Oakland International Airport Guide (OAK)

Airport info
Code: OAK
1 Airport Drive, Oakland, California 94621, United States

Oakland International Airport is located 8km (5 miles) southeast of Oakland.

No. of terminals: 2 Dialling code: +1
(510) 563 3300.
Timezone: GMT -08:00
Oakland International Airport map

One of three major airports in the San Francisco Bay Area, Oakland International Airport is located south of Oakland and just across the water from San Francisco. Our guide to the airport includes important contact details and information on airport facilities, transportation and where to stay.

Airport news

A long-awaited light railway linking Oakland Airport with Oakland Coliseum Station is scheduled to open in autumn 2014. Driverless trains will depart from the Coliseum Station every four minutes.


Information desks are located in the public areas of Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.

Transfer between terminals

The two terminals are linked by a covered pedestrian walkway.

Driving directions

From Oakland follow Interstate 880 south and take the 98th Avenue exit, which leads to Oakland International Airport’s entrance.

From San Francisco, cross Bay Bridge towards Oakland and head south on Interstate 880. Turn off at 98th Avenue and continue to the terminals.

From south San Francisco and San Mateo, take San Mateo bridge across the bay and head north on Interstate 880, before turning off at 98th Avenue.

Public Transport

Public transport rail

Rail: A light railway linking Oakland Airport with Oakland Coliseum Station is scheduled to open in autumn 2014. Until then AirBART (www.bart.gov) buses run frequent services between Oakland International Airport and Oakland Coliseum Station (fare: US$3), where Capital Corridor trains (www.capitolcorridor.org) connect with other destinations in north California, including Sacremento and San Jose

AC Transit (www.actransit.org) also operates services (bus 73) from Oakland International Airport to Oakland Coliseum Station (fare: US$2.10).

Public transport road

Bus: AC Transit operates a number of local bus services. Bus 50 connects Oakland International Airport to the Amtrak Station at Jack London Square in Oakland. Bus 805 runs an hourly service at night between the airport, central Oakland and San Francisco. A single fare is US$2.10.

Shuttle: Regional shuttle services are available to most Bay Area destinations, including Vallejo, Napa and North Bay. Operators include Evans Airport Service (tel: (707) 255 1559; evanstransportation.com) and Airport Express (tel: (707) 837 8700; airportexpressinc.com).

Taxi: Taxis are readily available from Friendly Cab (tel: (510) 536 3000; www.friendlycab.com).

Public transport water

Ferry: AC Transit bus 50 connects the Jack London Square and Alameda/Oakland ferry terminals to Oakland International Airport. The East Bay Ferry (tel: (415) 705 8291; www.eastbayferry.com) provides services to Alameda, San Francisco's ferry terminal and Pier 39/Fisherman's Wharf.

Terminal facilities


ATMs can be found throughout Oakland International Airport.


Public telephones are located at various points within Oakland International Airport. Wi-Fi internet access is free for the first 45 minutes (or high-speed upon payment of a small fee). Post boxes are also available in both terminals.


There is a good choice of cafés, snack bars, bars and restaurants at Oakland International Airport after the security screening areas of both terminals. Additional catering facilities can be found before security in both terminals.


There are a number of shops at Oakland International Airport, the majority of which can be found in Terminal 2 – although the sufficient options in Terminal 1 do include a duty-free shop. Specialist shops include a sports clothing retailer, a wine merchant and a sunglasses outlet.


Left-luggage and lost property services are located in Terminal 1 (tel: (510) 563 3982). Luggage trolleys are available throughout Oakland International Airport.


A paramedic service is available to deal with medical emergencies. Shoeshine booths are located within the terminals.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

Laptop Lane business centres are located in Terminal 1 next to gate 10 and in Terminal 2 next to gate 20. Laptop Lanes provide private, mini offices with computers, printers, phone connections and fax machines.  

The nearby Hilton Oakland Airport hotel (tel: (510) 635 5000; www3.hilton.com) offers a full-service business centre and facilities ranging from small boardrooms to a theatre-style venue that can accommodate up to 600 people. A courtesy shuttle bus operates between the hotel and Oakland International Airport.

Disabled facilities

Lifts and ramps are available where necessary; passengers requiring wheelchairs should contact their airline in advance. Reserved parking is available in the hourly and daily car parks. There are three animal relief areas within the terminals.

AirBART and AC Transit buses, as well as BART rail stations are fully wheelchair-accessible and a number of shuttle services are suitable for those with physical disabilities.

Car parking

There are more than 7,000 parking spaces at Oakland International Airport. Short and long-term parking is located directly opposite the terminals – a moving walkway and free shuttle buses link the two terminals and these car parks. The economy parking area is slightly further away, off John Glenn Drive. Further parking information is available from the airport parking authority (tel: (510) 563 3300).

Car rental

Car hire companies operating at Oakland Airport include: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Firefly, Fox, Hertz, National and Thrifty. Shuttle buses provide transport from the terminals to the rental centre, which is about 10 minutes away.


There are several hotels near Oakland International Airport, all of which offer complimentary shuttle services to and from the terminals. Further options can be found in central Oakland and San Francisco.

Holiday Inn Express Oakland Airport

(510) 569 4400.

This is the closest accommodation to Oakland International Airport, which is just less than 1km (0.6 miles) away. The hotel provides complimentary transport within the local area, while other services include a full-service business centre, 24-hour fitness facilities and meeting space.

66 Airport Access Road, Oakland, California 94603, United States

Hilton Oakland Airport

(510) 635 5000.

The largest hotel in the immediate vicinity of Oakland International Airport, the Hilton Oakland Airport offers extensive meeting and conference facilities, as well as a 24-hour airport shuttle, heated outdoor pool, fitness centre, restaurant and café.

1 Hegenberger Road, Oakland, California 94621, United States

Courtyard Oakland Airport

(510) 568 7600.

With 152 rooms and four suites, this property houses a restaurant, fitness centre, swimming pool and meeting rooms. A free shuttle service runs to and from the nearby Oakland International Airport and BART station.

350 Hegenberger Road, Oakland, California 94603, United States

Days Inn Oakland Airport

(510) 568 1880.

Recently refurbished, this property offers 138 rooms with free internet access and continental breakfast included in the room rate. There is also a gymnasium, restaurant, outdoor pool and event facilities within the complex, which is just 4km (2.5 miles) away.

8350 Edes Avenue, Oakland, California 94621, United States

La Quinta Inn Airport

(510) 632 8900.

The La Quinta Inn Airport is a good nearby option for those on a budget. Breakfast is included, there is an outdoor pool and fitness centre. 24-hour shuttles operate to and from the airport terminals (which are 3km/2 miles away).

8465 Enterprise Way, Oakland, California 94621, United States