The cheapest times to fly from PVG to BHM are

  • January 29th to April 22nd
  • August 27th to November 25th (except the week of September 24th)
  • December 17th to December 31st

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 BHM is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $1568 for Saturday flights during mid August, or as low as $461 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Birmingham

Flying from Shanghai (PVG) to Birmingham, AL (BHM) will usually cost between $493 to $1431 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $461. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid August, with an average price of $1452. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $991 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $868 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PVG to BHM flight.

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

PVG to BHM Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PVG to BHM flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Shanghai. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.07, 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. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Birmingham, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Shanghai. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $194 (14%) 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 $806. Return trip prices are from the BHM 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 BHM can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 14 hour 39 minutes may not 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 not usually a nonstop flight from PVG to BHM while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Huntsville International-Carl T Jones Field Airport (HSV) in Huntsville, AL

  • 74 miles (119 km) away from BHM
  • Usually 1.38% less expensive than BHM
  • 1-layover flights available

See PVG to HSV flights

Destination alternative #2: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) in Atlanta, GA

  • 134 miles (216 km) away from BHM
  • Usually 0.12% less expensive than BHM
  • Nonstop flights available

See PVG to ATL flights


Flight Hacking PVG to BHM

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 BHM — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (PVG > LAX > BHM)

  • Price for both tickets: $815
  • Average savings: $53 (6.11%)

See PVG to flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, American, ANA, Delta, JAL, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport to Pudong Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7593 miles or 12220 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PVG to BHM flight is about 14 hour 39 minutes.

How many flights go between Shanghai and Birmingham, AL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 28 available flights from PVG to BHM.


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 BHM
Destination airport name Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
City Birmingham, AL
Country the United States
Latitude 33.6
Longitude -86.8


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