The cheapest times to fly from MSP to PVG are

  • January 29th to April 8th
  • August 27th 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 MSP to PVG is late October. Prices can be as high as $1689 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $610 for Wednesday flights around late October.


When to Fly to Shanghai

Flying from Minneapolis, MN (MSP) to Shanghai (PVG) will usually cost between $660 to $1467 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $682. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1486. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $804 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $907 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MSP to PVG flight.

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

MSP to PVG Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MSP to PVG flight is priced close to the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Minneapolis. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, 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 MSP. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Shanghai, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Minneapolis. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $169 (15%) 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 $920. Return trip prices are from the PVG to MSP 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 MSP 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 13 hour 7 minutes may not be realistic.


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $725
  • Average savings: $182 (20.07%)

See MSP to LAS flights

Hack #2: Philadelphia, PA (MSP > PHL > PVG)

  • Price for both tickets: $789
  • Average savings: $119 (13.07%)

See MSP to PHL flights

Hack #3: Phoenix, AZ (MSP > PHX > PVG)

  • Price for both tickets: $793
  • Average savings: $115 (12.62%)

See MSP to PHX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 23 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, EVA Air, Finnair, Hainan, JAL, KLM, Korean Air, Qatar Airways, Shanghai Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Pudong Airport to Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6740 miles or 10847 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MSP to PVG flight is about 13 hour 7 minutes.

How many flights go between Minneapolis, MN and Shanghai?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 83 available flights from MSP to PVG.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeMSP
Origination airport nameMinneapolis-St Paul International Airport
CityMinneapolis, MN
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codePVG
Destination airport namePudong Airport


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