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Portland to San Francisco Flight Information

Flights Arrive in San Francisco
Flights Depart from Portland
Flight Price $271
Distance 2,717 miles
Airlines American Airlines, JetBlue, Delta, Frontier

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Average Price:
$297
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$271
or less (round trip)

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Morning departure is around 17% 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?
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 8h 27m.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Portland to San Francisco?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on American Airlines ($271), JetBlue ($274) and Delta ($274).
Do I need a passport to fly between Portland and San Francisco?
No.
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 Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Portland, the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Monday being the most expensive.

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Airports
Origin
Portland
$271
only
$271
Destination
San Francisco
$271
only
$271
Fri, Oct 26
PWM
Portland
SFO
San Francisco
9h 40m
Sun, Oct 28
SFO
San Francisco
PWM
Portland
8h 34m
Trip: 3 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 33,700 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
FAY
CLT
Excellent 10.0

Smooth flight

Tight fit for 6'3 male

PHL
BUD
Mediocre 3.6

The food was pretty good.

They had no accommodations for our baby, and didn’t let us board first. It was an old plane with basic entertainment, TVs above the middle row and not all do them worked. It was particularly freezing on board. Some of the crew was nice but overall not very friendly or welcoming.

PHL
GRR
Excellent 10.0

On time boarding taking off and landing in Grand Rapids. Crew was very nice and let me keep my whole can of soda.

ISP
PHL
Mediocre 2.0

Flight cancelled and had to travel 60 miles at my expense to a different airport to get another flight same day

MIA
MEX
Excellent 8.6

One of the stewardess felt like she was at her house with unwanted visitors, I guess. Very senile and careless attitude

Wed, Oct 17
PWM
Portland
SFO
San Francisco
9h 12m
Tue, Oct 23
SFO
San Francisco
PWM
Portland
9h 47m
Trip: 7 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 13,247 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.8
FLL
EWR
Excellent 8.0

Everyone did there jobs very well!!! The delay was from the New Jersey side which was unfortunate .Please check that my True Blue account has this flight on record. Thank you in advance. Also, you have the most leg room in the economy class seats!!!

BOS
SEA
Excellent 10.0

Straight shot free wifi, good for purchase

I wish I could get straight flights from bdl to pdx and give versa

SFO
BOS
Excellent 8.0

Easy and comfortable. No issues. Got there without a problem.

EWR
MCO
Excellent 10.0

The flight took off on time and maybe even early and was early arriving even though it had to divert a little to avoid the hurricane. Everything seemed to run more efficiently because more extraordinary measures were being taken to keep flights running and on time. I was impressed.

BOS
BUF
Excellent 10.0

Boarded, departed and landed on time.

Thu, Dec 13
PWM
Portland
SFO
San Francisco
9h 13m
Mon, Dec 17
SFO
San Francisco
PWM
Portland
7h 42m
Trip: 5 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 20,295 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.6
Food
7.4
MSP
EWR
Okay 4.3

Seats more comfortable, plan wasn’t too full

No charging port for cellphone.

LAX
OGG
Okay 4.3

Why use old planes for such a long flight? Toilet overflowed, poor quality tv, and only peanuts?

SEA
MSP
Okay 4.6

Hostess were professional and warm

Seats was too tight, no leg room and no room for stretching

DEN
JFK
Good 7.6

The flight attendants were all helpful and pleasant. The seats were comfortable. We were provided with plenty of liquids.

The landing was pretty tough and we took off almost a half hour late.

SFO
JFK
Good 7.0

Food was unexpectedly good.

The flight was delayed for 40 minutes. We could hardly catch connecting flight

Thu, Sep 27
PWM
Portland
SFO
San Francisco
8h 27m
Tue, Oct 2
SFO
San Francisco
PWM
Portland
8h 05m
Trip: 6 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 35,383 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
PWM
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

The first

This flight was canceled at the last minute and all passengers were told they needed to find another flight because the airline didn’t have any to rebook them on. Passengers had to pay out of pocket for new flights. Frontier said they would reimburse but I haven’t seen anything yet.

