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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)

CHC - MEL
Price
$321 - $621
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

$321

From Christchurch to Melbourne

One-way from

$348

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 $490, or $589 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 $246.

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 April, May 2021

26 May - 9 Jun
$569pp
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
25 May - 9 Jun
$579pp
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
24 Apr - 2 Jun
$590pp
CHC
Christchurch
Multiple airlines
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch

Christchurch to Melbourne 2021 flight deals

18 Aug - 29 Aug
$348pp
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
23 Jul - 30 Jul
$353pp
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
18 Aug - 1 Sep
$360pp
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch

Direct flights to Melbourne from Christchurch

18 Aug - 29 Aug
$348pp
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
23 Jul - 30 Jul
$353pp
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
18 Aug - 1 Sep
$360pp
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch

Last-minute flights from Christchurch to Melbourne

17 Apr - 23 Apr
$766pp
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
17 Apr - 26 Apr
$769pp
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
17 Apr - 26 Apr
$873pp
CHC
Christchurch
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch

One-way flights to Melbourne from Christchurch

09:40 - 18:45
Jetstar
1 stop
11h 05m
CHC - MEL
Jetstar
$349
JQ
11:55 - 17:35
Qantas Airways
1 stop
7h 40m
CHC - MEL
Qantas Airways
14:15 - 06:45
Air New Zealand
2 stops
18h 30m
CHC - MEL
Air New Zealand
$505
Travel2Be

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Flight FAQs

From Christchurch to Melbourne

Can I find flights from Christchurch to Melbourne for under $427 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Christchurch to Melbourne for under $427. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $353, but on average you can expect to pay $557.

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 $427 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Christchurch to Melbourne under $427. A good price for a direct flight from Christchurch to Melbourne is less than $496.

Are there last-minute flights available from Christchurch to Melbourne for under $853?

There are currently 16+ open flights from Christchurch to Melbourne within the next 7 days for less than $853.

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 45m. Jetstar provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $353. Most flights are nonstop.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying 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. Check Cheapflights for deals on Air New Zealand for as low as $600. Jetstar is priced at 10% 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 Air New Zealand. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $261. Users have also found prices from $276 and $298 on Air New Zealand and Qantas Airways, respectively.

Alternative routes for Christchurch to Melbourne

Destination information for Melbourne

Today's exchange rate
$1 = $0.93
Flight duration
3h 36m
Average temperature for April in Melbourne
27.0 °C
Avg rainfall for April in Melbourne
26.0 mm

Airports servicing Christchurch

Airports servicing Melbourne

Top 5 airlines flying from Christchurch to Melbourne

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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