The cheapest times to fly from SWA to KOS are

  • February 12th to April 15th
  • August 6th to September 16th (except the week of September 3rd)
  • October 22nd to January 7th

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 KOS is late October. Prices can be as high as $1222 for Thursday flights during early May, or as low as $551 for Friday flights around late October.


When to Fly to Sihanoukville

Flying from Shantou (SWA) to Kompongsom (KOS) will usually cost between $560 to $800 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $558. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early May, with an average price of $1123. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $565 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $567 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SWA to KOS flight.

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

SWA to KOS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SWA to KOS 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 $0.29, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Friday is usually the cheapest day to fly to KOS, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into SWA. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Sihanoukville, and Wednesdays are the most expensive days to return to Shantou. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $82 (8%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Friday and returning a week later will cost an average of $593. Return trip prices are from the KOS 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 KOS can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 12 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from SWA to KOS while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Phnom Penh International Airport (PNH) in Phnom Penh

  • 102 miles (164 km) away from KOS
  • Usually 57.46% less expensive than KOS
  • Nonstop flights available

See SWA to PNH flights

Destination alternative #2: Phu Quoc International Airport (PQC) in Phu Quoc

  • 36 miles (58 km) away from KOS
  • Usually 56.49% less expensive than KOS
  • 1-layover flights available

See SWA to PQC flights


Flight Hacking SWA to KOS

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 KOS — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $313
  • Average savings: $254 (44.75%)

See SWA to SGN flights

Hack #2: Ho Chi Minh City (SWA > SGN > KOS)

  • Price for both tickets: $510
  • Average savings: $57 (10.06%)

See SWA to KUL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 15 major airlines flying this route most often: AirAsia, China Southern, Hainan, Lanmei Airlines (Cambodia), Lucky Air, Ruili Airlines, Shandong, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Sichuan Airlines, Sky Angkor, Thai AirAsia, Tianjin Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1236 miles or 1989 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SWA to KOS flight is about 3 hour 12 minutes.

How many flights go between Shantou and Kompongsom?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 20 available flights from SWA to KOS.


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 KOS
Destination airport name Kompongsom Airport
City Kompongsom
Country Cambodia
Latitude 10.6
Longitude 103.7


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