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The cheapest times to fly from OAK to IAD are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • August 6th to November 18th
  • early December

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 IAD is early November. Prices can be as high as $1261 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $370 for Tuesday flights around early November.

 

When to Fly to Washington

Flying from Oakland, CA (OAK) to Washington, DC (IAD) will usually cost between $378 to $790 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $391. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $814. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $423 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $483 can be considered a good price for a round-trip OAK to IAD flight.

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

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OAK to IAD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the OAK to IAD flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than 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. 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 $162 (26%) 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 $458. Return trip prices are from the IAD to OAK 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 OAK to IAD can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 18 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 IAD while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) in Baltimore, MD

  • 45 miles (72 km) away from IAD
  • Usually 16.98% less expensive than IAD
  • Nonstop flights available

See OAK to BWI flights

Destination alternative #2: Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) in Philadelphia, PA

  • 135 miles (217 km) away from IAD
  • Usually 11.59% less expensive than IAD
  • 1-layover flights available

See OAK to PHL flights

Destination alternative #3: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) in Washington, DC

  • 24 miles (39 km) away from IAD
  • Usually 6.00% less expensive than IAD
  • 1-layover flights available

See OAK to DCA flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2402 miles or 3866 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop OAK to IAD flight is about 5 hour 18 minutes.

How many flights go between Oakland, CA and Washington, DC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 90 available flights from OAK to IAD.

 

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 IAD
Destination airport name Washington Dulles International Airport
City Washington, DC
Country the United States
Latitude 38.9
Longitude -77.5

 

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