The cheapest times to fly from SJC to OAK are

  • October 8th to March 11th (except the week of 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 SJC to OAK is early December. Prices can be as high as $733 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $211 for Tuesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Oakland

Flying from San Jose, CA (SJC) to Oakland, CA (OAK) will usually cost between $235 to $533 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 $254. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $595. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $340 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $363 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SJC to OAK flight.

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

SJC to OAK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SJC to OAK flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from San Jose. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $7.72, which is 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 $121 (27%) 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 $315. Return trip prices are from the OAK to SJC 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 SJC 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 2 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 SJC to OAK while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in San Francisco, CA

  • 11 miles (18 km) away from OAK
  • Usually 31.86% less expensive than OAK
  • 1-layover flights available

See SJC to SFO flights

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

  • 76 miles (122 km) away from OAK
  • Usually 27.86% less expensive than OAK
  • 1-layover flights available

See SJC to SMF flights

Destination alternative #3: Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) in Monterey, CA

  • 81 miles (130 km) away from OAK
  • Usually 2.07% less expensive than OAK
  • 1-layover flights available

See SJC to MRY flights


Flight Hacking SJC 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 SJC to OAK — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (SJC > LAX > OAK)

  • Price for both tickets: $306
  • Average savings: $57 (15.72%)

See SJC to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SJC 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 Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 29 miles or 47 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SJC to OAK flight is about 1 hour 2 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 5 available flights from SJC to OAK.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SJC
Origination airport name Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport
City San Jose, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 37.4
Longitude -121.9

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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