Cheap flights from Melbourne Airport to Christchurch

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The best prices from Melbourne to Christchurch are usually found in August or October, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Thursday and return on a Thursday

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

All the information you need to plan the best MEL to CHC flight in 2022: compare Melbourne to Christchurch flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Christchurch.

MEL - CHC

Price

$347 - $642

CHC

Temperature

6 - 17 °C

CHC

Rainfall

40 - 60 mm

Popular inAprilHigh demand for flights, 30% potential price rise
Cheapest inAugustBest time to find cheap flights, 22% potential price drop
Round-trip from$494From Melbourne to Christchurch
One-way from$320One-way flight 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 61 days in advance, which can save you up to 87% on flights from Melbourne Airport to Christchurch compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 61 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 $957. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $1,256.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in April. For low rates, August can be a great choice for travel to Christchurch. Flights to Christchurch from Melbourne Airport in August are about $636 on average during August, but can be found for as low as $365.

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 August, September 2022

The best prices found for MEL to CHC flights in August, September
14 Aug. - 17 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 15m
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 45m
$399

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

19 Aug. - 26 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 15m
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 45m
$459

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/8/22

19 Aug. - 24 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 15m
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 45m
$471

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/8/22

Melbourne to Christchurch 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Christchurch from Melbourne found for this year
14 Aug. - 17 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 15m
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 45m
$399

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

10 Aug. - 17 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 15m
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 45m
$441

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

19 Aug. - 26 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 15m
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 45m
$459

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/8/22

Cheap Air New Zealand flights from Melbourne to Christchurch

28 Oct. - 31 Oct.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 25m
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 55m
$635

Air New Zealand

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

18 Aug. - 23 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 25m
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 50m
$753

Air New Zealand

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

20 Aug. - 27 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 25m
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 50m
$766

Air New Zealand

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/8/22

Cheap Jetstar flights from Melbourne to Christchurch

19 Aug. - 26 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 15m
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 45m
$459

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/8/22

19 Aug. - 24 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 15m
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 45m
$471

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/8/22

17 Aug. - 21 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 15m
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 45m
$476

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

Direct flights to Christchurch from Melbourne

Save time with Melbourne to Christchurch direct flight deals
7 Sep. - 21 Sep.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 15m
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 45m
$506

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

24 Aug. - 28 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 15m
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 45m
$516

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

26 Oct. - 4 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 15m
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 45m
$567

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

Last-minute flights from Melbourne to Christchurch

Late deals on return flights to Christchurch from Melbourne, departing today and this week
19 Aug. - 26 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 15m
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 45m
$459

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/8/22

19 Aug. - 24 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 15m
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 45m
$471

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/8/22

17 Aug. - 21 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 15m
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 45m
$476

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

One-way flights to Christchurch from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to Christchurch
15 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

1 stop

6h 50m
$207

Qantas Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

27 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 15m
$242

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

30 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 15m
$246

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

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. 4 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 8 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 Air New Zealand, Jetstar, and Qantas Airways flying from Melbourne to Christchurch have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Melbourne Airport to Christchurch for under $600 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne Airport to Christchurch for under $600. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $506, but on average you can expect to pay $575.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne Airport to Christchurch for under $600 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Melbourne Airport to Christchurch under $600. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne Airport to Christchurch is less than $602.

Are there last-minute flights available from Melbourne Airport to Christchurch for under $500?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Melbourne Airport to Christchurch within the next 7 days for less than $500.

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 is the cheapest airline to fly from Melbourne Airport to Christchurch round-trip?

Flying on Jetstar is currently your cheapest option to Christchurch, with prices starting at $506. Jetstar is 20% 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?

$207 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Qantas Airways. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Jetstar and Air New Zealand, with prices starting from $242 and $329, 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 most reliable airlines from Melbourne Airport to Christchurch?

Looking for the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time? Our data shows these are most likely to get you from Melbourne Airport to Christchurch on time: Etihad Airways (63%), Air New Zealand (51%), Singapore Airlines (51%).

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 $548, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $333. The most popular route (Melbourne - Christchurch), is priced around $543.

Alternative routes for Melbourne to Christchurch

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

Top 4 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
JetstarCheapest$251Average$411FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%COVID-19 safety
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EmiratesCheapest$439Average$636FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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Air New ZealandCheapest$510Average$685FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time78%COVID-19 safety
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Qantas AirwaysCheapest$525Average$702FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%COVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from Melbourne to Christchurch

See what time of day planes typically take off from Melbourne to Christchurch
0%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
60%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
25%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
15%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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Weekly flight availability from Melbourne to Christchurch

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Melbourne to Christchurch
Sunday12daily flights
Monday9daily flights
Tuesday5daily flights
Wednesday12daily flights
Thursday5daily flights
Friday12daily flights
Saturday5daily flights