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Cheapest flights to Portland, Maine airports

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Portland, Maine

CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM Los Angeles TO Portland

Los Angeles (LAX) to Boston (BOS)

Typically, flights to Portland from Los Angeles are cheaper when flying from Los Angeles to Boston Logan Intl, which has an average price of $267

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO PORTLAND, MAINE FROM LOS ANGELESAugust23% cheaperFlying from Los Angeles to Portland, Maine costs on average just $284 in August
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO PORTLAND, MAINE FROM LOS ANGELESDecember54% more expensiveIt costs about $564 for flights to Portland, Maine from Los Angeles in December
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO PORTLAND, MAINE FROM LOS ANGELESSeptember360% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Portland, Maine from Los Angeles in September than any other month

When is the best time to fly to Portland, Maine?

Portland may be the largest city in the state of Maine, but it’s neither crowded nor busy, and has a laid-back coastal ambience. The summer months from June – August are by far the most popular time to visit. The weather is delightful, warm without being too hot, and there is less rainfall than at other times of the year. Of course, this means that it’s the busiest time of the year, so be prepared to pay more for flights and accommodation. Once September comes around, things quieten down, so fall can be a great time to plan your trip. Between now and November, average daily highs range from 70 – 40 degrees Fahrenheit, so earlier in the fall is usually more comfortable. Winter temperatures can be frigid, with plenty of snow. If you like winter sports, it can be a great time to visit, because you won’t be fighting the crowds and you can enjoy cross-country skiing, ice skating and sledding. If you want to visit Portland in spring, the temperatures range from 25 – 65 degrees Fahrenheit, so pack your warm clothes, especially in March.

  • What is the absolute cheapest flight to Portland, Maine?

    The best price found on momondo to Portland, Maine was $49/pp from Provincetown, which is 91% cheaper than the average flight price to Portland, Maine. To find the cheapest price to Portland, Maine from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

  • What is the cheapest month to fly to Portland, Maine?

    The cheapest month to fly to Portland, Maine from United States is in April. Flight prices, which tend to average around $157, are often lower during this time because this is during the off-season. If you aren\u2019t able to travel to Portland, Maine during the month of April, then flying in June is also cheap. Prices for this month can be found on momondo for an average of $171.

  • How far in advance should I book a flight to Portland, Maine?

    The ideal time to book your flight to Portland, Maine is 60 days in advance when prices tend to average $203. Don’t hesitate to check prices now though because momondo users recently found tickets for as low as $64.

  • What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to Portland, Maine?

    On average, the least expensive day to fly to Portland, Maine from United States is on a Monday. momondo users have found tickets for Monday departures for as low as $197. However, this price may fluctuate depending on the airline, the season, and holidays. On the other hand, Friday is the most expensive day to depart from United States because it is more convenient for both business and leisure travelers. As a result, prices tend to be around $236.

  • What is the cheapest time of day to depart on your flight to Portland, Maine?

    In the afternoon is the cheapest time of day to fly from United States to Portland, Maine when you can find flight prices for as low as $225. Flying to Portland, Maine in the afternoon is an ideal time because this is during off-peak travel hours. Try not to purchase tickets at noon because they tend to be around $307. Of course, these prices can vary depending on the time of year and what airport you fly to.

  • Is there a good place to hike near Portland?

    If you’re looking to do your hiking in warmer conditions, consider planning your flight to Portland for June, July, and August. Parks like Acadia National Park are popular hot spots in those months.

  • When are the weather conditions best for skiing in Portland?

    Most people head to the ski mountains during January, when the chance of fresh snow and ideal temperatures are most likely. Ski mountains such as Sunday River are very popular in Portland. Alternatively, Hermon Mountain is also a very popular ski mountain in the Portland area.

  • Is there an alternative airport near Portland, Maine?

    Portsmouth Pease Intl Airport, Augusta Airport, Rockland Knox County Regional Airport, Manchester Airport or Boston Logan Intl Airport can be an alternative airport used for travel to Portland, Maine.

  • Is there a cheaper alternative to flying into Portland, Maine?

    Prices vary based on where travelers are departing from, but on average, the cheapest airport to fly to in Portland, Maine is Rockland Knox County Regional Airport where the average price is $447pp. Users typically find the best prices when using momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.


Can I fly to Portland from United States right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Portland within the United States

Most visitors from United States need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Portland.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Portland.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from United States are not required to quarantine after entering Portland.

Can I fly back to United States from Portland?

Returning to United States from Portland

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Portland must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to United States.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Portland are not required to quarantine after entering United States.

If you are planning to travel to Portland, Maine at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.

Portland, Maine flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in United States to Portland, Maine found recently by users on momondo
Frontier
Aug 31
PHL7:59 amPhiladelphia
1h 38m
PWM9:37 amPortland
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Frontier
Aug 21
PHL7:59 amPhiladelphia
1h 38m
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1h 39m
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Frontier
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PHL8:07 amPhiladelphia
1h 38m
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1h 39m
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Frontier
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PHL8:07 amPhiladelphia
1h 38m
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PWM5:09 amPortland
1h 39m
PHL6:48 amPhiladelphia
Frontier
Aug 31
PHL7:59 amPhiladelphia
1h 38m
PWM9:37 amPortland
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PWM3:35 amPortland
1h 39m
PHL5:14 amPhiladelphia
Frontier
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Find the cheapest one-way flights to Portland, Maine

If you're looking for one-way flights from United States to Portland, Maine, view some of our deals below provided by Frontier, JetBlue and United Airlines
United Airlines
Aug 21
EWR11:00 amNewark
1h 14m
PWM12:14 pmPortland
United Airlines
Aug 18
EWR11:00 amNewark
1h 14m
PWM12:14 pmPortland
JetBlue
Aug 31
JFK4:00 amNew York John F Kennedy Intl
1h 15m
PWM5:15 amPortland

Which airlines fly to Portland, Maine?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Portland, Maine

You can fly non-stop from major US cities to Portland with American Airlines, United, jetBlue, Delta, and Southwest Airlines. Hawaiian Airlines offers flights with one or more stops.


