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Shanghai to Colombo Last modified: Dec 9, 2019 2:21 -05:00

We've scanned 48,195,047,545 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to Colombo. Air China & Malaysia frequently offer the best deals to Colombo flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

Air China
Wed 1/1
1 stop
Sun 1/5
1 stop
Thu 4/2
1 stop
Sun 4/12
1 stop
Tue 12/10
Fri 12/13
Wed 1/8
1 stop
Thu 1/16
1 stop
China Eastern
Sun 12/22
1 stop
Thu 1/2
1 stop
China Southern
Thu 12/26
1 stop
Mon 1/6
1 stop

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¥3,300.

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 think 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¥3,419 CN¥3,778
7-14 days CN¥3,644 CN¥3,250
14-21 days CN¥4,221 CN¥3,250
21-30 days CN¥4,094 CN¥2,899
30-60 days CN¥4,228 CN¥3,433
60-90 days CN¥3,609 CN¥3,433
90+ days CN¥4,066 CN¥3,222

Cheapest Day To Fly from Shanghai to Colombo

We've examined 57,595,778,181 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 Thursday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

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
December Shanghai Colombo Air China 12/22/19 1/5/20 1 CN¥3,103
January Shanghai Colombo Air China 1/2/20 1/5/20 1 CN¥2,906
February Shanghai Colombo Malaysia 2/24/20 2/28/20 1 CN¥3,384
March Shanghai Colombo Malaysia 3/16/20 4/1/20 1 CN¥3,384
April Shanghai Colombo Malaysia 4/30/20 5/6/20 1 CN¥3,215
May Shanghai Colombo Malaysia 5/1/20 5/6/20 1 CN¥3,215
June Shanghai Colombo Malaysia 6/4/20 6/11/20 1 CN¥3,215
July Shanghai Colombo Malaysia 7/12/20 7/24/20 1 CN¥3,222

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

8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
CN¥5,811 CN¥7,147
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
CN¥7,147 CN¥4,854
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
CN¥4,854 CN¥2,906
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
CN¥2,906 CN¥5,150
12 13 14 15 16 17 18

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¥3,412.

The average price for direct flights from Shanghai to Colombo is CN¥5,009.

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 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 08:55 08:55
Srilankan 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 19:20 19:20

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 CN¥2,202.

The average price for round trip flights from Shanghai to Colombo is CN¥3,412.

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 20 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 8 direct flights from Shanghai to Colombo.
Question: What are the most popular Shanghai airlines for direct 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: Hong Kong, HK

Airlines in Shanghai flying to Colombo Last modified: Dec 9, 2019 2:21 -05:00Number of routes searched: 78Number of itineraries searched: 3,262,106

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
China Eastern -
Srilankan -
Air India DEL
Air China CTU
Cathay HKG
China Southern CAN
China Southern CKG
Emirates DXB
Etihad AUH
Dragonair HKG
Korean ICN
Swiss ZRH
Malaysia KUL
China Eastern KMG
Thai Lion DMK
Singapore SIN
Aeroflot SVO
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.

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