The cheapest times to fly from MSU to SWA are

  • January 22nd to July 8th (except the weeks of January 29th, March 19th, and March 26th)
  • July 23rd to August 5th

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 MSU to SWA is late May. Prices can be as high as $5290 for Thursday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $1964 for Saturday flights around late May.


When to Fly to Shantou

Flying from Maseru (MSU) to Shantou (SWA) will usually cost between $2091 to $4646 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May with an average ticket price of $2376. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $4941. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2565 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2756 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MSU to SWA flight.

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

MSU to SWA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MSU to SWA flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Maseru. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.25, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SWA, and Sunday the cheapest day to fly back into MSU. Thursdays 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 $1332 (32%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Saturday and returning a week later will cost an average of $2564. Return trip prices are from the SWA to MSU 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 MSU to SWA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 13 hour 30 minutes may be realistic.


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

Hack #1: New York, NY (MSU > JFK > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $2044
  • Average savings: $713 (25.85%)

See MSU to BOS flights

Hack #2: Boston, MA (MSU > BOS > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $2717
  • Average savings: $39 (1.42%)

See MSU to JFK flights

Hack #3: Johannesburg (MSU > JNB > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $2739
  • Average savings: $18 (0.63%)

See MSU to JNB flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 14 major airlines flying this route most often: Air New Zealand, Bangkok Airways, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, Ethiopian, Kuwait Airways, Saudia, Shandong, Shenzhen, Singapore Airlines, South African, Virgin Australia, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Waisha Airport to Moshoeshoe I International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6952 miles or 11188 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MSU to SWA flight is about 13 hour 30 minutes.

How many flights go between Maseru and Shantou?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 9 available flights from MSU to SWA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MSU
Origination airport name Moshoeshoe I International Airport
City Maseru
Country Lesotho
Latitude -29.5
Longitude 27.6

Return Airport

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


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