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Find cheap flights from Portland to San Diego from $40

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Cheap flight deals from Portland to San Diego (PDX-SAN)

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from Portland to San Diego that are departing in the next months. While these flights were available on KAYAK in the last 72 hours, prices and availability are subject to change and deals may expire.
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1:31 pm - 8:32 pmPDX-SAN
7h 01m1 stop
4:07 pm - 7:16 amSAN-PDX
15h 09m1 stop
$77Frontier
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Wed, May 1 - Wed, May 8
1:31 pm - 8:14 pmPDX-SAN
6h 43m1 stop
9:32 pm - 9:10 amSAN-PDX
11h 38m1 stop
$79Frontier
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Sat, May 4 - Wed, May 8
12:59 am - 8:15 pmPDX-SAN
19h 16m1 stop
4:05 pm - 10:50 amSAN-PDX
18h 45m1 stop
$80Frontier
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Mon, Apr 29 - Sat, May 4
10:09 pm - 10:06 amPDX-SAN
11h 57m1 stop
5:06 pm - 6:48 amSAN-PDX
13h 42m1 stop
$82Frontier
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Wed, May 15 - Wed, May 22
1:31 pm - 9:15 pmPDX-SAN
7h 44m1 stop
9:38 pm - 9:15 amSAN-PDX
11h 37m1 stop
$85Frontier
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Tue, Apr 30 - Thu, May 9
5:32 am - 11:55 amPDX-SAN
6h 23m1 stop
8:45 am - 5:05 pmSAN-PDX
8h 20m1 stop
Thu, May 2 - Tue, May 7
7:04 pm - 11:48 pmPDX-SAN
4h 44m1 stop
4:07 pm - 7:16 amSAN-PDX
15h 09m1 stop
Thu, May 2 - Wed, May 8
12:09 pm - 11:55 amPDX-SAN
23h 46m1 stop
6:26 pm - 11:18 pmSAN-PDX
4h 52m1 stop
$116Spirit Airlines
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Tue, Apr 30 - Wed, May 1
3:57 pm - 10:02 amPDX-SAN
18h 05m1 stop
4:12 pm - 11:41 pmSAN-PDX
7h 29m1 stop
$121Spirit Airlines
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Tue, Jun 4 - Wed, Jun 12
6:30 pm - 8:57 pmPDX-SAN
2h 27mnonstop
6:31 am - 9:09 amSAN-PDX
2h 38mnonstop
$237Alaska Airlines
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Sat, May 18 - Sat, May 25

Flights from Portland to San Diego - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from Portland to San Diego to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Portland to San Diego?

The average price of all flights from Portland to San Diego clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
If your flying dates are flexible, you should consider flying to San Diego on a Tuesday, as we generally find the cheapest rates on that day for this route. On the other hand, Monday is the most expensive day to fly from Portland to San Diego. For your return ticket, we recommend flying on a Wednesday and avoiding Sundays for the best deals.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Portland to San Diego?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Portland to San Diego, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the median of all values for each month.
The cheapest month for flights from Portland to San Diego is January, where tickets cost $217 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are December and March, where the average cost of tickets is $327 and $318 respectively.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Portland to San Diego?

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Portland to San Diego, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the average of all the values for each month.
To get a below average price on the flight from Portland to San Diego, you should book around 2 weeks before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 80 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Portland to San Diego?

The cheapest price for the route for each airline clicked by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours.
The best deals for a one-way ticket found by KAYAK users over the last 3 days were on Frontier ($40) and Spirit Airlines ($45). The cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Frontier ($77) and Spirit Airlines ($116).

Which airlines fly non-stop between Portland and San Diego?

Airline and price data is aggregated from results in KAYAK’s search results from the last 2 weeks for flights from Portland to San Diego.
There are 2 airlines that fly nonstop from Portland to San Diego. They are Alaska Airlines and Southwest. The cheapest airline for this route is Alaska Airlines, with the best one-way deal found costing $129. On average, the best prices for this route can be found at Alaska Airlines.

How many flights are there between Portland and San Diego per day?

Each day, there are between 4 and 6 nonstop flights that take off from Portland and land in San Diego, with an average flight time of 2h 27m. The most common departure time is 7:00 am and most flights take off in the morning. Each week, there are 37 flights. The most frequent day of departure is Friday, when 16% of all weekly flights depart. The fewest flights depart on a Tuesday.

Which cabin class options are there for flights between Portland and San Diego?

