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Cheap flights from South Island to Melbourne

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South Island to Melbourne (MEL)

All the information you need to plan the best null to MEL flight in 2021: compare South Island to Melbourne flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Melbourne.
How far in advance should I book a flight from South Island to Melbourne?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 58 days in advance, which can save you up to 40% on flights from South Island to Melbourne compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 58 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $484. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $581.

What is the cheapest month to fly from South Island to Melbourne?

The best pricing can be found in the month of June. Prices to Melbourne from South Island average $400. You can even find prices in June for less than $400, as users have found deals to Melbourne from as low as $243. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Melbourne from South Island. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 55%.

Cheap flights from South Island to Melbourne in June, July 2021

The best prices found for South Island 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

South Island to Melbourne 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Melbourne from South Island 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
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
4 Aug - 6 Aug
$381pp
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch

Direct flights to Melbourne from South Island

Save time with South Island to Melbourne direct flight deals
1 Aug - 4 Aug
$352pp
CHC
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
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch

One-way flights to Melbourne from South Island

The cheapest one-way flights from South Island to Melbourne
02:05 - 04:05
Air New Zealand
Direct
4h 00m
CHC - MEL
Air New Zealand
$255
Mix&Match (NZ)
08:00 - 18:50
Jetstar
2 stops
12h 50m
CHC - MEL
Jetstar
$276
Gotogate
12:15 - 06:40
Qantas Airways
1 stop
20h 25m
CHC - MEL
Qantas Airways
$277
Mix&Match (NZ)

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From South Island to Melbourne

What airport do you fly into for flights to Melbourne from South Island?

Melbourne (MEL) is the airport you will fly into if you book a flight from South Island to Melbourne. It is only a 19.3 km journey from Melbourne (MEL) to Melbourne’s city centre.

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.

Can I find flights from South Island to Melbourne for under $421 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from South Island to Melbourne for under $421. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $352, but on average you can expect to pay $420.

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

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

Is South Island weather warmer or cooler than Melbourne?

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

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

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

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

Most travellers choose Christchurch - Melbourne, Queenstown Intl - Melbourne or Nelson - Melbourne when deciding on the best route from South Island to Melbourne.

What are the cheapest flights from South Island to Melbourne?

Looking for the cheapest flight from South Island to Melbourne? While on average our users pay $506, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $108. The most popular route (Christchurch - Melbourne), is priced around $371.

What are the most reliable airlines from South Island to Melbourne?

The top 3 most reliable airlines when flying from South Island to Melbourne are Etihad Airways (90%), Turkish Airlines (83%) and United Airlines (82%).

How long does is the flight from South Island to Melbourne?

Jetstar, Air New Zealand, and Qantas Airways can get you from South Island to Melbourne in just under 3h 25m. Your travel time can differ by up to 6h 35m. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both direct flights and flights with stops.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from South Island to Melbourne return?

Jetstar, at $353, was found to be the cheapest airline from South Island to Melbourne..

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

$117 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Jetstar. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Air New Zealand and Qantas Airways, with prices starting from $229 and $248, respectively.

Alternative routes for South Island to Melbourne

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

Departure points for flights from South Island to Melbourne

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Destination information for Melbourne

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from South Island to Melbourne.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $0.93
Flight duration
3h 33m
Average temperature for June in Melbourne
31.0 °C
Avg rainfall for June in Melbourne
167.0 mm

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Airports servicing Melbourne

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.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Jetstar
$164 $332 No cancel fee 74%
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Emirates
$187 $385 No cancel fee 75%
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Singapore Airlines
$195 $405 No cancel fee 81%
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Virgin Australia
$169 $408 No cancel fee 80%
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Qantas Airways
$171 $424 No cancel fee 74%
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Air New Zealand
$225 $473 No cancel fee 78%
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