The cheapest times to fly from HIA to SWA are

  • May 14th to September 2nd
  • October 8th to October 21st

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 HIA to SWA is mid August. Prices can be as high as $1239 for Sunday flights during early October, or as low as $634 for Friday flights around mid August.


When to Fly to Shantou

Flying from Huai’an (HIA) to Shantou (SWA) will usually cost between $678 to $1239 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid August with an average ticket price of $668. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early October, with an average price of $1239. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $571 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1223 can be considered a good price for a round-trip HIA to SWA flight.

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

HIA to SWA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the HIA to SWA flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Huai’an. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Friday 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 $33 (3%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Friday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1098. Return trip prices are from the SWA to HIA 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 HIA to SWA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 14 hour 39 minutes may be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Tianjin (HIA > TSN > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1025
  • Average savings: $198 (16.2%)

See HIA to TSN flights

Hack #2: Haikou (HIA > HAK > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1159
  • Average savings: $64 (5.19%)

See HIA to HAK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, China Eastern, China Southern, Shanghai Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Spring, Tianjin Airlines, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Waisha Airport to Huai’an Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7592 miles or 12218 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop HIA to SWA flight is about 14 hour 39 minutes.

How many flights go between Huai’an and Shantou?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 10 available flights from HIA to SWA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code HIA
Origination airport name Huai’an Airport
City Huai’an
Country China
Latitude 33.8
Longitude 119.1

Return Airport

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


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