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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
$314 - $608
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

$314

From South Island to Melbourne

One-way from

$433

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 15% 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 $480. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $576.

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 $397. You can even find prices in June for less than $397, as users have found deals to Melbourne from as low as $241. 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 25% versus a flight at midday.

South Island to Melbourne 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Melbourne from South Island found for this year
6 Aug - 10 Aug
$533pp
CHC
Christchurch
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
6 Aug - 10 Aug
$536pp
CHC
Christchurch
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
6 Aug - 10 Aug
$565pp
CHC
Christchurch
Virgin Australia
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
CHC
Christchurch

One-way flights to Melbourne from South Island

The cheapest one-way flights from South Island to Melbourne
11:20 - 13:10
Virgin Australia
Direct
3h 50m
CHC - MEL
Virgin Australia
$433
Wotif
05:35 - 06:55
Air New Zealand
2 stops
27h 20m
CHC - MEL
Air New Zealand
$784
CheapFlights
01:30 - 12:40
Jetstar
3 stops
37h 10m
CHC - MEL
Jetstar
$791
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From South Island to Melbourne

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.

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.

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.

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

$386 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Air New Zealand. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Virgin Australia and Jetstar, with prices starting from $433 and $542, respectively.

Alternative routes for South Island to Melbourne

Destination information for Melbourne

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from South Island to Melbourne
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $0.93
Average temperature for January in Melbourne
22.0 °C
Avg rainfall for January in Melbourne
28.0 mm

Airports servicing Christchurch

Airports servicing Melbourne

Top 5 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
$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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