The cheapest times to fly from SWA to YYD are

  • January 29th to April 22nd (except the week of February 26th)
  • September 10th to December 23rd (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 YYD is mid November. Prices can be as high as $2188 for Thursday flights during early January, or as low as $1160 for Tuesday flights around mid November.


When to Fly to Smithers

Flying from Shantou (SWA) to Smithers (YYD) will usually cost between $1207 to $1734 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 $1190. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2047. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $857 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1415 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SWA to YYD flight.

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

SWA to YYD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SWA to YYD flight is slightly 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 $0.15, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays 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 $142 (9%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1421. Return trip prices are from the YYD 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 YYD can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 31 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, ANA, Asiana, Cathay Dragon, China Airlines, China Southern, Delta, JAL, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5849 miles or 9413 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SWA to YYD flight is about 11 hour 31 minutes.

How many flights go between Shantou and Smithers?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 17 available flights from SWA to YYD.


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 YYD
Destination airport name Smithers Airport
City Smithers
Country Canada
Latitude 54.8
Longitude -127.2


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