Melbourne to Christchurch Flights

Melbourne to Christchurch Flight Info

Peak season for travel

February
AU$196

Off-season for travel

September
AU$162

Cheapest return ticket price

AU$487
Melbourne(MEL) ⇒ Christchurch(CHC)

Cheapest direct flight price

AU$220
Melbourne(MEL) ⇒ Christchurch(CHC)

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When are flight tickets from Melbourne (MEL) to Christchurch (CHC) the cheapest?

    Airlines adjust prices for flights from Melbourne to Christchurch based on the date and time of your booking. By analyzing data from all airlines, on Trip.com, you can find the lowest flight prices on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.
  • How much do flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Christchurch (CHC) cost?

    According to Trip.com's data, the lowest price is around AU$3,221.
  • How long does it take to fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Christchurch (CHC)?

    It takes about 3 hours 22 minutes to fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Christchurch (CHC).
  • What is the transportation method from the main airport to downtown in Christchurch?

    • The distance from Christchurch International Airport to downtown is about 9km, by taxi about 20 minutes.
  • What time does the earliest flight from Melbourne to Christchurch depart?

    The earliest flight departs from Melbourne (MEL) at 07:20 and arrives in Christchurch (CHC) at 12:40.
  • What are the most popular airlines that fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Christchurch (CHC)?

  • What's the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Christchurch (CHC)?

    Air New Zealand operates 29 non-stop flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Christchurch (CHC).
  • How many airports are there in Christchurch (CHC)?

    There are 1 airport(s) near Christchurch (CHC): Christchurch International Airport.
  • What are some travel guidelines for Christchurch during the COVID19 pandemic?

    Entry restrictions and flight schedule changes and cancellations are frequently updated and subject to change. If you plan to travel to Christchurch, please obtain the most updated information from the airline you plan to book your travels with. You can also refer to COVID19 Country/Region Entry Restrictions for more information.
  • Which airlines offer free date changes for flights to this city during the COVID19 pandemic?

    There are no airlines with flights to this city that provide this service. Please use this information as a reference only and confirm with the airline prior to booking.

Melbourne (MEL) to Christchurch (CHC) Flight Schedule

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Departure
Arrival
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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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