The cheapest times to fly from PVG to ITO are

  • early to mid January
  • January 29th to March 11th (except the week of February 26th)
  • May 7th to July 15th
  • October 22nd to December 16th (except the week of December 3rd)

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 ITO is early to mid May. Prices can be as high as $13300 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $1049 for Tuesday flights around early to mid May.


When to Fly to Hilo

Flying from Shanghai (PVG) to Hilo, HI (ITO) will usually cost between $1241 to $2701 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid May with an average ticket price of $1331. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $4571. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $3240 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1649 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PVG to ITO flight.

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

PVG to ITO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PVG to ITO flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Shanghai. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.2, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ITO, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into PVG. 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 $675 (29%) 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 $1502. Return trip prices are from the ITO 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 ITO can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 13 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 ITO while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Ellison Onizuka Kona International at Keahole Airport (KOA) in Kona, HI

  • 65 miles (105 km) away from ITO
  • Usually 27.78% less expensive than ITO
  • 1-layover flights available

See PVG to KOA flights

Destination alternative #2: Kahului Airport (OGG) in Kahului, HI

  • 121 miles (195 km) away from ITO
  • Usually 24.99% less expensive than ITO
  • 1-layover flights available

See PVG to OGG flights


Flight Hacking PVG to ITO

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 ITO — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $994
  • Average savings: $655 (39.73%)

See PVG to HNL flights

Hack #2: Honolulu, HI (PVG > HNL > ITO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1021
  • Average savings: $628 (38.1%)

See PVG to LAX flights

Hack #3: San Francisco, CA (PVG > SFO > ITO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1102
  • Average savings: $547 (33.18%)

See PVG to SFO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, American, ANA, Asiana, China Airlines, China Southern, Delta, Hawaiian, JAL, Korean Air, Philippine Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5133 miles or 8261 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PVG to ITO flight is about 10 hour 13 minutes.

How many flights go between Shanghai and Hilo, HI?

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


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 ITO
Destination airport name Hilo International Airport
City Hilo, HI
Country the United States
Latitude 19.7
Longitude -155


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