The cheapest times to fly from OAK to JRO are

  • January 1st to March 25th
  • September 3rd to December 9th

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 JRO is late January. Prices can be as high as $4913 for Saturday flights during early May, or as low as $982 for Monday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Mount Kilimanjaro

Flying from Oakland, CA (OAK) to Kilimanjaro (JRO) will usually cost between $1011 to $3881 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $1080. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early May, with an average price of $2774. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1694 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1576 can be considered a good price for a round-trip OAK to JRO flight.

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

OAK to JRO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the OAK to JRO 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 $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to JRO, and Sunday the cheapest day to fly back into OAK. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Mount Kilimanjaro, and Wednesdays are the most expensive days to return to Oakland. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $672 (28%) 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 $1430. Return trip prices are from the JRO 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 JRO can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 18 hour 30 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 JRO while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) in Nairobi

  • 146 miles (235 km) away from JRO
  • Usually 35.70% less expensive than JRO
  • 2-layover flights available

See OAK to NBO flights


Flight Hacking OAK to JRO

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 JRO — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1196
  • Average savings: $380 (24.09%)

See OAK to JFK flights

Hack #2: Nairobi (OAK > NBO > JRO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1307
  • Average savings: $269 (17.04%)

See OAK to NBO flights

Hack #3: Los Angeles, CA (OAK > LAX > JRO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1335
  • Average savings: $241 (15.3%)

See OAK to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Alaska, British Airways, Delta, Emirates, Kenya Airways, KLM, Qatar Airways, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9728 miles or 15656 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop OAK to JRO flight is about 18 hour 30 minutes.

How many flights go between Oakland, CA and Kilimanjaro?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from OAK to JRO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeJRO
Destination airport nameKilimanjaro International Airport


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