The cheapest times to fly from PDX to ANC are

  • January 15th to February 18th
  • March 26th to April 15th
  • August 6th to December 9th (except the week of 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 PDX to ANC is early to mid August. Prices can be as high as $692 for Friday flights during late February and early March, or as low as $206 for Tuesday flights around early to mid August.


When to Fly to Anchorage

Flying from Portland, OR (PDX) to Anchorage, AK (ANC) will usually cost between $246 to $425 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid August with an average ticket price of $243. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late February and early March, with an average price of $449. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $206 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $333 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PDX to ANC flight.

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

PDX to ANC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PDX to ANC 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 $0.13, 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. Fridays 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 $21 (6%) 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 $328. Return trip prices are from the ANC 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 ANC can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 45 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Emirates, Fiji Airways, JetBlue, Singapore Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport to Portland International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1539 miles or 2477 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PDX to ANC flight is about 3 hour 45 minutes.

How many flights go between Portland, OR and Anchorage, AK?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 73 available flights from PDX to ANC.


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 ANC
Destination airport name Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
City Anchorage, AK
Country the United States
Latitude 61.2
Longitude -150


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from PDX to ANC tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 22% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 39% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave ANC heading for PDX about 6 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Anchorage, AK is about 1 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • JetBlue: 25 minutes late
  • Alaska: 1 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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