Flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to Oakland (OAK)

Get away from the City of Angels for a long weekend or an extended vacation with a quick jump up the coast to Oakland. Southwest Airlines® has flights from Los Angeles International Airport to Oakland International Airport that fit your schedule. Changing things up with a little SoCal-to-NorCal sojourn is easy, especially if you have a flexible schedule, thanks to our Low Fare Calendar. If you need a rental car, lodging, or both, consult the Southwest Vacations® page to bundle services and save.

Your flight from Los Angeles (LAX) to Oakland and the greater San Francisco Bay Area is just a few clicks away. Explore and book today.

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Flight details

Average flight time: 1 hour 26 minutes

Departing from: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

Arriving at: Oakland International Airport (OAK)


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Based on DOT published scheduled average flights Monday-Friday between 12/11/2020 and 2/28/2021, as of 12/11/2020.

Explore Oakland.

Los Angeles—Hollywood, specifically—may be the center of the film world, but don't discount the significance of work emanating from just up the California coast. Oakland's thriving music and arts scene, especially in recent years, has been responsible for telling important (and entertaining) stories on the silver screen and in pop culture. A trip to the San Francisco Bay Area offers the opportunity to experience the city that shaped and inspired some of the talent and stories behind the art.

The city has produced countless actors, directors, and musicians. You can see Oakland's influence expressed in some of the award-winning work as artists attempt to reconcile and define the city that shaped them, producing socially-aware art that shines a light on the city's charms and troubles.

It's safe to say if you make your way to any of the dozens of clubs to listen to live music, explore local art galleries, or attend an event like the Oakland International Film Festival, you won't be disappointed. You may even see someone who's about to get their big break. Even a simple walk around Oakland allows visitors to explore incredible murals and street art that dots the city.

So hit Jack London Square, a center for entertainment and shopping. Get your outdoors fix at Lake Merritt. Each are easily accessible from the airport, which sits south just off the waters of San Francisco Bay. After that, considering taking a trip around the city to see the places and neighborhoods that shaped the artists of Oakland, places like Fruitvale, East Oakland, not to be confused with East Bay, which is also worthy of a visit, Seminary, and beyond.

Experience it for yourself.

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Infancy policy

One child over 14 days and under two (2) years of age, not occupying a seat, may be carried free of charge when traveling with an adult (12 years of age or older). Learn more.


Pet policy

Customers flying with a pet are subject to a pet fare. To learn more about traveling with your furry friend, explore the Southwest® pet policy.


Unaccompanied minor

Minors under the age of 18 are not permitted to fly unaccompanied on international flights or any itinerary that includes an international flight. Learn more.


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Questions we hear the most

How long is the flight from Los Angeles (LAX) to Oakland?

The average flight time from Los Angeles (LAX) to Oakland is 1 hour 26 minutes.

How many Southwest flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to Oakland occur daily?

There are 9 flights daily from Los Angeles (LAX) to Oakland on Southwest Airlines.

Does Southwest fly nonstop from Los Angeles (LAX) to Oakland?

Southwest flies nonstop from Los Angeles (LAX) to Oakland 3 times daily.

What day is it cheapest to fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Oakland?

To find the cheapest day and time to fly Los Angeles (LAX) to Oakland with Southwest, check out our Low Fare Calendar.

Can I rent a car at Oakland International Airport?

You can rent a car at Oakland International Airport—book yours with your flight.

Can I change my flight reservation for my flight from Los Angeles (LAX) to Oakland?

Yes! Flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to Oakland—or from here or there to anywhere—can be changed with no change fees. Fare difference may apply.

Where can I find the status of my flight from Los Angeles (LAX) to Oakland?

Check the status of your upcoming Southwest flight here.

Where can I find answers to other questions about flying from Los Angeles (LAX) to Oakland with Southwest?

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