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Flights to South America in 2024

Find the latest flights to South America in 2024, with up-to-date prices and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 642 951 searches and data was last updated on 11 April 2024.

Popular in

July

Cheapest in

September

Average price

R19 594

Return from

R9 038

One-way from

R7 406
High demand for flights, 7% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 1% potential price drop
Average for return flights in April 2024
From Johannesburg to Sao Paulo
One-way flight from Johannesburg to South America

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Average price of flights to South America by month

Plan your trip to South America by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight to South America is currently R0 while a return flight costs R0. Price data was last updated on 7 April 2024.

Peak season:

South America is a massive continent so it’s almost impossible to highlight just one peak tourism season. Countries such as Brazil and Argentina are pretty much year-round destinations, but the peak season in both these countries run from December through March, which is the summer months in which most tourists show up. It can be challenging to find cheap flight deals to South America from December through March for obvious reasons. Other countries such as Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Venezuela, and Ecuador don’t have winter or summer months, but they do have wet and dry seasons. Due to the various seasonal changes, each country has its peak and off season. Generally speaking, the festive season over Christmas is when flight prices to South America are at their most expensive.

Off season:

Just like the peak season, it’s hard to differentiate between off seasons in the South American countries. The cheapest flights to South America can however often be found during the months of June and October, which is when the majority of South America’s countries experience their winters or monsoon seasons. Once you’ve decided where exactly you’d like to go in South America, you should aim to book your flights to that country during the off season to help you save as much as possible on flight and accommodation prices.

Temperature and rainfall in South America by month

Plan your trip to South America by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

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Temperature

17 - 23 °C

If weather is an important factor for your trip to South America, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, January is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 23.0 C. Travellers hoping to avoid the cold should look outside of June, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 17.0 C).

When is the best time to book a flight to South America?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a return flight to South America. Price data was last updated on 28 January 2024.

To get the best deal on flights to South America, you’re going to have to book your trip as far ahead of time as possible. There will be a lot of cheap flights on offer to South America throughout the year, but this varies considerably from one country to another. Narrow down your list of must-visit destinations in South America and then start planning your flights around the peak and off seasons as well as festivals and each country’s climate. Comparing flights on offer from a range of different airlines based on various dates will also help you save money where possible and land the best flight deals to South America.

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Reviews of airlines servicing South America

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to South America. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to South America. Reviews last updated 11 April 2024.
8,4
Very Good
85 reviews

Crew

8,8

Overall

8,4

Entertainment

6,4

Food

7,6

Comfort

8,2

Boarding

8,2

Reviews

1 / 1

Loved the customer service and the fact that everything was on time, the served refreshments are a cherry on top

8,4
Very Good
85 reviews
8,4
Very Good
85 reviews

Crew

8,8

Overall

8,4

Entertainment

6,4

Food

7,6

Comfort

8,2

Boarding

8,2

Reviews

1 / 1

Loved the customer service and the fact that everything was on time, the served refreshments are a cherry on top

8,1
Very Good
4 097 reviews
8,4
Very Good
85 reviews

Crew

8,8

Overall

8,4

Entertainment

6,4

Food

7,6

Comfort

8,2

Boarding

8,2

Reviews

1 / 1

Loved the customer service and the fact that everything was on time, the served refreshments are a cherry on top

7,9
Good
1 659 reviews
8,4
Very Good
85 reviews

Crew

8,8

Overall

8,4

Entertainment

6,4

Food

7,6

Comfort

8,2

Boarding

8,2

Reviews

1 / 1

Loved the customer service and the fact that everything was on time, the served refreshments are a cherry on top

7,8
Good
2 105 reviews
8,4
Very Good
85 reviews

Crew

8,8

Overall

8,4

Entertainment

6,4

Food

7,6

Comfort

8,2

Boarding

8,2

Reviews

1 / 1

Loved the customer service and the fact that everything was on time, the served refreshments are a cherry on top

7,7
Good
4 513 reviews
8,4
Very Good
85 reviews

Crew

8,8

Overall

8,4

Entertainment

6,4

Food

7,6

Comfort

8,2

Boarding

8,2

Reviews

1 / 1

Loved the customer service and the fact that everything was on time, the served refreshments are a cherry on top

Where are the most popular flight destinations in South America?

Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Chile and Ecuador are the most popular flight destinations in South America.

With its plethora of natural and cultural wonders, South America has always been a continent that captivates travelers from across the world. From its idyllic beaches to its snow-capped mountains, the tropical rainforests and the intriguing natives, when taking a quick inventory of what South America boasts, it’s not hard to understand why it’s such a fascinating destination. If you’re planning on taking a cheap flight to South America, you’ll be welcomed by a curious combination of familiarities, such as colonial churches, beach culture, and European languages, all topped off with a touch of the exotic!

Which airlines operate flights to South America?

Since South America comprises out of a variety of countries, you’ll see that there are plenty of airlines that offer flight routes to and from South America. Once you’ve figured out where you’d like to go in South America, you’ll have a clearer indication of exactly which airlines operate flights to your countries of choice. You’ll probably end up seeing names such as British Airways, Brasil Central Linha, LAN Airlines, Tap Air Portugal, and Finnair coming up once you’ve refined your destination-specific search.

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  • Which airlines operate flights to South America?

