The cheapest times to fly from LEX to SCL are

  • January 8th to February 4th
  • March 19th to April 29th
  • May 14th to June 17th
  • August 6th to September 16th (except the week of September 3rd)

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 LEX to SCL is mid to late August. Prices can be as high as $2115 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $1377 for Tuesday flights around mid to late August.


When to Fly to Santiago

Flying from Lexington, KY (LEX) to Santiago (SCL) will usually cost between $1397 to $1658 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late August with an average ticket price of $1401. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1853. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $452 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1468 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LEX to SCL flight.

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

LEX to SCL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LEX to SCL flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Lexington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.18, which is 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 to Santiago, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Lexington. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $109 (7%) 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 $1426. Return trip prices are from the SCL to LEX 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 LEX to SCL can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 0 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Toronto (LEX > YYZ > SCL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1039
  • Average savings: $429 (29.22%)

See LEX to YYZ flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (LEX > JFK > SCL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1098
  • Average savings: $371 (25.24%)

See LEX to JFK flights

Hack #3: Chicago, IL (LEX > ORD > SCL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1103
  • Average savings: $365 (24.86%)

See LEX to ORD flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, American, Delta, LATAM, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5013 miles or 8068 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LEX to SCL flight is about 10 hour 0 minutes.

How many flights go between Lexington, KY and Santiago?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 25 available flights from LEX to SCL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LEX
Origination airport name Blue Grass Airport
City Lexington, KY
Country the United States
Latitude 38
Longitude -84.6

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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