Flights from Colombo to Shanghai, China

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Colombo to Shanghai Last modified: Jan 22, 2024 9:19 -05:00

We've scanned 115,678,683 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to Shanghai. Cathay & Multiple Airlines frequently offer the best deals to Shanghai flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

Cathay
CMBSHA
Fri 2/9
1 stop
SHACMB
Thu 2/15
1 stop
LKR155,606
Multiple Airlines
CMBSHA
Fri 4/12
1 stop
SHACMB
Fri 4/26
1 stop
LKR166,564
Srilankan
CMBSHA
Fri 5/3
nonstop
SHACMB
Fri 5/10
nonstop
LKR167,504
China Eastern
CMBSHA
Wed 1/24
1 stop
SHACMB
Wed 1/31
1 stop
LKR193,803
Air China
CMBSHA
Wed 2/28
1 stop
SHACMB
Sat 3/9
1 stop
LKR200,065
Malaysia
CMBSHA
Wed 4/17
1 stop
SHACMB
Tue 4/23
1 stop
LKR216,033

How Much is a Flight from Colombo to Shanghai?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Colombo to Shanghai, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be LKR171,887.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Colombo to Shanghai?

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 think FareCompare is the best place to find cheap tickets. Airlines can adjust prices for tickets from Colombo to Shanghai 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 Colombo to Shanghai?

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

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days LKR221,355 LKR168,130
7-14 days LKR204,448 LKR154,041
14-21 days LKR263,309 LKR235,757
21-30 days LKR204,448 LKR254,230
30-60 days LKR134,003 LKR156,232
60-90 days LKR168,443 LKR159,050
90+ days LKR168,443 LKR155,606

Cheapest Day To Fly from Colombo to Shanghai

We've examined 231,357,366 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Colombo to Shanghai is Thursday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
LKR226,051LKR174,392LKR167,504LKR134,003LKR173,765 LKR154,041

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Colombo to Shanghai

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 Colombo to Shanghai is LKR268,945.

The average price for direct flights from Colombo to Shanghai is LKR168,756.

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Colombo to Shanghai

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 Colombo to Shanghai. 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 Colombo to Shanghai is LKR112,713.

The average price for round trip flights from Colombo to Shanghai is LKR232,626.

Colombo to Shanghai Flight Questions

Colombo to Shanghai Airports

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

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Cheap Flights from Colombo to Shanghai