Cheap flights from Cape Town to Melbourne

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Cape Town (CPT) to Melbourne (MEL)

All the information you need to plan the best CPT to MEL flight in 2021: compare Cape Town to Melbourne flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Melbourne.
CPT - MEL
Price
R973 - R1 130
MEL
Temperature
8 - 20 °C
MEL
Precipitation
30 - 60 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 8% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 6% potential price drop

Average price

R15 214

Average for round-trip flights in October 2021

Round-trip from

R14 179

From Cape Town Intl to Melbourne

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly return from Cape Town to Melbourne Airport?

Travellers have found that booking a Sunday departure is the best way to save up to 8% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Cape Town to Melbourne Airport?

Find a great deal and save up to 3% by booking at least 38 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Cape Town to Melbourne Airport within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at R15 767.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Cape Town to Melbourne Airport?

August is one of the best times of the year to fly to Melbourne Airport from Cape Town. Prices for August average R15 084 per person but you can even find prices for as low as R11 672. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a August flight can save you 9% on your journey compared to booking in August

When is the cheapest time to fly from Cape Town to Melbourne Airport (CPT - MEL)?

When flying from Cape Town to Melbourne Airport, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the morning, which can drop the price by up to 48% versus a flight in the evening.

Cheap flights from Cape Town to Melbourne in October, November 2021

The best prices found for CPT to MEL flights in October, November
23 Nov - 1 Feb
R26 172pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
23 Nov - 1 Feb
R26 463pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Singapore Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Singapore Airlines
     
3 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
16 Nov - 23 Nov
R26 565pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Cape Town Intl to Melbourne 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Melbourne from Cape Town found for this year
23 Nov - 1 Feb
R26 172pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
23 Nov - 1 Feb
R26 463pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Singapore Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Singapore Airlines
     
3 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
16 Nov - 23 Nov
R26 565pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl

One-way flights to Melbourne from Cape Town

The cheapest one-way flights from Cape Town to Melbourne
10:30 - 16:05
Etihad Airways
2 stops
44h 35m
CPT - MEL
Etihad Airways
R17 341
lol.travel
14:10 - 13:20
Qatar Airways
1 stop
38h 10m
CPT - MEL
Qatar Airways
R39 681
qatarairways.com
19:20 - 16:05
KLM
2 stops
35h 45m
CPT - MEL
KLM
R55 885
KLM

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Flight FAQs

From Cape Town to Melbourne

What airport do you fly from for flights from Cape Town to Melbourne?

Located just 15,6 km from the city centre, Cape Town Intl is the airport most travellers will use when flying to Melbourne from Cape Town. Booking flights from Cape Town Intl (CPT) to Melbourne should be relatively easy as there are 0 daily outbound flights to Melbourne from 6 different airlines.

Which airlines flying from Cape Town Intl to Melbourne have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Emirates, Cathay Pacific, and Singapore Airlines flying from Cape Town Intl to Melbourne have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Cape Town Intl to Melbourne to control the spread of COVID-19?

Etihad Airways is one of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. New policies for travellers booking flights from Cape Town Intl to Melbourne include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitisation, use of HEPA filters, pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms, and socially-distanced seating (for a limited time). Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

Can I find flights from Cape Town to Melbourne Airport for under R15 900 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Cape Town to Melbourne Airport for under R15 900. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just R15 840, but on average you can expect to pay R19 818.

How popular is this Cape Town to Melbourne Airport flight route?

Within the past month, 1 523 users have taken a look at flights from Cape Town Intl to Melbourne.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Cape Town to Melbourne Airport return?

Currently priced at R17 093, Emirates will fly you from Cape Town to Melbourne Airport and back. In addition to Emirates, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from Qatar Airways and KLM - these airlines can fly you to your destination from R19 046 and R22 033, respectively.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Cape Town to Melbourne Airport one-way?

R17 268 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Emirates. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways, with prices starting from R17 341 and R36 810, respectively.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Cape Town to Melbourne Airport?

Before booking your flight from Cape Town to Melbourne Airport, check out the most popular airlines for this route: Cathay Pacific, Emirates or Etihad Airways.

What are the cheapest flights from Cape Town to Melbourne Airport?

While on average a flight from Cape Town to Melbourne Airport is generally R12 884, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is R9 264. When looking at the most popular route, (Cape Town Intl - Melbourne), you can expect to pay R15 840 for that flight.

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COVID Restrictions

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Do I need a COVID test to fly to Melbourne from Cape Town?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Cape Town Intl to Melbourne

Most visitors from Cape Town Intl will not be allowed to enter Melbourne.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Cape Town Intl must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Melbourne.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Cape Town Intl are not required to quarantine after entering Melbourne.

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Do I need a test to fly back to Cape Town from Melbourne?

Returning to Cape Town Intl from Melbourne

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Melbourne must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Cape Town Intl.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Melbourne are not required to quarantine after entering Cape Town Intl.

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Alternative routes for Cape Town to Melbourne

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Destination information for Melbourne

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Cape Town to Melbourne.
Today's exchange rate
R1 = $0,10
Average temperature for October in Melbourne
19.0 °C
Avg rainfall for October in Melbourne
48.0 mm

Airports servicing Cape Town

Airports servicing Melbourne

Top 6 airlines flying from Cape Town Intl to Melbourne

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Cape Town to Melbourne choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
South African
R11 897 R16 524 No cancel fee 78%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by South African. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Etihad Airways
R12 876 R15 557 No cancel fee 75%
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Singapore Airlines
R12 879 R17 141 No cancel fee 81%
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Qatar Airways
R13 206 R16 184 No cancel fee 68%
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Emirates
R13 306 R16 390 No cancel fee 75%
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Cathay Pacific
R13 462 R15 551 No cancel fee 72%
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