The cheapest times to fly from CUN to SCL are

  • May 21st to July 1st
  • August 6th to December 16th

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 CUN to SCL is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $947 for Sunday flights during early January, or as low as $539 for Thursday flights around early to mid October.


When to Fly to Santiago

Flying from Cancun (CUN) to Santiago (SCL) will usually cost between $571 to $783 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid October with an average ticket price of $565. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $839. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $273 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $659 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CUN to SCL flight.

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

CUN to SCL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CUN to SCL flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Cancún. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SCL, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into CUN. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Santiago, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Cancún. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $37 (5%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $659. Return trip prices are from the SCL to CUN 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 CUN to SCL can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 1 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking CUN to SCL

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from CUN to SCL — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Lima (CUN > LIM > SCL)

  • Price for both tickets: $519
  • Average savings: $140 (21.26%)

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Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 18 major airlines flying this route most often: Aerolineas Argentinas, Aeromexico, Air Canada, American, Avianca, COPA, Copa Airlines Colombia, Delta, Gol, InterJet, JETSMART SpA, Korean Air, LATAM, Sky Airline, Turkish Airlines, United, Viva Air, VivaAerobus, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3907 miles or 6288 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CUN to SCL flight is about 8 hour 1 minutes.

How many flights go between Cancun and Santiago?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 68 available flights from CUN to SCL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeCUN
Origination airport nameCancun International Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeSCL
Destination airport nameArturo Merino Benitez International Airport


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