Cheap Flights to South America

Winter Flights to Central & South America

Spend your winter break checking more cities off of your bucket list.

Origin Destination One-way (from)*
Chicago Bogota $409
Boston Santiago $413
New York Guayaquil $485
New York Lima $498
Chicago Quito $654
Los Angeles Buenos Aires $845

Between the diverse wildlife, dramatic landscape and ancient ruins, South America is the perfect place for adventurous spirits, but don’t forget the metropolitan areas, either! Imagine colorful cities where colonial influences blend with indigenous cultures. Explore the cobbled roads of Brazil’s historic Ouro Preto or learn to dance in Columbia’s Santiago de Cali, the salsa capital of the world. There are thousands of fascinating places to visit in South America and Central America — so what are you waiting for? Let StudentUniverse help you find your way to paradise with the best deals on flights and hotels.

With airports in almost every major city, you have plenty of options for flights to South America (just make sure to bring a camera on the plane for instagram-worthy aerial shots).

Why go now? While the South American climate is as varied as the landscape, aiming for low season (July and August) will get you the best deals on all things travel. Some resorts in Chile, Argentina and Uruguay shut down and snow might block a few hiking trails, but ski resorts are in full gear and you’ll beat the Olympic crowds! Shoulder season (October and November) is also a great time to book your trip to any major South American city.

Need more inspiration? Get it from the people who’ve been:

  • Buenos Aires on a Student Budget: Alexis Anthony walks you through Argentina’s euro-influenced capital, with an emphasis on free sites and activities. She also tells you where to buy the best food at student-friendly prices.
  • Honduras is my #happyplace: What’s your #happyplace? StudentUniverse blogger Linda Zhu explains why everyone should visit the often-overlooked Central American paradise of Honduras.
  • Top 10 Backpacking Cities in Central & South America: Latin America is perfect for backpacking, and Danielle Dougan shares the top cities to include on your route. Find out why should spend the night in Panama City, Cuzco and more!

*A Note About Flight Prices: All prices were current at the time this was published. Prices are subject to availability and subject to change without notice. Prices are based on searches done in the last 14 days for roundtrip flights from the United States to select destinations within Central and South America between December 2017 and January 2018. Flight prices vary by date, departure city, arrival city and availability. All taxes/fees are included in the price, except certain government taxes, change fees and fees imposed in destination and airline baggage fees if applicable.