SLC
AUS
Mediocre 2.6

I was charged to carry on my two bags. With added fees and taxes, it came to $168.20! The seats were very uncomfortable...not enough padding and way too crowded. They even charge for in flight snacks. Not a meal...the peanuts and soda you usually get free elsewhere. The flight attendant was rude to me. No wifi available for purchase that I could tell. Then at the end of the flight they had a big commercial-like announcement to push their credit card. It was very tacky.

MCO
ONT
Okay 4.0

Clean smooth flight and nice crew

Rude woman at check in counter

LAS
CLE
Good 6.0

Smooth boarding, price was reasonable.

Seats stiff, no food, no entertainment

TTN
TPA
Mediocre 3.0

Boarding in a heavy rain. The flight was delayed hours. All passengers were extremely wet and the air conditioning was so high you could not even see through the fog in the cabin. I couldn’t see my seat number. We sat delayed on the plane with wet clothes for at least 90 min.

Thu, Nov 1
PWM
Portland
SFO
San Francisco
11h 13m
Sun, Nov 4
SFO
San Francisco
PWM
Portland
8h 36m
Trip: 4 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 33,700 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
SJC
PHX
Good 6.3

The flight itself was fine.

All the choices to eat were laden with gluten, salt, and sugar. Surely a salad is no heavier than what they carry, but might not last as long. For those of us gluten-sensitive, watching our glucose levels, or salt intake there’s nothing. A 40 minute gate change from B29 to A11 in PHX was barely long enough to walk far less find and buy a healthy meal. Yet again I arose at 4am and had nothing to eat until after 4pm. ALL the airlines can do better.

BUD
PHL
Okay 5.0

We left on time and we arrived before schedule. They did let us board first with the baby.

The crew was not friendly and they didn’t come when we called for them. They did not have any accommodations for our baby. It was an old plane with very basic entertainment.

CLT
TUL
Excellent 10.0

Smooth flight !

Too tight for 6'3 male.

PHL
BUD
Mediocre 3.6

The food was pretty good.

They had no accommodations for our baby, and didn’t let us board first. It was an old plane with basic entertainment, TVs above the middle row and not all do them worked. It was particularly freezing on board. Some of the crew was nice but overall not very friendly or welcoming.

BUD
PHL
Mediocre 3.0

Let's take a minute to thank American Airlines for assigning a 34 year old US Air plane without power outlets, entertainment options or even working personal lights for a trans-Atlantic flight. On the positive side, the seats were also very uncomfortable and had ashtrays!

Thu, Dec 13
PWM
Portland
SFO
San Francisco
9h 13m
Mon, Dec 17
SFO
San Francisco
PWM
Portland
7h 42m
Trip: 5 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 20,295 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.6
Food
7.4
JFK
MXP
Good 7.6

There were actual meals served on the flight. They were pretty good. Free movies available.

There was one cranky flight attendant. The seats don’t recline quite enough to be able to sleep.

CLT
LGA
Mediocre 3.3

We were deplained twice from two different plains going to LGA. We are now booked on a third plain going to JFK. Hope we can get home. I have a surgical appointment tomorrow.

We bought First Class tickets. But we were downgraded How do you think we should feel ? We have been in Charlotte since 9:30 AM It is now 6:45 PM Should we use the train to go home?

JFK
PRG
Good 7.6

Complimentary beverages.

Chicken and pasta for dinner

ATL
MAD
Good 6.6

Crew was kind and responsive.

Older plane so seats were very crammed. My screen was not calibrated correctly so I couldn’t rewind or pause movies. No charging option for phone. WiFi was spotty.

ATL
LAX
Good 6.3

Seatback tv.

Stewardess berated a man for leaving his backpack on the floor in front of him rather than politely addressing the issue. She told him you know better than that and don’t ever do that again. It was totally uncalled for.

Thu, Jan 31
PWM
Portland
SFO
San Francisco
8h 59m
Wed, Feb 20
SFO
San Francisco
PWM
Portland
8h 19m
Trip: 21 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 33,700 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
BUD
PHL
Okay 5.0

We left on time and we arrived before schedule. They did let us board first with the baby.

The crew was not friendly and they didn’t come when we called for them. They did not have any accommodations for our baby. It was an old plane with very basic entertainment.

CLT
TUL
Excellent 10.0

Smooth flight !

Too tight for 6'3 male.

