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Cheap Flights from Melbourne to Christchurch, NZ, New Zealand - MEL to CHC Last modified: 29/05/2016 7:22 PM

Popular flights from Melbourne to Christchurch Last modified: 29/05/2016 7:22 PM

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
17/08/2016 27/08/2016 $584
Jetstar Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
20/07/2016 23/07/2016 $272
Qantas Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
08/08/2016 14/08/2016 $514
Virgin Australia
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
30/06/2016 13/07/2016 $344
15/07/2016 17/07/2016 $344
15/07/2016 22/07/2016 $344

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

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Melbourne to Christchurch, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $365.

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

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from Melbourne to Christchurch 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 Melbourne to Christchurch

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

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $375 $515
7-14 days $469 $524
14-21 days $351 $482
21-30 days $369 $474
30-60 days $272 $305
60-90 days $357 $474
90+ days $188 $238

Cheapest Day To Fly from Melbourne to Christchurch

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$437 $362 $272 $344 $344 $355 $437

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Melbourne to Christchurch

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

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May Melbourne Christchurch Jetstar 30/05/16 12/06/16 1 $564
June Melbourne Christchurch Virgin Australia 30/06/16 13/07/16 0 $344
July Melbourne Christchurch Jetstar 20/07/16 23/07/16 0 $272
August Melbourne Christchurch Jetstar 5/08/16 15/08/16 0 $437
September Melbourne Christchurch Jetstar 4/09/16 13/09/16 0 $437
October Melbourne Christchurch Jetstar 1/10/16 8/10/16 1 $372
November Melbourne Christchurch Jetstar 12/11/16 2/12/16 0 $188
December Melbourne Christchurch Jetstar 6/12/16 18/12/16 0 $437

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

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 Melbourne to Christchurch.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$469
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
$469 $357
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
$357 $369
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
$369 $511
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
$511

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

Your Melbourne to Christchurch 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 Melbourne to Christchurch is $496.

The average price for non-stop flights from Melbourne to Christchurch is $414.

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

Nonstop Flight Details from Melbourne to Christchurch
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Jetstar 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 00:15 00:15
Air New Zealand 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 09:10 18:30
Virgin Australia 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 07:45 18:30

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

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 Melbourne to Christchurch. 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 Melbourne to Christchurch is $268.

The average price for round trip flights from Melbourne to Christchurch is $439.

Melbourne to Christchurch Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from Melbourne to Christchurch?
Answer: The average Melbourne to Christchurch flight time is 3 hours and 23 minutes.
Question: How many kilometers are there between Melbourne and Christchurch?
Answer: The distance from Melbourne to Christchurch is 2410 kilometers.
Question: How common are direct flights from Melbourne to Christchurch?
Answer: There are 19 direct flights from Melbourne to Christchurch.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Melbourne to Christchurch?
Answer: Jetstar Airways provides 36% of the non-stop flights between Melbourne and Christchurch.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Melbourne to Christchurch?
Answer: Sydney, AU

Airlines Flying from Melbourne to Christchurch (MEL to CHC) Number of flights searched: 89Last modified: 29/05/2016 7:22 PM

Below are the different airlines that fly from Melbourne to Christchurch 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 Melbourne to Christchurch.

Melbourne to Christchurch
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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 Melbourne and Christchurch, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

Cheap Domestic Flights from Melbourne - MEL

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Melbourne to Sydney Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $101
Melbourne to Brisbane Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $133
Melbourne to Hobart Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $87

Cheap International Flights from Melbourne - MEL

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Melbourne to Wellington Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $357
Melbourne to Queenstown Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $399
Melbourne to Nelson Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $515
Melbourne to London Aegean, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Aer Lingus, Eurowings, Iberia, Jetstar, KLM, Lufthansa, Czech, Austrian, Qantas, SAS, Tap Portugal, Air Europa, Virgin Australia, Virgin Atlantic $1,494
Melbourne to Dunedin Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $585
Melbourne to Auckland Emirates, Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $259
Melbourne to Blenheim Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $696
Melbourne to Palmerston North Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $595
Melbourne to Napier - Hastings Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $304
Melbourne to Invercargill Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $801
Melbourne to Tokyo JAL, Jetstar, All Nippon, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $781
Melbourne to Hamilton Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $802
Melbourne to New Plymouth Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $554
Melbourne to Shanghai Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Jetstar, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Shenzhen $648
Melbourne to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Hawaiian, Jetstar, Qantas, United, Virgin Australia $1,771
Melbourne to Rotorua Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $720
Melbourne to Bangkok Jetstar, Bangkok, Qantas, Thai, Virgin Australia $471
Melbourne to Tauranga Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $673
Melbourne to Beijing Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Jetstar, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Shenzhen $648
Melbourne to Jakarta Garuda, Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, SkyStar $809
Melbourne to Taupo Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $699
Melbourne to Singapore Jetstar Asia, Emirates, Jetstar, SilkAir, Qantas, Singapore, Tigerair, Scoot, Virgin Australia $371
Melbourne to Gisborne Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur AirAsia, AirAsia X, Emirates, Jetstar, Malaysia, Malindo, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $341

Cheap International Flights to Christchurch - CHC

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Albury to Christchurch Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $662
Albury to Wellington Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Albury to Queenstown Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $929
Cheap Flights from Melbourne to Christchurch, NZ, New Zealand, from $195 Round trip from MEL to CHC