The cheapest times to fly from PVG to PEK are

  • May 14th to January 7th (except the week of December 24th)

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 PEK is early to mid August. Prices can be as high as $439 for Tuesday flights during late December, or as low as $246 for Saturday flights around early to mid August.


When to Fly to Beijing

Flying from Shanghai (PVG) to Beijing (PEK) will usually cost between $272 to $439 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid August with an average ticket price of $258. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $439. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $181 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $433 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PVG to PEK flight.

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

PVG to PEK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PVG to PEK flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Shanghai. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.39, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Tuesdays are the most expensive days to fly to Beijing, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Shanghai. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $5 (1%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Saturday and returning a week later will cost an average of $399. Return trip prices are from the PEK 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 PEK can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 13 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 PEK while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Tangshan Sannvhe Airport (TVS) in Hebei

  • 78 miles (126 km) away from PEK
  • Usually 11.78% less expensive than PEK
  • Nonstop flights available

See PVG to TVS flights

Destination alternative #2: Qinhuangdao Beidaihe Airport (BPE) in Bagan

  • 134 miles (216 km) away from PEK
  • Usually 3.93% less expensive than PEK
  • Nonstop flights available

See PVG to BPE flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 27 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Air Macau, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana, Beijing Capital, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, Cebu Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Chongqing Airlines, Donghai Airlines, EVA Air, Hainan, Hong Kong Airlines, JAL, Korean Air, Philippine Airlines, S7, Shandong, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Sichuan Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 682 miles or 1098 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PVG to PEK flight is about 2 hour 13 minutes.

How many flights go between Shanghai and Beijing?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 64 available flights from PVG to PEK.


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 PEK
Destination airport name Capital International Airport
City Beijing
Country China
Latitude 40.1
Longitude 116.6


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