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Melbourne to Christchurch flights

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Departure Wed, 09 Dec Return Tue, 15 Dec
MEL Melbourne
CHC Christchurch
return from £245
Departure Tue, 29 Dec Return Fri, 01 Jan
MEL Melbourne
CHC Christchurch
return from £2,646
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Currency and price comparison
Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 1.91 NZD
British Pound Sterling New Zealand Dollar
1 NZD = 0.53 GBP
Last checked on 01 December 2020
Train
Local, one-way ticket
28%

Trains in Christchurch are 28% cheaper than in Melbourne.

Melbourne
£2.5
Christchurch
£1.79
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
27%

The average meal is 27% more expensive in Christchurch than in Melbourne.

Melbourne
£8.33
Christchurch
£10.56
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
43%

A taxi fare in Christchurch is 43% cheaper than in Melbourne.

Melbourne
£2.78
Christchurch
£1.58
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
0%

A coffee in Christchurch costs roughly the same as in Melbourne.

Melbourne
£2.46
Christchurch
£2.5
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

😷 Is it safe to travel from Melbourne to Christchurch during the Covid-19 situation?
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 are flights from Melbourne to Christchurch?
The average price to go from Melbourne to Christchurch is of 117.28 GBP, but bare in mind that ticket prices may vary depending on the season and on how far in advance you book.
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from Melbourne to Christchurch at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Melbourne to Christchurch is 245£. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the best 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 1.54 GBP, 44% cheaper than Melbourne, with a fare of 2.74 GBP, while train tickets costs 31% less in Christchurch: 1.70 GBP against 2.46 GBP in Melbourne. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 10.27 GBP in Christchurch, 25% more than the 8.21 GBP in Melbourne. The price of the coffee is around 1% cheaper in Christchurch, with an average of 2.42 GBP, while in Melbourne the coffee costs 2.45 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Melbourne to Christchurch?
The most popular months to book a trip from Melbourne to Christchurch are January, October and November, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 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 1º month to fly to Christchurch from Melbourne in terms of searches from our customer, 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 other cities in between).
🌡️ How is the weather in Christchurch compared to Melbourne?
While in Melbourne the temperatures can reach an average of 37.14 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 3.0 mm ,Christchurch's temperatures can go up to 30.0 ºC during the hot season, with 3.0 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around -2.38 ºC in Christchurch, compared to the -1.12 ºC average degrees reported in Melbourne. During the winter period, Melbourne can register 3.0 mm precipitation, while Christchurch have an average of 2.3 mm rain level.
🛄 Which airports have flights between Melbourne and Christchurch?
The main airport route flying between Melbourne and Christchurch is: Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Christchurch International Airport (CHC). This route is covered by the following airline(s): Air New Zealand. Jetstar. Qantas Airways.
✈️ Which are the airlines with flights from Melbourne to Christchurch?
Airlines with direct flights departing from Melbourne to Christchurch are Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Emirates.
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