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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:
$219
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$141
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Portland to San Francisco

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $141 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 4% 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 1,270 (nonstop) flights between Portland and San Francisco per week, averaging 192 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), Multiple Airlines ($107) and Alaska 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?
Alaska Airlines (29 times daily), American Airlines (21 times daily), Air New Zealand (17 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, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Portland, the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Saturday 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
Tue, Feb 6
PDX
SFO
1h 47m
Wed, Feb 7
SFO
PDX
1h 40m
Trip: 2 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 255 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.7
PDX
SFO
Good 6.6

Check in fast, efficient. Friendly. Calls to reconfirm were handled very fast and with great care. Flight on time. Cannot all for more.

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

Entertainment options were great. We checked 1 bag for $25.

I got my verification email from Alaska and when I clicked on their link it took me to Alaska's site and my reservation wasn't to be found so I had to login to Virgins site to login.

PDX
SFO
Excellent 8.6

No food

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.

Wed, Feb 7
PDX
SFO
1h 47m
Thu, Feb 15
SFO
PDX
1h 40m
Trip: 9 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Feb 8
PDX
SFO
1h 55m
Thu, Feb 15
SFO
PDX
1h 40m
Trip: 8 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 194 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
PDX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

We love flying Alaska Airlines. Staff was very helpful. Lots of leg room. And we arrived ahead of schedule.

Our original flight had to be re scheduled and we arrived later than planned but it all worked out well.

PDX
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Friendly flight crew

I like complimentary food and entertainment

PDX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

The flight boarding was efficient. The flight left on time. The food and drink service was very adequate for the short flight. Landed on time and unloaded quickly. Baggage was quickly delivered.

PDX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Alaska flight was good, but EVA airlines to the Philippines was fantastic! A stunning crew of ladies who took their job seriously, even cleaned the bathrooms mid flight. Meals were included and decent. The crew put on aprons before handing out food or beverages, very professional in every aspect. Best airlines I flown yet.

I don't have anything bad to say, even arrival at Manila was a breeze.

PDX
SFO
Excellent 8.3

Good seat in exit row.

The delays @ SFO never fail to ruin a trip.

Sat, Feb 17
PDX
SFO
1h 51m
Sat, Feb 24
SFO
PDX
1h 49m
Trip: 8 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 203 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
PDX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Got stuck in the San Francisco airport and was promised a hotel room for the night when I departed Portland. When I arrived at SFO I was told sorry you have to just stay in the airport My next flight wasn’t until the next morning Shitty customer service

PDX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

I wasn’t able to book a return flight to leave

PDX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

I liked the good options on the flight and the picture menu, the uncomplicated boarding and great check in service

All good

PDX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Orderly on time

PDX
SFO
Good 6.0

My club membership....lord knows you need it with United

Delayed past the point of no return....where do you want to spend the night?

Thu, Feb 8
PDX
SFO
1h 47m
Thu, Feb 15
SFO
PDX
1h 40m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Feb 13
PDX
SFO
1h 47m
Wed, Feb 21
SFO
PDX
1h 41m
Trip: 9 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 255 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.7
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

Overall good flight

Nothing

PDX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Cleaning

PDX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Landing was puuurfectwish

Wish I had headphones- forgot.

Sat, Mar 10
PDX
SFO
1h 55m
Mon, Mar 26
SFO
PDX
1h 41m
Trip: 16 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 194 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
PDX
SFO
Excellent 8.0

I don’t think I should have to pay $25 for my first bag. 1st bah should be free. Otherwise all was well.

PDX
SFO
Okay 4.0

Boarding was easy

The crew seemed cold and tired

PDX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Alaska flight was good, but EVA airlines to the Philippines was fantastic! A stunning crew of ladies who took their job seriously, even cleaned the bathrooms mid flight. Meals were included and decent. The crew put on aprons before handing out food or beverages, very professional in every aspect. Best airlines I flown yet.

I don't have anything bad to say, even arrival at Manila was a breeze.

PDX
SFO
Excellent 8.0

The crew was new and curt with travelers.

PDX
SFO
Good 6.0

Wasn’t given the opportunity to choose my seat and was put in last row.

Sat, Mar 31
PDX
SFO
1h 49m
Wed, Apr 11
SFO
PDX
1h 45m
Trip: 12 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 203 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
PDX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Supurb staff Comfortable On time

PDX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Orderly on time

PDX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

I liked the good options on the flight and the picture menu, the uncomplicated boarding and great check in service

All good

PDX
SFO
Good 7.0

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

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
Excellent 8.3

New 737 800 with Wi-Fi and free movie off of the United airlines app.

Sat, Feb 10
PDX
SFO
1h 47m
Tue, Feb 20
SFO
PDX
1h 40m
Trip: 11 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Feb 14
PDX
SFO
1h 47m
Wed, Feb 21
SFO
PDX
1h 41m
Trip: 8 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 255 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.7
PDX
SFO
Good 6.0

Overall good flight

Nothing

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
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

PDX
SFO
Excellent 8.6

No food

Sat, Apr 7
PDX
SFO
1h 48m
Thu, Apr 12
SFO
PDX
1h 40m
Trip: 6 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 194 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
PDX
SFO
Excellent 8.3

Good seat in exit row.

