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Travel time from Portland to Placentia

Portland to Placentia airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Portland to Placentia? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Placentia, you need to include time at the airports. Eventually, you'll be able to customize this itinerary to select other nearby airports and choose your preferred airline.

Thursday, 3:10 pm:  start in Portland
drive for about 20 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 4:25 pm at the latest

3:30 pm:  Portland International (PDX)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 4:55 pm

4:00 pm:  get your boarding pass and go through TSA security
allow enough time for long security lines during busy travel seasons or holidays, and prepare for the wait time

5:00 pm:  arrive at the gate
once you're ready to board, you can get something to eat in the airport or just relax near the gate

5:30 pm:  prepare for boarding
check your boarding pass for your group number or listen to the gate agent as they announce boarding, some airlines require you to be in the boarding area 10-15 minutes before departure or risk losing your seat

5:45 pm:  board Alaska Airlines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

5:55 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 7 minutes

6:02 pm:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 17 minutes to taxi to the runway

6:19 pm:  wheels up! take-off from PDX
fly for about 2 hours in the air

8:14 pm (local time):  Los Angeles International (LAX)
Placentia is the same time as Portland
taxi on the runway for an average of 21 minutes to the gate

8:35 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at LAX
deboard the plane, and claim any baggage
if you're renting a car, check if you need to take a shuttle to car rental agency, otherwise you can ride in a cab, limo, or Uber for about 1.5 hours to your destination

10:10 pm (local time):  arrive in Placentia

Total travel time: 7 hours

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Flying non-stop from Portland to Placentia

How far is Placentia from Portland? Here's the quick answer if you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line.

Flight distance: 843 miles or 1356 km

Flight time: 2 hours, 1 minute

Compare this to a whole day of commercial travel with the airports and waiting in line for security, which ends up taking a total of 7 hours.

Flying private is roughly 3.5x faster, and saves you about 5 hours in your total travel time.

Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula. For a long distance, this appears as a curve on the map, and this is often the route that commercial airlines will take so it's a good estimate of the frequent flyer miles you'll accumulate as well.

This is a medium length flight, so unless you have a nice private jet, you might be booking a commercial flight. In that case, your travel time would really need to include how many minutes to get to your local airport, wait for security, board and taxi on the runway, land at the other airport, and get to your destination. The flight itinerary at the top of the page takes into account all these factors to get a more accurate estimate of your actual flight time.

Placentia Airports
  1. John Wayne Airport
  2. LA/Ontario International Airport
  3. Long Beach Airport
  4. Los Angeles International Airport
  5. Bob Hope Airport

Best day of the week to fly to Placentia

Looking at flights on Alaska Airlines Inc. from PDX to LAX, here's a breakdown of the number of flights available each day:

  • Sunday
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday

Based on these statistical results, we chose Thursday for the flight itinerary above.

Alternate flights from Portland to Placentia

The most common route is PDX to LAX, so that's what we used in the sample itinerary. However, you may want to explore travel alternatives, you could try one of these routes:

  1. PDX to LAX
    Portland International to Los Angeles International
  2. PDX to BUR
    Portland International to Bob Hope
  3. PDX to ONT
    Portland International to Ontario International

Airlines that fly to Placentia

We picked Alaska Airlines Inc. for your main flight, but there are other airlines that you should check if you're looking for the cheapest flight, or you need a different schedule. Check the websites of these airlines:

  1. Alaska Airlines Inc. (AS)
  2. Delta Air Lines Inc. (DL)
  3. Southwest Airlines Co. (WN)
  4. Spirit Air Lines (NK)
  5. SkyWest Airlines Inc. (OO)

Plan a trip to Placentia

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Placentia, California. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Placentia. If you're looking for a place to stay, you might want to check out Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. A great place to eat might be House of Blues. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Placentia like Disneyland. Click the button below to explore Placentia in detail.

What about the return flight?

The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line. But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse flight itinerary to fly from Placentia to Portland, or go to the main page to calculate other flight times.

You can also compare the travel time if you were to drive instead. Get the full itinerary for a Portland to Placentia road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Portland to Placentia?

If you happen to know Portland, don't forget to help other travelers and answer some questions about Portland!

At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 843 miles
flight time of 2 hours, 1 minute
246 Portland travel answers

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