The cheapest times to fly from LFT to SWA are

  • January 8th to March 18th
  • August 6th to December 9th (except the weeks of September 24th and October 8th)

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 LFT to SWA is late October. Prices can be as high as $5194 for Saturday flights during late June, or as low as $1310 for Monday flights around late October.


When to Fly to Shantou

Flying from Lafayette, LA (LFT) to Shantou (SWA) will usually cost between $1398 to $4744 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $1391. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $4744. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $3354 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1810 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LFT to SWA flight.

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

LFT to SWA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LFT to SWA flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Lafayette. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.14, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SWA, and Thursday the cheapest day to fly back into LFT. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Shantou, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Lafayette. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $575 (22%) 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 $2370. Return trip prices are from the SWA to LFT 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 LFT 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 15 hour 52 minutes may not be realistic.


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1216
  • Average savings: $594 (32.82%)

See LFT to LAX flights

Hack #2: Taipei (LFT > TPE > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1297
  • Average savings: $513 (28.34%)

See LFT to TPE flights

Hack #3: San Francisco, CA (LFT > SFO > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1338
  • Average savings: $473 (26.1%)

See LFT to SFO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Waisha Airport to Lafayette Regional Paul Fournet Field Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8268 miles or 13306 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LFT to SWA flight is about 15 hour 52 minutes.

How many flights go between Lafayette, LA and Shantou?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 17 available flights from LFT to SWA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LFT
Origination airport name Lafayette Regional Paul Fournet Field Airport
City Lafayette, LA
Country the United States
Latitude 30.2
Longitude -92

Return Airport

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


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