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Low Season:
October
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High Season:
March
Most popular time to fly
2%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$223
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$143
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Portland to San Francisco

Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches
-1 day
-2 days

Top tips for Finding a Cheap Flight

When looking for a cheap flight, consider that 25% of our users selected a flight on this route for $143 or less.
The cheapest flight from Portland to San Francisco was found 31 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be February, March and April. The cheapest month to fly is October.
Morning departure is around 3% 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 San Francisco Flights

How long does a flight from Portland to San Francisco take?
An average nonstop flight takes 1h 47m, covering a distance of 551 miles.
How many flights are there between Portland and San Francisco?
There are 1,560 (nonstop) flights between Portland and San Francisco per week, averaging 229 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 Virgin America ($107) and Multiple Airlines ($107)
Do I need a passport to fly between Portland and San Francisco?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Portland and San Francisco?
Air New Zealand (30 times daily), Alaska Airlines (28 times daily), United (27 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, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Monday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Portland, the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Monday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
Portland
$107
only
$107
Destination
San Francisco
$107
only
$107
Thu, Nov 30
PDX
SFO
1h 47m
Mon, Dec 11
SFO
PDX
1h 42m
Trip: 12 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 244 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
PDX
SFO
Excellent 8.3

Good lighting, nice, roomy seats with legroom, pleasant staff at front desk and onboard The sound system is excellent and I could actually hear what the flight attendant said. Very cute safety movie that kept my attention.

No pretzels/crackers, etc. offered with beverage. Could not figure out how to use entertainment system.

PDX
SFO
Okay 4.0

Helpfulness of crew, although one flight attendant was sick and said she was expected to work when sick—wonder how many passengers caught her cold. Funny safety video

Late plane. Over half an hour wait to get my wheelchair

PDX
SFO
Good 6.6

The boarding was quick and the seat had plenty of leg room.

I paid for a cabin select seat that came with free food, however when I went to order at the first opportunity I had there were no meals left. When I asked about it the attendant was very dour and his reply was curt. He informed me that they were "just out".

PDX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Landing was puuurfectwish

Wish I had headphones- forgot.

PDX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

First of all, I selected my seats when I booked this flight. I coordinated with my fiance and his booking and we were seated next to each other. Upon checkin my seat selection was voided out and I was told to see the agent. Upon speaking with the agent, they said that the "merger" had cleared all the seat assignments. They then assigned both my boyfriend and I middle seats that were nowhere near each other, not even in the same boarding group. There was no apology for this. I was then assigned to sit in the middle seat in the emergency exit row. Not only was this inconvenient and uncomfortable, and not what I had selected when I booked the ticket -- BUT it was unsafe as they seated a handicapped man with a leg brace and crutches next to me and in the emergency exit row. When they requested a verbal confirmation from everyone in the emergency exit row, the flight attendant let it "slide" that this person was "fine" to sit there even though it was glaringly obvious that they were not capable of rightly assisting during a period of emergency. This is incredibly poor practice both from customer service level and safety level. I expect more from Virgin America!

Mon, Dec 11
PDX
SFO
1h 48m
Mon, Dec 25
SFO
PDX
1h 44m
Trip: 15 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Dec 2
PDX
SFO
1h 47m
Mon, Dec 11
SFO
PDX
1h 42m
Trip: 10 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 244 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
PDX
SFO
Good 6.0

Once on it went well.

The flight was delayed almost 3 hours.

PDX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Landing was puuurfectwish

Wish I had headphones- forgot.

PDX
SFO
Good 6.6

Virgin is great!

This plane was late, as was the one to Portland. Also for some reason the reading lights in the plane kept going out. Of the three seats on my side of the row, only mine would come back on, and we all had books. So annoying!

PDX
SFO
Mediocre 3.6

Seats were fairly comfortable.

Stroller didn’t make our second flight and stayed in San Francisco, same airline also lost our replacement stroller on the way home. Also had to make a complaint about an off duty cabin crew member. Will never use this airline ever again. I have done a lot of traveling and never needed to complain, but these guys managed to rack up 3 complaints in one trip.

PDX
SFO
Okay 4.0

Helpfulness of crew, although one flight attendant was sick and said she was expected to work when sick—wonder how many passengers caught her cold. Funny safety video

Late plane. Over half an hour wait to get my wheelchair

Wed, Dec 13
PDX
SFO
1h 48m
Wed, Dec 20
SFO
PDX
1h 44m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Dec 4
PDX
SFO
1h 48m
Thu, Dec 14
SFO
PDX
1h 42m
Trip: 11 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 244 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
PDX
SFO
Mediocre 3.6

Seats were fairly comfortable.

Stroller didn’t make our second flight and stayed in San Francisco, same airline also lost our replacement stroller on the way home. Also had to make a complaint about an off duty cabin crew member. Will never use this airline ever again. I have done a lot of traveling and never needed to complain, but these guys managed to rack up 3 complaints in one trip.

PDX
SFO
Excellent 8.6

No food

PDX
SFO
Good 6.0

Once on it went well.

The flight was delayed almost 3 hours.

