The cheapest times to fly from PHX to SWA are

  • January 15th to March 25th
  • 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 PHX to SWA is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $3579 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $971 for Wednesday flights around late October to early November.


When to Fly to Shantou

Flying from Phoenix, AZ (PHX) to Shantou (SWA) will usually cost between $1030 to $2721 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $1016. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $2520. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1504 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1283 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PHX to SWA flight.

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

PHX to SWA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PHX to SWA flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Phoenix. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SWA, and Friday the cheapest day to fly back into PHX. Sundays 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 $655 (36%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1245. Return trip prices are from the SWA to PHX 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 PHX 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 14 minutes may not 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 not usually a nonstop flight from PHX to SWA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Gaoqi Airport (XMN) in Xiamen

  • 116 miles (187 km) away from SWA
  • Usually 18.67% less expensive than SWA
  • 1-layover flights available

See PHX to XMN flights


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $912
  • Average savings: $371 (28.93%)

See PHX to PVG flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1055
  • Average savings: $228 (17.74%)

See PHX to LAX flights

Hack #3: Manila (PHX > MNL > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1083
  • Average savings: $200 (15.59%)

See PHX to MNL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Alaska, American, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Hainan, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Sichuan Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Waisha Airport to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7363 miles or 11850 kilometers.

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

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

How many flights go between Phoenix, AZ and Shantou?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codePHX
Origination airport namePhoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
CityPhoenix, AZ
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeSWA
Destination airport nameWaisha Airport


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