The cheapest times to fly from SOU to SWA are

  • January 1st to March 25th
  • October 29th 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 SOU to SWA is mid to late November. Prices can be as high as $2049 for Saturday flights during late July, or as low as $480 for Tuesday flights around mid to late November.


When to Fly to Shantou

Flying from Southampton (SOU) to Shantou (SWA) will usually cost between $497 to $1631 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late November with an average ticket price of $509. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $1635. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1126 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $797 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SOU to SWA flight.

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

SOU to SWA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SOU to SWA flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Southampton. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SWA, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into SOU. 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 $354 (24%) 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 $767. Return trip prices are from the SWA to SOU 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 SOU 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 11 hour 55 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Newcastle (SOU > NCL > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $752
  • Average savings: $45 (5.65%)

See SOU to MAN flights

Hack #2: Manchester (SOU > MAN > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $753
  • Average savings: $44 (5.52%)

See SOU to NCL flights

Hack #3: Dublin (SOU > DUB > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $754
  • Average savings: $43 (5.4%)

See SOU to DUB flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, China Southern, Finnair, Hainan, KLM, Shanghai Airlines, Tianjin Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Waisha Airport to Southampton Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6073 miles or 9774 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SOU to SWA flight is about 11 hour 55 minutes.

How many flights go between Southampton and Shantou?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SOU
Origination airport name Southampton Airport
City Southampton
Country the United Kingdom
Latitude 51
Longitude -1.4

Return Airport

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


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