|Popular in||December||High demand for flights, 7% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||June||Best time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop|
|Average price||S$ 2,430||Average for round-trip flights in December 2021|
|Round-trip from||S$ 2,728||From Singapore Changi to Chile|
Often dubbed “the thin country”, Chile’s appearance on a map might be gaunt but everything else about it is robust and thriving with natural beauty. Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Andean highlands and bordered by Peru, Bolivia and Argentina, its contrasting topography of desert, rainforests, peaks and glaciers makes it the one of the most visually distinct countries in South America. But because of its length – a staggering 4,000 kilometres – it’s important to decide what kind of trip you’re after when booking a flight to Chile.
Santiago, the capital, is a good base and provides easy access to other areas in Chile. From there, wine lovers can visit the colonial towns of the Central Valley and tour the lush vineyards surrounding them. While adventure seekers should head up north to the Andes where the gurgling geysers of El Tatio live, and avid skiers can get their adrenaline going on the slopes of Farellones, La Parva, and Valle Nevado.
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Much of Chile is covered with mountains and snow. The deserts in the north are warm in the day and cool in the night. The centre of the country has a more Mediterranean climate, with rains from May to August. The south is very cold, especially in the winter, and rainy.
Domestic flights are available throughout the country with airline LAN. If you’re planning on making lots of flights, consider getting the LAN “Visit South America Air Pass” which will give discounted tickets within Chile and also to Peru and Ecuador. There are other regional airlines flying to different destinations.
The bus system in Chile is very good. The network covers much of the country and service is cheap and efficient. In comparison, trains are poor; many lines are used only for freight.
There are several daily flights to Chile from Singapore with an average of two stopovers before reaching Chile. The average flight time depends on the stopover duration, at airports like Doha Hamad International Airport, Sao Paulo Guarulhos International Airport, Madrid Barajas and Panama City Tocumen International. The shortest journey on this route stops in Doha and Madrid. Chile has two major airports receiving flights from Singapore, Santiago Arturo Merino Benitez and Calama El Loa. Cheap flights to Chile with two stopovers can take around 34h 40min to 52h, operated by multiple airlines like Iberia, Air France and Copa Airlines. For travellers who prefer connecting on one carrier, Latam Airlines, Qatar Airways and KLM offer this service from departure to arrival airport.
There are currently no direct flights from Singapore to Chile Santiago Arturo Merino Benitez and Calama El Loa. Instead, Chile flight deals have two stopovers, predominantly in Qatar, Doha or Madrid. Leading airlines like Qatar Airways and Latam Airlines service flights from Singapore to Chile via the fast route, Doha and Madrid, whereas airlines such as KLM and Air France operate the route via Amsterdam and Panama City.
Stretching along the South American coastline, the Republic of Chile sits long and narrow. Chile has an affordable, comfortable and easy way of getting around; Chilean locals prefer travelling on their reliable and cheap bus system, with domestic flights also available to cover long distances generally within an hour. Air travel in the country is dominated by LAN and Sky Airline, with a limited number of cheap flights. Micros are local buses connecting city centres, nearby villages and suburbs. Taxis are available in Chile and are normally identified as black with yellow rooftops, with varying fares depending on the desired destination. Throughout Chile, there are both local and international car hire agencies in abundance, with local hires being relatively cheaper than international franchises. The road network is an efficient and convenient way of moving around quickly.
Chile is a unique country filled with culture and mountainous scenery and palm trees, along with neoclassical architecture and historic museums in the capital city, Santiago. If you have a thing for penguins, on the coast of Punta Arenas you can visit the Isla Magdalena to enjoy the company of penguin flocks up close and personal. Hiking trails aren’t scarce around the country; ensure the Torres del Paine is on your bucket list to take in the open views from the towering peaks, crystal-clear lakes and forested valleys. Located in Chico, visit the hidden and spectacular Marble Caves, with turquoise, clear waters. A few thousand kilometres offshore in the Valparaiso region, Easter Island is the home to the mysterious Moai statues, reflecting the country's indigenous culture. No trip to Chile would be complete without a visit to the capital city, enjoy some of the best dining, drinks and museums the country has to offer.
When travelling to Chile from Singapore, you may stay in the country for only 30 days without a visa; however, a valid passport is a requirement for the duration of your stay. For an extended stay, it is recommended to check with the embassy for specific requirements.