The cheapest times to fly from LAX to SCL are

  • March 5th to June 17th (except the weeks of March 26th, April 2nd, and April 9th)
  • August 6th to December 2nd (except the weeks of September 3rd, September 17th, and November 19th)

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 LAX to SCL is early June. Prices can be as high as $1623 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $835 for Tuesday flights around early June.


When to Fly to Santiago

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Santiago (SCL) will usually cost between $873 to $1177 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early June with an average ticket price of $847. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1367. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $520 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $922 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to SCL flight.

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

LAX to SCL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LAX to SCL flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Los Angeles. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays 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 $117 (11%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $942. Return trip prices are from the SCL to LAX 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 LAX to SCL can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 2 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking LAX 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 LAX to SCL — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $698
  • Average savings: $224 (24.25%)

See LAX to LIM flights

Hack #2: Mexico City (LAX > MEX > SCL)

  • Price for both tickets: $916
  • Average savings: $6 (0.6%)

See LAX to MEX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 14 major airlines flying this route most often: Aerolineas Argentinas, Aeromexico, Air Canada, Alaska, American, Avianca, COPA, Delta, InterJet, JetBlue, LATAM, Turkish Airlines, United, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5583 miles or 8985 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to SCL flight is about 11 hour 2 minutes.

How many flights go between Los Angeles, CA and Santiago?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 69 available flights from LAX to SCL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LAX
Origination airport name Los Angeles International Airport
City Los Angeles, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.9
Longitude -118.4

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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