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

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The best prices from Portland International 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 International (PDX) to San Francisco (SFO)

All the information you need to plan the best PDX to SFO flight in 2021: compare Portland International 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 International to San Francisco

One-way from

$99

One-way flight from Portland International 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 International to San Francisco?

Saturday flights are found to be more expensive to fly from Portland International 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 International to San Francisco?

To save on the cost of your flight from Portland International to San Francisco, book at least 35 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 7% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $99 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $105.

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

August is one of the best times of the year to fly to San Francisco from Portland International. Prices for August average $108 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $48. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of June. Opting for a August flight can save you 17% on your journey compared to booking in August

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

It’s optimal to fly from Portland International to San Francisco in the evening. By choosing this option you can save up to 21% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the morning.

Cheap flights from Portland International to San Francisco in May, June 2021

The best prices found for PDX to SFO flights for May, June
22 Jun - 25 Jun
$146pp
PDX
Portland
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
PDX
Portland
16 Jun - 16 Jun
$152pp
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Portland
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
PDX
Portland
22 Jun - 25 Jun
$154pp
PDX
Portland
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
 
1 STOP
PDX
Portland

Portland International to San Francisco 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco from Portland International found for this year
26 Aug - 31 Aug
$143pp
PDX
Portland
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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Portland
22 Jun - 25 Jun
$146pp
PDX
Portland
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
PDX
Portland
16 Jun - 16 Jun
$152pp
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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 International

Save time with Portland International to San Francisco direct flight deals
26 Aug - 31 Aug
$143pp
PDX
Portland
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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22 Jun - 25 Jun
$146pp
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Portland
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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San Francisco
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San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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Portland
16 Jun - 16 Jun
$152pp
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Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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San Francisco
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Alaska Airlines
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Portland

Last minute flights from Portland International to San Francisco

Late deals on round-trip flights to San Francisco from Portland International, departing today and this week
24 May - 27 May
$211pp
PDX
Portland
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
PDX
Portland
24 May - 1 Jun
$212pp
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Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
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Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
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Portland
24 May - 1 Jun
$217pp
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 International

The cheapest one-way flights from Portland International to San Francisco
3:52 am - 5:39 am
United Airlines
Nonstop
1h 47m
PDX - SFO
United Airlines
$99
United
2:20 pm - 3:25 am
American Airlines
2 Stops
13h 05m
PDX - SFO
American Airlines
4:14 pm - 5:56 am
Frontier
2 Stops
37h 42m
PDX - SFO
Frontier
$127
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Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Portland International 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 19 flights from Portland to San Francisco, all of which are around 1h 44m 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 International to San Francisco for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Portland International to San Francisco for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Alaska Airlines for just $143, but on average you can expect to pay $171.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Portland International to San Francisco under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Portland International to San Francisco is less than $198.

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

There are currently 20+ open flights from Portland International 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.

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 International to San Francisco on average per day?

Per day, 16 flights depart from Portland to San Francisco on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 25% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 38% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 38% 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 18 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 International to San Francisco?

Departing from Portland International to San Francisco will take you 1h 35m. Portland International and San Francisco are separated by a distance of 553 mi. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

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

Currently priced at $143, Alaska Airlines will fly you from Portland International to San Francisco and back. In addition to Alaska Airlines, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from Delta and United Airlines - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $175 and $187, respectively. Alaska Airlines is currently priced 14% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $68 on Alaska Airlines. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Delta from $83 and Frontier from $87 one-way.

Alternative routes for Portland International 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 International to San Francisco.
Flight duration
1h 44m
Average temperature for May in San Francisco
69.8 °F
Avg rainfall for May in San Francisco
0.6 ″

Airports servicing Portland

Airports servicing San Francisco

Top 6 airlines flying from Portland International to San Francisco

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Portland International 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 International to San Francisco

See what time of day planes typically take off from Portland International towards San Francisco.
Morning 6 AM to noon 69% of PDX to SFO departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 26% of PDX to SFO departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 5% of PDX to SFO departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of PDX to SFO departures
Midnight
6 AM
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Weekly flight availability
from Portland International to San Francisco
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Portland International to San Francisco.
Sunday
25 daily flights
Monday
22 daily flights
Tuesday
13 daily flights
Wednesday
14 daily flights
Thursday
19 daily flights
Friday
22 daily flights
Saturday
22 daily flights
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