FAY
CLT
Excellent 10.0

Smooth flight

Tight fit for 6'3 male

PHL
GRR
Excellent 10.0

On time boarding taking off and landing in Grand Rapids. Crew was very nice and let me keep my whole can of soda.

SJC
PHX
Good 6.3

The flight itself was fine.

All the choices to eat were laden with gluten, salt, and sugar. Surely a salad is no heavier than what they carry, but might not last as long. For those of us gluten-sensitive, watching our glucose levels, or salt intake there’s nothing. A 40 minute gate change from B29 to A11 in PHX was barely long enough to walk far less find and buy a healthy meal. Yet again I arose at 4am and had nothing to eat until after 4pm. ALL the airlines can do better.

Tue, Mar 5
PWM
Portland
SFO
San Francisco
9h 14m
Tue, Mar 12
SFO
San Francisco
PWM
Portland
7h 25m
Trip: 7 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 20,295 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.6
Food
7.4
CLT
LGA
Mediocre 3.3

We were deplained twice from two different plains going to LGA. We are now booked on a third plain going to JFK. Hope we can get home. I have a surgical appointment tomorrow.

We bought First Class tickets. But we were downgraded How do you think we should feel ? We have been in Charlotte since 9:30 AM It is now 6:45 PM Should we use the train to go home?

JFK
MXP
Good 7.6

There were actual meals served on the flight. They were pretty good. Free movies available.

There was one cranky flight attendant. The seats don’t recline quite enough to be able to sleep.

MSP
EWR
Okay 4.3

Seats more comfortable, plan wasn’t too full

No charging port for cellphone.

SFO
JFK
Good 7.0

Food was unexpectedly good.

The flight was delayed for 40 minutes. We could hardly catch connecting flight

RDU
SLC
Excellent 10.0

The flight crew was so nice! Roomy seats and plenty of snacks!

Thu, Sep 20
PWM
Portland
SFO
San Francisco
18h 35m
Sat, Sep 22
SFO
San Francisco
PWM
Portland
8h 07m
Trip: 3 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 35,383 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
PWM
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

The first

This flight was canceled at the last minute and all passengers were told they needed to find another flight because the airline didn’t have any to rebook them on. Passengers had to pay out of pocket for new flights. Frontier said they would reimburse but I haven’t seen anything yet.

ISP
MCO
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Got to the airport at 4am for a flight that was supposed to leave at 6am. The flight finally departed at 11:40am. I missed my non-refundable connecting flight and had to book a new flight. All in all I probably lost $300 because of this situation. On top of that it was my birthday.

SLC
AUS
Mediocre 2.6

I was charged to carry on my two bags. With added fees and taxes, it came to $168.20! The seats were very uncomfortable...not enough padding and way too crowded. They even charge for in flight snacks. Not a meal...the peanuts and soda you usually get free elsewhere. The flight attendant was rude to me. No wifi available for purchase that I could tell. Then at the end of the flight they had a big commercial-like announcement to push their credit card. It was very tacky.

DEN
PIT
Mediocre 2.0

It was delayed for more than 2 hours

LAS
CLE
Good 6.0

Smooth boarding, price was reasonable.

Seats stiff, no food, no entertainment

Thu, Nov 22
PWM
Portland
SFO
San Francisco
8h 57m
Mon, Nov 26
SFO
San Francisco
PWM
Portland
8h 24m
Trip: 5 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 20,295 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.6
Food
7.4
ATL
MAD
Good 6.6

Crew was kind and responsive.

Older plane so seats were very crammed. My screen was not calibrated correctly so I couldn’t rewind or pause movies. No charging option for phone. WiFi was spotty.

BWI
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Excellent

CLT
LGA
Mediocre 3.3

We were deplained twice from two different plains going to LGA. We are now booked on a third plain going to JFK. Hope we can get home. I have a surgical appointment tomorrow.

We bought First Class tickets. But we were downgraded How do you think we should feel ? We have been in Charlotte since 9:30 AM It is now 6:45 PM Should we use the train to go home?

RDU
SLC
Excellent 10.0

The flight crew was so nice! Roomy seats and plenty of snacks!

SFO
JFK
Good 7.0

Food was unexpectedly good.

The flight was delayed for 40 minutes. We could hardly catch connecting flight

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