The cheapest times to fly from YOW to SWA are

  • January 8th to March 25th
  • August 27th 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 YOW to SWA is late September. Prices can be as high as $2681 for Thursday flights during early July, or as low as $938 for Wednesday flights around late September.


When to Fly to Shantou

Flying from Ottawa (YOW) to Shantou (SWA) will usually cost between $1111 to $2328 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late September with an average ticket price of $1071. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early July, with an average price of $2464. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1393 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1667 can be considered a good price for a round-trip YOW to SWA flight.

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

YOW to SWA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the YOW to SWA flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Ottawa. 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. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Shantou, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Ottawa. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $179 (10%) 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 $1577. Return trip prices are from the SWA to YOW 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 YOW 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 14 hour 42 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking YOW 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 YOW to SWA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Singapore (YOW > SIN > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1183
  • Average savings: $485 (29.06%)

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1216
  • Average savings: $452 (27.08%)

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Hack #3: Toronto (YOW > YYZ > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1365
  • Average savings: $302 (18.12%)

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Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Hainan, Shanghai Airlines, Turkish Airlines, United, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Waisha Airport to Ottawa Macdonald Cartier International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7621 miles or 12265 kilometers.

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

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

How many flights go between Ottawa and Shantou?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code YOW
Origination airport name Ottawa Macdonald Cartier International Airport
City Ottawa
Country Canada
Latitude 45.3
Longitude -75.7

Return Airport

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


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