The cheapest times to fly from SWA to KBV are

  • February 26th to April 22nd (except the week of April 2nd)
  • June 25th to July 8th
  • August 6th to September 23rd (except the week of September 3rd)
  • October 8th to October 28th (except the week of October 15th)

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 KBV is late March. Prices can be as high as $877 for Saturday flights during late January, or as low as $465 for Monday flights around late March.


When to Fly to Krabi

Flying from Shantou (SWA) to Krabi (KBV) will usually cost between $477 to $799 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late March with an average ticket price of $474. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late January, with an average price of $846. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $372 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $516 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SWA to KBV flight.

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

SWA to KBV Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SWA to KBV 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 $0.2, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday 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 $25 (4%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $531. Return trip prices are from the KBV 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 KBV can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 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 KBV while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Phuket International Airport (HKT) in Phuket

  • 46 miles (74 km) away from KBV
  • Usually 45.74% less expensive than KBV
  • Nonstop flights available

See SWA to HKT flights


Flight Hacking SWA to KBV

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 KBV — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $236
  • Average savings: $281 (54.36%)

See SWA to KUL flights

Hack #2: Kuala Lumpur (SWA > KUL > KBV)

  • Price for both tickets: $274
  • Average savings: $242 (46.9%)

See SWA to DMK flights

Hack #3: Bangkok (SWA > BKK > KBV)

  • Price for both tickets: $279
  • Average savings: $238 (46.03%)

See SWA to BKK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 16 major airlines flying this route most often: AirAsia, Asiana, Bangkok Airways, China Eastern, China Southern, Hainan, Kenya Airways, Qantas, Shenzhen, Sichuan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Spring, Thai AirAsia, Tianjin Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1583 miles or 2548 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SWA to KBV flight is about 3 hour 50 minutes.

How many flights go between Shantou and Krabi?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 17 available flights from SWA to KBV.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSWA
Origination airport nameWaisha Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeKBV
Destination airport nameKrabi Airport


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