Cheap flights from Cape Town to Melbourne

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The best prices from Cape Town to Melbourne are usually found in August or May, booked 38 days in advance, depart on a Monday or Tuesday and return on a Monday

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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
R13 294 - R15 439
MEL
Temperature
22 - 32 °C
MEL
Rainfall
26 - 170 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

R14 360

Average for round-trip flights in June 2021

Round-trip from

R13 294

From Cape Town 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?

Leaving on a Sunday is a viable option for saving on travel. Heavily demanded days of the week can typically drive up the prices you see. Booking your travel for a less competitive day can save up to 8% on the overall cost on flights from Cape Town to Melbourne.

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 61 days in advance, which can save you up to 16% on flights from Cape Town to Melbourne compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 61 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at R15 945. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from R15 945.

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

August is one of the best times of the year to fly to Melbourne from Cape Town. Prices for August average R13 556 per person but you can even find prices for as low as R10 316. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of January. Opting for a August flight can save you 21% on your journey compared to booking in August

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

It’s optimal to fly from Cape Town to Melbourne in the morning. By choosing this option you can save up to 48% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the evening.

Cheap flights from Cape Town to Melbourne in June, July 2021

The best prices found for CPT to MEL flights in June, July
14 Jun - 21 Jun
R51 441pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
14 Jun - 21 Jun
R51 564pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
11 Jul - 18 Jul
R58 286pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Cape Town to Melbourne 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Melbourne from Cape Town found for this year
14 Jun - 21 Jun
R51 441pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
14 Jun - 21 Jun
R51 564pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
11 Jul - 18 Jul
R58 286pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl

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Flight FAQs

From Cape Town to Melbourne

Can I find flights from Cape Town to Melbourne for under R58 751 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Cape Town to Melbourne for under R58 751. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Qatar Airways for just R58 286, but on average you can expect to pay R59 366.

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.

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.

Are there direct flights from Cape Town to Melbourne for under R58 751 on Cheapflights?

There are no direct flights from Cape Town to Melbourne, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

How popular is this flight route?

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

Does it rain more in Cape Town or Melbourne?

The rainfall in Cape Town is generally less than the rainfall in Melbourne. This will continue over the next 16 days.

Is Cape Town weather warmer or cooler than Melbourne?

With an average temperature of 29 °C, peak weather can be found in February. As a traveller, expect to see changes in flight prices during that period. The temperatures in Melbourne are colder than in Cape Town.

How long does is the flight from Cape Town to Melbourne?

Qatar Airways can get you from Cape Town to Melbourne in just under 36h 20m. Your travel time can differ by up to .

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Cape Town to Melbourne return?

Our cheapest airline available from Cape Town to Melbourne is Qatar Airways. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as R58 287 on this airline.

Alternative routes for Cape Town to Melbourne

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

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 June in Melbourne
31.0 °C
Avg rainfall for June in Melbourne
167.0 mm

Airports servicing Cape Town

Airports servicing Melbourne

Top 6 airlines flying from Cape Town 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
Cathay Pacific
R924 R1 067 No cancel fee 72%
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Etihad Airways
R884 R1 068 No cancel fee 75%
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Qatar Airways
R906 R1 111 No cancel fee 68%
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Emirates
R913 R1 125 No cancel fee 75%
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South African
R816 R1 134 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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Singapore Airlines
R884 R1 176 No cancel fee 81%
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