Cheap flights from Christchurch (CHC) to Melbourne (MEL) from $196

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 9/30. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
CHC — MEL
Jun 17 — Jun 241

The best prices from Christchurch to Melbourne are usually found in August or May, booked 76 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Friday and return on a Sunday

Cheap flight deals from Christchurch to Melbourne

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from Christchurch (CHC) to Melbourne (MEL). Learn about various techniques such as flexible date searches, comparing prices across and setting up price alerts. Use these methods to find the cheapest flights available for your travel needs. Data last updated June 12, 2024.

Popular in

December

Cheapest in

August

Round-trip from

$1,073

One-way from

$196
High demand for flights, 14% potential price rise
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From Christchurch to Melbourne
One-way flight from Christchurch to Melbourne

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Christchurch to Melbourne Airport?

Travelers have found that booking a Monday departure is the best way to save up to 73% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Christchurch to Melbourne Airport?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 21 days in advance, which can save you up to 28% on flights from Christchurch to Melbourne Airport compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 21 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 $339. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $348.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Christchurch to Melbourne Airport?

Our data shows that August tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Melbourne Airport from Christchurch. Users have commonly found prices around $361 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $212. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

What is the cheapest time of day to fly from CHC to MEL?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Christchurch to Melbourne Airport at noon. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 19% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the morning.

Cheap Christchurch to Melbourne flights in June & July 2024

Find cheap flight options from Christchurch to Melbourne specifically for the months of June and July 2024. Explore affordable fares based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,117,830 searches. Prices were last updated on June 12, 2024.
Scroll through some of the best deals on flights from Christchurch to Melbourne in 2024. For more flight deals, be sure to check back very soon.
Tue 7/96:25 amCHC - MEL
Nonstop3h 50mMultiple Airlines
Tue 7/166:50 pmMEL - CHC
Nonstop3h 15mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/10$351
Tue 7/93:00 pmCHC - MEL
1 stop7h 35mMultiple Airlines
Tue 7/166:50 pmMEL - CHC
Nonstop3h 15mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/10$376
Tue 7/96:25 amCHC - MEL
Nonstop3h 50mMultiple Airlines
Tue 7/168:10 pmMEL - CHC
2 stops22h 20mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/10$495
Tue 7/98:35 amCHC - MEL
1 stop16h 10mJetstar
Tue 7/168:10 pmMEL - CHC
2 stops22h 20mJetstar
Deal found 6/10$539
Mon 6/176:25 amCHC - MEL
Nonstop3h 50mQantas Airways
Thu 6/209:20 amMEL - CHC
Nonstop3h 30mQantas Airways
Deal found 6/11$559
Sat 6/296:25 amCHC - MEL
Nonstop3h 50mQantas Airways
Mon 7/14:00 pmMEL - CHC
1 stop5h 55mQantas Airways
Deal found 6/12$560
Thu 6/206:25 amCHC - MEL
Nonstop3h 50mQantas Airways
Sat 6/229:20 amMEL - CHC
Nonstop3h 30mQantas Airways
Deal found 6/11$568
Sat 6/226:25 amCHC - MEL
Nonstop3h 50mQantas Airways
Sat 6/222:00 pmMEL - CHC
1 stop7h 55mQantas Airways
Deal found 6/11$583
Thu 6/134:50 pmCHC - MEL
1 stop7h 45mQantas Airways
Fri 6/214:00 pmMEL - CHC
1 stop5h 55mQantas Airways
Deal found 6/11$605

Christchurch to Melbourne 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between Christchurch and Melbourne in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,117,830 searches. Data last updated June 12, 2024.
Scroll through some of the best deals on flights from Christchurch to Melbourne in 2024. For more flight deals, be sure to check back very soon.
Tue 7/96:25 amCHC - MEL
Nonstop3h 50mMultiple Airlines
Tue 7/166:50 pmMEL - CHC
Nonstop3h 15mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/10$351
Tue 7/93:00 pmCHC - MEL
1 stop7h 35mMultiple Airlines
Tue 7/166:50 pmMEL - CHC
Nonstop3h 15mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/10$376
Tue 7/96:25 amCHC - MEL
Nonstop3h 50mMultiple Airlines
Tue 7/168:10 pmMEL - CHC
2 stops22h 20mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/10$495
Tue 7/98:35 amCHC - MEL
1 stop16h 10mJetstar
Tue 7/168:10 pmMEL - CHC
2 stops22h 20mJetstar
Deal found 6/10$539
Mon 6/176:25 amCHC - MEL
Nonstop3h 50mQantas Airways
Thu 6/209:20 amMEL - CHC
Nonstop3h 30mQantas Airways
Deal found 6/11$559
Sat 6/296:25 amCHC - MEL
Nonstop3h 50mQantas Airways
Mon 7/14:00 pmMEL - CHC
1 stop5h 55mQantas Airways
Deal found 6/12$560
Thu 6/206:25 amCHC - MEL
Nonstop3h 50mQantas Airways
Sat 6/229:20 amMEL - CHC
Nonstop3h 30mQantas Airways
Deal found 6/11$568
Sat 6/226:25 amCHC - MEL
Nonstop3h 50mQantas Airways
Sat 6/222:00 pmMEL - CHC
1 stop7h 55mQantas Airways
Deal found 6/11$583
Thu 6/134:50 pmCHC - MEL
1 stop7h 45mQantas Airways
Fri 6/214:00 pmMEL - CHC
1 stop5h 55mQantas Airways
Deal found 6/11$605

