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The best prices from Melbourne to South Island are usually found in May or August, booked 59 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Thursday and return on a Sunday

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

MEL - CHC
Price
$259 - $579
CHC
Temperature
11 - 20 °C
CHC
Rainfall
153 - 249 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 39% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 27% potential price drop

Average price

$454

Average for round-trip flights in January 2021

Round-trip from

$259

From Melbourne to South Island

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 South Island?

Flights from Melbourne to South Island are generally found to be more expensive on Tuesday. This shouldn't discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to South Island.

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

To save up to 15% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 47 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 South Island from $504 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $513 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

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 South Island. Flights to South Island from Melbourne in May are about $434 on average during May, but can be found for as low as $292.

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

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Melbourne to South Island in the evening. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 20% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to South Island in January, February 2021

The best prices found for MEL to CHC flights in January, February
20 Feb - 28 Feb
$1,796pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
20 Feb - 28 Feb
$1,827pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
20 Feb - 28 Feb
$1,835pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
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CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne

Melbourne to South Island 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Island from Melbourne found for this year
8 Sep - 12 Sep
$311pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
8 Sep - 12 Sep
$393pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
1 Jun - 13 Jun
$419pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
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
1 Jun - 13 Jun
$430pp
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Melbourne
Multiple airlines
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
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Melbourne
1 Jun - 13 Jun
$432pp
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Melbourne
Multiple airlines
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CHC
Christchurch
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Jetstar
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MEL
Melbourne
1 May - 30 Jun
$453pp
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Jetstar
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Melbourne

One-way flights to South Island from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to South Island
05:15 - 10:45
Air New Zealand
Direct
3h 30m
MEL - CHC
Air New Zealand
$361
Gotogate
11:00 - 11:25
Virgin Australia
2 stops
22h 25m
MEL - CHC
Virgin Australia
$947
CheapFlights
17:50 - 10:35
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
38h 45m
MEL - CHC
Multiple Airlines
$4,522
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Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to South Island

Can I find flights from Melbourne to South Island for under $521 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to South Island for under $521. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $430, but on average you can expect to pay $931.

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

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Jetstar, Air New Zealand, and Virgin Australia flying from Melbourne to Christchurch have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne to South Island for under $521 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 4 direct flights from Melbourne to South Island under $521. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne to South Island is less than $480.

How popular is this flight route?

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

Does it rain more in Melbourne or Christchurch?

Melbourne will have the same amount of rainfall in 1 compared to Christchurch over the next 11 days.

Is Melbourne weather warmer or cooler than Christchurch?

With an average temperature of 26 °C, peak weather can be found in January. As a traveller, expect to see changes in flight prices during that period. The temperatures in Christchurch are colder than in Melbourne.

How long does is the flight from Melbourne to South Island?

Departing from Melbourne to South Island will take you 3h 30m. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from Melbourne to South Island return?

Currently priced at $503, Jetstar will fly you from Melbourne to South Island and back. In addition to Jetstar, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from Air New Zealand and Fiji Airways - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $610 and $1,283, respectively.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Air New Zealand, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $361. Air New Zealand is not the only option available. At the moment, Virgin Australia is another option, for $456.

Alternative routes for Melbourne to South Island

Destination information for South Island

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Melbourne to South Island
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $1.08
Flight duration
3h 40m
Average temperature for January in South Island
19.0 °C
Avg rainfall for January in South Island
169.0 mm

Airports servicing Melbourne

Airports servicing Christchurch

Top 5 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
Jetstar
$156 $259 No cancel fee 74%
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Air New Zealand
$198 $332 No cancel fee 78%
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Qantas Airways
$165 $341 No cancel fee 74%
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Virgin Australia
$216 $342 No cancel fee 80%
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Emirates
$171 $367 No cancel fee 75%
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