The cheapest times to fly from DRW to SZX are

  • February 5th to July 29th

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 DRW to SZX is late May to early June. Prices can be as high as $2911 for Monday flights during mid December, or as low as $442 for Tuesday flights around late May to early June.


When to Fly to Shenzhen

Flying from Darwin (DRW) to Shenzhen (SZX) will usually cost between $450 to $1660 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May to early June with an average ticket price of $480. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1370. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $889 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $569 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DRW to SZX flight.

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

DRW to SZX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DRW to SZX flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Darwin. 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. Mondays are the most expensive days to fly to Shenzhen, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Darwin. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $521 (45%) 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 $497. Return trip prices are from the SZX to DRW 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 DRW to SZX can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 49 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking DRW to SZX

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 DRW to SZX — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Singapore (DRW > SIN > SZX)

  • Price for both tickets: $536
  • Average savings: $33 (5.8%)

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Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from DRW to SZX? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Bangkok Airways, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Donghai Airlines, Hainan, Qantas, Shenzhen, Singapore Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, Virgin Australia, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Bao’an International Airport to Darwin International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2683 miles or 4318 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from DRW to SZX?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DRW to SZX flight is about 5 hour 49 minutes.

How many flights go between Darwin and Shenzhen?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 59 available flights from DRW to SZX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeDRW
Origination airport nameDarwin International Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeSZX
Destination airport nameBao’an International Airport


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