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There are 6 ways to get from South America to Australia by car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Drive, fly to Sydney  •  33h 53m

  1. Drive from South America to Santa Cruz
  2. Fly from Santa Cruz (VVI) to Sydney (SYD) VVI - SYD

$752 - $2,070

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Drive, fly to Melbourne  •  33h 48m

  1. Drive from South America to Santa Cruz
  2. Fly from Santa Cruz (VVI) to Melbourne (MEL) VVI - MEL

$801 - $2,268

Drive, fly to Brisbane  •  36h 32m

  1. Drive from South America to Santa Cruz
  2. Fly from Santa Cruz (VVI) to Brisbane (BNE) VVI - BNE

$797 - $2,270

Drive, fly to Canberra  •  36h 39m

  1. Drive from South America to Santa Cruz
  2. Fly from Santa Cruz (VVI) to Canberra (CBR) VVI - CBR

$939 - $2,659

Drive, fly to Gold Coast  •  36h 44m

  1. Drive from South America to Santa Cruz
  2. Fly from Santa Cruz (VVI) to Gold Coast (OOL) VVI - OOL

$993 - $2,764

Drive, fly to Newcastle  •  38h 45m

  1. Drive from South America to Santa Cruz
  2. Fly from Santa Cruz (VVI) to Newcastle (NTL) VVI - NTL

$1,140 - $2,759

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from South America to Australia is to drive and fly which costs $750 - $2,100 and takes 33h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from South America to Australia is to drive and fly which costs $800 - $2,300 and takes 33h 48m.

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The distance between South America and Australia is 14647 km.

It takes approximately 33h 53m to get from South America to Australia, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Santa Cruz Airport to Sydney Airport. The quickest flight takes 19h 20m and has one stopover.

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Aerolíneas Argentinas, Air New Zealand, Qantas and LATAM Chile offer flights from Santa Cruz Airport to Sydney Airport.

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Map of how to get from South America to Australia.
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  • Distance: 9154.7 miles
  • Duration: 33h 53m

What companies run services between South America and Australia?

There is no direct connection from South America to Sydney. However, you can take the drive to Santa Cruz airport, fly to Sydney, take the walk to International Airport Station, take the train to Central Station, then take the train to Sydney. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Santa Cruz airport, fly to Melbourne, take the walk to Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr, then take the bus to Melbourne.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Santa Cruz to Sydney via Santiago
Ave. Duration
19h 20m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,000
Flights from Santa Cruz to Sydney via Santiago, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
23h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,600
Flights from Santa Cruz to Sydney via Sao Paulo, Santiago
Ave. Duration
24h 40m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$850 - $2,300
Flights from Santa Cruz to Melbourne via Santiago
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,600
Flights from Santa Cruz to Melbourne via Santiago, Sydney
Ave. Duration
23h 45m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,200
Flights from Santa Cruz to Brisbane via Santiago, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
24h
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$950 - $2,700
Flights from Santa Cruz to Brisbane via Santiago, Sydney
Ave. Duration
24h 40m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,200
Flights from Santa Cruz to Brisbane via Santiago, Auckland
Ave. Duration
33h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,700
Flights from Santa Cruz to Brisbane via Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini, Auckland
Ave. Duration
25h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,200
Flights from Santa Cruz to Canberra via Santiago, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
22h 25m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,200
Flights from Santa Cruz to Canberra via Santiago, Sydney
Ave. Duration
22h 50m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,600
Flights from Santa Cruz to Canberra via Sao Paulo, Santiago, Sydney
Ave. Duration
28h 10m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,900
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Santa Cruz to Brisbane via Santiago, Sydney
Ave. Duration
21h 40m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,200
Flights from Santa Cruz to Brisbane via Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini, Auckland
Ave. Duration
25h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,200
Flights from Santa Cruz to Gold Coast via Santiago, Sydney
Ave. Duration
21h 40m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$950 - $2,700
Flights from Santa Cruz to Gold Coast via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery, Santiago, Sydney
Ave. Duration
28h 20m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,800
Flights from Santa Cruz to Newcastle via Santiago, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
23h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,100
Flights from Santa Cruz to Newcastle via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery, Santiago, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
28h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,300
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Santa Cruz to Brisbane via Santiago, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
22h 50m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$950 - $2,700
Flights from Santa Cruz to Brisbane via Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini, Auckland
Ave. Duration
26h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,200
Flights from Santa Cruz to Canberra via Santiago, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,200
Flights from Santa Cruz to Gold Coast via Santiago, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
22h 5m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,400
Flights from Santa Cruz to Newcastle via Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini, Auckland, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
28h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $2,700
Aerolíneas Argentinas
Website
aerolineas.com.ar
Flights from Santa Cruz to Sydney via Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini, Auckland
Ave. Duration
26h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$850 - $2,200
Flights from Santa Cruz to Brisbane via Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini, Auckland
Ave. Duration
28h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,200
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Santa Cruz to Brisbane via Santiago, Sydney
Ave. Duration
21h 40m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,200
Flights from Santa Cruz to Gold Coast via Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini, Auckland
Ave. Duration
27h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $2,800
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Santa Cruz to Gold Coast via Santiago, Sydney
Ave. Duration
21h 40m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$950 - $2,700
Flights from Santa Cruz to Newcastle via Santiago, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
23h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,100
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Santa Cruz to Brisbane via Santiago, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
23h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$950 - $2,700

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