The cheapest times to fly from LGB to PVG are

  • January 22nd to April 29th
  • August 27th to December 9th (except the weeks of September 17th, October 1st, and October 8th)

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 LGB to PVG is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $4044 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $413 for Tuesday flights around late October to early November.


When to Fly to Shanghai

Flying from Long Beach, CA (LGB) to Shanghai (PVG) will usually cost between $513 to $1564 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $542. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1711. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1169 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $843 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LGB to PVG flight.

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

LGB to PVG Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LGB to PVG flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Long Beach. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, 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 to Shanghai, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Long Beach. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $210 (21%) 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 $783. Return trip prices are from the PVG to LGB 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 LGB 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 12 hour 40 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Las Vegas, NV (LGB > LAS > PVG)

  • Price for both tickets: $677
  • Average savings: $166 (19.69%)

See LGB to LAS flights

Hack #2: San Jose, CA (LGB > SJC > PVG)

  • Price for both tickets: $775
  • Average savings: $68 (8.07%)

See LGB to SJC flights

Hack #3: San Francisco, CA (LGB > SFO > PVG)

  • Price for both tickets: $797
  • Average savings: $46 (5.46%)

See LGB to SFO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, ANA, China Southern, Delta, Hainan, Hawaiian, JAL, JetBlue, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Pudong Airport to Long Beach Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6488 miles or 10441 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LGB to PVG flight is about 12 hour 40 minutes.

How many flights go between Long Beach, CA and Shanghai?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 15 available flights from LGB to PVG.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LGB
Origination airport name Long Beach Airport
City Long Beach, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.8
Longitude -118.2

Return Airport

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


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