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Flights from Shanghai to Colombo, Sri Lanka Last modified: Oct 1, 2016 3:14 -04:00

Shanghai to Colombo Last modified: Oct 1, 2016 3:14 -04:00

We've scanned 25,105,116,481 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights from Shanghai to Colombo. Air China & China Eastern frequently offer the best deals on Shanghai to Colombo flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

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China Eastern
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Malaysia
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How Much is a Flight from Shanghai to Colombo?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Shanghai to Colombo, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be CN¥2,895.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Shanghai to Colombo?

The best way to find a great deal on airfare is to search multiple sites. When you run a search on FareCompare, we search multiple sites and fare sources all at once so you don't have to - which is why we thinking FareCompare is the best place to find cheap tickets. Airlines can adjust prices for tickets from Shanghai to Colombo based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have found that Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays are often the best days to book flights. If you'd like to learn more, read our article about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should I book tickets from Shanghai to Colombo?

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from Shanghai to Colombo.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days CN¥3,522 CN¥3,349
7-14 days CN¥3,522 CN¥3,296
14-21 days CN¥3,349 CN¥3,296
21-30 days CN¥3,049 CN¥3,096
30-60 days CN¥3,049 CN¥2,895
60-90 days CN¥3,449 CN¥2,895
90+ days CN¥2,849 CN¥2,895

Cheapest Day To Fly from Shanghai to Colombo

We've examined 25,112,504,041 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Shanghai to Colombo is Sunday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
CN¥2,895 CN¥2,895 CN¥2,895 CN¥2,895 CN¥2,895 CN¥2,895 CN¥2,895

Compare Flight Prices from Shanghai to Colombo by Month

Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for Shanghai to Colombo flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
October Shanghai Colombo China Eastern 10/29/16 11/7/16 0 CN¥3,049
November Shanghai Colombo Air China 11/29/16 12/8/16 1 CN¥2,895
December Shanghai Colombo Air China 12/1/16 12/4/16 1 CN¥2,895
January Shanghai Colombo China Eastern 1/1/17 1/11/17 0 CN¥3,449
February Shanghai Colombo China Eastern 2/28/17 3/3/17 1 CN¥2,909
March Shanghai Colombo China Eastern 3/1/17 3/10/17 0 CN¥2,849
April Shanghai Colombo China Eastern 4/15/17 4/18/17 1 CN¥2,942
May Shanghai Colombo China Eastern 5/10/17 5/18/17 1 CN¥2,942

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Shanghai to Colombo

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from Shanghai to Colombo. The chart below shows the best last minute deals and cheap flights this weekend we could find.

Next 30 Days

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16 17 18 19 20 21 22
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Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Shanghai to Colombo

Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from Shanghai to Colombo is CN¥3,743.

The average price for direct flights from Shanghai to Colombo is CN¥3,436.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Shanghai to Colombo.

Weekly Direct Flights from Shanghai to Colombo - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
China Eastern 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 14:05 14:05
Srilankan 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 01:10 01:10

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Shanghai to Colombo

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Shanghai to Colombo. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from Shanghai to Colombo is not available.

The average price for round trip flights from Shanghai to Colombo is CN¥3,729.

Shanghai to Colombo Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is the flight from Shanghai to Colombo?
Answer: The average Shanghai to Colombo flight time is 7 hours and 19 minutes.
Question: How far is Colombo from Shanghai?
Answer: The distance from Shanghai to Colombo is 5,095 kilometers (3,166 miles).
Question: How common are direct flights from Shanghai to Colombo?
Answer: There are 7 direct flights from Shanghai to Colombo.
Question: What are the most popular Shanghai airlines for direct flights from Shanghai to Colombo?
Answer: Srilankan Airlines provides 57% of the non-stop flights between Shanghai and Colombo.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Shanghai to Colombo?
Answer: Hong Kong, HK

Airlines in Shanghai flying to Colombo Last modified: Oct 1, 2016 3:14 -04:00Number of routes searched: 64Number of itineraries searched: 428,273

Wondering which airlines fly out of Shanghai to Colombo? We've gathered the average price of Shanghai airlines with flights to Colombo. Different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary showing which days of the week individual carriers offer flights for the next 30 days.

