The cheapest times to fly from PVG to LGW are

  • February 12th to June 3rd (except the week of March 26th)
  • October 15th to December 31st

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 LGW is early November. Prices can be as high as $1253 for Friday flights during mid July, or as low as $590 for Thursday flights around early November.


When to Fly to London

Flying from Shanghai (PVG) to London (LGW) will usually cost between $607 to $1119 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $619. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid July, with an average price of $1116. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $498 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $700 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PVG to LGW flight.

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

PVG to LGW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PVG to LGW 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 $0.08, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to LGW, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into PVG. Fridays 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 $110 (14%) 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 $718. Return trip prices are from the LGW 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 LGW can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 20 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 LGW while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: London Heathrow Airport (LHR) in London

  • 25 miles (40 km) away from LGW
  • Usually 9.29% less expensive than LGW
  • Nonstop flights available

See PVG to LHR flights


Flight Hacking PVG to LGW

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 LGW — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Dublin (PVG > DUB > LGW)

  • Price for both tickets: $633
  • Average savings: $67 (9.51%)

See PVG to OSL flights

Hack #2: Oslo (PVG > OSL > LGW)

  • Price for both tickets: $644
  • Average savings: $56 (8.01%)

See PVG to DUB flights

Hack #3: Madrid (PVG > MAD > LGW)

  • Price for both tickets: $673
  • Average savings: $27 (3.79%)

See PVG to MAD flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 32 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Air Baltic, Air Canada, Air China, Air Dolomiti, Air Europa, Air France, Austrian, Belavia, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Emirates, Etihad, EVA Air, Finnair, Hainan, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Qantas, Qatar Airways, SAS, Shanghai Airlines, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from London Gatwick Airport to Pudong Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5748 miles or 9250 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PVG to LGW flight is about 11 hour 20 minutes.

How many flights go between Shanghai and London?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 70 available flights from PVG to LGW.


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 LGW
Destination airport name London Gatwick Airport
City London
Country the United Kingdom
Latitude 51.1
Longitude -0.2


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