The cheapest times to fly from OAK to LCY are

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • April 16th to May 27th (except the week of May 7th)
  • August 13th to August 26th
  • September 10th to December 9th (except the weeks of October 29th and 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 LCY is early December. Prices can be as high as $1215 for Saturday flights during late July, or as low as $419 for Tuesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to London

Flying from Oakland, CA (OAK) to London (LCY) will usually cost between $437 to $876 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $459. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $877. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $418 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $485 can be considered a good price for a round-trip OAK to LCY flight.

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

OAK to LCY Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the OAK to LCY 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 $0.06, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to LCY, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into OAK. Saturdays 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 $176 (21%) 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 $492. Return trip prices are from the LCY 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 LCY can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 37 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 LCY while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: London Heathrow Airport (LHR) in London

  • 22 miles (35 km) away from LCY
  • Usually 10.94% less expensive than LCY
  • 1-layover flights available

See OAK to LHR flights

Destination alternative #2: London Gatwick Airport (LGW) in London

  • 27 miles (43 km) away from LCY
  • Usually 8.36% less expensive than LCY
  • 1-layover flights available

See OAK to LGW flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 16 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air France, Alaska, Alitalia, American, British Airways, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, Luxair, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5356 miles or 8620 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop OAK to LCY flight is about 10 hour 37 minutes.

How many flights go between Oakland, CA and London?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 64 available flights from OAK to LCY.


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 LCY
Destination airport name London City Airport
City London
Country the United Kingdom
Latitude 51.5
Longitude 0.1


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