The cheapest times to fly from PVG to CNX are

  • February 12th to March 25th (except the week of February 19th)
  • May 14th to July 1st
  • August 27th to September 23rd
  • October 8th to December 16th (except the week of November 5th)

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 CNX is early December. Prices can be as high as $801 for Sunday flights during late January, or as low as $210 for Tuesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Chiang Mai

Flying from Shanghai (PVG) to Chiang Mai (CNX) will usually cost between $217 to $453 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $232. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late January, with an average price of $708. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $477 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $272 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PVG to CNX flight.

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

PVG to CNX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PVG to CNX flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Shanghai. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to CNX, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into PVG. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Chiang Mai, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Shanghai. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $37 (10%) 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 $282. Return trip prices are from the CNX 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 CNX can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 58 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking PVG to CNX

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 CNX — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Bangkok (PVG > DMK > CNX)

  • Price for both tickets: $263
  • Average savings: $9 (3.13%)

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Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 30 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Air Macau, AirAsia, AirAsia X, Bangkok Airways, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, EVA Air, Hainan, Hong Kong Airlines, Juneyao Airlines, Korean Air, Lao Airlines, Lucky Air, Qantas, Shandong, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Sichuan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Spring, THAI, Thai AirAsia, Thai AirAsia X, Thai Lion Mentari, Vietnam Airlines, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Chiang Mai International Airport to Pudong Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1660 miles or 2672 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PVG to CNX flight is about 3 hour 58 minutes.

How many flights go between Shanghai and Chiang Mai?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 78 available flights from PVG to CNX.


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 CNX
Destination airport name Chiang Mai International Airport
City Chiang Mai
Country Thailand
Latitude 18.8
Longitude 99


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