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The cheapest times to fly from IAD to OAK are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • August 13th to December 9th (except the weeks of November 19th and November 26th)

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 IAD to OAK is early November. Prices can be as high as $1760 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $370 for Tuesday flights around early November.

 

When to Fly to Oakland

Flying from Washington, DC (IAD) to Oakland, CA (OAK) will usually cost between $378 to $767 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $391. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $967. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $577 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $477 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IAD to OAK flight.

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

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IAD to OAK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IAD to OAK flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Washington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far below average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays 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 $162 (26%) 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 $441. Return trip prices are from the OAK to IAD flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from IAD 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 5 hour 18 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 IAD to OAK while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Sacramento International Airport (SMF) in Sacramento, CA

  • 76 miles (122 km) away from OAK
  • Usually 15.84% less expensive than OAK
  • Nonstop flights available

See IAD to SMF flights

Destination alternative #2: Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in San Jose, CA

  • 29 miles (47 km) away from OAK
  • Usually 15.42% less expensive than OAK
  • 1-layover flights available

See IAD to SJC flights

Destination alternative #3: San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in San Francisco, CA

  • 11 miles (18 km) away from OAK
  • Usually 11.02% less expensive than OAK
  • Nonstop flights available

See IAD to SFO flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Metropolitan Oakland International Airport to Washington Dulles International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2402 miles or 3866 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IAD to OAK flight is about 5 hour 18 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Oakland, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 65 available flights from IAD to OAK.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination code IAD
Origination airport name Washington Dulles International Airport
City Washington, DC
Country the United States
Latitude 38.9
Longitude -77.5

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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