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Low Season:
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Best time to beat the crowds
3%
expected price decrease
High Season:
December
Most popular time to fly
2%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$1255
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$505
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Portland to Los Angeles

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $504 or less.
The cheapest flight from Portland to Los Angeles was found 87 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 9% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Portland to Los Angeles Flights

How long does a flight from Portland to Los Angeles take?
An average nonstop flight takes 2h 22m, covering a distance of 834 miles.
How many flights are there between Portland and Los Angeles?
There are 1,204 (nonstop) flights between Portland and Los Angeles per week, averaging 176 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Portland to Los Angeles?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($142), Frontier ($144) and Alaska Airlines ($147).
Do I need a passport to fly between Portland and Los Angeles?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Portland and Los Angeles?
Alaska Airlines (19 times daily), Delta (14 times daily), Korean Air (14 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Portland to Los Angeles?
For Portland to Los Angeles, Saturday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from Los Angeles back to Portland, the best deals are generally found on Monday, with Thursday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from Portland to Los Angeles (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Portland
$142
only
$142
Destination
Los Angeles
$142
only
$142
Sat, Feb 10
PDX
LAX
2h 25m
Sat, Mar 3
LAX
PDX
2h 27m
Trip: 22 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Jan 31
PDX
LAX
9h 36m
Sat, Feb 24
LAX
PDX
9h 01m
Trip: 25 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33589 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
IAD
MCO
Mediocre 2.0

Unorganized, confusing boarding, confusion with seating, unbelievable lines while checking bags. Literally the only redeeming factor was the price.

CLE
MCO
Mediocre 2.3

enough space to move around

I dislike that once I got to the airport in Cleveland before boarding schools go to Orlando they charge me $45 for a suitcase that if I would have painted with my ticket it would have been $25 and that's what it told me I had to pay at the airport if I wasn't going to pay it with my ticket it was only $25 not $45 so they charge me $45 and then when I went to board the plane to go in they tried to charge me $45 for a backpack that fits under the seat and wasn't a carry on then they charge like $3 for a can of soda I don't think I'll ever recommend Frontier to anyone or I would never travel again with them that is ridiculous being a disabled person and being taken advantage of is unacceptable

RDU
MCO
Mediocre 3.3

The dirt cheap, I can't believe an airline can operate at this low an airfare and still turn a profit-ticket prices

The hidden checked-baggage fees that were almost half the cost of the actual ticket for one bag. The non reclining seats. The lack of legroom. The feeling of cattle being herded into a slaughterhouse. The lack of friendliness with the RDU and MCO gate/ticket counter agents. The cost of having to pay $12 to ensure I sit beside my 5 year old son on the flight. Besides a free seat belt, having to pay for everything else under the sun. Surprised AC was free. Not even an in-flight magazine or barf bag. Which is exactly what I feel like doing after giving you my money......

ISP
TPA
Mediocre 2.3

In flight crew was cordial, warm, professional

Everything else was a sh*tshow: bad information, confused and angry employees, flight was 7-hours late

OMA
MCO
Excellent 8.0

Nice flight. Arrived early.

4.99 for a can of coke???

Sat, Feb 10
PDX
LAX
2h 33m
Fri, Feb 23
LAX
PDX
2h 28m
Trip: 14 days
8.6ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 366 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
PDX
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Lost luggage

PDX
LAX
Excellent 10.0

We love Alaska Airlines! Smooth flights! Perfect snack selection of all natural gummy bears, almonds, and fig bar for premium class, and love the in flight entertainment. Good job guys!

PDX
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Is wash very good

PDX
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

I fell and broke my collarbone, called to change my ticket and no one would help me. Terrible customer service.

PDX
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Just want to say how much I truly appreciate the wifi that made it possible for me to message with family during this emergency travel! And then the ability to watch a free movie to pass the time with the in air app was just above and beyond! I was extremely grateful! I ❤️ Alaskan Airlines!!

Wed, Feb 14
PDX
LAX
2h 27m
Mon, Feb 26
LAX
PDX
2h 32m
Trip: 13 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 26 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
PDX
LAX
Good 7.6

in economy class

very hard seats with not enough legroom.

PDX
LAX
Mediocre 2.3

Nothing

Waiting at PDX for hours and being ignored by Delta.

PDX
LAX
Good 6.8

The ground staff at check in was excellent. She was extremely helpful. The flight was on time.

Boarding was a scramble. The amount of hand luggage people were allowed to bring on board was excessive and the overheads were crammed full.

PDX
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Better seats

The seats

PDX
LAX
Good 6.6

TSA Pre-check info not loaded on flight from LAX to PDX.

