The cheapest times to fly from PVG to CTS are

  • February 12th to May 6th (except the weeks of March 19th and April 23rd)
  • August 27th to September 23rd (except the week of September 10th)
  • 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 CTS is late November to early December. Prices can be as high as $1366 for Saturday flights during late January, or as low as $394 for Wednesday flights around late November to early December.


When to Fly to Sapporo

Flying from Shanghai (PVG) to Sapporo (CTS) will usually cost between $464 to $788 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late November to early December with an average ticket price of $491. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late January, with an average price of $973. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $482 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $553 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PVG to CTS flight.

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

PVG to CTS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PVG to CTS flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Shanghai. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.25, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. 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 $76 (11%) 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 $552. Return trip prices are from the CTS 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 CTS can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 25 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking PVG to CTS

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 CTS — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Seoul (PVG > ICN > CTS)

  • Price for both tickets: $527
  • Average savings: $27 (4.79%)

See PVG to NGO flights

Hack #2: Nagoya (PVG > NGO > CTS)

  • Price for both tickets: $533
  • Average savings: $20 (3.62%)

See PVG to ICN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 28 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Busan, Air China, Air Macau, AirAsia Japan, ANA, Asiana, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, EASTAR JET, EVA Air, Hainan, Hong Kong Airlines, JAL, Jetstar, Jin Air, Juneyao Airlines, Korean Air, Peach Aviation, Philippine Airlines, S7, Shandong, Shanghai Airlines, Spring, Tianjin Airlines, Tigerair Taiwan, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from New Chitose Airport to Pudong Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1355 miles or 2181 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PVG to CTS flight is about 3 hour 25 minutes.

How many flights go between Shanghai and Sapporo?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 99 available flights from PVG to CTS.


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 CTS
Destination airport name New Chitose Airport
City Sapporo
Country Japan
Latitude 42.8
Longitude 141.7


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