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The cheapest times to fly from SFO to OAK are

  • April 9th to April 22nd
  • May 28th to June 10th
  • December 17th to March 18th

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 SFO to OAK is early January. Prices can be as high as $1245 for Sunday flights during early August, or as low as $285 for Wednesday flights around early January.

 

When to Fly to Oakland

Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Oakland, CA (OAK) will usually cost between $294 to $601 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early January with an average ticket price of $305. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1245. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $940 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $412 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to OAK flight.

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

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SFO to OAK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SFO to OAK flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from San Francisco. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $22.89, which is above average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to OAK, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into SFO. 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 $114 (22%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $380. Return trip prices are from the OAK to SFO 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 SFO to OAK can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 0 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 SFO to OAK while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in San Jose, CA

  • 29 miles (47 km) away from OAK
  • Usually 40.29% less expensive than OAK
  • 1-layover flights available

See SFO to SJC flights

Destination alternative #2: Sacramento International Airport (SMF) in Sacramento, CA

  • 76 miles (122 km) away from OAK
  • Usually 36.65% less expensive than OAK
  • Nonstop flights available

See SFO to SMF flights

Destination alternative #3: Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport (STS) in Santa Rosa, CA

  • 63 miles (101 km) away from OAK
  • Usually 21.97% less expensive than OAK
  • Nonstop flights available

See SFO to STS flights

Destination alternative #4: Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) in Monterey, CA

  • 81 miles (130 km) away from OAK
  • Usually 11.41% less expensive than OAK
  • Nonstop flights available

See SFO to MRY flights

 

Flight Hacking SFO to OAK

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 SFO to OAK — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Las Vegas, NV (SFO > LAS > OAK)

  • Price for both tickets: $331
  • Average savings: $82 (19.78%)

See SFO to LAS flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $335
  • Average savings: $77 (18.69%)

See SFO to LAX flights

Hack #3: Seattle, WA (SFO > SEA > OAK)

  • Price for both tickets: $377
  • Average savings: $36 (8.62%)

See SFO to SEA flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 11 miles or 18 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to OAK flight is about 1 hour 0 minutes.

How many flights go between San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 7 available flights from SFO to OAK.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination code SFO
Origination airport name San Francisco International Airport
City San Francisco, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 37.6
Longitude -122.4

Return Airport

Destination code OAK
Destination airport name Metropolitan Oakland International Airport
City Oakland, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 37.7
Longitude -122.2

 

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