The cheapest times to fly from GSP to SWA are

  • January 1st to March 18th
  • August 20th to December 9th (except the week of September 24th)

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 GSP to SWA is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $3003 for Friday flights during mid December, or as low as $1447 for Monday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to Shantou

Flying from Greer, SC (GSP) to Shantou (SWA) will usually cost between $1622 to $2388 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $1575. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $2586. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1011 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1883 can be considered a good price for a round-trip GSP to SWA flight.

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

GSP to SWA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the GSP to SWA flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Greenville. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.14, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SWA, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into GSP. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Shantou, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Greenville. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $166 (8%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1900. Return trip prices are from the SWA to GSP 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 GSP 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 15 hour 46 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: New York, NY (GSP > JFK > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1225
  • Average savings: $658 (34.95%)

See GSP to JFK flights

Hack #2: Vancouver (GSP > YVR > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1302
  • Average savings: $581 (30.86%)

See GSP to YVR flights

Hack #3: Los Angeles, CA (GSP > LAX > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1311
  • Average savings: $572 (30.36%)

See GSP to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, American, China Southern, Delta, Shanghai Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Waisha Airport to Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8218 miles or 13226 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop GSP to SWA flight is about 15 hour 46 minutes.

How many flights go between Greer, SC and Shantou?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 17 available flights from GSP to SWA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code GSP
Origination airport name Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport
City Greer, SC
Country the United States
Latitude 34.9
Longitude -82.2

Return Airport

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


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