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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 Tuesday or Saturday and return on a Tuesday

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

MEL - NSN
Price
$431 - $876
NSN
Temperature
12 - 22 °C
NSN
Rainfall
51 - 78 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

$695

Average for round-trip flights in January 2021

Round-trip from

$431

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 to Nelson?

Users have found that leaving on a Monday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 27% 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 Nelson?

To save up to 76% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 51 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 Nelson from $832 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $1,178 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, August can be a great choice for travel to Nelson. Flights to Nelson from Melbourne in August are about $596 on average during August, but can be found for as low as $476.

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

It’s typically best to fly out from Melbourne to Nelson in the afternoon. Doing so could potentially save you 17% on the flight price compared to flying at midday, which is usually more expensive.

Melbourne to Nelson 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Nelson from Melbourne found for this year
7 Aug - 11 Aug
$795pp
MEL
Melbourne
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
NSN
Nelson
NSN
Nelson
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
7 Aug - 11 Aug
$798pp
MEL
Melbourne
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
NSN
Nelson
NSN
Nelson
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
7 Aug - 11 Aug
$820pp
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Melbourne
Air New Zealand
 
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Nelson
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Nelson
Air New Zealand
   
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Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to Nelson

Can I find flights from Melbourne to Nelson for under $911 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Nelson for under $911. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Air New Zealand for just $854, but on average you can expect to pay $868.

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.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne to Nelson for under $911 on Cheapflights?

There are no direct flights from Melbourne to Nelson, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

How popular is this flight route?

The Melbourne to Nelson flight path was viewed by 5,532 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

Does it rain more in Melbourne or Nelson?

Expected rainfall in Melbourne is more than in Nelson. You can expect this to be the case over the next 11 days.

Is Melbourne weather warmer or cooler than Nelson?

You can imagine temperatures to be in the 26 °C range in January. The weather in Nelson is generally colder than Melbourne's. As flight availability is subject to become more limited as peak season approaches it is ideal to book in a timely manner.

How long does is the flight from Melbourne to Nelson?

Departing from Melbourne to Nelson will take you 8h.

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

Air New Zealand, at $854, was found to be the cheapest airline from Melbourne to Nelson..

Alternative routes for Melbourne to Nelson

Destination information for Nelson

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Melbourne to Nelson
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $1.08
Average temperature for January in Nelson
22.0 °C
Avg rainfall for January in Nelson
59.0 mm

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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
Jetstar
$187 $355 No cancel fee 74%
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Qantas Airways
$309 $498 No cancel fee 74%
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Air New Zealand
$292 $506 No cancel fee 78%
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Singapore Airlines
$168 $594 No cancel fee 81%
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