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Cheap flights to Chile in 2020

Find the best times to book flights to Chile's Santiago Airport and get the latest flight deals.

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You can fly to Chile direct from Australia in just over 12 hours. You can also get to the country's biggest airport, Santiago International Airport, direct from both Sydney and Melbourne.

Here’s everything you need to know about bagging the best flights to Chile and how to navigate your way from the airport to your final destination once you touch down.

Today's flight deals to Chile

How much are flights to Chile?

Flights to Santiago, Chile, the only destination you can fly direct to from Australia, typically go for about $1,200-$1,500 return.

We have also seen sales bring fares down to as low as $900-$1,000 return during the cooler months of the year (May to October), which is the off-season for travel to Chile.

When is the cheapest time to fly to Chile?

The cheapest fares are available during Chile's off-season. This falls during winter, which is in the same months as Australia's winter. The weather is cooler at this time and can drop below zero, especially if you're travelling south to Patagonia or into Chile's Atacama Desert.

How far in advance should I book my flights to Chile?

Based on Skyscanner's data, you should book flights to Chile at least six weeks in advance.

We'd recommend booking even sooner than that if there is a sale that offers fares for less than $1,000 return for your preferred travel dates.

What's the cheapest day of the week to book flights to Chile?


Frequently asked questions about flights to Chile

How long does it take to fly to Chile?

  • Melbourne: 13 hours (direct)
  • Sydney: 14 hours (direct)
  • Brisbane: 15.5 hours (one stop)
  • Gold Coast: 15.5 hours (one stop)
  • Adelaide: 16.5 hours (one stop)
  • Perth: 18 hour (one stop)

Which airlines fly to Chile from Australia?

Qantas and LATAM Airlines both offer direct flights to Santiago, Chile. LATAM flies from both Sydney and Melbourne, while Qantas flies from just Sydney.

Flying with Air New Zealand via Auckland is also a common route from Australia.

Where is the main airport in Chile?

Santiago is the capital of Chile and its main airport is Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport. The airport is located in Pudahuel, which is north east of Santiago's centre. This is also the closest airport to Valparaiso.

There are also airports with regular flights into Calama (near San Pedro de Atacama), Antofagasta and Punta Arenas.

How long does it take to get to Santiago International Airport?

Santiago's international airport is about a 17-kilometre drive from the city centre, which takes about 20 minutes.

Do I need a visa to travel to Chile with an Australian passport?

No. Australians can enter Chile and stay for up to 90 days without having to get a visa or pay the Reciprocity Fee, which was recently abolished for Australians.

If you're travelling with a passport from New Zealand, the EU, the UK, Australia or Canada, you can also enter Chile without a visa for up to 90 days.

While you can stay in Chile for up to 90 days, you are only permitted to stay on Easter Island for up to 30 consecutive days.


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