Transfer to/from - Oakland airport (OAK)

 

Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in Oakland airport (OAK)

Transportation

 
COVID-19 - Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, services and schedules of the different transportation options may be subject to change as well as the limit of available capacity could be reduced. In turn, due to the changing situation, some services may even be temporarily canceled.
 

Ride-sharing - Lyft, Uber and Wingz pick passengers up outside the Arrivals level of both terminals.

Bus - AC Transit (Tel +1 510 891 4777) operates different services from the airport, with a fare of USD2.50. Line 73 links the enclosure with the Coliseum train station, and it also runs to Eastmont Transit Center (25-min. trip). Route 21 travels to Fruitvale, Alameda, Dimond District and Bay Farm Island Mondays through Fridays between 6:25 am and 9:26 pm, and weekends from 7:20 am to 9:27 pm. Line 805 is a night-time service (0:40 am to 4:40 am) to Coliseum Station and downtown Oakland.
There are also numerous operators that offer shared van services to several destinations in the area, including Vallejo, Napa, Alameda, Santa Clara, San Mateo, San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, Solano, Contra Costa, San Joaquin, Sacramento, Monterey, and the San Francisco, San Jose and Sacramento airports.

Train - Across from the terminals is located a BART station (Tel +1 510 464 6000), from where it takes 8 minutes to get to Coliseum Station (USD6.50; from 5:00 am to 1:15 am on weekdays, 6:00 am to 1:15 am on Saturdays, 8:00 am to 1:15 am on Sundays). There you can board trains heading to downtown Oakland (USD2.10), San Francisco, Berkeley, Walnut Creek, Dublin/Pleasanton and Fremont.
In addition, there are Amtrak services (Tel +1 800 872 7245) to Auburn, Sacramento, Emeryville and San Jose. On the other hand, at Jack London Square Station, in the city centre, there are lines that run to Chicago, Denver, Glenwood Springs, Emeryville, Seattle, Portland and Los Angeles.

Taxi - Vehicles from Friendly Cab (Tel +1 510 536 3000) and Veteran’s Cab (Tel +1 510 533 1900) are available outside the terminals. The trip to the city centre takes around 25 minutes.

 

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Shared, door-to-door shuttle operators:

AA Express Shuttle (Tel +1 510 812 3129)
ABC Shuttle (Tel +1 510 712 6452)
Acropolis Airport Shuttle (Tel +1 510 827 5894)
Airport Express (Tel +1 707 837 8700 / 800 327 2024)
Alwafa Shuttle (Tel +1 510 927 8737)
American Shuttle Express (Tel +1 408 259 9500)
Arrow Airporter (Tel +1 510 691 5692)
Avon Airporter Express (Tel +1 707 732 6601)
Bay Star Shuttle (Tel +1 510 401 4657)
Bayporter Express (Tel +1 415 467 1800)
Bridge Airporter (Tel +1 510 867 1476)
CHN Airporter (Tel +1 408 841 2472)
Citywide Shuttle (Tel +1 510 816 8569)
Comfort Express Shuttle (Tel +1 510 377 2549)
East Bay Connection (Tel +1 800 675 3278)
Eazy Way Transit (Tel +1 510 978 2257)
Flying Eagle Shuttle (Tel +1 510 259 0095)
GPS Shuttle (Tel +1 510 395 2227)
Lucky Shuttle (Tel +1 510 303 8772)
Prince Shuttle (Tel +1 510 386 1647)
Pyramid Airporter (Tel +1 510 875 0533)
Quake City Shuttle (Tel +1 415 255 4899)
Royal Shuttle (Tel +1 209 982 0601)
Super Shuttle (Tel +1 800 258 3826)
Swagg Shuttle (Tel +1 510 459 7708)
Tri City Airport Shuttle (Tel +1 925 556 0555)
Tri Valley Airporter (Tel +1 925 200 0917)
USA Shuttle (Tel +1 209 830 6666)
United Shuttle (Tel +1 510 978 1544)
West Coast Shuttle (Tel +1 925 825 5055)
Western Eagle Shuttle (Tel +1 415 533 4466)

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Latest updates: February 07, 2020

Transportation Tips to/from the airport

While there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take into account when moving from or to the airport, and especially if you go on some public transport.
 
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to go out with a little more anticipation than you would commonly suggest. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always keep in mind peak transit times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may take more or less the trip to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what happens in the place where you find yourself.
If you have a shared transfer service, please have a contact Tel in case of any delay on the part of the company. In these cases, a scheduled collection schedule is already in tenter.
If you are using public transport (bus, train), have the schedules (weekends and holidays usually have fewer frequencies), if you have to transfer and also how to board (if you need a card or boarding pass or paying at the moment to the driver or rider). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could bring complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport check well, where you must leave the vehicles. In some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 
 2 -From the airport- here is a little less stressful as you don't have the pressure to miss the flight. In the worst case you will arrive later to the place where you are going to stay or to the meeting point where you try to arrive. Once you get out of the plane, pick up your suitcase and finish with the required arrival procedures. Then you have to look for the public transport signs or consult the airport staff. It is very useful to inform the timetables of the buses in case you arrive late at night. Not all of them work 24 hours a day. The same goes for taxis. If you have hired a private car service, keep ready the mobile app to contact the driver. Some transport services hired, have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign.
If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for more peace of mind it is recommended to reserve it earlier. Rental counters are usually available at arrivals hall.

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