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July Best time to beat the crowds with an average 46% drop in price.

High season

June Most popular time to fly with an average 20% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$168 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$142 or less

Good deal one-way

$77 or less

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  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $77 or less one-way and $142 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from San Diego to Oakland was found 43 days before departure, on average.
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  • High season is considered to be May, June and July. The cheapest month to fly is July.
  • Morning departure is around 21% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
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Top 3 airlines serving San Diego to Oakland

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Delta
Overall score based on 29,019 reviews
8.1
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
8.5
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
7.5
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Smooth and fast."
Cons: "Headphones should be free. Also some free food would be nice."

Cons: "The flight was more than 4 hours late making us miss our connections"

Pros: "Crew and all folks. I had not flown Delta for a while. Based on this flight, I’ll put Delta as a first option in future plans."

Cons: "Bring ear buds if you want to watch/listen to a movie. Delta changes for ear buds Everything else was fine"

Cons: "Missed flight due to unnecessary delays"

Pros: "Crew was great"
Cons: "flight was diverted an hour away for refueling because of weather over SLC. But SLC opened before we even landed at Grand Junction, CO. I had 8 mins to run between concourses to catch the next flight. My bags didn’t make the flight and have perishable food items. But it is what it is."

Pros: "Love Delta. They will always be my #1 choice."
Cons: "Seats aren’t super comfy, but that’s true of economy on any plane."

Cons: "Boarding took a long time"

Pros: "Great flight"

Pros: "Everything was great except for the man that smoked in the restroom on the flight to Atlanta."
Cons: "A man smoked in the restroom on the flight to Atlanta, and I didn’t see ANY kind of repercussions for his endangering all of our lives. I would’ve very much liked to see him detained for the remainder of the flight."

Pros: "Nothing more to say!"

Pros: "Delta was OK"
Cons: "Lack of attention by the fly stuard in Virgin Australia Virgin had a 45´delay"

Pros: "Departing"
Cons: "More than 4.5 hrs in taxi waiting to take off. Due to “few rain” and after 3.5 hrs we needed to refuel when we were about FINALLY close to our turn for take off. Horrible service by DELTA. Never flying again with them"

Pros: "seating, food, service"

Cons: "No will fi"

Cons: "Very late .missed connection. Agents in Detroit were worthless to get us on different connection"

Pros: "Movies, baggage price, snacks, friendly! And check carry on when full fir free"

Pros: "That we finally arrived."
Cons: "That we didn't arrive even remotely close to when we were supposed to."

Pros: "crew was nice and pilot was informative."
Cons: "1. flight was delayed twice, which meant my arrive was delayed in Cincinnati. 2. boarding was a nightmare. After 2 delays, I was crammed into zone 4. I dont fly as often, the seats space seems to be getting smaller. 5. I sat next an overweight person. I didn't like my personal space violated. 6. The flight offer movies, I slept. Yet kept getting elbowed by this overweight neighbor. 7. I am a single, independent person. I prefer to sit near the front. First on and settled and 1st off and gone!"

Cons: "Left 30 minutes late from SLC."

Pros: "Everyone was very friendly, especially when checking in"

Cons: "The monitors kept on freezing"

Pros: "Courteous staff."
Cons: "Having to check a firearm inside and having it looked at by non-tsa personnel."

Pros: "Nice crew, pretty good timing on flying time."
Cons: "Stayed waiting for airport to clear our gaye for about one hour after we landed."

Pros: "Everything went off without a hitch."

Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "on time"

Pros: "Fabulous fight. Attentive staff and I love the free entertainment tv’s."

Cons: "No entertainment"

Cons: "Trying too hard to fit as many as possible"

Pros: "I loved the way that the flight attendants were able to sit my boyfriend and I together on our flights even though our seats weren't planned to be near each other. The available entertainment games, movies and tv shows were awesome to have!"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "The plane bathroom was old and junky"

Pros: "Free movies was nice, service friendly."
Cons: "Long flight but shorter than scheduled, awesome."

Pros: "I like the fact that I was issued a credit for my flight. It was booked in error and had to be cancelled."
Cons: "I don't know how to use my credit."

Cons: "They charged $300 for 3 bags"

Pros: "Pilot flew flawless crew kind and helpful it was a full flight and impressed helpful passengers to get on board was."
Cons: "Disappointed airplane not equipped with free movies. I bought ear buds on return flight for that purpose"

Cons: "I forgot my wired ear phone so I purchased the earphone. I knew i shouldn't expected anything for $2 but really I couldn't hear anything at all to watch the movie. It's used to be free, now even paid the quality of the stuff is really suck."

Pros: "Crew was courtesy"
Cons: "1hour delay from departing LAX runway - not good"

Pros: "On time. Good customer service. Easy route, no hassles."
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "On time boarding in Seattle."
Cons: "Delayed in Los Angeles for about an hour. Checked on flight tracker and this flight is consistently delayed 20-40 minutes. Why hasn't Delta done anything to improve this?"

Pros: "Flight was delayed for over 6 hours. Not an ideal way to spend the day."

