker flight than expected

BCN
OAK
Excellent 9.2

Pros: I got a whole row to myself which was awesome.

Cons: More options for movies to watch

FCO
EWR
Okay 4.0

Cons: Tiny, tiny seats. Charged 80 euro for a bag that was only 4 kilos over the weight limit. Did not tell me how much that charge would be and there was plenty of space in the overheads for that bag. This is a BUDGET airline and will charge you for anything. Never flying again.

CDG
OAK
Good 6.6

Pros: Dreamliner is a comfy plane, good seats w/ decent legroom.

Cons: Food options. Not good choices, overpriced, and they ran out of many options on both flights. Poatao chips stale, terrible corn curls. The only main dish vegan oprion was cup o noodles type soup whivh was bland. I didn,'t know about ordering meals ahead, where I would have had more options. 11 hours is a long time to have such poor options.BRING YOUR OWN FOOD! Water should be offered free of charge- hydration on a long flight is important.

JFK
OSL
Good 6.4

Pros: A nice comfortable plane and there was plenty of room to stretch out as it was less than a quarter full

Cons: Flight was delayed by 90 minutes and switched gates so we had to wait extra long in the crowded airport then missed our connecting flight in Oslo as a result and had to wait another 4 hrs for the next one. No Food or drink on the plane unless you buy it and Checked bags are very expensive.

Tue, Aug 20
SFO
San Francisco
LGW
London Gatwick
19h 30m
Wed, Sep 4
LGW
London Gatwick
SFO
San Francisco
25h 28m
Trip: 16 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 20,331 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.2
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.8
LHR
BNA
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew was great!

LHR
IAD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: I like everything.

PHX
LHR
Okay 4.0

Pros: None

Cons: None

DME
LHR
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Boeing 777 seating is comfortable, other is not so much.

LHR
LAX
Okay 4.0

Cons: It was extremely cold on the flight. I asked two different crew members to please turn the A/C down and nothing. I had 3 sweaters on and double socks, two blankets and it was still cold!! The worst

Thu, Mar 21
SFO
San Francisco
LGW
London Gatwick
20h 32m
Thu, Mar 28
LGW
London Gatwick
SFO
San Francisco
36h 31m
Trip: 8 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 20,331 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.2
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.8
MCO
LGW
Okay 4.6

Pros: The crew was very helpful in adjusting my flights. The lack of information on passport policies from kayak have made me disappointed on this company and I will not be using it or recommending it in the future. I had to spent over 300$ in hotels and gas to get to Miami to obtain a new passport.

Cons: The booking services that kayak offered were not helpful at all. When I booked my flights to Spain the website should have alerted me that I needed a passport with an expiration date of over 3 months. Kayak should have information on travel policies to the countries they offered flights to.

MAD
LHR
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Every think was ok

MCO
LGW
Excellent 9.6

Cons: The breakfast croissant filling was disgusting!

LHR
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Na

AMS
LHR
Good 6.5

Cons: BA need to stop the silly practice of boarding according to status - it’s inefficent and leaves me with the impression that BA is obsessed with pseudo hierarchy.

Mon, Jul 29
SFO
San Francisco
LGW
London Gatwick
27h 50m
Mon, Aug 26
LGW
London Gatwick
SFO
San Francisco
32h 29m
Trip: 29 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 20,331 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.2
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.8
LHR
FCO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Nice plane, newer model.

Cons: The ability to control air flow was available on every other row. We were unlucky to be in an off row and it was very uncomfortable. Fortunately my wife was able to move to the window seat where it was cooler. The athletic team on board made disembarking a bigger challenge than necessary.

MCO
LGW
Okay 4.6

Pros: The crew was very helpful in adjusting my flights. The lack of information on passport policies from kayak have made me disappointed on this company and I will not be using it or recommending it in the future. I had to spent over 300$ in hotels and gas to get to Miami to obtain a new passport.

Cons: The booking services that kayak offered were not helpful at all. When I booked my flights to Spain the website should have alerted me that I needed a passport with an expiration date of over 3 months. Kayak should have information on travel policies to the countries they offered flights to.

AMS
LHR
Good 6.5

Cons: BA need to stop the silly practice of boarding according to status - it’s inefficent and leaves me with the impression that BA is obsessed with pseudo hierarchy.

LAX
LHR
Okay 4.3

Pros: Entertainmet

Cons: Everything else

BWI
LHR
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew was professional. Plenty of space to store my carry on bag overhead. I also like the safety video at the beginning, featuring actors and comedians.

Cons: I have no complaints about this flight.

Tue, Feb 26
SFO
San Francisco
LGW
London Gatwick
17h 50m
Fri, Mar 8
LGW
London Gatwick
SFO
San Francisco
37h 23m
Trip: 11 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 3,323 reviews
Overall
7.9
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
7.5
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
HEL
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Pros: I enjoy my flight

Cons: Again no complains

LED
HEL
Good 6.0

Cons: Slow on boarding. I was swipe-checked twice, including the one by the airline.

ARN
HEL
Okay 4.3

Pros: There was room available.

Cons: This was not business class!

JFK
CLT
Mediocre 3.6

Cons: Had to wait for substitute crew, and they had a bad attitude. Crew could be heard complaining as they sat in rear.

