The cheapest times to fly from SWA to LAN are

  • February 5th to April 22nd
  • June 4th to June 17th
  • September 3rd to December 2nd (except the weeks of September 24th and October 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 LAN is early November. Prices can be as high as $2538 for Saturday flights during mid to late August, or as low as $1180 for Tuesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Lansing

Flying from Shantou (SWA) to Lansing, MI (LAN) will usually cost between $1246 to $2093 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $1260. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late August, with an average price of $2157. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $897 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1521 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SWA to LAN flight.

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

SWA to LAN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SWA to LAN 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 $0.12, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to LAN, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into SWA. 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 $238 (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 $1489. Return trip prices are from the LAN 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 LAN can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 14 hour 46 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 LAN while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport (AZO) in Kalamazoo, MI

  • 62 miles (100 km) away from LAN
  • Usually 8.94% less expensive than LAN
  • 2-layover flights available

See SWA to AZO flights

Destination alternative #2: South Bend International Airport (SBN) in South Bend, IN

  • 115 miles (185 km) away from LAN
  • Usually 5.95% less expensive than LAN
  • 2-layover flights available

See SWA to SBN flights

Destination alternative #3: Bishop International Airport (FNT) in Flint, MI

  • 45 miles (72 km) away from LAN
  • Usually 2.20% less expensive than LAN
  • 2-layover flights available

See SWA to FNT flights


Flight Hacking SWA to LAN

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 LAN — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (SWA > LAX > LAN)

  • Price for both tickets: $1174
  • Average savings: $348 (22.85%)

See SWA to JFK flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (SWA > JFK > LAN)

  • Price for both tickets: $1209
  • Average savings: $312 (20.51%)

See SWA to LAX flights

Hack #3: Shanghai (SWA > PVG > LAN)

  • Price for both tickets: $1255
  • Average savings: $266 (17.49%)

See SWA to PVG flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, American, China Southern, Delta, KLM, Shanghai Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Capital Region International Airport to Waisha Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7663 miles or 12332 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SWA to LAN flight is about 14 hour 46 minutes.

How many flights go between Shantou and Lansing, MI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 14 available flights from SWA to LAN.


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 LAN
Destination airport name Capital Region International Airport
City Lansing, MI
Country the United States
Latitude 42.8
Longitude -84.6


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