The flight time from Seattle to Oakland is 1 hour, 59 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves SEA Seattle, WA 1 minute early.
15 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 37 minutes in the air
5 minutes taxiing in
Arrives OAK Oakland, CA 7 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Alaska
88%
Southwest
84%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Seattle to Oakland is 1 hour, 59 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 37 minutes.

The flight distance from Seattle to Oakland is 672 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Oakland to Seattle
2 hours

Flight Time By Airline ?

Southwest
1h 58m
Alaska
2h 1m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 30m1h1h 30m2h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.51.01.52.0

Flights Per Week

69

Distance

672 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun0246810

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Southwest
42
Alaska
27

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Seattle from Oakland by plane?

The distance from Seattle to Oakland by plane is 672 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Seattle to Oakland?

The flight time from Seattle to Oakland is 1 hour, 59 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 37 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 1 hour, 58 minutes, and Alaska the slowest taking 2 hours, 1 minute.

What airlines fly from Seattle to Oakland?

Southwest and Alaska are the airlines with direct flights from Seattle to Oakland.

Does Southwest fly from Seattle to Oakland?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Seattle (SEA) to Oakland (OAK). On average, they have 42 flights per week on this route. This may vary seasonally, please check the chart above for more details.

Tables and Explanations

Data Source

Our information is computed from the latest available data from the US Department of Transportation.

Average Timeline Timeline Chart

The average timeline contains the median time a flight spends in 3 stages. The first of these three stages is taxiing out which includes the time from the flight leaving the gate to taking off. The second stage is in the air, which includes the time spent from the flight leaving the ground to touching back down at the end of it's journey. The last stage is taxiing in, which is from when the flight touches down to the flight arriving at it's gate.

The average timeline also estimates on average of when the flight will leave and arrive relative to it's stated departure time.

Leaves Seattle 1 minute early
Taxi Out Time 15 minutes
In the Air 97 minutes
Taxiing In 5 minutes
Arrives Oakland 7 minutes early

Flight Reliability Reliability Chart

The reliability of an airline measures how often the airline's flights on this route are cancelled or delayed more than 20 minutes. For example, from Seattle to Oakland, Southwest is 84% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 84% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Alaska 88% 11% 1%
Southwest 84% 14% 2%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Seattle and Oakland, this is due to different operational factors on the ground, as well as scheduling of planes. Each airline's flight time is split into three stages which are described above in the "Average Timeline" section. There are also miscellaneous operational issues which are included in the below total but are not accounted for in one of the three stages.

Airline Taxiing Out
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxiing In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
Southwest 14 96 5 118
Alaska 17 98 5 121

Flights By Time of Day Flight Time By Day Chart

This one is pretty self explanatory, it represents the number of flights that leave the gate in a given hour of the day. The tricky thing here is that this is normally not a whole number since it is an average over 52 weeks. Partial numbers may indicate that a flight may be seasonal or may take off at different times due to different operational factors.

Time Count
8pm 0.45
11pm 0
1pm 0.38
6pm 0.09
7am 0.52
3pm 0.22
10am 0.16
10pm 0.02
6am 0.41
9am 1.16
12pm 0.29
9pm 1.08
11am 0.66
8am 0.07
5pm 0.29
5am 1.84
2pm 0.16
7pm 0.38
4pm 1.61

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Seattle to Oakland that take off in a given month of the year. This number changes because some flights are seasonal, and almost all flights have uneven demand througout the year.

Month Count
January 312
February 280
March 303
April 304
May 315
June 293
July 304
August 316
September 306
October 317
November 292
December 297

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Seattle to Oakland that take off on a given day of the week. Some routes only have enough demand to sustain a few trips a week, while others have many flights a day. This number is also an average across the year, and hence may not be a whole number.

Day Count
Monday 10.73
Tuesday 10.77
Wednesday 10.75
Thursday 10.69
Friday 10.71
Saturday 7.48
Sunday 8.85

Flight per Airline (per Week) Flights By Airline Chart

How many times an airline flies this route in a week. Different factors play into how often a carrier chooses to fly a given route including it's need to connect disparate routes, and demand.

Airline Flights per Week
Southwest 1
Alaska 1

Flight Time By Time of Day Flight Time by Time of Day Chart

The total flight time varies by each hour of the day due to factors such as airport traffic. More flights leaving an airport may cause higher taxi in or taxi out times. See the description of the average timeline above for a deeper discussion of each of these times.

Time Taxi Out
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxi In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
8pm 13 96 5 116
11pm 17 91 3 111
1pm 20 96 5 122
6pm 13 94 6 115
7am 17 96 5 119
3pm 13 97 5 117
10am 25 96 5 127
10pm 14 99 7 121
6am 14 97 5 117
9am 18 98 5 122
12pm 19 96 4 122
9pm 18 97 5 122
11am 20 97 5 122
8am 19 99 5 125
5pm 14 97 5 116
5am 13 97 5 117
2pm 14 98 4 120
7pm 14 96 5 116
4pm 16 97 5 120
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.