The cheapest times to fly from RNO to SWA are

  • January 8th to March 25th (except the weeks of January 29th and February 26th)
  • 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 RNO to SWA is late August to early September. Prices can be as high as $3736 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $706 for Wednesday flights around late August to early September.


When to Fly to Shantou

Flying from Reno, NV (RNO) to Shantou (SWA) will usually cost between $1037 to $2217 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late August to early September with an average ticket price of $1283. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $2324. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1040 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1897 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RNO to SWA flight.

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

RNO to SWA Flight Prices

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


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays 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 $369 (18%) 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 $1543. Return trip prices are from the SWA to RNO 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 RNO 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 13 hour 9 minutes may not be realistic.


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1111
  • Average savings: $787 (41.46%)

See RNO to LAX flights

Hack #2: Manila (RNO > MNL > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1202
  • Average savings: $696 (36.66%)

See RNO to MNL flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1242
  • Average savings: $656 (34.55%)

See RNO to YVR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, China Southern, Delta, Hainan, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Tianjin Airlines, United, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Waisha Airport to Reno/Tahoe International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6763 miles or 10884 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RNO to SWA flight is about 13 hour 9 minutes.

How many flights go between Reno, NV and Shantou?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeRNO
Origination airport nameReno/Tahoe International Airport
CityReno, NV
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeSWA
Destination airport nameWaisha Airport


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