Cheap flights from Portland to San Diego (PWM - SAN)

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The best prices from Portland to San Diego are usually found in July or August, booked 0 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Thursday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Portland (PWM) to San Diego (SAN)

All the information you need to plan the best PWM to SAN flight in 2021: compare Portland to San Diego flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in San Diego.
PWM - SAN
Price
$279 - $488
SAN
Temperature
66.2 - 80.6 °F
SAN
Rainfall
0 - 2.8 inches

Popular in

April

High demand for flights, 26% potential price rise

Cheapest in

July

Best time to find cheap flights, 23% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$279

From Portland to San Diego

One-way from

$257

One-way flight from Portland to San Diego

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Portland to San Diego?

Flying to your destination on a Saturday can be more expensive, but this shouldn’t discourage you from finding affordable options to get to San Diego. Check prices with Cheapflights to find a great deal for your trip.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Portland to San Diego?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 17 days in advance, which can save you up to 27% on flights from Portland to San Diego compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 17 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $73. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $98.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Portland to San Diego?

Flights from Portland to San Diego lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Portland to San Diego in July, with the cheapest ticket starting at $44.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Portland to San Diego (PWM - SAN)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Portland to San Diego is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the afternoon tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the evening could potentially save you up to 55% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Portland to San Diego in May, June 2021

The best prices found for PWM to SAN flights for May, June
19 May - 21 May
$365pp
PWM
Portland
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
PWM
Portland
19 May - 21 May
$394pp
PWM
Portland
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
PWM
Portland
20 May - 23 May
$395pp
PWM
Portland
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
PWM
Portland

Portland to San Diego 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Diego from Portland found for this year
16 Sep - 20 Sep
$313pp
PWM
Portland
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
PWM
Portland
16 Sep - 20 Sep
$317pp
PWM
Portland
Delta
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Delta
   
2 STOPS
PWM
Portland
16 Sep - 20 Sep
$341pp
PWM
Portland
Delta
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Delta
   
2 STOPS
PWM
Portland

Last minute flights from Portland to San Diego

Late deals on round-trip flights to San Diego from Portland, departing today and this week
27 May - 1 Jun
$456pp
PWM
Portland
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
PWM
Portland
27 May - 1 Jun
$470pp
PWM
Portland
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
PWM
Portland
27 May - 1 Jun
$487pp
PWM
Portland
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
PWM
Portland

One-way flights to San Diego from Portland

The cheapest one-way flights from Portland to San Diego
12:10 pm - 5:32 pm
American Airlines
1 Stop
8h 22m
PWM - SAN
American Airlines
1:30 am - 6:35 am
Delta
1 Stop
8h 05m
PWM - SAN
Delta
$259
Delta
4:07 pm - 4:29 pm
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
51h 22m
PWM - SAN
Multiple Airlines
$277
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Flight FAQs

From Portland to San Diego

Are flight prices decreasing from Portland to San Diego due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both Portland and San Diego for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

Which airlines flying from Portland to San Diego have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from Portland to San Diego that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are American Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Can I find flights from Portland to San Diego for under $400 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Portland to San Diego for under $400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $313, but on average you can expect to pay $395.

Are there nonstop flights from Portland to San Diego for under $300 on Cheapflights?

There are no nonstop flights from Portland to San Diego, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

Are there last-minute flights available from Portland to San Diego for under $500?

There are currently 10+ open flights from Portland to San Diego within the next 7 days for less than $500.

How popular is this flight route?

Within the past month, 406 users have taken a look at flights from Portland to San Diego.

Does it rain more in Portland or San Diego?

Expected rainfall in Portland is less than in San Diego. You can expect this to be the case over the next 18 days.

Is Portland weather warmer or cooler than San Diego?

Our data indicates that the weather will be 81 °F on average in the month of August. The temperature in San Diego is typically the same as in Portland. If you're traveling when the temperature is at its warmest, push to plan early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. For the best results, search for flights well in advance or after peak season.

How long is the flight from Portland to San Diego?

There are many flights that can get you from Portland to San Diego in 7h 48m. Fly via United Airlines, American Airlines, or Delta to get the fastest option. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Portland to San Diego round-trip?

Delta, at $317, was found to be the cheapest airline from Portland to San Diego.Alternate airlines to your destination round-trip include United Airlines and American Airlines. Delta is priced at 12% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Portland to San Diego one-way?

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $157 on Delta. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include United Airlines from $185 and American Airlines from $219 one-way.

Alternative routes for Portland to San Diego

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for San Diego

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Portland to San Diego.
Average temperature for May in San Diego
71.6 °F
Avg rainfall for May in San Diego
0.2 ″

Airports servicing Portland

Airports servicing San Diego

Top 5 airlines flying from Portland to San Diego

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Portland to San Diego choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Frontier
$106 $225 No cancel fee 62%
United Airlines
$154 $376 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$151 $403 No cancel fee 71%
JetBlue
$191 $425 No cancel fee 62%
Delta
$167 $434 No cancel fee N/A
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