The cheapest times to fly from SCE to PVG are

  • January 15th to April 29th
  • September 10th to September 30th
  • 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 SCE to PVG is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $1885 for Saturday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $660 for Tuesday flights around late October to early November.


When to Fly to Shanghai

Flying from State College, PA (SCE) to Shanghai (PVG) will usually cost between $670 to $1570 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 $672. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $1698. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1025 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $884 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SCE to PVG flight.

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

SCE to PVG Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SCE to PVG flight is cheaper than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from State College. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to PVG, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into SCE. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Shanghai, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to State College. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $138 (13%) 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 $907. Return trip prices are from the PVG to SCE 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 SCE 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 14 hour 8 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SCE to PVG

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 SCE to PVG — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Boston, MA (SCE > BOS > PVG)

  • Price for both tickets: $878
  • Average savings: $6 (0.68%)

See SCE to BOS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 17 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, American, ANA, Asiana, British Airways, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, Delta, Ethiopian, Hainan, JAL, KLM, Shanghai Airlines, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Pudong Airport to University Park Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7305 miles or 11756 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SCE to PVG flight is about 14 hour 8 minutes.

How many flights go between State College, PA and Shanghai?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 62 available flights from SCE to PVG.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SCE
Origination airport name University Park Airport
City State College, PA
Country the United States
Latitude 40.9
Longitude -77.8

Return Airport

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


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