The cheapest times to fly from SAN to PVG are

  • January 22nd to April 29th
  • August 27th to September 9th
  • September 24th to December 9th (except the week of October 1st)

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 SAN to PVG is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $1309 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $390 for Tuesday flights around late October to early November.


When to Fly to Shanghai

Flying from San Diego, CA (SAN) to Shanghai (PVG) will usually cost between $427 to $1019 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $420. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1071. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $650 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $546 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAN to PVG flight.

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

SAN to PVG Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SAN to PVG flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from San Diego. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.05, 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 $124 (14%) 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 $564. Return trip prices are from the PVG to SAN 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 SAN to PVG 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 49 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 26 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Condor, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, EVA Air, Fiji Airways, Finnair, Hainan, JAL, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Qantas, SWISS, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Pudong Airport to San Diego International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6579 miles or 10588 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SAN to PVG flight is about 12 hour 49 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 71 available flights from SAN to PVG.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SAN
Origination airport name San Diego International Airport
City San Diego, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 32.7
Longitude -117.2

Return Airport

Destination code PVG
Destination airport name Pudong Airport
City Shanghai
Country China
Latitude 31.1
Longitude 121.8


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