Airports near Portland, Maine

Below you will find all the airports in Portland, Maine along with the distance from the city center

Portland International Jetport (PWM)

The airport, which is owned and operated by the city, is just two miles west of downtown Portland, in Cumberland County. You could probably walk, but rather than drag along your luggage, you might opt for one of the following modes of transport.

Public Transportation

Greater Portland Transit District METRO bus route 5 travels to downtown Portland in about 23 minutes for a fare of $1.50 USD.

Taxis

Taxis are readily available at the airport, just outside of baggage claim. The ride to Downtown Portland takes about 13 minutes and you can expect to pay about $9.00 USD plus tip.

Shuttles, limousines, and sedans

Several companies offer shuttles, limo services and other private or semi-private transportation options from PWM into the city. You can find their contact information on the airport website.

Car Rentals

Car rental companies are conveniently located at the consolidated car rental atrium inside the airport’s parking garage. To maximize your travel budget, try to look for deals on car rentals with momondo.


Popular routes to Portland, Maine

Most frequently searched flights to Portland, Maine along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
Seattle to Portland, Maine Flights
Fastest flight time6h 44m
Cheapest price$285

How to get around in Portland, Maine?

Portland’s city center is compact, and easy to get around on foot, but if you plan on exploring further afield, here are some options for you.

Buses

The Portland Explorer bus is geared towards tourists, and operates from May through October, seven days a week. It costs $2 per ride, children under twelve are free, and it runs to most major tourist attractions and hotels. The METRO bus network runs year round, serving the Greater Portland area. An adult fare is $1.50 USD, or you can buy a day pass; for local buses it’s $5.00 USD, and for local and express service, it will cost you $10.00 USD.

Ferries, water taxis and charter boats

While you’re here, take advantage of the coastal location to get out on the water. You can visit the local islands on Casco Bay Lines Ferries; the ferry terminal is on the corner of Commercial & Franklin Streets in downtown Portland. You can also use the Portland Harbor Water Taxi harbor shuttle service between Portland and South Portland, or the Portland Sea Taxi, on call 13 hours a day for service between Greater Portland and the Casco Bay Islands. You can also charter a boat with Casco Bay Custom Charters for a sunset cruise, or simply to explore the coast.

Car rentals

Visitors often rent a car while in Portland, in order to have the freedom to travel further and at their convenience. Driving is easy here, and an innovative ‘park and shop’ program offers free parking downtown. When you take your parking garage ticket to be stamped at several locations throughout the area, each stamp gives you one hour of free parking.


What are the visa and passport requirements when flying to Portland, Maine?

No visa is required for domestic travelers within the U.S. For foreign nationals, please check the U.S. Department of State website.


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Additional info and tips about visiting Portland, Maine

Things to do and places of interest in Portland, Maine

Portland is a popular summer destination because of its beautiful location on Casco Bay. If you enjoy historical sites, outdoor activities, or just relaxing in the clean ocean air, you’ll surely love Portland. Here are a few ideas for your itinerary.

  • Tour the decadently decorated, 1858-dated Victorian Mansion. Designed by famed architect, Henry Austin, for Ruggles Sylvester Morse, the home features ornately painted walls and ceilings, wood carvings, unique carpets, and collections of silver, glass and porcelain.
  • No trip to Portland is complete without seeing the Portland Museum of Art. Here you’ll find a collection of fine and decorative arts dating from the 1700s. It features American and European art, including works by Andrew Wyeth, Winslow Homer, Rockwell Kent, Monet, Degas, and Picasso.
  • Visit Longfellow House, the 1785-dated home was built for General Peleg Wadsworth, grandfather of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and was the first brick house in Portland.
  • Sample some tasty sips at the Allagash Brewery, where they’ve been hand crafting the best Belgian-inspired beers in the world since 1995.
  • Explore the Casco Bay Islands, sometimes called the Calendar Islands. Local artists live here, in a relaxed lifestyle that might make you wish you could stay. Allow yourself to unwind while you stroll along the beaches, soak up the warm sunshine and breathe fresh air.
  • Go for a bike ride, a jog, or a leisurely walk along the Eastern Promenade, an historic, 68.2-acre public park and recreation area. The promenade offers great views of the harbor and Casco Bay, and if you’re up early enough, you may catch a spectacular sunrise.

Tips and tricks for visiting Portland, Maine

The ‘beware of moose crossing’ signs are not a joke. Moose are giant creatures, and collisions with cars increasingly frequent. Be very cautious when driving in moose country.

Portland is a favored destination of foodies. Plan a trip in late October and take in the Harvest on the Harbor, a delicious celebration of local foods.