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Travelers usually depart from San Diego International, San Diego, CA Bus Station, San Diego, CA - Old Town, San Diego, CA - La Jolla, or McClellan–Palomar when they travel from San Diego to Oakland. Book your trip to arrive at Oakland International, Oakland, Oakland Jack London Square, Emeryville, CA station, or West Oakland Station. The distance between San Diego and Oakland is 719 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Spirit Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, and Frontier Airlines. San Diego and Oakland have 215 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 the century-old tortoises and cute elephants in the Oakland Zoo

If you visit the Oakland Zoo, you can see perfect conditions of animals. New little elephants are born here very often, which is a good mark. And do not miss the century-old Aldabra tortoises. Admission is $24 for adults and $20 for kids.

2) Discover the unique Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland

Designed by Julia Morgan, the unique Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland combines fascinating architecture and the beautiful environment to house the dead. Have a walk around the Spanish-Moorish Gothic gardens, listen to the regular musical performances at the chapel and see a page from a 1453 Gutenberg Bible.

3) Have a simple lunch at the casual Southie cafe in Oakland

Located at 6311 College Avenue in Oakland, the Southie cafe will immerse you in daily life and food. Order the pork-belly sandwiches and enjoy them with a glass of beer. The brownie ice-cream sandwich is a nice dessert.

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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from San Diego to Oakland?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between San Diego and Oakland takes around 1.4 hours.
What is the flight distance between San Diego and Oakland?
The flight distance between San Diego and Oakland is 719 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between San Diego and Oakland?
Several carriers operate flights between San Diego and Oakland. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Spirit Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from San Diego?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as San Diego and Las Vegas, Denver, Austin, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, New York, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Raleigh, Chicago, Phoenix, Orlando, San Antonio, St. Louis, Charlotte, Minneapolis, Detroit, Cleveland, New Orleans, Dallas.
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., Detroit, Barcelona, Paris, New York, Burbank, London, Rome, Tampa, Berlin, Indianapolis, Cancún, Guadalajara.
Which airports are there in San Diego?
San Diego is mainly served by San Diego International. But there are other airports nearby, including Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, McClellan–Palomar.
What airports are near San Diego?
The main airport in San Diego is San Diego International. It is also served by Ontario International, John Wayne, Tijuana International, Hollywood Burbank, Mexicali International, Palm Springs International, Imperial County, Long Beach, Yuma International, Hawthorne Municipal.
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.
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