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Cheap flights from Melbourne to Nelson

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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.
ME1 - NSN
Price
$331 - $673
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

$593

Average for round-trip flights in October 2021

Round-trip from

$442

From Melbourne to Nelson

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne to Nelson (ME1 - NSN)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Melbourne to Nelson in the afternoon. Doing so could potentially save you 38% on the flight price compared to flying in the morning, which is usually more expensive.

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

Users have found that booking a flight from Melbourne to Nelson at least 46 days early can save you up to 23% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 46 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Melbourne to Nelson for as little as $721 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 $817 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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, May can be a great choice for travel to Nelson. Flights to Nelson from Melbourne in May are about $642 on average during May, but can be found for as low as $434.

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

Tuesday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 45%.

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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.

How popular is this Melbourne to Nelson flight route?

This flight path from Melbourne to Nelson 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 to Nelson?

On average you can expect to pay $640 for a flight from Melbourne to Nelson. The cheapest flight overall is $287 while the most popular route, (Melbourne - Nelson) is currently priced at $820.

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

Jetstar, Air New Zealand and Qantas Airways are the most popular airlines when flying from Melbourne to Nelson.

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 need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Nelson.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Melbourne must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to 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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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 = $1.05
Average temperature for October in Nelson
17.0 °C
Avg rainfall for October in Nelson
78.0 mm

Airports servicing Melbourne

Avalon (AVV)
Melbourne Essendon (MEB)

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
$224 $793 No cancel fee 81%
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Jetstar
$250 $474 No cancel fee 74%
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Air New Zealand
$390 $676 No cancel fee 78%
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Qantas Airways
$413 $665 No cancel fee 74%
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