The cheapest times to fly from KIJ to PVG are

  • February 19th to July 15th (except the weeks of May 7th and June 18th)
  • November 5th 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 KIJ to PVG is mid to late November. Prices can be as high as $1389 for Saturday flights during late January and early February, or as low as $428 for Wednesday flights around mid to late November.


When to Fly to Shanghai

Flying from Niigata (KIJ) to Shanghai (PVG) will usually cost between $519 to $919 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late November with an average ticket price of $528. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late January and early February, with an average price of $934. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $406 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $555 can be considered a good price for a round-trip KIJ to PVG flight.

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

KIJ to PVG Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the KIJ to PVG flight is cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Niigata. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.32, 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 to Shanghai, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Niigata. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $100 (14%) 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 $594. Return trip prices are from the PVG to KIJ 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 KIJ to PVG can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 57 minutes may be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Osaka (KIJ > KIX > PVG)

  • Price for both tickets: $416
  • Average savings: $140 (25.14%)

See KIJ to NRT flights

Hack #2: Tokyo (KIJ > NRT > PVG)

  • Price for both tickets: $530
  • Average savings: $25 (4.5%)

See KIJ to KIX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: ANA, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, EVA Air, JAL, Korean Air, Peach Aviation, Shanghai Airlines, THAI, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Pudong Airport to Niigata Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1090 miles or 1754 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop KIJ to PVG flight is about 2 hour 57 minutes.

How many flights go between Niigata and Shanghai?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 52 available flights from KIJ to PVG.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code KIJ
Origination airport name Niigata Airport
City Niigata
Country Japan
Latitude 38
Longitude 139.1

Return Airport

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


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