The cheapest times to fly from PEK to PVG are

  • May 14th to November 18th

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 PEK to PVG is early to mid August. Prices can be as high as $439 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $246 for Saturday flights around early to mid August.


When to Fly to Shanghai

Flying from Beijing (PEK) to Shanghai (PVG) will usually cost between $272 to $439 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid August with an average ticket price of $257. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $439. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $182 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $436 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PEK to PVG flight.

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

PEK to PVG Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PEK to PVG flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Beijing. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.4, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Shanghai, and Tuesdays are the most expensive days to return to Beijing. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $5 (1%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Saturday and returning a week later will cost an average of $401. Return trip prices are from the PVG to PEK 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 PEK to PVG can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 13 minutes may be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from PEK to PVG while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Nantong Xingdong Airport (NTG) in Jiangsu

  • 80 miles (129 km) away from PVG
  • Usually 21.24% less expensive than PVG
  • Nonstop flights available

See PEK to NTG flights

Destination alternative #2: Hongqiao International Airport (SHA) in Shanghai

  • 27 miles (43 km) away from PVG
  • Usually 13.43% less expensive than PVG
  • Nonstop flights available

See PEK to SHA flights

Destination alternative #3: Lishe Airport (NGB) in Ningbo

  • 93 miles (150 km) away from PVG
  • Usually 5.17% less expensive than PVG
  • Nonstop flights available

See PEK to NGB flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 28 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Air Macau, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana, Beijing Capital, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, Cebu Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Chongqing Airlines, Donghai Airlines, EVA Air, Hainan, Hong Kong Airlines, JAL, Korean Air, Philippine Airlines, S7, Shandong, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Sichuan Airlines, Spring, Vietnam Airlines, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 682 miles or 1098 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PEK to PVG flight is about 2 hour 13 minutes.

How many flights go between Beijing and Shanghai?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 73 available flights from PEK to PVG.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code PEK
Origination airport name Capital International Airport
City Beijing
Country China
Latitude 40.1
Longitude 116.6

Return Airport

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


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