The cheapest times to fly from PVG to ADD are

  • February 5th to June 17th (except the weeks of March 19th, March 26th, April 16th, April 30th, and May 21st)
  • August 20th to September 2nd
  • October 8th to December 16th

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 PVG to ADD is mid to late August. Prices can be as high as $1426 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $1055 for Monday flights around mid to late August.


When to Fly to Addis Ababa

Flying from Shanghai (PVG) to Addis Ababa (ADD) will usually cost between $1098 to $1325 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late August with an average ticket price of $1108. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1329. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $221 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1171 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PVG to ADD flight.

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

PVG to ADD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PVG to ADD flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Shanghai. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ADD, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into PVG. Saturdays 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 $29 (2%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1178. Return trip prices are from the ADD to PVG 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 PVG to ADD can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 51 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking PVG to ADD

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 PVG to ADD — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Dubai (PVG > DXB > ADD)

  • Price for both tickets: $885
  • Average savings: $287 (24.47%)

See PVG to BKK flights

Hack #2: Bangkok (PVG > BKK > ADD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1008
  • Average savings: $163 (13.92%)

See PVG to DXB flights

Hack #3: Tel Aviv (PVG > TLV > ADD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1084
  • Average savings: $87 (7.43%)

See PVG to TLV flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 21 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Air India, American, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, Emirates, Ethiopian, Kenya Airways, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airways, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5485 miles or 8827 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PVG to ADD flight is about 10 hour 51 minutes.

How many flights go between Shanghai and Addis Ababa?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from PVG to ADD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination code ADD
Destination airport name Bole International Airport
City Addis Ababa
Country Ethiopia
Latitude 9
Longitude 38.8


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