Finding fast, low-cost flights to South America can be difficult for those who want to go backpacking in South America. For travelers from England, however, there are several flight options available from London to aid you in your trip to South America.
The annoyance of waiting at airports will be lessened with direct flights made possible by some airlines. However, it may not be available to all cities in South America. To make your life easier, here are some of the airlines that offer the easiest and most comfortable way of traveling with minimal hassle from the two biggest airports in London to your favorite city in South America.
For tourists going to Buenos Aires from Gatwick, it will be a long ride for there’s no direct flight available. However, airlines like Delta, American Airlines, and AirEuropa will help you reach your destination with only one stopover. Although connecting flights can be a bit tiring, it’s the only way to get to Lima from Gatwick and a one-stopover flight in Atlanta is the least hassle a South American tourist would get, which is provided by Delta and KLM airlines. Don’t forget to arrange your Gatwick airport parking ahead of time if you plan to take a short trip.
As much as we like to take direct flights, they are not available from Gatwick. To reach Rio de Janeiro International Airport, you have to take a connecting flight. Delta Airlines will cater to your needs while on board and a stopover in Atlanta is expected. The other stopover of Delta airlines is in Sao Paolo, Brazil. TAP Airlines is another airline that departs from Gatwick to Rio, but there are two to three stopovers. For those planning to go to Lima, direct routes are not available but KLM and Delta offer the least hassle with just one stopover.
Apart from routers, the fares are another factor to consider. Check out LAN and KLM which sometimes offer cheaper fares than other airlines.
British Airways offers direct flights to Rio de Janeiro from Heathrow, and travel time is just 11 hours and 40 minutes. If you don’t catch a direct flight, there are also some flights that travel via Madrid. For other airlines, such as Delta and American Airlines, there are two stopovers before reaching Rio de Janeiro from Heathrow. Airport parking is also available at London Heathrow.
If you want to visit Buenos Aires, you will arrive there after approximately 13 hours and 40 minutes through direct flights from British Airways. There are also connecting flights via Amsterdam and Atlanta. Delta stops over in Atlanta while British Airways will stop over in Madrid.
There are no direct flights from Heathrow to Lima and Santiago de Chile but you can take a one-stop flight offered by Delta (via Atlanta), multiple stops by American Airlines (stopover at Miami and Dallas), and one-stop by British Airways (stopover at Madrid). As much as you want to arrive as quickly as possible, you have to be patient when traveling to Quito for there are no direct routes available in the area. Travelers will have to bear the multiple stops (Boston and Atlanta) by Delta; however, you have the option to take British Airways with only one stopover, along with LAN Airlines and Iberia.