How to Find Cheap Air Travel to/from Oakland
There are a few airport choices for travelers to the San Francisco Bay Area, and Oakland International Airport (airport code OAK) is gaining in popularity as an easier airport to navigate than the busy San Francisco International Airport. Oakland International is also popular with many low-cost airlines, including Southwest Airlines, which has a large presence there. The airport lies just four miles from downtown Oakland and has recently been one of the country’s fastest growing airports. Its location makes it a handy jumping-off point for California’s popular wine country in the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. Oakland International served as the departing point for many famous flights, including Amelia Earhart’s final flight in 1932.
A complete list of airlines serving Oakland International can be found here, and a flight tracker is located here. To help you get around the airport, there is a terminal map here and a list of the shops and restaurants located in each terminal. So you have got some time to kill and you are tired of that book you are reading? Why not play a few holes at the Metropolitan Golf Course (information here), or take a gander at the Western Aerospace Museum, both located right at the airport. Ground transportation options are plentiful, and are listed here – the BART trains (information here) are especially handy if you are not planning to do any driving in the area. If you are driving to the airport, however, directions can be found here, and you can save time and money on Oakland airport parking if you plan ahead and book in advance.
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