The cheapest times to fly from LGW to PVG are

  • January 1st to March 25th (except the week of January 8th)
  • April 23rd to June 17th
  • 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 LGW to PVG is late November to early December. Prices can be as high as $1212 for Friday flights during late July, or as low as $421 for Wednesday flights around late November to early December.


When to Fly to Shanghai

Flying from London (LGW) to Shanghai (PVG) will usually cost between $469 to $1002 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late November to early December with an average ticket price of $506. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $1039. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $534 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $665 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LGW to PVG flight.

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

LGW to PVG Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LGW to PVG flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from London. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.07, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to PVG, and Thursday the cheapest day to fly back into LGW. Fridays 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 $110 (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 $618. Return trip prices are from the PVG to LGW 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 LGW to PVG can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 20 minutes may be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Nice (LGW > NCE > PVG)

  • Price for both tickets: $530
  • Average savings: $135 (20.3%)

See LGW to CDG flights

Hack #2: Paris (LGW > CDG > PVG)

  • Price for both tickets: $549
  • Average savings: $116 (17.44%)

See LGW to NCE flights

Hack #3: Madrid (LGW > MAD > PVG)

  • Price for both tickets: $573
  • Average savings: $92 (13.83%)

See LGW to MAD flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 32 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Air Baltic, Air Canada, Air China, Air Dolomiti, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, Austrian, Belavia, British Airways, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Emirates, Etihad, EVA Air, Finnair, Hainan, Iberia, Kenya Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Shanghai Airlines, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Pudong Airport to London Gatwick Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5748 miles or 9250 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LGW to PVG flight is about 11 hour 20 minutes.

How many flights go between London and Shanghai?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 48 available flights from LGW to PVG.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeLGW
Origination airport nameLondon Gatwick Airport
Countrythe United Kingdom

Return Airport

Destination codePVG
Destination airport namePudong Airport


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