Metropolitan Oakland OAK Airport Overview

Oakland International Airport OAK serves the East Bay area of the greater San Francisco Bay in California. It is one of three international airports in within the San Francisco Bay. Travelers looking for a low-cost and low-key alternative to the San Francisco International Airport often turn to Oakland International Airport. OAK offers the most daily flights between the Bay Area and greater Los Angeles, and is also the closest airport to nearly half of San Francisco's metropolitan area residents.

OAK Airport is only 4.6 miles south of the business district of Oakland, a city in Alameda County, and is accessible via Interstate Highway 880 north & south (exit at 98th Ave to OAK; north traffic must turn left at stoplight; south traffic must turn right at stoplight; then continue straight on to Airport Drive. (Use right lanes for T1, left lanes for T2 for passenger pickup/ dropoff).  Nearing the airport, tune into TIPS Radio 1700AM for current airport traffic, parking availability and security information.

With four runways and a yearly passenger count of over 10 million, Oakland International Airport is served by various regular and low-cost airlines offering numerous direct and connecting flights throughout the country, with connections to all points of the globe.
Hawaii is now a key market for Oakland International,
and flights are offered to Maui (OGG), Hawaii (KOA), Kauai (LIH), and  Oahu (HNL).

Oakland International Airport has two passenger terminals - T1 & T2.  Note that OAK offers Global Entry (members are also eligible in TSAPre-Check for expedited screening.

The OAK BART station in front of the terminal buildings is now open - passengers will be traveling on the 3.2 mile elevated guideway between Coliseum BART station & Oakland Aiport - with direct connections to Powell Street in San Francisco ($10.05, to downtown Berkeley ($8.50, to Oakland ($8.15) & to Fremont ($9.85). The  trip will take  just 8.5 minutes, while total travel time is to take 12-14 minutes (including the walk from BART Coliseum Station to OAC platform, & from OAC to the passenger terminals). BART trains offer seamless single-ticket connections to all of its 45 stations throughout the SF Bay Area. Trains depart weekdays every 5 minutes during peak hours.  The new system is to replace the Air BART Bus. For fare information open the BART website at: 

Current and future Airport developments:  Ongoing Work at Terminal 1 until May 2017 involves seismic retrofit  (exterior completion by Fall 2015); thereafter, work begins at interior seismic work (installing interior beams & bracing on level 2 & Mezzanine above security checkpoint).  Also, the security checkpoint lobby will be upgraded.

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OAK Delays: 15 mins or less.

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