The cheapest times to fly from LNK to SWA are

  • January 8th to March 18th
  • August 20th 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 LNK to SWA is late October. Prices can be as high as $2827 for Saturday flights during late June, or as low as $1284 for Monday flights around late October.


When to Fly to Shantou

Flying from Lincoln, NE (LNK) to Shantou (SWA) will usually cost between $1423 to $2310 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 $1445. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $2316. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $871 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1840 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LNK to SWA flight.

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

LNK to SWA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LNK to SWA flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Lincoln. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SWA, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into LNK. 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 $245 (12%) 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 $1745. Return trip prices are from the SWA to LNK 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 LNK 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 14 hour 29 minutes may not be realistic.


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1300
  • Average savings: $541 (29.38%)

See LNK to LAX flights

Hack #2: Frankfurt (LNK > FRA > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1347
  • Average savings: $493 (26.79%)

See LNK to FRA flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1403
  • Average savings: $437 (23.75%)

See LNK to SFO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Waisha Airport to Lincoln Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7500 miles or 12070 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LNK to SWA flight is about 14 hour 29 minutes.

How many flights go between Lincoln, NE and Shantou?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeLNK
Origination airport nameLincoln Airport
CityLincoln, NE
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeSWA
Destination airport nameWaisha Airport


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