The cheapest times to fly from SLC to PDX are
- January 1st to February 4th
- May 14th to June 10th
- August 13th 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 SLC to PDX is mid October. Prices can be as high as $677 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $207 for Wednesday flights around mid October.
When to Fly to Portland
Flying from Salt Lake City, UT (SLC) to Portland, OR (PDX) will usually cost between $231 to $308 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 $247. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $330. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $83 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $263 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SLC to PDX flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SLC to PDX route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the SLC to PDX flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Salt Lake City. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.26, which is below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to PDX, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into SLC. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Portland, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Salt Lake City. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $37 (13%) on this flight.
Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $243. Return trip prices are from the PDX to SLC 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 SLC 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 7 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 SLC to PDX while comparing.
- 129 miles (208 km) away from PDX
- Usually 3.62% less expensive than PDX
- Nonstop flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from SLC to PDX? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Fiji Airways, Frontier, JetBlue, Singapore Airlines, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Portland International Airport to Salt Lake City International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 629 miles or 1012 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from SLC to PDX?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop SLC to PDX flight is about 2 hour 7 minutes.
How many flights go between Salt Lake City, UT and Portland, OR?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 76 available flights from SLC to PDX.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Salt Lake City International Airport|
|City||Salt Lake City, UT|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Portland International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from SLC to PDX tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 17% 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 SLC about 8 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:
- Delta: 12 minutes late
- SkyWest: 1 minutes early
- Alaska: 2 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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