The cheapest times to fly from SWA to SYD are

  • February 19th to April 15th
  • May 7th to June 17th
  • August 13th to September 23rd (except the week of August 27th)
  • October 22nd 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 SYD is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $1889 for Saturday flights during late July, or as low as $509 for Tuesday flights around late October to early November.


When to Fly to Sydney

Flying from Shantou (SWA) to Sydney (SYD) will usually cost between $631 to $1282 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $596. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $1610. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1014 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $722 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SWA to SYD flight.

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

SWA to SYD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SWA to SYD 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 $0.1, 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 out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $58 (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 $755. Return trip prices are from the SYD 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 SYD can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 12 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SWA to SYD

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 SWA to SYD — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Kuala Lumpur (SWA > KUL > SYD)

  • Price for both tickets: $568
  • Average savings: $154 (21.33%)

See SWA to DMK flights

Hack #2: Bangkok (SWA > DMK > SYD)

  • Price for both tickets: $595
  • Average savings: $128 (17.66%)

See SWA to KUL flights

Hack #3: Singapore (SWA > SIN > SYD)

  • Price for both tickets: $632
  • Average savings: $90 (12.47%)

See SWA to SIN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 15 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Bangkok Airways, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Emirates, Fiji Airways, Hainan, Qantas, Shanghai Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Tianjin Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Virgin Australia, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4563 miles or 7343 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SWA to SYD flight is about 9 hour 12 minutes.

How many flights go between Shantou and Sydney?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 14 available flights from SWA to SYD.


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 SYD
Destination airport name Sydney International Airport
City Sydney
Country Australia
Latitude -33.9
Longitude 151.2


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