Cheap flights from Christchurch to Melbourne

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

How to find the cheapest flight from
Christchurch (CHC) to Melbourne (MEL)

All the information you need to plan the best CHC to MEL flight in 2021: compare Christchurch to Melbourne flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Melbourne.
CHC - ME1
Price
$321 - $620
ME1
Temperature
8 - 20 °C
ME1
Precipitation
30 - 60 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 37% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 18% potential price drop

Round-trip from

€321

From Christchurch to Melbourne

One-way from

$322

One-way flight from Christchurch to Melbourne

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 Christchurch to Melbourne?

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 Christchurch to Melbourne?

To save on the cost of your flight from Christchurch to Melbourne, 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 Christchurch to Melbourne?

Our data shows that May tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Melbourne from Christchurch. Users have commonly found prices around $393 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $251. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Christchurch to Melbourne (CHC - ME1)?

When flying from Christchurch to Melbourne, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the evening, which can drop the price by up to 22% versus a flight at midday.

Christchurch to Melbourne 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Melbourne from Christchurch found for this year
31 Dec - 10 Jan
$501pp
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch
31 Dec - 10 Jan
$525pp
CHC
Christchurch
Multiple airlines
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
31 Dec - 10 Jan
$555pp
CHC
Christchurch
Multiple airlines
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Qantas Airways
   
2 STOPS
CHC
Christchurch

Direct flights to Melbourne from Christchurch

Save time with Christchurch to Melbourne direct flight deals
23 Mar - 28 Mar
$473pp
CHC
Christchurch
Multiple airlines
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
31 Dec - 10 Jan
$525pp
CHC
Christchurch
Multiple airlines
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
11 Jan - 18 Jan
$592pp
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch

One-way flights to Melbourne from Christchurch

The cheapest one-way flights from Christchurch to Melbourne
01:50 - 15:15
Jetstar
2 stops
15h 25m
CHC - MEL
Jetstar
$322
Kiwi.com
11:00 - 18:05
Qantas Airways
1 stop
9h 05m
CHC - AVV
Qantas Airways
$375
Mix&Match (NZ)
01:40 - 10:40
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
11h 00m
CHC - AVV
Multiple Airlines
$529
Kiwi.com

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Flight FAQs

From Christchurch to Melbourne

What airport do you fly from for flights from Christchurch to Melbourne?

For a flight from Christchurch to Melbourne, you will be flying from Christchurch. Christchurch (CHC) is just 9.5 km from the centre of the city. Christchurch is the only Christchurch airport and it handles 0 outbound flights to Melbourne per day. 5 airlines have flights to Melbourne from Christchurch on a regular basis.

Which airlines flying from Christchurch to Melbourne 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 Christchurch to Melbourne have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Christchurch to Melbourne for under $500 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Christchurch to Melbourne for under $500. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $419, but on average you can expect to pay $633.

Are there direct flights from Christchurch to Melbourne for under $500 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 4 direct flights from Christchurch to Melbourne under $500. A good price for a direct flight from Christchurch to Melbourne is less than $563.

What days are direct flights available from Christchurch to Melbourne?

Days when direct flights are available for this flight are: Friday, Saturday.

How popular is this Christchurch to Melbourne flight route?

This flight path from Christchurch 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.

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

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

How long is the flight from Christchurch to Melbourne?

A quick flight from Christchurch to Melbourne can take about 3h 45m. Jetstar provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $419. There are 2427 km between Christchurch and Melbourne. All flights are typically direct.

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

Jetstar, at $419, was found to be the cheapest airline from Christchurch to Melbourne.Alternate airlines flying return to your destination include Air New Zealand and Qantas Airways.

What are the most reliable airlines from Christchurch to Melbourne?

No one likes to see their flight delayed. When booking a flight from Christchurch to Melbourne consider choosing United Airlines(100%), Etihad Airways(67%) or Turkish Airlines(67%), as they are the most reliable in getting you off to your destination on time.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Christchurch to Melbourne?

Emirates, Jetstar and Air New Zealand are the most popular airlines when flying from Christchurch to Melbourne.

What are the cheapest flights from Christchurch to Melbourne?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $109. While the most popular route (Christchurch - Melbourne) can be booked for $419 on average our data indicates $511 when flying from Christchurch to Melbourne

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Melbourne, Australia

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Melbourne from Christchurch?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Christchurch to Melbourne

Most visitors from Christchurch will not be allowed to enter Melbourne.

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

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

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


Do I need a test to fly back to Christchurch from Melbourne?

Returning to Christchurch 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 Christchurch.

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

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Destination information for Melbourne

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Christchurch to Melbourne.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $0.97
Flight duration from CHC to Melbourne
3h 36m
Average temperature for September in Melbourne
31.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in Melbourne
122.0 mm

Airports servicing Christchurch

Airports servicing Melbourne

Avalon (AVV)
Melbourne Essendon (MEB)

Top 5 airlines flying from Christchurch to Melbourne

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Christchurch 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
Virgin Australia
$240 $496 No cancel fee 80%
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Qantas Airways
$242 $545 No cancel fee 74%
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Jetstar
$259 $386 No cancel fee 74%
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Emirates
$265 $547 No cancel fee 75%
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Air New Zealand
$320 $490 No cancel fee 78%
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