The cheapest times to fly from SWA to SAT are

  • January 29th to April 22nd (except the week of April 9th)
  • June 4th to June 17th
  • September 3rd to December 2nd (except the weeks of September 24th and October 1st)
  • December 17th to December 31st

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 SAT is early November. Prices can be as high as $2815 for Saturday flights during mid to late August, or as low as $956 for Wednesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to San Antonio

Flying from Shantou (SWA) to San Antonio, TX (SAT) will usually cost between $1075 to $2259 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 $1065. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late August, with an average price of $2233. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1168 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1374 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SWA to SAT flight.

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

SWA to SAT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SWA to SAT 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 $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SAT, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into SWA. 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 $563 (26%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1337. Return trip prices are from the SAT 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 SAT 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 33 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SWA to SAT

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 SAT — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1007
  • Average savings: $367 (26.71%)

See SWA to PVG flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1091
  • Average savings: $283 (20.6%)

See SWA to LAX flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1137
  • Average savings: $237 (17.25%)

See SWA to SFO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from San Antonio International Airport to Waisha Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8092 miles or 13023 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SWA to SAT flight is about 15 hour 33 minutes.

How many flights go between Shantou and San Antonio, TX?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 15 available flights from SWA to SAT.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSWA
Origination airport nameWaisha Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeSAT
Destination airport nameSan Antonio International Airport
CitySan Antonio, TX
Countrythe United States


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