Christchurch to Melbourne By Air freight, Cargo ship or Road

See the best way to ship your freight from Christchurch, New Zealand to Melbourne, Australia by various transport modes including Air, Sea and Road. Compare freight rates, transit times, route options and much more.

Christchurch to Melbourne by Air freight

The quickest way to get from Christchurch to Melbourne by plane will take about 1 day 3h and departs from Christchurch International Airport (CHC) and arrives into Melbourne International Airport (MEL). There are flights departing 2-4 times a day on this route. Qantas is one of the carriers that operates regular services on this route with flights departing every 1-2 days.

Quickest air route

Christchurch International Airport to Melbourne International Airport

Departs from

Departs from

1 day 3h

2-4 times a day

2,452 km

1,524 mi.

Direct

No stops

Operating carriersDepartsAircraft types
Carrier Identifier: QFQantas
Every 1-2 daysBoeing 737-800+1 others
Carrier Identifier: NZAir New Zealand
Every 1-2 daysAirbus A320neo
Carrier Identifier: JQJetstar Airways
2-4 times a weekAirbus A320
Carrier Identifier: SQSingapore Airlines
1-2 times a weekAirbus A350-900
Carrier Identifier: CIChina Airlines
1-2 times a weekBoeing 777-200LR+1 others
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Most frequent

Christchurch International Airport to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport

Departs from

Departs from

1 day 12h

2-4 times a day

3,000 km

1,864 mi.

Direct

No stops

Operating carriersDepartsAircraft types
Carrier Identifier: NZAir New Zealand
Every 1-2 daysAirbus A320neo
Carrier Identifier: QFQantas
Every 1-2 daysBoeing 737-800+1 others
Carrier Identifier: JQJetstar Airways
Every 1-2 daysAirbus A320
Carrier Identifier: SQSingapore Airlines
1-2 times a weekAirbus A350-900
Carrier Identifier: CIChina Airlines
Every 1-2 weeksBoeing 777-200LR+2 others
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Christchurch to Melbourne by Container ship

The quickest way to get from Christchurch to Melbourne by ship will take about 13 days and departs from Lyttelton (NZLYT) and arrives into Melbourne (AUMEL). There are ships departing every 2-4 weeks on this route. ZIM is one of the carriers that operates regular services on this route with ships departing every 2-4 weeks.

Quickest ocean route

Lyttelton to Melbourne

Port of loading

Port of loading

13 days

Every 2-4 weeks

2,820 km

1,752 mi.

Direct

No stops

Operating carriersDepartsVessels
Carrier Identifier: ZIMUZIM
Every 2-4 weeksH MERCURY+1 others
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Most frequent

Lyttelton to Sydney

Port of loading

Port of loading

16 days 4h

1-2 times a week

4,766 km

2,962 mi.

Direct

3 stops

Operating carriersDepartsVessels
Carrier Identifier: ANNUANL
Every 1-2 weeksKETA
Carrier Identifier: ZIMUZIM
Every 2-4 weeksBIG LILLY+1 others
Carrier Identifier: MSCUMSC
Every 2-4 weeksMSC CORINNA+11 others
Carrier Identifier: MAEUMaersk
Every 2-4 weeksMaersk Nadi+2 others
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