The cheapest times to fly from ZCO to BBA are

  • February 26th to July 1st (except the week of April 2nd)
  • July 23rd to August 5th

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 ZCO to BBA is early to mid March. Prices can be as high as $371 for Sunday flights during late October, or as low as $113 for Saturday flights around early to mid March.


When to Fly to Balmaceda

Flying from Temuco (ZCO) to Balmaceda (BBA) will usually cost between $122 to $179 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid March with an average ticket price of $121. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late October, with an average price of $225. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $103 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $139 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ZCO to BBA flight.

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

ZCO to BBA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ZCO to BBA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Temuco. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.17, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday is usually the cheapest day to fly to BBA, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into ZCO. Sundays 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 $25 (16%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Saturday and returning a week later will cost an average of $135. Return trip prices are from the BBA to ZCO 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 ZCO to BBA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 52 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking ZCO to BBA

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 ZCO to BBA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Santiago (ZCO > SCL > BBA)

  • Price for both tickets: $121
  • Average savings: $18 (12.95%)

See ZCO to SCL flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ZCO to BBA? 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 Balmaceda Airport to Maquehue Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 496 miles or 798 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from ZCO to BBA?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ZCO to BBA flight is about 1 hour 52 minutes.

How many flights go between Temuco and Balmaceda?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 28 available flights from ZCO to BBA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ZCO
Origination airport name Maquehue Airport
City Temuco
Country Chile
Latitude -38.8
Longitude -72.6

Return Airport

Destination code BBA
Destination airport name Balmaceda Airport
City Balmaceda
Country Chile
Latitude -45.9
Longitude -71.7


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