The average price of flights for each cabin class for the route found by users searching on KAYAK over the last 2 weeks.
There are 3 cabin class options for the route. These are Business, Economy and Prem Economy. Perform a search on KAYAK to find the latest prices and availability for all cabin fares, which differ across airlines.

How long does a flight from Portland to San Diego take?

Direct flights cover the 933 miles separating Portland to San Diego in about 2h 24m.

What’s the earliest departure time from Portland to San Diego?

Early birds can take the earliest flight from Portland at 7:00 am and will be landing in San Diego at 9:26 am.

What’s the latest departure time from Portland to San Diego?

If you prefer to fly at night, the latest flight from Portland to San Diego jets off at 9:20 pm and lands at 11:44 pm.

Good to know

Low season

October

High season

March

Cheapest flight

$40
Best time to beat the crowds with an average 15% drop in price.
Most popular time to fly with an average 24% increase in price.
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When to book flights from Portland to San Diego

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Portland to San Diego based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
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FAQs for booking flights from Portland to San Diego

  • Does San Diego International Airport have car rental offerings?

    Yes. There is a shuttle you can catch outside the baggage claim area that will take you to the rental car center, where you will find many rental car companies. Some companies, like Budget, are open for business 24 hours a day - while others have shorter operating hours, such as Sixt, which is open from 7 am to 12 midnight every day.

  • Can I leave my car at Portland International Airport?

    Yes. The short-term lot, connected to the terminal by skybridges and tunnels, offers daily rates of $30. There are long-term garages that are also connected by tunnels to the terminals but are a bit further away. You can park there for about $24 a day. For around $15 a day, you can park at the economy lot, which is about a 10 minutes shuttle ride to the terminal.

  • Where can I find information or help at San Diego International Airport?

    Once you arrive at San Diego, you may have questions about getting around the airport or ground transportation. Not to worry - SAN’s Volunteer Airport Ambassadors man information desks and roam the terminals on courtesy golf carts, offering help to passengers every day of the year. They are well-trained in airport resources and wear blue golf shirts or vests.

  • Does Portland International Airport have interesting things to do or see?

    Portland International Airport has both an art and music program to offer visitors pleasant distractions. There are rotating exhibits of artworks featuring local and regional artists throughout the airport, and local musicians volunteer to perform various genres, including classical and jazz. You can also watch short films about the Pacific Northwest at the Hollywood Theater in Concourse C.

  • What are the public transportation options from San Diego International Airport into the city?

    There are several public transportation options available from SAN. The City Bus route 992 stops at Terminals 1 and 2 on its way to downtown San Diego and runs from 5 am to 12 midnight every day of the week. You can also take Rental Car Shuttles from Terminals 1 and 2 to catch the Green Trolley Line into the city.

  • What time should I get to Portland International Airport for my flight to San Diego?

    It is recommended that you allow at least 2 hours before your departure time for checking in and clearing security. PDX does have TSA PreCheck lanes available, which are open from 4 am to 4 pm every day at all the airport’s security checkpoints. 

  • Are there nonstop flights from Portland to San Diego, California?

    There are several nonstop flights you can use to fly from Portland to San Diego. Alaska Airlines offers a nonstop flight from Portland International Airport to San Diego International Airport. You can also use a United Airlines flight with one stop at San Francisco International Airport (SFO), but this could take a bit longer. Book through KAYAK if you want information about different flights to pick the most suitable route.

  • Are there amenities for families at Portland International Airport?

    If you’re traveling with your family and have a small baby, the Portland International Airport offers lactation rooms located in B and D concourses. The rooms are equipped with a deep sink, a comfortable chair, electrical outlets, and adjustable lighting. Also, there is a play area for your kids near the concourse D and E security checkpoint, pre-security. Another play area is near gate C17 in Concourse C after security checkpoints.

  • Does San Diego International Airport offer free Wi-Fi?

    You can use San Diego International Airport’s free Wi-Fi. The airport offers 2h sessions, so if you need to access something quickly on the internet, enable your Wi-Fi and connect to “#SANfreewifi.” For additional time, you simply log back in for another session.

  • Where are ATMs at San Diego International Airport?

    There are ATMs throughout the airport by Bank of America. Non-Bank of America customers pay about $2.50 per transaction. In Terminal 1, you can find ATMs near Gate 1 past the checkpoint, in the Lobby near the food court, near Gate 5, and near Gate 13. In Terminal 2, there are ATMs at Gates 20-32 near the escalator, near Gate 23 past the checkpoint, and in the Baggage Claim area near Carousel 4.

