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
51.8 - 62.6 °F
SFO
Precipitation
0 - 4.4 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

$78

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?

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Thursday, if you have to leave on this day you can still search on Cheapflights to find great options that meet your needs.

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

Flights from Portland to San Francisco lean towards being more expensive in November. Prices are generally better when you fly from Portland to San Francisco in April, with the cheapest ticket starting at $97.

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

Find a great deal and save up to 111% by booking at least 28 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Portland to San Francisco within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $245.

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

It’s typically best to fly out from Portland to San Francisco in the evening. Doing so could potentially save you 21% on the flight price compared to flying in the morning, which is usually more expensive.

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

The best prices found for PDX to SFO flights for October, November
1 Nov - 6 Nov
$92pp
PDX
Portland
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
PDX
Portland
20 Nov - 29 Nov
$109pp
PDX
Portland
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PDX
Portland
2 Nov - 17 Nov
$111pp
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
1 Nov - 6 Nov
$92pp
PDX
Portland
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
PDX
Portland
20 Nov - 29 Nov
$109pp
PDX
Portland
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PDX
Portland
2 Nov - 17 Nov
$111pp
PDX
Portland
Multiple Airlines
 
1 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
1 Nov - 6 Nov
$92pp
PDX
Portland
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
PDX
Portland
5 Jan - 8 Jan
$97pp
PDX
Portland
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
PDX
Portland
4 Jan - 8 Jan
$107pp
PDX
Portland
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United 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
20 Oct - 30 Oct
$117pp
PDX
Portland
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
PDX
Portland
22 Oct - 26 Oct
$128pp
PDX
Portland
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
PDX
Portland
20 Oct - 27 Oct
$131pp
PDX
Portland
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
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
1:25 am - 5:39 am
Delta
1 Stop
4h 14m
PDX - SFO
Delta
$78
Delta
2:00 am - 6:15 am
Alaska Airlines
1 Stop
4h 15m
PDX - SFO
Alaska Airlines
$88
mytrip.com
1:00 am - 2:49 am
United Airlines
Nonstop
1h 49m
PDX - SFO
United Airlines
$89
United Airlines

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Portland to San Francisco

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 22 flights from Portland to San Francisco, all of which are around 1h 42m for a nonstop flight. You can also purchase a plane ticket from 9 airlines when you book a flight from Portland to San Francisco.

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.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Portland to San Francisco for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Alaska Airlines for just $92, but on average you can expect to pay $116.

Are there nonstop flights from Portland to San Francisco for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Portland to San Francisco under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from Portland to San Francisco is less than $138.

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

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

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

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

How popular is this Portland to San Francisco flight route?

This flight path from Portland to San Francisco 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?

On average, you can expect to see 17 flights from Portland to San Francisco a day.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 6% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Noon) - 24% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 53% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 18% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Portland to San Francisco?

A quick flight from Portland to San Francisco can take about 1h 42m. Alaska Airlines provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $92. The distance from Portland to San Francisco is about 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 $92. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are United Airlines, from $107, and Frontier, from $115. You may be able to fly from Portland to San Francisco for 44% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

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 $40 on Alaska Airlines. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include United Airlines from $49 and Frontier from $58 one-way.

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

No one likes to see their flight delayed. When booking a flight from Portland to San Francisco consider choosing ANA (100%), Icelandair (94%) or Turkish Airlines (92%) as they are the most reliable in getting you off to your destination on time.

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

Major Airline, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines are the most popular airlines when flying from Portland to San Francisco.

What are the cheapest flights from Portland to San Francisco?

The cheapest flight price from Portland to San Francisco is $58. On average you can expect to pay $348. The most popular route, (Portland - San Francisco), can usually be booked for $97.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for San Francisco, CA

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

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.

Do I need a test to 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 from PDX to SFO
1h 46m
Average temperature for October in San Francisco
71.6 °F
Avg rainfall for October in San Francisco
1.2 ″

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%
American Airlines
$87 $297 No cancel fee 71%
Spirit Airlines
$110 $236 No cancel fee 65%

Hourly flight availability from Portland to San Francisco

See what time of day planes typically take off from Portland towards San Francisco.
Morning 6 AM to noon 44% of PDX to SFO departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 34% of PDX to SFO departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 14% of PDX to SFO departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 8% 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
19 daily flights
Monday
20 daily flights
Tuesday
16 daily flights
Wednesday
29 daily flights
Thursday
35 daily flights
Friday
19 daily flights
Saturday
17 daily flights
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