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Cheap flights from Victoria, Australia to South Island

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Victoria, Australia (MEL) to South Island (CHC)

All the information you need to plan the best MEL to CHC flight in 2021: compare Victoria, Australia to South Island flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in South Island.
MEL - CHC
Price
$256 - $572
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

Round-trip from

$256

From Victoria, Australia to South Island

One-way from

$233

One-way flight from Victoria, Australia 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 Victoria, Australia to South Island?

Travellers have found that booking a Monday departure is the best way to save up to 10% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Victoria, Australia 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 47 days in advance, which can save you up to 15% on flights from Victoria, Australia to South Island compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 47 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 $497. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $506.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Victoria, Australia to South Island?

The best pricing can be found in the month of May. Prices to South Island from Victoria, Australia average $428. You can even find prices in May for less than $428, as users have found deals to South Island from as low as $288. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to South Island from Victoria, Australia. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 43%.

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

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Victoria, Australia to South Island in the evening. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 18% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from Victoria, Australia to South Island in May, June 2021

The best prices found for MEL to CHC flights in May, June
23 Jun - 2 Jul
$369pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
12 Jun - 21 Jun
$376pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
9 Jun - 14 Jun
$380pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Victoria, Australia to South Island 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Island from Victoria, Australia found for this year
14 Nov - 5 Dec
$322pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
1 Sep - 12 Sep
$333pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
10 Nov - 26 Nov
$343pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Direct flights to South Island from Victoria, Australia

Save time with Victoria, Australia to South Island direct flight deals
1 Sep - 12 Sep
$333pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
10 Nov - 26 Nov
$343pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
7 Jul - 16 Jul
$347pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Last-minute flights from Victoria, Australia to South Island

Late deals on return flights to South Island from Victoria, Australia, departing today and this week
24 May - 26 May
$532pp
MEL
Melbourne
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
24 May - 26 May
$646pp
MEL
Melbourne
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
24 May - 26 May
$667pp
MEL
Melbourne
Air New Zealand
   
2 STOPS
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

One-way flights to South Island from Victoria, Australia

The cheapest one-way flights from Victoria, Australia to South Island
11:00 - 16:15
Jetstar
Direct
3h 15m
MEL - CHC
Jetstar
$233
mytrip.com
05:15 - 10:40
Air New Zealand
Direct
3h 25m
MEL - CHC
Air New Zealand
19:30 - 10:55
Jetstar
1 stop
13h 25m
MEL - CHC
Jetstar
$290
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Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Victoria, Australia to South Island

What airports do I use to fly from Melbourne to Christchurch?

You will need to book a flight from Melbourne to Christchurch if you want to fly from Melbourne to Christchurch. At least 5 different airlines have flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Christchurch (CHC) on a regular basis. There are 5 flights to Christchurch from the Melbourne airport per day. If you manage to book one that is nonstop, then you can expect the flight time from MEL to CHC to be around 3h 15m.

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.

Can I find flights from Victoria, Australia to South Island for under $385 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Victoria, Australia to South Island for under $385. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $333, but on average you can expect to pay $371.

Are there direct flights from Victoria, Australia to South Island for under $385 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Victoria, Australia to South Island under $385. A good price for a direct flight from Victoria, Australia to South Island is less than $388.

Are there last-minute flights available from Victoria, Australia to South Island for under $642?

There are currently 5+ open flights from Victoria, Australia to South Island within the next 7 days for less than $642.

What days are direct flights available from Melbourne to Christchurch?

You can find direct flights on the following days: Thursday.

How popular is this flight route?

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

How many flights depart from Victoria, Australia to South Island on average per day?

On average 5 flights depart from Melbourne to Christchurch per day.
Morning (6am - Midday) - 100% of flight departures

Does it rain more in Melbourne or Christchurch?

Melbourne will have the same amount of rainfall in 1 compared to Christchurch over the next 13 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 Victoria, Australia to South Island?

Departing from Victoria, Australia to South Island will take you 3h 15m. There are 2427 km between Victoria, Australia and South Island. All flights are typically direct.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Victoria, Australia to South Island return?

Currently priced at $333, Jetstar will fly you from Victoria, Australia to South Island and back. In addition to Jetstar, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Jetstar is 5% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Victoria, Australia to South Island one-way?

$233 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Jetstar. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Air New Zealand, with prices from $320.

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Destination information for South Island

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Victoria, Australia to South Island.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $1.08
Flight duration
3h 32m
Average temperature for May in South Island
14.0 °C
Avg rainfall for May in South Island
199.0 mm

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Top 5 airlines flying from Victoria, Australia to South Island

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Victoria, Australia 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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Hourly flight availability from Victoria, Australia to South Island

See what time of day planes typically take off from Victoria, Australia towards South Island.
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Weekly flight availability
from Victoria, Australia to South Island
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Victoria, Australia to South Island.
Sunday
6 daily flights
Monday
6 daily flights
Tuesday
5 daily flights
Wednesday
6 daily flights
Thursday
5 daily flights
Friday
6 daily flights
Saturday
5 daily flights
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