Cheap flights from South Africa to Melbourne

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How to find the cheapest flight from
South Africa to Melbourne (MEL)

All the information you need to plan the best null to MEL flight in 2022: compare South Africa to Melbourne flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Melbourne.
When is the cheapest time to fly from South Africa to Melbourne (ZA - MEL)?

When flying from South Africa to Melbourne, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

What is the cheapest month to fly from South Africa to Melbourne?

Flights from South Africa to Melbourne lean towards being more expensive in August. Prices are generally better when you fly from South Africa to Melbourne in March, with the cheapest ticket starting at R16 589.

How far in advance should I book a flight from South Africa to Melbourne?

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 61 days in advance to save up to 27% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 61 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from South Africa to Melbourne 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as R23 292, or R26 910 for flights within the next 24 hours.

Cheap flights from South Africa to Melbourne in August, September 2022

The best prices found for South Africa to MEL flights in August, September
22 Sep - 23 Mar
R21 808pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
22 Sep - 23 Mar
R21 924pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
22 Sep - 23 Mar
R22 341pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

South Africa to Melbourne 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Melbourne from South Africa found for this year
25 Oct - 28 May
R15 722pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
23 Nov - 30 Nov
R16 156pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
13 Nov - 19 Jan
R17 606pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Cheap Qatar Airways flights from South Africa to Melbourne

25 Oct - 28 May
R15 722pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
23 Nov - 30 Nov
R16 156pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
1 Jan - 19 Feb
R16 589pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Cheap Etihad Airways flights from South Africa to Melbourne

26 Oct - 2 Nov
R18 407pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
23 Nov - 30 Nov
R19 007pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
26 Oct - 2 Nov
R19 357pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Last-minute flights from South Africa to Melbourne

Late deals on return flights to Melbourne from South Africa, departing today and this week
14 Aug - 18 Nov
R25 926pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Emirates
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Emirates
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
15 Aug - 21 Nov
R30 661pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
15 Aug - 21 Nov
R30 961pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Emirates
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Emirates
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

One-way flights to Melbourne from South Africa

The cheapest one-way flights from South Africa to Melbourne
5:15 - 1:15
Etihad Airways
1 stop
35h 00m
JNB - MEL
Etihad Airways
R9 303
StudentUniverse
9:45 - 7:00
Singapore Airlines
1 stop
37h 15m
JNB - MEL
Singapore Airlines
R14 022
Expedia
9:40 - 3:10
Emirates
2 stops
32h 30m
JNB - MEL
Emirates
R15 122
Gotogate

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Flight FAQs

From South Africa to Melbourne

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

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

Can I find flights from South Africa to Melbourne for under R15 400 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from South Africa to Melbourne for under R15 400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Singapore Airlines for just R15 355, but on average you can expect to pay R17 890.

Are there last-minute flights available from South Africa to Melbourne for under R26 000?

There are currently 20+ open flights from South Africa to Melbourne within the next 7 days for less than R26 000.

How popular is this South Africa to Melbourne flight route?

The South Africa 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 to fly from South Africa to Melbourne one-way?

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from South Africa to Melbourne are Qatar Airways (R8 720), Etihad Airways (R9 303), and Singapore Airlines (R10 420).

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

Before booking your flight from South Africa to Melbourne, check out the most popular airlines for this route: Emirates, Etihad Airways or KLM.

What are the cheapest flights from South Africa to Melbourne?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for R9 593. While the most popular route (Johannesburg OR Tambo - Melbourne) can be booked for R15 722 on average our data indicates R31 941 when flying from South Africa to Melbourne.

What are the most popular routes from South Africa to Melbourne?

While some choose either Johannesburg OR Tambo - Melbourne Avalon or Cape Town Intl - Melbourne, Johannesburg OR Tambo - Melbourne is the most popular route from South Africa to Melbourne.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Melbourne, Australia

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Melbourne from South Africa?

Information is based on travel restrictions from South Africa to Melbourne

Most visitors from South Africa can enter Melbourne without restrictions.

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

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

Do I need a test to fly back to South Africa from Melbourne?

Returning to South Africa from Melbourne

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

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

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Departure points for flights from South Africa to Melbourne

Select to see more specific information for flights to Melbourne from all departure points in South Africa.

Top 8 airlines flying from South Africa to Melbourne

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from South Africa 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 500 R20 076 No cancel fee 78%
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Etihad Airways
R14 571 R18 432 No cancel fee 75%
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Qatar Airways
R14 850 R19 368 No cancel fee 68%
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Emirates
R15 364 R22 447 No cancel fee 75%
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Cathay Pacific
R15 402 R18 355 No cancel fee 72%
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Qantas Airways
R15 591 R20 956 No cancel fee 74%
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Singapore Airlines
R16 482 R20 507 No cancel fee 81%
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KLM
R21 716 R24 432 No cancel fee 75%
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