The cheapest times to fly from SWA to ITM are

  • January 1st to January 14th
  • February 12th to July 8th (except the weeks of April 30th and May 7th)
  • November 12th to December 16th

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 ITM is late May. Prices can be as high as $1903 for Friday flights during late July, or as low as $630 for Thursday flights around late May.


When to Fly to Osaka

Flying from Shantou (SWA) to Osaka (ITM) will usually cost between $633 to $1493 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May with an average ticket price of $641. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $1344. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $703 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $765 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SWA to ITM flight.

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

SWA to ITM Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SWA to ITM flight is cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Shantou. 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

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ITM, and Saturday the cheapest day to fly back into SWA. Fridays 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 $189 (15%) 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 $823. Return trip prices are from the ITM 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 ITM can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 27 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 ITM while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Kansai International Airport (KIX) in Osaka

  • 27 miles (43 km) away from ITM
  • Usually 44.77% less expensive than ITM
  • 1-layover flights available

See SWA to KIX flights

Destination alternative #2: Chubu Centrair International Airport (NGO) in Nagoya

  • 78 miles (126 km) away from ITM
  • Usually 38.65% less expensive than ITM
  • 1-layover flights available

See SWA to NGO flights

Destination alternative #3: Kobe Airport (UKB) in Kobe Honshu Island

  • 16 miles (26 km) away from ITM
  • Usually 14.65% less expensive than ITM
  • 2-layover flights available

See SWA to UKB flights

Destination alternative #4: Tokushima Airport (TKS) in Tokushima

  • 65 miles (105 km) away from ITM
  • Usually 1.11% less expensive than ITM
  • 2-layover flights available

See SWA to TKS flights


Flight Hacking SWA to ITM

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 ITM — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Shanghai (SWA > PVG > ITM)

  • Price for both tickets: $761
  • Average savings: $4 (0.46%)

See SWA to flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: ANA, Bangkok Airways, China Southern, JAL, Shanghai Airlines, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1369 miles or 2203 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SWA to ITM flight is about 3 hour 27 minutes.

How many flights go between Shantou and Osaka?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 8 available flights from SWA to ITM.


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 ITM
Destination airport name Osaka International Airport
City Osaka
Country Japan
Latitude 34.8
Longitude 135.4


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