The cheapest times to fly from CHC to MEL are

  • January 22nd to March 18th
  • August 13th to December 2nd

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from CHC to MEL is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $530 for Monday flights during mid December, or as low as $209 for Thursday flights around early to mid October.


When to Fly to Melbourne

Flying from Christchurch (CHC) to Melbourne (MEL) will usually cost between $216 to $415 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid October with an average ticket price of $225. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $462. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $237 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $270 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CHC to MEL flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the CHC to MEL route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

CHC to MEL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CHC to MEL flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Christchurch. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Mondays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $26 (9%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $277. Return trip prices are from the MEL to CHC flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from CHC to MEL can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 41 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from CHC to MEL? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 17 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Air New Zealand, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Fiji Airways, Finnair, Hawaiian, Jetstar, LATAM, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, THAI, Tigerair, United, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Melbourne International Airport to Christchurch International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1499 miles or 2412 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from CHC to MEL?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CHC to MEL flight is about 3 hour 41 minutes.

How many flights go between Christchurch and Melbourne?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 68 available flights from CHC to MEL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CHC
Origination airport name Christchurch International Airport
City Christchurch
Country New Zealand
Latitude -43.5
Longitude 172.5

Return Airport

Destination code MEL
Destination airport name Melbourne International Airport
City Melbourne
Country Australia
Latitude -37.7
Longitude 144.8


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