The cheapest times to fly from OAK to LAX are
- January 1st to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
- July 30th to November 18th
- December 3rd to December 16th
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 LAX is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $592 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $144 for Tuesday flights around mid to late September.
When to Fly to Los Angeles
Flying from Oakland, CA (OAK) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $144 to $434 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $156. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $364. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $208 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $198 can be considered a good price for a round-trip OAK to LAX flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the OAK to LAX route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the OAK to LAX 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 $0.37, which is a bit above 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 $116 (38%) 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 $180. Return trip prices are from the LAX to OAK flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from OAK to LAX can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 35 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from OAK to LAX? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Hawaiian, Southwest, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Los Angeles International Airport to Metropolitan Oakland International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 337 miles or 542 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from OAK to LAX?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop OAK to LAX flight is about 1 hour 35 minutes.
How many flights go between Oakland, CA and Los Angeles, CA?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 85 available flights from OAK to LAX.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Metropolitan Oakland International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Los Angeles International Airport|
|City||Los Angeles, CA|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from OAK to LAX tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 24% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 10% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave LAX heading for OAK about 6 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Los Angeles, CA is about 3 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Southwest: 5 minutes late
- Spirit: 12 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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