The cheapest times to fly from VLD to SWA are

  • January 8th to March 18th
  • August 20th to December 9th

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 VLD to SWA is late February and early March. Prices can be as high as $6790 for Sunday flights during early to mid July, or as low as $1412 for Tuesday flights around late February and early March.


When to Fly to Shantou

Flying from Valdosta, GA (VLD) to Shantou (SWA) will usually cost between $1507 to $6497 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late February and early March with an average ticket price of $1575. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid July, with an average price of $5619. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $4044 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1676 can be considered a good price for a round-trip VLD to SWA flight.

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

VLD to SWA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the VLD to SWA flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Valdosta. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, 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. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Shantou, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Valdosta. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $847 (26%) 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 $1768. Return trip prices are from the SWA to VLD 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 VLD to SWA can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 16 hour 13 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking VLD to SWA

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 VLD to SWA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (VLD > JFK > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1385
  • Average savings: $292 (17.39%)

See VLD to JFK flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (VLD > LAX > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1403
  • Average savings: $274 (16.32%)

See VLD to LAX flights

Hack #3: Kuala Lumpur (VLD > KUL > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1404
  • Average savings: $273 (16.26%)

See VLD to KUL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Asiana, China Southern, Delta, Hainan, KLM, Shanghai Airlines, United, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Waisha Airport to Valdosta Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8461 miles or 13617 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop VLD to SWA flight is about 16 hour 13 minutes.

How many flights go between Valdosta, GA and Shantou?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 19 available flights from VLD to SWA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code VLD
Origination airport name Valdosta Regional Airport
City Valdosta, GA
Country the United States
Latitude 30.8
Longitude -83.3

Return Airport

Destination code SWA
Destination airport name Waisha Airport
City Shantou
Country China
Latitude 23.4
Longitude 116.8


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