Cheap flights to Santiago

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17 May — 24 May1
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Flights to Santiago in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 24% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average price$1,073Average for return flights in May 2022
Return from$1,599From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Santiago Arturo Merino Benitez
One-way from$1,099One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) to Santiago Arturo Merino Benitez (SCL)

Cheap flights to Santiago in May, June 2022

The best prices found for SCL flights for May, June
31 May - 7 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

SCL

Santiago Arturo Merino Benitez

2 stops

34h 50m
SCL

Santiago Arturo Merino Benitez

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

44h 25m
$2,094

United Airlines

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Deal found 12.5.22

29 May - 5 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

SCL

Santiago Arturo Merino Benitez

2 stops

34h 00m
SCL

Santiago Arturo Merino Benitez

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

44h 25m
$2,106

United Airlines

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Deal found 11.5.22

1 Jun. - 25 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

SCL

Santiago Arturo Merino Benitez

2 stops

34h 50m
SCL

Santiago Arturo Merino Benitez

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

44h 30m
$2,122

United Airlines

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Deal found 10.5.22

Santiago 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Santiago found for this year
21 Aug. - 11 Nov.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

SCL

Santiago Arturo Merino Benitez

1 stop

16h 05m
SCL

Santiago Arturo Merino Benitez

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

19h 55m
$1,745

LATAM Airlines

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Deal found 11.5.22

21 Aug. - 11 Nov.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

SCL

Santiago Arturo Merino Benitez

Nonstop

16h 05m
SCL

Santiago Arturo Merino Benitez

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

19h 55m
$1,815

LATAM Airlines

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Deal found 11.5.22

21 Aug. - 11 Nov.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

SCL

Santiago Arturo Merino Benitez

1 stop

18h 10m
SCL

Santiago Arturo Merino Benitez

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

19h 55m
$1,887

LATAM Airlines

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Deal found 11.5.22

Last minute flights to Santiago

Late deals on return flights to Santiago, departing today and this week
18 May - 26 May
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

SCL

Santiago Arturo Merino Benitez

2 stops

58h 15m
SCL

Santiago Arturo Merino Benitez

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

44h 25m
$2,662

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 11.5.22

21 May - 1 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

SCL

Santiago Arturo Merino Benitez

2 stops

35h 24m
SCL

Santiago Arturo Merino Benitez

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

42h 20m
$2,698

American Airlines

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Deal found 9.5.22

19 May - 9 Jul.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

SCL

Santiago Arturo Merino Benitez

2 stops

34h 00m
SCL

Santiago Arturo Merino Benitez

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

44h 25m
$2,851

United Airlines

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Deal found 11.5.22

What is the cheapest month to fly to Santiago?

The cheapest ticket to Santiago found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

$2,140

February

$2,181

March

$1,973

April

$1,943

May

$2,065

June

$1,950

July

$1,733

August

$1,841

September

$1,864

October

$1,853

November

$2,006

December

$3,210

July is currently the cheapest month to fly to Santiago. At this moment in time December is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to Santiago?

Average Santiago flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

SYD - SCL

Price

$1,733 - $3,773

SCL

Temperature

8 - 21 °C

SCL

Rainfall

0 - 70 mm

When is the best time to book a flight to Santiago?

To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Santiago, you should look to book at least 60 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Santiago?

Wednesday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Santiago. Flying on Friday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Santiago?

Flights in the morning are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Santiago. Flights in the afternoon are usually the most expensive.

When to fly

 Peak Season: 

Santiago flights tend to fill up between the months of December and March. This is when visitors are flocking to the city for the holidays and the natives are heading out of the city to nearby Valparaíso in hopes of avoiding the scalding summer heat. Santiago is the capital of a predominantly Catholic country, so booking your trip to Santiago during Holy Week and the Easter holidays should be made months in advance, as airfare prices can be high. During this period there is a procession through the city, which sees a priest riding on a decorated carriage, being followed by people wearing colourful, traditional attire. The celebrations go into the night, with plenty of music and dancing.

Off-Peak Season: 

The transitional seasons of fall and spring are the best times for finding cheap flights to Santiago. Given that the city is located in the Southern Hemisphere, spring falls between the months of September and November, while autumn takes place from April until mid-June. Visiting Santiago during April can be a great time to take advantage of discounts on Airline tickets and find cheap flights especially if you’re a music lover. The incredibly popular music festival, Lollapalooza, takes place over two days during this month. Expect to see well known international artists from a variety of music genres, including pop, rock and dance.

