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Travel time from Portland to Spokane


Portland to Spokane airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Portland to Spokane? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Spokane, 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, 10:22 am:  start in Portland
drive for about 18 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 11:35 am at the latest

10:40 am:  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 12:05 pm

11:10 am:  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

12:10 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

12:40 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

12:55 pm:  board SkyWest Airlines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

1:05 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but remember flights can be delayed, so take that into account
it takes the plane an average of 16 minutes to taxi to the runway

1:21 pm:  wheels up! take-off from PDX
fly for about 34 minutes in the air

1:55 pm:  Seattle/Tacoma International (SEA)
Seattle, WA is the same time as Portland, OR
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 6 minutes to the gate

2:01 pm:  arrive at the connecting airport
make sure you schedule enough time for your layover
there may be a minimum connection time for your flight

3:20 pm:  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 79 minutes
if your incoming flight was delayed, you may need to run

3:35 pm:  board Alaska Airlines Inc. connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

3:45 pm:  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 5 minutes

3:50 pm:  actual departure time for connecting flight
it takes the plane an average of 20 minutes to taxi to the runway

4:10 pm:  wheels up again! take-off from
fly for about 38 minutes in the air

4:48 pm (local time):  Spokane International (GEG)
Spokane is the same time as Portland
taxi on the runway for an average of 4 minutes to the gate

4:52 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at GEG
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 17 minutes to your destination

5:10 pm (local time):  arrive in Spokane

Total travel time: 7 hours

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Flying non-stop from Portland to Spokane

How far is Spokane 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: 290 miles or 467 km

Flight time: 45 minutes

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 6 hours, 47 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 7x faster, and saves you about 6 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.

This is a relatively short flight in a private plane, but you might be planning to book 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.


Spokane Airports
  1. Spokane International Airport


Best day of the week to fly to Spokane

Looking at flights on SkyWest Airlines Inc. from PDX to SEA, and connecting flights on Alaska Airlines Inc. from SEA to GEG, 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 Spokane

The most common route is PDX to SEA, then connecting to GEG, 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 SEA to GEG
    Portland International to Seattle/Tacoma International to Spokane International
  2. PDX to DEN to GEG
    Portland International to Denver International to Spokane International
  3. PDX to LAX to GEG
    Portland International to Los Angeles International to Spokane International
  4. PDX to PHX to GEG
    Portland International to Phoenix Sky Harbor International to Spokane International
  5. PDX to SLC to GEG
    Portland International to Salt Lake City International to Spokane International
  6. PDX to LAS to GEG
    Portland International to McCarran International to Spokane International
  7. PDX to OAK to GEG
    Portland International to Metropolitan Oakland International to Spokane International
  8. PDX to MSP to GEG
    Portland International to Minneapolis-St Paul International to Spokane International
  9. PDX to BOI to GEG
    Portland International to Boise Air Terminal to Spokane International


Airlines that fly to Spokane

We picked SkyWest Airlines Inc. for your main flight, and Alaska Airlines Inc. for your connecting 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. SkyWest Airlines Inc. (OO)
  2. Alaska Airlines Inc. (AS)
  3. Delta Air Lines Inc. (DL)


Plan a trip to Spokane

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Spokane, Washington. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Spokane. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Spokane like Riverfront Park. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Spokane like What's the best neighborhood in Spokane for a first time visitor? Click the button below to explore Spokane 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 Spokane 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 Spokane road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Portland to Spokane?

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 290 miles
flight time of 45 minutes
245 Portland travel answers
27 Spokane travel answers










   
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