Cheap flights from Melbourne to Christchurch

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

How to find the cheapest flight from Melbourne to Christchurch

All the information you need to plan the best MEL to CHC flight in 2021: compare Melbourne to Christchurch flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Christchurch.

MEL - CHC

Price

$199 - $445

CHC

Temperature

6 - 17 °C

CHC

Precipitation

40 - 60 mm

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

$343

Average for round-trip flights in October 2021

Round-trip from

$266

From Melbourne to Christchurch

What is the cheapest day to fly return from Melbourne Airport to Christchurch?

Flights from Melbourne Airport to Christchurch are generally found to be more expensive on Tuesday. This shouldn't discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Christchurch.

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 59 days in advance, which can save you up to 35% on flights from Melbourne Airport to Christchurch compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 59 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 $454. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $502.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, May can be a great choice for travel to Christchurch. Flights to Christchurch from Melbourne Airport in May are about $365 on average during May, but can be found for as low as $177.

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

Unlike in the afternoon, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 18% on flights from Melbourne Airport to Christchurch by exploring options for tickets in the evening.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to Christchurch in October, November 2021

The best prices found for MEL to CHC flights in October, November
30 Nov. - 9 Dec.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

1 stop

26h 55m
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 55m
$1,102

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 25/10/21

30 Nov. - 9 Dec.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

1 stop

26h 55m
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

14h 05m
$1,166

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 25/10/21

22 Nov. - 31 Jan.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

3 stops

33h 20m
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

13h 10m
$1,174

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 24/10/21

Melbourne to Christchurch 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Christchurch from Melbourne found for this year
26 Dec. - 12 Jan.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 15m
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 45m
$470

Jetstar

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Deal found 24/10/21

26 Dec. - 12 Jan.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 15m
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 45m
$479

Jetstar

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Deal found 24/10/21

24 Dec. - 5 Jan.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 15m
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 45m
$546

Jetstar

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Deal found 24/10/21

Direct flights to Christchurch from Melbourne

Save time with Melbourne to Christchurch direct flight deals
20 Apr. - 27 Apr.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 15m
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 45m
$375

Jetstar

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Deal found 24/10/21

20 Apr. - 24 Apr.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 15m
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 45m
$420

Jetstar

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Deal found 24/10/21

20 Apr. - 24 Apr.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 15m
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 45m
$439

Jetstar

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Deal found 24/10/21

One-way flights to Christchurch from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to Christchurch
31 Dec.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 15m
$303

Jetstar

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Deal found 24/10/21

1 Jan.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 25m
$333

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 24/10/21

24 Dec.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 15m
$343

Jetstar

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Deal found 24/10/21

Related info for your journey

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

What airport do you fly into for flights to Christchurch from Melbourne?

Christchurch (CHC), located 9.5 km from the city centre, is the airport you fly into when you book flights from Melbourne to Christchurch. 5 airlines have flights to Christchurch from Melbourne on a regular basis. Booking flights from Melbourne to Christchurch should not be difficult; the airport handles an average of 0 inbound flights from Melbourne per day.

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.

Can I find flights from Melbourne Airport to Christchurch for under $400 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne Airport to Christchurch for under $400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $357, but on average you can expect to pay $485.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne Airport to Christchurch for under $400 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Melbourne Airport to Christchurch under $400. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne Airport to Christchurch is less than $536.

How popular is this Melbourne Airport to Christchurch flight route?

This flight path from Melbourne to Christchurch was viewed by 7,066 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

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

Flying on Jetstar is currently your cheapest option to Christchurch, with prices starting at $357. Another option worth looking into is Air New Zealand, starting at $584 return. Jetstar is 2% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

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

$303 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Jetstar. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Air New Zealand and Qantas Airways, with prices starting from $333 and $404, respectively.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Melbourne Airport to Christchurch?

Emirates, Jetstar and Air New Zealand are the most popular airlines when flying from Melbourne Airport to Christchurch.

What are the cheapest flights from Melbourne Airport to Christchurch?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Melbourne Airport to Christchurch? While on average our users pay $502, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $160. The most popular route (Melbourne - Christchurch), is priced around $357.

Can I fly to Christchurch from Melbourne right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Melbourne to Christchurch

Most visitors from Melbourne need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Christchurch.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Melbourne must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Christchurch.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Melbourne are not required to quarantine after entering Christchurch.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher - Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


Can I fly back to Melbourne from Christchurch?

Returning to Melbourne from Christchurch

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Christchurch must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Melbourne.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Christchurch are not required to quarantine after entering Melbourne.

Alternative routes for Melbourne to Christchurch

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Top 5 airlines flying from Melbourne to Christchurch

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Melbourne to Christchurch choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Jetstar
Cheapest$209
Average$347
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Qantas Airways
Cheapest$221
Average$456
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Emirates
Cheapest$228
Average$492
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety
Air New Zealand
Cheapest$266
Average$445
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time78%
COVID-19 safety
Virgin Australia
Cheapest$289
Average$458
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time80%
COVID-19 safety