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Shanghai to Colombo Last modified: Dec 10, 2018 0:52 -05:00Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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

Srilankan
SHACMB
Tue 1/8
nonstop
CMBSHA
Fri 1/11
nonstop
CN¥3,171
Cathay
SHACMB
Fri 3/15
1 stop
CMBSHA
Tue 3/26
1 stop
CN¥3,240
Malaysia
SHACMB
Tue 1/1
1 stop
CMBSHA
Tue 1/8
1 stop
CN¥3,254
China Eastern
SHACMB
Fri 3/15
2 stops
CMBSHA
Tue 3/26
2 stops
CN¥3,357
Singapore
SHACMB
Fri 3/15
1 stop
CMBSHA
Tue 3/26
1 stop
CN¥3,695
China Southern
SHACMB
Tue 1/1
2 stops
CMBSHA
Tue 1/8
2 stops
CN¥3,826

How Much is a Flight from Shanghai to Colombo? Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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¥3,281.

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? Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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¥5,652 CN¥4,191
7-14 days CN¥3,495 CN¥3,950
14-21 days CN¥3,343 CN¥4,005
21-30 days CN¥3,171 CN¥3,254
30-60 days CN¥3,343 CN¥3,254
60-90 days CN¥3,399 CN¥3,254
90+ days CN¥3,399 CN¥3,240

Cheapest Day To Fly from Shanghai to Colombo Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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 Tuesday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
CN¥3,254CN¥3,171CN¥3,378CN¥3,254CN¥3,254CN¥3,254CN¥3,378

Compare Flight Prices from Shanghai to Colombo by Month Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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 Srilankan 12/27/18 1/2/19 0 CN¥3,343
January Shanghai Colombo Srilankan 1/8/19 1/11/19 0 CN¥3,171
February Shanghai Colombo Malaysia 2/12/19 2/23/19 1 CN¥3,254
March Shanghai Colombo Cathay 3/15/19 3/26/19 1 CN¥3,240
April Shanghai Colombo China Eastern 4/8/19 4/12/19 0 CN¥3,399
May Shanghai Colombo Malaysia 5/6/19 5/11/19 1 CN¥3,578
June Shanghai Colombo Malaysia 6/5/19 6/8/19 1 CN¥3,474
July Shanghai Colombo Malaysia 7/5/19 7/15/19 1 CN¥3,474

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Shanghai to Colombo Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
CN¥4,818
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
CN¥4,818 CN¥3,495
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
CN¥3,495 CN¥4,074
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
CN¥4,074 CN¥3,254
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
CN¥3,254 CN¥3,343
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
CN¥3,343

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Shanghai to Colombo Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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¥3,481.

The average price for direct flights from Shanghai to Colombo is CN¥4,943.

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 13:40 13:40
Srilankan 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 00:20 00:20

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Shanghai to Colombo Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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¥2,172.

The average price for round trip flights from Shanghai to Colombo is CN¥3,405.

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 35 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: Srilankan 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 10, 2018 0:52 -05:00Number of routes searched: 80Number of itineraries searched: 2,384,331

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 BOM
Air India DEL
Air China CTU
Cathay HKG
China Southern CAN
Emirates DXB
Etihad AUH
JAL NRT
Dragonair HKG
Korean ICN
Swiss ZRH
Malaysia KUL
China Eastern KMG
Qatar DOH
Singapore SIN
Aeroflot SVO
Thai BKK
Turkish IST

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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