The cheapest times to fly from SWA to PDX are

  • January 15th to March 25th
  • August 20th to December 9th (except the week of August 27th)

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 PDX is early November. Prices can be as high as $2477 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $767 for Tuesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Portland

Flying from Shantou (SWA) to Portland, OR (PDX) will usually cost between $912 to $1696 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 $946. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $1859. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $913 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1186 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SWA to PDX flight.

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

SWA to PDX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SWA to PDX flight is slightly 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 depart and return on this flight. Sundays 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 $145 (10%) 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 $1155. Return trip prices are from the PDX 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 PDX can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 29 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SWA to PDX

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 PDX — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $908
  • Average savings: $278 (23.45%)

See SWA to PVG flights

Hack #2: Shanghai (SWA > PVG > PDX)

  • Price for both tickets: $1013
  • Average savings: $173 (14.59%)

See SWA to LAX flights

Hack #3: San Francisco, CA (SWA > SFO > PDX)

  • Price for both tickets: $1031
  • Average savings: $155 (13.03%)

See SWA to SFO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Portland International Airport to Waisha Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6388 miles or 10280 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SWA to PDX flight is about 12 hour 29 minutes.

How many flights go between Shantou and Portland, OR?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 17 available flights from SWA to PDX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSWA
Origination airport nameWaisha Airport

Return Airport

Destination codePDX
Destination airport namePortland International Airport
CityPortland, OR
Countrythe United States


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