  • What is the cheapest flight from Portland to San Diego?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Portland to San Diego was $40 for a one-way ticket and $77 for a round-trip.

  • Do I need a passport to fly between Portland and San Diego?

    No

  • Which airports will I be using when flying from Portland to San Diego?

    Portland and San Diego are both served by 1 main airport. You will leave Portland from Portland and will be arriving at San Diego.

  • Which airlines offer Wi-Fi service onboard planes from Portland to San Diego?

    Alaska Airlines, JetBlue, and Delta offer inflight Wi-Fi service on the Portland to San Diego flight route.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from Portland to San Diego?

    The Boeing 737-800 Passenger/BBJ2 (winglets) is the aircraft model that flies most regularly on the Portland to San Diego flight route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Portland to San Diego?

    oneworld is the only airline alliance operating flights between Portland and San Diego.

  • On which days can I fly direct from Portland to San Diego?

    There are nonstop flights from Portland to San Diego on a daily basis.

  • Which is the best airline for flights from Portland to San Diego, Alaska Airlines or Delta?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Portland to San Diego are Alaska Airlines and Delta. With an average price for the route of $278 and an overall rating of 8.1, Alaska Airlines is the most popular choice. Delta is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of $323 and an overall rating of 8.0.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from Portland to San Diego?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Portland to San Diego.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from Portland to San Diego?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to San Diego from Portland is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from Portland to San Diego?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional round-trip ticket. You could then fly to San Diego with an airline and back to Portland with another airline. Booking your flights between Portland and SAN can sometimes prove cheaper using this method.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Portland to San Diego?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to San Diego from Portland up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight from PDX to San Diego

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $143 or less one-way and $286 or less round-trip.
  • If you want to be able to change your flight from Portland International Airport (PDX) to San Diego International Airport (SAN), make sure “No Change Fee” is checked under "Flexible Options." You will only see fares for flights you can reschedule at no extra charge.
  • The different colors in the drop-down calendar tell you if there are cheaper days to fly to San Diego from Portland. Those dates are in green. The red ones are the priciest, and the yellow ones are somewhere in-between.
  • Avoid surprise charges for extra luggage when checking in for your flight from Portland to San Diego. Use the Fee Assistant and select the number of carry-on and check-in bags you plan on taking. KAYAK will calculate fares to fit your budget.
  • For flights from Portland, Oregon, to San Diego, California, the Portland International Airport (PDX) is the preferred airport for departure. It’s served by different airlines, including Southwest, Delta, and American Airlines.
  • At the Portland International Airport, you can use free Wi-Fi. To use the Wi-Fi service, connect to their SSID “flypdx” then accept the terms and conditions presented.
  • If you want something to eat at Portland International Airport, there are several restaurants, including Café Yumm and McDonald's in Concourse C, Tillamook Market in Concourse E, and Deschutes Brewery in Concourse D.
  • To keep your pet calm, the Portland International Airport offers a pet relief area, which you can access at the south side of the Concourse Connector.
  • Flights from Portland International Airport arrive at the San Diego International Airport (SAN), which sits 3 miles away from downtown San Diego.
  • While at San Diego International Airport, if you need to relax, there are several lounges, including Airspace Lounge in Terminal 2, Gate 23 & 33, and United Club located in Terminal 2, Gate Mezzanine.
  • The Lost and Found office at San Diego International Airport is in Terminal 2 in the Baggage Claim area. It’s open from 6 am to 11 pm. You can also call airport support to report any issues.
  • Cash services are available from ATMs located throughout the terminals. There are ATMs in Terminal 1 in the Food Court, Terminal 2 gate concourses, and Terminal 2 West in the Baggage Claim area.
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Prefer to fly non-stop from Portland to San Diego?

Find which airlines fly direct from Portland to San Diego, which days they fly and book direct flights.

