The cheapest times to fly from RCB to SWA are

  • January 29th to March 25th (except the week of March 12th)
  • April 30th 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 RCB to SWA is early August. Prices can be as high as $5002 for Saturday flights during early November, or as low as $1793 for Tuesday flights around early August.


When to Fly to Shantou

Flying from Richards Bay (RCB) to Shantou (SWA) will usually cost between $2024 to $4583 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early August with an average ticket price of $2024. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early November, with an average price of $3886. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1862 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2287 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RCB to SWA flight.

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

RCB to SWA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RCB to SWA flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Richards Bay. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.21, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SWA, and Sunday the cheapest day to fly back into RCB. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Shantou, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Richards Bay. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $1477 (37%) 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 $2225. Return trip prices are from the SWA to RCB 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 RCB 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 0 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 17 major airlines flying this route most often: Air New Zealand, Bangkok Airways, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, Ethiopian, Etihad, Garuda Indonesia, Hainan, Kuwait Airways, Shandong, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Singapore Airlines, South African, Virgin Australia, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Waisha Airport to Richards Bay Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6679 miles or 10749 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RCB to SWA flight is about 13 hour 0 minutes.

How many flights go between Richards Bay and Shantou?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code RCB
Origination airport name Richards Bay Airport
City Richards Bay
Country South Africa
Latitude -28.7
Longitude 32.1

Return Airport

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


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