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Airport Codes:
IATA: OAK
ICAO: KOAK

Distances from OAK to:
Oakland 6 miles
San Francisco 13 miles
San Jose 40 miles
Sacramento 61 miles

Nearest Major Airports:
6 miles: Oakland International Airport (OAK)
14 miles: San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
36 miles: San Jose International Airport (SJC)
72 miles: Sacramento International Airport (SMF)

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Oakland Airport Guide

Despite the temptations of nearby San Francisco, you should spend at least a few days in Oakland seeing its sights. Begin with its most popular destination; Jack London Square. Named after the city’s most famous son, it was once the wharf area of Oakland but is now morphing into a shopping and entertainment centre. Go on board the USS Potomac, one of the most famous ships in the US Navy which was President Roosevelt’s private yacht and the place where the decisive meeting with Winston Churchill took place in the Second World War.


Oakland Airport Directions

After leaving the airport you’ll join route 880. This tracks the coast northwest to the centre of Oakland with a journey time by hire car of around fifteen minutes.


Oakland Airport Parking

Oakland International Airport will give you no parking headaches for there’s plenty of it, well organised and in a variety of modes to suit all travellers. Cell phone parking is available for those simply collecting, there’s short term, long term and economy offsite parking as well as valet service.


Oakland Airport Flight Information

Oakland International Airport is a busy airport with a range of flights across the mainland US, Mexico and Hawaii. There are no flights from Europe or the UK but connections can easily be made with several airports across the States including New York, Boston and Washington with budget airline Jet Blue.


Hotels Near Oakland Airport

For economy, try the Continental Lodge which has spacious and attractive accommodation for around $27 a night. The Oakland Marriott City Center is more expensive at $80 a night but you are right in the heart of the business and entertainment heart of Oakland.


Oakland Time Zone

Oakland is 8 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time and located in the Pacific Time Zone (GMT-8)

Oakland Info

Oakland is often overshadowed by its neighbour across the bay; San Francisco but it deserves its own identity. It started life in the early 19th century as the site of a Spanish ranch; the San Antonio. The town grew around the ranch and with secession to the US, and the influx of black American workers from the south, the city grew to become a successful and multi-cultural centre. Today it is successful still in hi-tech industries and attracts new businesses every year.

Oakland Trivia:
  • Oakland is the busiest port for the San Francisco Bay area and one of the busiest in the US
  • It’s in the top 50 biggest American cities with nearly half a million people living there
  • The famous author Jack London lived in Oakland
  • It was founded on the bay in an area of oak forest, hence the name
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