The cheapest times to fly from SWA to YQY are

  • January 22nd to April 1st
  • September 3rd to December 31st (except the week of December 10th)

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 YQY is early November. Prices can be as high as $3139 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $1315 for Wednesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Sydney

Flying from Shantou (SWA) to Sydney (YQY) will usually cost between $1360 to $2225 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 $1352. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2331. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $979 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1761 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SWA to YQY flight.

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

SWA to YQY Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SWA to YQY flight is 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 $0.14, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. 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 $210 (11%) 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 $1649. Return trip prices are from the YQY 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 YQY can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 14 hour 42 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 YQY while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Charlottetown Airport (YYG) in Charlottetown

  • 147 miles (237 km) away from YQY
  • Usually 6.45% less expensive than YQY
  • 2-layover flights available

See SWA to YYG flights


Flight Hacking SWA to YQY

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 YQY — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1457
  • Average savings: $304 (17.26%)

See SWA to JFK flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (SWA > JFK > YQY)

  • Price for both tickets: $1522
  • Average savings: $239 (13.57%)

See SWA to LAX flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1535
  • Average savings: $226 (12.83%)

See SWA to SFO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 31 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Bangkok Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, EgyptAir, Emirates, Etihad, EVA Air, Finnair, Hainan, JAL, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Singapore Airlines, United, WestJet, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7623 miles or 12268 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SWA to YQY flight is about 14 hour 42 minutes.

How many flights go between Shantou and Sydney?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 18 available flights from SWA to YQY.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSWA
Origination airport nameWaisha Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeYQY
Destination airport nameSydney Airport


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