The cheapest times to fly from PDX to UKB are

  • January 8th to May 13th (except the weeks of March 19th and April 30th)
  • August 27th to October 7th
  • November 5th to December 9th (except the week of November 19th)

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 UKB is early April. Prices can be as high as $1901 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $857 for Tuesday flights around early April.


When to Fly to Kobe

Flying from Portland, OR (PDX) to Kobe Honshu Island (UKB) will usually cost between $874 to $1423 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early April with an average ticket price of $943. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1505. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $563 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1093 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PDX to UKB flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the PDX to UKB route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

PDX to UKB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PDX to UKB flight is priced close to the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Portland. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, 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. Saturdays 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 $267 (20%) 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 $1006. Return trip prices are from the UKB to PDX flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from PDX to UKB can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 7 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from PDX to UKB while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Osaka International Airport (ITM) in Osaka

  • 16 miles (26 km) away from UKB
  • Usually 6.59% less expensive than UKB
  • 1-layover flights available

See PDX to ITM flights

Destination alternative #2: Kansai International Airport (KIX) in Osaka

  • 14 miles (23 km) away from UKB
  • Usually 6.40% less expensive than UKB
  • 1-layover flights available

See PDX to KIX flights


Flight Hacking PDX to UKB

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from PDX to UKB — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Las Vegas, NV (PDX > LAS > UKB)

  • Price for both tickets: $943
  • Average savings: $151 (13.77%)

See PDX to LAS flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (PDX > LAX > UKB)

  • Price for both tickets: $1036
  • Average savings: $58 (5.26%)

See PDX to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from PDX to UKB? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Alaska, American, ANA, Delta, Fiji Airways, Hawaiian, JAL, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Kobe Airport to Portland International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5075 miles or 8167 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from PDX to UKB?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PDX to UKB flight is about 10 hour 7 minutes.

How many flights go between Portland, OR and Kobe Honshu Island?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 15 available flights from PDX to UKB.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code PDX
Origination airport name Portland International Airport
City Portland, OR
Country the United States
Latitude 45.6
Longitude -122.6

Return Airport

Destination code UKB
Destination airport name Kobe Airport
City Kobe Honshu Island
Country Japan
Latitude 34.6
Longitude 135.2


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