The cheapest times to fly from BUQ to SWA are

  • February 12th to March 4th
  • March 19th to August 5th

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 BUQ to SWA is early July. Prices can be as high as $4867 for Friday flights during early to mid December, or as low as $1636 for Sunday flights around early July.


When to Fly to Shantou

Flying from Bulawayo (BUQ) to Shantou (SWA) will usually cost between $1686 to $4682 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early July with an average ticket price of $1978. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid December, with an average price of $3799. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1821 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2215 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BUQ to SWA flight.

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

BUQ to SWA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BUQ to SWA flight is more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Bulawayo. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.21, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Sunday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 $617 (20%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Sunday and returning a week later will cost an average of $2049. Return trip prices are from the SWA to BUQ 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 BUQ to SWA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 57 minutes may be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Harare (BUQ > HRE > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1615
  • Average savings: $600 (27.09%)

See BUQ to JFK flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $2020
  • Average savings: $196 (8.83%)

See BUQ to HRE flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 16 major airlines flying this route most often: Air New Zealand, Air Zimbabwe, Bangkok Airways, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, Ethiopian, Kenya Airways, Saudia, Shandong, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Singapore Airlines, South African, Virgin Australia, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Waisha Airport to J. M. Nkomo International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6646 miles or 10696 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BUQ to SWA flight is about 12 hour 57 minutes.

How many flights go between Bulawayo and Shantou?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 11 available flights from BUQ to SWA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code BUQ
Origination airport name J. M. Nkomo International Airport
City Bulawayo
Country Zimbabwe
Latitude -20
Longitude 28.6

Return Airport

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


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