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Melbourne to Christchurch flights

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Departure Fri, 02 Oct Return Thu, 08 Oct
MEL Melbourne
CHC Christchurch
return from £556
Departure Mon, 19 Oct Return Tue, 27 Oct
MEL Melbourne
CHC Christchurch
return from £735
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Currency and price comparison
Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 1.92 NZD
British Pound Sterling New Zealand Dollar
1 NZD = 0.53 GBP
Last checked on 21 September 2020
Train
Local, one-way ticket
33%

Trains in Christchurch are 33% cheaper than in Melbourne.

Melbourne
£2.54
Christchurch
£1.69
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
9%

The average meal is 9% more expensive in Christchurch than in Melbourne.

Melbourne
£9.6
Christchurch
£10.47
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
44%

A taxi fare in Christchurch is 44% cheaper than in Melbourne.

Melbourne
£2.82
Christchurch
£1.57
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
2%

Coffee in Christchurch is 2% cheaper than in Melbourne.

Melbourne
£2.52
Christchurch
£2.48
Melbourne airports
  • ( Melbourne Airport (MEL)
    How far from city centre: 7 miles
  • ( Avalon Airport (AVV)
    How far from city centre: 31 miles
  • ( Essendon (MEB)
    How far from city centre: 9 miles
  • ( Moorabbin (MBW)
    How far from city centre: 9 miles
Christchurch airports
  • ( Christchurch International Airport (CHC)
    How far from city centre: 6 miles
K Distance: 1496 miles

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Frequent asked questions about flights from Melbourne to Christchurch

How is COVID-19 affecting flights from Melbourne to Christchurch?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions New Zealand may apply when travelling from Melbourne. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
📊 How much, on average, are flights from Melbourne to Christchurch?
The average price to go from Melbourne to Christchurch is 118.49 GBP but ticket prices vary a lot, depending on the season and how far in advance you book.
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from Melbourne to Christchurch at Opodo?
Our search engines have found flights from 556€ for the route Melbourne - Christchurch. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the cheapest option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
💰 Is Christchurch expensive to visit compared to Melbourne?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Christchurch costs an average of 1.56 GBP, 45% cheaper than Melbourne, with a fare of 2.82 GBP, while train tickets costs 34% less in Christchurch: 1.68 GBP against 2.54 GBP in Melbourne. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 10.42 GBP in Christchurch, 9% more than the 9.58 GBP in Melbourne. The price of the coffee is around 2% cheaper in Christchurch, with an average of 2.47 GBP, while in Melbourne the coffee costs 2.51 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Melbourne to Christchurch?
According to real customer data from our website, the most popular months to book a trip from Melbourne to Christchurch are January, October and November.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Melbourne to Christchurch?
The best time of the year to go to Christchurch when flying from Melbourne depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, January is the top 1 month to fly to  Christchurch from Melbourne in terms of searches from our cutomer, followed by February and November. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period May, June and September are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Melbourne -  Christchurch.
How long does the flight take to go from Melbourne to Christchurch?
The total flight time between Melbourne and Christchurch is of around 03:22 hours on average, considering an average distance of 2,413 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in oter cities in between).
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