Shanghai to Colombo
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Mihin Lanka -
China Eastern -
Srilankan -
Air India DEL
Air China CTU
Cathay HKG
Emirates DXB
Etihad AUH
JAL NRT
Dragonair HKG
Korean ICN
Malaysia KUL
China Eastern KMG
Qatar DOH
Singapore SIN
Thai BKK

Shanghai to Colombo Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Shanghai and Colombo. If your route includes a city with multiple airports, you may be able to find substantial savings by choosing an alternate airport.

Farecompare Research Tools

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Cheap International Flights from Shanghai - SHA

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Flights from Shanghai to Bangkok Sichuan, EVA Air, Air China, China Airlines, Cathay, China Southern, Shanghai, Juneyao, Hainan, Hong Kong, JAL, Korean, Lufthansa, Xiamen, China Eastern, All Nippon, Air Macau, Asiana, Philippine, Thai, Srilankan, Vietnam, Mesaba, Shenzhen CN¥1,355
Flights from Shanghai to Male British Airways, Cathay, China Southern, Emirates, Etihad, Shanghai, JAL, Dragonair, Korean, Mihin Lanka, China Eastern, Qatar, Singapore, Srilankan CN¥2,735
Flights from Shanghai to Tokyo British Airways, EVA Air, Air China, China Airlines, China Southern, Shanghai, Juneyao, JAL, Korean, Lufthansa, China Eastern, All Nippon, Asiana, Thai, Shenzhen CN¥1,275
Flights from Shanghai to Kuala Lumpur Alitalia, British Airways, EVA Air, Air China, China Airlines, Cathay, China Southern, AirAsia X, Shanghai, JAL, Dragonair, Korean, Lufthansa, Xiamen, Malaysia, China Eastern, All Nippon, Philippine, Singapore, Thai, Srilankan, Vietnam CN¥1,675
Flights from Shanghai to Phuket Sichuan, Alitalia, British Airways, Air China, Cathay, China Southern, Shanghai, Juneyao, Hainan, JAL, Dragonair, Korean, Lufthansa, Malaysia, China Eastern, Austrian, Asiana, Singapore, Thai, Shenzhen CN¥1,775
Flights from Shanghai to Manila Cebu Pacific, Alitalia, EVA Air, Air China, China Airlines, Cathay, China Southern, JAL, Dragonair, Korean, Xiamen, China Eastern, All Nippon, Asiana, Philippine, Qantas, Singapore, Thai, AirAsia Zest CN¥954
Flights from Shanghai to Singapore Sichuan, EVA Air, Air China, China Airlines, Cathay, China Southern, JAL, Korean, Xiamen, China Eastern, All Nippon, Asiana, Philippine, Qantas, Singapore, Thai, Shenzhen CN¥1,801
Flights from Shanghai to Seoul Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, JAL, Korean, China Eastern, All Nippon, Asiana, Shenzhen CN¥1,781
Flights from Shanghai to Ho Chi Minh City EVA Air, Air China, China Airlines, Cathay, China Southern, JAL, Korean, Xiamen, China Eastern, All Nippon, Asiana, Qatar, Singapore, Thai, Vietnam CN¥1,688
Flights from Shanghai to Mumbai Air India, Alitalia, British Airways, Air China, Cathay, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, Garuda, JAL, Korean, Lufthansa, Malaysia, All Nippon, Qatar, SAS, Singapore, Thai, Turkish, Srilankan CN¥3,509
Flights from Shanghai to Taipei UNI Air, EVA Air, Air China, China Airlines, Cathay, China Southern, Shanghai, TransAsia, Juneyao, Hainan, JAL, Korean, Xiamen, China Eastern, All Nippon, Singapore, Thai CN¥1,101
