Flights from Christchurch to Santiago

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Compare Cheap Christchurch to Santiago Flights

Book your return flights from Christchurch to Santiago and discover the capital city of Chile. Santiago is an electric mix of ancient tradition and natural world wonders. Nestled within the Andes mountains, it's overflowing with delicious restaurants, museums, neoclassical architecture and an alluring 500-year old history. With connecting flights via Auckland and a flight time of 14 hours 20 minutes’, a trip to Chile is perfect for adventurous Kiwis who want to get off the beaten track.

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The best time to visit Santiago

The best time to visit Santiago is during its two shoulder seasons. From late September to November and March to May, you'll find cheap flights from Christchurch to Santiago. Hotels also lower their rates, and there are fewer crowds at the city's top attractions. Santiago's high season is during its summer months. From December to April, flights, hotels and crowds start to rise in the city. On the plus side, traffic is low as the locals leave to holiday elsewhere. For winter sports enthusiasts, visit Santiago between May and September. The Andes mountains are covered with snow, beckoning adventurous skiers.

Departing From Christchurch

Christchurch International Airport opened in 1940 and became New Zealand's first international airport. Today, it's the second busiest in the country and serves direct flights to 18 domestic and 11 international destinations. LATAM Airlines and Air New Zealand offer connecting flights via Auckland from Christchurch International Airport (CHC) to Santiago Airport (SCL) every week.

Getting to Christchurch International Airport

Christchurch International Airport is located 12 kilometres from the city centre.The fastest way to get from Christchurch CBD to the airport is with a taxi. A one-way trip will take 15 to 20 minutes depending on traffic and cost at most $65 NZD. If you're travelling on a tight budget, take metro bus 29 from the Central Station. Fares cost $8 NZD one way or $14 NZD return. A cost-effective option for group travellers is to take an airport shuttle. The trip from your hotel to the departure terminals will take 30 minutes and tickets cost $30 NZD for two people.

Parking at Christchurch Airport

Christchurch International Airport (CHC) has a range of parking options. Whether you're leaving your car behind for a month or just the weekend, there is an option that matches your needs.

Where to Park at Christchurch Airport

  • The Long Stay parking lot is a five-minute walk to the departure terminal. It costs $27 NZD per day or $135 NZD to leave your car here for the week.
  • The Short Stay option is an uncovered car park that's three minutes away from the check-in counters. Daily rates start at $27 NZD per day.
  • The Orchard Road Car Park is Christchurch Airport's most affordable parking option. Your first 30 minutes are free, and you can use this lot for up to four hours for $10 NZD.


Arriving in Santiago

Comodoro Santiago Arturo Merino Benitez Airport (SCL) is the busiest airport in Chile. It operates flights to a large number of international destinations including Europe, Asia, and Oceania and is a hub for LATAM Airlines.

How to Get from Comodoro Santiago Arturo Merino Benitez Airport to Your Santiago Hotel or Accommodation

The easiest way to get from Santiago Airport to your hotel is with an EasyTaxi. A one-way trip should cost between $7,500 and 10,000 CLP if there is no traffic and up to $20,000 CLP during peak hours. If you want to split costs with other travellers, take a private shuttle with Transvip or Delfos into the city centre. Prices start at $8,000 CLP per person, and you can book at the kiosks outside of the main terminal when you arrive. For budget travellers, the cheapest way to get into the city is with the shuttle bus service. Centropuerto and Turbus will take you to the CBD for as little as $3,500 CLP. The buses run every 10 minutes from 5:55am to 10:30pm every day. Uber is available at the airport. If you decide to take one, make sure the driver has accepted the fare or they might demand a higher cash fare once you arrive at your hotel.

Things to do in Santiago

Visit the Costanera Center

Standing at 304 metres tall, the Costanera Center offers the best views of Santiago. There are 360-degree views of the city below as well as the nearby Andes mountains.

Go on a day trip to Cajon del Maipo

Located 25 kilometres from Santiago is the beautiful gorge on Rio Maipo. It's a popular spot for outdoor adventures such as hiking, camping, mountain biking and skiing.

Explore the Plaza de Armas

The Plaza de Armas is the historical centre of Santiago. It's home to the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Central Post Office and the Royal Court Palace.

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