Nonstop departures

Portland to San Diego

Monday

Alaska Airlines, Spirit Airlines

Alaska Airlines, Spirit Airlines

Tuesday

Alaska Airlines, Condor, Japan Airlines, +2 more

Alaska Airlines, Condor, +3 more

Wednesday

Alaska Airlines, Japan Airlines, Icelandair, +1 more

Alaska Airlines, Japan Airlines, +2 more

Thursday

Alaska Airlines, Icelandair, Spirit Airlines

Alaska Airlines, Icelandair, +1 more

Friday

Alaska Airlines, Condor, Japan Airlines, +2 more

Alaska Airlines, Condor, +3 more

Saturday

Alaska Airlines, Icelandair, Southwest, +1 more

Alaska Airlines, Icelandair, +2 more

Sunday

Alaska Airlines, Icelandair, Japan Airlines, +3 more

Alaska Airlines, Icelandair, +4 more

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Nonstop returns

San Diego to Portland

Monday

Alaska Airlines, Icelandair, Spirit Airlines

Alaska Airlines, Icelandair, +1 more

Tuesday

Alaska Airlines, Condor, Japan Airlines, +1 more

Alaska Airlines, Condor, +2 more

Wednesday

Alaska Airlines, Icelandair, Japan Airlines, +1 more

Alaska Airlines, Icelandair, +2 more

Thursday

Alaska Airlines, Icelandair, Spirit Airlines

Alaska Airlines, Icelandair, +1 more

Friday

Alaska Airlines, Condor, Icelandair, +2 more

Alaska Airlines, Condor, +3 more

Saturday

Alaska Airlines, Icelandair, Southwest, +1 more

Alaska Airlines, Icelandair, +2 more

Sunday

Alaska Airlines, Icelandair, Japan Airlines, +3 more

Alaska Airlines, Icelandair, +4 more

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Top 5 airlines serving from Portland to San Diego

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from Portland to San Diego. Airline scores are aggregated from all reviews left by passengers on KAYAK after flying with an airline. KAYAK doesn’t show reviews that are older than 5 years. Learn how KAYAK collects reviews.
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8.1
Alaska AirlinesOverall score based on 9106 reviews
8.6crew
8.2boarding
7.3food
7.9comfort
7.3entertainment
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the departure got delayed due to SJC situation, but it was a quite good waiting thanks to Alaska airline teams.

10.0 ExcellentJoonwon, Apr 2024SJC - SAN
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the departure got delayed due to SJC situation, but it was a quite good waiting thanks to Alaska airline teams.

The flight attendant in the back of the plane was barely understood as she rushed through instructions to the point of being intelligible. She had a bored demeanor in her delivery.

dont re-route to San Jose. Re-route to closer airport. Provide shuttle bus to go to SFO, not just LYFT vouchers.

Staff seemed genuinely nice, not just going through the motions.

I would have rated the entire experience much better were it not for two things: 1. There was inconsistency between what we were told once on the plane vs. the answer I received to the question about "spreading out" from our assigned seats because the flight was sparsely populated, and the entire row we were in was empty but for us. I asked about one of us moving over one seat to make more room for us; before getting on the plane, I was told we could, which seemed like a sensible answer. Once on the plane, it was announced that we needed to stay in our assigned seats despite all of the empty space in our row, which seemed unneccessarily restrictive. 2. To add to the discomfort, we sat on the tarmac once the plane landed in Burbank for over half an hour waiting for a gate to become available. During that time we had to remain seated and buckled in, which was becoming more difficult as time dragged on, especially for my wife. If all of this was due to regulations, that may mitigate the sense of "needless" restriction somewhat, but it points to a need to make regulations less restrictive where it is not appropriate for the current conditions. The crew was not "nasty" about the restrictions, so I do not resent their actions, but it certainly would have been a much more pleasant flight if we had a few more options when it comes to comfort.

The pretzels are awesome. The free movies are excellent. The plane crew was amazing. The Austin airport lounge was too small and overcrowded. There were not enough seats. And the boarding staff was not as friendly.

Flight left two hours late with no real explanation and they inexplicably had the heat running on the flight as well

I like Alaska Air fine. Great crew. Late departure still arrived on time.

Excellent service and prices. I was not award of inflight entertainment.

They gave me a seat with extra leg room. But they didn't offer me anything to drink, just because it was an hour flight

I didn’t like that I could not select my seat and was assigned a seat when I checked in at LAX

Great experience overall. Check in at Austin was congested as they only have about 6 check in kiosks, one was broken, and there was a lot of Spring Break travelers.

Bag drop off was slow and annoying. Only 2 agents at the entire delta desk, and no one directing traffic for what line to be in, many confused people slowed down the process. Boarding was fine. Seats in Delta comfort plus were fine. Snacks were great! Definitely a bonus. The entertainment system was awful — old, slow, not responsive, and completely unable to play games due to some kind of error. But on the other hand, thank you to Delta for the free WiFi. That made it better.

Everything was very good other than I had selected a specific seat when I booked the flight and they changed it once I checked-in the day before my flight. I was still in first class but lost my aisle seat for a window seat. Being tall, the aisle offers more comfort so I always select an aisle seat.

