The cheapest times to fly from PVG to ILM are

  • January 29th to April 29th
  • October 8th to November 25th

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 ILM is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $1907 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $753 for Tuesday flights around early to mid October.


When to Fly to Wilmington

Flying from Shanghai (PVG) to Wilmington, NC (ILM) will usually cost between $753 to $1362 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid October with an average ticket price of $753. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1414. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $661 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $888 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PVG to ILM flight.

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

PVG to ILM Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PVG to ILM 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 out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $109 (7%) 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 $913. Return trip prices are from the ILM 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 ILM 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 54 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 ILM while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Florence Regional Airport (FLO) in Florence, SC

  • 104 miles (167 km) away from ILM
  • Usually 9.01% less expensive than ILM
  • 2-layover flights available

See PVG to FLO flights

Destination alternative #2: Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) in Raleigh/Durham, NC

  • 122 miles (196 km) away from ILM
  • Usually 3.38% less expensive than ILM
  • 1-layover flights available

See PVG to RDU flights

Destination alternative #3: Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) in Myrtle Beach, SC

  • 72 miles (116 km) away from ILM
  • Usually 2.59% less expensive than ILM
  • 1-layover flights available

See PVG to MYR flights


Flight Hacking PVG to ILM

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 ILM — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Boston, MA (PVG > BOS > ILM)

  • Price for both tickets: $768
  • Average savings: $121 (13.57%)

See PVG to LAX flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (PVG > LAX > ILM)

  • Price for both tickets: $819
  • Average savings: $70 (7.83%)

See PVG to BOS flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (PVG > LGA > ILM)

  • Price for both tickets: $837
  • Average savings: $51 (5.74%)

See PVG to LGA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 2 major airlines flying this route most often: American, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7737 miles or 12451 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PVG to ILM flight is about 14 hour 54 minutes.

How many flights go between Shanghai and Wilmington, NC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 21 available flights from PVG to ILM.


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 ILM
Destination airport name Wilmington International Airport
City Wilmington, NC
Country the United States
Latitude 34.3
Longitude -77.9


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