Cheap flights from Melbourne Airport to Cape Town

MEL — CPT
21 May — 28 May1
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The best prices from Melbourne to Cape Town Intl are usually found in February or May, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Monday or Saturday and return on a Thursday

How to find the cheapest flight from Melbourne to Cape Town

All the information you need to plan the best MEL to CPT flight in 2022: compare Melbourne to Cape Town flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cape Town.

MEL - CPT

Price

$907 - $1,464

CPT

Temperature

12 - 21 °C

CPT

Rainfall

20 - 100 mm

Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 26% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 17% potential price drop
Round-trip from$1,307From Melbourne to Cape Town Intl
One-way from$1,147One-way flight from Melbourne to Cape Town Intl

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

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Sunday, if you have to leave on this day you can still search on Cheapflights to find great options that meet your needs.

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

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 28% on flights from Melbourne Airport to Cape Town 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 $1,824. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $1,938.

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

February is one of the best times of the year to fly to Cape Town from Melbourne Airport. Prices for February average $1,568 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $1,055. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a February flight can save you 34% on your journey compared to booking in December

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

It’s optimal to fly from Melbourne Airport to Cape Town at midday. By choosing this option you can save up to 13% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the morning.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to Cape Town in May, June 2022

The best prices found for MEL to CPT flights in May, June
30 May - 13 Jun.
MEL

Melbourne

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

31h 25m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

31h 10m
$1,746

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 13/5/22

30 May - 13 Jun.
MEL

Melbourne

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

31h 25m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

27h 10m
$1,779

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 13/5/22

20 May - 22 May
MEL

Melbourne

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

38h 20m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

27h 20m
$1,797

Emirates

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Deal found 16/5/22

Melbourne to Cape Town 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from Melbourne found for this year
16 Aug. - 30 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

28h 55m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

25h 45m
$1,507

Singapore Airlines

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Deal found 16/5/22

16 Aug. - 30 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

43h 40m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

40h 20m
$1,529

Singapore Airlines

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Deal found 16/5/22

16 Aug. - 30 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

27h 05m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

25h 45m
$1,612

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 16/5/22

Cheap Singapore Airlines flights from Melbourne to Cape Town

16 Aug. - 30 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

28h 55m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

25h 45m
$1,507

Singapore Airlines

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Deal found 16/5/22

16 Aug. - 30 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

43h 40m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

40h 20m
$1,529

Singapore Airlines

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Deal found 16/5/22

30 May - 13 Jun.
MEL

Melbourne

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

28h 55m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

25h 45m
$1,797

Singapore Airlines

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Deal found 13/5/22

Cheap Emirates flights from Melbourne to Cape Town

26 May - 3 Jun.
MEL

Melbourne

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

38h 20m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

27h 10m
$1,949

Emirates

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Deal found 15/5/22

29 May - 14 Jun.
MEL

Melbourne

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

38h 20m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

27h 10m
$2,018

Emirates

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Deal found 13/5/22

29 May - 15 Jun.
MEL

Melbourne

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

38h 20m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

27h 10m
$2,026

Emirates

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Deal found 14/5/22

Last-minute flights from Melbourne to Cape Town

Late deals on return flights to Cape Town from Melbourne, departing today and this week
26 May - 3 Jun.
MEL

Melbourne

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

38h 20m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

27h 10m
$1,949

Emirates

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Deal found 15/5/22

26 May - 3 Jun.
MEL

Melbourne

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

38h 20m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

36h 10m
$2,017

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 15/5/22

26 May - 3 Jun.
MEL

Melbourne

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

41h 10m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

36h 10m
$2,129

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 15/5/22

One-way flights to Cape Town Intl from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to Cape Town
24 May
MEL

Melbourne

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

32h 30m
$1,086

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 14/5/22

23 May
MEL

Melbourne

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

28h 55m
$1,132

Singapore Airlines

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Deal found 14/5/22

23 May
MEL

Melbourne

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

28h 55m
$1,147

Singapore Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 14/5/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Melbourne to Cape Town flights.

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

If you book a flight to Cape Town from Melbourne, you will be flying to Cape Town Intl, which is the city’s only airport. Cape Town Intl (CPT) is located 15.6 km from the centre of Cape Town. There are 0 flights from Melbourne to Cape Town Intl per day from 5 different airlines.

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

Some of the carriers operating flights from Melbourne to Cape Town Intl that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Singapore Airlines, South African, and Cathay Pacific. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Can I find flights from Melbourne Airport to Cape Town for under $1,600 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne Airport to Cape Town for under $1,600. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Singapore Airlines for just $1,507, but on average you can expect to pay $1,830.

Are there last-minute flights available from Melbourne Airport to Cape Town for under $2,000?

There are currently 5+ open flights from Melbourne Airport to Cape Town within the next 7 days for less than $2,000.

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

Flights from Melbourne to Cape Town Intl have been viewed 1,549 times in the past calendar month.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Melbourne Airport to Cape Town round-trip?

According to our current data, Singapore Airlines ($1,507), and Emirates ($1,949) offers the cheapest pricing from Melbourne Airport to Cape Town. Singapore Airlines is 3% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

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

When booking a flight from Melbourne Airport to Cape Town, you may want to consider flying on Cathay Pacific, Emirates or Qatar Airways as they are the most popular for this route.

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

Looking for the cheapest flight from Melbourne Airport to Cape Town? While on average our users pay $3,292, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $1,278. The most popular route (Melbourne - Cape Town Intl), is priced around $1,511.

Alternative routes for Melbourne to Cape Town

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.
Melbourne to Durbanfrom $1,499 pp

Top 5 airlines flying from Melbourne to Cape Town

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Melbourne to Cape Town choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
South AfricanCheapest$1,193Average$1,720FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time78%COVID-19 safety
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Cathay PacificCheapest$1,196Average$1,682FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time72%COVID-19 safety
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Singapore AirlinesCheapest$1,344Average$1,800FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time81%COVID-19 safety
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Qatar AirwaysCheapest$1,456Average$2,311FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time68%COVID-19 safety
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EmiratesCheapest$1,492Average$1,822FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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