The cheapest times to fly from SWA to PPT are

  • February 5th to April 22nd (except the week of February 26th)
  • May 14th to June 17th
  • November 12th to December 23rd

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 PPT is early to mid June. Prices can be as high as $10400 for Monday flights during late September, or as low as $1491 for Sunday flights around early to mid June.


When to Fly to Tahiti

Flying from Shantou (SWA) to Papeete (PPT) will usually cost between $1948 to $4878 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 $2041. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late September, with an average price of $4907. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2866 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2613 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SWA to PPT flight.

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

SWA to PPT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SWA to PPT 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 $0.23, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Sunday is usually the cheapest day to fly to PPT, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into SWA. Mondays 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 $2548 (46%) 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 $2064. Return trip prices are from the PPT 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 PPT can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 13 hour 26 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SWA to PPT

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 PPT — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Auckland (SWA > AKL > PPT)

  • Price for both tickets: $1435
  • Average savings: $1179 (45.1%)

See SWA to SFO flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1812
  • Average savings: $802 (30.67%)

See SWA to AKL flights

Hack #3: Los Angeles, CA (SWA > LAX > PPT)

  • Price for both tickets: $1834
  • Average savings: $780 (29.83%)

See SWA to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 14 major airlines flying this route most often: Air New Zealand, Air Tahiti Nui, Aircalin, American, ANA, China Southern, Delta, Hawaiian, JAL, Qantas, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Singapore Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Tahiti Faa’a Airport to Waisha Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6915 miles or 11129 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SWA to PPT flight is about 13 hour 26 minutes.

How many flights go between Shantou and Papeete?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 8 available flights from SWA to PPT.


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 PPT
Destination airport name Tahiti Faa’a Airport
City Papeete
Country French Polynesia
Latitude -17.6
Longitude -149.6


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