Christchurch to Melbourne flights from $181

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Book your trip to arrive at Melbourne, Avalon, Essendon, or Melbourne-Southern Cross. The distance between Christchurch and Melbourne is 2416 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Air New Zealand, Jetstar Airways, Qantas, Link Airways, and Emirates. Christchurch and Melbourne have 311 direct flights per week.

Weekly direct flights

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Direct flights3141415
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Jetstar Airways on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

Air New Zealand on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Emirates on Mondays, and Sundays.

Qantas on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

Check-in for a flight from Christchurch to Melbourne

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
Air New ZealandANZNZYesNo
Jetstar AirwaysJSTJQNo0
Closes 1 hours before flight
QantasQFAQFYesNo
Link Airways FCNoOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
EmiratesUAEEKNoNo

Australia COVID-19 travel restrictions

Your trip summary

Most travelers from New Zealand with proof of full COVID-19 vaccination 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

  • No quarantine required for vaccinated travelers

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 some public and private places

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

How long does it take to travel from Christchurch to Melbourne?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Christchurch and Melbourne takes around 3.8 hours.
What is the flight distance between Christchurch and Melbourne?
The flight distance between Christchurch and Melbourne is 2416 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Christchurch and Melbourne?
Several carriers operate flights between Christchurch and Melbourne. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Emirates, Qantas, Jetstar Airways, Air New Zealand.
What are the most popular routes to and from Christchurch?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Christchurch and Auckland, Queenstown, Sydney, Denpasar, Manila, Wellington, Honolulu, Kahului, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Rarotonga, Gold Coast, Okinawa Island, Del Carmen, Kerikeri, Tel Aviv, Singapore, Boston, Brisbane, Minneapolis.
What are the most popular routes to and from Melbourne?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Melbourne and Sydney, Denpasar, Auckland, Cairns, Los Angeles, Manila, Brisbane, Honolulu, San Francisco, Queenstown, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Seoul, Hobart, New York, Perth, Tokyo, Adelaide, Kathmandu.
What airports are near Christchurch?
The main airport in Christchurch is Christchurch International. It is also served by Christchurch International, Timaru, Hokitika.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Christchurch and Melbourne?
Yes, it's possible to combine different modes of transport between Christchurch and Melbourne thanks to our Virtual Interlining technology. Making use of not only flights but also trains and buses between Christchurch 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 Christchurch and Melbourne?
Currently, you can fly between Christchurch and Melbourne with Air New Zealand, Jetstar Airways, Qantas, Link Airways, Emirates.
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