The flight time from Portland to Los Angeles is 2 hours, 17 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves PDX Portland, OR 4 minutes early.
12 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 55 minutes in the air
8 minutes taxiing in
Arrives LAX Los Angeles, CA 9 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Delta
91%
Alaska
89%
American
85%
Southwest
81%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Portland to Los Angeles is 2 hours, 17 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 55 minutes.

The flight distance from Portland to Los Angeles is 834 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Los Angeles to Portland
2 hours, 19 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Southwest
2h 8m
Delta
2h 14m
Alaska
2h 19m
American
2h 25m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 30m1h1h 30m2h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.51.01.52.0

Flights Per Week

73

Distance

834 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun0510

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Alaska
35
Delta
25
American
8
Southwest
3

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Portland from Los Angeles by plane?

The distance from Portland to Los Angeles by plane is 834 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Portland to Los Angeles?

The flight time from Portland to Los Angeles is 2 hours, 17 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 55 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 2 hours, 8 minutes, and American the slowest taking 2 hours, 25 minutes.

What airlines fly from Portland to Los Angeles?

Southwest, Alaska, Delta, and American are the airlines with direct flights from Portland to Los Angeles.

Does Southwest fly from Portland to Los Angeles?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Portland (PDX) to Los Angeles (LAX). On average, they have 3 flights per week on this route. This may vary seasonally, please check the chart above for more details.

Tables and Explanations

Data Source

Our information is computed from the latest available data from the US Department of Transportation.

Average Timeline Timeline Chart

The average timeline contains the median time a flight spends in 3 stages. The first of these three stages is taxiing out which includes the time from the flight leaving the gate to taking off. The second stage is in the air, which includes the time spent from the flight leaving the ground to touching back down at the end of it's journey. The last stage is taxiing in, which is from when the flight touches down to the flight arriving at it's gate.

The average timeline also estimates on average of when the flight will leave and arrive relative to it's stated departure time.

Leaves Portland 4 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 12 minutes
In the Air 115 minutes
Taxiing In 8 minutes
Arrives Los Angeles 9 minutes early

Flight Reliability Reliability Chart

The reliability of an airline measures how often the airline's flights on this route are cancelled or delayed more than 20 minutes. For example, from Portland to Los Angeles, Southwest is 81% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 81% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 91% 5% 4%
Alaska 89% 8% 3%
American 85% 10% 5%
Southwest 81% 8% 11%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Portland and Los Angeles, this is due to different operational factors on the ground, as well as scheduling of planes. Each airline's flight time is split into three stages which are described above in the "Average Timeline" section. There are also miscellaneous operational issues which are included in the below total but are not accounted for in one of the three stages.

Airline Taxiing Out
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxiing In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
Southwest 10 113 6 128
Delta 10 115 7 134
Alaska 13 115 10 139
American 13 113 15 145

Flights By Time of Day Flight Time By Day Chart

This one is pretty self explanatory, it represents the number of flights that leave the gate in a given hour of the day. The tricky thing here is that this is normally not a whole number since it is an average over 52 weeks. Partial numbers may indicate that a flight may be seasonal or may take off at different times due to different operational factors.

Time Count
3pm 0.16
9am 0.2
8pm 0.45
8am 0.63
2pm 0.65
11am 0.89
4pm 0.33
10am 0.4
5am 0.18
12pm 0.92
1pm 0.3
9pm 0.37
7am 0.91
6am 1.4
7pm 0.62
5pm 0.93
6pm 0.69

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Portland to Los Angeles that take off in a given month of the year. This number changes because some flights are seasonal, and almost all flights have uneven demand througout the year.

Month Count
January 457
February 430
March 475
April 196
May 125
June 166
July 166
August 269
September 322
October 293
November 462
December 470

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Portland to Los Angeles that take off on a given day of the week. Some routes only have enough demand to sustain a few trips a week, while others have many flights a day. This number is also an average across the year, and hence may not be a whole number.

Day Count
Monday 10.87
Tuesday 10.46
Wednesday 10.65
Thursday 10.67
Friday 11.02
Saturday 9.65
Sunday 10.35

Flight per Airline (per Week) Flights By Airline Chart

How many times an airline flies this route in a week. Different factors play into how often a carrier chooses to fly a given route including it's need to connect disparate routes, and demand.

Airline Flights per Week
Alaska 1
Delta 0
American 0
Southwest 0

Flight Time By Time of Day Flight Time by Time of Day Chart

The total flight time varies by each hour of the day due to factors such as airport traffic. More flights leaving an airport may cause higher taxi in or taxi out times. See the description of the average timeline above for a deeper discussion of each of these times.

Time Taxi Out
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxi In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
3pm 10 112 5 127
9am 10 112 8 133
8pm 13 113 7 136
8am 11 115 8 135
2pm 11 118 7 138
11am 12 115 10 137
4pm 10 113 7 131
10am 11 116 7 135
5am 14 113 13 143
12pm 12 117 8 136
1pm 12 112 9 135
9pm 13 110 11 137
7am 12 117 8 138
6am 13 114 10 140
7pm 11 112 11 136
5pm 11 116 7 135
6pm 13 113 14 143
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.