The cheapest times to fly from GTF to SWA are

  • January 8th to April 1st (except the week of March 19th)
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • May 28th to June 17th
  • August 6th to August 26th

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 GTF to SWA is late October. Prices can be as high as $6626 for Wednesday flights during mid to late September, or as low as $916 for Monday flights around late October.


When to Fly to Shantou

Flying from Great Falls, MT (GTF) to Shantou (SWA) will usually cost between $1226 to $4088 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $1246. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late September, with an average price of $3282. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2036 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1702 can be considered a good price for a round-trip GTF to SWA flight.

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

GTF to SWA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the GTF to SWA flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Great Falls. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.16, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Wednesdays are the most expensive days to fly to Shantou, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Great Falls. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $602 (26%) 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 $1565. Return trip prices are from the SWA to GTF 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 GTF 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 13 hour 2 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (GTF > LAX > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1205
  • Average savings: $497 (29.2%)

See GTF to LAX flights

Hack #2: Shanghai (GTF > PVG > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1275
  • Average savings: $427 (25.09%)

See GTF to PVG flights

Hack #3: Vancouver (GTF > YVR > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1276
  • Average savings: $427 (25.06%)

See GTF to YVR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Air Canada, Alaska, American, China Airlines, China Southern, Delta, EVA Air, Hainan, JetBlue, LATAM, Shanghai Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Waisha Airport to Great Falls International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6697 miles or 10778 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop GTF to SWA flight is about 13 hour 2 minutes.

How many flights go between Great Falls, MT and Shantou?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 16 available flights from GTF to SWA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeGTF
Origination airport nameGreat Falls International Airport
CityGreat Falls, MT
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeSWA
Destination airport nameWaisha Airport


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