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Cheap flights from South Island to Melbourne

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How to find the cheapest flight from
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?

To save on the cost of your flight from South Island to Melbourne, book at least 61 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 22% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $431 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $458.

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

May is one of the best times of the year to fly to Melbourne from South Island. Prices for May average $393 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $251. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a May flight can save you 57% on your journey compared to booking in May

When is the cheapest time to fly from South Island to Melbourne (zzEDG - ME1)?

When flying from South Island to Melbourne, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

South Island to Melbourne 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Melbourne from South Island found for this year
31 Dec - 10 Jan
$501pp
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch
31 Dec - 10 Jan
$525pp
CHC
Christchurch
Multiple airlines
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
31 Dec - 10 Jan
$555pp
CHC
Christchurch
Multiple airlines
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Qantas Airways
   
2 STOPS
CHC
Christchurch

Direct flights to Melbourne from South Island

Save time with South Island to Melbourne direct flight deals
23 Mar - 28 Mar
$473pp
CHC
Christchurch
Multiple airlines
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
31 Dec - 10 Jan
$525pp
CHC
Christchurch
Multiple airlines
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
11 Jan - 18 Jan
$592pp
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch

One-way flights to Melbourne from South Island

The cheapest one-way flights from South Island to Melbourne
01:50 - 15:15
Jetstar
2 stops
15h 25m
CHC - MEL
Jetstar
$322
Kiwi.com
11:00 - 18:05
Qantas Airways
1 stop
9h 05m
CHC - AVV
Qantas Airways
$375
Mix&Match (NZ)
01:40 - 10:40
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
11h 00m
CHC - AVV
Multiple Airlines
$529
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">South Island</span> to <span class="emphasized">Melbourne</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From South Island to Melbourne

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 $500 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from South Island to Melbourne for under $500. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $419, but on average you can expect to pay $617.

Are there direct flights from South Island to Melbourne for under $500 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 7 direct flights from South Island to Melbourne under $500. A good price for a direct flight from South Island to Melbourne is less than $684.

What days are direct flights available from South Island to Melbourne?

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

How popular is this South Island to Melbourne flight route?

Within the past month, 5,467 users have taken a look at flights from South Island to Melbourne.

How many flights depart from South Island to Melbourne on average per day?

3 flight departures from South Island to Melbourne per day on average.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 67% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Midday) - 33% of flight departures

How long is the flight from South Island to Melbourne?

Departing from South Island to Melbourne will take you 3h 45m. Airlines will cover a distance of 2427 km. Most flights are nonstop.

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 United Airlines (100%), Etihad Airways (67%) and Turkish Airlines (67%).

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

The most popular route from South Island to Melbourne is Christchurch - Melbourne. You may also consider Nelson - Melbourne or Dunedin - Melbourne.

What are the cheapest flights from South Island to Melbourne?

The cheapest flight price from South Island to Melbourne is $109. On average you can expect to pay $511. The most popular route, (Christchurch - Melbourne), can usually be booked for $419.

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

Before booking your flight from South Island to Melbourne, check out the most popular airlines for this route: Emirates, Jetstar or Air New Zealand.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Melbourne, Australia

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Melbourne from South Island?

Information is based on travel restrictions from South Island to Melbourne

Most visitors from South Island will not be allowed to enter Melbourne.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from South Island must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Melbourne.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from South Island are not required to quarantine after entering Melbourne.

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Travel Authorization Form - Travelers who are not in an exempt category may request an individual exemption to Australia's travel restrictions using this form.


Do I need a test to fly back to South Island from Melbourne?

Returning to South Island from Melbourne

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Melbourne are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering South Island.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Melbourne are not required to quarantine after entering South Island.

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Departure points for flights from South Island to Melbourne

Select to see more specific information for flights to Melbourne from all departure points in South Island.

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 = $0.97
Flight duration from South Island to Melbourne
3h 33m
Average temperature for September in Melbourne
31.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in Melbourne
122.0 mm

Airports servicing

Kaikoura (KBZ)
Takaka (KTF)
Christchurch (CHC)
Timaru (TIU)
Dunedin (DUD)

Airports servicing Melbourne

Avalon (AVV)
Melbourne Essendon (MEB)

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
$233 $471 No cancel fee 74%
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Virgin Australia
$240 $579 No cancel fee 80%
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Qantas Airways
$242 $602 No cancel fee 74%
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Emirates
$265 $547 No cancel fee 75%
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Singapore Airlines
$277 $575 No cancel fee 81%
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Air New Zealand
$320 $671 No cancel fee 78%
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