The cheapest times to fly from PVG to MSP are

  • February 5th to June 10th (except the weeks of April 23rd and April 30th)
  • September 3rd to September 23rd
  • 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 MSP is early to mid February. Prices can be as high as $1659 for Sunday flights during mid August, or as low as $461 for Tuesday flights around early to mid February.


When to Fly to Minneapolis

Flying from Shanghai (PVG) to Minneapolis, MN (MSP) will usually cost between $524 to $1492 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid February with an average ticket price of $575. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid August, with an average price of $1538. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $963 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $810 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PVG to MSP flight.

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

PVG to MSP Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PVG to MSP 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 fly to MSP, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into PVG. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Minneapolis, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Shanghai. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $169 (15%) 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 $796. Return trip prices are from the MSP 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 MSP can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 13 hour 7 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 MSP while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Rochester International Airport (RST) in Rochester, MN

  • 76 miles (122 km) away from MSP
  • Usually 12.04% less expensive than MSP
  • 2-layover flights available

See PVG to RST flights


Flight Hacking PVG to MSP

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 MSP — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $706
  • Average savings: $104 (12.85%)

See PVG to BOS flights

Hack #2: Boston, MA (PVG > BOS > MSP)

  • Price for both tickets: $773
  • Average savings: $37 (4.57%)

See PVG to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 23 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Finnair, Hainan, JAL, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Shanghai Airlines, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport to Pudong Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6740 miles or 10847 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PVG to MSP flight is about 13 hour 7 minutes.

How many flights go between Shanghai and Minneapolis, MN?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 79 available flights from PVG to MSP.


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 MSP
Destination airport name Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport
City Minneapolis, MN
Country the United States
Latitude 44.9
Longitude -93.2


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