The flight time from Portland to Phoenix is 2 hours, 28 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves PDX Portland, OR 3 minutes early.
11 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 11 minutes in the air
5 minutes taxiing in
Arrives PHX Phoenix, AZ 7 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Portland to Phoenix is 2 hours, 28 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 11 minutes.

The flight distance from Portland to Phoenix is 1009 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Phoenix to Portland
2 hours, 41 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

2h 25m
2h 30m
2h 30m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 30m1h1h 30m2h2h 30m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?


Flights Per Week



1009 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Portland from Phoenix by plane?

The distance from Portland to Phoenix by plane is 1009 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 Phoenix?

The flight time from Portland to Phoenix is 2 hours, 28 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 11 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 2 hours, 25 minutes, and American the slowest taking 2 hours, 30 minutes.

What airlines fly from Portland to Phoenix?

Southwest, Alaska, and American are the airlines with direct flights from Portland to Phoenix.

Does Southwest fly from Portland to Phoenix?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Portland (PDX) to Phoenix (PHX). On average, they have 16 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 3 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 11 minutes
In the Air 131 minutes
Taxiing In 5 minutes
Arrives Phoenix 7 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 Phoenix, Southwest is 87% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 87% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Alaska 91% 7% 2%
American 88% 9% 3%
Southwest 87% 8% 5%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Portland and Phoenix, 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
In the Air
Taxiing In
Southwest 9 130 5 145
Alaska 13 133 4 150
American 13 130 6 150

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
6pm 0.68
11am 0.43
3pm 0.66
12pm 0.31
6am 0.48
7am 0.18
9am 0.43
7pm 0.48
2pm 0.55
5pm 0.22
8pm 0.04
1pm 0.1
5am 0.35
4pm 0.01
8am 0.77
10am 0.35
9pm 0.04

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Portland to Phoenix 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 235
February 220
March 264
April 154
May 56
June 95
July 179
August 224
September 185
October 169
November 253
December 279

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Portland to Phoenix 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 6.46
Tuesday 6
Wednesday 6.1
Thursday 6.42
Friday 6.67
Saturday 6.15
Sunday 6.67

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
Southwest 0
American 0
Alaska 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
In the Air
Taxi In
6pm 12 132 4 149
11am 11 134 3 150
3pm 11 131 5 149
12pm 10 131 5 148
6am 12 128 5 146
7am 10 132 4 146
9am 12 130 5 148
7pm 13 131 5 150
2pm 9 132 5 146
5pm 10 130 6 147
8pm 11 133 6 153
1pm 10 132 5 148
5am 14 131 5 150
4pm 8 130 4 141
8am 12 129 5 147
10am 11 131 4 146
9pm 13 129 5 147
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.