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South Island to Melbourne (MEL)

All the information you need to plan the best null to MEL flight in 2021: compare South Island to Melbourne flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Melbourne.
How far in advance should I book a flight from South Island to Melbourne Airport?

To save on the cost of your flight from South Island to Melbourne Airport, book at least 61 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 22% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $431 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $458.

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

May can be a great time to fly to Melbourne Airport from South Island with a flight ticket averaging about $393. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of May for as cheap as $251. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

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

When flying from South Island to Melbourne Airport, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

Direct flights to Melbourne from South Island

Save time with South Island to Melbourne direct flight deals
11 Mar - 25 Mar
$358pp
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
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MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
1 Feb - 15 Feb
$667pp
CHC
Christchurch
Emirates
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MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Emirates
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
1 Feb - 15 Feb
$668pp
CHC
Christchurch
Emirates
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
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Emirates
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CHC
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One-way flights to Melbourne from South Island

The cheapest one-way flights from South Island to Melbourne
16:05 - 17:50
Jetstar
Direct
3h 45m
CHC - MEL
Jetstar
$193
Gotogate
11:50 - 11:20
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
25h 30m
ZQN - MEL
Multiple Airlines
$528
Gotogate
10:55 - 16:35
Qantas Airways
1 stop
7h 40m
CHC - MEL
Qantas Airways

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Flight FAQs

From South Island to Melbourne

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

Some of the carriers operating flights from South Island to Melbourne that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Jetstar, Air New Zealand, and Virgin Australia. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Can I find flights from South Island to Melbourne Airport for under $400 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from South Island to Melbourne Airport for under $400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $358, but on average you can expect to pay $701.

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

Cheapflights has 4 direct flights from South Island to Melbourne Airport under $400. A good price for a direct flight from South Island to Melbourne Airport is less than $590.

What days are direct flights available from South Island to Melbourne Airport?

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

How popular is this South Island to Melbourne Airport flight route?

Within the past month, 5,467 users have taken a look at flights from South Island to Melbourne.

How many flights depart from South Island to Melbourne Airport on average per day?

6 flight departures from South Island to Melbourne Airport per day on average.
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How long is the flight from South Island to Melbourne Airport?

There are many flights that can get you from South Island to Melbourne Airport in 3h 45m. Fly via Jetstar, Qantas Airways, or Emirates to get the fastest option. Airlines will cover a distance of 2427 km. Generally, flights for this route are direct.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Jetstar. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $184. Users have also found prices from $245 and $299 on Jetstar and Air New Zealand, respectively.

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COVID Restrictions

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Do I need a COVID test to fly to Melbourne from South Island?

Information is based on travel restrictions from South Island to Melbourne

Most visitors from South Island will not be allowed to enter Melbourne.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from South Island must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Melbourne.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from South Island are not required to quarantine after entering Melbourne.

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Do I need a test to fly back to South Island from Melbourne?

Returning to South Island from Melbourne

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Melbourne are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering South Island.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Melbourne are not required to quarantine after entering South Island.

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Alternative routes for South Island to Melbourne

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Departure points for flights from South Island to Melbourne

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Destination information for Melbourne

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from South Island to Melbourne.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $0.97
Flight duration from South Island to Melbourne
3h 35m
Average temperature for September in Melbourne
17.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in Melbourne
41.0 mm

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Top 6 airlines flying from South Island to Melbourne

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from South Island to Melbourne 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
$164 $332 No cancel fee 74%
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Emirates
$187 $385 No cancel fee 75%
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Singapore Airlines
$195 $405 No cancel fee 81%
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Virgin Australia
$169 $408 No cancel fee 80%
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Qantas Airways
$171 $424 No cancel fee 74%
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Air New Zealand
$225 $473 No cancel fee 78%
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