The cheapest times to fly from CNX to PVG are

  • February 26th to March 25th
  • May 14th to June 17th
  • August 20th to September 23rd
  • October 8th to December 16th

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 CNX to PVG is early September. Prices can be as high as $711 for Saturday flights during mid January, or as low as $227 for Monday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Shanghai

Flying from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Shanghai (PVG) will usually cost between $253 to $486 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $267. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid January, with an average price of $523. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $256 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $313 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CNX to PVG flight.

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

CNX to PVG Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CNX to PVG flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Chiang Mai. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to PVG, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into CNX. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Shanghai, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Chiang Mai. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $37 (10%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $310. Return trip prices are from the PVG to CNX 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 CNX to PVG can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 58 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking CNX to PVG

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 CNX to PVG — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Bangkok (CNX > DMK > PVG)

  • Price for both tickets: $293
  • Average savings: $20 (6.24%)

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Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 31 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Air Macau, AirAsia, AirAsia X, Bangkok Airways, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, EVA Air, Hainan, Hong Kong Airlines, Juneyao Airlines, Korean Air, Lao Airlines, Lucky Air, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Shandong, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Sichuan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Spring, THAI, Thai AirAsia, Thai AirAsia X, Thai Lion Mentari, Vietnam Airlines, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Pudong Airport to Chiang Mai International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1660 miles or 2672 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CNX to PVG flight is about 3 hour 58 minutes.

How many flights go between Chiang Mai and Shanghai?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 79 available flights from CNX to PVG.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CNX
Origination airport name Chiang Mai International Airport
City Chiang Mai
Country Thailand
Latitude 18.8
Longitude 99

Return Airport

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


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