Flights from Melbourne to Christchurch

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Flight information Melbourne to Christchurch

Cheapest return price last month


Direct airlines


Flights per week


Average flight time, total distance 1502 miles

3h 10min

Most popular airline last month

Air New Zealand


1 airport

Frequently asked questions

There's one airport in Christchurch: Christchurch.
The best price found on Skyscanner for a flight from Melbourne to Christchurch is £117. This was found by aggregating across different carriers and is the cheapest price for the whole month.
3h 10min is the average flight time from Melbourne to Christchurch.
There are 6 airlines who fly direct from Melbourne to Christchurch.
As of October, there are 33 flights per week flying from Melbourne to Christchurch.

If you're searching for nonstop flights from Melbourne to Christchurch, you have a choice of several airlines. Jetstar, Qantas, Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia all offer direct flights from Melbourne to Christchurch.

Flights by Jetstar leave Melbourne International Airport (MEL) and arrive at Christchurch International Airport (CHC). Skyscanner can help with travel dates and flights by showing the months in which cheap flights from Melbourne to Christchurch are available.

Be sure to arrive at Melbourne Airport at least one hour before your flight. This airport has plenty of amenities, including showers, lockers and phones. Duty-free shopping and several restaurants are available in Terminal 2, including Hungry Jack's and Nooodles.

Once you arrive at Christchurch International Airport, you will have a great choice of duty-free shopping and other stores. Shop for New Zealand gifts at Antarctica on level one. Global Culture, Flying South, Luggage Solutions, Sunglass Hut and 3 Wise Men are among the other shops within the airport. Timezone provides fun and games for the whole family. If you're hungry, restaurants range from Burger King to Healthy Habits. The Long White Cafe, Noodle, Icons and Number Eight, a cafe and bar, are other choices. You can feed your inner sushi-lover at Sakura Sushi Bar at Level One after your flight from Melbourne to Christchurch arrives.

Tips for Flights to Christchurch

Metro bus service connects the city centre with the airport. The Purple Line and the Number 29 bus to head into Christchurch. Tickets can be purchase from the driver. The Airport Hopper can take you between the terminal and EconoPark if that is your preferred destination.

Many taxi services are available at the airport. Super Shuttle can also take you into the city. There are several car rental companies located at the airport in the Terminal Building. You can find out more about car rental in Christchurch using Skyscanner's car hire search tools.

What's the Weather Like in Christchurch?

The average temperature in January is 22 °C. July has an average of 11 °C. Nights during the winter can be cold with average temperatures that might fall below freezing. Frost is common here with 70 days per year when frost is on the ground. March is the wettest month; you might want to take an umbrella if travelling then. There is snow on the hills of the suburbs once or twice a year.

When you're travelling from Melbourne to Christchurch, you will find similar temperatures between your departure point and destination. Melbourne averages 22 °C in January. July is also the coldest month with temperatures averaging 10 °C.

Getting to Know Christchurch

The alps and the ocean meet in this city of English heritage. Those seeking cheap flights from Melbourne to Christchurch can inexpensively cycle on city paths. Visit Christchurch Botanic Gardens or relax in Hagley Park. Penguin lovers might want to visit the exciting International Antarctic Centre near the airport. If you're searching for a hotel, find more information about Christchurch hotels on Skyscanner.

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