The cheapest times to fly from SEA to PVG are

  • January 29th to April 29th (except the week of April 16th)
  • May 14th to May 27th
  • August 27th to December 9th (except the weeks of September 17th and 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 SEA to PVG is mid to late November. Prices can be as high as $1251 for Saturday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $425 for Wednesday flights around mid to late November.


When to Fly to Shanghai

Flying from Seattle, WA (SEA) to Shanghai (PVG) will usually cost between $437 to $1019 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late November with an average ticket price of $444. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $1039. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $595 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $562 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SEA to PVG flight.

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

SEA to PVG Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SEA to PVG flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Seattle. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.06, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to PVG, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into SEA. 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 $96 (13%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $596. Return trip prices are from the PVG to SEA 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 SEA to PVG can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 15 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 24 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air China, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Condor, Delta, EVA Air, Finnair, Frontier, Hainan, JAL, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Qantas, Shanghai Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Pudong Airport to Seattle/Tacoma International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5708 miles or 9186 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SEA to PVG flight is about 11 hour 15 minutes.

How many flights go between Seattle, WA and Shanghai?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 92 available flights from SEA to PVG.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSEA
Origination airport nameSeattle/Tacoma International Airport
CitySeattle, WA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codePVG
Destination airport namePudong Airport


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