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Oakland International Airport (OAK) TSA Security Wait Time Information

At OAK airport, they make it easier for travelers 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. You can find more detailed information about Oakland wait times on this page. 

Get CLEAR Expedited Security at OAK. Also use at SFO and SJC Airports. And at Oracle Park. And PayPal Park!

Oakland Airport features CLEAR expedited security screening which, if you participate, can help to reduce the time you spend in OAK airport TSA lines. CLEAR lanes at Oracle Park are located at Willie Mays Plaza. At PayPal Park, at the Main Gate at Coleman and Earthquakes Way. See hours below for CLEAR enrollment locations and hours at OAK.

In partnership with iFly, CLEAR is offering a 2 month free promotion. **NEW**  You can add up to 3 other family members to the 2 month trial (siblings, parents, aunts, uncles, etc)! 

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Helpful Tips & Resources

iFly.com can help you get to, through, and between airports around the world. Here are some things you may need to know that can help you on your journey specific to OAK: 

  • Once you get through security, pull up the interactive terminal map to navigate to your gate, and see all the restaurant and shopping options along the way.
  • Remember that a great low-cost alternative to parking within the airport  facility is to use on off-airport parking lot.  They offer lower costs, a bit further away from the terminals. Reserve here.
  • If you have some time before your flight's departure, be sure to grab a bite, peruse the shops, or jump on the free wifi and get caught up on those emails.
  • Lose something while in the terminal area?  Find the contact info you need for lost & found here.
  • If your flight is arriving to the airport from another city and need a quick way to get to your destination, give a call to one of these taxi or limo service providers.


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

CLEAR Hours: Daily, 4:30 AM to 8:00 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.


Oakland Airport features CLEAR expedited security screening which, if you participate, can help to reduce the time you spend in TSA lines. CLEAR lanes are located in Terminal 2. See hours above for CLEAR enrollment locations and hours.

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 travelers 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.

TSA Pre Check at OAK


Terminal 1

Terminal 1 Checkpoint

Terminal 2

Terminal 2 Checkpoint