Flights to Santiago, Chile

Santiago, Chile’s leafy capital city, is nestled at the foothills of the Andes and known for its vibrant atmosphere. Here you can join locals sipping on pisco sours and dancing until the early hours, explore the lively neighbourhoods and tick off a list of beautiful architectural landmarks. Santiago also makes a great base for discovering more of what Chile has to offer, as there’s plenty to do within an hour of city. You can whitewater raft in Cajon del Maipo, taste Cabernet in the Maipo Valley or snowboard at some of the biggest ski resorts in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Where Latin culture meets rugged wilderness

Fly to Santiago with British Airways and explore the historic heart of the city, Plaza de Armas. Colonial architecture and the Metropolitan Cathedral are standouts here, while the city’s highest point, Cerro San Cristobal, offers sweeping panoramic views.

You can take the funicular up to the top or stretch your legs ascending the steep climb by foot. Back on solid ground, explore Chilean culture at the Museum of Fine Arts and the Gabriela Mistral Cultural Center. You can also visit La Chascona, the former home of Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda, to see its famous quirky interiors.

From here, venture out into the lively Bellavista neighbourhood and explore its bohemian charm, art galleries and cafes. To taste your way through the city’s culinary scene, visit fresh seafood markets, like La Vega Central, and explore its innovative restaurants. 

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Flight time

14 hours 30 minutes

Time zone

GMT -5


The Chilean peso

Santiago, Chile flight FAQs

A flight from London Heathrow to Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport takes around 14 hours and 30 minutes.

Use our low fare finder to discover the cheapest time to visit Santiago. The most popular time to visit is in the spring and autumn months, so book your flights for summer or winter to enjoy activities like skiing in the Andes and exploring the city’s attractions with fewer crowds. 

You can make a trip to Santiago fit any budget. Wander through the charming Lastarria district, known for its artistic vibes, complete with eye-catching street art. Enjoy budget-friendly street food from the local markets and hike up Cerro San Cristobal for Instagrammable views without spending a peso. Immerse yourself in the city's cultural scene with free entry on certain days to museums like the Museum of Fine Arts. You can also use the efficient public transport system to navigate the city.

Once you touch down at Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport, you’re only a 20-minute drive from the city centre. The cheapest way to travel is by using the airport bus, which will take you to the centre of town in about 40 minutes. Taxis can easily be found outside the airport terminal for a faster ride to your destination.  

Chile’s capital is full of adventure. Discover tree-lined Barrio Italia, the city’s artsy enclave renowned for its vintage boutiques, art galleries and cosy cafes. Centro Gabriela Mistral, an organisation that hosts art exhibitions, performances and cultural events, is another opportunity to enjoy the city’s creative undercurrent. Santiago also has plenty of opportunities for escaping into nature. Visit Parque Bicentenario’s serene lakes, sculptures and landscaped gardens or climb Cerro Santa Lucia, a historic hill that’s home to remnants of colonial architecture. 

You can book a hand baggage-only ticket or make the most of our generous baggage allowance. If you choose economy standard or one of our British Airways Holidays’ packages, each passenger can check in a bag weighing up to 23kg – in addition to a handbag, laptop case or other small bag. Families travelling in any cabin with younger children can also check in one car seat and one fully collapsible pushchair. Read more about baggage allowances for children.

If you’re flying in our business cabin, you can check in two bags weighing up to 32kg each. Read our baggage guide for full details.

Citizens of the UK and Ireland and EU passport holders do not need a visa to visit Chile. If you hold a passport from a country or territory outside of these areas, you may need to apply for a visa before you travel. You can find out more about visa requirements for all the countries we fly to at the IATA Travel Centre.

Discover outstanding service from the moment you book. Fly with just hand baggage and you can carry two bags free of charge. Choose our checked baggage option and you can travel with hand baggage and a 23kg bag checked into the hold, plus enjoy free seat selection 24 hours before you fly. On board you’ll find HEPA-filtered air, quality on-board catering, and a warm, uniquely British welcome.  

Simply relax and let us take care of you, every step of the way.

Our cabins

All our cabins offer an excellent – and uniquely British – experience. Choose your perfect way to fly, from economy to First.


Our World Traveller cabin offers all the touches you need to enjoy your flight at an affordable price.

World Traveller

Premium economy

Discover our World Traveller Plus cabin and treat yourself to a wider seat and more legroom in a separate, quieter cabin.

World Traveller Plus


Work or relax in our Club World cabin and enjoy lounge access, a dedicated check-in area and fully flat beds for a restful sleep.

Club World


Choose First to enjoy a range of comforts, from fine dining to your own private suite and access to our elegant departure lounges.


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