The cheapest times to fly from PDX to NJF are

  • January 1st to May 6th (except the weeks of February 19th and March 19th)
  • September 10th to October 7th
  • November 5th to May 6th (except the weeks of December 17th, December 24th, February 19th, and March 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 NJF is early November. Prices can be as high as $5570 for Saturday flights during late July, or as low as $1383 for Wednesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Najaf

Flying from Portland, OR (PDX) to Al Najaf (NJF) will usually cost between $1534 to $2873 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $1575. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $2863. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1289 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1876 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PDX to NJF flight.

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

PDX to NJF Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PDX to NJF flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Portland. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.17, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to NJF, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into PDX. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Najaf, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Portland. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $390 (17%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1874. Return trip prices are from the NJF 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 NJF can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 13 hour 36 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 NJF while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Al Muthana Airport (BGW) in Baghdad

  • 93 miles (150 km) away from NJF
  • Usually 14.02% less expensive than NJF
  • 2-layover flights available

See PDX to BGW flights


Flight Hacking PDX to NJF

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 NJF — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Beirut (PDX > BEY > NJF)

  • Price for both tickets: $1332
  • Average savings: $544 (29.01%)

See PDX to BEY flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (PDX > JFK > NJF)

  • Price for both tickets: $1378
  • Average savings: $498 (26.53%)

See PDX to JFK flights

Hack #3: Kuwait (PDX > KWI > NJF)

  • Price for both tickets: $1453
  • Average savings: $423 (22.53%)

See PDX to KWI flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 20 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Air India, Air Serbia, Alaska, American, British Airways, CSA, Delta, Emirates, Gulf Air, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, MEA, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Al Najaf International Airport to Portland International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7014 miles or 11288 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PDX to NJF flight is about 13 hour 36 minutes.

How many flights go between Portland, OR and Al Najaf?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 12 available flights from PDX to NJF.


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 NJF
Destination airport name Al Najaf International Airport
City Al Najaf
Country Iraq
Latitude 32
Longitude 44.4


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