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Cheap flights from Melbourne to South Island

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Melbourne (MEL) to South Island

All the information you need to plan the best MEL to CHC flight in 2021: compare Melbourne to South Island flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in South Island.
How far in advance should I book a flight from Melbourne Airport to South Island?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 59 days in advance, which can save you up to 35% on flights from Melbourne Airport to South Island compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 59 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 $458. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $506.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne Airport to South Island (MEL - EDG)?

When flying from Melbourne Airport to South Island, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Melbourne Airport to South Island?

The best pricing can be found in the month of May. Prices to South Island from Melbourne Airport average $368. You can even find prices in May for less than $368, as users have found deals to South Island from as low as $178. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to South Island from Melbourne Airport. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 63%.

Melbourne to South Island 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Island from Melbourne found for this year
24 Dec - 31 Dec
$520pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
25 Dec - 7 Jan
$537pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
1 Dec - 24 Dec
$548pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Direct flights to South Island from Melbourne

Save time with Melbourne to South Island direct flight deals
17 Feb - 6 Mar
$435pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
3 Apr - 16 Apr
$435pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
10 Apr - 20 Apr
$467pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

One-way flights to South Island from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to South Island
19:55 - 16:40
Multiple Airlines
1 stop
18h 45m
MEL - ZQN
Multiple Airlines
$262
Kiwi.com
04:10 - 09:25
Air New Zealand
Direct
3h 15m
MEL - ZQN
Air New Zealand
$354
Kiwi.com
15:00 - 11:30
Virgin Australia
1 stop
18h 30m
MEL - ZQN
Virgin Australia
$374
Booking.com

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Melbourne</span> to <span class="emphasized">South Island</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to South Island

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

Jetstar, Air New Zealand, and Virgin Australia are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Melbourne Airport to South Island for under $400 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne Airport to South Island for under $400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $362, but on average you can expect to pay $485.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne Airport to South Island for under $500 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Melbourne Airport to South Island under $500. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne Airport to South Island is less than $528.

How popular is this Melbourne Airport to South Island flight route?

Within the past month, 7,066 users have taken a look at flights from Melbourne to South Island.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Melbourne Airport to South Island one-way?

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $282 on Jetstar. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Air New Zealand from $304 and Virgin Australia from $374 one-way.

What are the cheapest flights from Melbourne Airport to South Island?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Melbourne Airport to South Island? While on average our users pay $506, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $161. The most popular route (Melbourne - Christchurch), is priced around $362.

What are the most popular routes from Melbourne Airport to South Island?

When deciding which route to take from Melbourne Airport to South Island, consider Melbourne - Christchurch, Melbourne - Queenstown Intl or Melbourne - Hokitika Arpt, as they are the most popular.

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

The most popular airlines flying from Melbourne Airport to South Island are Emirates, Jetstar and Air New Zealand. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for South Island

Do I need a COVID test to fly to South Island from Melbourne?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Melbourne to South Island

Most visitors from Melbourne need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter South Island.

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

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

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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 South Island?

Returning to Melbourne from South Island

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

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

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Alternative routes for Melbourne to South Island

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Destination points for flights from Melbourne to South Island

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Destination information for South Island

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Melbourne to South Island.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $1.05
Flight duration from Melbourne to South Island
3h 28m
Average temperature for October in South Island
15.0 °C
Avg rainfall for October in South Island
249.0 mm

Airports servicing Melbourne

Airports servicing

Kaikoura (KBZ)
Takaka (KTF)
Christchurch (CHC)
Timaru (TIU)
Dunedin (DUD)

Top 6 airlines flying from Melbourne to South Island

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Melbourne to South Island 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
Qantas Airways
$140 $546 No cancel fee 74%
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Jetstar
$211 $456 No cancel fee 74%
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Singapore Airlines
$227 $802 No cancel fee 81%
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Emirates
$230 $577 No cancel fee 75%
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Virgin Australia
$263 $527 No cancel fee 80%
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Air New Zealand
$268 $618 No cancel fee 78%
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