Sun, Mar 11
PDX
LAX
2h 38m
Thu, Mar 22
LAX
PDX
2h 39m
Trip: 11 days
9.6ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 9.6 Excellent
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.7
SFO
PSP
Excellent 10.0

Virgin is the bomb - from the minute you enter check in @ airport, to boarding, to flight attendants' care, to the hilarious, creative yet helpful Virgin rap/choreographed safety video! I've also always loved flying Alaska Airlines, finding them another special airline that manages to make flying pleasant - in an era when it most often isn't, anymoret. So this merger is interesting & so far, so good

The flights to and from were completely full and I felt a bit crowded in my seat - but that's the price one pays for picking popular dates, times and destinations. The in flight entertainment and food/drink options help smooth any ruffled feathers : )

DCA
DAL
Excellent 9.6

Comfortable seats, roomy, free entertainment. What wasn’t there to like!

Nothing

SFO
DAL
Excellent 10.0

Left on time, comfy seats, good entertainment options

Could have had snacks

JFK
LAX
Mediocre 3.3

No snacks offered on a 6+ hour flight (unless we were willing to pay a over $5 for a bag of chips), no complimentary headphones, no pillows. The airplane smelled funny, the seats weren't comfortable and there was no wi-fi. From LAX to JFK I flew JetBlue and had complimentary wi-fi the entire flight. I flew with a toddler and found the lack of children's programing disappointing - and the handheld keypad was broken on one of our chairs. Flight attendants gave me the wrong information about carry-on sizes when boarding my flight and said the size they allow changes based on how full the flight is. What? Overall, VERY disappointing.

SFO
BOS
Excellent 10.0

smoothest flight i've ever been on

Wed, Feb 7
PDX
LAX
18h 24m
Sat, Feb 10
LAX
PDX
9h 01m
Trip: 4 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33589 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
OMA
MCO
Excellent 8.0

Nice flight. Arrived early.

4.99 for a can of coke???

DEN
DCA
Excellent 8.0

Time management

Service

IAD
MCO
Mediocre 2.0

Unorganized, confusing boarding, confusion with seating, unbelievable lines while checking bags. Literally the only redeeming factor was the price.

ATL
LAS
Good 6.0

The crew was very friendly.

The seats were close together and not very comfortable. No entertainment, for example a movie for a 4 hour flight. You have to pay for everything. Only thing complimentary is water.

DEN
RNO
Excellent 8.6

Easy flight with good price.

No one takes cash anymore! Have to pay for all snacks! Not alot of room for broad shoulders.

Tue, Feb 6
PDX
LAX
2h 27m
Sat, Feb 10
LAX
PDX
9h 01m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Feb 13
PDX
LAX
2h 32m
Fri, Feb 23
LAX
PDX
2h 28m
Trip: 11 days
8.6ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 366 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
PDX
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Just want to say how much I truly appreciate the wifi that made it possible for me to message with family during this emergency travel! And then the ability to watch a free movie to pass the time with the in air app was just above and beyond! I was extremely grateful! I ❤️ Alaskan Airlines!!

PDX
LAX
Excellent 10.0

We love Alaska Airlines! Smooth flights! Perfect snack selection of all natural gummy bears, almonds, and fig bar for premium class, and love the in flight entertainment. Good job guys!

PDX
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Lovely flight. Got to sleep all the way.

Of course sleeping all the way means I missed out on all those wonderful in-flight free snacks and delicious hot coffee. Not.

PDX
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Good

PDX
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

They lost our luggage and can’t find it

Thu, Feb 22
PDX
LAX
2h 22m
Thu, Mar 8
LAX
PDX
2h 35m
Trip: 15 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 26 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
PDX
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Crew fantastic

PDX
LAX
Mediocre 2.3

Nothing

Waiting at PDX for hours and being ignored by Delta.

PDX
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

none of it

It was Terrible I will never do it again

PDX
LAX
Good 6.8

The ground staff at check in was excellent. She was extremely helpful. The flight was on time.

Boarding was a scramble. The amount of hand luggage people were allowed to bring on board was excessive and the overheads were crammed full.

PDX
LAX
Excellent 8.0

I liked the in-flight service and the complimentary snacks and drinks despite the short trip.

I did not like that there was not enough room for our 50L Osprey backpacks to be placed under the seats.

Mon, Mar 12
PDX
LAX
2h 39m
Thu, Mar 22
LAX
PDX
2h 39m
Trip: 11 days
9.6ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 9.6 Excellent
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.7
IAD
SFO
Okay 4.0

Flight itself was fine

Delay made everything a lot less comfortable (loss of sleep, time spent in airport, no warning given ahead of time, etc)

LAX
EWR
Excellent 9.3

The Crew was absolutely wonderful. They understood that I hadn’t shown in many years and were very sensitive to that. I recommend Virgin America highly

Nothing

SFO
BOS
Excellent 10.0

smoothest flight i've ever been on

SFO
JFK
Good 7.2

Smooth boarding and early departure. no announcemnents and low lights over night

For the long flight there were no snacks offered or complimentary meal. I had that on my way out to the west coast on Delta. Audio didn't work for me but the crew was able to report and I got a coupon back for that issue.

