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Travelers usually depart from Detroit Metropolitan, Detroit, MI Train station, Detroit, or Detroit-Southwest when they travel from Detroit to Oakland. Book your trip to arrive at Oakland International, Oakland, West Oakland Station, Emeryville, CA station, or Oakland Jack London Square. The distance between Detroit and Oakland is 3324 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Spirit Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, American Airlines, and JetBlue Airways. Detroit and Oakland have 294 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Oakland, consider visiting Big Sur, Golden Gate Bridge, and Alcatraz.

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Oakland travel tips

1) See everyday Oakland's life at the Temescal district

If you visit the trendy Temescal district in Oakland, you will see a lot of locals and their everyday lives. Explore 48th Street to 52nd Street with ethnic restaurants, pizza joints, and charming pedestrian alleys. The Biscuit & Sage Gravy from the Aunt Mary's Cafe at 4640 Telegraph Avenue will make your stroll better.

2) Ride around Oakland on electric scooters freely

Find the stations with green E-Scooters electric scooters and discover Oakland freely. Download the application and follow the instructions. The city's wide roads are perfect to ride and not to bother pedestrians.

3) Enjoy tapas at Cesar in Oakland

Head to Cesar at 4039 Piedmont Avenue in Oakland to try top quality tapas. Even if you have already tried all the tapas, you will be surprised with the calamari (with a garlic and red pepper sauce) and the carne asada (with grilled beef).

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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Detroit to Oakland?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Detroit and Oakland takes around 5.0 hours.
What is the flight distance between Detroit and Oakland?
The flight distance between Detroit and Oakland is 3324 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Detroit and Oakland?
Several carriers operate flights between Detroit and Oakland. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Delta Air Lines.
What are the most popular routes to and from Detroit?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Detroit and Orlando, Phoenix, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, London, San Diego, San Francisco, New York, Seattle, Atlanta, Austin, Mexico City, Washington, D.C., Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Tampa, Guadalajara, Miami, Salt Lake City.
What are the most popular routes to and from Oakland?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Oakland and Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Chicago, Phoenix, Mexico City, Atlanta, Houston, Washington, D.C., Barcelona, Paris, New York, Burbank, San Diego, London, Rome, Tampa, Berlin, Indianapolis, Cancún, Guadalajara.
Which airports are there in Detroit?
Detroit is mainly served by Detroit Metropolitan. But there are other airports nearby, including Willow Run Airport, Coleman A. Young Municipal Airport.
What airports are near Detroit?
The main airport in Detroit is Detroit Metropolitan. It is also served by Cleveland Hopkins International, Gerald R. Ford International, Bishop International, Akron–Canton, Fort Wayne International, Windsor International, Toledo Express, MBS International, London International, Capital Region International.
What airports are near Oakland?
The main airport in Oakland is Oakland International. It is also served by San Francisco International, Sacramento International, Oakland International, San Jose International, Stockton Metropolitan, Monterey Regional, Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County, Merced Regional, Buchanan Field.
What buses and trains depart from Detroit?
A number of bus and train companies depart from Detroit, including Amtrak train, Indian Trails.
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