Cheap flights from Cape Town to Melbourne

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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 - ME1
Price
R14 393 - R16 715
ME1
Temperature
8 - 20 °C
ME1
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

Round-trip from

14,393﷼

From Cape Town Intl to Melbourne

One-way from

R15 902

One-way flight 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?

Saturday flights are generally found to be more expensive for flights from Cape Town to Melbourne. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Melbourne.

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

To save up to 3% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 38 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Cape Town to Melbourne from R16 005 1-2 weeks out and tickets from R16 582 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of August. Prices to Melbourne from Cape Town average R15 311. You can even find prices in August for less than R15 311, as users have found deals to Melbourne from as low as R11 848. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Melbourne from Cape Town. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 9%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Cape Town to Melbourne (CPT - ME1)?

When flying from Cape Town to Melbourne, 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.

One-way flights to Melbourne from Cape Town

The cheapest one-way flights from Cape Town to Melbourne
14:25 - 7:30
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
32h 05m
CPT - MEL
Multiple Airlines
R15 902
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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.

How popular is this Cape Town to Melbourne flight route?

Flights from Cape Town Intl to Melbourne have been viewed 1 523 times in the past calendar month.

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

Before booking your flight from Cape Town to Melbourne, 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?

While on average a flight from Cape Town to Melbourne is generally R13 078, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is R9 403. When looking at the most popular route, (Cape Town Intl - Melbourne), you can expect to pay R23 046 for that flight.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Melbourne, Australia

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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Travel Authorization Form - Travelers who are not in an exempt category may request an individual exemption to Australia's travel restrictions using this form.


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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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 September in Melbourne
31.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in Melbourne
122.0 mm

Airports servicing Cape Town

Airports servicing Melbourne

Avalon (AVV)
Melbourne Essendon (MEB)

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
R12 076 R16 773 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
R13 070 R15 792 No cancel fee 75%
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Singapore Airlines
R13 073 R17 399 No cancel fee 81%
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Qatar Airways
R13 405 R16 428 No cancel fee 68%
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Emirates
R13 507 R16 637 No cancel fee 75%
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Cathay Pacific
R13 665 R15 786 No cancel fee 72%
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