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The cheapest times to fly from LAX to OAK are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • July 30th 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 LAX to OAK is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $1507 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $144 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.

 

When to Fly to Oakland

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Oakland, CA (OAK) will usually cost between $144 to $431 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $156. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $767. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $611 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $198 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to OAK flight.

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

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LAX to OAK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LAX to OAK flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Los Angeles. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.37, which is a bit above 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 $116 (38%) 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 $197. Return trip prices are from the OAK to LAX 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 LAX to OAK can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 35 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 LAX to OAK while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in San Jose, CA

  • 29 miles (47 km) away from OAK
  • Usually 45.71% less expensive than OAK
  • Nonstop flights available

See LAX to SJC flights

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

  • 11 miles (18 km) away from OAK
  • Usually 30.81% less expensive than OAK
  • Nonstop flights available

See LAX to SFO flights

Destination alternative #3: Sacramento International Airport (SMF) in Sacramento, CA

  • 76 miles (122 km) away from OAK
  • Usually 24.49% less expensive than OAK
  • Nonstop flights available

See LAX to SMF flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Hawaiian, Southwest, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Metropolitan Oakland International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 337 miles or 542 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to OAK flight is about 1 hour 35 minutes.

How many flights go between Los Angeles, CA and Oakland, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 82 available flights from LAX to OAK.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeLAX
Origination airport nameLos Angeles International Airport
CityLos Angeles, CA
Countrythe United States
Latitude33.9
Longitude-118.4

Return Airport

Destination codeOAK
Destination airport nameMetropolitan Oakland International Airport
CityOakland, CA
Countrythe United States
Latitude37.7
Longitude-122.2

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from LAX 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 7% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave OAK heading for LAX about 8 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:

  • Southwest: 7 minutes late
  • Spirit: 14 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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