Passenger guide - Oakland airport (OAK) 

 

Oakland International Airport, opened on September 17, 1927, is one of the three serving the San Francisco Bay area, in California. It operates with numerous domestic flights, including Hawaii, and international destinations in Mexico and Europe.

Official Website: oaklandairport.com
Number of Terminals - 2 - Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Open 24 hours a day and linked via a covered walkway.
Annual passenger traffic: Around 12 million passengers went through it in 2016.
Tel: +1 510 563 3300. There are information desks in the baggage reclaim area of both terminals.

 

The airport is located 15 km (9.5 miles) southeast from Oakland's business district.

 
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Bus - AC Transit (Tel +1 510 891 4777) operates different services from the airport, with a fare of USD2.10. Line 73 links the enclosure with the Coliseum train station every 15 minutes between 4:56 am and 0:06 am, 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 (0:35 am to 4:30 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 +1 510 465 2278), from where it takes 8 minutes to get to Coliseum Station (USD6.00; from 5:00 am to 0:00 am on weekdays, 6:00 am to 0:00 am on Saturdays, 8:00 am to 0:00 am on Sundays). There you can board trains heading to downtown Oakland (USD7.95), 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.

 

There are shuttle buses that transfer passengers to the car rental facility every 10 minutes.

Alamo (Tel +1 800 462 5266 - Sunday to Friday from 5:30 am to 0:00 am, Saturday from 5:30 am to 10:30 pm)
Avis (Tel +1 800 331 1212 - 6:00 am to 2:00 am)
Budget (Tel +1 800 527 0700 - 6:00 am to 2:00 am)
Dollar (Tel +1 800 800 4000 - Mondays through Fridays from 6:00 am to 0:00 am, weekends from 7:00 am to 0:00 am)
Enterprise (Tel +1 800 261 7331 - Sunday to Friday from 5:30 am to 0:00 am, Saturday from 5:30 am to 10:30 pm)
Fox (Tel +1 800 225 4369 - 5:00 am to 11:30 pm)
Hertz (Tel +1 800 654 3131 - 5:30 am to 1:00 am)
National (Tel +1 800 227 7468 - Sunday to Friday from 5:30 am to 0:00 am, Saturday from 5:30 am to 10:30 pm)
Thrifty (Tel +1 800 847 4389)

 

The airport has ATMs, public telephones and free Wi-Fi access for 45 minutes. The nearby Hilton hotel provides meeting rooms. The Escape Lounge is found across from gate 9, in Terminal 1, and opens from 5:00 am to 9:00 pm; it features snacks, beverages, Wi-Fi, computers, charging stations (access with American Express Platinum credit card, through online booking or by paying at the door - USD45.00).

Food and Drinks- There are many restaurants, fast food outlets, coffee shops, bars and icecream stores, most inside Terminal 2, after the security checkpoint.
Shopping- Duty-free items in Terminal 1, next to gate 1. Other options include newsagents, gift shops, accessories, sweets, books, sports, jewellery, electronics.
Baggage- Lost and found service at the administrative offices, next to Terminal 1 (Tel +1 510 563 3982). It operates from Monday to Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.
Other Services- Baby changing facilities.

 

Short- and long-term parking is available, with charging stations for electric vehicles. There is also a passenger pick-up zone (Park & Call), free for 30 minutes, near the maintenance center. More information: Tel +1 510 563 3200. Rates

Premier, Hourly & Daily Parking - Areas for short and long stays opposite the terminals, within walking distance.
Economy Parking - Remote sector for long-term parking, with complimentary shuttle service.

 

Ramps, elevators, relief areas for service animals, reserved parking spaces and accesible vehicles for public transport. Passengers requiring wheelchairs should notify their airline in advance.

 

The closest accommodations include: Hilton Oakland Airport (Tel +1 510 635 5000), Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Oakland - Airport (Tel +1 510 638 7777), Holiday Inn Express & Suites Oakland-Airport (Tel +1 510 569 4400), Hampton Inn & Suites Oakland Airport-Alameda (Tel +1 510 521 4500), Best Western Plus Airport Inn & Suites (Tel +1 510 633 0500), Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Oakland Airport (Tel +1 510 635 1892), Red Lion Hotel Oakland International Airport (Tel +1 510 635 5300), Extended Stay America - Oakland - Alameda Airport (Tel +1 510 769 7000), Courtyard Oakland Airport (Tel +1 510 568 7600), Motel 6 Oakland Airport (Tel +1 510 638 1180). Many of them offer free transportation for their guests.

 
 
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Latest updates: October, 26, 2017