The cheapest times to fly from CEB to SWA are

  • February 5th to March 25th
  • August 6th to January 7th (except the weeks of August 13th, September 24th, and October 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 CEB to SWA is mid October. Prices can be as high as $1504 for Sunday flights during early May, or as low as $199 for Thursday flights around mid October.


When to Fly to Shantou

Flying from Lapu-Lapu City (CEB) to Shantou (SWA) will usually cost between $227 to $1069 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid October with an average ticket price of $380. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early May, with an average price of $872. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $492 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $662 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CEB to SWA flight.

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

CEB to SWA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CEB to SWA flight is cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Cebu City. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.4, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday 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 $613 (61%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $361. Return trip prices are from the SWA to CEB 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 CEB 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 2 hour 49 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 CEB to SWA while comparing.

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

  • 116 miles (187 km) away from SWA
  • Usually 51.17% less expensive than SWA
  • Nonstop flights available

See CEB to XMN flights


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

Hack #1: Manila (CEB > MNL > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $295
  • Average savings: $367 (55.4%)

See CEB to KUL flights

Hack #2: Kuala Lumpur (CEB > KUL > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $371
  • Average savings: $291 (43.92%)

See CEB to MNL flights

Hack #3: Taipei (CEB > TPE > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $419
  • Average savings: $243 (36.73%)

See CEB to TPE flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Asiana, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, EVA Air, Lucky Air, Royal Brunei, Shanghai Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Waisha Airport to Mactan-Cebu International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1024 miles or 1648 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CEB to SWA flight is about 2 hour 49 minutes.

How many flights go between Lapu-Lapu City and Shantou?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 20 available flights from CEB to SWA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CEB
Origination airport name Mactan-Cebu International Airport
City Lapu-Lapu City
Country the Philippines
Latitude 10.3
Longitude 124

Return Airport

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


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