In Oakland International Airport, arrival gates are in both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. These Terminals are connected at post-security areas, which enables arriving passengers to go straight to connecting flights without repeating security checks. The baggage claim area can be found on the ground level of Terminal 1, where most of the arriving gates are located. There are also customs offices on the ground level of Terminal 1. If you have lost your belongings, you can find Lost and Found station in Terminal 1. To avoid losing items, you can label items with personal information such as your name, phone number, and address.

After going through the baggage claim area, travelers can exit the terminal to find a suitable transportation method towards their destination.