The cheapest times to fly from PDX to YWL are

  • August 6th to February 11th (except the weeks of December 10th and December 17th)

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 YWL is early November. Prices can be as high as $887 for Saturday flights during late May, or as low as $554 for Sunday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Williams Lake

Flying from Portland, OR (PDX) to Williams Lake (YWL) will usually cost between $554 to $759 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 $557. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late May, with an average price of $887. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $330 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $595 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PDX to YWL flight.

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

PDX to YWL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PDX to YWL 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 $0.81, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Sunday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays 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 $126 (19%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Sunday and returning a week later will cost an average of $585. Return trip prices are from the YWL 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 YWL can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 48 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 YWL while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Kamloops Airport (YKA) in Kamloops

  • 123 miles (198 km) away from YWL
  • Usually 31.68% less expensive than YWL
  • 1-layover flights available

See PDX to YKA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Williams Lake Airport to Portland International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 456 miles or 734 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PDX to YWL flight is about 1 hour 48 minutes.

How many flights go between Portland, OR and Williams Lake?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from PDX to YWL.


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 YWL
Destination airport name Williams Lake Airport
City Williams Lake
Country Canada
Latitude 52.2
Longitude -122.1


Other Resources

Flights to YWL

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