Destination overview

Protected by the towering peaks of the Andes, Santiago is a sprawling capital city rich in history, culture and national pride. The city is now a thriving cultural haven that is one of the most visited sites in Latin America. With museums boasting walls of priceless artwork, nightclubs blasting the best dance music until the wee hours of the morning and restaurants serving up heaping portions of humitas (sweet corn cakes) it’s no wonder that Santiago flights are filling up fast with visitors looking to get the most out of their holiday. 

Santiago is ideal as a jumping off point for further travel within Chile and throughout South America as well. Visit this urban oasis complete with the majestic sight of the Andes in the distance or venture off to the nearby port town of Valparaíso for a dream-like seaside stay. Santiago is a metropolis that embraces its rich history as well as the youthful energy of its inhabitants. Colonial buildings and magnificent churches are just as prevalent as bungalows covered in sprawling graffiti murals and street fairs, and it’s this mix of pride and ingenuity that keeps visitors entertained all year round.

Santiago climate

Summers (December to February) in Santiago are sweltering. The city’s location in the middle of a valley means that pollution and humidity tend to settle over Santiago and temperatures can reach as high as 30 degrees during the day. Though the sun can be brutal in the summer time, this is still the busiest time of year to book airline tickets to Santiago. Winter months (June through September) are mild with some precipitation and average temperatures hovering around 11 degrees.

Getting around Santiago

International buses from Argentina and Bolivia arrive regularly at the Terminal de Buses Santiago and Terminal los Heroes. More than a million people ride Santiago’s metro, one of the best and cleanest in South America, each day. If you’re planning on staying in town for more than a day, get a travel pass to get discounted fares. 

What is good to know if travelling to Santiago?

  • Pablo Neruda, the beloved Nobel Prize winning Chilean poet who passed away at home in Santiago in 1973, is one of the most celebrated poets in Latin American literature. Neruda’s three houses in Chile are some of the most sought after attractions in the country. One house remains in the hills of Santiago, while the other two are within two hours of the Chilean capital. La Chascona, Neruda’s residence in Santiago, is a must-see for literature buffs booking flights to Santiago. Neruda was a collector of several eccentricities, including shoes of all sizes, seashells, and the figureheads of boats, and fragments of his colourful collections are scattered throughout his homes. 
  • Those with an affinity and appreciation for street art should head to Bella Vista. Bella vista, meaning “beautiful view” in Spanish, is an apt name for this neighbourhood whose walls are covered in vibrantly coloured murals. Bella Vista is also home to some of the most popular restaurants and bars in Santiago. Be sure to stroll by the vendors selling jewellery and crafts on the sidewalks during weekend afternoons to pick up some funky souvenirs before your return journey 
  • The Andes Mountains are the longest exposed mountain range in the world and lie to the east of Santiago. Chances are you’ll fly directly over their snowy peaks so grab a window seat on your plane for the aerial views of the mountains. With the Andes so close by, plenty of ski bunnies and outdoor sports enthusiasts visit Santiago to take advantage of the excellent snow conditions the mountain range has to offer at El Colorado, La Parva and Valle Nevado, three of the most popular Andean ski resorts. 
  • History buffs shouldn’t miss the Plaza de Armas, located in the centre of the city. Home to the city’s 18th century cathedral and the former governor’s residence, which today serves as the main post office of the city, Plaza de Armas is a great place to start any walking tour of downtown Santiago and a lively spot to visit at night. 
  • Palacio La Moneda is Chile’s presidential palace. The building was damaged significantly during the military coup orchestrated by Augusto Pinochet Ugarte in 1973. When Pinochet died in 2006, the population of Santiago spilled into the streets in conflicting mix of protest and mourning and the raucous, joyous crowd that gathered behind La Moneda is testament to the turmoil caused by Chile’s former dictator. For another look at Chile’s tumultuous political past, head to Cementerio General. Salvador Allende, Chile’s first socialist-elect president, is buried there, as are several other political figures and diplomats. 
  • If you’re looking for a breath of fresh air, hop on a bus and head to Valparaíso. Known locally as simply “Valpo”, Valparaíso is a surreal coastal town that tumbles into the Pacific Ocean, and is made up of thousands of tiny, Technicolor clapboard houses built on top of each other. The beaches of nearby Viña del Mar are accessible by train, so regardless of where you’re standing in Valpo you’re met with breathtaking views of the bay and a reviving sea breeze.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Santiago?

If you book a flight to Santiago, you will be flying into Arturo Merino Benitez, which is the city’s only airport. Santiago Arturo Merino Benitez (SCL) is located 13.6 km from the centre of Santiago. Booking flights from Sydney to Santiago Arturo Merino Benitez should be relatively easy as there is 1 daily flight from 9 different airlines.