The cheapest times to fly from BUF to SWA are

  • February 19th to April 29th
  • August 27th 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 BUF to SWA is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $2420 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $1080 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Shantou

Flying from Buffalo, NY (BUF) to Shantou (SWA) will usually cost between $1155 to $1790 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $1169. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1799. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $630 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1390 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BUF to SWA flight.

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

BUF to SWA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BUF to SWA flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Buffalo. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, 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. Sundays 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 $183 (12%) 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 $1354. Return trip prices are from the SWA to BUF 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 BUF 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 55 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Taipei (BUF > TPE > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1160
  • Average savings: $230 (16.55%)

See BUF to TPE flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (BUF > JFK > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1172
  • Average savings: $218 (15.69%)

See BUF to JFK flights

Hack #3: Los Angeles, CA (BUF > LAX > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1204
  • Average savings: $186 (13.39%)

See BUF to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Air France, Alaska, American, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Hainan, JetBlue, Shanghai Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Waisha Airport to Buffalo Niagara International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7745 miles or 12464 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BUF to SWA flight is about 14 hour 55 minutes.

How many flights go between Buffalo, NY and Shantou?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code BUF
Origination airport name Buffalo Niagara International Airport
City Buffalo, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 42.9
Longitude -78.7

Return Airport

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


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