The cheapest times to fly from MEL to PVG are

  • February 12th to March 25th
  • April 16th to June 3rd
  • July 30th to September 16th
  • October 15th to November 25th

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 MEL to PVG is mid October. Prices can be as high as $897 for Friday flights during mid December, or as low as $318 for Tuesday flights around mid October.


When to Fly to Shanghai

Flying from Melbourne (MEL) to Shanghai (PVG) will usually cost between $351 to $688 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid October with an average ticket price of $378. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $744. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $366 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $471 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MEL to PVG flight.

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

MEL to PVG Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MEL to PVG flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Melbourne. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.06, 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. 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 $93 (15%) 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 $443. Return trip prices are from the PVG to MEL 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 MEL to PVG can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 57 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 36 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Air New Zealand, Asiana, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, Cebu Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Emirates, EVA Air, Fiji Airways, Garuda Indonesia, Hainan, Hong Kong Airlines, JAL, Jetstar, Malaysia Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Qantas, Royal Brunei, Scoot, Shandong, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Sichuan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Spring, THAI, Thai Lion Mentari, Tianjin Airlines, Tigerair, Vietnam Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Pudong Airport to Melbourne International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4981 miles or 8016 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MEL to PVG flight is about 9 hour 57 minutes.

How many flights go between Melbourne and Shanghai?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 95 available flights from MEL to PVG.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MEL
Origination airport name Melbourne International Airport
City Melbourne
Country Australia
Latitude -37.7
Longitude 144.8

Return Airport

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


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