LAX to OAK Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $26
Fastest Way Flight — 1h 15min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 49 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — flight, train, bus and by car
Distance 337 miles
Travel Companies Greyhound, Amtrak, Alaska Airlines, Boutique Air, Hawaiian Airlines, jetBlue, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United, Virgin America, Multiple Airlines
$39 · 1h 15min · 113 lb of CO2
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LAX airport Flights

There are 3 airports — LAX, LGB, BUR — that make sense to fly out of from LAX and 2 airports — OAK, SFO — to access OAK. The best deals are usually found by flying out of LAX.

Spirit Airlines, Boutique Air, Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines, jetBlue, Hawaiian Airlines, United, Virgin America operate flights which can help you travel from LAX to OAK.

The cheapest way by air is via Spirit Airlines and flies from Los Angeles Intl (LAX) to Metropolitan Oakland Intl (OAK). Southwest Airlines flies from Los Angeles Intl (LAX) to Metropolitan Oakland Intl (OAK) and is the quickest flight to get you from LAX to OAK.Out of the 4 total modes of travel to OAK from LAX, a flight is the quickest method.
$80 · 7h 52min · 108 lb of CO2
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$26 · 8h 45min · 53 lb of CO2
Santa Monica to Oakland
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$45 · 5h 57min · 68 lb of CO2

Drive from LAX airport

It's 338 miles between LAX to OAK. On a typical day, it might take between 5h 57min and 6h 14min from LAX to OAK under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 6h 32min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to OAK by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $45.

What is the best way to travel from LAX to OAK?

The are 12 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from LAX to OAK. If you're only considering the price, you should check out the bus out of Los Angeles towards Oakland, as it is the cheapest to OAK. It's common to find tickets for as low as $26. Greyhound operates from LAX to OAK, so you book your trip with them! Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from LAX to OAK?

On your trip from LAX to OAK, it is best to book as soon as possible. It won't necessarily help reduce your price by a large amount, but will ensure that you have a spot on the bus or train. Shuttle service may be available to OAK. If you're traveling with a large group, you should probably take a shuttle as it will reduce the price per person. Alternatively, there are shared shuttle services available. With this option, you'll want to book as soon as possible to allow the shuttle service enough time to coordinate your pickup and dropoff.

Is the train or the bus better from LAX to OAK Oakland?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from LAX to OAK. There are quite a few things to consider for each. On a positive note, be glad you have the choice! Further, whenever you avoid driving - you don't have to worry about parking, focusing on the road. Additionally - you can focus on reading, work, or just relax.

While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to OAK is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the LAX/OAK buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from LAX is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between LAX and OAK during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!

The plus side of taking the train from LAX to OAK? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of OAK traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to OAK is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.

What's the cheapest way from LAX to OAK?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from LAX to OAK is by bus. The bus costs $26 roughly and will take 8 hours 45 minutes.

How much does Amtrak cost from LAX to OAK?

Amtrak costs about $95 between LAX and OAK. In total, the train will take roughly 9 hours 53 minutes and there are no connections that you will have to make. We recommend catching the train at LAX Los Angeles Union Station, which is 13 miles from LAX. Further, once you arrive at OKJ Oakland Jack London Square Station or you will still have 6 miles to OAK.

How long does it take from LAX to OAK by car?

The total distance between LAX and OAK is 338 miles and will take you about 5 hours 57 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $45.

Travel companies on this route

Greyhound Greyhound from LAX to OAK
Useful Links Greyhound Contact Page Greyhound Bustracker Website
Customer Service1-214-849-8966
Customer Service Español1-800-531-5332
Amtrak Amtrak from LAX to OAK
Useful Links Map Coverage Schedule Pet Policy Website
Customer Service and Reservations1-800-872-7245
International Visitors215-856-7952
Group Travel Requests1-800-872-1477
Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines from LAX to OAK
Boutique Air Boutique Air from LAX to OAK
Hawaiian Airlines Hawaiian Airlines from LAX to OAK
jetBlue jetBlue from LAX to OAK
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Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines from LAX to OAK
Spirit Airlines Spirit Airlines from LAX to OAK
United United from LAX to OAK
Virgin America Virgin America from LAX to OAK