The cheapest times to fly from PDX to SLC are
- January 1st to February 11th
- May 14th to June 10th
- August 13th to November 18th
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 SLC is late October. Prices can be as high as $661 for Thursday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $207 for Tuesday flights around late October.
When to Fly to Salt Lake City
Flying from Portland, OR (PDX) to Salt Lake City, UT (SLC) will usually cost between $231 to $318 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 $244. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $362. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $119 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $261 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PDX to SLC flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the PDX to SLC route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the PDX to SLC 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 $0.26, which is below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SLC, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into PDX. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Salt Lake City, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Portland. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $37 (13%) 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 $246. Return trip prices are from the SLC 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 SLC can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 7 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from PDX to SLC? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Fiji Airways, Frontier, JetBlue, Singapore Airlines, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Salt Lake City International Airport to Portland International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 629 miles or 1012 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from PDX to SLC?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop PDX to SLC flight is about 2 hour 7 minutes.
How many flights go between Portland, OR and Salt Lake City, UT?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 57 available flights from PDX to SLC.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Portland International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Salt Lake City International Airport|
|City||Salt Lake City, UT|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from PDX to SLC tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 14% 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 SLC heading for PDX about 3 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Salt Lake City, UT is about on time. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Delta: 4 minutes late
- SkyWest: 2 minutes late
- Alaska: 4 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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