The cheapest times to fly from SWA to VKO are

  • July 16th to July 29th
  • August 13th to September 9th
  • October 8th to December 23rd

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 VKO is mid December. Prices can be as high as $2941 for Tuesday flights during mid January, or as low as $1257 for Thursday flights around mid December.


When to Fly to Moscow

Flying from Shantou (SWA) to Moscow (VKO) will usually cost between $1263 to $2534 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid December with an average ticket price of $1288. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid January, with an average price of $2941. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1654 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1454 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SWA to VKO flight.

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

SWA to VKO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SWA to VKO flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Shantou. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.2, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Tuesdays 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 $376 (23%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1421. Return trip prices are from the VKO 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 VKO can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 4 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from SWA to VKO while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO) in Moscow

  • 27 miles (43 km) away from VKO
  • Usually 49.83% less expensive than VKO
  • 1-layover flights available

See SWA to SVO flights


Flight Hacking SWA to VKO

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 VKO — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Milan (SWA > MXP > VKO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1057
  • Average savings: $397 (27.3%)

See SWA to TXL flights

Hack #2: Berlin (SWA > TXL > VKO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1091
  • Average savings: $364 (25%)

See SWA to MXP flights

Hack #3: Minsk (SWA > MSQ > VKO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1114
  • Average savings: $341 (23.42%)

See SWA to MSQ flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Azerbaijan Airlines, China Southern, Emirates, Finnair, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4491 miles or 7228 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SWA to VKO flight is about 9 hour 4 minutes.

How many flights go between Shantou and Moscow?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 5 available flights from SWA to VKO.


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 VKO
Destination airport name Vnukovo Airport
City Moscow
Country Russia
Latitude 55.6
Longitude 37.3


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