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Oakland International Airport (OAK) TSA Security Wait Time Information

One of the most stressful parts to catch a flight is waiting in line at the airport. As air travel is continuously increasing and airports often have limited space to expand. Thus, the stress on authorities to balance security with a good passenger experience is also growing. Further, this leads to major bottlenecks, with a delay that frustrates flyers.

But when you have accurate information about wait times for security checkpoints, it gives passengers the comfort of knowing they may have extra time for their essential work.

So at OAK airport, they make it easier for travellers by displaying accurate wait times on screens located at TSA Security. Further, they are also available at Customs and Border Protection checkpoints and also at indoor taxi queues.


Before you head to the airport, be sure to check OAK Arrival Delays, OAK Departure Delays, or use iFLY's OAK Flight Tracker.

OAK Airport Security Checkpoints - Location and Hours

OAK is a fairly busy airport, but there are only 2 checkpoints for travellers. And both these security checkpoints also have the option for PreCheck for passengers. The hours shown below are subject to change:

OAK Terminal 1 Checkpoint

Type: All passengers and TSA Pre

TSA Pre Hours: Daily, 11 AM to 4 PM

OAK Terminal 2 Checkpoint

Type: All passengers and TSA Pre

TSA Pre Hours: Daily, 11 AM to 4 PM

Arrive at least 2 to 3 hours before your scheduled airline departure. Remember to arrive early and, if necessary, allow yourself enough time to park your car at the airport.

TSA Wait Times OAK

Oakland International Airport wait times can vary significantly during busy days, holidays, and travel days as well. You can now check current wait times at OAK Airport. But keep in mind that the wait times that you see currently may not be the same when you actually reach the airport.

TSA PreCheck at OAK

TSA precheck lanes are available at both the security checkpoints at OAK airport, and it really helps to speed up security wait times at the airport. If you are a frequent flyer at OAK, then you must consider going through the interview process for TSA precheck.

With this, you can pass through security without removing your shoes, belt, and even tablet or laptop from its bag or removing your jacket. In addition, it will also allow travellers to take less time organizing their belongings into those grey x-ray bins.

Ultimately it results in less time and less stress in the process of security check. It is assumed that with PreCheck, you will need to wait for less than 5 minutes in a line for a security check.

The cost of TSA PreCheck for five years is $85. The office hours for PreCheck at the Oakland International Airport are Sunday to Friday from 11 AM until 7:30 PM, closed on Saturdays. And the timings for precheck are from 11 AM to 4 PM closed from 4 PM - 7 PM.

About Oakland International Airport Wait Times

There is a numerous digital display located at OAK that shows passengers with approximate wait times for security checkpoints. This makes security checks easy for travellers and reduces the wait time in lines, and also improves the passenger experience.

Oakland International Airport TSA wait times available on this site are fairly accurate but they can vary accordingly as per the factors prevailing at present. Therefore it is always important for travellers to arrive at the airport in advance of scheduled flight departures.

This helps you with TPA security wait times, digital display, and programs that assist you in travel planning. It is important here to note that all airlines have different recommended arrival time, so you must arrive at the airport accordingly.

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OAK Security Wait Times

Wait Times Meter
Avg. Wait Times
Wait Times Average4 Min
Select Date
Select Time Slot
4 am - 5 am
23 m
5 am - 6 am
27 m
6 am - 7 am
8 m
7 am - 8 am
7 m
8 am - 9 am
5 m
9 am - 10 am
2 m
10 am - 11 am
8 m
11 am - 12 pm
14 m
12 pm - 1 pm
8 m
1 pm - 2 pm
2 m
2 pm - 3 pm
4 m
3 pm - 4 pm
19 m
4 pm - 5 pm
8 m
5 pm - 6 pm
19 m
6 pm - 7 pm
19 m
7 pm - 8 pm
8 m
8 pm - 9 pm
6 m
9 pm - 10 pm
4 m
10 pm - 11 pm
2 m

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Terminal 1

Terminal 1 Checkpoint

Terminal 2

Terminal 2 Checkpoint