Christchurch to Melbourne flights leaving soon

Find last-minute flight options from Christchurch to Melbourne for spontaneous travel. Discover available flights and compare prices based on user searches. Secure great deals and offers for spontaneous trips with quick booking options. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,117,830 searches. Data last updated June 12, 2024.
Consider one of these great deals we found on last-minute flights from Christchurch to Melbourne. It's wise to confirm all flight details are correct before booking.
Mon 6/176:25 amCHC - MEL
Nonstop3h 50mQantas Airways
Thu 6/209:20 amMEL - CHC
Nonstop3h 30mQantas Airways
Deal found 6/11$559
Thu 6/206:25 amCHC - MEL
Nonstop3h 50mQantas Airways
Sat 6/229:20 amMEL - CHC
Nonstop3h 30mQantas Airways
Deal found 6/11$568
Sat 6/226:25 amCHC - MEL
Nonstop3h 50mQantas Airways
Sat 6/222:00 pmMEL - CHC
1 stop7h 55mQantas Airways
Deal found 6/11$583
Thu 6/206:05 amCHC - MEL
1 stop7h 05mQantas Airways
Thu 6/203:35 pmMEL - CHC
1 stop6h 20mQantas Airways
Deal found 6/11$605
Sat 6/224:50 pmCHC - MEL
1 stop8h 45mQantas Airways
Sun 6/234:00 pmMEL - CHC
1 stop5h 55mQantas Airways
Deal found 6/11$792
Wed 6/198:25 pmCHC - MEL
2 stops41h 50mMultiple Airlines
Mon 6/249:30 amMEL - CHC
2 stops24h 45mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/11$1,501
Wed 6/198:25 pmCHC - MEL
2 stops41h 50mMultiple Airlines
Wed 6/2610:00 amMEL - CHC
2 stops24h 15mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/11$1,549
Tue 6/186:10 pmCHC - MEL
2 stops30h 25mMultiple Airlines
Mon 6/249:30 amMEL - CHC
2 stops24h 45mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/11$1,569
Thu 6/201:15 pmCHC - MEL
1 stop25h 00mMultiple Airlines
Wed 6/269:30 amMEL - CHC
2 stops24h 45mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/11$1,584

One-way flights to Melbourne from Christchurch

Search for one-way flight options from Christchurch to Melbourne. Find affordable one-way fares based on user searches. Compare prices and availability to plan your one-way journey according to your preferred dates and budget. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,117,830 searches. Data last updated June 12, 2024.
Users in need of a one-way flight from Christchurch to Melbourne can choose from these deals. Users can also find round-trip Christchurch to Melbourne flights by using the search form above.
Mon 9/3011:25 amCHC - MEL
1 stop13h 20mJetstar
Deal found 6/11$196
Sun 8/256:25 amCHC - MEL
Nonstop3h 50mEmirates
Deal found 6/10$227

Find flights from Christchurch to Melbourne within your budget

Customize your flight search to find flights from Christchurch to Melbourne that fit within your specific budget. Explore options based on user searches and filter the results based on your desired price range. Find flights that match your budget for a cost-effective journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,117,830 searches. Data last updated June 12, 2024.