The delays @ SFO never fail to ruin a trip.

PDX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

We love flying Alaska Airlines. Staff was very helpful. Lots of leg room. And we arrived ahead of schedule.

Our original flight had to be re scheduled and we arrived later than planned but it all worked out well.

PDX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

I love flying AK.

PDX
SFO
Okay 4.0

Boarding was easy

The crew seemed cold and tired

PDX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Alaska flight was good, but EVA airlines to the Philippines was fantastic! A stunning crew of ladies who took their job seriously, even cleaned the bathrooms mid flight. Meals were included and decent. The crew put on aprons before handing out food or beverages, very professional in every aspect. Best airlines I flown yet.

I don't have anything bad to say, even arrival at Manila was a breeze.

Fri, Feb 2
PDX
SFO
1h 53m
Sat, Feb 24
SFO
PDX
1h 49m
Trip: 23 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 203 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
PDX
SFO
Excellent 9.3

The crew was competent and the flight was easy.

I wish they'd waited until everyone got on board to announce that we would need the United app to watch movies during. E flight. They did the announcement too early and about a third of the plane missed it.

PDX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

I wasn’t able to book a return flight to leave

PDX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

They accommodated us by putting our seats together. I really appreciated that.

PDX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Got stuck in the San Francisco airport and was promised a hotel room for the night when I departed Portland. When I arrived at SFO I was told sorry you have to just stay in the airport My next flight wasn’t until the next morning Shitty customer service

PDX
SFO
Good 7.0

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

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.

Mon, Feb 12
PDX
SFO
1h 47m
Thu, Feb 22
SFO
PDX
1h 43m
Trip: 11 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Feb 21
PDX
SFO
1h 47m
Thu, Mar 1
SFO
PDX
1h 41m
Trip: 9 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 255 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.7
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 8.3

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

Overall good flight

Nothing

PDX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Cleaning

PDX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Landing was puuurfectwish

Wish I had headphones- forgot.

Sat, Apr 14
PDX
SFO
1h 45m
Thu, Apr 19
SFO
PDX
1h 44m
Trip: 6 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 194 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
PDX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

We love flying Alaska Airlines. Staff was very helpful. Lots of leg room. And we arrived ahead of schedule.

Our original flight had to be re scheduled and we arrived later than planned but it all worked out well.

PDX
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Friendly flight crew

I like complimentary food and entertainment

PDX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

The flight boarding was efficient. The flight left on time. The food and drink service was very adequate for the short flight. Landed on time and unloaded quickly. Baggage was quickly delivered.

PDX
SFO
Excellent 8.0

The crew was new and curt with travelers.

PDX
SFO
Excellent 8.0

I don’t think I should have to pay $25 for my first bag. 1st bah should be free. Otherwise all was well.

Thu, Feb 15
PDX
SFO
1h 55m
Mon, Feb 26
SFO
PDX
1h 49m
Trip: 12 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Feb 21
PDX
SFO
1h 47m
Thu, Mar 1
SFO
PDX
1h 41m
Trip: 9 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 255 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.7
PDX
SFO
Excellent 8.6

No food

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
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

Entertainment options were great. We checked 1 bag for $25.

I got my verification email from Alaska and when I clicked on their link it took me to Alaska's site and my reservation wasn't to be found so I had to login to Virgins site to login.

Wed, Apr 18
PDX
SFO
1h 45m
Thu, May 3
SFO
PDX
1h 40m
Trip: 16 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 194 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
PDX
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Friendly flight crew

I like complimentary food and entertainment

PDX
SFO
Okay 4.0

Boarding was easy

The crew seemed cold and tired

PDX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Alaska flight was good, but EVA airlines to the Philippines was fantastic! A stunning crew of ladies who took their job seriously, even cleaned the bathrooms mid flight. Meals were included and decent. The crew put on aprons before handing out food or beverages, very professional in every aspect. Best airlines I flown yet.

I don't have anything bad to say, even arrival at Manila was a breeze.

PDX
SFO
Excellent 8.3

Good seat in exit row.

The delays @ SFO never fail to ruin a trip.

PDX
SFO
Good 7.6

Great crew as always.

Crappy Christmas remixes playing the entire time while waiting for takeoff was insufferable. You know, many people in this county do not celebrate Christmas so not sure why everyone has to listen to it. Or at least play the original and not the easy listening covers.

Sat, Feb 17
PDX
SFO
1h 55m
Sat, Feb 24
SFO
PDX
1h 41m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Feb 22
PDX
SFO
1h 47m
Mon, Mar 12
SFO
PDX
1h 38m
Trip: 18 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 255 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.7
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
Good 6.0

Overall good flight

Nothing

PDX
SFO
Good 6.6

Check in fast, efficient. Friendly. Calls to reconfirm were handled very fast and with great care. Flight on time. Cannot all for more.

PDX
SFO
Good 6.0

Once on it went well.

The flight was delayed almost 3 hours.

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

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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 $107
Distance 551 miles
Airlines Virgin America, Alaska Airlines, United
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