The flight time from Portland to San Francisco is 1 hour, 44 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves PDX Portland, OR 4 minutes early.
12 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 24 minutes in the air
6 minutes taxiing in
Arrives SFO San Francisco, CA 6 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Virgin America

Reverse Journey

San Francisco to Portland
1 hour, 41 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

1h 42m
1h 43m
Virgin America
1h 44m
1h 46m
1h 46m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

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

Flights By Time of Day ?


Flights Per Week



550 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Virgin America

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 84 minutes
Taxiing In 6 minutes
Arrives San Francisco 6 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 10 minutes. For example, from Portland to San Francisco, Southwest is 76% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 76% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
United 85% 15% 0%
Alaska 80% 19% 1%
Virgin America 78% 20% 2%
Southwest 76% 22% 2%
SkyWest 73% 22% 5%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Portland and San Francisco, 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 10 83 7 102
United 11 83 6 103
Virgin America 13 84 5 104
Alaska 14 84 6 106
SkyWest 13 87 5 106

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
5am 0.59
6am 2.17
7am 1.12
8am 0.44
9am 1.26
10am 0.28
11am 1.64
12pm 1.22
1pm 1.83
2pm 0.74
3pm 0.75
4pm 0.71
5pm 0.92
6pm 1.37
7pm 0.81
8pm 0.69
9pm 0.72

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Portland to San Francisco 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 489
February 460
March 515
April 503
May 482
June 533
July 563
August 586
September 556
October 569
November 524
December 534

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Portland to San Francisco 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 18.4
Tuesday 17.8
Wednesday 17.9
Thursday 18.6
Friday 18.3
Saturday 13.8
Sunday 16.6

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
United 52
Alaska 35
Southwest 18
Virgin America 16
SkyWest 1

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
5am 11 84 7 102
6am 13 84 6 105
7am 13 84 8 110
8am 13 85 6 108
9am 13 84 6 107
10am 12 83 7 105
11am 12 84 6 104
12pm 12 84 6 103
1pm 12 84 5 104
2pm 12 84 5 102
3pm 10 83 5 100
4pm 11 83 5 101
5pm 12 83 5 102
6pm 12 84 7 104
7pm 11 83 6 101
8pm 11 84 7 104
9pm 14 84 7 107
* Delayed more than 10 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.