The cheapest times to fly from OAK to LST are

  • April 9th to October 28th (except the weeks of July 30th, October 1st, and October 8th)

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 LST is mid August. Prices can be as high as $4649 for Tuesday flights during mid December, or as low as $1108 for Monday flights around mid August.


When to Fly to Launceston

Flying from Oakland, CA (OAK) to Launceston (LST) will usually cost between $1350 to $3799 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid August with an average ticket price of $1637. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $3779. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2142 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2002 can be considered a good price for a round-trip OAK to LST flight.

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

OAK to LST Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the OAK to LST flight is more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Oakland. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.16, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to LST, and Thursday the cheapest day to fly back into OAK. Tuesdays are the most expensive days to fly to Launceston, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Oakland. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $2886 (43%) 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 $2029. Return trip prices are from the LST 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 LST can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 12 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 LST while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Hobart Airport (HBA) in Hobart

  • 90 miles (145 km) away from LST
  • Usually 22.63% less expensive than LST
  • 2-layover flights available

See OAK to HBA flights


Flight Hacking OAK to LST

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 LST — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Sydney (OAK > SYD > LST)

  • Price for both tickets: $1317
  • Average savings: $685 (34.22%)

See OAK to SYD flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (OAK > LAX > LST)

  • Price for both tickets: $1499
  • Average savings: $503 (25.12%)

See OAK to LAX flights

Hack #3: Brisbane (OAK > BNE > LST)

  • Price for both tickets: $1512
  • Average savings: $491 (24.5%)

See OAK to BNE flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, Delta, Hawaiian, Qantas, United, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7896 miles or 12707 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop OAK to LST flight is about 15 hour 12 minutes.

How many flights go between Oakland, CA and Launceston?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 12 available flights from OAK to LST.


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 LST
Destination airport name Launceston Airport
City Launceston
Country Australia
Latitude -41.5
Longitude 147.2


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