The average price of a 7-day trip to Shantou is $1,992 for a solo traveler, $3,578 for a couple, and $6,707 for a family of 4. Shantou hotels range from $37 to $167 per night with an average of $50, while most vacation rentals will cost $120 to $360 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Waisha Airport (SWA) are between $1,673 and $2,445 per person for economy flights and $5,250 to $7,672 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $24 to $48 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Shantou, CN

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to SWA and stay in a Shantou hotel:

  • January 22nd to March 18th
  • August 6th to December 9th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Shantou is usually early September.

 

Average Shantou Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Shantou for a week is $1,373-$2,836($196-$405 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $24 to $48 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $929 to $2,152 for economy

Lodging: $46 to $50 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $48 to $58 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Shantou for a week is $3,958-$5,910($565-$844 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $48 to $96 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,858 to $4,304 for economy

Lodging: $46 to $50 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $48 to $58 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Shantou for a week is $4,790-$10,552($684-$1,507 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $96 to $192 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,716 to $8,608 for economy

Lodging: $92 to $100 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $67 to $81 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Shantou

How cheap can you make a vacation to Shantou? The cheapest trip to Shantou is about $164 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 4% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $20 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $32.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Shantou for a week is $1,147-$2,708($164-$387 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $14 to $28 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $929 to $2,152 for economy

Lodging: $32 to $37 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $60 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Shantou for a week is $2,174-$5,056($311-$722 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $28 to $56 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,858 to $4,304 for economy

Lodging: $32 to $37 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $60 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Shantou for a week is $4,288-$9,896($613-$1,414 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $56 to $112 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,716 to $8,608 for economy

Lodging: $64 to $74 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $30 to $84 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is easy to travel to Shantou cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Shantou Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Shantou.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Shantou for a week is $3,326-$9,713($475-$1,388 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $43 to $91 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,527 to $4,756 for first class

Lodging: $83 to $167 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $360 to $720 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Shantou for a week is $6,154-$15,106($879-$2,158 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $86 to $182 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $5,054 to $9,512 for first class

Lodging: $83 to $167 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $360 to $720 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Shantou for a week is $12,308-$28,052($1,758-$4,007 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $172 to $364 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $10,108 to $19,024 for first class

Lodging: $166 to $334 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $504 to $1,080 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Shantou Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Shantou is lower than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Shantou due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Shantou Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Shantou hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Shantou.

 

Flight Costs to Shantou

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $2,445 average in late July to a low of $1,673 in early September. Median flight price is $1,588. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Shantou our data includes 1,138 originating airports, and 166 airlines. The area has average variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Shantou from an airport like Tweed New Haven (HVN) in New Haven, CT (the United States) for an average $11,166 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Kuala Lumpur International (KUL) in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) at an average of just $185.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Wednesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Shantou, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $772, so you can easily save about 46% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Shantou can easily cost $210 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $14 per person. Private tours can cost $416 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

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