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Cheap Flights from Christchurch to Melbourne, AU, Australia - CHC to MEL

Popular flights from Christchurch to Melbourne

We’ve got the inside scoop on finding the best time to fly for the best price. Not sure when to travel for your next vacation? Find details below on when-to-fly and when-to-buy.

Air New Zealand
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jul 1, 2016 Jul 4, 2016 NZD495
Jetstar Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jul 25, 2016 Aug 4, 2016 NZD337
Qantas Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jul 12, 2016 Jul 19, 2016 NZD515
Virgin Australia
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 12, 2016 Jun 19, 2016 NZD425
Jun 17, 2016 Jun 19, 2016 NZD425

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 NZD385.

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 NZD727 NZD697
7-14 days NZD525 NZD608
14-21 days NZD459 NZD607
21-30 days NZD432 NZD572
30-60 days NZD344 NZD402
60-90 days NZD337 NZD452
90+ days NZD522 NZD548

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
NZD337 NZD338 NZD459 NZD364 NZD344 NZD432 NZD425

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
May Christchurch Melbourne Virgin Australia 5/28/16 6/2/16 0 NZD432
June Christchurch Melbourne Virgin Australia 6/12/16 6/19/16 0 NZD425
July Christchurch Melbourne Jetstar 7/25/16 8/4/16 0 NZD337
August Christchurch Melbourne Jetstar 8/1/16 8/4/16 0 NZD522
September Christchurch Melbourne Virgin Australia 9/1/16 9/4/16 0 NZD540
October Christchurch Melbourne Jetstar 10/19/16 10/26/16 0 NZD527
November Christchurch Melbourne Virgin Australia 11/19/16 11/27/16 0 NZD540
December Christchurch Melbourne Jetstar 12/9/16 12/12/16 0 NZD585

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
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
NZD638
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
NZD638 NZD608
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
NZD608 NZD459
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
NZD459 NZD698
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
NZD698

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 NZD528.

The average price for non-stop flights from Christchurch to Melbourne is NZD481.

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
Jetstar 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 21:05 21:05
Air New Zealand 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 06:10 06:10
Virgin Australia 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 15:55 15:55

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 NZD205.

The average price for round trip flights from Christchurch to Melbourne is NZD452.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Wellington to Melbourne Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia NZD342
Nelson to Melbourne Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia NZD617
Blenheim to Melbourne Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia NZD657
Christchurch to Sydney Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia NZD335
Wellington to Sydney Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia NZD398
Christchurch to Adelaide Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia NZD640
Wellington to Adelaide Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia NZD632
Wellington to Canberra Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia NZD668
Christchurch to Canberra Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia NZD717
Nelson to Sydney Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia NZD730
Christchurch to Brisbane Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia NZD378
Wellington to Brisbane Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia NZD408
Christchurch to Hobart Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia NZD697
Wellington to Albury Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Christchurch to Launceston Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Wellington to Hobart Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia NZD574
Blenheim to Sydney Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Wellington to Launceston Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia NZD594
Christchurch to Gold Coast Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia NZD427
Christchurch to Mildura Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Christchurch to Devonport Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas Check Dates
Nelson to Adelaide Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia NZD848
Wellington to Gold Coast Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia NZD479
Wellington to Devonport Air New Zealand, Qantas Check Dates
Wellington to Mildura Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Christchurch to Singapore Jetstar Asia, SilkAir, Air New Zealand, Singapore, Scoot NZD1,528
Nelson to Brisbane Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia NZD668
Blenheim to Adelaide Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Christchurch to Bangkok Air New Zealand, Bangkok, Thai NZD1,536
Christchurch to London Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Air New Zealand, Czech, Austrian, Brussels, Tap Portugal, Virgin Atlantic NZD1,972

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
Jetstar - X X X X X
Air New Zealand - X X X X X X X
Air New Zealand AKL 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 48 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 15 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 46% 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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