Cheap Flights to Oakland

Oakland overview

Located only a few miles from the San Francisco border, Oakland is one of the most famous sister-cities in California. However close to San Francisco it may be in miles, Oakland is far from the eccentricity of its neighbouring bay city. Oakland is one of the busiest industrial ports on the West Coast and while its working-class personality remains the heartbeat of the city, “Oak-town” welcomes a slew of visitors every year who enjoy taking part in the simpler Californian lifestyle.

Book flights to Oakland during sports season and catch the MLB’s Oakland Athletics or the NFL’s Oakland Raiders in action at the Oakland Coliseum. Outdoorsy travellers will enjoy a sailboat ride along Lake Merritt or a stroll through one of the many outdoor festivals that Oakland puts on every summer. Don’t dismiss Oakland as second-rate city just because it’s neighbouring San Francisco is a mecca for entertainment - Oakland has some of the best shows, theatre, and museums California has to offer.

Oakland climate

The Oakland weather is cool to mild throughout the year, with foggy summers and wet winters. Summers in Oakland (between June and September) are cooler than other parts of inland California and winters (December to February) are mild during the day, with temperatures seldom dropping below 10 degrees.

When to fly to Oakland

Peak Season

Peak season is normally dictated by school holidays and family travel plans around them. Flights to Oakland are packed in the summer time and most major attractions are full with tourists. Christmas season and the New Year are also peak times to travel to Oakland.

Off Season

Oakland sees a dip in tourists between September and June when school is in session. However, this is also a good time to book cheap flights to Oakland if you want to avoid crowds.

Getting around Oakland

You can get to and from San Francisco to Oakland on the city’s BART system. It has one of the longest underwater transit tunnels in the world, taking you under the bay to San Francisco city. Fares are reasonable and children at the age of four and under ride for free. The trains run all week long, but times vary on the weekends, so check one of the schedules posted around the city.  

Oakland insider information

If you want tickets to a baseball game, go online and buy your Oakland A's seats ahead of time. The regular baseball season runs from March to September.

Take a trip to the Oakland Museum of California and get a history lesson like you've never experienced. Learn about the state and its people, history, culture, geology, art, environment, and ecology. The museum features exhibitions of works by California artists, collections of historic artefacts and historic re-creations of California's major movements including the 2006 earthquake and a tribute to baseball, which showcases artefacts and photos from America's favourite pastime.



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Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
R 83.60
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
R 97.54
Cheap meal
R 209.01
3 course meal for 2
R 836.04
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of jeans
R 733.40
Pair of Nike shoes
R 1090.57
Bottle of wine
R 202.04
Pack of Marlboro cigarettes
R 97.54
A dozen eggs
R 44.11
Loaf of white bread
R 47.70
How much does transport cost in Oakland?
Taxi - fixed fee
R 42
1 km taxi journey
R 29
One-way ticket (local transport)
R 35
1 hour taxi waiting fee
R 432

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