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Cheap Flights to Chile

The heart-stopping scale of the natural world in Chile is hard to express in words. A slim but incredibly long sliver of a country, Chile manages to pack in landscapes and vistas of every possible description, from the rich rainforests to the towering Andes, from the rugged Patagonian plains to the sweeping glaciers and fjords of the far south. 

Flights to Chile

There are dozens of airports in Chile. Just a small handful of the airports in Chile, however, handle international air traffic. Use Skyscanner to help you find the best deals on flights to Chile. We compare every flight option for all the major international airports in Chile in one simple search.

Some of the major international airports in Chile used for flights to and from the United States include:

  • Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport
  • Diego Aracena International Airport
  • Presidente Carlos Ibanez del Campo International Airport
  • Andres Sabella Galvez International Airport
  • Chacalluta International Airport

Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport: Santiago

This airport is more simply known as Santiago Airport (SCL). Santiago is the capital of Chile and its economic and cultural center. Santiago Airport is the main gateway for international flights into the country. Find non-stop flights from the US to Santiago Airport out of Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Miami, and New York. This airport is about nine miles and is the country's busiest airport with over 17 million passengers a year. Santiago Airport has one terminal building with four levels. If you need a hotel at the airport, there is one that is connected to the terminal and at least two others within a couple of miles away.

Santiago Airport has 21 restaurants and other types of eateries in the departing lounges. If you enjoy shopping at the airport, there are four tax-free stores after passing the police border control at departures and another at baggage claim. Find your way into Santiago from the airport by car, taxi, or bus. Rental cars are available at the airport on the first level of the lobby. It will take about 17 minutes to get from Santiago Airport to downtown Santiago.

The main airlines that fly non-stop to Santiago Airport from the US include:

  • American Airlines
  • LATAM Airlines
  • Delta

Diego Aracena International Airport: Iquique (IQQ)

This airport is also called Iquique Airport, named for the Tarapaca Region's capital, where tourists come to walk along Baquedano Street with its artisan activities, see historic sites, and visit the beaches, such as Playa Cavancha. A ride from Iquique Airport to the Cavancha hotel district will take about 35 minutes. There are direct flights from the US to Iquique, but you can connect to this airport from Santiago. Travel non-stop from Santiago Airport to Iquique on JetSmart, LATAM, or Sky Airlines.

Presidente Carlos Ibanez del Campo International Airport: Punta Arenas (PUQ)

The Punta Arenas Airport is located in the most southern portion of Chile, Patagonia, on the city's outskirts. This city is a great launching point for an expedition to Antarctica, and a wonderful spot to enjoy nature and seascapes. There are many connections from Punta Arenas Airport to Santiago. It takes just 15 minutes by taxi or car to get to downtown Punta Arenas from the airport. The airport is small but sees a large amount of passengers. Airlines serving Punta Arenas are Sky Airlines, LATAM, and JetSmart.

Andres Sabella Galvez International Airport: Antofagasta (ANF)

Antofagasta Airport is in a city that sits between the Atacama desert and the Pacific Ocean in northern Chile. Travelers come to Antofagasta to delight in its natural beauty and charm of the people who live here. No direct flights from the US fly into Antofagasta, but there are flights from Santiago Airport on Sky Airlines, JetSmart, and LATAM. The Antofagasta Airport is small and is open 24 hours. Car rentals are available here. A drive to Playa Paraiso, a beautiful beach area, or the town center both take about 25 minutes.

Chacalluta International Airport: Arica (ARI)

The Arica Airport is in the northern Arica 7 Parinacota Region of Chile. Arica is a seaside resort town well known for its surfing beaches and year-round temperate climate. It is also a convenient gateway to Peru and Bolivia. Take a non-stop flight from Santiago to Arica via Sky Airlines or LATAM and be at the resorts in less than three hours. Arica Airport has taxis you can take to town and other destinations. You can also rent a car at one of three car hire companies at the airport. A drive to the town center and area hotels is about 10 minutes or less.

What to Do in Chile

How you spend your visit and what you find to explore will depend entirely on your personal tastes and how much time you have to spare. Many visitors to Chile devote their trip to adventure tourism, hiking, trekking, and generally roughing it. Others prefer a bit more civilization, and that’s on offer, too. 

The capital city, Santiago, has braved centuries of conflict to emerge with an urbane, gorgeous jewel-box of a city center. Every luxury is on offer here, from high-end shopping to delicious cocktails. The city also has its gritty side, from the barrios to the artist’s colonies. 

Advice to Tourists Visiting Chile

Citizens of most western countries do not need an advance visa to visit Chile, but some will be required to pay a “reciprocity fee” on their first entry. The official language of Chile is Spanish, and while you’re likely to run into a few English speakers, especially in cities, you’d do well to study a primer or at least bring along a phrasebook. The currency is the Chilean peso. 

The climate in Chile is extremely varied, depending on your location in the country. Just remember that the seasons are the reverse of the Northern Hemisphere, and that effect increases the further south you venture. Any time of year can be great in Chile, through June through August is the dead of winter and many attractions close up for the season. No matter what time of year you visit, plan ahead with Skyscanner’s free hotel price comparison tool to get the best deal on accommodation.  

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