The cheapest times to fly from VAN to OAK are
- January 15th to April 15th
- late October to early November
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 VAN to OAK is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $5039 for Saturday flights during late November to early December, or as low as $1195 for Thursday flights around late January and early February.
When to Fly to Oakland
Flying from Van (VAN) to Oakland, CA (OAK) will usually cost between $1236 to $2321 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $1216. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late November to early December, with an average price of $2621. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1406 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1492 can be considered a good price for a round-trip VAN to OAK flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the VAN to OAK route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the VAN to OAK flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Van. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, which is far below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to OAK, and Sunday the cheapest day to fly back into VAN. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Oakland, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Van. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $2628 (43%) on this flight.
Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1480. Return trip prices are from the OAK to VAN 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 VAN to OAK can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 13 hour 45 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 VAN to OAK while comparing.
- 11 miles (18 km) away from OAK
- Usually 36.33% less expensive than OAK
- 1-layover flights available
- 29 miles (47 km) away from OAK
- Usually 22.72% less expensive than OAK
- 2-layover flights available
Flight Hacking VAN 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 VAN to OAK — but Champion Traveler does!
- Price for both tickets: $781
- Average savings: $711 (47.65%)
- Price for both tickets: $1236
- Average savings: $256 (17.16%)
- Price for both tickets: $1362
- Average savings: $130 (8.71%)
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from VAN to OAK? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Alaska, American, atlasglobal, Delta, JetBlue, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Metropolitan Oakland International Airport to Van Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 7092 miles or 11413 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from VAN to OAK?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop VAN to OAK flight is about 13 hour 45 minutes.
How many flights go between Van and Oakland, CA?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 25 available flights from VAN to OAK.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Van Airport|
|Destination airport name||Metropolitan Oakland International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
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