The cheapest times to fly from SWA to AKL are

  • February 12th to April 8th
  • May 14th to July 1st
  • August 20th to September 16th
  • October 15th to December 2nd

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 SWA to AKL is early March. Prices can be as high as $2201 for Saturday flights during early May, or as low as $720 for Tuesday flights around early March.


When to Fly to Auckland

Flying from Shantou (SWA) to Auckland (AKL) will usually cost between $739 to $1627 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early March with an average ticket price of $720. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early May, with an average price of $1873. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1153 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $850 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SWA to AKL flight.

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

SWA to AKL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SWA to AKL flight is cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Shantou. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Auckland, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Shantou. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $71 (7%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $928. Return trip prices are from the AKL to SWA 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 SWA to AKL can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 7 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 14 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Air New Zealand, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Emirates, Hainan, Qantas, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Sichuan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Auckland International Airport to Waisha Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5627 miles or 9056 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SWA to AKL flight is about 11 hour 7 minutes.

How many flights go between Shantou and Auckland?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 21 available flights from SWA to AKL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination code AKL
Destination airport name Auckland International Airport
City Auckland
Country New Zealand
Latitude -37
Longitude 174.8


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