The cheapest times to fly from PIH to SWA are

  • January 15th to July 22nd (except the weeks of January 22nd, February 19th, May 14th, and June 18th)
  • late October

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 PIH to SWA is late March. Prices can be as high as $6918 for Friday flights during early to mid October, or as low as $1382 for Tuesday flights around late March.


When to Fly to Shantou

Flying from Pocatello, ID (PIH) to Shantou (SWA) will usually cost between $1543 to $5045 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late March with an average ticket price of $1574. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid October, with an average price of $5411. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $3837 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1880 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PIH to SWA flight.

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

PIH to SWA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PIH to SWA flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Pocatello. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.17, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SWA, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into PIH. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Shantou, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Pocatello. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $362 (13%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $2358. Return trip prices are from the SWA to PIH 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 PIH 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 22 minutes may be realistic.


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1233
  • Average savings: $648 (34.44%)

See PIH to LAX flights

Hack #2: San Francisco, CA (PIH > SFO > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1318
  • Average savings: $563 (29.92%)

See PIH to SFO flights

Hack #3: Vancouver (PIH > YVR > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1368
  • Average savings: $513 (27.26%)

See PIH to YVR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, China Southern, Delta, Hainan, Shanghai Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, United, WestJet, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Waisha Airport to Pocatello Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6881 miles or 11074 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PIH to SWA flight is about 13 hour 22 minutes.

How many flights go between Pocatello, ID and Shantou?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 12 available flights from PIH to SWA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code PIH
Origination airport name Pocatello Regional Airport
City Pocatello, ID
Country the United States
Latitude 42.9
Longitude -112.6

Return Airport

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


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