Cheap flights from Melbourne to South Island

MEL — CHC
17 Aug — 24 Aug1
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How far in advance should I book a flight from Melbourne 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 61 days in advance, which can save you up to 87% on flights from Melbourne to South Island 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 $947. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $1,242.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of August. Prices to South Island from Melbourne average $629. You can even find prices in August for less than $629, as users have found deals to South Island from as low as $361. The month of April appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to South Island from Melbourne. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 43%.

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

When flying from Melbourne 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.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to South Island in August, September 2022

The best prices found for Melbourne to South Island flights in August, September
14 Aug. - 17 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 15m
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 45m
$394

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

26 Sep. - 7 Oct.
MEL

Melbourne

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

3h 05m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 25m
$452

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/8/22

19 Aug. - 26 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 15m
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 45m
$454

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/8/22

Melbourne to South Island 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Island from Melbourne found for this year
25 Nov. - 4 Dec.
MEL

Melbourne

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

3h 05m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 30m
$380

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

25 Nov. - 4 Dec.
MEL

Melbourne

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

3h 05m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 30m
$383

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/8/22

6 Oct. - 20 Oct.
MEL

Melbourne

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

3h 05m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 25m
$385

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/8/22

Cheap Qantas Airways flights from Melbourne to South Island

13 Nov. - 22 Nov.
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

CHC

Christchurch

1 stop

13h 40m
CHC

Christchurch

AVV

Melbourne Avalon

1 stop

8h 10m
$630

Qantas Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

13 Nov. - 23 Nov.
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

CHC

Christchurch

1 stop

13h 40m
CHC

Christchurch

AVV

Melbourne Avalon

1 stop

11h 45m
$700

Qantas Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/8/22

13 Nov. - 23 Nov.
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

CHC

Christchurch

1 stop

13h 40m
CHC

Christchurch

AVV

Melbourne Avalon

2 stops

12h 40m
$733

Qantas Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

Cheap Jetstar flights from Melbourne to South Island

25 Nov. - 4 Dec.
MEL

Melbourne

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

3h 05m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 30m
$380

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

25 Nov. - 4 Dec.
MEL

Melbourne

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

3h 05m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 30m
$383

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/8/22

6 Oct. - 20 Oct.
MEL

Melbourne

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

3h 05m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 25m
$385

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/8/22

Direct flights to South Island from Melbourne

Save time with Melbourne to South Island direct flight deals
25 Nov. - 4 Dec.
MEL

Melbourne

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

3h 05m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 30m
$380

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

9 Nov. - 19 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

3h 05m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 30m
$387

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

26 Nov. - 4 Dec.
MEL

Melbourne

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

3h 05m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 30m
$393

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

Last-minute flights from Melbourne to South Island

Late deals on return flights to South Island 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
$454

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/8/22

22 Aug. - 31 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

3h 05m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 25m
$459

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

19 Aug. - 24 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 15m
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 45m
$466

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/8/22

One-way flights to South Island from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to South Island
11 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

3h 05m
$213

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/8/22

16 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

3h 05m
$235

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

27 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 15m
$239

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Melbourne to South Island flights.

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

Jetstar, Air New Zealand, and Qantas Airways 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 to South Island for under $400 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to South Island for under $400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $380, but on average you can expect to pay $424.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne to South Island for under $400 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Melbourne to South Island under $400. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne to South Island is less than $430.

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

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

How popular is this Melbourne 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 most popular routes from Melbourne to South Island?

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

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

Emirates, Jetstar and Air New Zealand are the most popular airlines when flying from Melbourne to South Island.

What are the most reliable airlines from Melbourne to South Island?

The top 3 most reliable airlines when flying from Melbourne to South Island are Etihad Airways (63%), Air New Zealand (51%) and Singapore Airlines (51%).

What are the cheapest flights from Melbourne to South Island?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Melbourne to South Island? While on average our users pay $542, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $329. The most popular route (Melbourne - Christchurch), is priced around $537.

Alternative routes for Melbourne to South Island

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Destination points for flights from Melbourne to South Island

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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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
JetstarCheapest$228Average$510FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%COVID-19 safety
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Singapore AirlinesCheapest$236Average$837FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time81%COVID-19 safety
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Virgin AustraliaCheapest$402Average$577FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time80%COVID-19 safety
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EmiratesCheapest$434Average$658FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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Air New ZealandCheapest$500Average$769FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time78%COVID-19 safety
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Qantas AirwaysCheapest$519Average$852FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%COVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from Melbourne to South Island

See what time of day planes typically take off from Melbourne to South Island
32%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
48%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
13%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
7%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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