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The cheapest times to fly from IAH to OAK are

  • August 6th to November 18th
  • December 3rd to February 25th (except the week of December 24th)

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 IAH to OAK is late October. Prices can be as high as $1096 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $245 for Tuesday flights around late October.

 

When to Fly to Oakland

Flying from Houston, TX (IAH) to Oakland, CA (OAK) will usually cost between $251 to $579 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $265. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $638. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $373 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $394 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IAH to OAK flight.

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

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IAH to OAK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IAH to OAK flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Houston. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, which is far below average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to OAK, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into IAH. 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 $71 (16%) 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 $367. Return trip prices are from the OAK to IAH 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 IAH to OAK can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 54 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 IAH to OAK while comparing.

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

  • 76 miles (122 km) away from OAK
  • Usually 17.77% less expensive than OAK
  • Nonstop flights available

See IAH to SMF flights

Destination alternative #2: San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in San Francisco, CA

  • 11 miles (18 km) away from OAK
  • Usually 10.28% less expensive than OAK
  • Nonstop flights available

See IAH to SFO flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, JetBlue, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Metropolitan Oakland International Airport to George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1625 miles or 2615 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IAH to OAK flight is about 3 hour 54 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 62 available flights from IAH to OAK.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination code IAH
Origination airport name George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport
City Houston, TX
Country the United States
Latitude 30
Longitude -95.3

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

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from IAH to OAK 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 OAK heading for IAH about 9 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Oakland, CA is about on time. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Spirit: 9 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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