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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.

Recommended option

Drive, fly to Sydney  •  34 h 4 min

  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 Brisbane  •  37 h 52 min

  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  •  36 h 59 min

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

$938 - $2,655

Drive, fly to Newcastle  •  36 h 50 min

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

$940 - $2,559

Drive, fly to Gold Coast  •  37 h 39 min

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

$1,043 - $2,864

Drive, fly to Melbourne  •  34 h 8 min

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

$938 - $2,655

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from South America to Australia is to drive and fly which costs $750 - $2,100 and takes 34 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from South America to Australia is to drive and fly which costs $750 - $2,100 and takes 34 h 4 min.

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The distance between South America and Australia is 14647 km.

It takes approximately 34 h 4 min 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 19 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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Aerolíneas Argentinas, Qantas, Air New Zealand 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: 34 h 4 min

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 Brisbane, take the walk to International Airport, platform 1, then take the train to Brisbane.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Santa Cruz to Sydney via Santiago
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,000
Flights from Santa Cruz to Sydney via Santiago, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
22 h 35 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,600
Flights from Santa Cruz to Brisbane via Santiago, Sydney
Ave. Duration
23 h 10 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,200
Flights from Santa Cruz to Brisbane via Santiago, Auckland
Ave. Duration
33 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,700
Flights from Santa Cruz to Canberra via Santiago, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
22 h 25 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,200
Flights from Santa Cruz to Canberra via Santiago, Sydney
Ave. Duration
22 h 50 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,600
Flights from Santa Cruz to Melbourne via Santiago
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,600
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Santa Cruz to Brisbane via Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini, Auckland
Ave. Duration
27 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,200
Flights from Santa Cruz to Canberra via Santiago, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
21 h 50 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,200
Flights from Santa Cruz to Newcastle via Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini, Auckland, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
27 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $2,700
Flights from Santa Cruz to Gold Coast via Santiago, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
22 h 35 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,400
Flights from Santa Cruz to Gold Coast via Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini, Auckland
Ave. Duration
25 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $2,800
Flights from Santa Cruz to Gold Coast via Santiago, Auckland
Ave. Duration
34 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,300
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Santa Cruz to Brisbane via Santiago, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
23 h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$950 - $2,700
Flights from Santa Cruz to Newcastle via Santiago, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
23 h 10 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,100
Flights from Santa Cruz to Newcastle via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery, Santiago, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
28 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,300
Flights from Santa Cruz to Newcastle via Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini, Auckland, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
28 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $2,700
Flights from Santa Cruz to Gold Coast via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery, Santiago, Sydney
Ave. Duration
26 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,800
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Santa Cruz to Canberra via Santiago, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
21 h 50 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,200
Flights from Santa Cruz to Newcastle via Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini, Auckland, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
27 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $2,700
Flights from Santa Cruz to Gold Coast via Santiago, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
22 h 35 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,400
Flights from Santa Cruz to Gold Coast via Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini, Auckland
Ave. Duration
25 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $2,800
Flights from Santa Cruz to Gold Coast via Santiago, Auckland
Ave. Duration
34 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,300
Aerolíneas Argentinas
Website
aerolineas.com.ar
Flights from Santa Cruz to Sydney via Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini, Auckland
Ave. Duration
25 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$850 - $2,200
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Santa Cruz to Newcastle via Santiago, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
23 h 10 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,100
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Santa Cruz to Newcastle via Santiago, Sydney
Ave. Duration
21 h 15 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,500
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Santa Cruz to Gold Coast via Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini, Auckland, Sydney
Ave. Duration
27 h 25 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $2,900

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