The cheapest times to fly from SWA to PAH are

  • February 12th to April 1st
  • May 28th to July 1st
  • August 27th to September 16th
  • October 8th to December 2nd

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 PAH is early to mid June. Prices can be as high as $2784 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $1264 for Tuesday flights around early to mid June.


When to Fly to Paducah

Flying from Shantou (SWA) to Paducah, KY (PAH) will usually cost between $1348 to $2098 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid June with an average ticket price of $1382. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2163. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $782 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1701 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SWA to PAH flight.

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

SWA to PAH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SWA to PAH 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 $0.13, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday 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 $237 (13%) 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 $1641. Return trip prices are from the PAH 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 PAH can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 16 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 PAH while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: St Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) in St. Louis, MO

  • 146 miles (235 km) away from PAH
  • Usually 14.29% less expensive than PAH
  • 2-layover flights available

See SWA to STL flights

Destination alternative #2: Nashville International Airport (BNA) in Nashville, TN

  • 133 miles (214 km) away from PAH
  • Usually 10.55% less expensive than PAH
  • 2-layover flights available

See SWA to BNA flights

Destination alternative #3: Evansville Regional Airport (EVV) in Evansville, IN

  • 96 miles (154 km) away from PAH
  • Usually 8.29% less expensive than PAH
  • 2-layover flights available

See SWA to EVV flights


Flight Hacking SWA to PAH

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 PAH — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: San Francisco, CA (SWA > SFO > PAH)

  • Price for both tickets: $1243
  • Average savings: $459 (26.95%)

See SWA to LAX flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (SWA > LAX > PAH)

  • Price for both tickets: $1268
  • Average savings: $434 (25.49%)

See SWA to SFO flights

Hack #3: Boston, MA (SWA > BOS > PAH)

  • Price for both tickets: $1480
  • Average savings: $221 (12.99%)

See SWA to BOS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, ANA, China Southern, Delta, Hainan, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Barkley Regional Airport to Waisha Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7938 miles or 12775 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SWA to PAH flight is about 15 hour 16 minutes.

How many flights go between Shantou and Paducah, KY?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from SWA to PAH.


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 PAH
Destination airport name Barkley Regional Airport
City Paducah, KY
Country the United States
Latitude 37.1
Longitude -88.8


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