PDX
SFO
Good 6.6

The boarding was quick and the seat had plenty of leg room.

I paid for a cabin select seat that came with free food, however when I went to order at the first opportunity I had there were no meals left. When I asked about it the attendant was very dour and his reply was curt. He informed me that they were "just out".

PDX
SFO
Excellent 8.3

They don't charge for an exit row seat, very cool...

The safety video was lame and annoying... No free movies on domestic flights. Otherwise, great flight

Mon, Dec 18
PDX
SFO
1h 48m
Tue, Jan 2
SFO
PDX
1h 44m
Trip: 16 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Dec 5
PDX
SFO
1h 48m
Thu, Dec 14
SFO
PDX
1h 42m
Trip: 10 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 244 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
PDX
SFO
Okay 4.0

Helpfulness of crew, although one flight attendant was sick and said she was expected to work when sick—wonder how many passengers caught her cold. Funny safety video

Late plane. Over half an hour wait to get my wheelchair

PDX
SFO
Excellent 8.6

No food

PDX
SFO
Good 6.0

Once on it went well.

The flight was delayed almost 3 hours.

PDX
SFO
Good 6.6

The boarding was quick and the seat had plenty of leg room.

I paid for a cabin select seat that came with free food, however when I went to order at the first opportunity I had there were no meals left. When I asked about it the attendant was very dour and his reply was curt. He informed me that they were "just out".

PDX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Landing was puuurfectwish

Wish I had headphones- forgot.

Tue, Dec 19
PDX
SFO
1h 51m
Tue, Jan 2
SFO
PDX
1h 44m
Trip: 15 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Dec 6
PDX
SFO
1h 48m
Thu, Dec 14
SFO
PDX
1h 42m
Trip: 9 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 244 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
PDX
SFO
Excellent 8.3

They don't charge for an exit row seat, very cool...

The safety video was lame and annoying... No free movies on domestic flights. Otherwise, great flight

PDX
SFO
Okay 5.3

The flight boarded quickly and the plane is kept well

Sat in First class and I was not welcomed by the flight attendant, nor was there a preflight beverage offered. Our flight was delayed by a half hour but little information was shared about why or how long we would be delayed. Finally the breakfast served was a dry croissant, that was tough to chew.

PDX
SFO
Good 7.3

How do you use the movies? No pretzels or anything with beverage.

PDX
SFO
Excellent 8.6

No food

PDX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

First of all, I selected my seats when I booked this flight. I coordinated with my fiance and his booking and we were seated next to each other. Upon checkin my seat selection was voided out and I was told to see the agent. Upon speaking with the agent, they said that the "merger" had cleared all the seat assignments. They then assigned both my boyfriend and I middle seats that were nowhere near each other, not even in the same boarding group. There was no apology for this. I was then assigned to sit in the middle seat in the emergency exit row. Not only was this inconvenient and uncomfortable, and not what I had selected when I booked the ticket -- BUT it was unsafe as they seated a handicapped man with a leg brace and crutches next to me and in the emergency exit row. When they requested a verbal confirmation from everyone in the emergency exit row, the flight attendant let it "slide" that this person was "fine" to sit there even though it was glaringly obvious that they were not capable of rightly assisting during a period of emergency. This is incredibly poor practice both from customer service level and safety level. I expect more from Virgin America!

Thu, Dec 21
PDX
SFO
1h 57m
Tue, Jan 2
SFO
PDX
1h 49m
Trip: 13 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Dec 6
PDX
SFO
1h 48m
Thu, Dec 14
SFO
PDX
1h 42m
Trip: 9 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 244 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
PDX
SFO
Excellent 8.3

Good lighting, nice, roomy seats with legroom, pleasant staff at front desk and onboard The sound system is excellent and I could actually hear what the flight attendant said. Very cute safety movie that kept my attention.

No pretzels/crackers, etc. offered with beverage. Could not figure out how to use entertainment system.

PDX
SFO
Good 6.6

Virgin is great!

This plane was late, as was the one to Portland. Also for some reason the reading lights in the plane kept going out. Of the three seats on my side of the row, only mine would come back on, and we all had books. So annoying!

PDX
SFO
Okay 4.0

Helpfulness of crew, although one flight attendant was sick and said she was expected to work when sick—wonder how many passengers caught her cold. Funny safety video

Late plane. Over half an hour wait to get my wheelchair

PDX
SFO
Good 6.6

The boarding was quick and the seat had plenty of leg room.

I paid for a cabin select seat that came with free food, however when I went to order at the first opportunity I had there were no meals left. When I asked about it the attendant was very dour and his reply was curt. He informed me that they were "just out".

PDX
SFO
Okay 5.3

The flight boarded quickly and the plane is kept well

Sat in First class and I was not welcomed by the flight attendant, nor was there a preflight beverage offered. Our flight was delayed by a half hour but little information was shared about why or how long we would be delayed. Finally the breakfast served was a dry croissant, that was tough to chew.

Sun, Dec 24
PDX
SFO
1h 48m
Mon, Jan 1
SFO
PDX
1h 44m
Trip: 9 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Dec 7
PDX
SFO
1h 48m
Thu, Dec 14
SFO
PDX
1h 42m
Trip: 8 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 244 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
PDX
SFO
Mediocre 3.6

Seats were fairly comfortable.

