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The best prices from Melbourne to Nelson are usually found in May or November, booked 46 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Saturday and return on a Tuesday

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Melbourne (MEL) to Nelson (NSN)

All the information you need to plan the best MEL to NSN flight in 2021: compare Melbourne to Nelson flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Nelson.
MEL - NSN
Price
$455 - $925
NSN
Temperature
7 - 17 °C
NSN
Precipitation
70 - 80 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 29% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 31% potential price drop

Average price

$687

Average for round-trip flights in September 2021

Round-trip from

₱455

From Melbourne to Nelson

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 Airport to Nelson?

Leaving on a Tuesday is a viable option for saving on travel. Heavily demanded days of the week can typically drive up the prices you see. Booking your travel for a less competitive day can save up to 45% on the overall cost on flights from Melbourne Airport to Nelson.

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 46 days in advance, which can save you up to 23% on flights from Melbourne Airport to Nelson compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 46 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 $742. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $841.

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

Our data shows that May tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Nelson from Melbourne Airport. Users have commonly found prices around $661 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $446. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne Airport to Nelson (MEL - NSN)?

It’s optimal to fly from Melbourne Airport to Nelson in the afternoon. By choosing this option you can save up to 38% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the morning.

Melbourne to Nelson 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Nelson from Melbourne found for this year
12 Dec - 14 Jan
$681pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
NSN
Nelson
NSN
Nelson
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
12 Dec - 14 Jan
$727pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
NSN
Nelson
NSN
Nelson
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
12 Dec - 14 Jan
$771pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
NSN
Nelson
NSN
Nelson
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne

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Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to Nelson

What airport do you fly into for flights to Nelson from Melbourne?

Nelson (NSN), located 5.9 km from the city centre, is the airport you fly into when you book flights from Melbourne to Nelson. 4 airlines have flights to Nelson from Melbourne on a regular basis. Booking flights from Melbourne to Nelson should not be difficult; the airport handles an average of 0 inbound flights from Melbourne per day.

Which airlines flying from Melbourne to Nelson have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from Melbourne to Nelson have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Air New Zealand, Jetstar, and Qantas Airways are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Air New Zealand with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Melbourne Airport to Nelson for under $700 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne Airport to Nelson for under $700. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $681, but on average you can expect to pay $844.

How popular is this Melbourne Airport to Nelson flight route?

The Melbourne to Nelson flight path was viewed by 259 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

What are the cheapest flights from Melbourne Airport to Nelson?

While on average a flight from Melbourne Airport to Nelson is generally $658, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $296. When looking at the most popular route, (Melbourne - Nelson), you can expect to pay $609 for that flight.

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

Before booking your flight from Melbourne Airport to Nelson, check out the most popular airlines for this route: Jetstar, Air New Zealand or Qantas Airways.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Nelson, New Zealand

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Nelson from Melbourne?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Melbourne to Nelson

Most visitors from Melbourne can enter Nelson without restrictions.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Melbourne are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Nelson.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Melbourne are not required to quarantine after entering Nelson.

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.


Do I need a test to fly back to Melbourne from Nelson?

Returning to Melbourne from Nelson

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Nelson must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Melbourne.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Nelson are not required to quarantine after entering Melbourne.

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Alternative routes for Melbourne to Nelson

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

Destination information for Nelson

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Melbourne to Nelson.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $1.04
Average temperature for September in Nelson
15.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in Nelson
69.0 mm

Airports servicing Melbourne

Airports servicing Nelson

Top 4 airlines flying from Melbourne to Nelson

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Melbourne to Nelson 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
Singapore Airlines
$231 $816 No cancel fee 81%
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Jetstar
$258 $488 No cancel fee 74%
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Air New Zealand
$401 $695 No cancel fee 78%
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Qantas Airways
$425 $684 No cancel fee 74%
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