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Low Season:
January
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High Season:
December
Most popular time to fly
2%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$456
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$324
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Portland to San Diego

Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches
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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 $324 or less.
The cheapest flight from Portland to San Diego was found 33 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 2% 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 Diego Flights

How long does a flight from Portland to San Diego take?
An average nonstop flight takes 8h 05m, covering a distance of 2618 miles.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Portland to San Diego?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on American Airlines ($297), United ($299) and Delta ($304).
Do I need a passport to fly between Portland and San Diego?
No.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Portland to San Diego?
For Portland to San Diego, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from San Diego back to Portland, the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Thursday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
Portland
$297
only
$297
Destination
San Diego
$297
only
$297
Wed, Jan 31
PWM
SAN
11h 29m
Sat, Feb 3
SAN
PWM
11h 36m
Trip: 4 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 25340 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
DFW
PHL
Excellent 8.3

crew

food purchase options limited on a long flight

DFW
HKG
Okay 5.3

Boarding was simple and efficient Seat was better than usual

Dinner was okay, the mid-flight snack was awful and made my wife sick, breakfast was better. Entertainment console crashed four times, first crew member didn’t seem to care (aloof for most of the flight), other attendants seemed marginally more interested. No one checked back to see if the problem was resolved. Flight attendants seem to be in “check the box” mode doing only what was necessary.

CLT
BWI
Good 7.3

Crew was outstanding

Hurried beverage service since arriving early. R

MEM
DFW
Mediocre 2.0

Absolutely nothing

Everything about the flight was awful. Food pathetic, my monitor didn’t work, smooshed between 2 overweight passengers. Flight crew lacked simple etiquette.

LHR
PHL
Excellent 8.3

The crew could not have been better. I was really pleased with the movie selection. However, the food is really terrible. I got a dish that was chicken, mashed potatoes and green beans, which would have been acceptable had it not been covered in bbq sauce.

Sun, Feb 4
PWM
SAN
8h 36m
Sat, Feb 10
SAN
PWM
7h 55m
Trip: 7 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 51386 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
SFO
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Fun introduction of crew and local trivia sets the time for an enjoyable flight.

PVR
SFO
Okay 4.3

Flight was delayed and no one could tell us why or for how long we would be delayed (not even on the kiosk) ... turns out it was delayed for 3 hours ... didn’t get a phone update until 1/2 hour before boarding. people were very rude about it. Turns out the plane had issues, so they had to send another one ...

ICT
DEN
Okay 4.3

Landed safely. The stewardess was very nice and engaging.

My plane took off late from Wichita, and missed departure to LA in Denver by five minutes. Despite their being several of us, they didn't hold the plane. It's 7:39 before I'm guaranteed a make up flight because I'm told by customer service that united flies fewer flights during holidays periods despite being the busiest season of the year. United did nothing to make up for the night with family they have taken from me on vacation.

ORD
RAP
Excellent 8.0

Friendliness

Ride was bumpy

ORD
MIA
Excellent 8.3

Food was great!

Drinks took a while to receive after takeoff.

Thu, Dec 14
PWM
SAN
9h 03m
Mon, Dec 18
SAN
PWM
9h 35m
Trip: 5 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 13658 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
OMA
ATL
Good 7.6

My comfort zone seat

SAV
ATL
Good 7.0

The flight was on schedule

It was crowded and cramped.

PHL
JFK
Excellent 9.0

We were probably in the air for 30 mins; great short flight. Plane wasn’t filled so had plenty of space.

SEA
SJC
Okay 5.6

No vegetarian options in first class.. and go go wouldn5 hook up. Flight was an hour late...but that was ok.

The pilot did a nice job of flying in and banking so we could see the view..

ATL
HPN
Good 7.3

It was on time

It was crowded and cramped.

Tue, Feb 20
PWM
SAN
10h 56m
Mon, Feb 26
SAN
PWM
11h 07m
Trip: 7 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 6892 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
PBI
LGA
Excellent 8.0

My overhead light didn’t work. My seat mates tv didn’t work. We were in 13 A & C

JFK
BTV
Excellent 10.0

On time

FLL
MEX
Excellent 9.0

Entertainment

CHS
JFK
Excellent 9.0

Didn’t have free WiFi on flight

FLL
EWR
Excellent 9.0

Good service great price!!

