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Travel time from Dallas to Santiago

Dallas to Santiago airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Dallas to Santiago? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Santiago, you need to include time at the airports. Eventually, you'll be able to customize this itinerary to select other nearby airports and choose your preferred airline.

Tuesday, 7:17 am:  start in Dallas
drive for about 48 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 9:00 am at the latest

8:05 am:  Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 9:30 am

8:35 am:  get your boarding pass and go through TSA security
allow enough time for long security lines during busy travel seasons or holidays, and prepare for the wait time

9:35 am:  arrive at the gate
once you're ready to board, you can get something to eat in the airport or just relax near the gate

10:05 am:  prepare for boarding
check your boarding pass for your group number or listen to the gate agent as they announce boarding, some airlines require you to be in the boarding area 10-15 minutes before departure or risk losing your seat

10:20 am:  board American Airlines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

10:30 am:  this is your scheduled departure time
but remember flights can be delayed, so take that into account
it takes the plane an average of 15 minutes to taxi to the runway

10:45 am:  wheels up! take-off from DFW
fly for about 10 hours in the air

9:59 pm (local time):  Arturo Merino Benitez International (SCL)
Santiago is 1 hour ahead of Dallas
so the time in Dallas is actually 8:59 pm
taxi on the runway for an average of 15 minutes to the gate

10:14 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at SCL
deboard the plane, and claim any baggage
if you're renting a car, check if you need to take a shuttle to car rental agency, otherwise you can ride in a cab, limo, or Uber for about 24 minutes to your destination

10:37 pm (local time):  arrive in Santiago

Total travel time: 14 hours

Flying non-stop from Dallas to Santiago

How far is Santiago from Dallas? Here's the quick answer if you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line.

Flight distance: 4,863 miles or 7826 km

Flight time: 10 hours, 14 minutes

Compare this to a whole day of commercial travel with the airports and waiting in line for security, which ends up taking a total of 14 hours, 20 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 1.4x faster, and saves you about 4.5 hours in your total travel time.

Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula. For a long distance, this appears as a curve on the map, and this is often the route that commercial airlines will take so it's a good estimate of the frequent flyer miles you'll accumulate as well.

This is a fairly long flight, so unless you have a Gulfstream G650 or your own Boeing or Airbus, you might be booking a commercial flight. In that case, your travel time would really need to include how many minutes to get to your local airport, wait for security, board and taxi on the runway, land at the other airport, and get to your destination. The flight itinerary at the top of the page takes into account all these factors to get a more accurate estimate of your actual flight time.

Airlines that fly to Santiago

We picked American Airlines Inc. for your main flight, but there are other airlines that you should check if you're looking for the cheapest flight, or you need a different schedule. Check the websites of these airlines:

  1. American Airlines Inc. (AA)
  2. AirBridgeCargo Airlines Limited (RU)
  3. Atlas Air Inc. (5Y)

Plan a trip to Santiago

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Santiago, Chile. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Santiago. A great place to eat might be Mercado Central de Santiago. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Santiago like Lastarria. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Santiago like 2-3 days in Santiago. What shouldn't I miss? Click the button below to explore Santiago in detail.

What about the return flight?

The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line. But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse flight itinerary to fly from Santiago to Dallas, or go to the main page to calculate other flight times.

If you happen to know Dallas, don't forget to help other travelers and answer some questions about Dallas!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 4,863 miles
flight time of 10 hours, 14 minutes
Santiago is 1 hour ahead of Dallas
106 Dallas travel answers
43 Santiago travel answers


Santiago Airports
  1. Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport

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