Cheap flights to South America

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 inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 16% potential price rise
Cheapest inAugustBest time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average price$473Average for round-trip flights in January 2022
Round-trip from$222From Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl to Bogotá El Dorado
One-way from$102One-way flight from Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl (LAS) to South America

Cheap flights to South America in January, February 2022

The best prices found for BOG flights for January, February
Feb 10 - Feb 15
LAS

Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl

MDE

Medellín Jose Maria Cordova Intl

1 stop

13h 00m
MDE

Medellín Jose Maria Cordova Intl

LAS

Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl

1 stop

10h 40m
$212

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 1/16/22

Feb 12 - Feb 15
LAS

Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl

MDE

Medellín Jose Maria Cordova Intl

1 stop

13h 00m
MDE

Medellín Jose Maria Cordova Intl

LAS

Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl

1 stop

10h 40m
$213

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 1/16/22

Feb 18 - Feb 20
LAS

Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl

BOG

Bogotá El Dorado

1 stop

13h 30m
BOG

Bogotá El Dorado

LAS

Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl

1 stop

10h 50m
$222

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 1/15/22

South America 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to South America found for this year
Feb 10 - Feb 15
LAS

Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl

MDE

Medellín Jose Maria Cordova Intl

1 stop

13h 00m
MDE

Medellín Jose Maria Cordova Intl

LAS

Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl

1 stop

10h 40m
$212

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 1/16/22

Feb 12 - Feb 15
LAS

Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl

MDE

Medellín Jose Maria Cordova Intl

1 stop

13h 00m
MDE

Medellín Jose Maria Cordova Intl

LAS

Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl

1 stop

10h 40m
$213

Spirit Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/16/22

Feb 18 - Feb 20
LAS

Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl

BOG

Bogotá El Dorado

1 stop

13h 30m
BOG

Bogotá El Dorado

LAS

Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl

1 stop

10h 50m
$222

Spirit Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/15/22

Last minute flights to South America

Late deals on round-trip flights to South America, departing today and this week
Jan 24 - Feb 2
LAS

Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl

BOG

Bogotá El Dorado

2 stops

16h 53m
BOG

Bogotá El Dorado

LAS

Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl

1 stop

10h 45m
$228

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 1/16/22

Jan 28 - Feb 12
LAS

Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl

MDE

Medellín Jose Maria Cordova Intl

1 stop

13h 00m
MDE

Medellín Jose Maria Cordova Intl

LAS

Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl

1 stop

10h 40m
$239

Spirit Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/16/22

Jan 24 - Feb 2
LAS

Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl

BOG

Bogotá El Dorado

2 stops

16h 53m
BOG

Bogotá El Dorado

LAS

Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl

2 stops

19h 15m
$245

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 1/16/22

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

$438

February

$409

March

$426

April

$426

May

$406

June

$468

July

$578

August

$526

September

$500

October

$495

November

$487

December

$622

May is currently the cheapest month to fly to South America. At this moment in time December is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to South America?

Average South America flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

LAS - BOG

Price

$406 - $896

BOG

Temperature

53.6 - 55.4 °F

BOG

Precipitation

1.6 - 5.5 inches

Whilst there are several times of the year to choose from, May is seen as the time to fly to South America, however, it is possible to get good deals throughout the year. If you are looking for warm weather when you arrive off of your flight to South America then February is statistically the hottest. October is historically the period with most rainfall.

Where are the most popular flight destinations in South America?

Colombia is the most popular flight destination in South America. Other popular destinations include Peru, Brazil, Argentina and Ecuador.

South America embodies a soul that’s found nowhere else in the world. And each country has its own traditions and cultures; from the melancholic Argentinean tango to the ancient Inca ruins of Bolivia.

The two largest countries in the continent, Brazil and Argentina, are perhaps the most diverse and most travelers 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 neighbor, 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.

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.

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 travel during the peak season – mid December to early March – when the weather is hot and humid. But if you’d rather avoid paying higher prices 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.

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 air passes which allows you to take a few internal flights and is cheaper than purchasing tickets separately. Or if you’re planning on traveling between Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, and Brazil, you should consider buying a pass that will allow for two stops in each country.

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, renting 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.

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