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The best prices from Melbourne to Wellington are usually found in June or May, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Thursday or Friday and return on a Monday

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

MEL - WLG
Price
$359 - $716
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

$716

Average for round-trip flights in December 2020

Round-trip from

$359

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 $564 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $613 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 $441 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $209. 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 50% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the morning.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to Wellington in December, January 2021

The best prices found for MEL to WLG flights in December, January
18 Jan - 25 Jan
$1,257pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
WLG
Wellington
WLG
Wellington
Jetstar
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
18 Jan - 25 Jan
$1,377pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
WLG
Wellington
WLG
Wellington
Jetstar
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
28 Dec - 11 Jan
$1,509pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
WLG
Wellington
WLG
Wellington
Virgin Australia
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne

Melbourne to Wellington 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Wellington from Melbourne found for this year
28 Dec - 11 Jan
$1,509pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
WLG
Wellington
WLG
Wellington
Virgin Australia
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
28 Dec - 11 Jan
$2,049pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
WLG
Wellington
WLG
Wellington
Virgin Australia
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne

Direct flights to Wellington from Melbourne

Save time with Melbourne to Wellington direct flight deals
28 Apr - 30 Apr
$599pp
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Melbourne
Multiple airlines
Direct
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Wellington
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Wellington
Air New Zealand
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Melbourne
29 Apr - 30 Apr
$602pp
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Melbourne
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Wellington
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Air New Zealand
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Melbourne
28 Apr - 1 May
$606pp
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Emirates
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Melbourne

One-way flights to Wellington from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to Wellington
08:30 - 12:05
Fiji Airways
2 stops
25h 35m
MEL - WLG
Fiji Airways
$686
lastminute.com.au
03:30 - 14:55
Air New Zealand
2 stops
9h 25m
MEL - WLG
Air New Zealand
$1,009
mytrip.com
19:35 - 15:35
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
42h 00m
MEL - WLG
Multiple Airlines
$3,242
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Melbourne to Wellington flights.

Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to Wellington

Can I find flights from Melbourne to Wellington for under $539 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Wellington for under $539. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $530, but on average you can expect to pay $591.

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, Virgin Australia, and Emirates. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne to Wellington for under $673 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 11 direct flights from Melbourne to Wellington under $673. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne to Wellington is less than $627.

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 greater than that of Wellington. You can assume this to be the case over the next 12 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?

Emirates, 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. 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 $539, 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 Emirates and Virgin Australia - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $606 and $624, respectively.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Fiji Airways. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $686. Users have also found tickets on Air New Zealand for as little as $1,009.

Alternative routes for Melbourne to Wellington

Destination information for Wellington

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Melbourne to Wellington
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $1.06
Flight duration
3h 51m
Average temperature for December in Wellington
19.0 °C
Avg rainfall for December in Wellington
25.0 mm

Airports servicing Melbourne

Airports servicing Wellington

Top 6 airlines 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 change 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 change fee 74%
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Qantas Airways
$157 $398 No change fee 74%
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Hourly flight availability from Melbourne to Wellington

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Weekly flight availability
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2 daily flights
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1 daily flight
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2 daily flights
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2 daily flights
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