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Travel time from Oakland to Huntington Beach

Oakland to Huntington Beach airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Oakland to Huntington Beach? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Huntington Beach, you need to include time at the airports. Eventually, you'll be able to customize this itinerary to select other nearby airports and choose your preferred airline.

Thursday, -97:43 am:  start in Oakland
drive for about 113.5 hours
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 6:05 pm at the latest

5:10 pm:  San Francisco International (SFO)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 6:35 pm

5:40 pm:  get your boarding pass and go through TSA security
allow enough time for long security lines during busy travel seasons or holidays, and prepare for the wait time

6:40 pm:  arrive at the gate
once you're ready to board, you can get something to eat in the airport or just relax near the gate

7:10 pm:  prepare for boarding
check your boarding pass for your group number or listen to the gate agent as they announce boarding, some airlines require you to be in the boarding area 10-15 minutes before departure or risk losing your seat

7:25 pm:  board United Air Lines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

7:35 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but remember flights can be delayed, so take that into account
it takes the plane an average of 19 minutes to taxi to the runway

7:54 pm:  wheels up! take-off from SFO
fly for about 54 minutes in the air

5:48 pm (local time):  Los Angeles International (LAX)
Huntington Beach is 3 hours behind Oakland
so the time in Oakland is actually 8:48 pm
taxi on the runway for an average of 17 minutes to the gate

6:05 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at LAX
deboard the plane, and claim any baggage
if you're renting a car, check if you need to take a shuttle to car rental agency, otherwise you can ride in a cab, limo, or Uber for about 1.5 hours to your destination

7:37 pm (local time):  arrive in Huntington Beach

Now finally, let's look at an example flight from PIT to LAX and figure out how long it would take to fly including take-off and landing, and time to taxi on the runway.

So now we can finally get an idea of the total travel time from Oakland to Huntington Beach including time spent getting to/from the airports, an estimated wait time of 2 hours at the airport for TSA security lines and waiting at the gate, and the actual flight itself.

Total travel time: 122 hours

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Flying non-stop from Oakland to Huntington Beach

How far is Huntington Beach from Oakland? Here's the quick answer if you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line.

Flight distance: 2,137 miles or 3439 km

Flight time: 4 hours, 40 minutes

Compare this to a whole day of commercial travel with the airports and waiting in line for security, which ends up taking a total of 118 hours, 54 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 29.7x faster, and saves you about 115 hours in your total travel time.

Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula. For a long distance, this appears as a curve on the map, and this is often the route that commercial airlines will take so it's a good estimate of the frequent flyer miles you'll accumulate as well.

This is a fairly long flight, so unless you have a Gulfstream G650 or your own Boeing or Airbus, you might be booking a commercial flight. In that case, your travel time would really need to include how many minutes to get to your local airport, wait for security, board and taxi on the runway, land at the other airport, and get to your destination. The flight itinerary at the top of the page takes into account all these factors to get a more accurate estimate of your actual flight time.

Huntington Beach Airports
  1. John Wayne Airport
  2. Long Beach Airport
  3. Los Angeles International Airport
  4. LA/Ontario International Airport
  5. Bob Hope Airport

Best day of the week to fly to Huntington Beach

Looking at flights on United Air Lines Inc. from SFO to LAX, here's a breakdown of the number of flights available each day:

  • Sunday
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday

Based on these statistical results, we chose Thursday for the flight itinerary above.

Alternate flights from Oakland to Huntington Beach

Airlines that fly to Huntington Beach

We picked United Air Lines Inc. for your main flight, but there are other airlines that you should check if you're looking for the cheapest flight, or you need a different schedule. Check the websites of these airlines:

  1. United Air Lines Inc. (UA)
  2. Virgin America (VX)
  3. SkyWest Airlines Inc. (OO)
  4. Southwest Airlines Co. (WN)
  5. Delta Air Lines Inc. (DL)
  6. American Airlines Inc. (AA)

Plan a trip to Huntington Beach

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Huntington Beach, California. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Huntington Beach. If you're looking for a place to stay, you might want to check out Montage Laguna Beach. A great place to eat might be Mama D's Italy Kitchen. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Huntington Beach like Balboa Island. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Huntington Beach like Dog friendly restaurants? Click the button below to explore Huntington Beach in detail.

What about the return flight?

The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line. But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse flight itinerary to fly from Huntington Beach to Oakland, or go to the main page to calculate other flight times.

You can also compare the travel time if you were to drive instead. Get the full itinerary for a Oakland to Huntington Beach road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Oakland to Huntington Beach?

If you happen to know Oakland, don't forget to help other travelers and answer some questions about Oakland!

At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 2,137 miles
flight time of 4 hours, 40 minutes
Huntington Beach is 3 hours behind Oakland
2 Oakland travel answers
20 Huntington Beach travel answers

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