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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¥3,898 CN¥3,673
7-14 days CN¥10,744 CN¥40,696
14-21 days CN¥4,342 CN¥36,397
21-30 days CN¥4,250 CN¥33,456
30-60 days CN¥3,898 CN¥28,306
60-90 days CN¥4,454 CN¥28,306
90+ days CN¥4,046 CN¥11,448

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
February Shanghai Colombo Malaysia 2/12/20 2/17/20 1 CN¥3,511
March Shanghai Colombo Malaysia 3/1/20 3/9/20 1 CN¥3,814
April Shanghai Colombo Malaysia 4/25/20 5/9/20 1 CN¥3,758
May Shanghai Colombo Malaysia 5/6/20 5/16/20 1 CN¥4,067
June Shanghai Colombo Malaysia 6/24/20 7/1/20 1 CN¥3,350
July Shanghai Colombo Malaysia 7/1/20 7/11/20 1 CN¥3,350
August Shanghai Colombo Malaysia 8/6/20 8/20/20 1 CN¥3,350
September Shanghai Colombo Malaysia 9/30/20 10/7/20 1 CN¥4,356

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

2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
CN¥4,391 CN¥4,053
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
CN¥3,828 CN¥4,250

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¥38,444.

The average price for direct flights from Shanghai to Colombo is CN¥7,156.

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 0 09:35 09:35
Srilankan 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 20:10 20:10

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 CN¥4,518.

The average price for round trip flights from Shanghai to Colombo is CN¥38,444.

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 6 hours and 55 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.

Airlines in Shanghai flying to Colombo Last modified: Aug 14, 2020 5:40 -04:00Number of routes searched: 0Number of itineraries searched: 0

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.

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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