Melbourne to Christchurch flight duration

What is the flight duration from Melbourne to Christchurch?

On average there are 5 flights flying direct each day from Melbourne to Christchurch. Below you will find the quickest flight duration, the average flight time and the longest flight duration.

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CHC

Average direct flight time is 3 hours 19 minutes.

The fastest direct flight from Melbourne (AVV) to Christchurch (CHC) has a duration of 3 hours 10 minutes.

A distance of 1,496 miles / 2,407 km.

Related: Return journey Christchurch to Melbourne flight duration

Melbourne to Christchurch flight duration breakdown

  • Average flight duration: 3 hours 19 minutes
  • Shortest flight duration: 3 hours 10 minutes
  • Longest flight duration: 3 hours 25 minutes
  • Average daily flights: 5

Airport, Distances & Flight Duration Information

  • The average flight time from Melbourne to Christchurch is 3 hours 19 minutes
  • Distance from Melbourne to Christchurch is 1,496 miles / 2,407 km
  • Melbourne is served by 2 airports Melbourne Avalon Airport (AVV), Melbourne Airport (MEL)
  • Christchurch is served by 1 airports Christchurch International Airport (CHC)
  • The currency in Christchurch, New Zealand is the New Zealand Dollar

Planning a trip or just interested to find out the flight time between Melbourne, Australia and Christchurch, New Zealand? Be prepared, as flight times can change depending on many factors such as, weather condition, wind speed, flight path and congestion in the air. Due to these factors the actual flight time could be less than 3 hours 19 minutes but on occasion could be longer than the stated time.


DIRECT FLIGHTS

Melbourne Tullamarine to Christchurch
Flying with Virgin Australia
3 hours 20 minutes
Melbourne Tullamarine to Christchurch
Flying with Jetstar
3 hours 15 minutes
Melbourne Tullamarine to Christchurch
Flying with Air New Zealand
3 hours 25 minutes

INDIRECT FLIGHTS (multi stop)

Melbourne to Christchurch flight time via Brisbane | AVV to CHC via BNE
Melbourne to Brisbane
2 hours 10 minutes
Wait for connecting flight
1 hours 20 minutes
Brisbane to Christchurch
3 hours 30 minutes
Total journey time
7 hours
Melbourne to Christchurch flight time via Sydney | AVV to CHC via SYD
Melbourne to Sydney
1 hours 25 minutes
Wait for connecting flight
3 hours 45 minutes
Sydney to Christchurch
3 hours 05 minutes
Total journey time
8 hours 15 minutes
Melbourne to Christchurch flight time via Auckland International | AVV to CHC via AKL
Melbourne to Auckland International
3 hours 35 minutes
Wait for connecting flight
8 hours 15 minutes
Auckland International to Christchurch
1 hours 25 minutes
Total journey time
13 hours 15 minutes

Airlines flying between Melbourne and Christchurch

Most popular airlines that fly the route between Melbourne and Christchurch

Jetstar
Jetstar
Virgin Australia
Virgin Australia

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Melbourne & Christchurch local time and timezones

Christchurch, New Zealand time is 2 hours ahead of Melbourne, Australia

Date and time in Melbourne, Australia:
20:36 Fri, 20 Sep, 2019,
Melbourne Timezone: AEST (+10:00)

Date and time in Christchurch, New Zealand:
22:36 Fri, 20 Sep, 2019,
Auckland Timezone: NZST (+12:00)

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