The cheapest times to fly from OAK to CBR are

  • January 22nd to March 11th
  • March 26th to May 6th
  • August 6th to September 30th
  • October 22nd to December 2nd (except the week of November 19th)

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 OAK to CBR is mid to late August. Prices can be as high as $3454 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $1058 for Tuesday flights around mid to late August.


When to Fly to Canberra

Flying from Oakland, CA (OAK) to Canberra (CBR) will usually cost between $1167 to $2231 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late August with an average ticket price of $1164. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $2804. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1640 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1449 can be considered a good price for a round-trip OAK to CBR flight.

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

OAK to CBR Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the OAK to CBR flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Oakland. 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. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Canberra, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Oakland. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $195 (12%) 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 $1408. Return trip prices are from the CBR to OAK 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 OAK to CBR can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 14 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 OAK to CBR while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Sydney International Airport (SYD) in Sydney

  • 147 miles (237 km) away from CBR
  • Usually 18.67% less expensive than CBR
  • 1-layover flights available

See OAK to SYD flights


Flight Hacking OAK to CBR

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 OAK to CBR — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Sydney (OAK > SYD > CBR)

  • Price for both tickets: $1357
  • Average savings: $92 (6.32%)

See OAK to SYD flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (OAK > LAX > CBR)

  • Price for both tickets: $1426
  • Average savings: $23 (1.59%)

See OAK to LAX flights

Hack #3: Brisbane (OAK > BNE > CBR)

  • Price for both tickets: $1443
  • Average savings: $6 (0.38%)

See OAK to BNE flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Alaska, American, Delta, Hainan, Hawaiian, Qantas, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7580 miles or 12199 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop OAK to CBR flight is about 14 hour 38 minutes.

How many flights go between Oakland, CA and Canberra?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 17 available flights from OAK to CBR.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination code CBR
Destination airport name Canberra Airport
City Canberra
Country Australia
Latitude -35.3
Longitude 149.2


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