The cheapest times to fly from HBA to SWA are

  • February 12th to June 24th
  • October 15th to November 11th

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 HBA to SWA is late May. Prices can be as high as $3420 for Wednesday flights during early August, or as low as $966 for Tuesday flights around late May.


When to Fly to Shantou

Flying from Hobart (HBA) to Shantou (SWA) will usually cost between $966 to $1563 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May with an average ticket price of $966. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $2627. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1661 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1068 can be considered a good price for a round-trip HBA to SWA flight.

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

HBA to SWA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the HBA to SWA flight is priced close to the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Hobart. 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 fly to SWA, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into HBA. Wednesdays are the most expensive days to fly to Shantou, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Hobart. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $82 (7%) 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 $1107. Return trip prices are from the SWA to HBA 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 HBA 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 9 hour 57 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Melbourne (HBA > MEL > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $755
  • Average savings: $313 (29.31%)

See HBA to SYD flights

Hack #2: Sydney (HBA > SYD > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $800
  • Average savings: $269 (25.14%)

See HBA to MEL flights

Hack #3: Brisbane (HBA > BNE > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $972
  • Average savings: $96 (8.99%)

See HBA to BNE flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Bangkok Airways, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Fiji Airways, Hainan, Singapore Airlines, Virgin Australia, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4978 miles or 8011 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop HBA to SWA flight is about 9 hour 57 minutes.

How many flights go between Hobart and Shantou?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 9 available flights from HBA to SWA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code HBA
Origination airport name Hobart Airport
City Hobart
Country Australia
Latitude -42.8
Longitude 147.5

Return Airport

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


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