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Cheap Flights from Portland to San Francisco, CA, United States - PDX to SFO

Popular flights from Portland to San Francisco

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
May 24, 2016 Jun 1, 2016 $166
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 15, 2016 May 25, 2016 $178
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 24, 2016 Jun 1, 2016 $166
Virgin America
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 24, 2016 Jun 1, 2016 $166

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Portland to San Francisco (PDX to SFO)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Portland to San Francisco, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $172.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Portland to San Francisco (PDX to SFO)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from Portland to San Francisco 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 Francisco

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

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $457 $241
7-14 days $178 $200
14-21 days $176 $192
21-30 days $166 $190
30-60 days $167 $192
60-90 days $187 $202
90+ days $183 $198

Cheapest Day To Fly from Portland to San Francisco

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$177 $166 $167 $175 $177 $167 $175

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Portland to San Francisco

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

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May Portland San Francisco Alaska 5/24/16 6/1/16 0 $166
June Portland San Francisco Alaska 6/1/16 6/4/16 0 $167
July Portland San Francisco American 7/15/16 7/20/16 0 $187
August Portland San Francisco American 8/15/16 9/4/16 0 $186
September Portland San Francisco Alaska 9/7/16 9/13/16 0 $183
October Portland San Francisco United 10/22/16 10/29/16 0 $183
November Portland San Francisco Alaska 11/1/16 11/6/16 0 $187
December Portland San Francisco American 12/18/16 1/7/17 0 $191

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

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 Francisco.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
$457
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
$457 $191
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
$191 $185
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
$185 $167
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$167 $177
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$177

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Portland to San Francisco (PDX to SFO)

Your Portland to San Francisco 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 Francisco is $225.

The average price for non-stop flights from Portland to San Francisco is $170.

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

Nonstop Flight Details from Portland to San Francisco
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Alaska 6 5 6 6 6 4 6 07:10 21:35
United 8 8 8 8 8 6 6 05:30 19:04
Virgin America 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 06:40 18:00

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Portland to San Francisco (PDX to SFO)

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 Francisco. 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 Francisco is $86.

The average price for round trip flights from Portland to San Francisco is $170.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Seattle to San Francisco American, Alaska, United, Virgin America $157
Eugene to San Francisco American, Alaska, United $226
Redmond to San Francisco Alaska, United $197
Pasco to San Francisco American, Alaska, United $203
North Bend to San Francisco Alaska, United $200
Yakima to San Francisco American, Alaska $299
Wenatchee to San Francisco American, Alaska $365
Seattle to Oakland American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $166
Portland to Oakland American, Alaska, United $170
Seattle to San Jose American, Alaska, United $178
Eugene to Oakland American, Alaska, United $236
Portland to San Jose American, Alaska $173
Pasco to Oakland American, Alaska, United Check Dates
Seattle to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Spirit, United, Virgin America $106
Redmond to Oakland American, Alaska, United Check Dates
Seattle to Sacramento American, Alaska, United $148
Yakima to Oakland American, Alaska $320
Seattle to Santa Rosa American, Alaska, United $249
Seattle to Las Vegas American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, United, Virgin America $81
Portland to Sacramento American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $177
Portland to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Spirit, United, Virgin America $107
Eugene to San Jose American, Alaska $182
Portland to Santa Rosa American, Alaska, United $167
Pasco to San Jose American, Alaska, United $264
Redmond to San Jose American, Alaska, United $266
Portland to Las Vegas American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, United, Virgin America $106
Seattle to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $224
Seattle to Chicago American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $196
Wenatchee to San Jose American, Alaska $464
Seattle to Reno American, Alaska, United $220

Airlines Flying from Portland to San Francisco (PDX to SFO)

Below are the different airlines that fly from Portland to San Francisco 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 Francisco.

Portland to San Francisco
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 SLC X X X X X X X
United - X X X X X X X
Virgin America - X X X X X X X
Southwest LAX X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

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

Portland to San Francisco Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from Portland to San Francisco?
Answer: The average Portland to San Francisco flight time is an hour and 49 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between Portland and San Francisco?
Answer: The distance from Portland to San Francisco is 550 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from Portland to San Francisco?
Answer: There are 109 direct flights from Portland to San Francisco.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Portland to San Francisco?
Answer: United Airlines provides 45% of the non-stop flights between Portland and San Francisco.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Portland to San Francisco?
Answer: Los Angeles, CA
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