Stroller didn’t make our second flight and stayed in San Francisco, same airline also lost our replacement stroller on the way home. Also had to make a complaint about an off duty cabin crew member. Will never use this airline ever again. I have done a lot of traveling and never needed to complain, but these guys managed to rack up 3 complaints in one trip.

PDX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Landing was puuurfectwish

Wish I had headphones- forgot.

PDX
SFO
Okay 5.3

The flight boarded quickly and the plane is kept well

Sat in First class and I was not welcomed by the flight attendant, nor was there a preflight beverage offered. Our flight was delayed by a half hour but little information was shared about why or how long we would be delayed. Finally the breakfast served was a dry croissant, that was tough to chew.

PDX
SFO
Good 6.0

Once on it went well.

The flight was delayed almost 3 hours.

PDX
SFO
Excellent 8.3

Good lighting, nice, roomy seats with legroom, pleasant staff at front desk and onboard The sound system is excellent and I could actually hear what the flight attendant said. Very cute safety movie that kept my attention.

No pretzels/crackers, etc. offered with beverage. Could not figure out how to use entertainment system.

Mon, Dec 25
PDX
SFO
1h 52m
Thu, Jan 4
SFO
PDX
1h 48m
Trip: 11 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Dec 7
PDX
SFO
1h 48m
Thu, Dec 14
SFO
PDX
1h 42m
Trip: 8 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 244 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
PDX
SFO
Good 6.6

Virgin is great!

This plane was late, as was the one to Portland. Also for some reason the reading lights in the plane kept going out. Of the three seats on my side of the row, only mine would come back on, and we all had books. So annoying!

PDX
SFO
Excellent 8.3

They don't charge for an exit row seat, very cool...

The safety video was lame and annoying... No free movies on domestic flights. Otherwise, great flight

PDX
SFO
Good 6.0

Once on it went well.

The flight was delayed almost 3 hours.

PDX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Landing was puuurfectwish

Wish I had headphones- forgot.

PDX
SFO
Good 7.3

How do you use the movies? No pretzels or anything with beverage.

Thu, Dec 28
PDX
SFO
1h 51m
Thu, Jan 4
SFO
PDX
1h 44m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Dec 9
PDX
SFO
1h 48m
Sat, Dec 16
SFO
PDX
1h 44m
Trip: 8 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 244 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
PDX
SFO
Okay 4.0

Helpfulness of crew, although one flight attendant was sick and said she was expected to work when sick—wonder how many passengers caught her cold. Funny safety video

Late plane. Over half an hour wait to get my wheelchair

PDX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Landing was puuurfectwish

Wish I had headphones- forgot.

PDX
SFO
Good 6.6

The boarding was quick and the seat had plenty of leg room.

I paid for a cabin select seat that came with free food, however when I went to order at the first opportunity I had there were no meals left. When I asked about it the attendant was very dour and his reply was curt. He informed me that they were "just out".

PDX
SFO
Excellent 8.3

Good lighting, nice, roomy seats with legroom, pleasant staff at front desk and onboard The sound system is excellent and I could actually hear what the flight attendant said. Very cute safety movie that kept my attention.

No pretzels/crackers, etc. offered with beverage. Could not figure out how to use entertainment system.

PDX
SFO
Mediocre 3.6

Seats were fairly comfortable.

Stroller didn’t make our second flight and stayed in San Francisco, same airline also lost our replacement stroller on the way home. Also had to make a complaint about an off duty cabin crew member. Will never use this airline ever again. I have done a lot of traveling and never needed to complain, but these guys managed to rack up 3 complaints in one trip.

Thu, Dec 28
PDX
SFO
1h 51m
Thu, Jan 4
SFO
PDX
1h 44m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Dec 12
PDX
SFO
1h 48m
Tue, Dec 19
SFO
PDX
1h 44m
Trip: 8 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 244 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
PDX
SFO
Excellent 8.3

Good lighting, nice, roomy seats with legroom, pleasant staff at front desk and onboard The sound system is excellent and I could actually hear what the flight attendant said. Very cute safety movie that kept my attention.

No pretzels/crackers, etc. offered with beverage. Could not figure out how to use entertainment system.

PDX
SFO
Good 6.0

Once on it went well.

The flight was delayed almost 3 hours.

PDX
SFO
Good 6.6

The boarding was quick and the seat had plenty of leg room.

I paid for a cabin select seat that came with free food, however when I went to order at the first opportunity I had there were no meals left. When I asked about it the attendant was very dour and his reply was curt. He informed me that they were "just out".

PDX
SFO
Excellent 8.6

No food

PDX
SFO
Good 6.6

Virgin is great!

This plane was late, as was the one to Portland. Also for some reason the reading lights in the plane kept going out. Of the three seats on my side of the row, only mine would come back on, and we all had books. So annoying!

Mon, Jan 1
PDX
SFO
1h 50m
Wed, Jan 3
SFO
PDX
1h 44m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
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