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Good to know

Low season

February Best time to beat the crowds (20% less expensive on average)

High season

December Most popular time to fly (36% more expensive on average)

Average price of a return ticket

$287 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal for a return ticket

$273 or less

When to book flights from Melbourne to Christchurch

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $253 or less.
  • The cheapest flight from Melbourne to Christchurch was found, on average, 37 days before departure.
  • Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be November, December and January. The cheapest month to fly is February.
  • Morning departure is around 2% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC), your destination if you are planning a flight from Melbourne to Christchurch, is serviced non-stop from Melbourne International Airport by several airlines including Emirates, Jetstar and Air New Zealand, the national airline that maintains a hub at Christchurch Airport.
  • First time visitors to Melbourne International Airport may be interested to know that Flight Centre, a travel agency, is located on the second floor of the International Departures lounge in Terminal 2, opposite check-in counters F and G. Here you can book accommodations and tours at your destination, as well as purchase traveller’s cheques and get other tourist-related information.
  • For travellers who enjoy airport shopping, Melbourne Airport offers the ultimate in retail therapy: T2 Luxury is a collection of premium retail stores in the International Departures lounge after the security checkpoint. Emporio Armani, Salvatore Ferragamo and Watches of Switzerland are among the tax-free options you can browse through there.
  • If you’re thinking of having something to eat before your flight from Melbourne to Christchurch, you can peruse the cooked-to-order menu at Air Bar & Lounge, enjoy delicious baked goods at Muffin Break or try the exotic fare at Nando’s, all of which are located before the security area. Once on the airside, you’ll find further options in the form of Urban Provodore and Bar Pulpo.
  • Need a place to charge your phone or other mobile device while at Melbourne Airport? If so, you will be happy to know that there are mobile phone charging stations for you to use in Terminals 2, 3 and 4. The Mezzanine Level in Terminal 2 has four (Gates 1-4); there are six in Terminal 3 (Gates 4-9); and there is one in the main food court in Terminal 4.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

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Top 5 airlines serving Melbourne to Christchurch

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.7
Singapore Airlines
Overall score based on 3,878 reviews
8.8
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
9.0
Crew
8.7
Entertainment
8.4
Food
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Recent return flight deals

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