The cheapest times to fly from OAK to DRW are

  • January 29th to May 6th (except the week of February 12th)
  • 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 DRW is mid to late August. Prices can be as high as $4862 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $1065 for Monday flights around mid to late August.


When to Fly to Darwin

Flying from Oakland, CA (OAK) to Darwin (DRW) will usually cost between $1242 to $2447 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 $1200. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $3163. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1963 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1536 can be considered a good price for a round-trip OAK to DRW flight.

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

OAK to DRW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the OAK to DRW flight is 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

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to DRW, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into OAK. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Darwin, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Oakland. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $245 (14%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1527. Return trip prices are from the DRW 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 DRW 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 46 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking OAK to DRW

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 DRW — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Singapore (OAK > SIN > DRW)

  • Price for both tickets: $1244
  • Average savings: $293 (19.04%)

See OAK to SIN flights

Hack #2: Denpasar (OAK > DPS > DRW)

  • Price for both tickets: $1275
  • Average savings: $261 (16.99%)

See OAK to DPS flights

Hack #3: Sydney (OAK > SYD > DRW)

  • Price for both tickets: $1453
  • Average savings: $84 (5.44%)

See OAK to SYD flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Alaska, American, Delta, Hawaiian, Qantas, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7658 miles or 12324 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop OAK to DRW flight is about 14 hour 46 minutes.

How many flights go between Oakland, CA and Darwin?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 14 available flights from OAK to DRW.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeOAK
Origination airport nameMetropolitan Oakland International Airport
CityOakland, CA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeDRW
Destination airport nameDarwin International Airport


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