The cheapest times to fly from CTS to PVG are

  • March 19th to July 8th
  • July 30th to August 26th (except the week of August 6th)
  • October 29th to December 9th

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 CTS to PVG is early December. Prices can be as high as $1292 for Saturday flights during mid January, or as low as $430 for Wednesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Shanghai

Flying from Sapporo (CTS) to Shanghai (PVG) will usually cost between $537 to $883 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $511. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid January, with an average price of $894. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $382 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $667 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CTS to PVG flight.

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

CTS to PVG Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CTS to PVG flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Sapporo. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.31, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday 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 $76 (11%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $633. Return trip prices are from the PVG to CTS 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 CTS 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 25 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from CTS to PVG while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Xiaoshan Airport (HGH) in Hangzhou

  • 102 miles (164 km) away from PVG
  • Usually 19.19% less expensive than PVG
  • Nonstop flights available

See CTS to HGH flights


Flight Hacking CTS 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 CTS to PVG — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Nagoya (CTS > NGO > PVG)

  • Price for both tickets: $457
  • Average savings: $211 (31.56%)

See CTS to KIX flights

Hack #2: Osaka (CTS > KIX > PVG)

  • Price for both tickets: $472
  • Average savings: $196 (29.31%)

See CTS to NGO flights

Hack #3: Seoul (CTS > ICN > PVG)

  • Price for both tickets: $493
  • Average savings: $175 (26.16%)

See CTS to ICN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 43 major airlines flying this route most often: Aegean, Aer Lingus, Air Baltic, Air China, Air Dolomiti, Air France, Air Macau, Alitalia, ANA, Asiana, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, EASTAR JET, easyJet, Eurowings, EVA Air, Hainan, Hong Kong Airlines, Iberia, JAL, Jetstar, Jin Air, Juneyao Airlines, Kenya Airways, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Norwegian, Norwegian Air International, Peach Aviation, Philippine Airlines, Ryanair, S7, SAS, Shandong, Shanghai Airlines, Spring, Tianjin Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Vueling, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Pudong Airport to New Chitose Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1355 miles or 2181 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CTS to PVG flight is about 3 hour 25 minutes.

How many flights go between Sapporo and Shanghai?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 113 available flights from CTS to PVG.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CTS
Origination airport name New Chitose Airport
City Sapporo
Country Japan
Latitude 42.8
Longitude 141.7

Return Airport

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


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