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Cheapest Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Christchurch (CHC)

Airfares from Tullamarine to Christchurch Intl. for one-way flights were as low as AU$269 and round trip flights were AU$515 within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.


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Melbourne to Christchurch Flight Information

Find the Cheapest Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Christchurch (CHC)

Work hard, travel harder! Wotif brings you the cheapest Melbourne to Christchurch flights, making it possible to have a five star holiday without that five star price tag. Browse and compare our top MEL to CHC routes and airport options. So, go ahead and treat yourself, your sweetheart, or the kids to an unforgettable holiday this year.

Melbourne to Christchurch Information

Traveling From
Origin Airport
Origin Airport IATA Code
Traveling To
Christchurch Intl.
Destination Airport
Destination Airport IATA Code
Number of Airlines Serving
Average Flight Time
3 hours 20 mins
Direct Flight Time
3 hours 15 mins
Flight Price

Frequently asked questions

Can I take a flight from MEL to CHC right now?
Your initial step in planning a flight from MEL to CHC is to go to our Covid-19 Travel Advisor. Here, you’ll find everything you need to know about flying restrictions, quarantine and many other policies.
How long is the flight from Tullamarine Airport to Christchurch Intl. Airport (CHC)?
So, you’re heading from MEL to Christchurch Airport? That means you’ll have around 6 hours and 2 minutes to kill. Cram your carry-on bag with things to keep yourself amused, along with a fancy neck pillow, and your ride will fly by.
What airlines fly direct from MEL to Christchurch Airport?
You won’t have to bother about long stopovers or your bag going astray. Take your pick of a number of airlines that fly direct from MEL to CHC, including Qantas and Jetstar.
What happens if I need to change my flight booking to Christchurch Intl. Airport (CHC) due to COVID-19?
If your travel plans to Christchurch Intl. Airport (CHC) have been affected by COVID-19, you may be able to make a no-change-fee cancellation and score a credit that you can use on another flight. Sign in to your Wotif account to see if your booking is eligible. If you still have questions, our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more info.
Does Wotif offer flights with flexible change policies?
Some airlines offer the option to change your Christchurch Intl. Airport (CHC) flight without a fee. That way, you won’t get stung with extra costs — but you’ll have to pay any difference between the old flight and the new one. Stress less by keeping your eye out for the “no change fees” filter when you book.
If I'm planning to fly, what are some airlines that have COVID-19 measures and social distancing rules?
There are many airlines that have social distancing rules and use COVID-19 measures, including Air New Zealand, Jetstar and Qantas. Now you can take that long overdue vacation with confidence knowing that strategies, which may include electrostatic cleaning and providing passenger masks, are in place.
What are the cheapest days to fly?
Here’s an insider tip: Monday is typically the cheapest day to fly! Looking at flight demand on Wotif in 2021, we found that flights departing on a Monday generally had the lowest average price, closely followed by flights on a Saturday. You might want to think twice about flying on a Thursday though; generally, our data showed that it had the highest average ticket price.
What is the best day to buy a plane ticket?
Guess what? It turns out that early in the week is the best time to score the cheapest plane tickets. Looking at flight demand on Wotif in 2021, we found that flights purchased on a Monday had the lowest airfares on average. Booking your plane ticket on the weekend also seems to score pretty good deals. However, airfares purchased on a Friday generally have a higher than average ticket value, so you might want to prepare your budget if you’re booking on that day.
What is the cheapest month to fly?
When comparing airfares booked through Wotif in 2021, our data shows February is one of the cheapest months to fly. On the other hand, the month of December can be one of the most expensive times to travel, with the highest average ticket price, so it’s best to get in early if December is your preferred travel month.
How far in advance can you book a flight?
Trying to figure out how early you should book your flight? It’s possible to start comparing international airfares on Wotif up to 12 months in advance. However, it does depend on the carrier as not all airlines release their prices that far out. According to Wotif’s 2021 flight demand trends, you can bag a bargain with some of the cheapest airfares appearing just 1 week prior to travel.*According to flight demand on from January to December 2021. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.
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Melbourne to Christchurch Flight Deals from AU$515

Considering a quick trip to Christchurch, but not sure which is the best route for you? Well, you’re in luck! Wotif has done the hard work, so all you need to do is check out these flights from MEL to CHC. With heaps of cheap fares from Melbourne, we guarantee you’ll be arriving to your holiday destination in style without emptying your bank account in the process.

It’s easy to book flights to Christchurch from Melbourne  

For a huge choice of flights, simply enter your travel dates and hit search and we’ll hunt out fantastic deals on one-way, return and multi-city airfares to Christchurch from Melbourne from 10 different airlines. If you click the ‘direct flights’ box, you see flights that’ll get you to Christchurch in just 3 hour(s) and 15 mins, too.   

Snap up great deals on flights to Christchurch from Melbourne 

Choose from 13 flights a day on average, with prices starting at AU$515 and rising to AU$532 depending on the cabin class, travel dates, and airline carrier. And if you’re up for a last-minute getaway, you can get great deals on flights from Melbourne to Christchurch today!  

Find cheap airfares to Christchurch from Melbourne 

Here are our insider tips for bagging a flight bargain: 

  • Look for midweek flights and late night, early morning arrival and departure times
  • Check out other airports near Melbourne and Christchurch
  • Avoid peak season (prices tend to be lower in October)
  • Be flexible with your travel dates and you can usually get cheaper options  

Reasons to book your flights to Christchurch from Melbourne with Wotif

Wotif is a super-easy way to find the best flight for you to Christchurch. Get more bang for your buck on flight and hotel or car rental combos and download the free Wotif app to tap into exclusive deals. Book now with Wotif and have a great flight!


Great places to stay after flight from Melbourne to Christchurch

Lylo Christchurch
Lylo Christchurch
5 out of 5
5 Peter Leeming Road, Burnside, Christchurch
The price is AU$111 per night from 16 Oct to 17 Oct
per night
16 Oct - 17 Oct
Stay at this 5-star eco-certified hostel in Christchurch. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions International Antarctic ...
8.2/10 Very Good! (1,001 reviews)
"Such a great location adjacent the airport which made for a very quick process with an early morning international departure. Loved having our own bathroom with the family room and also able to use the large open and modern common area for dinner and relaxing. Self check-in using the iPad made for ..."

Reviewed on 1 Oct. 2023

Lylo Christchurch
Sudima Christchurch Airport
Sudima Christchurch Airport
4.5 out of 5
550 Memorial Avenue, Christchurch
The price is AU$198 per night from 22 Oct to 23 Oct
per night
22 Oct - 23 Oct
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Christchurch. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Popular attractions International Antarctic Centre and Russley ...
9/10 Wonderful! (1,003 reviews)
"Staff were very friendly and the room was lovely."

Reviewed on 1 Oct. 2023

Sudima Christchurch Airport
Novotel Christchurch Airport
Novotel Christchurch Airport
4.5 out of 5
30 Durey Road, Christchurch Airport, Christchurch, NZ
The price is AU$222 per night from 24 Oct to 25 Oct
per night
24 Oct - 25 Oct
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Christchurch. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the restaurant and the comfy rooms ...
9.4/10 Exceptional! (404 reviews)
"Very good option for late night arrival into Christchurch. Very clean and comfortable and nicely appointed room. Super quiet, given its right at the airport."

Reviewed on 30 Sep. 2023

Novotel Christchurch Airport
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

^Savings based on all package bookings made with Flight + Hotel on from , as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.