Cheap flights from Melbourne to Christchurch

Flight information Melbourne to Christchurch

Cheapest return price last month


Direct airlines


Flights per week


Average flight time, total distance 2418 kilometres

3h 10min

Most popular airline last month

Air New Zealand


1 airport

Which airlines fly from Melbourne to Christchurch?

How easy is it to depart from Melbourne?

Melbourne Tullamarine Airport is the principal airport for Melbourne, and this airport has 4 terminals.

  • Terminals 2 – is the international terminal for this airport.

This airport has restaurants, snack kiosks, VIP lounges, duty-free shops, bureau de change services, ATMs, and free WiFi.

Recommended arrival time for checking in for an international flight is 2-3 hours.

What do I need before I depart from Melbourne?

  • All international travel requires passengers to carry a valid passport.

What information do I need to know before arriving in Christchurch?

Christchurch International Airport is the largest airport on the South Island, and is a convenient airport to fly into. There are 2 terminals here.

  • International Terminal – flights from Melbourne will fly into this terminal.

This terminal has good amenities, with foreign exchange services, dining and duty-free shopping outlets, newsagencies, premier lounges, ATMs, and payphones. You can walk between the terminals if you have to transfer.

What is the weather like in Christchurch?

  • Christchurch has a pleasant and mild climate. The city’s summers average 21-23°C, whilst its winters average 11-13°C.

Is there a time difference between Melbourne and Christchurch?

  • Christchurch is 2 hours ahead of Melbourne.

Is Christchurch cheaper than Melbourne?

Yes, Christchurch is cheaper than Melbourne, and this is across all costs. Learn about all the great things you can do in this city with our Christchurch travel guide.

  Melbourne Christchurch
Average cost of a meal for 2 people $80 80NZD ($72)
Average cost of a coffee $4.00 4.40NZD ($4.20)
Average cost of a taxi from the airport to the CBD $60 45-65NZD ($43-62)

Please note that the information provided above is accurate as of November 2017

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.