The cheapest times to fly from DED to SWA are

  • February 12th to May 20th
  • June 4th to August 5th
  • October 15th to January 7th

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 DED to SWA is early August. Prices can be as high as $2924 for Monday flights during late January and early February, or as low as $997 for Tuesday flights around early August.


When to Fly to Shantou

Flying from Dehra Dun (DED) to Shantou (SWA) will usually cost between $1007 to $2516 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early August with an average ticket price of $997. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late January and early February, with an average price of $2518. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1521 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2440 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DED to SWA flight.

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

DED to SWA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DED to SWA flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Dehradun. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.63, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SWA, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into DED. Mondays are the most expensive days to fly to Shantou, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Dehradun. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $150 (6%) 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 $2168. Return trip prices are from the SWA to DED 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 DED 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 5 hour 19 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Delhi (DED > DEL > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $580
  • Average savings: $1861 (76.25%)

See DED to AMD flights

Hack #2: Ahmedabad (DED > AMD > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $858
  • Average savings: $1582 (64.84%)

See DED to DEL flights

Hack #3: Amritsar (DED > ATQ > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $878
  • Average savings: $1562 (64.02%)

See DED to ATQ flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Air India, Bangkok Airways, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, Hainan, Shandong, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2412 miles or 3882 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DED to SWA flight is about 5 hour 19 minutes.

How many flights go between Dehra Dun and Shantou?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 10 available flights from DED to SWA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code DED
Origination airport name Dehradun Airport
City Dehra Dun
Country India
Latitude 30.2
Longitude 78.2

Return Airport

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


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