The cheapest times to fly from PVG to STS are

  • January 29th to April 22nd
  • October 8th to December 2nd

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 STS is early November. Prices can be as high as $1751 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $577 for Tuesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Santa Rosa

Flying from Shanghai (PVG) to Santa Rosa, CA (STS) will usually cost between $577 to $1071 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $577. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1236. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $659 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $705 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PVG to STS flight.

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

PVG to STS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PVG to STS 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 $138 (11%) 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 $692. Return trip prices are from the STS 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 STS can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 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 STS while comparing.

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

  • 66 miles (106 km) away from STS
  • Usually 19.86% less expensive than STS
  • Nonstop flights available

See PVG to SFO flights

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

  • 67 miles (108 km) away from STS
  • Usually 6.38% less expensive than STS
  • 1-layover flights available

See PVG to SMF flights

Destination alternative #3: Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in San Jose, CA

  • 93 miles (150 km) away from STS
  • Usually 5.53% less expensive than STS
  • 1-layover flights available

See PVG to SJC flights

Destination alternative #4: Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) in Monterey, CA

  • 143 miles (230 km) away from STS
  • Usually 0.64% less expensive than STS
  • 1-layover flights available

See PVG to MRY flights


Flight Hacking PVG to STS

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 STS — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $646
  • Average savings: $59 (8.37%)

See PVG to flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Asiana, China Southern, Delta, Hainan, JAL, Singapore Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport to Pudong Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6079 miles or 9783 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PVG to STS flight is about 11 hour 55 minutes.

How many flights go between Shanghai and Santa Rosa, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 19 available flights from PVG to STS.


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 STS
Destination airport name Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport
City Santa Rosa, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 38.5
Longitude -122.8


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