The cheapest times to fly from YQY to OAK are

  • January 8th to January 28th
  • April 23rd to July 29th
  • October 15th to November 18th (except the week of November 5th)

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 YQY to OAK is early May. Prices can be as high as $2300 for Sunday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $822 for Tuesday flights around early May.


When to Fly to Oakland

Flying from Sydney (YQY) to Oakland, CA (OAK) will usually cost between $909 to $1573 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early May with an average ticket price of $967. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $1663. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $696 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1117 can be considered a good price for a round-trip YQY to OAK flight.

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

YQY to OAK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the YQY to OAK flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Sydney. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.22, which is below 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 $229 (18%) 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 $1062. Return trip prices are from the OAK to YQY 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 YQY 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 6 hour 41 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 YQY to OAK while comparing.

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

  • 11 miles (18 km) away from OAK
  • Usually 47.27% less expensive than OAK
  • 1-layover flights available

See YQY to SFO flights

Destination alternative #2: Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in San Jose, CA

  • 29 miles (47 km) away from OAK
  • Usually 31.07% less expensive than OAK
  • 1-layover flights available

See YQY to SJC flights


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $710
  • Average savings: $408 (36.48%)

See YQY to BOS flights

Hack #2: Boston, MA (YQY > BOS > OAK)

  • Price for both tickets: $732
  • Average savings: $385 (34.47%)

See YQY to LAS flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (YQY > LGA > OAK)

  • Price for both tickets: $768
  • Average savings: $349 (31.24%)

See YQY to LGA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Alaska, American, Delta, Hainan, United, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3165 miles or 5094 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop YQY to OAK flight is about 6 hour 41 minutes.

How many flights go between Sydney and Oakland, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 29 available flights from YQY to OAK.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeYQY
Origination airport nameSydney Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeOAK
Destination airport nameMetropolitan Oakland International Airport
CityOakland, CA
Countrythe United States


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