The cheapest times to fly from LBF to SWA are

  • January 8th to January 21st
  • February 12th to March 25th
  • April 23rd to June 10th
  • October 15th to December 9th

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 LBF to SWA is early December. Prices can be as high as $3878 for Saturday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $1700 for Tuesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Shantou

Flying from North Platte, NE (LBF) to Shantou (SWA) will usually cost between $1946 to $2380 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $1957. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $3878. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1921 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2152 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LBF to SWA flight.

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

LBF to SWA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LBF to SWA flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from North Platte. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.18, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays 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 $163 (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 $2096. Return trip prices are from the SWA to LBF 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 LBF 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 15 minutes may be realistic.


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1256
  • Average savings: $897 (41.66%)

See LBF to LAX flights

Hack #2: San Francisco, CA (LBF > SFO > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1331
  • Average savings: $822 (38.17%)

See LBF to SFO flights

Hack #3: Seattle, WA (LBF > SEA > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1574
  • Average savings: $579 (26.88%)

See LBF to SEA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, ANA, China Southern, Delta, Hainan, Shanghai Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Waisha Airport to North Platte Regional Lee Bird Field Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7370 miles or 11861 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LBF to SWA flight is about 14 hour 15 minutes.

How many flights go between North Platte, NE and Shantou?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeLBF
Origination airport nameNorth Platte Regional Lee Bird Field Airport
CityNorth Platte, NE
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeSWA
Destination airport nameWaisha Airport


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