JFK
HEL
Okay 5.3

Pros: Clean less of the plane

Cons: Entertainment system did not work at all

Thu, Jun 13
SFO
San Francisco
LGW
London Gatwick
18h 30m
Tue, Jun 18
LGW
London Gatwick
SFO
San Francisco
18h 33m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Aug 22
SFO
San Francisco
LGW
London Gatwick
10h 10m
Tue, Sep 10
LGW
London Gatwick
SFO
San Francisco
11h 00m
Trip: 20 days
5.9OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.9 Okay
Based on 37 reviews
Boarding
5.9
Comfort
5.9
Crew
6.2
Entertainment
6.3
Food
4.8
LAX
LGW
Excellent 10.0

Cons: We just hoped that we were given an advanced explanation on the Luggae Allowance we were allowed based on our ticket as coordinated by Kiwi.com

BOS
LGW
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: Very disappointed in my first longhaul flight on Norwegian Air. Check in staff at Boston was snarly, the food was very average, and the leg room in economy was the least I've ever experienced on an international flight. I am 5 foot three and I do not understand how anyone even a few inches taller than me would not be in imminent danger of developing a blood clot. Horrible. This is a Dreamliner? I only had nightmares.

SIN
LGW
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Everything.

LGW
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Efficient, quick, well organized

Cons: Nothing really

ORD
LGW
Excellent 8.6

Cons: Staff were friendly and professional. The food was okay but nothing special. The seats were good, but a little firm which may cause problems on longer flights.

Mon, Aug 5
SFO
San Francisco
LGW
London Gatwick
19h 30m
Tue, Sep 10
LGW
London Gatwick
SFO
San Francisco
27h 40m
Trip: 37 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 20,331 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.2
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.8
LHR
MAD
Mediocre 3.5

Cons: My brand luggage was damaged during the flight. Although I still had to pay 65 pounds for the extra bag.

BIO
LHR
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: Be on time.

MXP
LHR
Good 7.2

Pros: Crew was good. Cramped seating as usual.

Cons: Extra seat leg and knee room like 4 more inches would make all the difference in the world.

LHR
GLA
Okay 4.3

Cons: there was a mechanical error which kept us on board the plane for 20 minute increments for nearly 3 hours until they had us switch planes

LAX
LHR
Okay 4.3

Pros: Entertainmet

Cons: Everything else

Tue, May 7
SFO
San Francisco
LGW
London Gatwick
10h 10m
Sun, May 12
LGW
London Gatwick
SFO
San Francisco
11h 00m
Trip: 6 days
5.9OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.9 Okay
Based on 37 reviews
Boarding
5.9
Comfort
5.9
Crew
6.2
Entertainment
6.3
Food
4.8
ORD
LGW
Mediocre 2.4

Pros: The plane was super nice and new.

Cons: Plane took off 2 hours late while we all sat on the plane with no water. They also ran out of food so there was nothing to eat. The crew sounded like they had no idea what was going on, kept giving these updates— and then going back on what they said earlier. So disorganized and hot on that plane.

JFK
LGW
Mediocre 2.3

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Don't have dinner. I must payed for eat something. The seats are very small. Is uncomfortable. Never more I Will fly with this Air company.

JFK
LGW
Okay 4.6

Cons: Charged exhorbitant fees delayed the flight and barely apologized

JFK
LGW
Mediocre 3.5

Pros: new plane

Cons: horrible check in and boarding experience

JFK
LGW
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Lost my bag. Bumped me back down from Premium to Economy and tried to avoid refunding me. This airline has no concept of customer service.

Wed, Jun 12
SFO
San Francisco
LGW
London Gatwick
18h 25m
Thu, Jul 4
LGW
London Gatwick
SFO
San Francisco
18h 38m
Trip: 23 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Mar 28
SFO
San Francisco
LGW
London Gatwick
15h 06m
Tue, Apr 9
LGW
London Gatwick
SFO
San Francisco
14h 00m
Trip: 13 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 20,331 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.2
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.8
LHR
GLA
Okay 4.3

Cons: there was a mechanical error which kept us on board the plane for 20 minute increments for nearly 3 hours until they had us switch planes

DEL
LHR
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Yea the crew members were very polite and nice

Cons: There was no charging point in the plane in my returning flight so that was a bit disappointing

BWI
LHR
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew was professional. Plenty of space to store my carry on bag overhead. I also like the safety video at the beginning, featuring actors and comedians.

Cons: I have no complaints about this flight.

LHR
DFW
Mediocre 3.6

Cons: Better food better seats and bad movies. Nothing good to pass the time

ARN
LHR
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: We cancelled this trip months ago, and I didn't book it through Kayak. I don't understand why I've been getting these communications!

Mon, Jun 10
SFO
San Francisco
LGW
London Gatwick
18h 35m
Mon, Jun 17
LGW
London Gatwick
SFO
San Francisco
18h 33m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Apr 1
SFO
San Francisco
LGW
London Gatwick
13h 05m
Tue, Apr 9
LGW
London Gatwick
SFO
San Francisco
14h 00m
Trip: 9 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 20,331 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.2
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.8
LHR
IAD
Excellent 8.6

Pros: the food was surprisingly good; crew very helpful after I was asked to switch seats due to screen malfunction, they helped find space to move my carry-on further front as well and assisted in getting it back after landing

LHR
FCO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Nice plane, newer model.

Cons: The ability to control air flow was available on every other row. We were unlucky to be in an off row and it was very uncomfortable. Fortunately my wife was able to move to the window seat where it was cooler. The athletic team on board made disembarking a bigger challenge than necessary.

JFK
RDU
Mediocre 2.3

Pros: nothing

Cons: Crew were super grouchy, and we sat on the runway for an hour, had to go back for more fuel. Pilots never updated us and crew were rude.

MXP
LHR
Good 7.2

Pros: Crew was good. Cramped seating as usual.

Cons: Extra seat leg and knee room like 4 more inches would make all the difference in the world.

MAN
LHR
Good 7.0

Cons: Once again BA lost my luggage from my connecting flight. Twice in a week and a half.

Sat, Mar 2
SFO
San Francisco
LGW
London Gatwick
17h 33m
Fri, Mar 8
LGW
London Gatwick
SFO
San Francisco
15h 00m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
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