The cheapest times to fly from ACT to OAK are

  • January 1st to January 28th
  • April 9th to July 29th
  • early December

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 ACT to OAK is early December. Prices can be as high as $1360 for Friday flights during early to mid October, or as low as $343 for Tuesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Oakland

Flying from Waco, TX (ACT) to Oakland, CA (OAK) will usually cost between $355 to $830 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 $352. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid October, with an average price of $882. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $530 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $435 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ACT to OAK flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the ACT to OAK route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

ACT to OAK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ACT to OAK flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Waco. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.18, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $187 (31%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $389. Return trip prices are from the OAK to ACT flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from ACT to OAK can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 38 minutes may not 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 not usually a nonstop flight from ACT to OAK while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in San Francisco, CA

  • 11 miles (18 km) away from OAK
  • Usually 17.59% less expensive than OAK
  • 1-layover flights available

See ACT to SFO flights

Destination alternative #2: Sacramento International Airport (SMF) in Sacramento, CA

  • 76 miles (122 km) away from OAK
  • Usually 8.51% less expensive than OAK
  • 1-layover flights available

See ACT to SMF flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ACT to OAK? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 2 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Metropolitan Oakland International Airport to Waco Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1476 miles or 2375 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from ACT to OAK?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ACT to OAK flight is about 3 hour 38 minutes.

How many flights go between Waco, TX and Oakland, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 23 available flights from ACT to OAK.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ACT
Origination airport name Waco Regional Airport
City Waco, TX
Country the United States
Latitude 31.6
Longitude -97.2

Return Airport

Destination code OAK
Destination airport name Metropolitan Oakland International Airport
City Oakland, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 37.7
Longitude -122.2


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