    Since South America comprises out of a variety of countries, you’ll see that there are plenty of airlines that offer flight routes to and from South America. Once you’ve figured out where you’d like to go in South America, you’ll have a clearer indication of exactly which airlines operate flights to your countries of choice. You’ll probably end up seeing names such as British Airways, Brasil Central Linha, LAN Airlines, Tap Air Portugal, and Finnair coming up once you’ve refined your destination-specific search.

  • How to get from the airport to the city center?

    Brazil – Rio de Janeiro If you’re heading to Brazil and touching down in Rio de Janeiro, you’ll have a few different options as to how you can get to the heart of the city. The Bus Rapid Transport system is a popular public transport service that’ll get you to the city center quickly and affordably. The airport is also serviced by a range of metered and pre-booked taxis, all of which can be found outside of the arrival terminals, which can be an excellent way of getting to the city in no time. Argentina – Buenos Aires For travelers heading to Argentina and arriving at Buenos Aires International airport, there are a few options which can be used to get to the city center. Buses and taxis provide safe, affordable, and efficient solutions for tourists looking to get into the city center from the airport. Alternatively, you can also check with the hotel you’re lodging with to enquire about any free shuttle services that might be on offer from the airport to the hotel premises. Peru – Lima You can easily get to the Lima city center if you’ve decided to arrive in Peru as part of your South American holiday. Taxis can be booked inside of the airport and found parked outside of the arrival terminals. Taking a cab to the city is one of the quickest and easiest ways on commuting around the city as well. If you don’t mind walking to the bus stop just outside of the airport, you can also make use of one of the buses which shuttle between the airport and the city center, although this might not be a viable option for travelers with loads of baggage. Chile – Santiago Simply put, public transport isn’t widely available at Chile’s airport in Santiago. One of the best and most affordable ways of getting to the city center from the airport is by using a metered or pre-booked taxi. Alternatively, you may also check with your hotel to find out whether or not they offer a complimentary shuttle service from the airport.

  • What is the best way to travel around South America?

    Countries in South America are large, and many parts of the inner continent are not easy to access by road. The fastest and often cheapest way of getting around is by plane. Domestic flights are a convenient option in larger countries such as Argentina and Peru, while international flights offer connections to other countries on the continent. You can save money on flights to South America's many cities when you book flights in advance. If you are flexible on time and prefer a more scenic route, long-distance buses are very affordable. Want to keep your options open? You can also hire a car. Lookup vehicle rental services at your destination airport once you've booked flights to South America.

  • What are some things to do in South America?

    From stunning natural landscapes to world-renowned cultural landmarks, South America has plenty to offer tourists. Dance the night away and try tango dancing in its home of Buenos Aires. Discover the lush rainforests of Costa Rica and spot turtles and lizards on the volcanic Galapagos Islands. Avid hikers will enjoy exploring the Andes, from the rocky peaks of Patagonia to the Inca trail leading to the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu in Peru.

  • How long is the flight to South America?

    You can find cheap flights to South America from various international airports in South Africa, such as Johannesburg and Cape Town. There are currently no direct flights to South America from South Africa, so your journey time will depend on the number of stops on your route. The quickest flights from Johannesburg to Costa Rica usually take around 23h 50min. Flying from Cape Town to Buenos Aires takes around 35h 25min. For those travelling to Peru, you can fly from Durban to Lima in around 29h 15min. When you book flights to South America, consider that journeys with two or more stopovers may be quicker than journeys with one long stop. Compare flights to find the best South America flight deals for you in both price and journey time. Given the time difference when crossing the Atlantic, we recommend finding flights to South America that depart in the evening to arrive the following afternoon.

  • What do I need to do before my flight to South America?

    Before you book flights to South America, research the visa requirements of your destination. While South African citizens do not need a visa to visit some countries such as Argentina and Peru, other nations like Bolivia and Colombia require a visa for South African passport holders. Keep in mind that visas do add an extra cost to your journey, even if you find particularly cheap flights to South America. You should also research currency exchange rates before your flight to South America as it may be cheaper to exchange US dollars with local currency.

  • Can I find cheaper flights to South America if I am willing to have stopovers?

    Yes, flights with stopovers are often cheaper than direct flights. Keep an eye out for flight deals to South America on Cheapflights that require 1 or 2 stops for potential cost savings.

  • What is the best airline to fly to South America?

    Based on reviews from Cheapflights users, South African is rated the highest out of the airlines that fly to South America.

  • What is the cheapest airport to fly to in South America?

    Sao Paulo Guarulhos Intl Airport is currently the cheapest airport to fly to in South America. One-way flights to Sao Paulo Guarulhos Intl Airport typically cost R488, while return flights cost around R1 208.

  • Where does the fastest flight to South America depart from?

    For those looking to save time traveling to South America, Johannesburg offers the quickest one-way flight (6 hours 25 minutes).

  • Does Bogotá El Dorado Airport have car hire?

    Yes. Those touching down at Bogotá El Dorado Airport can take advantage of the car hire services offered upon their arrival.

  • Are there hotels close to Bogotá El Dorado Airport?

    Yes. Bogotá El Dorado Airport has hotels nearby for those requiring accommodations. Habitacion Cercana Al Aeropuerto is the closest property to Bogotá El Dorado Airport (0,0 km away from Bogotá El Dorado Airport).

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