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Cheap Flights from Portland to San Diego, CA, United States - PDX to SAN

Popular flights from Portland to San Diego

We’ve got the inside scoop on finding the best time to fly for the best price. Not sure when to travel for your next vacation? Find details below on when-to-fly and when-to-buy.

Alaska Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 4, 2016 Jun 8, 2016 $199
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 2, 2016 Jun 4, 2016 $219
Jun 4, 2016 Jun 11, 2016 $219
Aug 20, 2016 Aug 23, 2016 $219
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 4, 2016 Jun 11, 2016 $226
Jun 13, 2016 Jun 17, 2016 $226
Jun 13, 2016 Jun 16, 2016 $226
Jun 14, 2016 Jun 17, 2016 $226
Virgin America
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 16, 2016 Jun 21, 2016 $187
Aug 3, 2016 Aug 9, 2016 $187
Aug 6, 2016 Aug 10, 2016 $187

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Portland to San Diego (PDX to SAN)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Portland to San Diego, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $200.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Portland to San Diego (PDX to SAN)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from Portland to San Diego based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have discovered that the best days to book flights are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Read our article to find more information about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should you book flights from Portland to San Diego

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance a flight from Portland to San Diego should be booked.

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $324 $264
7-14 days $222 $226
14-21 days $211 $216
21-30 days $211 $188
30-60 days $211 $187
60-90 days $249 $187
90+ days $211 $187

Cheapest Day To Fly from Portland to San Diego

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding the cheapest days to fly from Portland to San Diego.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$216 $188 $187 $187 $216 $188 $216

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Portland to San Diego

The chart below shows the lowest fare by month when flying from Portland to San Diego.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May Portland San Diego Alaska 5/21/16 5/24/16 0 $211
June Portland San Diego Virgin America 6/16/16 6/21/16 1 $187
July Portland San Diego Virgin America 7/28/16 8/2/16 1 $216
August Portland San Diego Virgin America 8/3/16 8/9/16 1 $187
September Portland San Diego Virgin America 9/29/16 10/3/16 1 $188
October Portland San Diego Virgin America 10/13/16 10/17/16 1 $187
November Portland San Diego Virgin America 11/5/16 11/9/16 1 $188
December Portland San Diego Virgin America 12/1/16 12/4/16 1 $188

Cheapest Weekend Non-Stop Flights for the Next 30 Days from Portland to San Diego

If you're ready to take a trip in the next 30 days and want to fly on the weekend, you might be wondering which weekend is the cheapest to fly. The chart below shows up-to-date data regarding weekend flight prices from Portland to San Diego.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
$393
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
$393 $211
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
$211 $231
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$231 $222
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$222 $222
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
$222

TIPSave $111 by flying into Santa Ana instead of San Diego from Portland

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Portland to San Diego (PDX to SAN)

Your Portland to San Diego flight can be significantly cheaper by choosing a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from Portland to San Diego is $207.

The average price for non-stop flights from Portland to San Diego is $223.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Portland to San Diego.

Nonstop Flight Details from Portland to San Diego
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Alaska 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 06:35 18:55

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Portland to San Diego (PDX to SAN)

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Portland to San Diego. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from Portland to San Diego is $106.

The average price for round trip flights from Portland to San Diego is $207.

Portland to San Diego Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is a direct flight from Portland to San Diego?
Answer: The average Portland to San Diego flight time is 2 hours and 22 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between Portland and San Diego?
Answer: The distance from Portland to San Diego is 932 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from Portland to San Diego?
Answer: There are 21 direct flights from Portland to San Diego.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Portland to San Diego?
Answer: Alaska Airlines provides 100% of the non-stop flights between Portland and San Diego.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Portland to San Diego?
Answer: Seattle, WA

Airlines Flying from Portland to San Diego (PDX to SAN)

Below are the different airlines that fly from Portland to San Diego with the average price of their plane tickets. Just remember that different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary of the next 30 days for flights from Portland to San Diego.

Portland to San Diego
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American PHX X X X X X X X
Alaska - X X X X X X X
Alaska SEA X X X X X X X
Delta SEA X X X X X X X
United SFO X X X X X X X
Virgin America SFO X X X X X X X
Southwest - X X X X X X X
Southwest SJC X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

These pages contain information about the major airports in Portland and San Diego, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

Cheap Domestic Flights from Portland - PDX

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Portland to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Spirit, United, Virgin America $87
Portland to Las Vegas American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, United, Virgin America $97
Portland to Santa Ana American, Alaska, United $114
Portland to PalomarCheck Dates
Portland to Palm Springs American, Alaska, United, Virgin America $194
Portland to Ontario American, Alaska, United $174
Portland to Phoenix American, Alaska, Frontier, United $178
Portland to Long Beach American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $117

Cheap International Flights from Portland - PDX

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Portland to Tijuana American, AeroMexico, Alaska, United $763

Cheap Domestic Flights to San Diego - SAN

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Seattle to San Diego American, Alaska, Hawaiian, Spirit, United, Virgin America $181
Eugene to San Diego American, Alaska, United $220
Pasco to San Diego American, Alaska, United $227
Redmond to San Diego American, Alaska, United $265
Wenatchee to San Diego American, Alaska $264
Yakima to San Diego American, Alaska $290
North Bend to San Diego Alaska, United Check Dates
Seattle to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Spirit, United, Virgin America $87
Seattle to Las Vegas American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, United, Virgin America $81
Seattle to Santa Ana American, Alaska, United $125
Seattle to PalomarCheck Dates
Seattle to Palm Springs American, Alaska, JetBlue, United, Virgin America $195
Seattle to Ontario American, Alaska, United $164
Eugene to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $200
Seattle to Phoenix American, Alaska, Frontier, United $197
Seattle to Long Beach American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $127
Redmond to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $200
Seattle to Burbank American, Alaska, United $145
Seattle to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $224
Seattle to San Francisco American, Alaska, United, Virgin America $157

Cheap International Flights to San Diego - SAN

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Seattle to Tijuana Interjet, American, AeroMexico, Alaska, United, Virgin America, Volaris $763
Cheap Flights from Portland to San Diego, CA, United States, from $187 Round trip from PDX to SAN