Oakland is connected to the San Francisco area by the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) system. This enables visitors to Oakland to easily travel to and from San Francisco. BART stations are located at several convenient Oakland stops; call 510-465-2278 for route and fair information.
Oakland International is located just a few miles south of downtown Oakland and offers flights to dozens of destinations. San Francisco International Airport is the other major nearby hub, across the bay on the San Francisco peninsula.
Metropolitan Oakland International Airport
- 4 miles S from Oakland
- 1 miles W from Concord
Hayward Executive Airport
- 2 miles W from Hayward
Livermore Municipal Airport
- 3 miles W from Livermore
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Oakland is located in west central California, across the bay from San Francisco. I-80 approaches the area from the northeast, while I-580 and I-880 are major traffic conductors through the area. Oakland is 82 miles southwest of Sacramento, 180 miles northwest of Fresno, and 370 miles north of Los Angeles.