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Cheap flights from Melbourne to Wellington

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Melbourne (MEL) to Wellington (WLG)

All the information you need to plan the best MEL to WLG flight in 2021: compare Melbourne to Wellington flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Wellington.
MEL - WLG
Price
$362 - $722
WLG
Temperature
12 - 21 °C
WLG
Rainfall
16 - 50 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 34% potential price rise

Cheapest in

June

Best time to find cheap flights, 24% potential price drop

Average price

$431

Average for round-trip flights in July 2021

Round-trip from

$362

From Melbourne to Wellington

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 Wellington?

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Wednesday, if you have to leave on this day you can still search on Cheapflights to find great options that meet your needs.

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

To save up to 38% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 61 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 Wellington from $568 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $617 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Melbourne to Wellington?

May is one of the best times of the year to fly to Wellington from Melbourne. Prices for May average $445 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $210. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a May flight can save you 63% on your journey compared to booking in May

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne to Wellington (MEL - WLG)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Melbourne to Wellington at midday. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 33% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to Wellington in July, August 2021

The best prices found for MEL to WLG flights in July, August
28 Jul - 5 Aug
$597pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
WLG
Wellington
WLG
Wellington
Air New Zealand
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
30 Jul - 6 Aug
$609pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
WLG
Wellington
WLG
Wellington
Air New Zealand
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
30 Jul - 6 Aug
$619pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
WLG
Wellington
WLG
Wellington
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne

Melbourne to Wellington 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Wellington from Melbourne found for this year
3 Dec - 17 Dec
$551pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
WLG
Wellington
WLG
Wellington
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
3 Dec - 17 Dec
$552pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
WLG
Wellington
WLG
Wellington
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
28 Jul - 5 Aug
$597pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
WLG
Wellington
WLG
Wellington
Air New Zealand
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Direct flights to Wellington from Melbourne

Save time with Melbourne to Wellington direct flight deals
3 Dec - 17 Dec
$682pp
MEL
Melbourne
Air New Zealand
Direct
WLG
Wellington
WLG
Wellington
Air New Zealand
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
21 Dec - 18 Jan
$799pp
MEL
Melbourne
Qantas Airways
Direct
WLG
Wellington
WLG
Wellington
Qantas Airways
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to Wellington

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

If you wish to fly to Wellington from Melbourne, then you need to book flights from Melbourne to Wellington. There are 3 flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Wellington (WLG) per day to choose from. Flights to Wellington from Melbourne are available from 6 different airlines, which means you should have some options if you want to compare airfare deals. 3h 30m is how long a nonstop flight from Melbourne to Wellington typically takes.

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

Some of the carriers operating flights from Melbourne to Wellington that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, and Qantas Airways. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Can I find flights from Melbourne to Wellington for under $678 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Wellington for under $678. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $551, but on average you can expect to pay $807.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne to Wellington for under $814 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 2 direct flights from Melbourne to Wellington under $814. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne to Wellington is less than $741.

What days are direct flights available from Melbourne to Wellington?

Direct flights are available for this route on the following days: Tuesday, Saturday.

How popular is this flight route?

This flight path from Melbourne to Wellington was viewed by 5,532 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

How many flights depart from Melbourne to Wellington on average per day?

On average, you can expect to see 3 flights from Melbourne to Wellington a day.
Morning (6am - Midday) - 67% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 33% of flight departures

Does it rain more in Melbourne or Wellington?

When travelling, it's generally smart to pack in preparation for rain or any other conditions that may arise. The rainfall in Melbourne is roughly similar to Wellington. You can assume this to be the case over the next 15 days.

Is Melbourne weather warmer or cooler than Wellington?

We forecast the temperature to be around the 26 °Cs in January, on average. The temperature in Wellington is generally colder than in Melbourne. Book flights in a timely manner in correlation to your departure date.

How long does is the flight from Melbourne to Wellington?

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, and Jetstar can get you from Melbourne to Wellington in just under 3h 35m. Your travel time can differ by up to 2h 20m. There are 2602 km between Melbourne and Wellington. Both multi-stop and direct flights can be found to your destination and back.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from Melbourne to Wellington return?

Currently priced at $551, Jetstar will fly you from Melbourne to Wellington 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 Qantas Airways - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $682 and $799, respectively.

Alternative routes for Melbourne to Wellington

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Wellington

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Melbourne to Wellington.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $1.06
Flight duration
3h 51m
Average temperature for July in Wellington
12.0 °C
Avg rainfall for July in Wellington
29.0 mm

Airports servicing Melbourne

Airports servicing Wellington

Top 6 airlines flying from Melbourne to Wellington

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Melbourne to Wellington 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
$139 $312 No cancel fee 81%
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Virgin Australia
$225 $330 No cancel fee 80%
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Air New Zealand
$199 $335 No cancel fee 78%
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Emirates
$203 $355 No cancel fee 75%
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Jetstar
$158 $360 No cancel fee 74%
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Qantas Airways
$157 $398 No cancel fee 74%
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Hourly flight availability from Melbourne to Wellington

See what time of day planes typically take off from Melbourne towards Wellington.
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 66% of flight departures
Morning 6 AM to midday 33% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of flight departures
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Weekly flight availability
from Melbourne to Wellington
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Melbourne to Wellington.
Sunday
5 daily flights
Monday
6 daily flights
Tuesday
1 daily flight
Wednesday
1 daily flight
Thursday
5 daily flights
Friday
2 daily flights
Saturday
1 daily flight
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