Pros: "More entertainment options were added. Thank you"
Cons: "It didn't fly fast enough. Jk. Not much to say"

Pros: "The short flight was fine. Crew was friendly."
Cons: "Because we arrived to LAX from SAN so late we had to run to the next gate and barely made the flight. The overhead bins were already very full so we had to stuff our stuff at our feet. Since we arrived so late it would have been better if they had allowed those with a tight connection to disembark first."

Pros: "They kept me fed and hydrated the whole time, they let you watch brand new movies free, the seats are super comfortable. They allow a personal item and carry on at no extra charge."

Pros: "Flight attrndants on delta are mostly ok-- but there are several with bad attitudes who cannot communicate They will just point at things and mumble incoherently with incomplete sentences They will not turn there hips when walking down the aisle to avoid hitting people & they"
Cons: "Flight attendants are miserable"

Pros: "What is the issue?"

Pros: "That my flight was on time"
Cons: "Pretty much everything else about it"

Cons: "The flight was over 20 minutes early"

Pros: "Boarding was easy"
Cons: "Arrived 15 mins late and then taxied for another 5-10 mins."

Pros: "I was comfortable. I entered and exited the plane very fast."

Cons: "Frontier is an airlines that doesn't care about its customer. Period!"

Pros: "Friendly staff."

Cons: "Delayed twice"

Cons: "Seat"

Cons: "Pay for snacks!? Water not free? Won't fly this again"

Pros: "Cost of ticket"
Cons: "Paying for bag delays and the chairs and no free snacks offered"

Pros: "Spaceous"
Cons: "A lot of turbulence...snacks were over priced but that's to be expected"

Cons: "Reasonable fare"

Cons: "Kept us on board with little to no communication for an hour and a half after landing"

Pros: "The cheap price"
Cons: "No complementary drinks such as soda or snacks such as peanuts or pretzels"

Pros: "I had a medical emergency onboard and the captain took steps to make sure that medical attention was there when we landed. He also said hello. I really appreciated that!"

Pros: "Nothing!!!"
Cons: "Long layover. Lies about why there was a layover. Disrespectful people at the counter. If I could give neg stars I would. Lol"

Cons: "Boarded late again with no communication from any frontier reps"

Cons: "They charge me $45 for a carry on never in my life i would imagine"

Cons: "On runway for 20+ minutes"

Cons: "Delays for hours (5) and missed connections. On top of that, they couldn't get me to me San Diego destination. The best they could do was L.A....three hours away ! The offered no voucher and I would have to pay for my own hotel for the extra night stuck in Denver."

Cons: "Seat rows seemed a little close"

Pros: "Super cheap."
Cons: "It was hot and very cramped and the chairs didn't recline."

Pros: "A good first experience"

Pros: "Nothing- staff was rude, we sat in glorified folding chairs, had to pay 45 dollars for a carry on. What an absolute joke of an airline I sincerely hope frontier goes out of business entirely."

Cons: "Lost luggage after i was force to pay and check"

Pros: "It sucked."

Pros: "Everything"

Cons: "Uncomfortable seating"

Cons: "Delays"

Pros: "These were not good flights."
Cons: "They delayed our flights 3x then cancelled them. Then they couldn't rebook us for 4 days put. They made no offer to reroute, or work with another airline or offer hotel vouchers. HORRIBLE TREATMENT."

Pros: "Cheap"
Cons: "This airline charges for everything. Check in, bags, seat, drinks, snack. For the really low price you really can't beat it. I would fly frontier again if needed."

Pros: "We landed early."
Cons: "The gate wasn't ready so we sat in the plane for 40 minutes waiting."

Pros: "Boarding was quick and easy"
Cons: "The chairs were uncomfortable to sit in for long flights."

Pros: "I am thankful to have received an email update."
Cons: "The 7.5 hr layover was not what i payed for."

Pros: "landed in wrong airport without notice and were not given any other information how to get to original destination so we had to pay a shuttle to drive us 2 hours to it."

Pros: "I think it would much better if you give a snack to passengers"

Pros: "I like the crews on Frontier"
Cons: "I hate all the cost. 30 bucks for a carry one, 40 bucks to reserve seating, etc."

Cons: "Boarding was 15-25 min late on all my Frontier flights."

Cons: "Waiting on the tarmac for a gate"

Cons: "Had to wait after landing in Denver for gate to be free. About a 30 minute wait."

Cons: "took 5 flights on a XC trip in two weeks. 4 of the 5 flights were late/delayed."

Pros: "Fast and easy frontier employees are very helpful"
Cons: "They don't take cash with foods and drinks and my card wasn't working"

Cons: "Kayak should not include pricing from this airline in its comparisons with other carriers. With all the required added fees, it's very misleading"

Pros: "I asked for a seat change and they were so accommodating. In general, efficient but also friendly and elaxed service. I also liked the intercom messages, they explained the reason for the rule."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "You have to pay $45 for carry-on luggage - this was not made clear anywhere in the purchase process."

Pros: "The check in guy ,I think his name is Lee (?) Great guy.Give him a raise"

Pros: "Didn't like having to pay for checked luggage."

