The cheapest times to fly from PVG to SJC are

  • January 29th to April 22nd
  • August 27th to December 2nd (except the week of September 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 SJC is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $1268 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $423 for Tuesday flights around early to mid October.


When to Fly to San Jose

Flying from Shanghai (PVG) to San Jose, CA (SJC) will usually cost between $452 to $1061 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid October with an average ticket price of $457. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1110. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $654 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $666 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PVG to SJC flight.

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

PVG to SJC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PVG to SJC 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 fly to SJC, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into PVG. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to San Jose, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Shanghai. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $73 (10%) 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 $651. Return trip prices are from the SJC 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 SJC can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 5 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 SJC while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in San Francisco, CA

  • 30 miles (48 km) away from SJC
  • Usually 15.17% less expensive than SJC
  • Nonstop flights available

See PVG to SFO flights

Destination alternative #2: Sacramento International Airport (SMF) in Sacramento, CA

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from SJC
  • Usually 0.90% less expensive than SJC
  • 1-layover flights available

See PVG to SMF flights


Flight Hacking PVG to SJC

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 SJC — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $542
  • Average savings: $125 (18.69%)

See PVG to flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport to Pudong Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6167 miles or 9925 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PVG to SJC flight is about 12 hour 5 minutes.

How many flights go between Shanghai and San Jose, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 83 available flights from PVG to SJC.


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 SJC
Destination airport name Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport
City San Jose, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 37.4
Longitude -121.9


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