The cheapest times to fly from SHO to SWA are

  • March 26th to September 30th (except the week of September 10th)

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 SHO to SWA is mid August. Prices can be as high as $4189 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $1786 for Thursday flights around mid August.


When to Fly to Shantou

Flying from Sokcho (SHO) to Shantou (SWA) will usually cost between $2019 to $3432 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid August with an average ticket price of $2028. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $3170. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1142 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2297 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SHO to SWA flight.

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

SHO to SWA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SHO to SWA flight is more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Manzini. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $1.16, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SWA, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into SHO. 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 $360 (13%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $2305. Return trip prices are from the SWA to SHO 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 SHO 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 12 minutes may be realistic.


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

Hack #1: New York, NY (SHO > JFK > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $2048
  • Average savings: $250 (10.86%)

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Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 19 major airlines flying this route most often: Air New Zealand, Bangkok Airways, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, Garuda Indonesia, Hainan, Kenya Airways, Kuwait Airways, Saudia, 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 G 407 Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1233 miles or 1984 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SHO to SWA flight is about 3 hour 12 minutes.

How many flights go between Sokcho and Shantou?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSHO
Origination airport nameG 407 Airport
CountrySouth Korea

Return Airport

Destination codeSWA
Destination airport nameWaisha Airport


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