The cheapest times to fly from SFO to PDX are
- January 1st to March 4th
- August 6th to November 18th
- December 3rd to December 16th
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 SFO to PDX is mid to late August. Prices can be as high as $518 for Sunday flights during mid May, or as low as $117 for Tuesday flights around mid to late August.
When to Fly to Portland
Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Portland, OR (PDX) will usually cost between $126 to $252 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late August with an average ticket price of $147. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid May, with an average price of $281. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $134 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $210 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to PDX flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SFO to PDX route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the SFO to PDX flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from San Francisco. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.24, 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 $43 (19%) 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 $181. Return trip prices are from the PDX to SFO 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 SFO to PDX can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 58 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 SFO to PDX while comparing.
- 129 miles (208 km) away from PDX
- Usually 22.14% less expensive than PDX
- Nonstop flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from SFO 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, JetBlue, Singapore Airlines, Southwest, Sun Country Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Portland International Airport to San Francisco International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 551 miles or 887 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from SFO to PDX?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to PDX flight is about 1 hour 58 minutes.
How many flights go between San Francisco, CA and Portland, OR?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 49 available flights from SFO to PDX.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||San Francisco International Airport|
|City||San Francisco, CA|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Portland International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from SFO to PDX tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 24% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 33% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave PDX heading for SFO about 7 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Portland, OR is about on time. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- SkyWest: 25 minutes late
- United: 7 minutes late
- Alaska: 7 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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