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Portland to San Francisco Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 1h 45m
Flights Arrive in San Francisco
Flights Depart from Portland
Flight Price $57
Distance 551 miles
Airlines Sun Country Air, United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Delta

Good to Know

Low Season:
October
Best time to beat the crowds
3%
expected price decrease
High Season:
July
Most popular time to fly
15%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$121
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$86
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Portland to San Francisco

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Top Tips for Finding a Cheap Flight

Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $85 or less.
The cheapest flight from Portland to San Francisco was found 47 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be June, July and August. The cheapest month to fly is October.
Morning departure is around 35% cheaper 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 San Francisco Flights

How long does a flight from Portland to San Francisco take?
An average nonstop flight takes 1h 45m, covering a distance of 551 miles.
How many flights are there between Portland and San Francisco?
There are 1,014 (nonstop) flights between Portland and San Francisco per week, averaging 151 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Portland to San Francisco?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Sun Country Air ($57), United Airlines ($84) and Alaska Airlines ($111).
Do I need a passport to fly between Portland and San Francisco?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Portland and San Francisco?
United Airlines (19 times daily), Alaska Airlines (19 times daily), Air New Zealand (16 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Portland to San Francisco?
For Portland to San Francisco, Friday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Portland, the best deals are generally found on Friday, with Thursday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Portland to San Francisco?
When flying out of Portland you will be using Portland, often referred to as Portland Airport. You will be landing at San Francisco, also known as San Francisco Airport.

Book cheap flights from Portland to San Francisco (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Portland
$57
only
$57
Destination
San Francisco
$57
only
$57
Fri, Feb 15
PDX
Portland
SFO
San Francisco
1h 45m
Mon, Feb 18
SFO
San Francisco
PDX
Portland
1h 45m
Trip: 4 days
6.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.8 Good
Based on 2 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
6.9
Food
7.1
TUS
MSP
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: 2 hour delay, extreme turbulence, pale was less than half full and every one was seated next to each other with lots of seats and rows empty.

MCO
MSP
Okay 4.0

Cons: I purposely didn’t bring a bag to check to avoid the fees. Got surprised with a $40 carry on fee both ways. I woulda have selected my flight differently had I known that. Not cool

MSP
PSP
Okay 5.3

Cons: Loss our luggage. Long check in lines. Almost missed flight

PDX
SFO
Excellent 8.3

Cons: No carry on

LAS
DFW
Excellent 8.0

Pros: On time and was a direct flight which was nice.

Cons: Would have liked a small pretzel snack or something for free after paying for bags and seat selection.

Thu, Jan 31
PDX
Portland
SFO
San Francisco
1h 48m
Mon, Feb 4
SFO
San Francisco
PDX
Portland
1h 45m
Trip: 5 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 227 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
PDX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything

Cons: The disconnect between ticketing and boarding passes between the 2 airlines. We didn't have TSA PRECHK on the boarding passes United gave us in Portland and getting through security was long and tedious.

PDX
SFO
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: The prevoarding was fine!

Cons: I was sat next to two verge large people that smelled and farted before pushback. One finally got up and left to sit somewhere else. The flight to SFO was fine until landing when they missed the landing and took an extra hour and 15 minutes to get to the gate. Passengers were scared for their lives! I was terrified at one point due to the lack of knowledge shared with the cabin!

PDX
SFO
Good 7.3

Pros: Quick and easy flight- not much to say, which is always good news while flying.

Cons: Small seats.

PDX
SFO
Okay 5.6

Cons: Being so late

PDX
SFO
Good 7.3

Pros: The flight attendants were smiling & seem to genuinely enjoy their jobs. Quick flight, on time, for a good value.

Cons: The United app does not support my phone, so no entertainment for me. It was a short flight & I use audio books, so no big deal. I imagine other Samsung owners are less than happy. Is there a glich in the link? Does it send android users to Mac platforms?

Wed, May 1
PDX
Portland
SFO
San Francisco
1h 50m
Sat, May 4
SFO
San Francisco
PDX
Portland
1h 45m
Trip: 4 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 254 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
PDX
SFO
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Everything was easy and normal. I felt everyone was treated well.

PDX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: My luggages was not come at the destination. We don’t have clothes to changes for 2 days.

PDX
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Great stuff! Happy about Taxo tea and real (not powdered) creamers!

Cons: I wish there were better snakes and small TV to watch something.

