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The best prices from Melbourne to Christchurch International are usually found in May or August, booked 59 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Thursday and return on a Sunday

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Melbourne (MEL) to Christchurch International (CHC)

MEL - CHC
Price
$257 - $575

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 39% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 27% potential price drop

Average price

$451

Average for round-trip flights in January 2021

Round-trip from

$257

From Melbourne to Christchurch International

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly return from Melbourne to Christchurch International?

Leaving on a Monday is a viable option for saving on travel. Heavily demanded days of the week can typically drive up the prices you see. Booking your travel for a less competitive day can save up to 13% on the overall cost on flights from Melbourne to Christchurch International.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Melbourne to Christchurch International?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 47 days in advance, which can save you up to 15% on flights from Melbourne to Christchurch International compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 47 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $500. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $509.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Melbourne to Christchurch International?

May is one of the best times of the year to fly to Christchurch International from Melbourne. Prices for May average $431 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $290. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a May flight can save you 43% on your journey compared to booking in May

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne to Christchurch International (MEL - CHC)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Melbourne to Christchurch International is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the afternoon tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the evening could potentially save you up to 20% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to Christchurch International in January, February 2021

The best prices found for MEL to CHC flights in January, February
20 Feb - 28 Feb
$1,784pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
20 Feb - 28 Feb
$1,815pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Multiple Airlines
   
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Melbourne
20 Feb - 28 Feb
$1,823pp
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Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
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CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne

Melbourne to Christchurch International 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Christchurch International from Melbourne found for this year
8 Sep - 12 Sep
$309pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
8 Sep - 12 Sep
$391pp
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Melbourne
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
1 Jun - 13 Jun
$416pp
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Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Direct flights to Christchurch International from Melbourne

Save time with Melbourne to Christchurch International direct flight deals
1 Jun - 13 Jun
$427pp
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Melbourne
Multiple airlines
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
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Melbourne
1 Jun - 13 Jun
$429pp
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Melbourne
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Jetstar
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Melbourne
10 Jun - 15 Jun
$437pp
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Melbourne
Virgin Australia
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Christchurch
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Virgin Australia
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Melbourne

One-way flights to Christchurch International from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to Christchurch International
14:45 - 09:40
Air New Zealand
2 stops
16h 55m
MEL - CHC
Air New Zealand
$501
CheapFlights
11:00 - 11:25
Virgin Australia
2 stops
22h 25m
MEL - CHC
Virgin Australia
$941
CheapFlights
17:50 - 10:35
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
38h 45m
MEL - CHC
Multiple Airlines
$4,493
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Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Melbourne to Christchurch International flights.

Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to Christchurch International

Can I find flights from Melbourne to Christchurch International for under $517 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Christchurch International for under $517. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $416, but on average you can expect to pay $557.

Which airlines flying from Melbourne to Christchurch have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Jetstar, Air New Zealand, and Virgin Australia flying from Melbourne to Christchurch have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne to Christchurch International for under $517 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 5 direct flights from Melbourne to Christchurch International under $517. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne to Christchurch International is less than $469.

How popular is this flight route?

Within the past month, 7,066 users have taken a look at flights from Melbourne to Christchurch.

Does it rain more in Melbourne or Christchurch?

Melbourne will have the same amount of rainfall in 1 compared to Christchurch over the next 11 days.

Is Melbourne weather warmer or cooler than Christchurch?

With an average temperature of 26 °C, peak weather can be found in January. As a traveller, expect to see changes in flight prices during that period. The temperatures in Christchurch are colder than in Melbourne.

How long does is the flight from Melbourne to Christchurch International?

There are many flights that can get you from Melbourne to Christchurch International in 3h 20m. Fly via Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand, or Fiji Airways to get the fastest option. Both multi-stop and direct flights can be found to your destination and back.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from Melbourne to Christchurch International return?

Virgin Australia, at $438, was found to be the cheapest airline from Melbourne to Christchurch International.Alternate airlines flying return to your destination include Jetstar and Air New Zealand.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Melbourne to Christchurch International one-way?

$359 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Air New Zealand. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Virgin Australia, with prices from $453.

Alternative routes for Melbourne to Christchurch International

Destination information for Christchurch International

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Melbourne to Christchurch International
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $1.09
Flight duration
3h 38m

Airports servicing Melbourne

Airports servicing Christchurch

Top 5 airlines flying from Melbourne to Christchurch International

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Melbourne to Christchurch International choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Jetstar
$156 $259 No cancel fee 74%
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Air New Zealand
$198 $332 No cancel fee 78%
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Qantas Airways
$165 $341 No cancel fee 74%
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Virgin Australia
$216 $342 No cancel fee 80%
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Emirates
$171 $367 No cancel fee 75%
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