The cheapest times to fly from ASE to SWA are

  • May 14th to June 10th
  • mid to late August
  • October 29th to April 1st (except the weeks of December 10th, December 24th, and January 1st)

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 ASE to SWA is mid March. Prices can be as high as $4065 for Saturday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $1555 for Tuesday flights around mid March.


When to Fly to Shantou

Flying from Aspen, CO (ASE) to Shantou (SWA) will usually cost between $1847 to $2607 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid March with an average ticket price of $1728. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $2800. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1072 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2100 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ASE to SWA flight.

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

ASE to SWA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ASE to SWA flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Aspen. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.18, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SWA, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into ASE. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Shantou, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Aspen. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $246 (11%) 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 $2047. Return trip prices are from the SWA to ASE 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 ASE 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 14 hour 4 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking ASE 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 ASE to SWA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (ASE > LAX > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1259
  • Average savings: $841 (40.06%)

See ASE to LAX flights

Hack #2: Vancouver (ASE > YVR > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1357
  • Average savings: $743 (35.39%)

See ASE to YVR flights

Hack #3: San Francisco, CA (ASE > SFO > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1404
  • Average savings: $696 (33.15%)

See ASE to SFO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, ANA, China Southern, Delta, Hainan, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Tianjin Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Waisha Airport to Aspen Pitkin County Sardy Field Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7271 miles or 11702 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ASE to SWA flight is about 14 hour 4 minutes.

How many flights go between Aspen, CO and Shantou?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 18 available flights from ASE to SWA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ASE
Origination airport name Aspen Pitkin County Sardy Field Airport
City Aspen, CO
Country the United States
Latitude 39.2
Longitude -106.9

Return Airport

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


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