Flights from Melbourne to Christchurch

Selected fares from Melbourne to Christchurch

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
MEL CHC Fri, May 22 - Fri, May 29 $321
MEL CHC Thu, Sep 17 - Thu, Oct 1 $345
MEL CHC Thu, May 14 - Tue, May 19 $369
MEL CHC Thu, Sep 10 - Thu, Sep 24 $461

Melbourne and Christchurch airports and terminals

Airports in Melbourne VI, AU

map of airports in Melbourne
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    Avalon (AVV)

    Distance from City Center: 31.1 miles

  • 2

    Melbourne Airport (MEL)

    Distance from City Center: 12.3 miles

    Terminals and carriers for flights from MEL to CHC

    Terminal Carriers
    Terminal 2 Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines
  • 3

    Geelong Airport (GEX)

    Distance from City Center: 45 miles

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Airports in Christchurch , NZ

map of airports in Christchurch
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    Christchurch International Airport (CHC)

    Distance from City Center: 5.7 miles

    Carriers for flights from MEL to CHC

    Carriers
    Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines
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May

Lowest roundtrip airfare in May from Melbourne to Christchurch

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, May 22 Melbourne (MEL) Christchurch (CHC) Virgin Australia $321
Earn $3.21
Return Fri, May 29 Christchurch (CHC) Melbourne (MEL) Virgin Australia

Best one-week trip in May from Melbourne to Christchurch

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, May 22 Melbourne (MEL) Christchurch (CHC) Virgin Australia $321
Earn $3.21
Return Fri, May 29 Christchurch (CHC) Melbourne (MEL) Virgin Australia
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June

Cheapest weekend flights in June from Melbourne to Christchurch

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Jun 5 Melbourne (MEL) Christchurch (CHC) Virgin Australia $328
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Return Mon, Jun 8 Christchurch (CHC) Melbourne (MEL) Virgin Australia

Lowest roundtrip airfare in June from Melbourne to Christchurch

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Jun 5 Melbourne (MEL) Christchurch (CHC) Virgin Australia $328
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Return Mon, Jun 8 Christchurch (CHC) Melbourne (MEL) Virgin Australia

Best one-week trip in June from Melbourne to Christchurch

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Sun, Jun 28 Melbourne (MEL) Christchurch (CHC) Qantas $426
Earn $4.26
Return Sun, Jul 5 Christchurch (CHC) Melbourne (MEL) Qantas
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July

Lowest roundtrip airfare in July from Melbourne to Christchurch

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Wed, Jul 1 Melbourne (MEL) Christchurch (CHC) Virgin Australia $336
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Return Wed, Jul 8 Christchurch (CHC) Melbourne (MEL) Virgin Australia

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Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Wed, Jul 1 Melbourne (MEL) Christchurch (CHC) Virgin Australia $336
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Return Wed, Jul 8 Christchurch (CHC) Melbourne (MEL) Virgin Australia
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Fly from Melbourne to Christchurch

Airports in Melbourne

You're certain to find a bargain on cheap flights from Melbourne when you consult Orbitz.com. The smart and efficient search features on Orbitz.com will give you the results you're looking for. Melbourne has four airports, but the airport in Tullamarine is the primary arrival and departure point for most domestic and international air traffic. Avalon Airport, Moorabbin Airport and Essendon Airport are all much smaller. The main airport is simply called Melbourne Airport and is located about 14 miles outside of the city. It's the second busiest airport in Australia.

Parking at the Airport

Melbourne Airport offers several options for car parking. The facilities include short-term parking, long-term parking, business parking and express parking. A shuttle bus runs between the long-term parking lot and the passenger terminal. With the exception of long-term car parking, all lots include the option for covered spaces.

Transportation to the Airport

SkyBus is Melbourne Airport's shuttle service between downtown Melbourne and the airport. Buses run all day long at 10-minute intervals. A one-way ticket is $17. You can purchase tickets for SkyBus online or at the bus stop. The city of Melbourne also has public transit lines with routes that stop at the terminal. If you're on a tight schedule or just want some quiet time, you can always take a taxi to the drop-off area.

Restaurants at the Airport

Melbourne Airport has a good selection of restaurants, lounges and cafes. You can grab something fast or sit down with fellow travelers at The Fly Bar. When you find cheap flights from Melbourne with Orbitz.com, you'll be able to relax during your trip.

Christchurch International Airport

Whether flying in domestically or internationally, Orbitz.com is the place to find cheap flights to Christchurch. Orbitz.com provides all the options for your holiday travel, detailing low-cost options and airfare sales that are too good to pass up.

