The cheapest times to fly from SWA to YVR are

  • January 29th to April 22nd (except the week of March 12th)
  • September 10th to December 23rd (except the weeks of September 24th and 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 YVR is mid November. Prices can be as high as $1880 for Friday flights during early January, or as low as $688 for Monday flights around mid November.


When to Fly to Vancouver

Flying from Shantou (SWA) to Vancouver (YVR) will usually cost between $765 to $1486 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid November with an average ticket price of $724. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1655. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $931 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $950 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SWA to YVR flight.

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

SWA to YVR Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SWA to YVR flight is priced close to the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Shantou. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 $107 (10%) 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 $976. Return trip prices are from the YVR 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 YVR can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 10 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SWA to YVR

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 YVR — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Taipei (SWA > TPE > YVR)

  • Price for both tickets: $949
  • Average savings: $1 (0.11%)

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Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Beijing Capital, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, EVA Air, Hainan, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Sichuan Airlines, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Vancouver International Airport to Waisha Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6215 miles or 10002 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SWA to YVR flight is about 12 hour 10 minutes.

How many flights go between Shantou and Vancouver?

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


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 YVR
Destination airport name Vancouver International Airport
City Vancouver
Country Canada
Latitude 49.2
Longitude -123.2


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