The cheapest times to fly from SWA to LHE are

  • February 26th to July 29th
  • October 29th to November 25th

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 LHE is early to mid July. Prices can be as high as $8757 for Thursday flights during mid January, or as low as $643 for Sunday flights around early to mid July.


When to Fly to Lahore

Flying from Shantou (SWA) to Lahore (LHE) will usually cost between $650 to $4814 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid July with an average ticket price of $649. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid January, with an average price of $3546. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2897 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $951 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SWA to LHE flight.

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

SWA to LHE Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SWA to LHE flight is priced close to the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Shantou. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.22, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Sunday is usually the cheapest day to fly to LHE, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into SWA. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Lahore, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Shantou. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $926 (35%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Sunday and returning a week later will cost an average of $880. Return trip prices are from the LHE 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 LHE can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 44 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 LHE while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Amritsar International Airport (ATQ) in Amritsar

  • 27 miles (43 km) away from LHE
  • Usually 25.04% less expensive than LHE
  • 2-layover flights available

See SWA to ATQ flights


Flight Hacking SWA to LHE

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 LHE — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $624
  • Average savings: $327 (34.35%)

See SWA to flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 18 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Macau, AirAsia, Bangkok Airways, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Etihad, EVA Air, Hainan, Saudia, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Spring, SriLankan, Vietnam Airlines, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Allama Iqbal International Airport to Waisha Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2639 miles or 4247 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SWA to LHE flight is about 5 hour 44 minutes.

How many flights go between Shantou and Lahore?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 22 available flights from SWA to LHE.


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 LHE
Destination airport name Allama Iqbal International Airport
City Lahore
Country Pakistan
Latitude 31.5
Longitude 74.4


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