Flight diverted in SD. Later take off in Seattle by 1.3hrs

Crew was not friendly when I went to request a seat change.

Really impressive staff at airport and on plane, especially given how busy it was

Was a great smooth flight from Detroit to San Diego.

The boarding process was terrible especially with an indirect flight Chicago to Seattle to San Diego was terrible talking about we overbooked a flight idk if I’d take this airline ever again we got off our flight from Chicago to Seattle and we traveled for business and they told us our connecting flight was over booked and their was no seats asking people to take a delayed next flight and they don’t tell anyone coughing to wear masks seats 30A-B were terrible during the flight no one wants to sit next to people coughing all around I don’t want to be sick traveling for work or get sick anytime it’s very upsetting the staff doesn’t take this stuff serious to tell them to wear masks when they see people coughing and sneezing

Crew was great. However the seat I had would not recline and stay put. It would spring back to upright. Hopefully they can check the seats and maintain them. Otherwise the plane is clean and the crew is very friendly.

This was a Lufthansa flight. Disappointing main meal. Very rough over Canada and arrival at FRA. IFE was almost unusable.

Too many fees (but that seems to apply to all airlines nowadays)

For a 22 minute flight all you expect is for it to be safe and comfortable

I was not able to buy food in the flight. They refer to include your Credit card in the APP, and if you are not from USA (i have a credit card form Canada) it is not possible

Over two hours wait to get wheelchair assistance from arrival to the departure gate for LA was unreasonable even though there appreared to be heavy demand.

Airline did not explain reasons why flight was delayed two hours. Explanations were badly needed and rarely provided. Problem seemed to clearly be the airline’s fault and not the fault of the weather or airport.

I was delighted that we were able to get on the 4:40 pm flight rather than our original booking at 6:55 pm!! Other than that, the flight was comfortable and landed early😊

The flight and crew were fine. The entertainment- the sound was so bad through the headphones I could barely understand it and it was a show I had seen before. The food might have been fine but having to have an account with united in order to access the app in order to pay for the food was rage inducing. I had entered my credit card info at home and logged in as guest but that wouldn’t allow the “wallet” tab to open in the app. And then the wifi was so bad that it took about 45 minutes to fully log in and get all the info working at which time I missed the food. You shouldn’t have to give your address, email and phone number in order to get a hamburger.

The control panel for the seat back screen did not work at all after takeoff.

United airline kept delaying our flight back to Phoenix for 8 hours before they cancelled it! If they know that we are not flying out for whatever the reason is, why did they keep lying to us for hours. We could find another flight earlier or even find a hotel with a shuttle. But cancellation at about midnight was not fun. We stayed in the airport all night till the following morning when we bought an Alaska tickets to go back to Phoenix. Total of 14 hours in the airport.

The text told me it was changed to Terminal E and Gate D5. But with no one on site to ask questions there was confusion on where to go as all the gates were E's. Then we took the skyline to the D area. We left to get something to eat. No announcement was made but my daughter happened to asked and they told her our gate was moved to D12. I will not fly Spirit again.

The agent at the check in desk was absolutely rude. The rest of the team after that was good, but the check in process at LAS was miserable. The woman at the desk spoke like we were stupid and was rude throughout the process.

Its so random that they only allow 40 pounds on checked bags when all airlines take 55. They then charge you for each 10 extra pounds, so my checked suitcase was $130 and the flight $30 ... its like whattt, im for sure not traveling with Spirit again

So bad. The check in process was laborious and the check in agent didn't seem to know how to manage the process efficiently and was confused about how to check in my son's sports equipment. The baggage fees were outrageous and so expensive. $90 for a carry on bag? And $200 additional for 2 check ins. The security lines were insanely long and the terminal was not very nice in the Spirit area. $5 for a water on board. It was my first and last time flying Spirit - I tried to save $ by flying them due to the accommodating schedule but I should have paid for Southwest, because it would've actually ended up less expensive due to the free bags with Southwest. There were no charging ports on the airplane, no wifi and really uncomfortable seating. The flight crew were great though, courteous and efficient in their boarding. Flight was delayed 1 hour, but we made up 15 minutes in flight.

My experience was better than expected. What I did find not so great was the seats. Very little room, they did not recline and the tray table was the size of a post card. There was no food to try, just standard snacks that you had to pay for and I don’t know of any entertainment. I would fly again even though everything was an upcharge. Flight was on time with little disturbance

Okay, cost of baggage and bidding for a seat is weird.

thy don't even ofer water we have to buy it for $4.49 and paid for our cary on bags $100 each we never will fly in this company again.

