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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$332 and round trip flights were AU$607 within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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Flights from Melbourne to Christchurch: Customer Reviews

13 Jan. 2020

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Melbourne to Christchurch · Virgin Australia

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 Tullamarine
Origin Airport Melbourne
Origin Airport IATA Code MEL
Traveling To Christchurch Intl.
Destination Airport Christchurch
Destination Airport IATA Code CHC
Number of Airlines Serving 4
Average Flight Time 3 hours 25 mins
Direct Flight Time 3 hours 25 mins
Flight Price AU$607

FAQs about flights from Tullamarine (MEL) to Christchurch Intl. (CHC)

Can I take a flight from Melbourne, VIC Airport (MEL-Tullamarine) to Christchurch Airport (CHC-Christchurch Intl.) right now?

The initial step in organising a flight from Melbourne, VIC Airport (MEL-Tullamarine) to Christchurch Airport (CHC-Christchurch Intl.) is to go to our Covid-19 Travel Advisor. It's here you'll find everything you need to know about flying restrictions, quarantine and other important policies.

How long is the flight from Tullamarine Airport to Christchurch Intl. Airport (CHC)?

So, you're planning a trip from MEL to Christchurch Intl. Airport (CHC)? That means you'll have approximately 6 hours to while away in the air. Load up your carry-on with things to keep yourself amused, as well as a good neck pillow, and time will zoom by.

What airlines fly direct from Tullamarine Airport (MEL) to Christchurch Airport?

Skip the stress of racing through an unfamiliar airport to make your connecting flight when heading from Melbourne to Christchurch. A variety of airlines have nonstop flights. Look up Air New Zealand and Qantas to get you started.

What happens if I need to change my flight booking to Christchurch Airport (CHC-Christchurch Intl.) due to COVID-19?

If your travel plans to Christchurch Airport (CHC-Christchurch Intl.) 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 Airport (CHC-Christchurch Intl.) 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.

How many flights are there from Tullamarine Airport to CHC?

Around 13 flights operate daily on the route between MEL and Christchurch Intl. Airport (CHC). So wakey wakey — it's time to book that seat and hook it toward Christchurch.

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 holiday 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: Sunday is typically the cheapest day to fly! Looking at flight demand on Wotif in 2020, we found that flights departing on a Sunday generally had the lowest average price, closely followed by flights on a Tuesday. You might want to think twice about flying on a Saturday 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? Boring old Thursday really is the best day to score the cheapest plane tickets. Looking at flight demand on Wotif in 2020, we found that flights purchased on a Thursday had the lowest airfares on average. Booking your plane ticket on a Sunday also seems to score pretty good deals. However, airfares purchased on a Tuesday generally have a higher than average ticket value, so you might want to prepare your budget if you're booking early in the week.

What is the cheapest month to fly?

When comparing airfares booked through Wotif in 2020, our data shows March is one of the cheapest months to fly. On the other hand, the month of June 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 June 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 2020 flight demand trends, you can bag a bargain with some of the cheapest airfares appearing 4 weeks to 3 months prior to travel.

How can I save money on flights?

Looking for clever ways to save on your next trip? Try mixing and matching airlines and fare types. Our data tells us, travellers who booked flights on Wotif in 2020 saved close to 50% off their airfare, when their return flights consisted of two different airlines or fare types.

*According to flight demand on from January to December 2020. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.

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Melbourne to Christchurch Flight Deals from AU$607

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 25 mins, too.   

Snap up great deals on flights to Christchurch from Melbourne 

Choose from 4 flights a day on average, with prices starting at AU$607 and rising to AU$619 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 March)
  • 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

Jucy Snooze Christchurch
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5 out of 5
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"cool facility, spacious clean and well laid out. easy bto find and great location"

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Novotel Christchurch Airport
Novotel Christchurch Airport
4.5 out of 5
30 Durey Road, Christchurch Airport, Christchurch, NZ
Located in Christchurch Airport, this luxury hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from International Antarctic Centre, and within 6 mi (10 km) of University of Canterbury ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (18 reviews)
"A beautiful new property with very friendly and helpful staff."

Reviewed on 18 Mar. 2020

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Sudima Christchurch Airport
Sudima Christchurch Airport
4.5 out of 5
550 Memorial Avenue, Christchurch
Located in Christchurch Airport, this luxury hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from International Antarctic Centre, and within 6 mi (10 km) of University of Canterbury ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (190 reviews)
"Airport hotel turned into a COVID-19 isolation/quarantine facility after we booked. They neglected to tell us this, however, and all emails from Wotif were as per normal so we only found out when we arrived. They did give us a room at their City hotel, but it was very stressful series of phone calls, ..."

Reviewed on 11 Jul. 2020

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Sudima 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.