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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 - MEL
Price
$317 - $614
MEL
Temperature
22 - 32 °C
MEL
Rainfall
26 - 170 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

$317

From Christchurch to Melbourne

One-way from

$277

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?

Wednesday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 13%.

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

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 58 days in advance to save up to 40% 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 58 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 Christchurch to Melbourne 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $484, or $581 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

Flights from Christchurch to Melbourne lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Christchurch to Melbourne in June, with the cheapest ticket starting at $243.

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

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.

Cheap flights from Christchurch to Melbourne in June, July 2021

The best prices found for CHC to MEL flights in June, July
14 Jul - 21 Jul
$396pp
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
14 Jul - 21 Jul
$410pp
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
14 Jul - 21 Jul
$411pp
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch

Christchurch to Melbourne 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Melbourne from Christchurch found for this year
1 Aug - 4 Aug
$352pp
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
1 Aug - 8 Aug
$379pp
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Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
4 Aug - 6 Aug
$381pp
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Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
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Melbourne
MEL
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Jetstar
Direct
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Christchurch

Direct flights to Melbourne from Christchurch

Save time with Christchurch to Melbourne direct flight deals
1 Aug - 4 Aug
$352pp
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Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
1 Aug - 8 Aug
$379pp
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
4 Aug - 6 Aug
$381pp
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Christchurch
Jetstar
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Melbourne
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One-way flights to Melbourne from Christchurch

The cheapest one-way flights from Christchurch to Melbourne
12:15 - 06:40
Qantas Airways
1 stop
20h 25m
CHC - MEL
Qantas Airways
$277
Mix&Match (NZ)
11:40 - 05:40
Multiple Airlines
1 stop
20h 00m
CHC - MEL
Multiple Airlines
$290
Kiwi.com
04:40 - 18:35
Jetstar
2 stops
15h 55m
CHC - MEL
Jetstar
$305
Kiwi.com

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Flight FAQs

From Christchurch to Melbourne

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

To fly from Christchurch to Melbourne, you need to book a flight from Christchurch (CHC) to Melbourne (MEL). Nonstop flights to Melbourne from Christchurch take 3h 45m on average. When it comes time to book airfare, you have a few options: there is 1 outbound flight from Christchurch to Melbourne offered by 5 different airlines.

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 $421 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Christchurch to Melbourne for under $421. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $352, but on average you can expect to pay $423.

Are there direct flights from Christchurch to Melbourne for under $421 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Christchurch to Melbourne under $421. A good price for a direct flight from Christchurch to Melbourne is less than $441.

What days are direct flights available from Christchurch to Melbourne?

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

How popular is this flight route?

The Christchurch to Melbourne flight path 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?

7 flight departures from Christchurch to Melbourne per day on average.
Morning (6am - Midday) - 100% of flight departures

Does it rain more in Christchurch or Melbourne?

The rainfall in Christchurch is generally same as the rainfall in Melbourne. This will continue over the next 7 days.

Is Christchurch weather warmer or cooler than Melbourne?

Temperatures around the 26 °Cs can be experienced in January. The weather in Melbourne is hotter than in Christchurch. Plan for potential changes in flight availability as peak weather approaches in this location.

How long does 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 $353. Christchurch and Melbourne are separated by a distance of 2427 km. Most flights are nonstop.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Christchurch to Melbourne return?

Currently priced at $353, Jetstar will fly you from Christchurch to Melbourne and back. In addition to Jetstar, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Jetstar is priced at 9% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Jetstar. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $140. Users have also found prices from $229 and $248 on Jetstar and Air New Zealand, respectively.

Alternative routes for Christchurch to Melbourne

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

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 = $0.93
Flight duration
3h 34m
Average temperature for June in Melbourne
31.0 °C
Avg rainfall for June in Melbourne
167.0 mm

Airports servicing Christchurch

Airports servicing Melbourne

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
Jetstar
$182 $272 No cancel fee 74%
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Air New Zealand
$225 $346 No cancel fee 78%
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Virgin Australia
$169 $350 No cancel fee 80%
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Qantas Airways
$171 $384 No cancel fee 74%
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Emirates
$187 $385 No cancel fee 75%
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Hourly flight availability from Christchurch to Melbourne

See what time of day planes typically take off from Christchurch towards Melbourne.
Morning 6 AM to midday 51% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 29% of flight departures
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 19% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of flight departures
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Weekly flight availability
from Christchurch to Melbourne
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Christchurch to Melbourne.
Sunday
1 daily flight
Monday
3 daily flights
Tuesday
1 daily flight
Wednesday
3 daily flights
Thursday
1 daily flight
Friday
1 daily flight
Saturday
3 daily flights
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