The cheapest times to fly from SWA to LBB are

  • January 8th to March 18th
  • May 14th to May 27th
  • June 11th to July 29th (except the weeks of June 25th and July 16th)
  • October 15th to December 9th

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 LBB is early November. Prices can be as high as $4816 for Wednesday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $1520 for Monday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Lubbock

Flying from Shantou (SWA) to Lubbock, TX (LBB) will usually cost between $1574 to $4232 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 $1602. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $3873. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2271 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2505 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SWA to LBB flight.

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

SWA to LBB Flight Prices

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


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Wednesdays 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 $471 (16%) 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 $2423. Return trip prices are from the LBB 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 LBB 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 55 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 LBB while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Lea County Regional Airport (HOB) in Hobbs, NM

  • 105 miles (169 km) away from LBB
  • Usually 28.97% less expensive than LBB
  • 2-layover flights available

See SWA to HOB flights

Destination alternative #2: Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport (AMA) in Amarillo, TX

  • 108 miles (174 km) away from LBB
  • Usually 12.00% less expensive than LBB
  • 2-layover flights available

See SWA to AMA flights


Flight Hacking SWA to LBB

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 LBB — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1103
  • Average savings: $1402 (55.98%)

See SWA to SFO flights

Hack #2: San Francisco, CA (SWA > SFO > LBB)

  • Price for both tickets: $1206
  • Average savings: $1299 (51.85%)

See SWA to LAX flights

Hack #3: Phoenix, AZ (SWA > PHX > LBB)

  • Price for both tickets: $1313
  • Average savings: $1192 (47.59%)

See SWA to PHX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Asiana, China Southern, Hainan, Shanghai Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport to Waisha Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7745 miles or 12464 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SWA to LBB flight is about 14 hour 55 minutes.

How many flights go between Shantou and Lubbock, TX?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 16 available flights from SWA to LBB.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSWA
Origination airport nameWaisha Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeLBB
Destination airport nameLubbock Preston Smith International Airport
CityLubbock, TX
Countrythe United States


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