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Cheap Flights from Shanghai to Colombo, LK, Sri Lanka - SHA to CMB

Popular flights from Shanghai to Colombo

If your flight days are flexible and you looking for a good deal, our charts on cheap flights provide some insight regarding affordable flight options for your next big adventure.

Air China
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Feb 20, 2016 Mar 6, 2016 CNY3,005
Feb 26, 2016 Mar 10, 2016 CNY3,005
Feb 29, 2016 Mar 5, 2016 CNY3,005
Feb 29, 2016 Mar 13, 2016 CNY3,005
Mar 12, 2016 Mar 15, 2016 CNY3,005
China Eastern Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Apr 20, 2016 Apr 26, 2016 CNY3,524
Apr 20, 2016 Apr 26, 2016 CNY3,524
Jun 11, 2016 Jun 19, 2016 CNY3,524
China Southern Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Mar 13, 2016 Mar 20, 2016 CNY5,029
Hainan Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Feb 29, 2016 Mar 14, 2016 CNY16,737
Mar 28, 2016 Apr 4, 2016 CNY16,737
Mihin Lanka
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Mar 22, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 CNY15,107
Shanghai Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Apr 20, 2016 Apr 26, 2016 CNY12,556
Sichuan Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Mar 28, 2016 Apr 3, 2016 CNY4,523
Srilankan Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Mar 24, 2016 Mar 28, 2016 CNY3,892
Mar 24, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 CNY3,892
Mar 24, 2016 Apr 1, 2016 CNY3,892
Mar 24, 2016 Apr 4, 2016 CNY3,892
Mar 24, 2016 Apr 7, 2016 CNY3,892

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Shanghai to Colombo (SHA to CMB)?

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 CNY3,031.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Shanghai to Colombo (SHA to CMB)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane 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 discovered that the best days to book flights are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Read our article to find more information about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should you book flights from Shanghai to Colombo

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance a flight from Shanghai to Colombo should be booked.

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days CNY4,392 CNY3,110
7-14 days CNY4,392 CNY3,005
14-21 days CNY4,116 CNY3,005
21-30 days CNY4,116 CNY3,005
30-60 days CNY3,892 CNY3,005
60-90 days CNY3,866 CNY3,524
90+ days CNY3,892 CNY3,544

Cheapest Day To Fly from Shanghai to Colombo

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding the cheapest days to fly from Shanghai to Colombo.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
CNY3,005 CNY3,097 CNY3,005 CNY3,110 CNY3,005 CNY3,005 CNY3,005

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Shanghai to Colombo

The chart below shows the lowest fare by month when flying from Shanghai to Colombo.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
February Shanghai Colombo Air China 2/20/16 3/6/16 1 CNY3,005
March Shanghai Colombo Air China 3/12/16 3/15/16 1 CNY3,005
April Shanghai Colombo China Eastern 4/20/16 4/26/16 1 CNY3,524
May Shanghai Colombo China Eastern 5/13/16 5/29/16 1 CNY3,544
June Shanghai Colombo China Eastern 6/11/16 6/19/16 2 CNY3,524
July Shanghai Colombo China Eastern 7/8/16 7/19/16 1 CNY4,010
August Shanghai Colombo China Eastern 8/26/16 9/1/16 1 CNY3,662
September Shanghai Colombo China Eastern 9/1/16 9/11/16 1 CNY3,807

Cheapest Weekend Non-Stop Flights for the Next 30 Days from Shanghai to Colombo

If you're ready to take a trip in the next 30 days and want to fly on the weekend, you might be wondering which weekend is the cheapest to fly. The chart below shows up-to-date data regarding weekend flight prices from Shanghai to Colombo.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
CNY8,224
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
CNY8,224 CNY4,392
28 29 1 2 3 4 5
CNY4,392 CNY4,444
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
CNY4,444 CNY4,116
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
CNY4,116 CNY4,116
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
CNY4,116

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Shanghai to Colombo (SHA to CMB)

Your Shanghai to Colombo flight can be significantly cheaper by choosing 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 CNY7,047.

The average price for non-stop flights from Shanghai to Colombo is CNY3,892.

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

Nonstop Flight Details from Shanghai to Colombo
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
China Eastern 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 14:10 14:10
Srilankan 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 00:20 00:20

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Shanghai to Colombo (SHA to CMB)

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 CNY5,319.

The average price for round trip flights from Shanghai to Colombo is CNY7,034.

Shanghai to Colombo Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from Shanghai to Colombo?
Answer: The average Shanghai to Colombo flight time is 7 hours and 32 minutes.
Question: How many kilometers are there between Shanghai and Colombo?
Answer: The distance from Shanghai to Colombo is 5095 kilometers.
Question: How common are direct flights from Shanghai to Colombo?
Answer: There are 8 direct flights from Shanghai to Colombo.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Shanghai to Colombo?
Answer: China Eastern Airlines provides 50% of the non-stop flights between Shanghai and Colombo.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Shanghai to Colombo?
Answer: Chengdu, CN

Airlines Flying from Shanghai to Colombo (SHA to CMB)

Below are the different airlines that fly from Shanghai to Colombo with the average price of their plane tickets. Just remember that different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary of the next 30 days for flights from Shanghai to Colombo.

