Explore all the excitement the Golden State has to offer by flying straight to California's busiest airports. Book now and get ready for a unique experience.
British Airways flies daily to San Francisco International Airport (SFO), Oakland International Airport (OAK), Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Mineta San José International Airport (SJC), and San Diego International Airport (SAN). Drive across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, take a tour of the biggest film studios, theme parks and the Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles, visit the innovation centre of Silicon Valley in San Jose, and escape to San Diego where the surf is breathtaking and the cuisine a revelation.
For those flying to San Diego (SAN) and Los Angeles (LAX), you can expect an 11-hour flight, and half an hour less if you are heading to San Francisco (SFO), Oakland (OAK) or San Jose (SJC). During your journey you will enjoy all the comfort and security of knowing you're flying British Airways, as well as first class service from our friendly cabin crew.
Once you’ve touched down in the Golden State, the world is your oyster. All our Californian destinations have plenty of taxi and shuttle bus services. San Diego International Airport is so close to the centre of town that the taxi ride only takes between 10 and 15 minutes. The airport in San Jose is just 10 minutes via taxi from the centre of town. Central San Francisco is a mere 20 minutes away from San Francisco airport by car and only a 45-minute drive from Oakland airport, and you’ll find yourself in LA in just under half an hour after departing LAX by taxi.
British Airways operates direct flights to California out of London Heathrow, which means it’s easier and more relaxing than ever to head over to a warm welcome in the Golden State. To really make things go really smoothly, you can select your seat 24-hours in advance and choose between online, mobile or airport check-in. Direct flights mean faster journeys, too, so you’ll touch down much quicker.