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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 Sunday

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

MEL - CHC
Price
$269 - $603
CHC
Temperature
11 - 22 °C
CHC
Rainfall
13 - 21 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

$603

Average for round-trip flights in December 2020

Round-trip from

$269

From Melbourne to Christchurch

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?

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Monday, if you have to leave on this day you can still search on Cheapflights to find great options that meet your needs.

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

Users have found that booking a flight from Melbourne to Christchurch at least 47 days early can save you up to 15% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 47 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Melbourne to Christchurch for as little as $524 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $534 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Melbourne 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 in May are about $451 on average during May, but can be found for as low as $303.

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

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Melbourne to Christchurch 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 in December, January 2021

The best prices found for MEL to CHC flights in December, January
17 Jan - 31 Jan
$689pp
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
17 Jan - 31 Jan
$720pp
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Virgin Australia
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
17 Jan - 31 Jan
$757pp
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Virgin Australia
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne

Melbourne to Christchurch 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Christchurch from Melbourne found for this year
18 Dec - 15 Jan
$1,437pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Virgin Australia
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
18 Dec - 15 Jan
$1,454pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
20 Dec - 27 Dec
$2,020pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne

Direct flights to Christchurch from Melbourne

Save time with Melbourne to Christchurch direct flight deals
12 Mar - 31 Mar
$390pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
14 Mar - 31 Mar
$401pp
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Melbourne
Jetstar
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CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
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MEL
Melbourne
17 Jan - 31 Jan
$689pp
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Melbourne
Virgin Australia
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Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Virgin Australia
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Melbourne

One-way flights to Christchurch from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to Christchurch
11:40 - 09:40
Singapore Airlines
1 stop
20h 00m
MEL - CHC
Singapore Airlines
$4,173
Jettzy
11:40 - 09:40
Singapore Airlines
1 stop
20h 00m
MEL - CHC
Singapore Airlines
$4,212
Gotogate
03:45 - 17:05
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
35h 20m
MEL - CHC
Multiple Airlines
$845
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to Christchurch

Can I find flights from Melbourne to Christchurch for under $406 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Christchurch for under $406. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $390, but on average you can expect to pay $681.

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, Virgin Australia, and Emirates flying from Melbourne to Christchurch have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne to Christchurch for under $406 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 4 direct flights from Melbourne to Christchurch under $406. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne to Christchurch is less than $559.

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 greater rainfall in 0 compared to Christchurch over the next 12 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?

A quick flight from Melbourne to Christchurch can take about 3h 15m. Jetstar provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $390. 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 return?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Melbourne to Christchurch from $390 return. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are Virgin Australia, from $449, and Fiji Airways, from $1,386.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Singapore Airlines, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $4,173.

Alternative routes for Melbourne to Christchurch

Destination information for Christchurch

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Melbourne to Christchurch
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $1.05
Flight duration
3h 34m
Average temperature for December in Christchurch
21.0 °C
Avg rainfall for December in Christchurch
19.0 mm

Airports servicing Melbourne

Airports servicing Christchurch

Top 5 airlines 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.

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Jetstar
$156 $259 No change fee 74%
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Air New Zealand
$198 $332 No cancel fee 78%
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Qantas Airways
$165 $341 No change 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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Hourly flight availability from Melbourne to Christchurch

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Weekly flight availability
from Melbourne to Christchurch
Sunday
1 daily flight
Monday
0 flights
Tuesday
1 daily flight
Wednesday
1 daily flight
Thursday
1 daily flight
Friday
1 daily flight
Saturday
1 daily flight
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