The cheapest times to fly from CJC to SCL are

  • March 12th to April 8th
  • May 14th to June 24th
  • July 16th to September 2nd (except the week of August 13th)
  • September 24th to December 16th (except the weeks of October 22nd and October 29th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from CJC to SCL is late August to early September. Prices can be as high as $241 for Monday flights during early May, or as low as $42 for Sunday flights around late August to early September.


When to Fly to Santiago

Flying from Calama (CJC) to Santiago (SCL) will usually cost between $47 to $93 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late August to early September with an average ticket price of $50. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early May, with an average price of $200. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $150 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $60 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CJC to SCL flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the CJC to SCL route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

CJC to SCL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CJC to SCL flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Calama. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.05, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Sunday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SCL, and Saturday the cheapest day to fly back into CJC. Mondays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $8 (11%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Sunday and returning a week later will cost an average of $64. Return trip prices are from the SCL to CJC flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from CJC to SCL can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 21 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from CJC to SCL? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: JETSMART SpA, LATAM, Sky Airline, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport to El Loa Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 761 miles or 1225 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from CJC to SCL?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CJC to SCL flight is about 2 hour 21 minutes.

How many flights go between Calama and Santiago?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 30 available flights from CJC to SCL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CJC
Origination airport name El Loa Airport
City Calama
Country Chile
Latitude -22.5
Longitude -68.9

Return Airport

Destination code SCL
Destination airport name Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport
City Santiago
Country Chile
Latitude -33.4
Longitude -70.8


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