The cheapest times to fly from OAK to PHX are
- April 16th to May 6th
- September 3rd to March 4th (except the weeks of November 19th, November 26th, and December 17th)
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 OAK to PHX is early December. Prices can be as high as $913 for Thursday flights during late July, or as low as $124 for Wednesday flights around early December.
When to Fly to Phoenix
Flying from Oakland, CA (OAK) to Phoenix, AZ (PHX) will usually cost between $149 to $334 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $172. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $448. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $276 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $234 can be considered a good price for a round-trip OAK to PHX flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the OAK to PHX route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the OAK to PHX flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Oakland. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.23, which is below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Phoenix, and Mondays are the most expensive days to return to Oakland. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $52 (20%) on this flight.
Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $209. Return trip prices are from the PHX to OAK flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from OAK to PHX can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 9 minutes may be realistic.
Alternative Nearby Airports
Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from OAK to PHX while comparing.
- 22 miles (35 km) away from PHX
- Usually 27.78% less expensive than PHX
- Nonstop flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from OAK to PHX? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Contour Airlines, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to Metropolitan Oakland International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 645 miles or 1038 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from OAK to PHX?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop OAK to PHX flight is about 2 hour 9 minutes.
How many flights go between Oakland, CA and Phoenix, AZ?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 66 available flights from OAK to PHX.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Metropolitan Oakland International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from OAK to PHX tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 29% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 19% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave PHX heading for OAK about 10 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Phoenix, AZ is about 4 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Southwest: 7 minutes late
- American: 20 minutes late
- SkyWest: 14 minutes late
- Mesa: 11 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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