The cheapest times to fly from BWI to SWA are

  • February 12th to May 6th
  • August 27th 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 BWI to SWA is late October. Prices can be as high as $2283 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $1146 for Wednesday flights around late October.


When to Fly to Shantou

Flying from Baltimore, MD (BWI) to Shantou (SWA) will usually cost between $1183 to $1771 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $1206. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1934. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $728 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1372 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BWI to SWA flight.

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

BWI to SWA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BWI to SWA flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Baltimore. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday 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 $180 (12%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1365. Return trip prices are from the SWA to BWI 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 BWI 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 15 hour 25 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 BWI to SWA while comparing.

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

  • 116 miles (187 km) away from SWA
  • Usually 30.36% less expensive than SWA
  • 2-layover flights available

See BWI to XMN flights


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

Hack #1: Shanghai (BWI > PVG > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1005
  • Average savings: $367 (26.75%)

See BWI to PVG flights

Hack #2: Taipei (BWI > TPE > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1046
  • Average savings: $327 (23.8%)

See BWI to TPE flights

Hack #3: Kuala Lumpur (BWI > KUL > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1125
  • Average savings: $248 (18.04%)

See BWI to KUL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Waisha Airport to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8024 miles or 12913 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BWI to SWA flight is about 15 hour 25 minutes.

How many flights go between Baltimore, MD and Shantou?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 14 available flights from BWI to SWA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code BWI
Origination airport name Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
City Baltimore, MD
Country the United States
Latitude 39.2
Longitude -76.7

Return Airport

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


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