The cheapest times to fly from PVG to LHR are

  • January 29th to April 1st
  • April 30th to May 27th
  • October 8th to January 14th (except the week of January 1st)

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 LHR is early February. Prices can be as high as $1141 for Saturday flights during mid July, or as low as $524 for Tuesday flights around early February.


When to Fly to London

Flying from Shanghai (PVG) to London (LHR) will usually cost between $527 to $910 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early February with an average ticket price of $533. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid July, with an average price of $930. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $398 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $635 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PVG to LHR flight.

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

PVG to LHR Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PVG to LHR 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 $0.07, 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 $40 (6%) 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 $653. Return trip prices are from the LHR 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 LHR can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 19 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking PVG to LHR

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 LHR — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Oslo (PVG > OSL > LHR)

  • Price for both tickets: $626
  • Average savings: $9 (1.42%)

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Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 47 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Air India, Alitalia, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, Beijing Capital, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, EgyptAir, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, EVA Air, Finnair, Hainan, Iberia, JAL, Juneyao Airlines, Kenya Airways, KLM, Korean Air, LOT, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Qatar Airways, Royal Brunei, S7, SAS, Shandong, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, SWISS, THAI, Tianjin Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5741 miles or 9239 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PVG to LHR flight is about 11 hour 19 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 114 available flights from PVG to LHR.


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 LHR
Destination airport name London Heathrow Airport
City London
Country the United Kingdom
Latitude 51.5
Longitude -0.5


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