The cheapest times to fly from SPI to PVG are

  • January 22nd to April 29th (except the week of April 16th)
  • 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 SPI to PVG is late September. Prices can be as high as $2290 for Saturday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $850 for Tuesday flights around late September.


When to Fly to Shanghai

Flying from Springfield, IL (SPI) to Shanghai (PVG) will usually cost between $855 to $1605 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late September with an average ticket price of $850. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $1636. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $786 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $936 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SPI to PVG flight.

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

SPI to PVG Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SPI to PVG flight is priced close to the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Springfield. 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 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 $111 (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 $1042. Return trip prices are from the PVG to SPI 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 SPI 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 13 hour 49 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SPI 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 SPI to PVG — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Chicago, IL (SPI > ORD > PVG)

  • Price for both tickets: $857
  • Average savings: $80 (8.49%)

See SPI to ORD flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Pudong Airport to Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7132 miles or 11478 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SPI to PVG flight is about 13 hour 49 minutes.

How many flights go between Springfield, IL and Shanghai?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSPI
Origination airport nameAbraham Lincoln Capital Airport
CitySpringfield, IL
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codePVG
Destination airport namePudong Airport


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