South America is a stunning continent with 13 countries to explore. Fly your way to ancient ruins, natural wonders, exotic cultures and dramatic scenery. Be sure to save some time and energy for the colourful festivals and wild nightlife. And it doesn’t have to cost you a pretty penny to shake your booty at a Rio de Janeiro street party or become mesmerised by the city lights of Quito in Ecuador, Students Flights offers a range of cheap airfares that means eating at the best restaurant in Salvador in Brazil can still be on your agenda as well as hiking around the 'White City' of Areuipa in Peru. Plus, if you’re under 26, a student or teacher, you could save even more on your South America airfares with our Black Market Flights deals.
The only challenge will be deciding where to start out on your South American adventure, with regular flights arriving at many international airports including Buenos Aires’s Ministro Pistarini International (EZE), Rio de Janeiro’s Galeao – Antonio Carlos Jobim International (GIG), Santiago’s Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez International (SCL) and Lima’s Jorge Chavez International (LIM). To get from the airport to your accommodation and city centre, a range of public transport and taxis are at your disposal. Most hotels and resorts will also offer a shuttle service.
South America Flights
Direct flights from Australia to South America depart from Sydney. The flight time from Sydney to Santiago is under 13 hours. Flights from other capital cities will require a short stop across the ditch in beautiful Auckland in New Zealand or Dubai - a great opportunity to explore a different city for a few days or just continue straight on your journey. During the flight, airlines will provide drinks and a meal as well as various in-flight entertainment. For specific services, check out our airline guide.
Airlines that fly to South America
Major airlines that fly from Australia to South America:
South America Holiday Packages
Feeling a little overwhelmed with the huge selection of locations and activities South America has to offer? Want to make sure you get the most bang for your Pesos? Get the best deal on all your flights, accommodation and tours with a South America holiday package. Our Student Flights travel consultants can organise transfers, help with activity planning and personalised itineraries. Our South American holiday packages are the perfect way to make the most of your time abroad.
About South America
From outdoor adventures to street festivals and stunning beaches that stimulate your senses, South America has it all. Hiking the Inca trail to the world-famous Machu Picchu in Peru is a must-do for any adventurer's bucket list. Try not to get lost trekking the Amazon, which stretches over 9 countries and 7 million square kilometres. From the top of Corcovado, where the outstretched arms of Cristo Redentor welcomes you, all the way down to Copacabana beach, Brazil's capital Rio de Janeiro aches to be explored.
To learn more, check out our South America destination guide. Or call our Student Flights Centre consultants for the latest information on cheap flights and packages.