Cheap flights from South Island to Melbourne

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

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 61 days in advance to save up to 22% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 61 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from South Island to Melbourne Airport 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $452, or $480 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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 $412. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of May for as cheap as $263. 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 (EDG - 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.

One-way flights to Melbourne from South Island

The cheapest one-way flights from South Island to Melbourne
8 Feb
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

19h 45m
$358

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 21/1/22

8 Feb
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

21h 50m
$375

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 21/1/22

31 Jan
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

28h 35m
$391

Qantas Airways

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Deal found 19/1/22

Related info for your journey

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

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.

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

This flight path from South Island to Melbourne was viewed by 5,467 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

What are the most popular routes from South Island to Melbourne Airport?

The most popular route from South Island to Melbourne Airport is Queenstown Intl - Melbourne. You may also consider Nelson - Melbourne or Dunedin - Melbourne.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from South Island to Melbourne Airport?

When booking a flight from South Island to Melbourne Airport, you may want to consider flying on Emirates, Jetstar or Air New Zealand as they are the most popular for this route.

What are the cheapest flights from South Island to Melbourne Airport?

The cheapest flight price from South Island to Melbourne Airport is $82. On average you can expect to pay $280. The most popular route, (Queenstown Intl - Melbourne), can usually be booked for $737.

Can I fly to Melbourne from South Island right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from South Island to Melbourne

Most visitors from South Island need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine 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.

Documents
Travel Authorization Form - Travelers who are not in an exempt category may request an individual exemption to Australia's travel restrictions using this form.


Can I fly back to South Island from Melbourne?

Returning to South Island from Melbourne

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

Alternative routes for South Island to Melbourne

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Departure points for flights from South Island to Melbourne

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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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Jetstar
Cheapest$244
Average$494
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Virgin Australia
Cheapest$252
Average$606
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time80%
COVID-19 safety
Qantas Airways
Cheapest$254
Average$630
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Emirates
Cheapest$278
Average$573
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety
Singapore Airlines
Cheapest$290
Average$602
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time81%
COVID-19 safety
Air New Zealand
Cheapest$335
Average$703
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time78%
COVID-19 safety