The cheapest times to fly from HIR to SWA are

  • January 29th to March 18th (except the week of February 19th)
  • December 3rd to December 31st

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 HIR to SWA is late December. Prices can be as high as $4526 for Monday flights during early to mid January, or as low as $3305 for Monday flights around late December.


When to Fly to Shantou

Flying from Honiara (HIR) to Shantou (SWA) will usually cost between $3305 to $4372 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late December with an average ticket price of $3305. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid January, with an average price of $4526. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1221 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $3384 can be considered a good price for a round-trip HIR to SWA flight.

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

HIR to SWA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the HIR to SWA flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Honiara. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.57, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Mondays are the most expensive days to fly to Shantou, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Honiara. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $2593 (31%) 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 $3522. Return trip prices are from the SWA to HIR 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 HIR 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 7 hour 39 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Brisbane (HIR > BNE > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1340
  • Average savings: $2044 (60.4%)

See HIR to VLI flights

Hack #2: Port Vila (HIR > VLI > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1855
  • Average savings: $1530 (45.2%)

See HIR to BNE flights

Hack #3: Port Moresby (HIR > POM > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $2227
  • Average savings: $1158 (34.21%)

See HIR to POM flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Bangkok Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Southern, EVA Air, Fiji Airways, Shenzhen, Sichuan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Solomon, Virgin Australia, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Waisha Airport to Honiara International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3701 miles or 5956 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop HIR to SWA flight is about 7 hour 39 minutes.

How many flights go between Honiara and Shantou?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 23 available flights from HIR to SWA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code HIR
Origination airport name Honiara International Airport
City Honiara
Country the Solomon Islands
Latitude -9.4
Longitude 160.1

Return Airport

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


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