Cheap flights from South Island to Melbourne

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How far in advance should I book a flight from South Island to Melbourne?

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 61 days in advance to save up to 89% 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 61 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 South Island to Melbourne 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $1,116, or $1,389 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

August can be a great time to fly to Melbourne from South Island with a flight ticket averaging about $732. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of August for as cheap as $414. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of April.

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

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.

Cheap flights from South Island to Melbourne in August, September 2022

The best prices found for South Island to Melbourne flights in August, September
24 Aug - 28 Aug
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 45m
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 15m
$480

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

24 Aug - 28 Aug
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 45m
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 15m
$493

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

26 Aug - 28 Aug
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 45m
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 15m
$535

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

South Island to Melbourne 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Melbourne from South Island found for this year
10 Aug - 17 Aug
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 45m
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 15m
$449

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

24 Aug - 28 Aug
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 45m
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 15m
$480

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

24 Aug - 28 Aug
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 45m
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 15m
$493

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

Cheap Jetstar flights from South Island to Melbourne

13 Nov - 17 Nov
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 30m
MEL

Melbourne

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

3h 05m
$460

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

24 Aug - 28 Aug
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 45m
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 15m
$480

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

24 Aug - 28 Aug
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 45m
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 15m
$493

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

Cheap Air New Zealand flights from South Island to Melbourne

28 Oct - 19 Nov
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 50m
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 25m
$677

Air New Zealand

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

28 Oct - 19 Nov
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 50m
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 25m
$679

Air New Zealand

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

28 Oct - 19 Nov
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 50m
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 25m
$705

Air New Zealand

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/8/22

Direct flights to Melbourne from South Island

Save time with South Island to Melbourne direct flight deals
24 Aug - 28 Aug
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 45m
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 15m
$480

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

24 Aug - 28 Aug
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 45m
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 15m
$493

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

26 Aug - 28 Aug
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 45m
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 15m
$535

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

Last-minute flights from South Island to Melbourne

Late deals on return flights to Melbourne from South Island, departing today and this week
18 Aug - 21 Aug
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 25m
MEL

Melbourne

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

3h 05m
$546

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

18 Aug - 21 Aug
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 25m
MEL

Melbourne

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

Nonstop

3h 05m
$557

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/8/22

21 Aug - 24 Aug
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 45m
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 15m
$575

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

One-way flights to Melbourne from South Island

The cheapest one-way flights from South Island to Melbourne
24 Aug
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 45m
$159

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

15 Oct
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 25m
$170

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

7 Oct
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 25m
$172

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about South Island to Melbourne flights.

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 Air New Zealand, Jetstar, and Qantas Airways. 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 $460, but on average you can expect to pay $612.

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

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from South Island to Melbourne under $500. A good price for a direct flight from South Island to Melbourne is less than $635.

Are there last-minute flights available from South Island to Melbourne for under $600?

There are currently 20+ open flights from South Island to Melbourne within the next 7 days for less than $600.

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.

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 Christchurch - Melbourne Avalon or Nelson - Melbourne.

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.

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 (91%), Singapore Airlines (87%) and Air China (87%).

What are the cheapest flights from South Island to Melbourne?

The cheapest flight price from South Island to Melbourne is $300. On average you can expect to pay $458. The most popular route, (Christchurch - Melbourne), can usually be booked for $493.

Departure points for flights from South Island to Melbourne

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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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
JetstarCheapest$194Average$507FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%COVID-19 safety
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Singapore AirlinesCheapest$307Average$638FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time81%COVID-19 safety
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EmiratesCheapest$344Average$702FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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Virgin AustraliaCheapest$491Average$703FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time80%COVID-19 safety
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Air New ZealandCheapest$507Average$830FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time78%COVID-19 safety
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Qantas AirwaysCheapest$592Average$804FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%COVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from South Island to Melbourne

See what time of day planes typically take off from South Island to Melbourne
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