Cheap flights to Santiago International

For some reason Santiago doesn't seem to get the same amount of attention from travellers and guidebooks as other South American metropolises, like Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires, do. That's a shame, because Santiago is a city that can easily hold its own against many of the world's great cities. With the mammoth snowcapped Andes overlooking this vibrant metropolis, Santiago combines European sophistication with the energy and vibrancy of a modern South American city. Its main airport, Arturo Merino Benitez Airport, has connections to cities throughout the world. You can use Skyscanner's monthly search tool to find a cheap flight to Santiago no matter the time of year.

Best Time to Book a Flight to Santiago

Every season offers something new and exciting in Santiago. Spring (September to November in the Southern Hemisphere) and summer (December to February) bring pleasant weather and a wealth of street festivals to enjoy. Even during winter (May to August), when the skies are overcast and temperature are cold, you can still enjoy the ski resorts nearby. Be warned, however, that during winter heavy snows can make the border crossing to nearby Argentina impassable for days and even weeks at a time. In the fall is when the wine is harvested and you can take advantage of Chile's world famous (and extremely cheap) wines.

Airlines that Fly to Santiago Arturo Merino Benitez Airport

Arturo Merino Benitez Airport is a modern facility with good connections to airports across South America and all over the world, including London, Paris, Dallas, Toronto, and Sydney. Major airlines currently flying in and out of the airport include:

  • Aerolineas Argentinas
  • Aeromexico
  • Air Canada
  • Air France
  • Alitalia
  • American Airlines
  • Avianca
  • British Airways
  • Brussels Airlines
  • Copa Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Iberia
  • KLM
  • Qantas
  • Qatar Airways
  • United Airlines

What to Expect at the Airport

Santiago Arturo Merino Benitez is a clean and modern airport with good connections to the rest of the city. There are two main shuttle buses that operate from the airport to Santiago: CentroPuerto and TurBus. Both are clean and well-maintained buses and they both will stop at various points in Santiago, including at Metro stations from where you can easily get elsewhere within the city. The shuttle buses are located between doors 4 and 5 of the arrivals exit. Alternatively, you can take a taxi, but just ensure that you only take an official taxi and that you agree on a price beforehand. Chile's roads are also in good condition and renting a car may be a good idea for getting around easily.

What to See and Do in Santiago

Santiago is a pleasant city, with some great laid back neighbourhoods and a bustling city centre. The Mercado Central, the city's main market, is a great place to catch a bite, especially seafood. A visit to La Chascona, the former home of Nobel Prize winning poet Pablo Naruda, is also a must. Santiago is also close to many attractions just outside of the city, including some great winery tours, mountain climbing, and downhill skiing. With Skyscanner you can find a hotel at the right price for your stay in Santiago.

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