Super cool and laid back, three lovely ladies. Couldn’t ask for better service.

It was fine. Boarding was a little rude. On flight staff was great. The cost to purchase everything was a bit annoying but I get that's the business model.

I liked the fast check in and boarding. The flight fare could be a lot less than what I paid…..

Not have to pay for every single item to take a flight. Seating and delays sucked.

Flight was cancelled and I had to spend the night in the airport lugging my suitcase around

If you don’t check in 24 hours in advance, they will charge you $110 to check your bag instead of the $30. I did not get an email with this information and did not check in. In addition, my flight home was cancelled at layover and I had to spend the night in the airport, and then have another layover at another airport before making it home. Will not fly frontier again.

Terrible. Seats are bad and the baggage policy is inconsistent

Flight delayed 3 times, resulting in late arrival, rental car place gave car away resulting in increased BS charges because I was late. Frontier blows.

I paid for extra leg room. The flimsy plastic seat underneath the floatation seat did not line up with the arm rests. It seemed as if the plastic part was zip tied on but immovable. This caused severe uncomfortable for the duration of the flight.

Left Denver late, then sat on tarmac 30 min after arrival

Better than I expected but I did pay for a seat and carry on bags ahead of time.

Crew members are very rude and not cooperate with passengers.

The boarding time. I was in Section 1 the lady in charge just let people in section 3 without see us. Make a line , I have to step out and ask her. We were in the line and she just take my ticket and that’s it, so if I don’t ask her she could leave us at the end! We paid more for that privilege and. She doesn’t care….

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from Portland to San Diego found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
5/1Wed
1 stopFrontier
7h 01mPDX-SAN
$40
4/30Tue
1 stopSpirit Airlines
6h 23mPDX-SAN
$45
4/29Mon
1 stopFrontier
19h 16mPDX-SAN
$48
5/6Mon
1 stopSpirit Airlines
11h 39mPDX-SAN
$53
5/22Wed
nonstopAlaska Airlines
2h 27mPDX-SAN
$119
5/12Sun
nonstopAlaska Airlines
2h 24mPDX-SAN
$144
4/27Sat
1 stopDelta
7h 19mPDX-SAN
$391
6/17Mon
2 stopsUnited Airlines
17h 37mPDX-SAN
$463
5/22Wed
2 stopsUnited Airlines
17h 37mPDX-SAN
$470
7/2Tue
2 stopsDelta
8h 05mPDX-SAN
$729

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Last minute flight, train and bus deals

 
These last-minute flight deals are the cheapest flights found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours for flights from Portland to San Diego that are departing in the next 10 days.
4/23Tue
multi-stopFrontier
7h 25mPDX-SAN
5/1Wed
multi-stopFrontier
13h 01mSAN-PDX
$129
4/22Mon
multi-stopFrontier
19h 16mPDX-SAN
4/30Tue
multi-stopFrontier
19h 15mSAN-PDX
$136
4/23Tue
multi-stopSpirit Airlines
13h 27mPDX-SAN
4/30Tue
multi-stopSpirit Airlines
28h 34mSAN-PDX
$153
4/20Sat
multi-stopFrontier
6h 43mPDX-SAN
4/24Wed
multi-stopFrontier
11h 38mSAN-PDX
$158
4/23Tue
multi-stopSpirit Airlines
29h 10mPDX-SAN
4/30Tue
multi-stopSpirit Airlines
28h 34mSAN-PDX
$186
4/19Fri
multi-stopUnited Airlines
4h 59mPDX-SAN
4/28Sun
multi-stopUnited Airlines
4h 36mSAN-PDX
$560
4/19Fri
multi-stopUnited Airlines
4h 59mPDX-SAN
4/22Mon
multi-stopUnited Airlines
4h 41mSAN-PDX
$578
4/20Sat
multi-stopAlaska Airlines
4h 20mPDX-SAN
4/24Wed
nonstopAlaska Airlines
2h 40mSAN-PDX
$796
4/22Mon
nonstopAlaska Airlines
2h 26mPDX-SAN
4/30Tue
nonstopAlaska Airlines
2h 40mSAN-PDX
$802
4/19Fri
multi-stopDelta
7h 09mPDX-SAN
4/24Wed
multi-stopDelta
6h 20mSAN-PDX
$812

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Portland - San Diego Flights

Departure:

Portland (PDX)United States

Destination:

San Diego (SAN)United States

Return flight deals:

San Diego - Portland

Cabin classes:

$164
$444
$426
$219