The cheapest times to fly from YYD to SWA are

  • February 5th to March 4th
  • March 26th to June 3rd (except the week of May 21st)
  • October 8th 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 YYD to SWA is mid to late November. Prices can be as high as $2322 for Thursday flights during early August, or as low as $1208 for Tuesday flights around mid to late November.


When to Fly to Shantou

Flying from Smithers (YYD) to Shantou (SWA) will usually cost between $1220 to $2145 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late November with an average ticket price of $1242. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $2208. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $966 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1318 can be considered a good price for a round-trip YYD to SWA flight.

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

YYD to SWA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the YYD to SWA flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Smithers. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.14, 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 $1382. Return trip prices are from the SWA to YYD 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 YYD 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 11 hour 31 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from YYD to SWA? 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 Waisha Airport to Smithers Airport?

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

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

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

How many flights go between Smithers and Shantou?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 15 available flights from YYD to SWA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

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


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