SFO
JFK
Okay 5.6

Smooth boarding and plenty of entertainment options.

The flight crew seemed uninterested, not greeting readily when boarding or deporting. A 6 hour flight and had 1 quick refreshment pass through the entire time. Not even more water. Rarely passing through the cabin. Usually sitting in back reading or using their electronic devices. Was same on the return trip 5 days later.

Sat, Feb 10
PDX
LAX
18h 24m
Wed, Feb 21
LAX
PDX
14h 36m
Trip: 12 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33589 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
OMA
MCO
Excellent 8.0

Nice flight. Arrived early.

4.99 for a can of coke???

MCO
OMA
Excellent 8.0

Nice flight. No issues. Flight staff was great.

Front desk check in guy in Orlando was a bit shady. Asked that we pay for our check-in bags with cash and wanted 10$ cash to put our seats together. I did not give him cash and had to ask for a reciept for the checked bags. We were 4 hours early for check in.

ONT
AUS
Excellent 9.5

The crew were kind and efficient and the planes were clean and well maintained.

No entertainment on the flights, but that is to be expected for the price.

IAD
MCO
Mediocre 2.0

Unorganized, confusing boarding, confusion with seating, unbelievable lines while checking bags. Literally the only redeeming factor was the price.

ISP
TPA
Mediocre 2.3

In flight crew was cordial, warm, professional

Everything else was a sh*tshow: bad information, confused and angry employees, flight was 7-hours late

Thu, Feb 8
PDX
LAX
2h 33m
Sat, Feb 10
LAX
PDX
9h 01m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Feb 21
PDX
LAX
2h 33m
Wed, Mar 7
LAX
PDX
2h 26m
Trip: 15 days
8.6ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 366 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
PDX
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Lost luggage

PDX
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Is wash very good

PDX
LAX
Excellent 10.0

I liked everything

PDX
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Just want to say how much I truly appreciate the wifi that made it possible for me to message with family during this emergency travel! And then the ability to watch a free movie to pass the time with the in air app was just above and beyond! I was extremely grateful! I ❤️ Alaskan Airlines!!

PDX
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Was on a spirit air flight that was cancelled. Should have booked with Alaska all along but now I've learned my lesson. ;)

Fri, Feb 23
PDX
LAX
2h 25m
Sat, Mar 3
LAX
PDX
2h 35m
Trip: 9 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 26 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
PDX
LAX
Mediocre 2.3

Nothing

Waiting at PDX for hours and being ignored by Delta.

PDX
LAX
Excellent 8.0

I liked the in-flight service and the complimentary snacks and drinks despite the short trip.

I did not like that there was not enough room for our 50L Osprey backpacks to be placed under the seats.

PDX
LAX
Okay 5.0

Flight was ontime taking off and arriving and was a smooth flight. Security and gate area at PDX was very easy to navigate and not too crowded.

Seats are very tight pitch, uncomfortable. No amenities were provided. Also, I prefer Southwest-style boarding (no assigned seats).

PDX
LAX
Good 6.6

TSA Pre-check info not loaded on flight from LAX to PDX.

PDX
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

none of it

It was Terrible I will never do it again

Tue, Mar 13
PDX
LAX
2h 39m
Thu, Mar 22
LAX
PDX
2h 39m
Trip: 10 days
9.6ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 9.6 Excellent
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.7
SEA
SFO
Good 7.6

All else was pretty good

BOS
SFO
Excellent 9.2

Boarded on time. Simple flight. Landed a bit early. Service was good.

Entertainment system cuts out fairly frequently. Shame Virgin America being absorbed into Alaska Alrlines.

SFO
JFK
Good 7.2

Smooth boarding and early departure. no announcemnents and low lights over night

For the long flight there were no snacks offered or complimentary meal. I had that on my way out to the west coast on Delta. Audio didn't work for me but the crew was able to report and I got a coupon back for that issue.

DCA
DAL
Excellent 9.6

Comfortable seats, roomy, free entertainment. What wasn’t there to like!

Nothing

SFO
JFK
Okay 5.6

Smooth boarding and plenty of entertainment options.

The flight crew seemed uninterested, not greeting readily when boarding or deporting. A 6 hour flight and had 1 quick refreshment pass through the entire time. Not even more water. Rarely passing through the cabin. Usually sitting in back reading or using their electronic devices. Was same on the return trip 5 days later.