PDX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Space between seats making the ride comfortable. It’s always a good ride with Alaska airline.

Cons: Not really

PDX
SFO
Okay 5.3

Pros: After the purchase, Alaska is using Virgin planes, which are very nice - comfy, well appointed, and with the fun lighting.

Cons: This is the second time in 3 flights with Alaska that they’ve bumped my seat at boarding time from a nice aisle near the front to a window near the restrooms. I’d gladly have volunteered if asked, but they didn’t ask. This most recent flight, the beverage service was extremely slow - it took nearly an hour for them to get down to my relocated seat. By then, it was nearly time to land, so I barely had time to finish. I’ve noticed the cups are smaller now as well. I usually fly rather than drive for the holidays, I think I’m done with flying.

Mon, Mar 4
PDX
Portland
SFO
San Francisco
1h 45m
Mon, Mar 11
SFO
San Francisco
PDX
Portland
1h 45m
Trip: 7 days
6.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.8 Good
Based on 2 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
6.9
Food
7.1
PDX
SFO
Okay 5.3

Cons: Boarding was awful. Not enough personnel at check in—huge lines. Could not check in online before flight, so everyone had to get manually checked in.

PDX
LAS
Okay 4.0

Pros: Two and half hour delay, they charged me 35.00 for one carry on luggage

PHX
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything...thanks!

MCO
MSP
Okay 4.0

Cons: I purposely didn’t bring a bag to check to avoid the fees. Got surprised with a $40 carry on fee both ways. I woulda have selected my flight differently had I known that. Not cool

MSP
PSP
Okay 5.3

Cons: Loss our luggage. Long check in lines. Almost missed flight

Thu, Jan 31
PDX
Portland
SFO
San Francisco
5h 29m
Sat, Feb 2
SFO
San Francisco
PDX
Portland
1h 52m
Trip: 3 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 22,499 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.4
JFK
DUB
Good 6.0

Pros: The flight crew was very competent and welcoming.

Cons: The gate agent at JFK was annoying. She forced us to check carry on bags for no apparent reason. Much larger carry on’s were allowed both before and after us. Her fellow agent seemed like she wanted to apologize for her capricious behavior, but was understandably hesitant to do so. The airplane seating was cramped and uncomfortable. The rntertainment choices were very limited unless you enjoy superhero movies or a very limited range of audio/musical selections. So it goes in coach class.

LAX
AMS
Excellent 9.0

Cons: flight was delayed

LAX
PDX
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: It was ok

Cons: They lost my suitcase. Now I have to wait a day or two and they won’t sent it to me.

ATL
FLL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Everything was good!

PVR
ATL
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Great entertainment options!

Cons: The seats are still too small. I also wish there were hot options for food.

Fri, Mar 8
PDX
Portland
SFO
San Francisco
1h 45m
Mon, Mar 11
SFO
San Francisco
PDX
Portland
1h 45m
Trip: 3 days
6.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.8 Good
Based on 2 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
6.9
Food
7.1
RSW
MSN
Good 6.6

Pros: The direct flight was the biggest plus. The seats all had a USB outlets which was convenient.

Cons: Our flight was delayed about 15 minutes due to a mechanical issue which we didn’t know about until we got on the plane late.

PDX
HNL
Good 6.0

Pros: Pricing

Cons: Room

PDX
PSP
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Great service by the flight attendants.

Cons: Having to pay 35 dollars both ways to check in my luggage. Since they were charging 40 to take it on board as a carryon.

PDX
SFO
Okay 5.3

Cons: Boarding was awful. Not enough personnel at check in—huge lines. Could not check in online before flight, so everyone had to get manually checked in.

PDX
SFO
Excellent 8.3

Cons: No carry on

Mon, Apr 1
PDX
Portland
SFO
San Francisco
1h 45m
Fri, Apr 5
SFO
San Francisco
PDX
Portland
1h 45m
Trip: 5 days
6.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.8 Good
Based on 2 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
6.9
Food
7.1
PDX
PSP
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Great service by the flight attendants.

Cons: Having to pay 35 dollars both ways to check in my luggage. Since they were charging 40 to take it on board as a carryon.

RSW
MSN
Good 6.6

Pros: The direct flight was the biggest plus. The seats all had a USB outlets which was convenient.

Cons: Our flight was delayed about 15 minutes due to a mechanical issue which we didn’t know about until we got on the plane late.

