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 22% 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 $455, or $483 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of May. Prices to Melbourne from South Island average $414. You can even find prices in May for less than $414, as users have found deals to Melbourne from as low as $265. 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 57%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from South Island to Melbourne (EDG - 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.

Cheap flights from South Island to Melbourne in January, February 2022

The best prices found for South Island to Melbourne flights in January, February
11 Feb - 13 Feb
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

14h 35m
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

2 stops

18h 20m
$1,000

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/24/22

11 Feb - 13 Feb
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

6h 50m
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

2 stops

18h 20m
$1,016

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/24/22

11 Feb - 13 Feb
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

3 stops

22h 50m
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

2 stops

29h 55m
$1,260

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/24/22

South Island to Melbourne 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Melbourne from South Island found for this year
7 Mar - 21 Mar
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 55m
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 25m
$626

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 1/27/22

11 Mar - 18 Mar
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 55m
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 25m
$636

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 1/27/22

7 Mar - 18 Mar
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 55m
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

2 stops

11h 15m
$699

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/27/22

Direct flights to Melbourne from South Island

Save time with South Island to Melbourne direct flight deals
7 Mar - 21 Mar
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 55m
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 25m
$626

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 1/27/22

11 Mar - 18 Mar
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 55m
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 25m
$636

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 1/27/22

One-way flights to Melbourne from South Island

The cheapest one-way flights from South Island to Melbourne
26 Mar
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

22h 35m
$283

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/25/22

26 Mar
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

9h 50m
$332

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 1/25/22

26 Mar
CHC

Christchurch

AVV

Melbourne Avalon

2 stops

31h 10m
$380

Qantas Airways

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Deal found 1/25/22

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 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 $700 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from South Island to Melbourne for under $700. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Air New Zealand for just $626, but on average you can expect to pay $732.

Are there direct flights from South Island to Melbourne for under $700 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 2 direct flights from South Island to Melbourne under $700. A good price for a direct flight from South Island to Melbourne is less than $630.

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 Queenstown Intl - 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 cheapest flights from South Island to Melbourne?

The cheapest flight price from South Island to Melbourne is $82. On average you can expect to pay $282. The most popular route, (Christchurch - Melbourne), can usually be booked for $893.

Can I fly to Melbourne from South Island right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from South Island to Melbourne

Most visitors from South Island need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine 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.


Can I fly back to South Island from Melbourne?

Returning to South Island from Melbourne

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

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

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
Jetstar
Cheapest$245
Average$497
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Virgin Australia
Cheapest$253
Average$610
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time80%
COVID-19 safety
Qantas Airways
Cheapest$255
Average$634
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Emirates
Cheapest$280
Average$577
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety
Singapore Airlines
Cheapest$292
Average$606
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time81%
COVID-19 safety
Air New Zealand
Cheapest$337
Average$707
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time78%
COVID-19 safety