The cheapest times to fly from PDX to SPI are

  • January 1st to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 16th to May 6th
  • August 20th 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 SPI is early November. Prices can be as high as $788 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $379 for Tuesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Springfield

Flying from Portland, OR (PDX) to Springfield, IL (SPI) will usually cost between $384 to $632 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 $422. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $629. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $207 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $492 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PDX to SPI flight.

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

PDX to SPI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PDX to SPI 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 $0.18, 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 $146 (26%) 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 $417. Return trip prices are from the SPI 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 SPI 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 3 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 SPI while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: St Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) in St. Louis, MO

  • 84 miles (135 km) away from SPI
  • Usually 24.31% less expensive than SPI
  • Nonstop flights available

See PDX to STL flights

Destination alternative #2: General Downing – Peoria International Airport (PIA) in Peoria, IL

  • 57 miles (92 km) away from SPI
  • Usually 8.34% less expensive than SPI
  • 1-layover flights available

See PDX to PIA flights

Destination alternative #3: Quad City International Airport (MLI) in Moline, IL

  • 119 miles (192 km) away from SPI
  • Usually 4.17% less expensive than SPI
  • 1-layover flights available

See PDX to MLI flights

Destination alternative #4: Central Illinois Regional Airport (BMI) in Bloomington/Normal, IL

  • 59 miles (95 km) away from SPI
  • Usually 2.34% less expensive than SPI
  • 1-layover flights available

See PDX to BMI flights

Destination alternative #5: Decatur Airport (DEC) in Decatur, IL

  • 43 miles (69 km) away from SPI
  • Usually 1.42% less expensive than SPI
  • 1-layover flights available

See PDX to DEC flights


Flight Hacking PDX to SPI

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 SPI — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $480
  • Average savings: $12 (2.44%)

See PDX to ORD flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, SAS, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport to Portland International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1704 miles or 2742 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PDX to SPI flight is about 4 hour 3 minutes.

How many flights go between Portland, OR and Springfield, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 19 available flights from PDX to SPI.


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 SPI
Destination airport name Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport
City Springfield, IL
Country the United States
Latitude 39.8
Longitude -89.7


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