Cons: "Frontier charges $45 for a second carry on which is a joke. I will not fly them again if there are any other options available."

Pros: "People are accomodating and approachable."
Cons: "too much turbulence."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Long lines to check in. Only three people working the counter. No communication with passengers waiting to check-in. Very poor communication with people waiting in line. Did not like the fact that I had to pay to select a seat."

Cons: "Had no idea I was had to pay 40.00 extra for a carry on."

Cons: "LATE LATE LATE. Always late!!"

Pros: "Getting off the plane."
Cons: "Frontier is all around archaic in a modern world."

Pros: "Plane wasn't packed! I love that. No delays except for an early arrival wait..."
Cons: "No wi-fi and desperate fees for bags was a hassle"

Pros: "Easy boarding process"
Cons: "No leg room"

Pros: "I had a small bag with me & they charged $57 just to Carry it with me on the plane ,i was very surprised .each way"

Pros: "Take off wasn't harsh like usually is. Fight attentand was very attentive"

Cons: "More organized boarding by zones, faster process, less late comers & less plane delays."

Pros: "Just great! Pay for things you need only."
Cons: "All good"

Pros: "The food menu looked goid although I did not purchase anything."
Cons: "Employees were not very friendly. There were about 8 self service kiosks and only one was working."

Pros: "Low ticket price"
Cons: "to check in one bag it was $52. My seat was all the way in the back next to the bathrooms."

Pros: "Nice plane"
Cons: "When checkkng in i was surprised by all of the upcharges. Felt like it was a bait and switch."

Cons: "Customer unfriendly"

Pros: "Timeliness"

Pros: "Very smooth and relaxing"

Cons: "I had to wait 45 minutes to receive my luggage in baggage claim....do not know what happened but not acceptable."

Pros: "Worst ever"

Cons: "60$ for each piece of luggage, even if it's a carry on? That doubled the price of our flights, and we had no idea. I'm sure it was in the fine print, but still - rediculous"

Pros: "Actual plane interior was nice."
Cons: "Baggage policy is misleading and absurd. $50 for a carry on doesn't make any sense."

Cons: "N/A"

Cons: "It's was delayed causing for a lot of expensive ad ons."

Cons: "Stated that we were NOT boarding. Also the gate number was wrong on the transfer and several people who were not me were sitting at the wrong gate and did not hear the announcer's voice and were pissed."

Cons: "Very bad service another company's it's butter"

Cons: "I lost my baggage for half an hour or little longer."

Cons: "Was not accommodating. I wanted to do standby. The agent did not help"

Pros: "Organized"
Cons: "No wifi"

Pros: "boarding was fast"
Cons: "you have to pay for basically everything (even for a caryy on"

Pros: "The plane arrives I had of schedule."
Cons: "The Seat on the plane don't recline and the space is minimal, very uncomfortable."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Cons: "Worst seat I've had! Very rude attendants, after charging me and my colleague 130 Dollars for our backpacks(!?), I was trying to make a joke with the attendant and asked her if it at least comes with a smile. She told me no ( very seriously) and that that's an extra charge. Then she started telling me about that she is there from 3 am ... does costumes really need to get this kind of attitude?"

Pros: "The price The captain had a good sense of humor"
Cons: "Being squished in the middle seat next to two very large people, one of whom was particularly smelly"

Pros: "Great trip!"
Cons: "Confusing airport."

Cons: "Did not have food or entertainment so N/A"

Pros: "Great service"

Pros: "the price"
Cons: "paying for everything and nothing is complimentary"

Pros: "Smooth quiet no turbulance... Get ride :-) :-) :-) :-)"

Cons: "Several delays. Charge for every type of service. I guess it's my fault for flying cheap"

Pros: "None"
Cons: "The fact that they don't accept responsibility for items stolen from customer's checked-in luggage is absurd. Their policy in regards to this seems like they rather keep theiving employees than customers."

Cons: "Delayed flights Small air plane Little to no communication"

Pros: "It was cheap."
Cons: "I got what I paid for."

Pros: "Quick, inexpensive"

Pros: "Upgraded to more legroom."

Pros: "Nothing"

Cons: "Delayed over an hour on the runway, crappy vodka"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "I was stranded for almost three extra days due to canceled flights. And was only given two round trip flights."

Pros: "I was prepared for what I've been hearing about spirit and because of that everything went beautifully. Went really great in fact."

Cons: "Both flights , to and from destination were delayed quite a bit"

Cons: "Someone sprayed perfume. That is not okay in a confined space. It's irritating but more importantly there are people with allergies to compounds found in perfume. It'd be nice if they counseled passengers not to do it."

Pros: "No Fills, good price"
Cons: "Rough ride, I'm a bad flyer, was very nervous, everyone else seemed ok."

Pros: "Simple and quick"
Cons: "None"

Pros: "How it seems like the person calling the shots at spirit airlines has their head up something or needs help pulling their head out of something....."
Cons: "Worst day ever!!!"

Cons: "The hour on the tarmac at lax because of paperwork."

Pros: "Super nice staff"
Cons: "My TSA was not on my ticket"

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