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Cheap flights from South Island to Melbourne

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The best prices from South Island 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
South Island (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 South Island to Melbourne

One-way from

$277

One-way flight from South Island 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 South Island to Melbourne?

Leaving on a Wednesday is a viable option for saving on travel. Heavily demanded days of the week can typically drive up the prices you see. Booking your travel for a less competitive day can save up to 13% on the overall cost on flights from South Island to 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 $491. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $589.

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 $405. You can even find prices in June for less than $405, as users have found deals to Melbourne from as low as $246. 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%.

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

When flying from South Island 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 South Island to Melbourne in April, May 2021

12 May - 30 May
$559pp
CHC
Christchurch
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
12 May - 30 May
$574pp
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch
12 May - 30 May
$607pp
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch

South Island to Melbourne 2021 flight deals

17 Oct - 29 Oct
$363pp
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
20 Oct - 29 Oct
$377pp
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
17 Oct - 31 Oct
$404pp
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch

Direct flights to Melbourne from South Island

4 Jul - 23 Jul
$418pp
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
30 Jun - 14 Jul
$432pp
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
30 Jun - 4 Jul
$447pp
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch

Last-minute flights from South Island to Melbourne

16 Apr - 18 Apr
$1,007pp
CHC
Christchurch
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch
16 Apr - 18 Apr
$1,054pp
CHC
Christchurch
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Qantas Airways
   
2 STOPS
CHC
Christchurch
16 Apr - 18 Apr
$1,897pp
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Air New Zealand
   
2 STOPS
CHC
Christchurch

One-way flights to Melbourne from South Island

02:00 - 04:05
Air New Zealand
Direct
4h 05m
CHC - MEL
Air New Zealand
$278
Kiwi.com
10:05 - 18:30
Jetstar
1 stop
10h 25m
CHC - MEL
Jetstar
$319
TravelFusion
10:25 - 18:00
Multiple Airlines
1 stop
9h 35m
CHC - MEL
Multiple Airlines
$367
Kiwi.com

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Flight FAQs

From South Island to Melbourne

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from South Island to Melbourne for under $427. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $418, but on average you can expect to pay $535.

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 South Island to Melbourne for under $427 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 8 direct flights from South Island to Melbourne under $427. A good price for a direct flight from South Island to Melbourne is less than $536.

Are there last-minute flights available from South Island to Melbourne for under $1,138?

There are currently 3+ open flights from South Island to Melbourne within the next 7 days for less than $1,138.

What days are direct flights available from Christchurch to Melbourne?

Days when direct flights are available for this flight are: Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday.

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 South Island to Melbourne on average per day?

2 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 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 South Island to Melbourne?

Jetstar and Air New Zealand can get you from South Island to Melbourne in just under 3h 45m. Your travel time will be generally consistent. The distance between South Island and Melbourne is about 2427 km. Most flights are nonstop.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from South Island to Melbourne return?

Jetstar, at $419, was found to be the cheapest airline from South Island to Melbourne. An alternate airline flying to your destination would be Air New Zealand.

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

$127 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 $247 and $488, respectively.

Alternative routes for South Island to Melbourne

Destination information for Melbourne

Today's exchange rate
$1 = $0.93
Flight duration
3h 35m
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 South Island 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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