The cheapest times to fly from SWA to UKB are

  • February 12th to June 24th (except the weeks of March 26th, April 9th, and April 23rd)
  • mid to late September
  • October 15th to December 16th (except the week of October 22nd)

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 UKB is late May. Prices can be as high as $1506 for Sunday flights during early August, or as low as $624 for Thursday flights around late May.


When to Fly to Kobe

Flying from Shantou (SWA) to Kobe Honshu Island (UKB) will usually cost between $624 to $1066 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May with an average ticket price of $631. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1115. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $484 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $653 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SWA to UKB flight.

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

SWA to UKB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SWA to UKB 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 $0.3, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to UKB, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into SWA. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Kobe, and Mondays are the most expensive days to return to Shantou. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $99 (11%) 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 $680. Return trip prices are from the UKB 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 UKB can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 25 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 UKB while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Kansai International Airport (KIX) in Osaka

  • 14 miles (23 km) away from UKB
  • Usually 35.29% less expensive than UKB
  • 1-layover flights available

See SWA to KIX flights

Destination alternative #2: Chubu Centrair International Airport (NGO) in Nagoya

  • 91 miles (146 km) away from UKB
  • Usually 28.12% less expensive than UKB
  • 1-layover flights available

See SWA to NGO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: ANA, China Southern, Hainan, JAL, Shanghai Airlines, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Kobe Airport to Waisha Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1354 miles or 2179 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SWA to UKB flight is about 3 hour 25 minutes.

How many flights go between Shantou and Kobe Honshu Island?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSWA
Origination airport nameWaisha Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeUKB
Destination airport nameKobe Airport
CityKobe Honshu Island


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