Cheap flights to South America

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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 inSeptemberHigh demand for flights, 11% potential price rise
Cheapest inJanuaryBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average priceHK$10,825Average for return flights in October 2022
Return fromHK$8,462From Hong Kong Intl to Lima J Chavez Intl
One-way fromHK$6,256One-way flight from Hong Kong Intl (HKG) to South America

Cheap flights to South America in October, November 2022

The best prices found for LIM flights for October, November
2 Nov - 9 Nov
HKG

Hong Kong Intl

GRU

Sao Paulo Guarulhos Intl

2 stops

51h 55m
GRU

Sao Paulo Guarulhos Intl

HKG

Hong Kong Intl

2 stops

52h 10m
HK$8,572

ANA

Pick Dates

Deal found 3-10-22

12 Nov - 26 Nov
HKG

Hong Kong Intl

LIM

Lima J Chavez Intl

2 stops

50h 30m
LIM

Lima J Chavez Intl

HKG

Hong Kong Intl

2 stops

59h 50m
HK$11,814

LATAM Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 4-10-22

2 Nov - 9 Nov
HKG

Hong Kong Intl

LIM

Lima J Chavez Intl

2 stops

37h 20m
LIM

Lima J Chavez Intl

HKG

Hong Kong Intl

2 stops

47h 10m
HK$11,861

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 4-10-22

South America 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to South America found for this year
2 Nov - 9 Nov
HKG

Hong Kong Intl

GRU

Sao Paulo Guarulhos Intl

2 stops

51h 55m
GRU

Sao Paulo Guarulhos Intl

HKG

Hong Kong Intl

2 stops

52h 10m
HK$8,572

ANA

Pick Dates

Deal found 3-10-22

2 Dec - 23 Dec
HKG

Hong Kong Intl

LIM

Lima J Chavez Intl

2 stops

49h 30m
LIM

Lima J Chavez Intl

HKG

Hong Kong Intl

2 stops

50h 00m
HK$10,825

LATAM Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 3-10-22

2 Dec - 23 Dec
HKG

Hong Kong Intl

AEP

Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery

2 stops

49h 05m
AEP

Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery

HKG

Hong Kong Intl

2 stops

53h 25m
HK$10,856

LATAM Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 3-10-22

Last minute flights to South America

Late deals on return flights to South America, departing today and this week
11 Oct - 18 Oct
HKG

Hong Kong Intl

EZE

Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini

2 stops

43h 58m
EZE

Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini

HKG

Hong Kong Intl

2 stops

37h 17m
HK$15,095

American Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 3-10-22

11 Oct - 18 Oct
HKG

Hong Kong Intl

EZE

Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini

2 stops

57h 08m
EZE

Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini

HKG

Hong Kong Intl

2 stops

39h 15m
HK$15,150

American Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 3-10-22

10 Oct - 31 Oct
HKG

Hong Kong Intl

SCL

Santiago Arturo Merino Benitez

2 stops

35h 25m
SCL

Santiago Arturo Merino Benitez

HKG

Hong Kong Intl

2 stops

49h 55m
HK$18,486

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 5-10-22

One-way flights to South America

The cheapest one-way flights to South America
5 Dec
HKG

Hong Kong Intl

GRU

Sao Paulo Guarulhos Intl

2 stops

58h 10m
HK$6,256

Air Canada

Pick Dates

Deal found 3-10-22

12 Dec
HKG

Hong Kong Intl

BOG

Bogotá El Dorado

2 stops

43h 00m
HK$6,916

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 5-10-22

14 Feb
HKG

Hong Kong Intl

BOG

Bogotá El Dorado

2 stops

29h 25m
HK$7,630

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 5-10-22

Which day is cheapest to fly to South America?

Wednesday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to South America. Flying on Sunday will result in higher flight prices.

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

South America flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight at midday. Booking a flight in the morning will likely mean higher prices.

Where are the most popular flight destinations in South America?

According to our users, the most popular flight destination in South America is Brazil, followed by Peru, Chile, Argentina and Colombia.

South America embodies a soul that’s found nowhere else in the world. And each country has its own traditions and cultures; from the highly extrovert Brazilian samba to the deeply sacred pilgrimage site of Las Lajas in Colombia.

The two largest countries in the continent, Brazil and Argentina, are perhaps the most diverse. And most travellers booking flights to South America choose to combine a trip to both countries. Brazil is a blend of diverse cultures: Portuguese, native Indian, African, European, Middle Eastern and Asian all living in this wild and exciting land. While in Argentina its European influences dominate its art, architecture, literature and lifestyle. But what both countries do have in common is the Iguazú Falls, the spectacular 275 cascading waterfalls which are taller than Niagara Falls and possibly one of the most unforgettable sights in the world.    

