Oakland International Airport (OAK) Information
(San Francisco, California - CA, USA)
Two major airports serve the Bay Area of San Francisco - San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
and Oakland Airport (OAK).
Major airlines at the airports offer the greatest number of departures, whereas smaller airlines offer low-cost, no-frill airlines with a more limited number of flights arriving and departing from San Francisco's airports.
Oakland International Airport (OAK)
Address: 1 Airport Drive, PO Box 45, Oakland, 94621, California, USA
Tel: +1 510 563 3300
Travelers arriving at Oakland International Airport (OAK) will have a little further to travel to reach San Francisco, but the journey is by no means difficult.
Oakland Airport is situated 12 miles / 19 km southeast of Oakland city and is 18 miles / 29 km from the city center. Oakland Airport is generally less crowded than San Francisco Airport (SFO), particularly during the peak tourist seasons.
Oakland International Airports (OAK) Guide
Oakland Airport has two terminals that are connected by a covered walkway and also a moving walkway. The airport provides free shuttle bus travel to the nearby car parks.
- Bureau de change
- 24-hour cash machines (ATMs) and banking facilities
- Restaurants and bars
- Shopping center including duty-free shops
- Car hire companies - including Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty
- Business centers with good facilities, such as computers, Internet access, fax machines, work spaces and meeting rooms
- Large theater-style conference center seating over 800 people
- Short-term and long-term parking is available, connected to the terminals by a frequent shuttle service
- Valet car parking is available
- Special facilities for disabled passengers
Downtown San Francisco is easy to reach by several major highways close to Oakland Airport. When traveling to the city, head towards Route 101 and then follow the signs into the city, which is well sign posted.
Taxis at Oakland Airport are widely available, although the trip into central San Francisco can prove fairly expensive. There are also regional shuttle services available and these provide a cheaper, convenient alternative.
Bus / BART Train
AirBART shuttle buses are the cheapest way to travel into downtown San Francisco and link to the nearby Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) high-speed train Coliseum station. From here, the trip into the city is very inexpensive and lasts around 20 minutes. The entire journey takes about 45 minutes and is excellent value for money.
Boats and Ferries
Ferry travel into the city is available close to Oakland Airport and connects Jack London Square to the Alameda / Oakland ferry. Travel by ferry is a particularly scenic way to arrive in San Francisco.