The cheapest times to fly from SWA to ZHA are

  • February 12th to March 25th
  • May 14th to January 7th (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 ZHA is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $590 for Sunday flights during late October, or as low as $514 for Monday flights around early to mid October.


When to Fly to Zhanjiang

Flying from Shantou (SWA) to Zhanjiang (ZHA) will usually cost between $523 to $590 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 $514. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late October, with an average price of $590. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $76 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $590 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SWA to ZHA flight.

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

SWA to ZHA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SWA to ZHA 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 $0.84, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Zhanjiang, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Shantou. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $14 (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 $570. Return trip prices are from the ZHA 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 ZHA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 46 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from SWA to ZHA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Meilan Airport (HAK) in Haikou

  • 89 miles (143 km) away from ZHA
  • Usually 49.62% less expensive than ZHA
  • Nonstop flights available

See SWA to HAK flights


Flight Hacking SWA to ZHA

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 ZHA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Phnom Penh (SWA > PNH > ZHA)

  • Price for both tickets: $520
  • Average savings: $70 (11.79%)

See SWA to PNH flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, China Eastern, China Southern, Hainan, Hebei Airlines, Lucky Air, Okay Airways, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Spring, Tianjin Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 437 miles or 703 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SWA to ZHA flight is about 1 hour 46 minutes.

How many flights go between Shantou and Zhanjiang?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 23 available flights from SWA to ZHA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSWA
Origination airport nameWaisha Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeZHA
Destination airport nameZhanjiang Airport


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