The flight time from Seattle to Portland is 53 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves SEA Seattle, WA 3 minutes early.
18 minutes taxiing out
29 minutes in the air
4 minutes taxiing in
Arrives PDX Portland, OR 5 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Delta
90%
SkyWest
85%
Alaska
85%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Reverse Journey

Portland to Seattle
57 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Delta
51m
Alaska
52m
SkyWest
53m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 15m 30m 45m1h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.51.01.52.0

Flights Per Week

85

Distance

129 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun0510

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

SkyWest
61
Alaska
17
Delta
7

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 Seattle 3 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 18 minutes
In the Air 29 minutes
Taxiing In 4 minutes
Arrives Portland 5 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 Seattle to Portland, Delta is 90% reliable, which means that Delta flights are on time 90% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 90% 10% 0%
Alaska 85% 15% 0%
SkyWest 85% 13% 2%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Seattle 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)
Delta 17 29 4 51
Alaska 18 29 4 52
SkyWest 18 30 4 53

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 0.17
6am 0.76
7am 1.02
8am 0.17
9am 0.87
10am 0.3
11am 1.37
12pm 0.65
1pm 0.23
2pm 0.11
3pm 1.52
4pm 0.34
5pm 0.66
6pm 0.76
7pm 0.63
9pm 0.64
10pm 0.67
11pm 1.19

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Seattle 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 451
February 367
March 383
April 271
May 314
June 267
July 264
August 253
September 588
October 539
November 383
December 356

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Seattle 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 12.4
Tuesday 12.6
Wednesday 12.7
Thursday 12.5
Friday 12.3
Saturday 11
Sunday 11.8

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
SkyWest 61
Alaska 17
Delta 7

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)
5am 18 29 5 53
6am 19 29 4 53
7am 23 29 4 57
8am 31 29 5 66
9am 17 30 4 51
10am 23 30 4 57
11am 19 29 4 54
12pm 23 29 4 57
1pm 17 29 4 52
2pm 18 30 4 53
3pm 19 30 4 53
4pm 15 29 4 49
5pm 18 30 4 53
6pm 16 30 4 51
7pm 17 30 4 52
9pm 16 30 5 52
10pm 15 29 5 51
11pm 15 28 4 47
* Delayed more than 10 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.