The cheapest times to fly from SWA to DOH are

  • February 12th to March 11th
  • April 9th to July 22nd
  • October 1st to November 25th (except the week of October 22nd)

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 DOH is late June. Prices can be as high as $5774 for Sunday flights during late August to early September, or as low as $1069 for Thursday flights around late June.


When to Fly to Doha

Flying from Shantou (SWA) to Doha (DOH) will usually cost between $1119 to $4249 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late June with an average ticket price of $1862. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late August to early September, with an average price of $3474. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1612 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2864 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SWA to DOH flight.

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

SWA to DOH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SWA to DOH flight is more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Shantou. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.44, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday 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 $2702 (69%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1210. Return trip prices are from the DOH 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 DOH can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 18 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 DOH while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Bahrain International Airport (BAH) in Manama

  • 91 miles (146 km) away from DOH
  • Usually 67.52% less expensive than DOH
  • 1-layover flights available

See SWA to BAH flights

Destination alternative #2: King Fahd International Airport (DMM) in Dammam

  • 138 miles (222 km) away from DOH
  • Usually 59.94% less expensive than DOH
  • 2-layover flights available

See SWA to DMM flights


Flight Hacking SWA to DOH

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 DOH — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Bangkok (SWA > DMK > DOH)

  • Price for both tickets: $758
  • Average savings: $2106 (73.55%)

See SWA to KTM flights

Hack #2: Kathmandu (SWA > KTM > DOH)

  • Price for both tickets: $819
  • Average savings: $2045 (71.42%)

See SWA to DMK flights

Hack #3: Delhi (SWA > DEL > DOH)

  • Price for both tickets: $831
  • Average savings: $2033 (71%)

See SWA to DEL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Southern, Finnair, Iberia, Kenya Airways, Kuwait Airways, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, SriLankan, Vietnam Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4063 miles or 6539 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SWA to DOH flight is about 8 hour 18 minutes.

How many flights go between Shantou and Doha?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 7 available flights from SWA to DOH.


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 DOH
Destination airport name Doha International Airport
City Doha
Country Qatar
Latitude 25.3
Longitude 51.6


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