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

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The best prices from Portland to San Diego are usually found in August or October, booked 25 days in advance, depart on a Thursday or Tuesday and return on a Wednesday

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

All the information you need to plan the best PDX to SAN flight in 2021: compare Portland to San Diego flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in San Diego.
PDX - SAN
Price
$178 - $239
SAN
Temperature
66.2 - 80.6 °F
SAN
Rainfall
0 - 2.8 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 16% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 11% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$178

From Portland to San Diego

One-way from

$102

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?

Wednesday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 21%.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Portland to San Diego, book at least 17 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 27% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $73 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $98.

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

July can be a great time to fly to San Diego from Portland with a flight ticket averaging about $80. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of July for as cheap as $44. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

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

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Portland to San Diego in the afternoon. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 26% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the morning.

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

The best prices found for PDX to SAN flights for May, June
24 May - 26 May
$155pp
PDX
Portland
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PDX
Portland
8 Jun - 15 Jun
$167pp
PDX
Portland
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
PDX
Portland
24 May - 2 Jun
$168pp
PDX
Portland
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PDX
Portland

Portland to San Diego 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Diego from Portland found for this year
24 May - 26 May
$155pp
PDX
Portland
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PDX
Portland
8 Jun - 15 Jun
$167pp
PDX
Portland
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
PDX
Portland
24 May - 2 Jun
$168pp
PDX
Portland
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PDX
Portland

Non-stop flights to San Diego from Portland

Save time with Portland to San Diego direct flight deals
12 Jun - 12 Jun
$172pp
PDX
Portland
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
PDX
Portland
16 Jun - 22 Jun
$177pp
PDX
Portland
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
PDX
Portland
7 Aug - 14 Aug
$179pp
PDX
Portland
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
PDX
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
24 May - 26 May
$155pp
PDX
Portland
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PDX
Portland
24 May - 2 Jun
$168pp
PDX
Portland
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PDX
Portland
24 May - 28 May
$180pp
PDX
Portland
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
PDX
Portland

One-way flights to San Diego from Portland

The cheapest one-way flights from Portland to San Diego
9:29 am - 2:07 pm
Delta
1 Stop
4h 38m
PDX - SAN
Delta
$102
Delta
3:43 pm - 7:52 am
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
16h 09m
PDX - SAN
Spirit Airlines
$118
Gotogate
7:20 am - 4:00 am
Allegiant Air
2 Stops
20h 40m
PDX - SAN
Allegiant Air
$127
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Portland</span> to <span class="emphasized">San Diego</span> flights.

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.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Portland to San Diego to control the spread of COVID-19?

Alaska Airlines is one of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. New policies for travelers booking flights from Portland to San Diego include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitization, use of HEPA filters, pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms, and socially distanced seating (for a limited time). Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

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 Alaska Airlines, Spirit Airlines, and Sun Country Air. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

What airports do I use to fly from Portland to San Diego?

San Diego is the airport most travelers will use when flying to San Diego from Portland. Booking flights from Portland (PDX) to San Diego (SAN) should be relatively easy as there are 5 daily flights to San Diego from 9 different airlines. 2h 21m is how long a flight from Portland to San Diego will take if you book a nonstop flight.

Can I find flights from Portland to San Diego for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Portland to San Diego for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $155, but on average you can expect to pay $179.

Are there nonstop flights from Portland to San Diego for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Portland to San Diego under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Portland to San Diego is less than $212.

Are there last-minute flights available from Portland to San Diego for under $200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Portland to San Diego within the next 7 days for less than $200.

What days are nonstop flights available from Portland to San Diego?

Nonstop flights are available for this route on the following days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.

How popular is this flight route?

The Portland to San Diego flight path was viewed by 250 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

How many flights depart from Portland to San Diego on average per day?

6 flight departures from Portland to San Diego per day on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 33% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 17% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 50% of flight departures

Does it rain more in Portland or San Diego?

When traveling, it's generally smart to pack in preparation for rain or any other conditions that may arise. The rainfall in Portland is roughly greater than that of San Diego. You can assume 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 82 °F on average in the month of July. The temperature in San Diego is typically colder than 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 2h 24m. Fly via Alaska Airlines, Delta, or Spirit Airlines to get the fastest option. The distance between Portland and San Diego is about 939 mi. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

According to our current data, Alaska Airlines ($172), Spirit Airlines ($176), and Delta ($183) offers the cheapest pricing from Portland to San Diego. These flights start at 14% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from Portland to San Diego are Alaska Airlines ($89), Spirit Airlines ($90), and Allegiant Air ($91).

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.
Flight duration
2h 25m
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 8 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
Sun Country Air
$57 $127 No cancel fee 83%
United Airlines
$77 $188 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$87 $193 No cancel fee N/A
Spirit Airlines
$71 $196 No cancel fee 65%
Frontier
$95 $237 No cancel fee 62%
Alaska Airlines
$105 $257 No cancel fee 75%
Southwest
$172 $329 No cancel fee 63%
American Airlines
$107 $361 No cancel fee 71%

Hourly flight availability from Portland to San Diego

See what time of day planes typically take off from Portland towards San Diego.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 41% of PDX to SAN departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 28% of PDX to SAN departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 17% of PDX to SAN departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 14% of PDX to SAN departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Portland to San Diego
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Portland to San Diego.
Sunday
6 daily flights
Monday
5 daily flights
Tuesday
4 daily flights
Wednesday
6 daily flights
Thursday
4 daily flights
Friday
6 daily flights
Saturday
5 daily flights
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