The cheapest times to fly from SWA to ICN are

  • February 19th to April 15th (except the week of April 2nd)
  • June 4th to July 15th
  • October 15th to January 14th (except the week of October 22nd)

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 ICN is early December. Prices can be as high as $808 for Thursday flights during early May, or as low as $369 for Tuesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Seoul

Flying from Shantou (SWA) to Seoul (ICN) will usually cost between $369 to $461 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $369. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early May, with an average price of $606. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $237 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $395 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SWA to ICN flight.

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

SWA to ICN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SWA to ICN flight is much 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 $0.22, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Seoul, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Shantou. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $20 (5%) 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 $393. Return trip prices are from the ICN 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 ICN can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 1 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Asiana, China Eastern, China Southern, Shandong, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Spring, Tianjin Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1127 miles or 1814 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SWA to ICN flight is about 3 hour 1 minutes.

How many flights go between Shantou and Seoul?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 16 available flights from SWA to ICN.


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 ICN
Destination airport name Incheon International Airport
City Seoul
Country South Korea
Latitude 37.5
Longitude 126.4


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