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Johannesburg (JNB) to Melbourne (MEL)

All the information you need to plan the best JNB to MEL flight in 2022: compare Johannesburg to Melbourne flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Melbourne.
JNB - MEL
Price
R901 - R1 204
MEL
Temperature
8 - 20 °C
MEL
Rainfall
30 - 60 mm

Popular in

January

High demand for flights, 18% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 9% potential price drop

Round-trip from

R14 550

From Johannesburg to Melbourne

One-way from

R9 092

One-way flight from Johannesburg to Melbourne

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
When is the cheapest time to fly from Johannesburg to Melbourne (JNB - MEL)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Johannesburg to Melbourne in the morning. Doing so could potentially save you 25% on the flight price compared to flying in the afternoon, which is usually more expensive.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Johannesburg to Melbourne?

The best pricing can be found in the month of August. Prices to Melbourne from Johannesburg average R16 022. You can even find prices in August for less than R16 022, as users have found deals to Melbourne from as low as R12 192. The month of January appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Melbourne from Johannesburg. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 21%.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Johannesburg 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 Johannesburg 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 R18 845. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from R18 845.

What is the cheapest day to fly return from Johannesburg to Melbourne?

Flying to your destination on a Friday can be more expensive, but this shouldn’t discourage you from finding affordable options to get to Melbourne. Check prices with Cheapflights to find a great deal for your trip.

Cheap flights from Johannesburg to Melbourne in May, June 2022

The best prices found for JNB to MEL flights in May, June
17 May - 15 Aug
R15 632pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
17 May - 15 Aug
R15 777pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
17 May - 15 Aug
R15 826pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Johannesburg to Melbourne 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Melbourne from Johannesburg found for this year
26 Nov - 29 Jan
R14 388pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
17 May - 15 Aug
R15 632pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
17 May - 15 Aug
R15 777pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Last-minute flights from Johannesburg to Melbourne

Late deals on return flights to Melbourne from Johannesburg, departing today and this week
21 May - 15 Aug
R16 197pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
21 May - 15 Aug
R18 054pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
21 May - 15 Aug
R20 492pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

One-way flights to Melbourne from Johannesburg

The cheapest one-way flights from Johannesburg to Melbourne
3:45 - 13:05
Qatar Airways
1 stop
25h 20m
JNB - MEL
Qatar Airways
R9 092
Vayama
6:15 - 1:45
Etihad Airways
1 stop
35h 30m
JNB - MEL
Etihad Airways
R12 337
9:45 - 16:35
Singapore Airlines
1 stop
22h 50m
JNB - MEL
Singapore Airlines
R13 177
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Flight FAQs

From Johannesburg to Melbourne

Which airlines flying from Johannesburg to Melbourne have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Qatar Airways, Qantas Airways, and Singapore Airlines flying from Johannesburg to Melbourne have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Johannesburg to Melbourne for under R16 200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Johannesburg to Melbourne for under R16 200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Qatar Airways for just R16 181, but on average you can expect to pay R17 957.

Are there last-minute flights available from Johannesburg to Melbourne for under R16 200?

There are currently 13+ open flights from Johannesburg to Melbourne within the next 7 days for less than R16 200.

How popular is this Johannesburg to Melbourne flight route?

The Johannesburg to Melbourne flight path was viewed by 4 249 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Johannesburg to Melbourne round-trip?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Johannesburg to Melbourne round-trip from R16 181. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are Qantas Airways, from R16 584, and Singapore Airlines, from R16 698.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Johannesburg to Melbourne one-way?

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from Johannesburg to Melbourne are Singapore Airlines (R8 704), Qatar Airways (R8 882), and Emirates (R11 272).

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

When booking a flight from Johannesburg to Melbourne, you may want to consider flying on Emirates, Etihad Airways or KLM as they are the most popular for this route.

What are the cheapest flights from Johannesburg to Melbourne?

On average you can expect to pay R18 844 for a flight from Johannesburg to Melbourne. The cheapest flight overall is R15 999 while the most popular route, (Johannesburg OR Tambo - Melbourne) is currently priced at R15 777.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Melbourne, Australia

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Melbourne from Johannesburg?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Johannesburg to Melbourne

Most visitors from Johannesburg need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Melbourne.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Johannesburg are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Melbourne.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Johannesburg are not required to quarantine after entering Melbourne.

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

Digital Passenger Declaration - You can start a DPD seven days before your flight to Australia, but you can only submit a DPD within 72 hours before your departure.


Do I need a test to fly back to Johannesburg from Melbourne?

Returning to Johannesburg from Melbourne

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Melbourne must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 24 hours for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Johannesburg.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Melbourne are not required to quarantine after entering Johannesburg.

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Destination information for Melbourne

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Johannesburg to Melbourne.
Today's exchange rate
R1 = $0,09
Average temperature for May in Melbourne
30.0 °C
Avg rainfall for May in Melbourne
52.0 mm

Airports servicing Johannesburg

Lanseria (HLA)

Airports servicing Melbourne

Avalon (AVV)
Melbourne Essendon (MEB)

Top 7 airlines flying from Johannesburg to Melbourne

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Johannesburg 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 107 R19 830 No cancel fee 78%
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Qatar Airways
R14 298 R16 619 No cancel fee 68%
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Emirates
R14 543 R17 216 No cancel fee 75%
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Qantas Airways
R14 862 R19 816 No cancel fee 74%
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Etihad Airways
R15 611 R19 551 No cancel fee 75%
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Singapore Airlines
R16 075 R18 726 No cancel fee 81%
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KLM
R21 034 R23 664 No cancel fee 75%
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