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Cheap flights from California (CA) to South America

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California to South America

How far in advance should I book a flight from California to South America?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 57 days in advance, which can save you up to 7% on flights from California to South America compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 57 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $483. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $483.

What is the cheapest month to fly from California to South America?

August is one of the best times of the year to fly to South America from California. Prices for August average $468 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $282. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a August flight can save you 56% on your journey compared to booking in August

Cheap flights from California to South America in January, February 2021

The best prices found for California to South America flights for January, February
1 Feb - 7 Feb
$245pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
LIM
Lima J Chavez Intl
LIM
Lima J Chavez Intl
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
1 Feb - 7 Feb
$246pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LIM
Lima J Chavez Intl
LIM
Lima J Chavez Intl
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
29 Jan - 1 Feb
$248pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
LIM
Lima J Chavez Intl
LIM
Lima J Chavez Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

California to South America 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to South America from California found for this year
1 Feb - 7 Feb
$245pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
LIM
Lima J Chavez Intl
LIM
Lima J Chavez Intl
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
1 Feb - 7 Feb
$246pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LIM
Lima J Chavez Intl
LIM
Lima J Chavez Intl
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
29 Jan - 1 Feb
$248pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
LIM
Lima J Chavez Intl
LIM
Lima J Chavez Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

Non-stop flights to South America from California

Save time with California to South America direct flight deals
12 May - 24 May
$463pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Avianca
Non-Stop
BOG
Bogotá El Dorado
BOG
Bogotá El Dorado
Avianca
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
5 May - 2 Jun
$507pp
LAX
Los Angeles
LATAM Airlines
Non-Stop
SCL
Santiago Arturo Merino Benitez
SCL
Santiago Arturo Merino Benitez
LATAM Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
1 Jun - 5 Jun
$508pp
LAX
Los Angeles
LATAM Airlines
Non-Stop
SCL
Santiago Arturo Merino Benitez
SCL
Santiago Arturo Merino Benitez
LATAM Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles

Last minute flights from California to South America

Late deals on round-trip flights to South America from California, departing today and this week
25 Jan - 1 Feb
$254pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LIM
Lima J Chavez Intl
LIM
Lima J Chavez Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
22 Jan - 24 Jan
$258pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Copa Airlines
 
1 STOP
BOG
Bogotá El Dorado
BOG
Bogotá El Dorado
Copa Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
22 Jan - 7 Feb
$261pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LIM
Lima J Chavez Intl
LIM
Lima J Chavez Intl
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles

One-way flights to South America from California

The cheapest one-way flights from California to South America
10:08 am - 7:05 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
29h 57m
LAX - BOG
Multiple Airlines
$122
Gotogate
5:20 pm - 10:42 am
JetBlue
1 Stop
14h 22m
LAX - BOG
JetBlue
11:15 am - 9:16 am
Spirit Airlines
2 Stops
19h 01m
LAX - BOG
Spirit Airlines
$125
SmartFares

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about California to South America flights.

Flight FAQs

From California to South America

Are flight prices decreasing from California to South America due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both California and South America for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from California to South America to control the spread of COVID-19?

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Delta and LATAM Airlines are some airlines that have done so. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travelers flying from California to South America are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, social distance seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from California to South America have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Copa Airlines, LATAM Airlines, and Avianca are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from California to South America for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from California to South America for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $245, but on average you can expect to pay $259.

Are there nonstop flights from California to South America for under $500 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from California to South America under $500. A good price for a nonstop flight from California to South America is less than $531.

Are there last-minute flights available from California to South America for under $300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from California to South America within the next 7 days for less than $300.

How popular is this flight route?

Within the past month, 394 users have taken a look at flights from California to South America.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from California to South America?

Interjet, Major Airline and American Airlines are the most popular airlines when flying from California to South America.

What are the most popular routes from California to South America?

When deciding which route to take from California to South America consider Los Angeles - Medellín Jose Maria Cordova Intl, Los Angeles - Lima J Chavez Intl or Los Angeles - Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl as they are the most popular.

What are the cheapest Flights from California to South America?

Looking for the cheapest flight from California to South America? While on average our users pay $1,141, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $165. The most popular route (Los Angeles - Medellín Jose Maria Cordova Intl), is priced around $271.

How long is the flight from California to South America?

A quick flight from California to South America can take about 9h 20m. Copa Airlines provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $281. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from California to South America round-trip?

Our cheapest airline available from California to South America is Spirit Airlines. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $246 on this airline. An additional option worth looking into is Copa Airlines, starting at $258.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from California to South America one-way?

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Spirit Airlines, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $80. Spirit Airlines is not the only option available. At the moment, JetBlue is another option, for $123.

Destination information for South America

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from California to South America
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Airports servicing

Burbank (BUR)
Concord Buchanan Fld (CCR)
Crescent City (CEC)
McClellan-Palomar (CLD)
Fresno (FAT)

Top 10 airlines flying from California to South America

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from California to South America choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Interjet
$243 $505 No cancel fee 68%
JetBlue
$180 $535 No cancel fee 62%
Aeromexico
$390 $757 No cancel fee N/A
Spirit Airlines
$368 $799 No cancel fee 65%
Avianca
$297 $827 No cancel fee 71%
LATAM Airlines
$416 $887 No cancel fee 81%
LATAM Airlines Brasil
$591 $969 No cancel fee 74%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by LATAM Airlines Brasil. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

American Airlines
$340 $1,022 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$178 $1,072 No cancel fee N/A
Air Canada
$598 $1,101 No cancel fee 67%
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