The cheapest times to fly from SWA to XIY are

  • May 14th to July 15th
  • October 1st to March 25th

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 XIY is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $634 for Saturday flights during late September, or as low as $442 for Monday flights around early to mid October.


When to Fly to Xi’an

Flying from Shantou (SWA) to Xi’an (XIY) will usually cost between $546 to $613 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid October with an average ticket price of $494. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late September, with an average price of $613. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $118 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $591 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SWA to XIY flight.

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

SWA to XIY Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SWA to XIY 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 $0.41, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to XIY, and Thursday 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 $12 (2%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $574. Return trip prices are from the XIY 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 XIY can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 36 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking SWA to XIY

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 XIY — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $446
  • Average savings: $145 (24.53%)

See SWA to KUL flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $459
  • Average savings: $132 (22.34%)

See SWA to DMK flights

Hack #3: Ho Chi Minh City (SWA > SGN > XIY)

  • Price for both tickets: $581
  • Average savings: $10 (1.69%)

See SWA to SGN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 20 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Beijing Capital, Changan Airlines, Chengdu Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Hainan, Hebei Airlines, Jiangxi Air, Kunming Airlines, Lanmei Airlines (Cambodia), Lucky Air, Okay Airways, Shandong, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Sichuan Airlines, Spring, Thai AirAsia, Tianjin Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 901 miles or 1450 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SWA to XIY flight is about 2 hour 36 minutes.

How many flights go between Shantou and Xi’an?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 22 available flights from SWA to XIY.


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 XIY
Destination airport name Xianyang Airport
City Xi’an
Country China
Latitude 34.4
Longitude 108.8


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