The cheapest times to fly from CHQ to SWA are

  • April 2nd to July 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 CHQ to SWA is late May. Prices can be as high as $9502 for Monday flights during early to mid January, or as low as $866 for Tuesday flights around late May.


When to Fly to Shantou

Flying from Chania (CHQ) to Shantou (SWA) will usually cost between $893 to $9448 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May with an average ticket price of $3411. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid January, with an average price of $8707. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $5296 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $7940 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CHQ to SWA flight.

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

CHQ to SWA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CHQ to SWA flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Chania. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.91, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Mondays are the most expensive days to fly to Shantou, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Chania. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $6471 (72%) 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 $1613. Return trip prices are from the SWA to CHQ 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 CHQ to SWA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 46 minutes may be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Vienna (CHQ > VIE > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $832
  • Average savings: $7108 (89.52%)

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Hack #2: Leeds/Bradford (CHQ > LBA > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1020
  • Average savings: $6920 (87.15%)

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Hack #3: Copenhagen (CHQ > CPH > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1034
  • Average savings: $6906 (86.98%)

See CHQ to CPH flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Alitalia, China Southern, Etihad, Finnair, Hainan, Lufthansa, Olympic, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Waisha Airport to Souda Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5432 miles or 8742 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CHQ to SWA flight is about 10 hour 46 minutes.

How many flights go between Chania and Shantou?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 23 available flights from CHQ to SWA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeCHQ
Origination airport nameSouda Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeSWA
Destination airport nameWaisha Airport


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