CheapSan Diego To Oakland Metropolitan Airport

Flight information San Diego to Oakland Metropolitan Oak

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Average flight time, total distance 434 miles

1h 25min

Most popular airline last month

Southwest Airlines

Oakland Metropolitan Oak

1 airport

What Airlines Fly This Route?

To fly along this route, you can pick between Delta, American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Southwest, JetBlue, Virgin America, and Spirit Airlines. You should avoid playing favorites when it comes to making your booking along this route because the ticket price can vary by several hundred dollars between carriers of roughly equal quality of service.

You should also check out which months are historically the cheapest to fly along this route before making your booking so that you’ll know when to expect the best deals.

How Do I Get To The Airport?

San Diego International Airport is very close to downtown San Diego’s Mission Hills neighborhood. Getting a rideshare car to the airport is most likely the path of least resistance to get to the airport, but there is also a shuttle bus that departs from the trolley system downtown for free on an hourly basis.

Departing From San Diego International Airport

San Diego International Airport has countless shops and restaurants as well as quite a few beautiful views and pieces of art. If you’re flying to Oakland, you’re probably departing from Terminal 2’s West side. You should have your driver’s license ready to board your flight, and you should plan to arrive at the airport several hours earlier than you would otherwise, as there are often lengthy lines at security.

What To Expect From Oakland

Landing in the Bay Area’s Oakland Metropolitan Airport will leave you in a climate similar to San Diego’s, so there’s no need to pack different clothing for the journey. Oakland is a public transit friendly city, unlike San Diego, and it’s also a bit more expensive than San Diego, so prepare accordingly.

If you want to get to downtown Oakland or anywhere else in the entire Bay Area, you can hop onto one of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) trains or express buses, either of which will drop you in downtown Oakland or into San Francisco, which is just across the Bay. If you’re interested in heading to points further to the north, you can hop onto the Caltrain regional transit railway.

You can also rent a car, or hail a ridesharing app service car, which you’ll find in abundance in Oakland. Once you’re in Oakland itself, get ready to have a great time. Oakland is an ecologically conscious city with a relaxed attitude, budding food scene, and outrageous live music scene. If sports are your thing, Oakland also has several sports teams which regularly play in the city’s stadia.

If you’re short on ideas when it comes to what to do in Oakland, check out our app and we’ll give you even more suggestions.

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