Melbourne to Christchurch Flights

Melbourne (MEL) to Christchurch (CHC) Flight Information

Below are some common questions asked about this flight route:
  • When can I book the cheapest flight from Melbourne to Christchurch?

    Airlines adjust prices for plane tickets based on the day and time that you book your flight. After analyzing data from all airlines, we have discovered that the best days to book flights from Melbourne to Christchurch are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.

  • What are the airlines flying from Melbourne to Christchurch?

    Airlines flying from Melbourne to Christchurch include American Airlines,Hong Kong Airlines,Etihad Airways,Qantas Airways,China Airlines,Emirates,Jetstar Airways,Virgin Australia,Air New Zealand,Air China.

  • What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Melbourne to Christchurch?

    Qantas Airways provides 39 of the non-stop flights between Melbourne and Christchurch.

  • How many airports are there in Christchurch?

    There are 1 airports in Christchurch - Christchurch International Airport.

  • Average duration of direct flights:

    3h22m

  • Airports at destination:

    CHC

  • Flight route:

    MEL ✈ CHC

  • Price starting from:

    From AU$415

Melbourne (MEL) to Christchurch (CHC) Flight Schedule

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Emirates

06:50

MEL

12:20

CHC

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06:55

MEL

12:15

CHC

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07:20

MEL

12:40

CHC

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07:45

MEL

13:05

CHC

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08:45

MEL

15:05

CHC

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09:05

MEL

14:30

CHC

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09:15

MEL

14:40

CHC

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10:55

MEL

16:20

CHC

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12:00

MEL

17:25

CHC

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CA5122

Air China

17:55

MEL

23:25

CHC

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18:00

MEL

23:20

CHC

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18:30

MEL

23:50

CHC

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18:35

MEL

23:55

CHC

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18:45

MEL

23:59

CHC

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18:55

MEL

00:20

CHC

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19:00

MEL

00:20

CHC

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19:35

MEL

01:00

CHC

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20:05

MEL

01:30

CHC

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23:55

MEL

05:10

CHC

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Flight from Melbourne (MEL) To Christchurch (CHC)

Christchurch is the capital of New Zealand’s South Island and is the country’s third largest city. Inhabited by Anglo-Saxons in the mid-nineteenth century. The heritage derived from this long history gets reflected in the beautiful architecture of the time. The buildings dot the city along with many parks which have given the city the moniker ‘Garden City’.

Tip: If it’s your first time visiting Christchurch, then book the bus tour. It is a far cry from other bus tours, and you’ll get to see more than you expect.

Landing in Christchurch (CHC)

All passengers flying in from Melbourne to Christchurch will arrive at Christchurch International Airport (CHC) which is around 10km from the city centre. You will find several taxi companies, shuttle services, and city buses to take you to the city from Christchurch airport. Passengers looking to fly from Melbourne Airport have a range of airlines to choose from. Air New Zealand offers direct flights to Christchurch, which typically takes 3.5 hours to complete. If you do not mind a connecting flight, then other airlines to consider include Qantas Airways and Singapore Airlines.

Tip: Christchurch International Airport does not allow passengers to sleep at the airport if you are waiting for an early morning flight. Be sure to make your hotel bookings accordingly.

The City’s Sights

There are many reasons to visit Christchurch and the city appeals to a large variety of sensibilities and preferences. If you are a history buff, then head to the Canterbury Museum. The museum has a wide range of collections that includes information on native animals, Japanese tattoo art, early New Zealand history, and even Antarctica. One of the more impressive displays is a recreation of a street from the time of the first settlers. A great way to explore the heart of the city is to use the trams. That’s right, Christchurch has quaint trams that allow you to hop on and off and see the city at your own pace. The trams have a total of 16 stops, and one is never too far away.

For a break from the hustle and bustle of a large city, head to the Christchurch Botanical Gardens located in the heart of the town. The gardens are home to native trees, flowering gardens, native blooms, and several plant conservatories.

One of the best ways to take in the sights of Christchurch is to walk along the banks of the Avon River. The river meanders through the city on its journey to the Pacific Ocean. You will see Locals River punting, and it also gives you a chance to visit the architecturally valuable buildings.

Tip: If you want to pick up some souvenirs before heading out or want to people watch at a café, then New Regent Street is a perfect choice.

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Roundtrip vs One-Way Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Christchurch (CHC)

There is usually no major price difference between buying a roundtrip flight versus a one-way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one-way flight from Melbourne(MEL) to Christchurch(CHC). However, booking a roundtrip flight is a simpler process. You can compare roundtrip and one-way flights by using our flight comparison tool.