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Shanghai to Colombo flights

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Currency and price comparison
Train
Local, one-way ticket
66%

Trains in Colombo are 66% cheaper than in Shanghai.

Shanghai
£0.44
Colombo
£0.15
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
53%

A meal in Colombo is 53% cheaper than a meal in Shanghai.

Shanghai
£3.32
Colombo
£1.57
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
90%

A taxi fare in Colombo is 90% cheaper than in Shanghai.

Shanghai
£1.55
Colombo
£0.2
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
49%

Coffee in Colombo is 49% cheaper than in Shanghai.

Shanghai
£3.17
Colombo
£1.63
Shanghai airports
  • ( Hongqiao (SHA)
    How far from city centre: 4 miles
  • ( Pu Dong (PVG)
    How far from city centre: 19 miles
Colombo airports
  • ( Katunayake International (CMB)
    How far from city centre: 17 miles
  • ( Ratmalana (RML)
    How far from city centre: 17 miles
  • ( Beira Lake (BYV)
    How far from city centre: 1 miles
K Distance: 3165 miles

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Frequent asked questions about flights from Shanghai to Colombo

😷 Is it safe to travel from Shanghai to Colombo during the Covid-19 situation?
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🔍 How can I find cheap flights from Shanghai to Colombo at Opodo?
At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the cheapest flight available from Shanghai to Colombo. Considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys, our search engine works to provides always the best price with the best conditions.
💰 Is Colombo expensive to visit compared to Shanghai?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Colombo costs an average of 0.20 GBP, 87% cheaper than Shanghai, with a fare of 1.55 GBP, while train tickets costs 66% less in Colombo: 0.15 GBP against 0.44 GBP in Shanghai. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 1.57 GBP in Colombo, 53% less than the 3.32 GBP in Shanghai. The price of the coffee is around 49% cheaper in Colombo, with an average of 1.63 GBP, while in Shanghai the coffee costs 3.17 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Shanghai to Colombo?
The most popular months to book a trip from Shanghai to Colombo are March, September and April, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Shanghai to Colombo?
The best time of the year to go to Colombo when flying from Shanghai depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, January is the top 1º month to fly to Colombo from Shanghai in terms of searches from our customer, followed by July and September. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, February, March and August are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Shanghai -  Colombo.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from Shanghai to Colombo?
The total flight time between Shanghai and Colombo is of around 07:59 hours on average, considering an average distance of 5,291 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
🌡️ How is the weather in Colombo compared to Shanghai?
While in Shanghai the temperatures can reach an average of 37.03 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 12.0 mm ,Colombo's temperatures can go up to 34.0 ºC during the hot season, with 3.0 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around 20.54 ºC in Colombo, compared to the -2.66 ºC average degrees reported in Shanghai. During the winter period, Shanghai can register 3.0 mm precipitation, while Colombo have an average of 6.0 mm rain level.
🛄 Which airports have flights between Shanghai and Colombo?
The main airport route flying between Shanghai and Colombo is: Pu Dong (PVG) to Katunayake International (CMB). This route is covered by the following airline(s): China Eastern Airlines. Srilankan Airlines.
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