The cheapest times to fly from COO to SWA are

  • October 29th to April 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 COO to SWA is mid March. Prices can be as high as $9514 for Thursday flights during early August, or as low as $1322 for Tuesday flights around mid March.


When to Fly to Shantou

Flying from Cotonou (COO) to Shantou (SWA) will usually cost between $1322 to $6788 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid March with an average ticket price of $1617. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $9514. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $7897 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1590 can be considered a good price for a round-trip COO to SWA flight.

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

COO to SWA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the COO to SWA flight is more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Cotonou. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, 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. Thursdays 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 $2800 (59%) 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 $1400. Return trip prices are from the SWA to COO 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 COO 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 35 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Paris (COO > CDG > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1404
  • Average savings: $187 (11.73%)

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Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Air India, Brussels Airlines, China Southern, Ethiopian, Hainan, Kenya Airways, Kuwait Airways, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Tianjin Airlines, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Waisha Airport to Card Bernardin Gadin de Cadjehoun International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7558 miles or 12163 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop COO to SWA flight is about 14 hour 35 minutes.

How many flights go between Cotonou and Shantou?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 2 available flights from COO to SWA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeCOO
Origination airport nameCard Bernardin Gadin de Cadjehoun International Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeSWA
Destination airport nameWaisha Airport


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