Flights from Shanghai to Bangalore Cathay, Emirates, Etihad, JAL, Dragonair, Malaysia, Singapore, Thai CN¥4,510
Flights from Shanghai to Denpasar Bali Royal Brunei, EVA Air, China Airlines, Cathay, China Southern, Garuda, Hong Kong, JAL, Dragonair, Korean, Lufthansa, Xiamen, China Eastern, All Nippon, Asiana, Philippine, Qantas, Singapore, Thai CN¥2,462
Flights from Shanghai to Chennai Cathay, Emirates, Etihad, JAL, Malaysia, Mihin Lanka, Thai, Srilankan CN¥4,203
Flights from Shanghai to London Air Berlin, Air France, Air India, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, EVA Air, Air China, Cathay, China Southern, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, Hainan, Iberia, JAL, Korean, KLM, Lufthansa, Xiamen, Malaysia, China Eastern, All Nippon, Austrian, Asiana, Qatar, SAS, Aeroflot, Thai, Turkish, United, Srilankan, Vietnam, Virgin Atlantic CN¥3,683
Flights from Shanghai to Jakarta Alitalia, British Airways, Royal Brunei, EVA Air, Air China, China Airlines, Cathay, China Southern, Garuda, JAL, Korean, Xiamen, Malaysia, China Eastern, All Nippon, Asiana, Philippine, Qantas, Singapore, Thai, Turkish, Srilankan CN¥2,422
Flights from Shanghai to Dubai Sichuan, Air France, Air India, British Airways, Royal Brunei, Air China, Cathay, China Southern, Emirates, JAL, Korean, KLM, Lufthansa, Malaysia, China Eastern, Qatar, Singapore, Thai CN¥2,669
Flights from Shanghai to Hong Kong EVA Air, Air China, China Airlines, Cathay, China Southern, Shanghai, Juneyao, Hong Kong, Dragonair, Korean, Xiamen, China Eastern, All Nippon, Asiana CN¥948
Flights from Shanghai to Delhi Air India, Air China, Cathay, China Southern, Hong Kong, JAL, Korean, China Eastern, All Nippon CN¥3,236
Flights from Shanghai to Koh Samui British Airways Check Dates
Flights from Shanghai to Kochi Emirates, Etihad, Mihin Lanka, Qatar, Singapore, Srilankan CN¥3,956
Flights from Shanghai to Kathmandu Sichuan, Air China, Cathay, China Southern, Dragonair, Korean, China Eastern, Turkish CN¥3,049
Flights from Shanghai to Thiruvananthapuram Emirates, Etihad, Mihin Lanka, Qatar, Singapore, Srilankan CN¥6,397
Flights from Shanghai to Chiang Mai Sichuan, British Airways, Air China, Cathay, China Southern, Shanghai, Juneyao, Dragonair, Korean, Lufthansa, China Eastern, Asiana, Shandong, Singapore, Thai CN¥1,795
Flights from Shanghai to Siem Reap China Southern, JAL, Angkor Air, Dragonair, Korean, Xiamen, Malaysia, China Eastern, Austrian, Asiana, Shandong, Singapore, Vietnam CN¥2,015
Flights from Shanghai to Macau EVA Air, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Hainan, Korean, Xiamen, China Eastern, All Nippon, Air Macau, Asiana CN¥1,335
Flights from Shanghai to Hanoi Alitalia, EVA Air, Cathay, China Southern, Hong Kong, JAL, Dragonair, Korean, China Eastern, All Nippon, Austrian, Asiana, Singapore, Thai, Turkish, Vietnam CN¥1,888

Cheap International Flights to Colombo - CMB

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Flights from Nanjing to Colombo Air China, China Eastern CN¥3,049
Flights from Hangzhou to Colombo Dragonair, China Eastern CN¥3,096
Flights from Ningbo to Colombo China Eastern CN¥3,049
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