The cheapest times to fly from CIU to PDX are

  • January 1st to March 11th
  • August 27th to December 9th (except the weeks of November 19th and November 26th)

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 CIU to PDX is late January. Prices can be as high as $1184 for Sunday flights during early August, or as low as $340 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Portland

Flying from Sault Ste. Marie, MI (CIU) to Portland, OR (PDX) will usually cost between $360 to $764 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 $391. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $792. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $400 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $532 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CIU to PDX flight.

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

CIU to PDX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CIU to PDX flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Sault Ste. Marie. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.18, which is 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 $130 (22%) 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 $473. Return trip prices are from the PDX to CIU 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 CIU to PDX can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 15 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 CIU to PDX while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Seattle/Tacoma International Airport (SEA) in Seattle, WA

  • 129 miles (208 km) away from PDX
  • Usually 0.38% less expensive than PDX
  • 1-layover flights available

See CIU to SEA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 2 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, Delta, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Portland International Airport to Chippewa County International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1815 miles or 2921 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CIU to PDX flight is about 4 hour 15 minutes.

How many flights go between Sault Ste. Marie, MI and Portland, OR?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 20 available flights from CIU to PDX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CIU
Origination airport name Chippewa County International Airport
City Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Country the United States
Latitude 46.3
Longitude -84.5

Return Airport

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


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