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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)

CHC - MEL
Price
$314 - $607
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

Average price

$469

Average for round-trip flights in January 2021

Round-trip from

$314

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 15%.

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 $479, or $575 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 $240.

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 25% versus a flight at midday.

Christchurch to Melbourne 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Melbourne from Christchurch found for this year
15 Jun - 17 Jun
$533pp
CHC
Christchurch
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
15 Jun - 17 Jun
$537pp
CHC
Christchurch
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
15 Jun - 17 Jun
$668pp
CHC
Christchurch
Emirates
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Emirates
Direct
CHC
Christchurch

Direct flights to Melbourne from Christchurch

Save time with Christchurch to Melbourne direct flight deals
15 Jun - 17 Jun
$533pp
CHC
Christchurch
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
15 Jun - 17 Jun
$537pp
CHC
Christchurch
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
CHC
Christchurch

One-way flights to Melbourne from Christchurch

The cheapest one-way flights from Christchurch to Melbourne
15:30 - 14:45
Jetstar
2 stops
25h 15m
CHC - MEL
Jetstar
$702
Tripmonster
15:10 - 06:05
Air New Zealand
1 stop
16h 55m
CHC - MEL
Air New Zealand
$1,020
CheapFlights
03:35 - 17:15
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
15h 40m
CHC - MEL
Multiple Airlines
$1,189
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Christchurch to Melbourne

Can I find flights from Christchurch to Melbourne for under $555 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Christchurch to Melbourne for under $555. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Virgin Australia for just $533, but on average you can expect to pay $1,082.

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.

Are there direct flights from Christchurch to Melbourne for under $555 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 2 direct flights from Christchurch to Melbourne under $555. A good price for a direct flight from Christchurch to Melbourne is less than $535.

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.

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 6 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 50m. Virgin Australia provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $534. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both direct flights and flights with stops.

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

Currently priced at $534, Virgin Australia will fly you from Christchurch to Melbourne and back. In addition to Virgin Australia, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from Emirates and Air New Zealand - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $668 and $1,785, respectively.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Air New Zealand. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $695. Users have also found tickets on Jetstar for as little as $696.

Alternative routes for Christchurch to Melbourne

Destination information for Melbourne

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Christchurch to Melbourne
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $0.93
Flight duration
3h 35m
Average temperature for January in Melbourne
22.0 °C
Avg rainfall for January in Melbourne
28.0 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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