Located on Wairakai Road, Christchurch International Airport is seven miles northwest of Christchurch. The airport is the largest and busiest airport of New Zealand's South Island. A variety of international carriers service the airport, including Air Pacific, Emirates, Qantas, and Virgin Australia. Domestic carriers are Air New Zealand and Jetstar.

Transportation from Christchurch International

After landing in Christchurch, enjoy convenient transportation immediately available in the designated passenger pick-up location. Taxi services include Corporate Cabs, Blue Star, and Green Cabs. The standard fare between the airport and city varies from $45 to $65, depending on the provider. Shuttle services are also accessible for a lower cost. Public buses arrive and depart from the regional transport hub, along with group and tour buses. These buses have a variety of stops in and around Christchurch. Car rentals are also available through services such as Europcar, Hertz, and Thrifty. Simplify things by renting your car in advance with Orbitz.com.

Weather in Christchurch

The weather in Christchurch has an average high of 72.°F during the peak of the summer in January. In the midst of winter, temperatures in July average 52.°F. Expect mainly dry conditions all year with occasional winds.

Top Christchurch Attractions

Main attractions in Christchurch include the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, the International Antarctic Centre, and the Christchurch Botanic Gardens. Visiting Christchurch in the summer months ensures comfortable temperatures. Many of the area's activities are focused on the outdoors, so be sure to keep this in mind when booking your cheap flights to Christchurch with Orbitz.com.

Interesting facts about flights from Melbourne to Christchurch

    • 2 direct flights are operating from Melbourne to Christchurch today.
    • Today's average time for a direct flight is 3h 30m.
    • Air New Zealand flight 898 (9:05 AM GMT, Airbus Industrie A320) is today's earliest available flight from Melbourne to Christchurch.
    • Air New Zealand flight 898 (9:05 AM GMT, Airbus Industrie A320) is today's latest available flight from Melbourne to Christchurch.
    • Today's shortest direct flight from Melbourne to Christchurch (Air New Zealand flight 898, Airbus Industrie A320) takes 3h 30m.
    • Today's longest direct flight from Melbourne to Christchurch (Air New Zealand flight 898, Airbus Industrie A320) takes 3h 30m.
    • Flights from Avalon (AVV), Geelong Airport (GEX), Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Christchurch International Airport (CHC) are available for this route.

Flight schedule for flights from Melbourne to Christchurch on Sun, Apr 26, 2015

Carrier Flight # Departing Arriving Aircraft Flight time
Airport Time Airport Time
Air New Zealand/Air New Zealand NZ7722/NZ7940 MEL 3:00 PM CHC 12:25 AM 73H/73H 7hr 25min
Air New Zealand/Air New Zealand NZ7727/NZ7940 MEL 4:00 PM CHC 12:25 AM 73H/73H 6hr 25min
Singapore Airlines/Air New Zealand SQ6807/NZ7940 MEL 2:00 PM CHC 12:25 AM 73H/73H 8hr 25min
Singapore Airlines/Singapore Airlines SQ6807/SQ6366 MEL 2:00 PM CHC 12:25 AM 73H/73H 8hr 25min
Singapore Airlines/Virgin Australia SQ6807/VA134 MEL 2:00 PM CHC 12:25 AM 73H/73H 8hr 25min
Singapore Airlines/Air New Zealand SQ6815/NZ7940 MEL 3:00 PM CHC 12:25 AM 73H/73H 7hr 25min
Singapore Airlines/Singapore Airlines SQ6815/SQ6366 MEL 3:00 PM CHC 12:25 AM 73H/73H 7hr 25min
Singapore Airlines/Virgin Australia SQ6815/VA134 MEL 3:00 PM CHC 12:25 AM 73H/73H 7hr 25min
Jetstar/Jetstar JQ616/JQ151 AVV 3:05 PM CHC 12:50 AM 320/320 7hr 45min
Jetstar/Jetstar JQ514/JQ151 MEL 3:20 PM CHC 12:50 AM 321/320 7hr 30min
Qantas/Jetstar QF5616/JQ151 AVV 3:05 PM CHC 12:50 AM 320/320 7hr 45min
Emirates/Emirates EK5404/EK418 MEL 6:30 AM CHC 2:20 PM 73H/77W 5hr 50min
Bangkok Airways/Emirates PG4585/EK418 MEL 6:30 AM CHC 2:20 PM 737/77W 5hr 50min