The cheapest times to fly from SWA to PEK are

  • February 26th to July 29th
  • November 19th to February 11th (except the weeks of November 26th, December 10th, and January 29th)

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 PEK is early to mid July. Prices can be as high as $567 for Tuesday flights during late September, or as low as $549 for Saturday flights around early to mid July.


When to Fly to Beijing

Flying from Shantou (SWA) to Beijing (PEK) will usually cost between $549 to $567 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 $549. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late September, with an average price of $567. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $18 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $567 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SWA to PEK flight.

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

SWA to PEK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SWA to PEK flight is cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Shantou. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.31, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday is usually the cheapest day to fly to PEK, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into SWA. Tuesdays are the most expensive days to fly to Beijing, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Shantou. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $1 (0%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Saturday and returning a week later will cost an average of $558. Return trip prices are from the PEK 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 PEK can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 3 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking SWA to PEK

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 PEK — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $464
  • Average savings: $104 (18.25%)

See SWA to KUL flights

Hack #2: Bangkok (SWA > DMK > PEK)

  • Price for both tickets: $529
  • Average savings: $39 (6.79%)

See SWA to DMK flights

Hack #3: Bangkok (SWA > BKK > PEK)

  • Price for both tickets: $535
  • Average savings: $33 (5.73%)

See SWA to BKK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Beijing Capital, China Eastern, China Southern, Chongqing Airlines, Hainan, Jiangxi Air, Shandong, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Sichuan Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1150 miles or 1851 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SWA to PEK flight is about 3 hour 3 minutes.

How many flights go between Shantou and Beijing?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 20 available flights from SWA to PEK.


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 PEK
Destination airport name Capital International Airport
City Beijing
Country China
Latitude 40.1
Longitude 116.6


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