The cheapest times to fly from ATL to SWA are

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • September 3rd to September 30th
  • October 15th to December 9th

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 ATL to SWA is late February and early March. Prices can be as high as $2797 for Saturday flights during late June, or as low as $1215 for Tuesday flights around late February and early March.


When to Fly to Shantou

Flying from Atlanta, GA (ATL) to Shantou (SWA) will usually cost between $1356 to $2302 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late February and early March with an average ticket price of $1365. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $2291. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $927 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1733 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ATL to SWA flight.

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

ATL to SWA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ATL to SWA flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Atlanta. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, 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 $200 (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 $1674. Return trip prices are from the SWA to ATL 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 ATL to SWA can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 50 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 ATL to SWA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Gaoqi Airport (XMN) in Xiamen

  • 116 miles (187 km) away from SWA
  • Usually 31.28% less expensive than SWA
  • 1-layover flights available

See ATL to XMN flights


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

Hack #1: New York, NY (ATL > JFK > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1188
  • Average savings: $546 (31.48%)

See ATL to JFK flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (ATL > LAX > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1219
  • Average savings: $514 (29.66%)

See ATL to LAX flights

Hack #3: Vancouver (ATL > YVR > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1224
  • Average savings: $509 (29.37%)

See ATL to YVR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Air France, American, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Shanghai Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Waisha Airport to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8253 miles or 13282 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ATL to SWA flight is about 15 hour 50 minutes.

How many flights go between Atlanta, GA and Shantou?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 17 available flights from ATL to SWA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ATL
Origination airport name Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
City Atlanta, GA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.6
Longitude -84.4

Return Airport

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


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