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Low Season:
October
Best time to beat the crowds
1%
expected price decrease
High Season:
August
Most popular time to fly
2%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$198
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$148
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from San Francisco to Portland

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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 $148 or less.
The cheapest flight from San Francisco to Portland was found 75 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 July, August and September. The cheapest month to fly is October.
Morning departure is around 16% 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 San Francisco to Portland Flights

How long does a flight from San Francisco to Portland take?
An average nonstop flight takes 1h 37m, covering a distance of 551 miles.
How many flights are there between San Francisco and Portland?
There are 1,277 (nonstop) flights between San Francisco and Portland per week, averaging 188 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Portland?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($121), Virgin America ($133) and American Airlines ($140).
Do I need a passport to fly between San Francisco and Portland?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between San Francisco and Portland?
Alaska Airlines (27 times daily), United (22 times daily), Air New Zealand (20 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly San Francisco to Portland?
For San Francisco to Portland, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from Portland back to San Francisco, the best deals are generally found on Friday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
San Francisco
$121
only
$121
Destination
Portland
$121
only
$121
Wed, Apr 4
SFO
PDX
1h 44m
Fri, Apr 6
PDX
SFO
1h 42m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Apr 11
SFO
PDX
1h 37m
Thu, Apr 19
PDX
SFO
1h 45m
Trip: 9 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 317 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.4
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.1
Food
7.7
SFO
PDX
Mediocre 3.6

Not much.

Had to complain to the airline about a ride off duty cabin crew member.

SFO
PDX
Excellent 9.3

Clean, comfy plane

A crew member pulled my bag down from the overhead bin space, handed it to me, and told me to put it under my seat. It seems like a rude interaction.

SFO
PDX
Excellent 10.0

the usual great experience. I love the whole Virgin America vibe

SFO
PDX
Excellent 9.6

Free movies funny & informative flight safety video cool lighting

no snacks because of short flight several minutes of ads after flight safety video

SFO
PDX
Excellent 10.0

Easily one of the best flights I’ve been on. Good vibes all around.

Wed, Feb 28
SFO
PDX
7h 24m
Tue, Mar 6
PDX
SFO
7h 55m
Trip: 7 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28416 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
DEN
ORD
Good 6.4

I'm not sure where the problem was - whether with AA or Royal Jordanian, but my luggage did not make it to Amman with me. In fact, there was a whole group of passengers traveling on American from different US cities, switching to RJ in Chicago, whose luggage did not come on the flight to Amman. My advice: be sure to pack enough for a couple of days in your carryon - and don't accept an offer to check your carryon to its final destination!

SYD
LAX
Excellent 9.0

Premium economy is the way to go for a long haul flight. We were comfortable and able to get some sleep.

The crew on the way to Sydney was a little more present. There was always someone milling in the galley between the business class and premium economy cabin. The crew returning came through the cabin often and were attentive if you asked for them but you had to seek them out.

BWI
CLT
Mediocre 3.0

One of the flight attendants was nice.

AA is now trying to save money (presumably) by doing like Delta: forcing half of us to connect in Charlotte. Unfortunately, the Charlotte airport is not ready to accommodate so many people. The airport looks like it is being renovated, which is fine, but there is no tape/cones to mark off the renovated areas from the walkways. You literally walk through dirt and construction sites. I didn't even think that was legal in the US?! Anyway, maybe it will be worth it once the renovations are complete, especially if AA is going to use it as a hub.

DFW
SAT
Okay 4.0

It was short

Completely full plane. Ridiculously tight seat pitch. Overhead bins full. 45-minute delay for a dead-heading flight crew. Long wait for checked baggage. No beverage service because of turbulence. Flight crew out of position is a management problem, don't make it an inconvenience for a 737 full of paying passengers!

IND
LAX
Excellent 10.0

The staff

The snack selection and lack of entertainment

Sun, Mar 11
SFO
PDX
6h 16m
Sat, Mar 17
PDX
SFO
4h 27m
Trip: 6 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16166 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
ATL
EWR
Excellent 8.6

No LCD screen for entertainment.

BOS
LGA
Mediocre 2.0

We were in the plane for 3 hours before we could depart. No one offered us a drink or snack.

FLL
DTW
Excellent 10.0

I like service

PIT
ATL
Excellent 10.0

I have always known of airlines to offer preboarding to those military members in uniform or on official orders. Delta took it one step further and allows prior service members to board also.

PVR
MSP
Good 7.3

They have few movies selection that was good

I like being in a big space faster. And clean good service I

Sat, Jun 30
SFO
PDX
1h 44m
Thu, Jul 5
PDX
SFO
1h 45m
Trip: 6 days
6.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.6 Good
Based on 216 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
SFO
PDX
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

SFO
PDX
Good 6.0

The gate changed, the United App did not update and we did not look at the flight status board upon arrival as we were relying on the United App. Ran all the way to the 'old' gate (90) only to realize b/c we heard something over the loudspeaker about a flight to Portland at Gate 60 (we had just landed from IAD right near that gate). Looked at the board and realized the gate had changed, had to run all the way back to the other gate and it wasn't boarding yet. When I mentioned all this to the gate agent, she told me i should have checked the board & refreshed my app...i refreshed my App 6 times and it still didn't update - i'm not an idiot but she made me feel like one. She had no sympathy and was not nice or helpful. When we got on the flight, realized it was empty and we were sitting WAY in the back when there were plenty of open seats, so we moved up thank God!

