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Compare Cheap Auckland to Santiago Flights
Finding cheap flights from Auckland to Santiago can be quick and easy, especially since Kiwis don’t need to apply for a visa before travelling to Chile. No matter if you are travelling for business or pleasure, Santiago has something for everyone. Whether you’re planning a great hike in and around the Andes mountains, or are wanting to immerse yourself in Chilean food and dance culture; Webjet can help you uncover great deals. Finding the cheapest flight will keep more money in your pockets, so you can plan to do more of what you want. Perhaps another serving on empanadas?
Use Webjet's deal finder to help you compare flights, carriers and seating classes on your next trip from Auckland to Santiago. You'll be sure to find the right flight to match your budget, plans and travel preferences.
The best time to visit Santiago
The best time to visit Santiago is in the shoulder months between autumn (March through May) and spring (late September through November). These months see plenty of sunshine and cooler temperatures. With fewer crowds to contend with during these months, you may score big savings on cheap flights from Auckland to Santiago. The summer months of November through February bring bigger crowds and higher temperatures. Winter months of May through September bring fresh snowy powder to the nearby mountains bringing floods of skiers and snowboarders into Santiago. With tourists pouring in for school holidays and to check out the slopes, you should expect increased airfare and hotel prices during the summer and winter months.
Departing From Auckland
Qantas and LATAM Airlines fly directly to Santiago’s Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport (SCL) from Auckland International (AKL) and flights typically last 11 hours. Flights booked on American, United, or Emirates Airlines may include at least one stopover in Sydney, San Francisco, or Melbourne.
Getting to Auckland International Airport
Getting from the Auckland CBD to the airport takes approximately 40 minutes, depending on traffic. The SkyBus is a popular airport transfer option as it runs seven days a week; the City Express route operates 24 hours a day. The City Express service covers two routes, along Mt Eden Road or Dominion Road, and terminates at Queen Street. The other SkyBus service travels to the North Harbour. A one-way fare starts from $18NZD. If you’re travelling with a group, a taxi or Uber may be cheaper.
Parking at Auckland International Airport
If you plan on parking your car at the airport, it is highly recommended that you pre-book your parking prior to your arrival. Pre-booking can be arranged online up to nine months prior to your departure date. You will receive a confirmation email with detailed parking instructions when your booking is completed.
Where to Park at Auckland International Airport
Car parks at Auckland International Airport are labelled according to their coordinating terminal gate and range from covered and uncovered, economy, park and ride, and even valet services.
- Valet parking will put you within a 1- to 2-minute walk from the terminal and options include covered or uncovered storage.
- Self-parking for international (and domestic) flights is available across the airport, in lots A, D, or E. Walk time to the terminal is 2 to 3 minutes.
If you plan on using the Park and Ride option, you will have to take a 15-minute bus ride to the terminal. Buses run every 30 minutes.
Arriving in Santiago
Before leaving Auckland, be sure you have enough cash to pay the Chilean reciprocity fee. Currently, the fee is $164NZD and it must be paid before proceeding to immigration and customs. There are large signs to direct international travellers where to go as soon as you disembark your flight and make your way out of the gate. The process can be time consuming, but if you have your necessary paperwork and fees at the ready, it can make your life easier when clearing customs.
How to Get from Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport to Your Santiago Hotel or Accommodation
The airport is located 15 kilometres northwest of downtown Santiago. The easiest and cheapest way to get downtown is to take the buses that depart from outside the arrivals hall. This will put you downtown in approximately 40 minutes. For a private car service, make arrangements at one of the kiosks in baggage claim. If you want a metered taxi or Uber be sure to book a fixed-rate ride at the taxi counter within the baggage claim to avoid getting ripped off.
Things to do in Santiago
Chile’s capital city, Santiago, is surrounded by the Andes and the Chilean Coast Range mountains. So naturally, hiking, camping and mountain climbing are among the top activities for visiting thrill-seekers, but Santiago is rich in cultural and historical sites as well. Don’t leave Santiago without visiting Cerro San Cristóbal. At 300 metres above the rest of the city, you can pay homage to this cherished statue and take in unobstructed views of Santiago and the Andes mountains. If the 850-metre hike is too much, you can enjoy the views to the top in the funicular cable cars. Take a stroll around the Plaza de Armas and visit the Natural History Museum, housed in the beautiful 19th-century Palacio de la Real Audiencia. Experience high-end shopping when you visit Alonso de Cordova street. With upscale Chilean boutiques and international brands such as Hermes and Louis Vuitton, this street has often dubbed the Rodeo Drive of Santiago. If you want to check out the slopes; Valle Nevado, El Colorado or La Parva are all within a 90-minute drive from the city. If you’re a beginner or on a budget you can visit Lagunillas in Cajon de Maipo. Or, for a day of family fun and learning, visit the Buin Zoo.