The cheapest times to fly from SWA to SSH are

  • March 26th to September 16th (except the weeks of April 2nd and July 30th)
  • October 8th to October 21st

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 SSH is mid to late August. Prices can be as high as $3433 for Sunday flights during late September, or as low as $1561 for Thursday flights around mid to late August.


When to Fly to Sharm El-Sheikh

Flying from Shantou (SWA) to Sharm El Sheikh (SSH) will usually cost between $1649 to $2175 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late August with an average ticket price of $1712. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late September, with an average price of $2108. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $396 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1877 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SWA to SSH flight.

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

SWA to SSH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SWA to SSH flight is more expensive than the average and costs about as much as 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

Thursday 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 $210 (10%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1809. Return trip prices are from the SSH 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 SSH can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 3 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 SSH while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Hurghada International Airport (HRG) in Hurghada

  • 66 miles (106 km) away from SSH
  • Usually 0.32% less expensive than SSH
  • 2-layover flights available

See SWA to HRG flights


Flight Hacking SWA to SSH

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 SSH — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Milan (SWA > MXP > SSH)

  • Price for both tickets: $1223
  • Average savings: $655 (34.87%)

See SWA to WAW flights

Hack #2: Warsaw (SWA > WAW > SSH)

  • Price for both tickets: $1245
  • Average savings: $632 (33.67%)

See SWA to MXP flights

Hack #3: Brussels (SWA > BRU > SSH)

  • Price for both tickets: $1248
  • Average savings: $629 (33.51%)

See SWA to BRU flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: China Southern, EgyptAir, Kenya Airways, Kuwait Airways, Saudia, Shenzhen, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Sharm El Sheikh International Airport to Waisha Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5036 miles or 8105 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SWA to SSH flight is about 10 hour 3 minutes.

How many flights go between Shantou and Sharm El Sheikh?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 14 available flights from SWA to SSH.


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 SSH
Destination airport name Sharm El Sheikh International Airport
City Sharm El Sheikh
Country Egypt
Latitude 28
Longitude 34.4


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