Cheap flights from Portland to San Francisco (PDX - SFO)

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The best prices from Portland to San Francisco are usually found in April or January, booked 30 days in advance, depart on a Friday or Saturday and return on a Monday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Portland (PDX) to San Francisco (SFO)

All the information you need to plan the best PDX to SFO flight in 2021: compare Portland to San Francisco flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in San Francisco.
PDX - SFO
Price
$147 - $197
SFO
Temperature
59 - 77 °F
SFO
Rainfall
0 - 4.7 inches

Popular in

November

High demand for flights, 15% potential price rise

Cheapest in

April

Best time to find cheap flights, 12% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$147

From Portland to San Francisco

One-way from

$99

One-way flight from Portland to San Francisco

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 Francisco?

Saturday flights are found to be more expensive to fly from Portland to San Francisco. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to San Francisco.

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

To save up to 7% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 35 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Portland to San Francisco from $99 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $105 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

Our data shows that August tends to be the cheapest month to fly to San Francisco from Portland. Users have commonly found prices around $108 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $48. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in June.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Portland to San Francisco (PDX - SFO)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Portland to San Francisco is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the morning tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the evening could potentially save you up to 21% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Portland to San Francisco in July, August 2021

The best prices found for PDX to SFO flights for July, August
31 Aug - 8 Sep
$147pp
PDX
Portland
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
PDX
Portland
31 Aug - 31 Aug
$152pp
PDX
Portland
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
PDX
Portland
30 Aug - 31 Aug
$153pp
PDX
Portland
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
PDX
Portland

Portland to San Francisco 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco from Portland found for this year
15 Sep - 21 Sep
$137pp
PDX
Portland
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
PDX
Portland
1 Sep - 7 Sep
$147pp
PDX
Portland
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
PDX
Portland
31 Aug - 31 Aug
$152pp
PDX
Portland
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
PDX
Portland

Non-stop flights to San Francisco from Portland

Save time with Portland to San Francisco direct flight deals
15 Sep - 21 Sep
$137pp
PDX
Portland
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
PDX
Portland
1 Sep - 7 Sep
$147pp
PDX
Portland
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
PDX
Portland
31 Aug - 31 Aug
$152pp
PDX
Portland
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
PDX
Portland

Last minute flights from Portland to San Francisco

Late deals on round-trip flights to San Francisco from Portland, departing today and this week
4 Aug - 25 Aug
$226pp
PDX
Portland
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
PDX
Portland
4 Aug - 18 Sep
$236pp
PDX
Portland
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
PDX
Portland
1 Aug - 31 Aug
$239pp
PDX
Portland
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
PDX
Portland

One-way flights to San Francisco from Portland

The cheapest one-way flights from Portland to San Francisco
6:15 am - 8:00 am
United Airlines
Nonstop
1h 45m
PDX - SFO
United Airlines
$99
United
3:25 am - 7:58 am
Delta
1 Stop
4h 33m
PDX - SFO
Delta
$108
Delta
5:25 am - 3:43 pm
Frontier
2 Stops
34h 18m
PDX - SFO
Frontier
$121
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Flight FAQs

From Portland to San Francisco

Are flight prices decreasing from Portland to San Francisco 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 Francisco 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 Francisco to control the spread of COVID-19?

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Alaska Airlines is one of them. Airline carriers are regularly disinfecting and sanitizing their aircraft. Masks are provided and are mandatory while on board. Pre-flight testing for symptoms and antibodies, alongside socially distanced seating (for a limited time) will work towards keeping travelers safer while flying from Portland to San Francisco. Policies will vary by airline.

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

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and Sun Country Air flying from Portland to San Francisco have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

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

Booking a flight from Portland (PDX) to San Francisco (SFO) is your only option if you wish to fly from Portland to San Francisco. On a typical day, there are 28 flights from Portland to San Francisco, all of which are around 1h 40m for a nonstop flight. You can also purchase a plane ticket from 9 airlines when you book a flight from Portland to San Francisco.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Portland to San Francisco for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $137, but on average you can expect to pay $164.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Portland to San Francisco under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Portland to San Francisco is less than $185.

Are there last-minute flights available from Portland to San Francisco for under $300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Portland to San Francisco within the next 7 days for less than $300.

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

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

How popular is this flight route?

The Portland to San Francisco flight path was viewed by 165 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 Francisco on average per day?

Per day, 19 flights depart from Portland to San Francisco on average.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 11% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Noon) - 21% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 68% of flight departures

Does it rain more in Portland or San Francisco?

Portland will have greater rainfall in 0 compared to San Francisco over the next 7 days.

Is Portland weather warmer or cooler than San Francisco?

Expect the weather to be around 82 °F on average in July. As the temperature peaks, try to get your plans done early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. The climate in San Francisco is generally colder than in Portland.

How long is the flight from Portland to San Francisco?

There are many flights that can get you from Portland to San Francisco in 1h 45m. Fly via Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, or Delta to get the fastest option. Airlines will cover a distance of 553 mi. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Portland to San Francisco round-trip from $147. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are Delta, from $157, and Frontier, from $163. Users have found that Alaska Airlines is 11% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $50 on Alaska Airlines. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Frontier from $81 and Delta from $88 one-way.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for San Francisco, CA

Can I fly to San Francisco from Portland right now?

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

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

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 Francisco.

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

Can I fly back to Portland from San Francisco?

Returning to Portland from San Francisco

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

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

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Alternative routes for Portland to San Francisco

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

Destination information for San Francisco

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Portland to San Francisco.
Flight duration
1h 48m
Average temperature for July in San Francisco
71.6 °F
Avg rainfall for July in San Francisco
0.0 ″

Airports servicing Portland

Airports servicing San Francisco

Top 6 airlines flying from Portland to San Francisco

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Portland to San Francisco 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
$38 $111 No cancel fee 83%
Delta
$67 $167 No cancel fee N/A
Alaska Airlines
$68 $188 No cancel fee 75%
United Airlines
$68 $195 No cancel fee 69%
Spirit Airlines
$110 $236 No cancel fee 65%
American Airlines
$87 $297 No cancel fee 71%

Hourly flight availability from Portland to San Francisco

See what time of day planes typically take off from Portland towards San Francisco.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 53% of PDX to SFO departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 41% of PDX to SFO departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 4% of PDX to SFO departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 2% of PDX to SFO departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Portland to San Francisco
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Portland to San Francisco.
Sunday
34 daily flights
Monday
31 daily flights
Tuesday
25 daily flights
Wednesday
23 daily flights
Thursday
29 daily flights
Friday
32 daily flights
Saturday
24 daily flights
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