PDX
LAS
Okay 4.0

Pros: Two and half hour delay, they charged me 35.00 for one carry on luggage

PDX
SFO
Excellent 8.3

Cons: No carry on

PDX
SFO
Excellent 8.3

Cons: No carry on

Fri, Feb 22
PDX
Portland
SFO
San Francisco
1h 45m
Mon, Feb 25
SFO
San Francisco
PDX
Portland
1h 45m
Trip: 4 days
6.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.8 Good
Based on 2 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
6.9
Food
7.1
PDX
SFO
Excellent 8.3

Cons: No carry on

PDX
LAS
Okay 4.0

Pros: Two and half hour delay, they charged me 35.00 for one carry on luggage

PDX
PSP
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Great service by the flight attendants.

Cons: Having to pay 35 dollars both ways to check in my luggage. Since they were charging 40 to take it on board as a carryon.

PDX
SFO
Okay 5.3

Cons: Boarding was awful. Not enough personnel at check in—huge lines. Could not check in online before flight, so everyone had to get manually checked in.

LAS
DFW
Excellent 8.0

Pros: On time and was a direct flight which was nice.

Cons: Would have liked a small pretzel snack or something for free after paying for bags and seat selection.

Tue, May 14
PDX
Portland
SFO
San Francisco
1h 50m
Wed, May 22
SFO
San Francisco
PDX
Portland
1h 50m
Trip: 9 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 254 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
PDX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: We have been sitting in the plane after landing one hour ,because no gate available

PDX
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Great stuff! Happy about Taxo tea and real (not powdered) creamers!

Cons: I wish there were better snakes and small TV to watch something.

PDX
SFO
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Everything was easy and normal. I felt everyone was treated well.

PDX
SFO
Okay 5.3

Pros: After the purchase, Alaska is using Virgin planes, which are very nice - comfy, well appointed, and with the fun lighting.

Cons: This is the second time in 3 flights with Alaska that they’ve bumped my seat at boarding time from a nice aisle near the front to a window near the restrooms. I’d gladly have volunteered if asked, but they didn’t ask. This most recent flight, the beverage service was extremely slow - it took nearly an hour for them to get down to my relocated seat. By then, it was nearly time to land, so I barely had time to finish. I’ve noticed the cups are smaller now as well. I usually fly rather than drive for the holidays, I think I’m done with flying.

PDX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Space between seats making the ride comfortable. It’s always a good ride with Alaska airline.

Cons: Not really

Fri, Mar 1
PDX
Portland
SFO
San Francisco
6h 42m
Sun, Mar 3
SFO
San Francisco
PDX
Portland
4h 04m
Trip: 3 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 22,499 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.4
MIA
LGA
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Arrived on time and smooth flight though it was completely full

LAX
PDX
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: It was ok

Cons: They lost my suitcase. Now I have to wait a day or two and they won’t sent it to me.

ICN
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: All was good

TPA
LGA
Excellent 9.6

Pros: new airbus plane. great luggage bins

Cons: nothing

LAX
AMS
Excellent 9.0

Cons: flight was delayed

Tue, Apr 2
PDX
Portland
SFO
San Francisco
7h 24m
Sat, Apr 6
SFO
San Francisco
PDX
Portland
5h 47m
Trip: 5 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 22,499 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.4
MIA
LGA
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Arrived on time and smooth flight though it was completely full

JFK
BCN
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Good food, entertainment and Delta Comfort section worth the extra cost.

Cons: Boarding at JFK a nightmare.

PVR
ATL
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Great entertainment options!

Cons: The seats are still too small. I also wish there were hot options for food.

ATL
FLL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Everything was good!

ICN
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: All was good

Fri, Jun 7
PDX
Portland
SFO
San Francisco
1h 45m
Mon, Jun 10
SFO
San Francisco
PDX
Portland
1h 45m
Trip: 4 days
6.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.8 Good
Based on 2 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
6.9
Food
7.1
MCO
MSP
Okay 4.0

Cons: I purposely didn’t bring a bag to check to avoid the fees. Got surprised with a $40 carry on fee both ways. I woulda have selected my flight differently had I known that. Not cool

PDX
LAS
Okay 4.0

Pros: Two and half hour delay, they charged me 35.00 for one carry on luggage

TUS
MSP
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: 2 hour delay, extreme turbulence, pale was less than half full and every one was seated next to each other with lots of seats and rows empty.

