The cheapest times to fly from PVG to PHL are

  • January 29th to April 22nd
  • September 3rd to September 23rd
  • October 8th to December 31st (except the weeks of December 3rd and December 10th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from PVG to PHL is early November. Prices can be as high as $1649 for Saturday flights during mid August, or as low as $517 for Tuesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Philadelphia

Flying from Shanghai (PVG) to Philadelphia, PA (PHL) will usually cost between $530 to $1372 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $538. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid August, with an average price of $1493. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $955 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $765 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PVG to PHL flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the PVG to PHL route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

PVG to PHL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PVG to PHL flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Shanghai. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.06, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $170 (18%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $765. Return trip prices are from the PHL to PVG flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from PVG to PHL can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 14 hour 19 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from PVG to PHL while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: LaGuardia Airport (LGA) in New York, NY

  • 95 miles (153 km) away from PHL
  • Usually 16.08% less expensive than PHL
  • 1-layover flights available

See PVG to LGA flights

Destination alternative #2: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York, NY

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from PHL
  • Usually 14.97% less expensive than PHL
  • Nonstop flights available

See PVG to JFK flights

Destination alternative #3: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) in Baltimore, MD

  • 90 miles (145 km) away from PHL
  • Usually 11.76% less expensive than PHL
  • 1-layover flights available

See PVG to BWI flights

Destination alternative #4: Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in Newark, NJ

  • 80 miles (129 km) away from PHL
  • Usually 8.24% less expensive than PHL
  • Nonstop flights available

See PVG to EWR flights

Destination alternative #5: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) in Washington, DC

  • 119 miles (192 km) away from PHL
  • Usually 7.32% less expensive than PHL
  • 1-layover flights available

See PVG to DCA flights

Destination alternative #6: Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) in Washington, DC

  • 135 miles (217 km) away from PHL
  • Usually 4.71% less expensive than PHL
  • 1-layover flights available

See PVG to IAD flights


Flight Hacking PVG to PHL

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from PVG to PHL — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Boston, MA (PVG > BOS > PHL)

  • Price for both tickets: $708
  • Average savings: $57 (7.45%)

See PVG to flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from PVG to PHL? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 20 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Air France, American, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, British Airways, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Finnair, Hainan, JAL, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Philadelphia International Airport to Pudong Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7409 miles or 11924 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from PVG to PHL?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PVG to PHL flight is about 14 hour 19 minutes.

How many flights go between Shanghai and Philadelphia, PA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 18 available flights from PVG to PHL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code PVG
Origination airport name Pudong Airport
City Shanghai
Country China
Latitude 31.1
Longitude 121.8

Return Airport

Destination code PHL
Destination airport name Philadelphia International Airport
City Philadelphia, PA
Country the United States
Latitude 39.9
Longitude -75.2


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