North of Argentina is Bolivia, a country nestled between the Andes and the Amazon rainforests. Because of its isolation the country has retained the ancient traditions of its ancestors, making it a fascinating and mysterious place to visit. Bolivia’s neighbour, Peru, is just as captivating; its history dates back to the Inca Empire with Machu Picchu, its most illustrious symbol. The countries in the northern end of South America including Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela might not be as renowned for their ancient wonders as the other countries but what they do have is a natural beauty – spectacular landscapes, tropical rainforests, and pristine beaches – that makes them inimitable.

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South America climate

South America can be split into four climatic zones: tropical, dry, cold and temperate. Depending on which area of the continent you’re visiting, the elevation and weather factors including rain and wind contribute to the climate variations, making it unpredictable and erratic in some areas.

When is the best time to fly to South America?

Argentina and Brazil, both in the Southern Hemisphere, can be visited all year round but most people prefer to book flights to South America during peak season – mid December to early March – when the weather is hot and humid. But if you’d rather avoid paying top dollar for South America flights and accommodations, then the best time to go is in winter between the months of June and October. Chile, also in the Southern Hemisphere, has climactic variations from the north to south. The north can be visited at any time of the year while central and southern Chile should be avoided from June to September when snowfall can get heavy.

The Andean countries including Ecuador, Venezuela, Bolivia, Colombia and Peru have two distinct seasons: wet and dry, and depending on the altitude and proximity to the equator, each country’s peak season will differ slightly.

Bolivia has the most unpredictable weather in South America, thanks to its topography and altitude. Generally the best time to visit is during the dry season between May and October. Peru is another country with complicated weather due to its high elevation and close proximity to the Pacific Ocean. The best time to visit is summer, from January to March when days are hot and humid.

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Getting around South America

Internal South America flights are the most convenient, but not necessarily the cheapest way to get around from one country to the next. While visiting Brazil, for example, internal flights are notoriously expensive so it’s a good idea to get a Brazil Pass which allows you to take a few internal flights and is cheaper than purchasing tickets separately. Or if you’re planning on travelling between Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, and Brazil, you should consider buying a Mercosur Air Pass that will allow for two stops in each country. Read more about this and other available air passes in our Air Pass travel tip. 

Buses are the next most popular form of transport, to some the only form, and provide a cheaper alternative to flying and a great way to see the country. However it’s not always advisable to take overnight buses especially in Ecuador and Peru where armed robberies on night buses are not uncommon.

In addition to being expensive, hiring and driving a car can be dangerous and inconvenient but taxis in most major cities are available and can be hired for long journeys.

Cycling isn’t encouraged in the majority of South American countries – particularly in Colombia and Guyana – where the quality of the roads can be poor.

How long is the flight to South America?

When you book flights to South America from Hong Kong, you will have a choice of two different popular departure airports in Hong Kong. The first and most popular is Hong Kong International Airport, the second is Sheung Ahui Airport. Flights along this route headed for the two most popular destinations in South America, Sao Paulo and Rio De Janeiro, will have at least one stopover due to the distance travelled. Travelling early in the morning is your best option of cheap flights to South America but can sometimes include a third stop and stretch to over 30h of travel time.

What is the best way to travel around South America?

There are a few ways to travel around the continent when you reach South America, depending on where you want to explore. The cheapest and most culturally rich way is to hop on a bus. Most cities, including the two most popular tourist destination cities, Sao Paulo and Rio De Janeiro, have central bus terminals, with services that run regularly and frequently. Renting a car is not recommended as traffic can be chaotic and unpredictable. Local, cheap flights to South America's different famous destinations are recommended to travel safely and conveniently.

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

To be fully prepared for your adventure, you can make some preparations before you book flights to South America. Haggling is a common experience in all of South America, and for that, you should remember to have cash on you. Different currencies are used in different parts of South America, such as the 'Real' in Sao Paulo and Rio De Janeiro. You can change money at your arrival airport. When you book flights to South America, you should check the typical climate of the places you want to visit so you can pack accordingly. The weather conditions can change drastically from city to city.

What are some things to do in South America?

After you have found your best  South America airfare and made it to the continent, you must make a stop in Sao Paulo, one of the continent's most popular destinations. It is the financial capital of Brazil, rich in culture and stunning views. The best ways to travel the city is on foot or by bike. Take a bike tour to Parque Ibirapuera and experience an oasis in the middle of a bustling city. Here you can take long walks or watch the evening fountain and light show. Or compare flights to South America for a trip to Rio. If you decide to explore this city, try to align your trip with a Rio soccer game in one of the city's famous venues  such as the Maracanã Stadium.

Popular cities in South America

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