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Flights to South America in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inMayHigh demand for flights, 8% potential price rise
Cheapest inSeptemberBest time to find cheap flights, 1% potential price drop
Average priceR18 272Average for round-trip flights in June 2022
Round-trip fromR11 942From Johannesburg to South America
One-way fromR159One-way flight from Johannesburg to South America

Cheap flights to South America in June, July 2022

The best prices found for GRU flights for June, July
20 Jul - 26 Jul
R15 211pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
GRU
Sao Paulo Guarulhos Intl
GRU
Sao Paulo Guarulhos Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
22 Jul - 29 Jul
R15 355pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
GRU
Sao Paulo Guarulhos Intl
GRU
Sao Paulo Guarulhos Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
22 Jul - 28 Jul
R15 402pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
GRU
Sao Paulo Guarulhos Intl
GRU
Sao Paulo Guarulhos Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

South America 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to South America found for this year
15 Sep - 22 Sep
R11 942pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
SDU
Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
SDU
Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
15 Sep - 22 Sep
R12 708pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
SDU
Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
SDU
Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
3 Nov - 21 Nov
R14 653pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
TAAG
 
1 STOP
GRU
Sao Paulo Guarulhos Intl
GRU
Sao Paulo Guarulhos Intl
TAAG
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Last minute flights to South America

Late deals on return flights to South America, departing today and this week
28 Jun - 18 Jul
R20 680pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
GRU
Sao Paulo Guarulhos Intl
GRU
Sao Paulo Guarulhos Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
29 Jun - 4 Jul
R20 728pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
GRU
Sao Paulo Guarulhos Intl
GRU
Sao Paulo Guarulhos Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
28 Jun - 17 Jul
R20 744pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
GRU
Sao Paulo Guarulhos Intl
GRU
Sao Paulo Guarulhos Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

What is the cheapest month to fly to South America?

The cheapest ticket to South America found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
R17 013
March
R18 910
April
R17 603
May
R20 282
June
R19 947
July
R17 539
August
R17 236
September
R19 341
October
R15 992
November
R17 427
December
R19 277
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to South America is February. The most expensive month for flights is May. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to South America?

Average Rio de Janeiro flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month.
ZA1 - RIO
Price
R15 104 - R21 365
RIO
Temperature
25 - 31 °C
RIO
Rainfall
1 - 14 mm

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.

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

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.

Which day is cheapest to fly to South America?

The cheapest day to fly to South America is usually Wednesday. At the moment, Thursday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to South America?

At the moment, flights in the afternoon are likely to offer the best value for money for your South America trip. A flight at midday will more often than not be of higher cost.

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.

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.

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