The cheapest times to fly from LEJ to SWA are

  • March 5th to March 18th
  • May 7th to September 9th
  • October 8th to October 21st
  • December 17th to January 7th

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 LEJ to SWA is mid August. Prices can be as high as $8236 for Saturday flights during late September, or as low as $1078 for Monday flights around mid August.


When to Fly to Shantou

Flying from Leipzig (LEJ) to Shantou (SWA) will usually cost between $1359 to $7836 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 $3589. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late September, with an average price of $7865. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $4275 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $5917 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LEJ to SWA flight.

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

LEJ to SWA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LEJ to SWA flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Leipzig. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.66, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SWA, and Friday the cheapest day to fly back into LEJ. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Shantou, and Tuesdays are the most expensive days to return to Leipzig. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $1947 (30%) 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 $4585. Return trip prices are from the SWA to LEJ 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 LEJ 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 10 hour 59 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Vienna (LEJ > VIE > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $716
  • Average savings: $5201 (87.9%)

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Hack #2: Dusseldorf (LEJ > DUS > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $799
  • Average savings: $5118 (86.5%)

See LEJ to VIE flights

Hack #3: Munich (LEJ > MUC > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $813
  • Average savings: $5104 (86.26%)

See LEJ to MUC flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Austrian, China Southern, Lufthansa, Shandong, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Waisha Airport to Leipzig Halle Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5552 miles or 8935 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LEJ to SWA flight is about 10 hour 59 minutes.

How many flights go between Leipzig and Shantou?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 18 available flights from LEJ to SWA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LEJ
Origination airport name Leipzig Halle Airport
City Leipzig
Country Germany
Latitude 51.4
Longitude 12.2

Return Airport

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


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