The cheapest times to fly from SAN to PDX are
- January 8th to March 4th
- May 28th to June 10th
- August 6th to November 18th
- early December
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 SAN to PDX is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $779 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $177 for Tuesday flights around late October to early November.
When to Fly to Portland
Flying from San Diego, CA (SAN) to Portland, OR (PDX) will usually cost between $184 to $343 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $190. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $364. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $174 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $227 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAN to PDX flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SAN to PDX route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the SAN to PDX flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from San Diego. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, which is far 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 $68 (25%) 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 $207. Return trip prices are from the PDX to SAN 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 SAN to PDX can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 40 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from SAN to PDX while comparing.
- 129 miles (208 km) away from PDX
- Usually 21.59% less expensive than PDX
- Nonstop flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from SAN to PDX? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Fiji Airways, Frontier, Singapore Airlines, Southwest, Spirit, Sun Country Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Portland International Airport to San Diego International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 933 miles or 1502 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from SAN to PDX?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop SAN to PDX flight is about 2 hour 40 minutes.
How many flights go between San Diego, CA and Portland, OR?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 82 available flights from SAN to PDX.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||San Diego International Airport|
|City||San Diego, CA|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Portland International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from SAN to PDX tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 29% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 24% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave PDX heading for SAN about 6 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Portland, OR is about 2 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Southwest: 7 minutes late
- Alaska: 5 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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