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Cheap Flights from Christchurch to Melbourne - CHC to MEL

Popular flights from Christchurch to Melbourne

If your flight days are flexible and you looking for a good deal, our charts on cheap flights provide some insight regarding affordable flight options for your next big adventure.

Air New Zealand
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Mar 4, 2016 Mar 7, 2016 NZD513
Jetstar Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Mar 4, 2016 Mar 7, 2016 NZD446
Qantas Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Mar 4, 2016 Mar 7, 2016 NZD585
May 16, 2016 May 23, 2016 NZD585
Virgin Australia
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Apr 29, 2016 May 12, 2016 NZD455

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Christchurch to Melbourne (CHC to MEL)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Christchurch to Melbourne, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be NZD487.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Christchurch to Melbourne (CHC to MEL)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from Christchurch to Melbourne based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have discovered that the best days to book flights are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Read our article to find more information about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should you book flights from Christchurch to Melbourne

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance a flight from Christchurch to Melbourne should be booked.

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days NZD550 NZD656
7-14 days NZD520 NZD600
14-21 days NZD501 NZD611
21-30 days NZD446 NZD498
30-60 days NZD467 NZD546
60-90 days NZD455 NZD543
90+ days NZD474 NZD537

Cheapest Day To Fly from Christchurch to Melbourne

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding the cheapest days to fly from Christchurch to Melbourne.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
NZD467 NZD482 NZD490 NZD520 NZD446 NZD490 NZD520

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Christchurch to Melbourne

The chart below shows the lowest fare by month when flying from Christchurch to Melbourne.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
February Christchurch Melbourne Virgin Australia 2/23/16 3/2/16 0 NZD501
March Christchurch Melbourne Jetstar 3/4/16 3/7/16 0 NZD446
April Christchurch Melbourne Virgin Australia 4/29/16 5/12/16 0 NZD455
May Christchurch Melbourne Virgin Australia 5/15/16 5/22/16 0 NZD490
June Christchurch Melbourne Virgin Australia 6/30/16 7/5/16 0 NZD474
July Christchurch Melbourne Jetstar 7/16/16 7/23/16 0 NZD516
August Christchurch Melbourne Jetstar 8/16/16 8/23/16 0 NZD516
September Christchurch Melbourne Jetstar 9/21/16 9/28/16 0 NZD511

Cheapest Weekend Non-Stop Flights for the Next 30 Days from Christchurch to Melbourne

If you're ready to take a trip in the next 30 days and want to fly on the weekend, you might be wondering which weekend is the cheapest to fly. The chart below shows up-to-date data regarding weekend flight prices from Christchurch to Melbourne.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
NZD520
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
NZD520 NZD549
28 29 1 2 3 4 5
NZD549 NZD446
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
NZD446 NZD490
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
NZD490

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Christchurch to Melbourne (CHC to MEL)

Your Christchurch to Melbourne flight can be significantly cheaper by choosing a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from Christchurch to Melbourne is NZD580.

The average price for non-stop flights from Christchurch to Melbourne is NZD570.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Christchurch to Melbourne.

Nonstop Flight Details from Christchurch to Melbourne
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
China Airlines 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 19:50 19:50
Jetstar 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 20:35 20:35
Air New Zealand 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 06:10 09:05
Virgin Australia 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 16:00 21:55

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Christchurch to Melbourne (CHC to MEL)

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Christchurch to Melbourne. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from Christchurch to Melbourne is NZD223.

The average price for round trip flights from Christchurch to Melbourne is NZD508.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Wellington to Melbourne Qantas, Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia, Emirates, Etihad NZD316
Nelson to Melbourne Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia NZD591
Blenheim to Melbourne Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia NZD782
Christchurch to Sydney Qantas, Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia, Emirates, Etihad NZD337
Wellington to Sydney Qantas, Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia, Emirates, Etihad NZD443
Christchurch to Adelaide Qantas, Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia, Emirates NZD689
Wellington to Adelaide Qantas, Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia, Emirates NZD713
Wellington to Canberra Qantas, Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia, Emirates NZD685
Christchurch to Canberra Qantas, Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia, Emirates NZD779
Nelson to Sydney Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia NZD656
Christchurch to Brisbane Qantas, Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia, Emirates, Etihad NZD498
Wellington to Brisbane Qantas, Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia, Emirates, Etihad NZD395
Christchurch to Hobart Qantas, Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia, Emirates Check Dates
Wellington to Albury Qantas, Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia, Emirates Check Dates
Christchurch to Launceston Qantas, Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia, Emirates NZD815
Wellington to Hobart Qantas, Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia, Emirates NZD453
Blenheim to Sydney Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia NZD710
Wellington to Launceston Qantas, Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia, Emirates Check Dates
Christchurch to Gold Coast Qantas, Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia NZD341
Christchurch to Mildura Qantas, Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia, Emirates Check Dates
Christchurch to Devonport Qantas, Emirates Check Dates
Nelson to Adelaide Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Wellington to Gold Coast Qantas, Air New Zealand NZD299
Wellington to Devonport Qantas, Emirates Check Dates
Wellington to Mildura Qantas, Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia, Emirates Check Dates
Christchurch to Singapore Qantas, Thai, China Eastern, Air New Zealand, Asiana, British Airways, Etihad, Singapore, Virgin Australia, Emirates NZD1,073
Nelson to Brisbane Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia NZD722
Blenheim to Adelaide Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Christchurch to Bangkok Qantas, Thai, China Eastern, Air New Zealand, Asiana, British Airways, Singapore, Emirates NZD1,732
Christchurch to London Thai, Virgin Atlantic, Air New Zealand, Turkish, Virgin Australia, Qantas, China Eastern, British Airways, Etihad, Singapore, Air Canada, United, American, Lufthansa, Emirates, South African NZD1,863

Airlines Flying from Christchurch to Melbourne (CHC to MEL)

Below are the different airlines that fly from Christchurch to Melbourne with the average price of their plane tickets. Just remember that different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary of the next 30 days for flights from Christchurch to Melbourne.

Christchurch to Melbourne
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
China Airlines - X X X
Jetstar - X X X X X X X
Air New Zealand - X X X X X X X
Air New Zealand WLG X X X X X X X
Qantas SYD X X X X X X X
Virgin Australia - X X X X X X X
Virgin Australia SYD X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

These pages contain information about the major airports in Christchurch and Melbourne, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

Christchurch to Melbourne Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is a direct flight from Christchurch to Melbourne?
Answer: The average Christchurch to Melbourne flight time is 3 hours and 50 minutes.
Question: How many kilometers are there between Christchurch and Melbourne?
Answer: The distance from Christchurch to Melbourne is 2410 kilometers.
Question: How common are direct flights from Christchurch to Melbourne?
Answer: There are 27 direct flights from Christchurch to Melbourne.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Christchurch to Melbourne?
Answer: Air New Zealand provides 33% of the non-stop flights between Christchurch and Melbourne.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Christchurch to Melbourne?
Answer: Sydney, AU
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