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

Airports for Your Route

These pages contain information about the major airports in Shanghai and Colombo, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

Cheap International Flights from Shanghai - SHA

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Shanghai to Bangkok Sichuan, Spring, Air China, China Southern, Thai AirAsia, Shanghai, Juneyao, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Orient Thai, Bangkok, Shandong, Thai, Srilankan, Mesaba, Xinhua, Shenzhen CNY1,565
Shanghai to Male Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Juneyao, Hainan, Capital Airlines, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, Shenzhen CNY3,669
Shanghai to Tokyo Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Jetstar Japan, Juneyao, Hainan, JAL, Vanilla, Xiamen, Peach, China Eastern, All Nippon, Shandong, Shenzhen CNY1,407
Shanghai to Kuala Lumpur Sichuan, AirAsia, Air China, China Southern, AirAsia X, Shanghai, Juneyao, Hainan, Xiamen, Malaysia, China Eastern, Malindo, Shandong, Shenzhen CNY1,624
Shanghai to Phuket Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Thai AirAsia, Shanghai, Juneyao, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Orient Thai, Bangkok, Shandong, Thai, Mesaba, Shenzhen CNY1,775
Shanghai to Manila Sichuan, Cebu Pacific, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Juneyao, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Philippine, Shandong, AirAsia Zest, Shenzhen CNY1,493
Shanghai to Singapore Jetstar Asia, Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Juneyao, Hainan, Xiamen, SilkAir, China Eastern, Shandong, Singapore, Tigerair, Scoot, Shenzhen CNY2,104
Shanghai to Seoul Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Juneyao, Hainan, Korean, Xiamen, China Eastern, Asiana, Shandong, Eastar Jet, Shenzhen CNY1,756
Shanghai to Ho Chi Minh City Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Juneyao, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, Vietjet, Vietnam, Shenzhen CNY1,611
Shanghai to Mumbai Jet Airways, Air India, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Juneyao, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong CNY3,156
Shanghai to Taipei Sichuan, Mandarin, UNI Air, EVA Air, Air China, China Airlines, China Southern, Shanghai, TransAsia, Juneyao, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, Shenzhen CNY1,302
Shanghai to Bangalore Jet Airways, Air India, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong CNY3,531
Shanghai to Denpasar Bali Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Garuda, Juneyao, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, Shenzhen CNY2,439
Shanghai to Chennai IndiGo, Jet Airways, Air India, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Juneyao, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, SpiceJet CNY3,517
Shanghai to London Sichuan, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, airBaltic, Air China, China Southern, Aer Lingus, Hainan, Iberia, Meridiana, KLM, Lufthansa, LOT, Xiamen, China Eastern, Czech, Austrian, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic, Shenzhen CNY4,300
Shanghai to Jakarta Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Garuda, Juneyao, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, Shenzhen CNY2,525
Shanghai to Dubai Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Emirates, Etihad, Shanghai, flydubai, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shenzhen CNY3,057
Shanghai to Hong Kong Sichuan, Air China, Cathay, China Southern, Shanghai, Juneyao, Hainan, Hong Kong, Dragonair, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, Hong Kong Express, Shenzhen CNY1,033
Shanghai to Delhi Sichuan, Jet Airways, Air India, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Juneyao, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, Shenzhen CNY3,090
Shanghai to Koh Samui Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Juneyao, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Bangkok, Thai, Mesaba, Shenzhen CNY3,228
Shanghai to Kochi Jet Airways, Air India, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern CNY4,595
Shanghai to Kathmandu Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Nepal, Shandong, Shenzhen CNY3,235
Shanghai to Thiruvananthapuram Jet Airways, Air India, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong CNY4,661
Shanghai to Chiang Mai Sichuan, Lucky Air, Air China, China Southern, Thai AirAsia, Shanghai, Juneyao, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Orient Thai, Bangkok, Shandong, Thai, Mesaba, Shenzhen CNY1,716
Shanghai to Siem Reap Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Juneyao, Hainan, Angkor Air, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, Shenzhen CNY1,927
Shanghai to Macau Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Juneyao, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Air Macau, Shandong, Shenzhen CNY1,006
Shanghai to Hanoi Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Juneyao, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, Vietjet, Vietnam, Shenzhen CNY1,933

Cheap International Flights to Colombo - CMB

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Nanjing to Colombo Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, Srilankan, Xinhua, Shenzhen CNY3,110
Hangzhou to Colombo Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Srilankan, Shenzhen CNY3,110
Ningbo to Colombo Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Srilankan CNY3,623
Cheap Flights from Shanghai to Colombo, LK, Sri Lanka, from CNY457 Round trip from SHA to CMB