The cheapest times to fly from PVG to SAW are

  • February 5th to March 11th
  • April 2nd to May 20th
  • October 15th to December 9th

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 SAW is late October. Prices can be as high as $7023 for Sunday flights during late March, or as low as $600 for Monday flights around late October.


When to Fly to Istanbul

Flying from Shanghai (PVG) to Istanbul (SAW) will usually cost between $600 to $1029 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $605. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late March, with an average price of $1585. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $980 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $728 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PVG to SAW flight.

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

PVG to SAW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PVG to SAW 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 $0.09, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SAW, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into PVG. Sundays 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 $170 (18%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $740. Return trip prices are from the SAW 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 SAW can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 55 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 SAW while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Ataturk Airport (IST) in Istanbul

  • 27 miles (43 km) away from SAW
  • Usually 15.59% less expensive than SAW
  • Nonstop flights available

See PVG to IST flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 18 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air Dolomiti, Air France, Alitalia, Austrian, British Airways, China Southern, Emirates, Hainan, KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, S7, SAS, Shenzhen, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Pudong Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4967 miles or 7994 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PVG to SAW flight is about 9 hour 55 minutes.

How many flights go between Shanghai and Istanbul?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 65 available flights from PVG to SAW.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codePVG
Origination airport namePudong Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeSAW
Destination airport nameSabiha Gokcen Airport


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