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 ME1 to CHC flight in 2021: compare Melbourne to Christchurch flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Christchurch.

ME1 - 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

$361

Average for round-trip flights in November 2021

Round-trip from

$276

From Melbourne to Christchurch

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

Users have found that leaving on a Monday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 10% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

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

To save up to 35% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 59 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Melbourne to Christchurch from $469 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $519 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

Our data shows that May tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Christchurch from Melbourne. Users have commonly found prices around $377 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $183. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne to Christchurch (ME1 - 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 November, December 2021

The best prices found for Melbourne to CHC flights in November, December
12 Dec. - 6 Mar.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 25m
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 45m
$442

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 21/11/21

12 Dec. - 6 Mar.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 25m
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

13h 10m
$501

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 21/11/21

12 Dec. - 6 Mar.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

1 stop

10h 45m
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

13h 10m
$581

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 21/11/21

Melbourne to Christchurch 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Christchurch from Melbourne found for this year
12 Dec. - 6 Mar.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 25m
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 45m
$442

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 21/11/21

12 Dec. - 6 Mar.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 25m
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

13h 10m
$501

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 21/11/21

12 Dec. - 6 Mar.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

1 stop

10h 45m
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

13h 10m
$581

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 21/11/21

Direct flights to Christchurch from Melbourne

Save time with Melbourne to Christchurch direct flight deals
9 Feb. - 20 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 15m
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 45m
$309

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 22/11/21

12 Dec. - 6 Mar.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 25m
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 45m
$442

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 21/11/21

20 Jan. - 20 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 25m
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 45m
$451

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 23/11/21

One-way flights to Christchurch from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to Christchurch
30 Mar.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 15m
$223

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 22/11/21

24 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

1 stop

9h 20m
$264

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 22/11/21

30 Mar.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

1 stop

9h 10m
$280

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 22/11/21

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 to Christchurch for under $400 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Christchurch for under $400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $309, but on average you can expect to pay $411.

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

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Melbourne to Christchurch under $400. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne to Christchurch is less than $505.

How popular is this Melbourne to Christchurch flight route?

The Melbourne to Christchurch flight path 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 to Christchurch return?

Jetstar, at $309, was found to be the cheapest airline from Melbourne to Christchurch.. Jetstar is 18% 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 to Christchurch one-way?

For one-way options, check prices for Jetstar. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $223. Users have also found prices from $311 and $318 on Qantas Airways and Air New Zealand, respectively.

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

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

What are the cheapest flights from Melbourne to Christchurch?

While on average a flight from Melbourne to Christchurch is generally $500, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $254. When looking at the most popular route, (Melbourne - Christchurch), you can expect to pay $309 for that flight.

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.

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$216
Average$503
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Qantas Airways
Cheapest$229
Average$471
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Emirates
Cheapest$236
Average$508
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety
Air New Zealand
Cheapest$275
Average$460
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time78%
COVID-19 safety
Virgin Australia
Cheapest$299
Average$474
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time80%
COVID-19 safety