The cheapest times to fly from PDX to SLK are

  • January 1st to March 11th
  • April 16th to April 29th
  • August 27th 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 SLK is early October. Prices can be as high as $1481 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $506 for Tuesday flights around early October.


When to Fly to Saranac Lake

Flying from Portland, OR (PDX) to Saranac Lake/Lake Placid, NY (SLK) will usually cost between $536 to $914 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early October with an average ticket price of $529. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $912. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $383 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $705 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PDX to SLK flight.

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

PDX to SLK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PDX to SLK flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Portland. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.19, which is 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 $101 (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 $665. Return trip prices are from the SLK 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 SLK can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 10 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 SLK while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Burlington International Airport (BTV) in Burlington, VT

  • 52 miles (84 km) away from SLK
  • Usually 38.54% less expensive than SLK
  • 1-layover flights available

See PDX to BTV flights

Destination alternative #2: Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR) in Syracuse, NY

  • 129 miles (208 km) away from SLK
  • Usually 41.52% less expensive than SLK
  • 1-layover flights available

See PDX to SYR flights

Destination alternative #3: Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) in Montreal

  • 78 miles (126 km) away from SLK
  • Usually 37.97% less expensive than SLK
  • 1-layover flights available

See PDX to YUL flights

Destination alternative #4: Albany International Airport (ALB) in Albany, NY

  • 115 miles (185 km) away from SLK
  • Usually 31.01% less expensive than SLK
  • 1-layover flights available

See PDX to ALB flights

Destination alternative #5: Ottawa Macdonald Cartier International Airport (YOW) in Ottawa

  • 97 miles (156 km) away from SLK
  • Usually 28.32% less expensive than SLK
  • 1-layover flights available

See PDX to YOW flights

Destination alternative #6: Watertown International Airport (ART) in Watertown, NY

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from SLK
  • Usually 27.89% less expensive than SLK
  • 1-layover flights available

See PDX to ART flights


Flight Hacking PDX to SLK

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 SLK — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Boston, MA (PDX > BOS > SLK)

  • Price for both tickets: $616
  • Average savings: $89 (12.56%)

See PDX to BOS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Cape Air, Delta, JetBlue, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Adirondack Regional Airport to Portland International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2329 miles or 3748 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PDX to SLK flight is about 5 hour 10 minutes.

How many flights go between Portland, OR and Saranac Lake/Lake Placid, NY?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 23 available flights from PDX to SLK.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeSLK
Destination airport nameAdirondack Regional Airport
CitySaranac Lake/Lake Placid, NY
Countrythe United States


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