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Cheap flights from Melbourne to Christchurch

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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 2021: compare Melbourne to Christchurch flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Christchurch.
MEL - CHC
Price
$257 - $574
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

$418

Average for round-trip flights in April 2021

Round-trip from

$257

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 $499 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 $508 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 $430 on average during May, but can be found for as low as $289.

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 18% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to Christchurch in April, May 2021

The best prices found for MEL to CHC flights in April, May
18 May - 9 Jun
$433pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
18 May - 9 Jun
$471pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
17 May - 26 May
$473pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne

Melbourne to Christchurch 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Christchurch from Melbourne found for this year
14 Jun - 21 Jun
$362pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
7 Jul - 21 Jul
$374pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
11 Aug - 25 Aug
$375pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Direct flights to Christchurch from Melbourne

Save time with Melbourne to Christchurch direct flight deals
14 Jun - 21 Jun
$362pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
7 Jul - 21 Jul
$374pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
11 Aug - 25 Aug
$375pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Last-minute flights from Melbourne to Christchurch

Late deals on return flights to Christchurch from Melbourne, departing today and this week
25 Apr - 27 Apr
$566pp
MEL
Melbourne
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
28 Apr - 3 May
$580pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Qantas Airways
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
26 Apr - 27 Apr
$587pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

One-way flights to Christchurch from Christchurch

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to Christchurch
04:55 - 10:20
Qantas Airways
Direct
3h 25m
MEL - CHC
Qantas Airways
14:55 - 20:20
Air New Zealand
Direct
3h 25m
MEL - CHC
Air New Zealand
$385
Kiwi.com
19:30 - 06:55
Jetstar
2 stops
9h 25m
MEL - CHC
Jetstar
$420
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to Christchurch

Can I find flights from Melbourne to Christchurch for under $387 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Christchurch for under $387. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $362, but on average you can expect to pay $398.

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 for under $387 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Melbourne to Christchurch under $387. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne to Christchurch is less than $422.

Are there last-minute flights available from Melbourne to Christchurch for under $645?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Melbourne to Christchurch within the next 7 days for less than $645.

What days are direct flights available from Melbourne to Christchurch?

You can find direct flights on the following days: Friday.

How popular is this flight route?

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

How many flights depart from Melbourne to Christchurch on average per day?

On average 2 flights depart from Melbourne to Christchurch per day.
Morning (6am - Midday) - 100% of flight departures

Does it rain more in Melbourne or Christchurch?

Melbourne will have the same amount of rainfall in 1 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 $363. Airlines will cover a distance of 2427 km. Generally, flights for this route are direct.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Melbourne to Christchurch return?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Melbourne to Christchurch from $363 return.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Jetstar, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $225. Air New Zealand flights start at $302 while deals on Qantas Airways start at $333 one-way.

Alternative routes for Melbourne to Christchurch

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

Destination information for Christchurch

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Melbourne to Christchurch.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $1.09
Flight duration
3h 31m
Average temperature for April in Christchurch
17.0 °C
Avg rainfall for April in Christchurch
19.0 mm

Airports servicing Melbourne

Airports servicing Christchurch

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.
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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Hourly flight availability from Melbourne to Christchurch

See what time of day planes typically take off from Melbourne towards Christchurch.
Morning 6 AM to midday 50% of flight departures
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 50% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 0% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of flight departures
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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.
Sunday
1 daily flight
Monday
6 daily flights
Tuesday
0 flights
Wednesday
1 daily flight
Thursday
0 flights
Friday
1 daily flight
Saturday
2 daily flights
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