The cheapest times to fly from SCO to SWA are

  • August 13th to March 25th (except the weeks of September 17th, October 15th, and October 29th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from SCO to SWA is mid January. Prices can be as high as $3580 for Thursday flights during late March, or as low as $1937 for Friday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Shantou

Flying from Aktau (SCO) to Shantou (SWA) will usually cost between $2050 to $3167 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $2560. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late March, with an average price of $3175. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $614 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $3008 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SCO to SWA flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SCO to SWA route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

SCO to SWA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SCO to SWA flight is more expensive than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Aktau. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.48, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Friday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Shantou, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Aktau. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $494 (15%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Friday and returning a week later will cost an average of $2516. Return trip prices are from the SWA to SCO flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from SCO to SWA can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 2 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SCO to SWA

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from SCO to SWA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Moscow (SCO > SVO > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $886
  • Average savings: $2122 (70.55%)

See SCO to DEL flights

Hack #2: Delhi (SCO > DEL > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $929
  • Average savings: $2079 (69.12%)

See SCO to SVO flights

Hack #3: Almaty (SCO > ALA > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $939
  • Average savings: $2070 (68.8%)

See SCO to ALA flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SCO to SWA? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Astana, Azerbaijan Airlines, China Southern, Hainan, Qantas, Shenzhen, Sichuan Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Waisha Airport to Shevchenko Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3921 miles or 6310 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from SCO to SWA?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SCO to SWA flight is about 8 hour 2 minutes.

How many flights go between Aktau and Shantou?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from SCO to SWA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SCO
Origination airport name Shevchenko Airport
City Aktau
Country Kazakhstan
Latitude 43.9
Longitude 51.1

Return Airport

Destination code SWA
Destination airport name Waisha Airport
City Shantou
Country China
Latitude 23.4
Longitude 116.8


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