The cheapest times to fly from SLU to SWA are

  • April 9th to June 3rd
  • June 25th to August 5th
  • October 22nd to November 18th
  • December 3rd to January 7th (except the week of December 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 SLU to SWA is late October. Prices can be as high as $13800 for Saturday flights during early to mid October, or as low as $1992 for Friday flights around late October.


When to Fly to Shantou

Flying from St. Lucia (SLU) to Shantou (SWA) will usually cost between $2288 to $9873 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $4102. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid October, with an average price of $8149. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $4047 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $5533 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SLU to SWA flight.

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

SLU to SWA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SLU to SWA flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Saint Lucia. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.35, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Friday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SWA, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into SLU. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Shantou, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Saint Lucia. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $4129 (48%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Friday and returning a week later will cost an average of $2779. Return trip prices are from the SWA to SLU 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 SLU to SWA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 18 hour 42 minutes may be realistic.


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1791
  • Average savings: $3742 (67.63%)

See SLU to SFO flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1990
  • Average savings: $3544 (64.04%)

See SLU to JFK flights

Hack #3: Los Angeles, CA (SLU > LAX > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $2056
  • Average savings: $3477 (62.84%)

See SLU to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, American, British Airways, Caribbean Airlines, China Southern, Delta, LIAT, Shanghai Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Waisha Airport to George F Charles Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9843 miles or 15841 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SLU to SWA flight is about 18 hour 42 minutes.

How many flights go between St. Lucia and Shantou?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 3 available flights from SLU to SWA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SLU
Origination airport name George F Charles Airport
City St. Lucia
Country St Lucia
Latitude 14
Longitude -61

Return Airport

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


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