The cheapest times to fly from SLC to SWA are

  • January 1st to March 25th (except the week of January 29th)
  • August 27th to December 16th (except the week of October 1st)

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 SLC to SWA is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $2837 for Sunday flights during mid July, or as low as $1165 for Wednesday flights around late October to early November.


When to Fly to Shantou

Flying from Salt Lake City, UT (SLC) to Shantou (SWA) will usually cost between $1289 to $2342 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 $1329. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid July, with an average price of $2234. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $905 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1605 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SLC to SWA flight.

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

SLC to SWA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SLC to SWA flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Salt Lake City. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.14, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SWA, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into SLC. 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 $283 (15%) 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 $1541. Return trip prices are from the SWA to SLC 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 SLC 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 36 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 SLC to SWA while comparing.

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

  • 116 miles (187 km) away from SWA
  • Usually 16.01% less expensive than SWA
  • 1-layover flights available

See SLC to XMN flights


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1061
  • Average savings: $545 (33.93%)

See SLC to LAX flights

Hack #2: Singapore (SLC > SIN > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1114
  • Average savings: $491 (30.59%)

See SLC to SIN flights

Hack #3: Shanghai (SLC > PVG > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1164
  • Average savings: $442 (27.51%)

See SLC to PVG flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Alaska, American, China Eastern, 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 Salt Lake City International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7008 miles or 11278 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SLC to SWA flight is about 13 hour 36 minutes.

How many flights go between Salt Lake City, UT and Shantou?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 16 available flights from SLC to SWA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SLC
Origination airport name Salt Lake City International Airport
City Salt Lake City, UT
Country the United States
Latitude 40.8
Longitude -112

Return Airport

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


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