The cheapest times to fly from SFO to ARI are

  • March 12th to May 6th
  • August 6th to December 9th (except the week of 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 SFO to ARI is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $2470 for Friday flights during mid December, or as low as $928 for Monday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Arica

Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Arica (ARI) will usually cost between $963 to $1621 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $952. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $2008. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1056 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1182 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to ARI flight.

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

SFO to ARI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SFO to ARI flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from San Francisco. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.14, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ARI, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into SFO. Fridays 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 $211 (16%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1159. Return trip prices are from the ARI to SFO 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 SFO to ARI can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 13 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from SFO to ARI while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Coronel Carlos Ciriani Santa Rosa International Airport (TCQ) in Tacna

  • 21 miles (34 km) away from ARI
  • Usually 37.16% less expensive than ARI
  • 2-layover flights available

See SFO to TCQ flights


Flight Hacking SFO to ARI

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 SFO to ARI — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Santiago (SFO > SCL > ARI)

  • Price for both tickets: $924
  • Average savings: $258 (21.84%)

See SFO to SCL flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SFO to ARI? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Alaska, American, COPA, Delta, InterJet, LATAM, Singapore Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Chacalluta Airport to San Francisco International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5134 miles or 8262 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from SFO to ARI?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to ARI flight is about 10 hour 13 minutes.

How many flights go between San Francisco, CA and Arica?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 15 available flights from SFO to ARI.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SFO
Origination airport name San Francisco International Airport
City San Francisco, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 37.6
Longitude -122.4

Return Airport

Destination code ARI
Destination airport name Chacalluta Airport
City Arica
Country Chile
Latitude -18.3
Longitude -70.3


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