Sat, Feb 24
PDX
LAX
9h 36m
Fri, Mar 2
LAX
PDX
12h 09m
Trip: 7 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33589 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
IAD
MCO
Mediocre 2.0

Unorganized, confusing boarding, confusion with seating, unbelievable lines while checking bags. Literally the only redeeming factor was the price.

DEN
DCA
Excellent 8.0

Time management

Service

MIA
LGA
Mediocre 2.0

if you have a hard engagement that you have to make, i hate to say it, but use a bigger airline. These guys are not dependable nyc -> miami. Have had 2 flights cancelled and delayed over 6 hours in the last 6 months. Only one scheduled flight everyday. If you can risk it, fine, but otherwise not worth it.

CLE
MCO
Mediocre 2.3

enough space to move around

I dislike that once I got to the airport in Cleveland before boarding schools go to Orlando they charge me $45 for a suitcase that if I would have painted with my ticket it would have been $25 and that's what it told me I had to pay at the airport if I wasn't going to pay it with my ticket it was only $25 not $45 so they charge me $45 and then when I went to board the plane to go in they tried to charge me $45 for a backpack that fits under the seat and wasn't a carry on then they charge like $3 for a can of soda I don't think I'll ever recommend Frontier to anyone or I would never travel again with them that is ridiculous being a disabled person and being taken advantage of is unacceptable

DEN
RNO
Excellent 8.6

Easy flight with good price.

No one takes cash anymore! Have to pay for all snacks! Not alot of room for broad shoulders.

Wed, Feb 28
PDX
LAX
2h 33m
Mon, Mar 5
LAX
PDX
9h 05m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Mar 9
PDX
LAX
2h 35m
Sun, Mar 18
LAX
PDX
2h 35m
Trip: 9 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 26 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
PDX
LAX
Okay 5.0

Flight was ontime taking off and arriving and was a smooth flight. Security and gate area at PDX was very easy to navigate and not too crowded.

Seats are very tight pitch, uncomfortable. No amenities were provided. Also, I prefer Southwest-style boarding (no assigned seats).

PDX
LAX
Good 6.6

TSA Pre-check info not loaded on flight from LAX to PDX.

PDX
LAX
Excellent 8.0

I liked the in-flight service and the complimentary snacks and drinks despite the short trip.

I did not like that there was not enough room for our 50L Osprey backpacks to be placed under the seats.

PDX
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

none of it

It was Terrible I will never do it again

PDX
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Better seats

The seats

Tue, Mar 13
PDX
LAX
2h 29m
Thu, Mar 22
LAX
PDX
2h 25m
Trip: 10 days
8.6ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 366 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
PDX
LAX
Excellent 10.0

We love Alaska Airlines! Smooth flights! Perfect snack selection of all natural gummy bears, almonds, and fig bar for premium class, and love the in flight entertainment. Good job guys!

PDX
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Just want to say how much I truly appreciate the wifi that made it possible for me to message with family during this emergency travel! And then the ability to watch a free movie to pass the time with the in air app was just above and beyond! I was extremely grateful! I ❤️ Alaskan Airlines!!

PDX
LAX
Excellent 9.6

Everything went as planned. No surprises no drama

PDX
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Amazing crew, great flight. Thank you Sasha!

There weren’t enough cheese plates.

PDX
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Is wash very good

Wed, Mar 14
PDX
LAX
2h 39m
Thu, Mar 22
LAX
PDX
2h 39m
Trip: 9 days
9.6ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 9.6 Excellent
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.7
DCA
DAL
Excellent 9.6

Comfortable seats, roomy, free entertainment. What wasn’t there to like!

Nothing

SFO
BOS
Excellent 10.0

smoothest flight i've ever been on

SFO
JFK
Good 7.2

Smooth boarding and early departure. no announcemnents and low lights over night

For the long flight there were no snacks offered or complimentary meal. I had that on my way out to the west coast on Delta. Audio didn't work for me but the crew was able to report and I got a coupon back for that issue.

BOS
SFO
Excellent 9.2

Boarded on time. Simple flight. Landed a bit early. Service was good.

Entertainment system cuts out fairly frequently. Shame Virgin America being absorbed into Alaska Alrlines.

LAX
EWR
Excellent 9.3

The Crew was absolutely wonderful. They understood that I hadn’t shown in many years and were very sensitive to that. I recommend Virgin America highly

Nothing

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Portland to Los Angeles Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 2h 32m
Flights Arrive in Los Angeles
Flights Depart from Portland
Flight Price $142
Distance 834 miles
Airlines Frontier, Alaska Airlines, Delta, Virgin America
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