The cheapest times to fly from PVG to CTU are

  • July 16th to January 7th

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 CTU is mid October. Prices can be as high as $627 for Friday flights during early April, or as low as $371 for Thursday flights around mid October.


When to Fly to Chengdu

Flying from Shanghai (PVG) to Chengdu (CTU) will usually cost between $403 to $627 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid October with an average ticket price of $384. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early April, with an average price of $625. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $241 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $568 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PVG to CTU flight.

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

PVG to CTU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PVG to CTU 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 $0.33, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to CTU, and Sunday the cheapest day to fly back into PVG. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Chengdu, and Mondays are the most expensive days to return to Shanghai. 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 Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $541. Return trip prices are from the CTU 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 CTU can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 53 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 PVG to CTU while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Mianyang Airport (MIG) in Mianyang

  • 76 miles (122 km) away from CTU
  • Usually 7.04% less expensive than CTU
  • Nonstop flights available

See PVG to MIG flights


Flight Hacking PVG to CTU

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 CTU — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $435
  • Average savings: $134 (23.5%)

See PVG to DMK flights

Hack #2: Kuala Lumpur (PVG > KUL > CTU)

  • Price for both tickets: $485
  • Average savings: $83 (14.61%)

See PVG to KUL flights

Hack #3: Bangkok (PVG > BKK > CTU)

  • Price for both tickets: $519
  • Average savings: $49 (8.63%)

See PVG to BKK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 30 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Air Macau, ANA, Asiana, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, Chengdu Airlines, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, CUA, EVA Air, Hainan, Hebei Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines, Juneyao Airlines, Kunming Airlines, Lao Airlines, Lucky Air, Philippines AirAsia, Shandong, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Sichuan Airlines, Spring, THAI, Thai Lion Mentari, Tianjin Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Shuangliu Airport to Pudong Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1058 miles or 1703 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PVG to CTU flight is about 2 hour 53 minutes.

How many flights go between Shanghai and Chengdu?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 74 available flights from PVG to CTU.


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 CTU
Destination airport name Shuangliu Airport
City Chengdu
Country China
Latitude 30.6
Longitude 103.9


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