The cheapest times to fly from MLB to SWA are

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • July 30th to December 9th (except the week of September 24th)

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 MLB to SWA is late October. Prices can be as high as $6626 for Thursday flights during late April, or as low as $1229 for Monday flights around late October.


When to Fly to Shantou

Flying from Melbourne, FL (MLB) to Shantou (SWA) will usually cost between $1356 to $5253 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 $1306. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late April, with an average price of $5003. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $3698 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1695 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MLB to SWA flight.

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

MLB to SWA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MLB to SWA flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Melbourne. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SWA, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into MLB. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Shantou, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Melbourne. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $293 (10%) 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 $2693. Return trip prices are from the SWA to MLB 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 MLB 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 16 hour 38 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Shanghai (MLB > PVG > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1181
  • Average savings: $514 (30.32%)

See MLB to PVG flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (MLB > LAX > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1261
  • Average savings: $435 (25.63%)

See MLB to LAX flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (MLB > JFK > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1278
  • Average savings: $417 (24.6%)

See MLB to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, American, Asiana, China Southern, Delta, Hainan, KLM, Shanghai Airlines, Southwest, United, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8691 miles or 13987 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MLB to SWA flight is about 16 hour 38 minutes.

How many flights go between Melbourne, FL and Shantou?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 19 available flights from MLB to SWA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MLB
Origination airport name Melbourne International Airport
City Melbourne, FL
Country the United States
Latitude 28.1
Longitude -80.6

Return Airport

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


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