Oakland International Airport (OAK) Guide
Directions & Transportation
- There are taxi's available from Veteran?s Cab and Friendly Cab.
- AirBART and AC Transit are the buses which run between the airport and the BART Oakland Coliseum rail station. Line N has an hourly service running at night between the airport and downtown Oakland and downtown San Francisco.
- There are a couple of options available to travellers for driving to the airport. These include taxi's, busses and rental cars.
- Airport Info:
- There are information desks, which are centerally located in both terminals. Should you require any assistance, the number to contact is, Tel: 510 563 2721.
- There is a left- luggage and lost property facility located in terminal 1. The number to contact, should you require any assistance is, Tel: 510 577 4095.
- The airport is equipped with ATM's which are located in both terminals.
- More Services:
- The airport has a paramedic service which is available in the case of an emergency.
- Eating & Drinking:
- There are retail stores available in both terminals, these include East Bay Trading Company, See's Candy, www.news&gifts.com, The Gifted Traveler and also available is the Oakland Duty Free shop located in Terminal 1.
- The airport is equipped with many different, restaurants, bars and cafe's. These include Bay Bridge Bar & Deli, Round Table Pizza, Juice It Up, Your Black Muslim Bakery, 360° Gourmet Burritos and many more.
- Business Facilities:
- Located in Terminal 1 at gate 9 and in Terminal 2 at gate 20, you will find full-service business centre's which are know as Laptop Lane. It features full-service business facilities which range from small boardrooms to a theatre style venue that can accommodate up to 810 people. It also has a high-speed Internet connection available, as well as a courtesy shuttle bus which serves the airport.
- Disabled Facilities:
- The airport has lifts and ramps, which are available where necessary. Passengers who require wheelchair assistance, are recommended to contact their individual airlines in advance. There is disabled parking, which is located conveniently close to the building, available in the hourly and daily parking areas.
- Airlines Served:
- Alaska Airlines, Alegro, Aloha Airlines, America West, American Airlines Cargo, Amerijet, Continental, Delta Air Lines, Evergreen Int´l, Fedex, Jet Blue Airlines, Mexicana, Southwest, Suntrips, United Airlines, United Parcel Service.
- Airport Taxes:
- Airport departure tax is usually included in the ticket price. Enquire at the time of ticketing.
- Activities near the Airport:
- Oakland Museum of California - If you have a couple of hours to waste, you can take a trip downtown and check out this really nice museum. The museum has a good exhibit of California history, which includes the Beat Generation. Heinhold's First and Last Chance Saloon - Located in Oakland central, this slanting, tiny bar which was built in 1883 from the hull of a whaling ship, is the perfect place to visit should you have some time to spare. Joaquin Miller Park - Located above East Oakland, this is one of the most easily accessible hilltop parks in Oakland. The house of the famous poet, Joaquin Miller, still stands today, as well as the thousands of trees and plants which he planted during the 1870's.
- Other Interesting Information:
- Oakland International airport is owned by the Port of Oakland, which is moving forward with the Airport Development Program. The program consists of a large amount of improvement to which it aims at comfortably accommodating 13.8 million passengers and one million tons of cargo annually. The expected completion date for the facility and roadway improvements is in 2007.