The cheapest times to fly from DLC to SWA are

  • May 7th to October 28th

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 DLC to SWA is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $702 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $528 for Saturday flights around early to mid October.


When to Fly to Shantou

Flying from Dalian (DLC) to Shantou (SWA) will usually cost between $535 to $702 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid October with an average ticket price of $542. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $622. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $80 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $591 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DLC to SWA flight.

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

DLC to SWA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DLC to SWA flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Dalian. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.33, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday 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 $64 (10%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Saturday and returning a week later will cost an average of $580. Return trip prices are from the SWA to DLC 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 DLC to SWA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 59 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from DLC to SWA while comparing.

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

  • 116 miles (187 km) away from SWA
  • Usually 5.08% less expensive than SWA
  • Nonstop flights available

See DLC to XMN flights


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

Hack #1: Seoul (DLC > ICN > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $506
  • Average savings: $86 (14.47%)

See DLC to ICN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 16 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Air Guilin, Changan Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Chongqing Airlines, Hainan, Hebei Airlines, Lucky Air, Shandong, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Sichuan Airlines, Spring, Tianjin Airlines, West Air, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1109 miles or 1785 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DLC to SWA flight is about 2 hour 59 minutes.

How many flights go between Dalian and Shantou?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeDLC
Origination airport nameZhoushuizi Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeSWA
Destination airport nameWaisha Airport


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