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
57.2 - 71.6 °F
SAN
Precipitation
0 - 2.3 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

$76

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.
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 23 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 32% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $202 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $254.

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Portland to San Diego?

Users have found that leaving on a Wednesday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 21% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, August can be a great choice for travel to San Diego. Flights to San Diego from Portland in August are about $200 on average during August, but can be found for as low as $93.

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

When flying from Portland to San Diego, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the afternoon, which can drop the price by up to 26% versus a flight in the morning.

Cheap flights from Portland to San Diego in October, November 2021

The best prices found for PDX to SAN flights for October, November
8 Nov - 16 Nov
$88pp
PDX
Portland
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PDX
Portland
12 Nov - 16 Nov
$93pp
PDX
Portland
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PDX
Portland
30 Nov - 4 Dec
$95pp
PDX
Portland
Frontier
 
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
1 Dec - 4 Dec
$88pp
PDX
Portland
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PDX
Portland
4 Dec - 7 Dec
$91pp
PDX
Portland
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PDX
Portland
12 Nov - 16 Nov
$93pp
PDX
Portland
Frontier
 
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
22 Feb - 26 Feb
$117pp
PDX
Portland
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
PDX
Portland
4 Dec - 10 Dec
$135pp
PDX
Portland
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
PDX
Portland
19 Jan - 21 Jan
$137pp
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
5 Nov - 9 Nov
$108pp
PDX
Portland
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PDX
Portland
5 Nov - 10 Nov
$113pp
PDX
Portland
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PDX
Portland
1 Nov - 6 Nov
$128pp
PDX
Portland
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PDX
Portland

One-way flights to San Diego from Portland

The cheapest one-way flights from Portland to San Diego
3:38 am - 10:14 am
American Airlines
1 Stop
6h 36m
PDX - SAN
American Airlines
12:50 pm - 3:14 pm
Alaska Airlines
Nonstop
2h 24m
PDX - SAN
Alaska Airlines
2:10 pm - 7:47 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
17h 37m
PDX - SAN
Multiple Airlines
$80
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Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Portland to San Diego

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 3 daily flights to San Diego from 9 different airlines. 2h 17m is how long a flight from Portland to San Diego will take if you book a nonstop flight.

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.

Can I find flights from Portland to San Diego for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Portland to San Diego for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $88, but on average you can expect to pay $103.

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 $173.

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?

You can find nonstop flights on the following days: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

How popular is this Portland to San Diego flight route?

This flight path from Portland to San Diego 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?

Per day, 18 flights depart from Portland to San Diego on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 39% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 17% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 44% of flight departures

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 25m. Fly via Frontier, Alaska Airlines, or Spirit Airlines to get the fastest option. Portland and San Diego are separated by a distance of 939 mi. 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?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Portland to San Diego round-trip from $88. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are Alaska Airlines, from $117, and Spirit Airlines, from $122. You may be able to fly from Portland to San Diego for 56% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Spirit Airlines, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $38. However, be on the lookout for offers from Frontier and Alaska Airlines, as they are both options that can get you from Portland to San Diego for a low price.

What are the most reliable airlines from Portland to San Diego?

Before booking your flight to San Diego from Portland, check out the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time: Horizon Air (96%), Alaska Airlines (87%), Japan Airlines( 86%).

What are the cheapest flights from Portland to San Diego?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Portland to San Diego? While on average our users pay $408, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $56. The most popular route (Portland - San Diego), is priced around $91.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Portland to San Diego?

Consider Major Airline, American Airlines or Alaska Airlines when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from Portland to San Diego.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for San Diego, CA

Do I need a COVID test to fly to San Diego from Portland?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to San Diego within the United States

Most visitors from Portland need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter San Diego.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Portland must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to San Diego.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Portland are not required to quarantine after entering San Diego.

Do I need a test to fly back to Portland from San Diego?

Returning to Portland from San Diego

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Diego must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Portland.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from San Diego are not required to quarantine after entering Portland.

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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 from PDX to SAN
2h 31m
Average temperature for October in San Diego
77.0 °F
Avg rainfall for October in San Diego
0.6 ″

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%
Spirit Airlines
$71 $196 No cancel fee 65%
United Airlines
$77 $188 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$87 $193 No cancel fee N/A
Frontier
$95 $237 No cancel fee 62%
Alaska Airlines
$105 $257 No cancel fee 75%
American Airlines
$107 $361 No cancel fee 71%
Southwest
$172 $329 No cancel fee 63%

Hourly flight availability from Portland to San Diego

See what time of day planes typically take off from Portland towards San Diego.
Morning 6 AM to noon 48% of PDX to SAN departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 30% of PDX to SAN departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 14% of PDX to SAN departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 8% 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
2 daily flights
Monday
4 daily flights
Tuesday
4 daily flights
Wednesday
5 daily flights
Thursday
3 daily flights
Friday
4 daily flights
Saturday
2 daily flights
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