Could be more comfortable.... Recliner did not work

Thu, Feb 1
PWM
SAN
8h 05m
Sun, Feb 4
SAN
PWM
10h 53m
Trip: 4 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 13658 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
JFK
DTW
Excellent 10.0

I got off the flight at out side,but i forgot to carried my small bag .and then the Crew returned me the bag very soon.they were very kind,thank you very much.

MSP
ATL
Good 6.6

On the MSP to ATL leg the gate crew made a huge deal about checking rolling bags. They even stopped us at check-in and nearly begged us to check our bags pointing to the backed up jetway. But we had a lot of unpacking to do before checking our bags so we politely declined three times. On getting to our seats there were at least 8 open slots for bags near us. I heard a crew member call forward to say "tell them no more rollaboards" so they forced everyone left to check. On departure they slammed shut several very large empty overheads. WTF

ATL
HPN
Good 7.3

It was on time

It was crowded and cramped.

SAV
ATL
Good 7.0

The flight was on schedule

It was crowded and cramped.

CVG
BOS
Good 7.0

Friendly crew with modern plane

Why am I paying for first class for just snacks I can buy in an airport shop?

Sat, Apr 28
PWM
SAN
8h 35m
Mon, Apr 30
SAN
PWM
9h 37m
Trip: 3 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 51386 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
ORD
RAP
Excellent 8.0

Friendliness

Ride was bumpy

SLC
SFO
Excellent 8.5

More comfortable seat. The seat on this airplane offers little back support.

PVD
ORD
Excellent 8.0

friendliness

Ride was bumpy

ORD
MIA
Excellent 8.3

Food was great!

Drinks took a while to receive after takeoff.

IAD
SYR
Good 7.0

Short flight

Landing was not smooth

Wed, May 23
PWM
SAN
9h 19m
Sun, Jun 3
SAN
PWM
8h 14m
Trip: 12 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 6892 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
FLL
EWR
Excellent 9.0

Good service great price!!

Could be more comfortable.... Recliner did not work

PBI
LGA
Excellent 8.0

My overhead light didn’t work. My seat mates tv didn’t work. We were in 13 A & C

POP
JFK
Good 7.6

Service was amazing!

The heat was way high on the plane, and the air vents were not blowing enough cool air!! Also the carry on bag issue is out of hand, every JetBlue flight we were on was asking for volunteers to check their bags and people are really taking advantage of the situation of bring over size bags and way too much! I know it’s a lower budget airline but come on it is ridiculous.

SJU
DCA
Excellent 10.0

I value the flight was ontime. This is the most important thing for me.

JFK
PDX
Excellent 8.0

Efficient, no nonsense, on time

For some reason my tea recheck was not on my ticket so I had to go through regular security line

Thu, Jan 18
PWM
SAN
8h 05m
Sun, Jan 21
SAN
PWM
10h 53m
Trip: 4 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 13658 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
JFK
CUN
Excellent 9.0

Entertainment and crew were great- comfortable seats, got to watch a couple of movies with headphones provided by Delta; forgot mine so I assumed I would be miserable thru the whole 4 hour flight. so glad I was wrong! Would definitely take another flight with Delta... looking into the frequent flyer program as we speak

SAV
ATL
Good 7.0

The flight was on schedule

It was crowded and cramped.

ATL
HPN
Good 7.3

It was on time

It was crowded and cramped.

PBI
ATL
Good 6.0

On time; safe flight

Service from boarding to landing was impersonal. No headphones etc. Etc.

OMA
ATL
Good 7.6

My comfort zone seat

Fri, Dec 22
PWM
SAN
11h 56m
Fri, Dec 29
SAN
PWM
10h 30m
Trip: 8 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 25340 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
MEM
DFW
Mediocre 2.0

Absolutely nothing

Everything about the flight was awful. Food pathetic, my monitor didn’t work, smooshed between 2 overweight passengers. Flight crew lacked simple etiquette.

DFW
PHL
Excellent 8.3

crew

food purchase options limited on a long flight

LHR
PHL
Excellent 8.3

The crew could not have been better. I was really pleased with the movie selection. However, the food is really terrible. I got a dish that was chicken, mashed potatoes and green beans, which would have been acceptable had it not been covered in bbq sauce.

LAX
KOA
Okay 4.0

The fact that my original seats were not given. The other issue was that Alaska wasn’t my airline but American was. They didn’t even tell me until I got to the gate, moved over to another and then got transferred over to my gate.

CLT
BWI
Good 7.3

Crew was outstanding

Hurried beverage service since arriving early. R

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