SFO
PDX
Excellent 9.3

Overall service

Couldn't sell us snack during regular service (we were at front of economy cabin) and had to wait to almost end of flight.

SFO
PDX
Okay 5.0

the crew on the flight, so nice and funny

the time it took to board and take flight

SFO
PDX
Good 7.6

Comfortable flight. Got an economy plus seat at Silver level. Middle seat was empty. New interior in airplane with power outlets and mood lighting in cabin. Free movies available on network. For a short flight of this duration, a very comfortable atmosphere.

Boarding process was chaotic. Gate staff didn't seem to be announcing boarding groups. I like how American has a promotion with T-Mobile for 1 hour of free wifi internet, which United doesn't.

Mon, Apr 16
SFO
PDX
1h 39m
Thu, Apr 19
PDX
SFO
1h 47m
Trip: 4 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 317 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.4
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.1
Food
7.7
SFO
PDX
Okay 4.0

Poor never again merge with Alaska sucks

SFO
PDX
Excellent 9.6

Free movies funny & informative flight safety video cool lighting

no snacks because of short flight several minutes of ads after flight safety video

SFO
PDX
Excellent 10.0

Sits were comfortable

N\A

SFO
PDX
Excellent 9.3

Clean, comfy plane

A crew member pulled my bag down from the overhead bin space, handed it to me, and told me to put it under my seat. It seems like a rude interaction.

SFO
PDX
Excellent 10.0

Easily one of the best flights I’ve been on. Good vibes all around.

Tue, May 1
SFO
PDX
1h 39m
Tue, May 8
PDX
SFO
1h 51m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Mar 16
SFO
PDX
1h 44m
Sun, Mar 18
PDX
SFO
1h 45m
Trip: 3 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 317 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.4
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.1
Food
7.7
SFO
PDX
Excellent 10.0

Sits were comfortable

N\A

SFO
PDX
Excellent 10.0

the usual great experience. I love the whole Virgin America vibe

SFO
PDX
Excellent 9.6

Free movies funny & informative flight safety video cool lighting

no snacks because of short flight several minutes of ads after flight safety video

SFO
PDX
Mediocre 3.3

Entertainment was average, an average selection of movies to watch.

The flight was scheduled to depart at 10:11pm from SFO. After we boarded we sat for a good hour before the captain announced that the flight was delayed because the crew couldn't find the manual for the new batteries and that everyone was still looking.

SFO
PDX
Excellent 10.0

Flight attendant Zach was superb. Kudos to him for his attitude and service

Sun, Mar 25
SFO
PDX
1h 48m
Tue, Mar 27
PDX
SFO
1h 51m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Mar 24
SFO
PDX
1h 47m
Sun, Apr 1
PDX
SFO
1h 45m
Trip: 9 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 317 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.4
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.1
Food
7.7
SFO
PDX
Mediocre 3.6

Not much.

Had to complain to the airline about a ride off duty cabin crew member.

SFO
PDX
Excellent 9.6

Free movies funny & informative flight safety video cool lighting

no snacks because of short flight several minutes of ads after flight safety video

SFO
PDX
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing. My flight was delayed 30+ minutes and my bad didn’t make the flight. They then didn’t put it on the next flight, or the next. Now it going to arrive on the last flight. I have a 4 hour ride from the airport, so I have to go. All my clothes and golf clubs are in the bag. I probably won’t see the bag for days. I won’t be able to golf, which is the only reason I’m on this trip. Thanks a lot.

My flight was delayed 30+ minutes and my bad didn’t make the flight. They then didn’t put it on the next flight, or the next. Now it going to arrive on the last flight. I have a 4 hour ride from the airport, so I have to go. All my clothes and golf clubs are in the bag. I probably won’t see the bag for days. I won’t be able to golf, which is the only reason I’m on this trip. Thanks a lot.

SFO
PDX
Excellent 10.0

Easily one of the best flights I’ve been on. Good vibes all around.

SFO
PDX
Mediocre 3.3

Entertainment was average, an average selection of movies to watch.

The flight was scheduled to depart at 10:11pm from SFO. After we boarded we sat for a good hour before the captain announced that the flight was delayed because the crew couldn't find the manual for the new batteries and that everyone was still looking.

Fri, Jun 8
SFO
PDX
1h 40m
Sat, Jun 9
PDX
SFO
1h 48m
Trip: 2 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Jun 15
SFO
PDX
1h 40m
Fri, Jun 22
PDX
SFO
1h 50m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Aug 2
SFO
PDX
1h 40m
Thu, Aug 9
PDX
SFO
1h 48m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
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San Francisco to Portland Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 1h 44m
Flights Arrive in Portland
Flights Depart from San Francisco
Flight Price $121
Distance 551 miles
Airlines Virgin America, American Airlines, Delta, United
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