The cheapest times to fly from LEX to PVG are

  • January 1st to May 6th
  • October 15th 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 LEX to PVG is late April. Prices can be as high as $1931 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $1206 for Wednesday flights around late April.


When to Fly to Shanghai

Flying from Lexington, KY (LEX) to Shanghai (PVG) will usually cost between $1206 to $1755 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late April with an average ticket price of $1227. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1788. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $561 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1456 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LEX to PVG flight.

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

LEX to PVG Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LEX to PVG flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Lexington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to PVG, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into LEX. 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 $114 (8%) 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 $1397. Return trip prices are from the PVG to LEX 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 LEX to PVG 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 14 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Washington, DC (LEX > DCA > PVG)

  • Price for both tickets: $866
  • Average savings: $590 (40.52%)

See LEX to DCA flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (LEX > LAX > PVG)

  • Price for both tickets: $873
  • Average savings: $584 (40.08%)

See LEX to LAX flights

Hack #3: St. Louis, MO (LEX > STL > PVG)

  • Price for both tickets: $886
  • Average savings: $570 (39.15%)

See LEX to STL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, American, ANA, British Airways, Delta, JAL, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Pudong Airport to Blue Grass Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7362 miles or 11848 kilometers.

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

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

How many flights go between Lexington, KY and Shanghai?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 23 available flights from LEX to PVG.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LEX
Origination airport name Blue Grass Airport
City Lexington, KY
Country the United States
Latitude 38
Longitude -84.6

Return Airport

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


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