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$351 - $1,121

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Price

ChristchurchMelbourne

CHC - MEL

CHCMEL

Christchurch

Tue 7/9

Nonstop3h 50m

Melbourne

Tue 7/16

Nonstop3h 15m

$351

ChristchurchMelbourne

CHC - MEL

CHCMEL

Christchurch

Tue 7/9

1 stop7h 35m

Melbourne

Tue 7/16

Nonstop3h 15m

$376

ChristchurchMelbourne

CHC - MEL

CHCMEL

Christchurch

Tue 7/9

Nonstop3h 50m

Melbourne

Tue 7/16

2 stops22h 20m

$495

ChristchurchMelbourne

CHC - MEL

CHCMEL

Christchurch

Tue 7/9

1 stop16h 10m

Melbourne

Tue 7/16

2 stops22h 20m

$539

ChristchurchMelbourne

CHC - MEL

CHCMEL

Christchurch

Sat 6/29

Nonstop3h 50m

Melbourne

Mon 7/1

1 stop5h 55m

$560

ChristchurchMelbourne

CHC - MEL

CHCMEL

Christchurch

Sat 6/22

Nonstop3h 50m

Melbourne

Mon 6/24

Nonstop3h 30m

$568

ChristchurchMelbourne

CHC - MEL

CHCMEL

Christchurch

Sat 6/22

Nonstop3h 50m

Melbourne

Sat 6/22

1 stop7h 55m

$583

ChristchurchMelbourne

CHC - MEL

CHCMEL

Christchurch

Sun 6/23

1 stop7h 45m

Melbourne

Sun 6/23

1 stop5h 55m

$660

ChristchurchMelbourne

CHC - MEL

CHCMEL

Christchurch

Tue 9/17

2 stops29h 20m

Melbourne

Fri 10/11

1 stop11h 20m

$1,121

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How far ahead should I book a flight from Christchurch to Melbourne Airport?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a round-trip flight from Christchurch to Melbourne. Price data was last updated on May 31, 2024.
The best time to book flights from Christchurch to Melbourne Airport is 76 days before your desired departure date. The cost of your flight will likely increase significantly if you book two weeks in advance of your flight.
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What is the cheapest day to fly from Christchurch to Melbourne Airport?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly round-trip from Christchurch to Melbourne. Price data was last updated on June 9, 2024.
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Travelers seeking maximum savings on their Christchurch to Melbourne Airport flight should consider departing on Tuesday afternoons when fares are most often at their lowest. Wednesday afternoons flights should be avoided if possible as fares are typically the most expensive at this time.
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Best time to book a flight from Christchurch to Melbourne

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Temperature and rainfall in Melbourne by month

Plan your trip to Melbourne by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

MEL

Temperature

46.4 - 68 °F

If weather is an important factor for your trip to Melbourne Airport, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, January is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 68.0 F. Travelers looking to avoid the cold should look outside of July, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 46.4 F).

Reviews of airlines servicing Melbourne

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Melbourne. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Melbourne. Reviews last updated June 12, 2024.
Get a feel of what it's like to fly with Qantas Airways, Emirates and Fiji Airways from Christchurch to Melbourne by reading reviews from past customers. In addition to providing an overall rating, users have also rated airlines in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.1
Very good
3,865 reviews

Food

7.9

Overall

8.1

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.3

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

8.3

Reviews

1 / 10

The cabin crew were as always friendly and helpful. Couldn't ask for more. Although the flight in business was under occupied there were a couple of things not available!

8.1
Very good
3,865 reviews
8.1
Very good
3,865 reviews

Food

7.9

Overall

8.1

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.3

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

8.3

Reviews

1 / 10

The cabin crew were as always friendly and helpful. Couldn't ask for more. Although the flight in business was under occupied there were a couple of things not available!

8.0
Very good
240 reviews
8.1
Very good
3,865 reviews

Food

7.9

Overall

8.1

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.3

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

8.3

Reviews

1 / 10

The cabin crew were as always friendly and helpful. Couldn't ask for more. Although the flight in business was under occupied there were a couple of things not available!

7.6
Good
930 reviews
8.1
Very good
3,865 reviews

Food

7.9

Overall

8.1

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.3

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

8.3

Reviews

1 / 10

The cabin crew were as always friendly and helpful. Couldn't ask for more. Although the flight in business was under occupied there were a couple of things not available!

6.8
Okay
615 reviews
8.1
Very good
3,865 reviews

Food

7.9

Overall

8.1

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.3

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

8.3

Reviews

1 / 10

The cabin crew were as always friendly and helpful. Couldn't ask for more. Although the flight in business was under occupied there were a couple of things not available!

Related info for your journey

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  • What airport do you fly from for flights from Christchurch to Melbourne?

    Christchurch (CHC), located 5.9 mi from the city center, is the airport you fly out of when you book flights from Christchurch to Melbourne. 4 airlines have flights from Christchurch to Melbourne on a regular basis. Booking flights from Christchurch to Melbourne should not be difficult; the airport handles an average of 10 outbound flights to Melbourne per day.

