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The cheapest times to fly from SWA to ATL are

  • September 3rd to March 18th (except the weeks of September 24th and January 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 SWA to ATL is early February. Prices can be as high as $2439 for Saturday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $1058 for Tuesday flights around early February.

 

When to Fly to Atlanta

Flying from Shantou (SWA) to Atlanta, GA (ATL) will usually cost between $1183 to $2229 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early February with an average ticket price of $1176. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $2294. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1118 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1717 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SWA to ATL flight.

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

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SWA to ATL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SWA to ATL 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 $0.13, which is far below average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. 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 $200 (11%) 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 $1604. Return trip prices are from the ATL to SWA flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from SWA to ATL can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 50 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 SWA to ATL while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Augusta Regional at Bush Field Airport (AGS) in Augusta, GA

  • 143 miles (230 km) away from ATL
  • Usually 14.74% less expensive than ATL
  • 2-layover flights available

See SWA to AGS flights

Destination alternative #2: Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) in Birmingham, AL

  • 134 miles (216 km) away from ATL
  • Usually 13.40% less expensive than ATL
  • 2-layover flights available

See SWA to BHM flights

Destination alternative #3: Lovell Field Airport (CHA) in Chattanooga, TN

  • 106 miles (171 km) away from ATL
  • Usually 10.48% less expensive than ATL
  • 2-layover flights available

See SWA to CHA flights

Destination alternative #4: Montgomery Regional Airport (MGM) in Montgomery, AL

  • 147 miles (237 km) away from ATL
  • Usually 5.13% less expensive than ATL
  • 2-layover flights available

See SWA to MGM flights

Destination alternative #5: Southwest Georgia Regional Airport (ABY) in Albany, GA

  • 146 miles (235 km) away from ATL
  • Usually 4.19% less expensive than ATL
  • 2-layover flights available

See SWA to ABY flights

 

Flight Hacking SWA to ATL

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 ATL — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Kuala Lumpur (SWA > KUL > ATL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1052
  • Average savings: $665 (38.73%)

See SWA to LAX flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (SWA > LAX > ATL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1077
  • Average savings: $640 (37.27%)

See SWA to KUL flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (SWA > JFK > ATL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1120
  • Average savings: $598 (34.8%)

See SWA to JFK flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Air France, American, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Shanghai Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Waisha Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8253 miles or 13282 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SWA to ATL flight is about 15 hour 50 minutes.

How many flights go between Shantou and Atlanta, GA?

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

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeSWA
Origination airport nameWaisha Airport
CityShantou
CountryChina
Latitude23.4
Longitude116.8

Return Airport

Destination codeATL
Destination airport nameHartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
CityAtlanta, GA
Countrythe United States
Latitude33.6
Longitude-84.4

 

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