The cheapest times to fly from PEK to SWA are

  • October 8th to July 29th

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 PEK to SWA is early to mid July. Prices can be as high as $567 for Friday flights during late September, or as low as $551 for Monday flights around early to mid July.


When to Fly to Shantou

Flying from Beijing (PEK) to Shantou (SWA) will usually cost between $551 to $567 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid July with an average ticket price of $551. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late September, with an average price of $567. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $16 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $559 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PEK to SWA flight.

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

PEK to SWA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PEK to SWA flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Beijing. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.3, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SWA, and Saturday the cheapest day to fly back into PEK. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Shantou, and Tuesdays are the most expensive days to return to Beijing. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $1 (0%) 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 $559. Return trip prices are from the SWA to PEK 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 PEK to SWA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 3 minutes may be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from PEK to SWA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Jinjiang Airport (JJN) in Zuanzhou Fujian

  • 149 miles (240 km) away from SWA
  • Usually 10.38% less expensive than SWA
  • Nonstop flights available

See PEK to JJN flights


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

Hack #1: Kuala Lumpur (PEK > KUL > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $445
  • Average savings: $115 (20.48%)

See PEK to KUL flights

Hack #2: Hanoi (PEK > HAN > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $511
  • Average savings: $49 (8.68%)

See PEK to HAN flights

Hack #3: Bangkok (PEK > DMK > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $525
  • Average savings: $35 (6.17%)

See PEK to DMK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Beijing Capital, China Eastern, China Southern, Chongqing Airlines, Hainan, Jiangxi Air, Shandong, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Sichuan Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1150 miles or 1851 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PEK to SWA flight is about 3 hour 3 minutes.

How many flights go between Beijing and Shantou?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 21 available flights from PEK to SWA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code PEK
Origination airport name Capital International Airport
City Beijing
Country China
Latitude 40.1
Longitude 116.6

Return Airport

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


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