Nelson to Melbourne flights from £126

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Book your trip to arrive at Melbourne, Avalon, Essendon, or Melbourne-Southern Cross. The most popular airlines for this route are Air New Zealand, Jetstar Airways, Qantas, Sounds Air, and Emirates. Nelson and Melbourne have 344 direct flights per week.

Check-in for a flight from Nelson to Melbourne

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
Air New ZealandANZNZYesNo
Jetstar AirwaysJSTJQNo0
Closes 1 hours before flight
QantasQFAQFYesNo
Sounds AirSDAS8NoNo
EmiratesUAEEKNoNo

Australia COVID-19 travel restrictions

Your trip summary

Most travelers from New Zealand can enter Melbourne (AUS), MEL, but there are restrictions.

Departure

Visa requirements
  • Visa Not Required

Return

COVID-19 testing
  • Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers
  • No proof of a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test required
  • Mandatory COVID-19 test on arrival
  • Quarantine may be required
Visa requirements
  • Visa Not Required
Forms and documents
  • Mandatory proof of vaccination for New Zealand
  • Mandatory New Zealand Travel Declaration
Additional information
  • Masks are mandatory in certain settings

Information is provided as guidance only and accurate at the time of publishing. Always check government websites and airline materials before booking and traveling.

Learn more about COVID-19 restrictions in Australia in our dedicated Stories article.

Frequently asked questions

What are the most popular routes to and from Nelson?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Nelson and Auckland, Wellington, Gold Coast, Sydney, Brisbane, Christchurch, Rarotonga, Denpasar, Singapore, Hobart, Napier, Dublin, Palmerston North, Queenstown, Los Angeles, Phuket City, Tokyo, Mackay, Proserpine, Davao.
What are the most popular routes to and from Melbourne?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Melbourne and Sydney, Auckland, Denpasar, Christchurch, Brisbane, Perth, Bangkok, Singapore, Manila, Gold Coast, Adelaide, New Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, Hobart, London, Seoul, Ho Chi Minh City, Cairns, Queenstown, Mumbai.
What airports are near Nelson?
The main airport in Nelson is Nelson. It is also served by Nelson, Woodbourne, Picton Aerodrome, Westport.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Nelson and Melbourne?
Yes, it's possible to combine different modes of transport between Nelson and Melbourne thanks to our Virtual Interlining technology. Making use of not only flights but also trains and buses between Nelson and Melbourne can give rise to new adventures. Read more about how Virtual Interlining works on Kiwi.com Stories.
What is Virtual Interlining and how do I use it?
Virtual Interlining provides a revolutionary way of traveling. You can combine different modes of transport like flights, trains, and buses into one itinerary. And this often saves money. Thanks to the world's largest carrier database, the Kiwi.com search function enables anyone to mix and match different modes of transport easily.
Which airlines fly between Nelson and Melbourne?
Currently, you can fly between Nelson and Melbourne with Air New Zealand, Jetstar Airways, Qantas, Sounds Air, Emirates.
When's the best time to travel between Nelson and Melbourne?
If you don’t have specific dates for your trip between Nelson and Melbourne, you can enter a date range into the departure and return fields. Most carriers on the Kiwi.com website allow you to search and book up to six months from the day of your search. Order the search results by the best, cheapest, or fastest route, or find the cheapest outbound and return combination in the pricing table.
What flights operate between Nelson and Melbourne?
Traveling between Nelson and Melbourne, you can choose between direct (nonstop) flights or flights with one or more stops. You can select the number of stops on your journey, including an overnight stopover, and the duration of the stopover. What's more, you can also select where you want to have your stopover. Want to say "Hi" to a friend in another city en route to your destination? Or fancy a quick round of shopping? Go Multi-City or Nomad and add places to your search that you wish to visit.
How many airports are there near Nelson?
There are a number of airports in and around Nelson. The main one is Nelson and other nearby airports include Nelson, Woodbourne, Picton Aerodrome, Westport
What time do nonstop (direct) flights between Nelson and Melbourne depart?
What time do nonstop (direct) flights between Nelson and Melbourne arrive?
What time do flights between Nelson and Melbourne depart?
What time do flights between Nelson and Melbourne arrive?

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