The cheapest times to fly from PDX to FWA are

  • January 1st to March 11th
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • August 20th to December 16th (except the weeks of October 8th, 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 PDX to FWA is early December. Prices can be as high as $1057 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $322 for Tuesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Fort Wayne

Flying from Portland, OR (PDX) to Fort Wayne, IN (FWA) will usually cost between $362 to $660 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $405. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $659. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $254 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $494 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PDX to FWA flight.

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

PDX to FWA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PDX to FWA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Portland. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.16, 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 $157 (27%) 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 $420. Return trip prices are from the FWA 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 FWA 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 23 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 FWA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Indianapolis International Airport (IND) in Indianapolis, IN

  • 105 miles (169 km) away from FWA
  • Usually 26.32% less expensive than FWA
  • 1-layover flights available

See PDX to IND flights

Destination alternative #2: Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport (DTW) in Detroit, MI

  • 128 miles (206 km) away from FWA
  • Usually 19.23% less expensive than FWA
  • Nonstop flights available

See PDX to DTW flights

Destination alternative #3: John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) in Columbus, OH

  • 139 miles (224 km) away from FWA
  • Usually 23.58% less expensive than FWA
  • 1-layover flights available

See PDX to CMH flights

Destination alternative #4: Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport (AZO) in Kalamazoo, MI

  • 89 miles (143 km) away from FWA
  • Usually 13.16% less expensive than FWA
  • 1-layover flights available

See PDX to AZO flights

Destination alternative #5: Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) in Chicago, IL

  • 144 miles (232 km) away from FWA
  • Usually 18.83% less expensive than FWA
  • Nonstop flights available

See PDX to MDW flights

Destination alternative #6: Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) in Cincinnati, OH

  • 136 miles (219 km) away from FWA
  • Usually 18.22% less expensive than FWA
  • 1-layover flights available

See PDX to CVG flights


Flight Hacking PDX to FWA

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 FWA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Chicago, IL (PDX > ORD > FWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $494
  • Average savings: $1 (0.1%)

See PDX to ORD flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Fort Wayne International Airport to Portland International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1890 miles or 3042 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PDX to FWA flight is about 4 hour 23 minutes.

How many flights go between Portland, OR and Fort Wayne, IN?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 69 available flights from PDX to FWA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codePDX
Origination airport namePortland International Airport
CityPortland, OR
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeFWA
Destination airport nameFort Wayne International Airport
CityFort Wayne, IN
Countrythe United States


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