Flights San Francisco (SFO) - Bengaluru (BLR) with Air India departs from San Francisco International Airport (SFO), Terminal I (International Terminal) in San Francisco, California, and arrives at Kempegowda International Airport (BLR), Terminal 1, which is located close to 25 miles from of Devanahalli.
Air India currently offers 3 nonstop flights per week, from San Francisco (SFO) to Bengaluru (BLR) on Monday, Tuesdays, and Friday (return flight from BLR nonstop serviced on Wednesday, Thursdays, and Sunday) allowing more passengers the fastest option to fly nonstop to/from Bengaluru.
Flights San Francisco (SFO) - Bengaluru (BLR) with Air India takes an average of 18 hours of flight time to reach Bengaluru (BLR). Flights from San Francisco (SFO) - Bengaluru (BLR) with Air India cover an average distance of 8,717 miles (14,028 km).
Air India, began operating on October 15, 1932. It was known as Tata Airlines after its founder, J.R.D. Tata. But after the Second World War, the airline was renamed Air India and became a public limited company. The airline became a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Group on January 27, 2022.
The central and primary hub of Air India is in the Indira International Airport in New Delhi. However, it also has a secondary hub in Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.
Air India operates flights to both domestic and international destinations and is in the process of providing more connections.
Air India is currently using it's Boeing 777-200LR fleet to service the nonstop service between San Francisco (SFO) - Bengaluru (BLR), a four-class cabin configuration (First, Executive Business, Premium Economy and Economy). The airline is also a member of Star Alliance.
Passengers have many ways to reach San Francisco International Airport. These include driving, using ride-share apps, by taxi, or Supershuttle. A BART train station is also located directly at the airport; the departure/arrival platform is located on the Departure level of the International Terminal. Plenty of short and long-term parking is available and each terminal has a drop-off and pick-up zone.
Once at Kempegowda International Airport, passengers can easily reach the city by taxi in about 50 minutes. Other options are to use a ride-sharing app, travel by pre-paid taxi, or take the bus.
Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) operates an airport shuttle service connecting various locations in the city to the airport. The BMTC buses are an economical option, but they may be crowded during peak hours. You can find the BMTC bus stop near the airport terminal, and there are specific buses that go to the city center. These buses are also known as the air-conditioned Volvo buses also called as "Vayu Vajra". Shuttles from the airport depart at approximately every 30 minutes.
San Francisco has heavy traffic throughout the day, especially during rush hour, so it's wise to plan in a little extra travel time to reach the airport.
To enter India, all foreign nationals need both a passport (valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry and 2 blank pages) and a valid Indian visa or an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card. Visa applications can be completed and paid for online (at least 4 days prior to arrival) as it cannot be secured upon arrival.
New Bengaluru is 12.5 hours ahead of San Francisco.
Bengaluru is known for its thriving IT industry, but the city also offers a mix of historical sites, lush parks, and vibrant markets. Visit popular attractions such aas the ones suggested below and don't forget to sample the delicious local cuisine and shop for souvenirs at the bustling
Inspired by the architecture of England's Windsor Castle, Bangalore Palace is a magnificent landmark. The palace showcases a mix of Tudor and Gothic styles and offers guided tours for visitors. The interiors exhibit exquisite woodwork, paintings, and antique furniture.
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
This historic garden is known for its vast collection of exotic plants, trees, and flowers. It features a stunning glasshouse, a serene lake, and beautiful walking paths. Lalbagh also hosts an annual flower show that attracts visitors from around the world.
Located in the heart of the city, Cubbon Park is a lush green oasis that offers a peaceful retreat from the bustling urban environment. It houses numerous trees, vibrant flowerbeds, and statues.