Cheap flights from Melbourne to Cape Town

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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 2021: 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

Precipitation

20 - 100 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 26% potential price rise

Cheapest in

February

Best time to find cheap flights, 17% potential price drop

Average price

$1,398

Average for round-trip flights in October 2021

Round-trip from

$1,233

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 $1,720. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $1,828.

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 $1,479 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $995. 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 February

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.

Melbourne to Cape Town 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from Melbourne found for this year
23 Dec. - 6 Jan.
MEL

Melbourne

CPT

Cape Town Intl

3 stops

52h 45m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

44h 35m
$2,703

Etihad Airways

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Deal found 12/10/21

23 Dec. - 6 Jan.
MEL

Melbourne

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

46h 00m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

44h 35m
$2,719

Etihad Airways

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Deal found 12/10/21

31 Dec. - 15 Jan.
MEL

Melbourne

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

39h 05m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

38h 10m
$2,799

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 12/10/21

One-way flights to Cape Town Intl from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to Cape Town
20 Dec.
MEL

Melbourne

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

25h 45m
$4,418

Singapore Airlines

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Deal found 11/10/21

24 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

41h 50m
$4,798

Singapore Airlines

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Deal found 12/10/21

25 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

25h 45m
$4,942

Singapore Airlines

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Deal found 12/10/21

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 6 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.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Melbourne to Cape Town Intl 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. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travellers flying from Melbourne to Cape Town Intl are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, socially-distanced seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

Can I find flights from Melbourne Airport to Cape Town for under $2,700 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne Airport to Cape Town for under $2,700. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Qatar Airways for just $2,685, but on average you can expect to pay $2,801.

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 return?

According to our current data, Qatar Airways ($2,685), and Etihad Airways ($2,703) offers the cheapest pricing from Melbourne Airport to Cape Town.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Melbourne Airport to Cape Town one-way?

For one-way options, check prices for Singapore Airlines. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $4,418. Users have also found prices from $6,397 and $6,689 on Singapore Airlines and Emirates, respectively.

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 Etihad 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 $2,265, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $959. The most popular route (Melbourne - Cape Town Intl), is priced around $2,693.

Can I fly to Cape Town Intl from Melbourne right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Melbourne to Cape Town Intl

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

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.

Documents
Health Declaration Form - Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Can I fly back to Melbourne from Cape Town Intl?

Returning to Melbourne from Cape Town Intl

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.

Alternative routes for Melbourne to Cape Town

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

Top 6 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
Qatar Airways
Cheapest$974
Average$1,176
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time68%
COVID-19 safety
Singapore Airlines
Cheapest$1,024
Average$1,640
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time81%
COVID-19 safety
South African
Cheapest$1,126
Average$1,622
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time78%
COVID-19 safety
Cathay Pacific
Cheapest$1,128
Average$1,587
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time72%
COVID-19 safety
Emirates
Cheapest$1,384
Average$1,832
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety
Etihad Airways
Cheapest$1,735
Average$1,946
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety