The cheapest times to fly from SJC to PDX are
- January 1st to February 25th
- July 30th to December 16th (except the weeks of November 19th and November 26th)
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 SJC to PDX is mid October. Prices can be as high as $442 for Sunday flights during late March, or as low as $141 for Tuesday flights around mid October.
When to Fly to Portland
Flying from San Jose, CA (SJC) to Portland, OR (PDX) will usually cost between $147 to $261 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid October with an average ticket price of $146. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late March, with an average price of $251. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $106 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $187 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SJC to PDX flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SJC to PDX route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the SJC to PDX flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from San Jose. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.2, which is below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to PDX, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into SJC. 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 $42 (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 $172. Return trip prices are from the PDX to SJC 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 SJC 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 0 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 SJC to PDX while comparing.
- 129 miles (208 km) away from PDX
- Usually 10.70% less expensive than PDX
- Nonstop flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from SJC to PDX? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, JetBlue, Singapore Airlines, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Portland International Airport to Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 569 miles or 916 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from SJC to PDX?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop SJC to PDX flight is about 2 hour 0 minutes.
How many flights go between San Jose, CA and Portland, OR?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 81 available flights from SJC to PDX.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport|
|City||San Jose, CA|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Portland International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from SJC to PDX tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 21% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 29% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave PDX heading for SJC about 3 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Portland, OR is about 1 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Southwest: 3 minutes late
- Alaska: 2 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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