  • Can I find flights from Christchurch to Melbourne Airport for under $400 on Cheapflights?

    Yes, there are multiple flights from Christchurch to Melbourne Airport for under $400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $351, but on average you can expect to pay $1,100.

  • Are there nonstop flights from Christchurch to Melbourne Airport for under $400 on Cheapflights?

    Cheapflights has at least 2 direct flights from Christchurch to Melbourne Airport under $400. A good price for a nonstop flight from Christchurch to Melbourne Airport is less than $459.

  • Are there last-minute flights available from Christchurch to Melbourne Airport for under $600?

    There are currently 20+ open flights from Christchurch to Melbourne Airport within the next 7 days for less than $600.

  • What are the cheapest airlines flying from Christchurch to Melbourne Airport round-trip?

    Flying on Jetstar is currently your cheapest option to Melbourne Airport, with prices starting at $539. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by Qantas Airways and Fiji Airways, with the lowest prices starting at $560 and $1,121, respectively.

  • What are the most reliable airlines from Christchurch to Melbourne Airport?

    No one likes to see their flight delayed. When booking a flight from Christchurch to Melbourne Airport consider choosing Thai Airways (96%), Etihad Airways (96%) or Turkish Airlines (96%) as they are the most reliable in getting you off to your destination on time.

  • What are the cheapest flights from Christchurch to Melbourne Airport?

    Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $118. While the most popular route (Christchurch - Melbourne) can be booked for $4,679 on average our data indicates $505 when flying from Christchurch to Melbourne Airport.

  • What does CHC to MEL mean?

    Christchurch Airport is CHC and Melbourne Airport is MEL. These codes are created by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and airlines use them to identify the departing and arrival airports in the flight routes they service.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Christchurch to Melbourne that include extra baggage allowance?

    The amount of baggage you can bring on your Christchurch to Melbourne flight depends on the airline and the type of fare you've chosen. After entering your flight details, you'll be able to view the specific baggage policies for each deal in the search results. Keep in mind that certain deals may offer additional baggage allowance.

  • Can I find deals on flights from Christchurch to Melbourne with specific airlines?

    Yes, Cheapflights allows you to browse and filter Christchurch to Melbourne flight deals by airline. After entering your origin and destination, use the available filters to view flights offered by airlines.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Christchurch to Melbourne that include hotel bookings?

    Yes. In addition to deals on Christchurch to Melbourne flights, Cheapflights offers vacation packages that include both flights and hotel.

  • How can I find direct flights from Christchurch to Melbourne?

    After entering your origin and destination, apply the non-stop filter on the search result page to find direct flights from Christchurch to Melbourne.

  • Can I find deals for business class flights from Christchurch to Melbourne?

    Yes. Cheapflights offers flight deals from Christchurch to Melbourne by cabin class. In addition to browsing deals, you can also filter by cabin class on the search results page after making a search.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Christchurch to Melbourne that allow pets onboard?

    Many airlines flying from Christchurch to Melbourne offer the option to travel with pets. After selecting a flight deal, you can find more information about the airline's pet policy on their official website or by contacting the airline directly. Please note that additional fees and restrictions may apply.

  • Can I find deals on last-minute flights from Christchurch to Melbourne?

    Yes, you can often find last-minute deals on Christchurch to Melbourne flights on Cheapflights. However, these deals can vary and may not always be available. We recommend checking back frequently or signing up for price alerts for the most up-to-date deals.

  • How recently were the Christchurch to Melbourne Airport flight deals updated?

    The Christchurch to Melbourne Airport flight deals you see on this page were last updated on 6/12.

  • What are the most popular airlines that fly from Christchurch to Melbourne Airport?

  • What is the cheapest month to book a flight from Christchurch to Melbourne Airport?

    Currently, March is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from Christchurch to Melbourne Airport (average of $1,073). Flying from Christchurch to Melbourne Airport in December is currently the most expensive (average of $1,690). There are several factors that can impact the price of a flight, so comparing airlines, departure airports and flight times can provide users with more options.

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Top 4 airlines flying from Christchurch to Melbourne

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AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-time
JetstarCheapest$137Average$290FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%
Air New ZealandCheapest$246Average$396FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time78%
Qantas AirwaysCheapest$309Average$345FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%
EmiratesCheapest$368Average$466FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%

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Hourly flight availability from Christchurch to Melbourne

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Weekly flight availability from Christchurch to Melbourne

Explore weekly flight availability from Christchurch to Melbourne. Discover flights operating on different days of the week, giving you the flexibility to choose a travel day that best fits your plans. Compare info to find the most convenient option for your journey. Data last updated June 12, 2024.
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