Cheap flights from Melbourne to Christchurch

MEL — CHC
19 Aug — 26 Aug1
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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 to Christchurch (CHC)

All the information you need to plan the best ME1 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$487From Melbourne to Christchurch
One-way from$343One-way flight from Melbourne to Christchurch

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

Flights from Melbourne 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 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 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 $943. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $1,238.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Melbourne 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 in August are about $627 on average during August, but can be found for as low as $359.

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

Unlike in the afternoon, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 18% on flights from Melbourne 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 Melbourne to CHC flights in August, September
19 Aug. - 26 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 15m
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 45m
$452

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
$465

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/8/22

28 Aug. - 31 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 15m
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 45m
$476

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/8/22

Melbourne to Christchurch 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Christchurch from Melbourne found for this year
19 Aug. - 26 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 15m
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 45m
$452

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
$465

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/8/22

28 Aug. - 31 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 15m
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 45m
$476

Jetstar

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
$452

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
$465

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/8/22

28 Aug. - 31 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 15m
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 45m
$476

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/8/22

Cheap Qantas Airways flights from Melbourne to Christchurch

7 Feb. - 10 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 20m
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 45m
$591

Qantas Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 13/8/22

5 Nov. - 22 Nov.
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

CHC

Christchurch

1 stop

7h 10m
CHC

Christchurch

AVV

Melbourne Avalon

1 stop

8h 10m
$640

Qantas Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 12/8/22

13 Nov. - 23 Nov.
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

CHC

Christchurch

1 stop

13h 40m
CHC

Christchurch

AVV

Melbourne Avalon

1 stop

11h 45m
$698

Qantas Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/8/22

Direct flights to Christchurch from Melbourne

Save time with Melbourne to Christchurch direct flight deals
28 Aug. - 31 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 15m
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 45m
$476

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/8/22

24 Aug. - 31 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 15m
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 45m
$486

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/8/22

9 Nov. - 14 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 15m
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 55m
$498

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/8/22

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
$452

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
$465

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/8/22

19 Aug. - 28 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 15m
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 45m
$483

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/8/22

One-way flights to Christchurch from Melbourne

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

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 15m
$233

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 12/8/22

30 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 15m
$243

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

11 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 15m
$246

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/8/22

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 6 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 to Christchurch for under $500 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Christchurch for under $500. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $476, but on average you can expect to pay $554.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne to Christchurch for under $500 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Melbourne to Christchurch under $500. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne to Christchurch is less than $564.

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

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

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 are the cheapest airlines flying from Melbourne to Christchurch round-trip?

Jetstar, at $476, was found to be the cheapest airline from Melbourne to Christchurch. An alternate airline flying to your destination would be Qantas Airways. Jetstar is 24% 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 $233. Users have also found prices from $330 and $340 on Air New Zealand and Qantas Airways, 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 most reliable airlines from Melbourne to Christchurch?

Before booking your flight to Christchurch from Melbourne, have a look at the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time: Etihad Airways (63%), Air New Zealand (51%), Singapore Airlines( 51%).

What are the cheapest flights from Melbourne to Christchurch?

While on average a flight from Melbourne to Christchurch is generally $540, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $328. When looking at the most popular route, (Melbourne - Christchurch), you can expect to pay $424 for that flight.

Alternative routes for Melbourne to Christchurch

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.
Mildura to Aucklandfrom $2,476 pp

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$227Average$530FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%COVID-19 safety
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EmiratesCheapest$433Average$627FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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Air New ZealandCheapest$502Average$675FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time78%COVID-19 safety
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Qantas AirwaysCheapest$517Average$692FlexibilityNo 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
Sunday11daily flights
Monday3daily flights
Tuesday4daily flights
Wednesday11daily flights
Thursday4daily flights
Friday11daily flights
Saturday4daily flights