The flight time from San Francisco to Portland is 1 hour, 41 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves SFO San Francisco, CA 3 minutes early.
18 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 17 minutes in the air
4 minutes taxiing in
Arrives PDX Portland, OR 3 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Virgin America

Reverse Journey

Portland to San Francisco
1 hour, 44 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

1h 38m
1h 41m
Virgin America
1h 41m
1h 43m
1h 45m
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 San Francisco 3 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 18 minutes
In the Air 77 minutes
Taxiing In 4 minutes
Arrives Portland 3 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 San Francisco to Portland, Southwest is 79% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 79% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
United 87% 13% 0%
Alaska 80% 19% 1%
Southwest 79% 18% 3%
Virgin America 76% 22% 2%
SkyWest 72% 25% 3%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between San Francisco 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
In the Air
Taxiing In
Southwest 17 77 3 98
United 19 77 3 101
Virgin America 16 78 5 101
Alaska 19 78 4 103
SkyWest 22 79 3 105

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 0.16
6am 1.52
7am 1.11
8am 1.53
9am 1.24
10am 0.47
11am 0.69
12pm 1
1pm 0.84
2pm 1.03
3pm 0.8
4pm 0.44
5pm 1.53
6pm 0.85
7pm 1.27
8pm 1.42
9pm 0.41
10pm 0.71
11pm 0.4

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from San Francisco 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 489
February 462
March 519
April 504
May 482
June 540
July 569
August 588
September 563
October 574
November 529
December 533

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from San Francisco 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 18.5
Tuesday 17.8
Wednesday 18
Thursday 18.6
Friday 18.4
Saturday 14.6
Sunday 16.3

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 13 74 4 92
6am 21 79 4 105
7am 17 78 4 101
8am 21 79 4 104
9am 20 78 4 103
10am 20 75 3 100
11am 25 77 3 108
12pm 20 78 4 103
1pm 21 77 4 103
2pm 19 78 3 101
3pm 16 77 4 99
4pm 20 77 3 101
5pm 16 77 4 98
6pm 16 79 4 101
7pm 16 76 4 96
8pm 16 77 4 98
9pm 17 79 4 101
10pm 24 75 4 104
11pm 26 75 3 107
* Delayed more than 10 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.