The cheapest times to fly from SWA to APW are

  • February 5th to March 25th
  • May 7th to June 17th
  • July 30th to October 21st (except the week of September 24th)

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 SWA to APW is late August to early September. Prices can be as high as $5783 for Sunday flights during early November, or as low as $1035 for Saturday flights around late August to early September.


When to Fly to Apia

Flying from Shantou (SWA) to Apia (APW) will usually cost between $1279 to $3140 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 $1299. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early November, with an average price of $3031. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1732 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1747 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SWA to APW flight.

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

SWA to APW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SWA to APW flight is more expensive than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Shantou. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.2, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. 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 $1555 (37%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Saturday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1687. Return trip prices are from the APW to SWA 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 SWA to APW can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 48 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SWA to APW

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 SWA to APW — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Auckland (SWA > AKL > APW)

  • Price for both tickets: $1236
  • Average savings: $511 (29.25%)

See SWA to SYD flights

Hack #2: Sydney (SWA > SYD > APW)

  • Price for both tickets: $1270
  • Average savings: $477 (27.3%)

See SWA to AKL flights

Hack #3: Brisbane (SWA > BNE > APW)

  • Price for both tickets: $1405
  • Average savings: $343 (19.61%)

See SWA to BNE flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 15 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Air New Zealand, China Airlines, China Southern, Emirates, Fiji Airways, Hainan, Qantas, Shanghai Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Tianjin Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Virgin Australia, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Faleolo International Airport to Waisha Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5454 miles or 8777 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SWA to APW flight is about 10 hour 48 minutes.

How many flights go between Shantou and Apia?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 2 available flights from SWA to APW.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination code APW
Destination airport name Faleolo International Airport
City Apia
Country Samoa
Latitude -13.8
Longitude -172


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