The cheapest times to fly from NLA to OAK are

  • January 8th to July 1st (except the weeks of April 2nd, May 14th, and May 21st)

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 NLA to OAK is mid March. Prices can be as high as $5491 for Friday flights during early August, or as low as $1678 for Thursday flights around mid March.


When to Fly to Oakland

Flying from Ndola (NLA) to Oakland, CA (OAK) will usually cost between $1819 to $3454 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid March with an average ticket price of $2112. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $5135. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $3023 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2882 can be considered a good price for a round-trip NLA to OAK flight.

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

NLA to OAK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the NLA to OAK flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Ndola. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.18, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to OAK, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into NLA. 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 $1359 (25%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $2442. Return trip prices are from the OAK to NLA 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 NLA to OAK can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 18 hour 55 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 NLA to OAK while comparing.

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

  • 11 miles (18 km) away from OAK
  • Usually 38.90% less expensive than OAK
  • 2-layover flights available

See NLA to SFO flights

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

  • 29 miles (47 km) away from OAK
  • Usually 20.61% less expensive than OAK
  • 2-layover flights available

See NLA to SJC flights


Flight Hacking NLA to OAK

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from NLA to OAK — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (NLA > JFK > OAK)

  • Price for both tickets: $1579
  • Average savings: $1304 (45.23%)

See NLA to JNB flights

Hack #2: Johannesburg (NLA > JNB > OAK)

  • Price for both tickets: $1603
  • Average savings: $1280 (44.4%)

See NLA to JFK flights

Hack #3: Washington, DC (NLA > IAD > OAK)

  • Price for both tickets: $1798
  • Average savings: $1085 (37.63%)

See NLA to IAD flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Alaska, American, Delta, Ethiopian, Kenya Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, South African, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9961 miles or 16031 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop NLA to OAK flight is about 18 hour 55 minutes.

How many flights go between Ndola and Oakland, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 10 available flights from NLA to OAK.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code NLA
Origination airport name Ndola Airport
City Ndola
Country Zambia
Latitude -13
Longitude 28.7

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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