The flight time from Sacramento to Portland is 1 hour, 27 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves SMF Sacramento, CA 4 minutes early.
10 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 12 minutes in the air
4 minutes taxiing in
Arrives PDX Portland, OR 9 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Alaska
90%
Southwest
89%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Sacramento to Portland is 1 hour, 27 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 12 minutes.

The flight distance from Sacramento to Portland is 479 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Portland to Sacramento
1 hour, 23 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Southwest
1h 24m
Alaska
1h 33m
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 ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.20.40.60.81.0

Flights Per Week

42

Distance

479 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun0246

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Southwest
24
Alaska
18

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Sacramento from Portland by plane?

The distance from Sacramento to Portland by plane is 479 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Sacramento to Portland?

The flight time from Sacramento to Portland is 1 hour, 27 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 12 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 1 hour, 24 minutes, and Alaska the slowest taking 1 hour, 33 minutes.

What airlines fly from Sacramento to Portland?

Alaska and Southwest are the airlines with direct flights from Sacramento to Portland.

Does Southwest fly from Sacramento to Portland?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Sacramento (SMF) to Portland (PDX). On average, they have 24 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 Sacramento 4 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 10 minutes
In the Air 72 minutes
Taxiing In 4 minutes
Arrives Portland 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 Sacramento to Portland, Southwest is 89% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 89% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Alaska 90% 8% 2%
Southwest 89% 5% 6%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Sacramento and Portland, 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 9 71 3 84
Alaska 12 75 4 93

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
6am 0.09
7pm 0.2
5pm 0.41
12pm 0.18
8am 0.15
10am 0.97
9am 0.63
1pm 0.2
5am 0.11
3pm 0.25
7am 0.33
6pm 0.64
11am 0.37
4pm 0.4
9pm 0.04
8pm 0.39
10pm 0.18
2pm 0.23

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Sacramento to Portland 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 265
February 241
March 259
April 156
May 91
June 93
July 154
August 155
September 128
October 140
November 258
December 276

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Sacramento to Portland 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 6.35
Tuesday 6.25
Wednesday 6.21
Thursday 6.23
Friday 6.38
Saturday 5.1
Sunday 6.1

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
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
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxi In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
6am 11 70 3 84
7pm 12 73 4 91
5pm 10 72 3 86
12pm 8 69 3 81
8am 9 69 3 82
10am 11 73 3 88
9am 12 75 4 91
1pm 8 69 3 80
5am 9 71 4 86
3pm 10 71 3 84
7am 10 72 3 87
6pm 9 70 3 83
11am 11 74 4 89
4pm 11 74 4 90
9pm 8 73 3 85
8pm 11 74 4 88
10pm 9 71 3 83
2pm 11 84 4 100
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.