The cheapest times to fly from PDX to LAX are
- January 1st to March 11th (except the week of February 12th)
- April 16th to May 6th
- August 27th to November 18th
based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from PDX to LAX is late January. Prices can be as high as $442 for Sunday flights during mid March, or as low as $132 for Tuesday flights around late January.
When to Fly to Los Angeles
Flying from Portland, OR (PDX) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $136 to $260 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $136. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid March, with an average price of $313. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $177 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $157 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PDX to LAX flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the PDX to LAX route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the PDX to LAX flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Portland. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $49 (24%) on this flight.
Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $151. Return trip prices are from the LAX to PDX flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from PDX to LAX can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 29 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from PDX to LAX? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Singapore Airlines, Southwest, Spirit, Sun Country Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Los Angeles International Airport to Portland International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 834 miles or 1342 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from PDX to LAX?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop PDX to LAX flight is about 2 hour 29 minutes.
How many flights go between Portland, OR and Los Angeles, CA?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 92 available flights from PDX to LAX.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Portland International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Los Angeles International Airport|
|City||Los Angeles, CA|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from PDX to LAX tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 18% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 26% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave LAX heading for PDX about 3 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Los Angeles, CA is about on time. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Southwest: on time
- Delta: 6 minutes late
- SkyWest: 2 minutes early
- Alaska: 3 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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