PDX
SFO
Excellent 8.3

Cons: No carry on

LAS
DFW
Excellent 8.0

Pros: On time and was a direct flight which was nice.

Cons: Would have liked a small pretzel snack or something for free after paying for bags and seat selection.

Thu, Jun 27
PDX
Portland
SFO
San Francisco
1h 45m
Fri, Jul 5
SFO
San Francisco
PDX
Portland
1h 45m
Trip: 9 days
6.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.8 Good
Based on 2 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
6.9
Food
7.1
PDX
SFO
Okay 5.3

Cons: Boarding was awful. Not enough personnel at check in—huge lines. Could not check in online before flight, so everyone had to get manually checked in.

MSP
PSP
Okay 5.3

Cons: Loss our luggage. Long check in lines. Almost missed flight

PHX
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything...thanks!

MCO
MSP
Okay 4.0

Cons: I purposely didn’t bring a bag to check to avoid the fees. Got surprised with a $40 carry on fee both ways. I woulda have selected my flight differently had I known that. Not cool

TUS
MSP
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: 2 hour delay, extreme turbulence, pale was less than half full and every one was seated next to each other with lots of seats and rows empty.

Thu, Jul 25
PDX
Portland
SFO
San Francisco
1h 45m
Mon, Jul 29
SFO
San Francisco
PDX
Portland
1h 45m
Trip: 5 days
6.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.8 Good
Based on 2 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
6.9
Food
7.1
PDX
PSP
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Great service by the flight attendants.

Cons: Having to pay 35 dollars both ways to check in my luggage. Since they were charging 40 to take it on board as a carryon.

PHX
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything...thanks!

PDX
SFO
Excellent 8.3

Cons: No carry on

PDX
SFO
Okay 5.3

Cons: Boarding was awful. Not enough personnel at check in—huge lines. Could not check in online before flight, so everyone had to get manually checked in.

MCO
MSP
Okay 4.0

Cons: I purposely didn’t bring a bag to check to avoid the fees. Got surprised with a $40 carry on fee both ways. I woulda have selected my flight differently had I known that. Not cool

Wed, Mar 27
PDX
Portland
SFO
San Francisco
1h 47m
Sat, Mar 30
SFO
San Francisco
PDX
Portland
1h 45m
Trip: 4 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 227 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
PDX
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Plane felt spacious and wifi entertainment was great using the United App.

PDX
SFO
Good 6.0

Pros: Good flight for the price. Keep your expectations low.

Cons: Only one snack service for 5 hour flight. A second bag of pretzels would have been appreciated.

PDX
SFO
Good 7.3

Pros: Quick and easy flight- not much to say, which is always good news while flying.

Cons: Small seats.

PDX
SFO
Good 7.0

Pros: I liked that it was a short flight and that the over-head bins were big enough for my backpack.

Cons: I didn't like that my friends, who bought their tickets at the same time I did, with their own cards and checked in at the same time as me, didn't get a seat number. I had one assigned when my ticket printed out, after I checked in at the airport after they did. They had to wait until boarding was almost complete before they were afforded a seat. Seemed really strange. With United already having a bad name from recent stories on the news, it made us worry. Don't like worrying when it has anything to do with an airplane.

PDX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: I think give better instructions

Cons: Never I have experience like this in my trips. They canceled the flight they were not helpful in what to do The assistant wasn’t helpful just answering to some people, I don’t think I will let have another experience like these because even I wound suggest this company. Las Time the we’re dela 9 hours my husband was so tired.

Sun, Jul 7
PDX
Portland
SFO
San Francisco
1h 45m
Sun, Jul 14
SFO
San Francisco
PDX
Portland
1h 45m
Trip: 8 days
6.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.8 Good
Based on 2 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
6.9
Food
7.1
PDX
HNL
Good 6.0

Pros: Pricing

Cons: Room

PDX
LAS
Okay 4.0

Pros: Two and half hour delay, they charged me 35.00 for one carry on luggage

PDX
SFO
Okay 5.3

Cons: Boarding was awful. Not enough personnel at check in—huge lines. Could not check in online before flight, so everyone had to get manually checked in.

LAS
DFW
Excellent 8.0

Pros: On time and was a direct flight which was nice.

Cons: Would have liked a small pretzel snack or something for free after paying for bags and seat selection.

PDX
SFO
Excellent 8.3

Cons: No carry on

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