The cheapest times to fly from PDX to SJC are
- August 6th to February 25th (except the weeks of November 19th, November 26th, and December 24th)
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 SJC is late October. Prices can be as high as $787 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $141 for Wednesday flights around late October.
When to Fly to San Jose
Flying from Portland, OR (PDX) to San Jose, CA (SJC) will usually cost between $147 to $266 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $146. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $457. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $311 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $188 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PDX to SJC flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the PDX to SJC route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the PDX to SJC 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 $0.21, which is below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SJC, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into PDX. 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 $42 (19%) 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 $182. Return trip prices are from the SJC to PDX flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from PDX to SJC can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 0 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from PDX to SJC? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, JetBlue, Singapore Airlines, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport to Portland International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 569 miles or 916 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from PDX to SJC?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop PDX to SJC flight is about 2 hour 0 minutes.
How many flights go between Portland, OR and San Jose, CA?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 52 available flights from PDX to SJC.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Portland International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport|
|City||San Jose, CA|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from PDX to SJC tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 18% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 28% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave SJC heading for PDX about 2 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in San Jose, CA is about on time. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Southwest: 4 minutes late
- Alaska: on time
- Some airlines not reporting
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