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The best prices from Melbourne to Cape Town are usually found in February or August, booked 14 days in advance, depart on a Monday or Saturday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Melbourne (MEL) to Cape Town (CPT)

MEL - CPT
Price
$974 - $1,464
CPT
Temperature
19 - 29 °C
CPT
Rainfall
9 - 94 mm
Popular in December High demand for flights, 22% potential price rise
Cheapest in February Best time to find cheap flights, 15% potential price drop
Round-trip from $974 From Melbourne to Cape Town
One-way from $689 One-way flight from Melbourne to Cape Town
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 Melbourne to Cape Town?

Leaving on a Sunday is a viable option for saving on travel. Heavily demanded days of the week can typically drive up the prices you see. Booking your travel for a less competitive day can save up to 12% on the overall cost on flights from Melbourne to Cape Town.

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

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 15 days in advance to save up to 6% 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 15 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 Melbourne to Cape Town 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $2,535, or $2,805 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

Flights from Melbourne to Cape Town lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Melbourne to Cape Town in February, with the cheapest ticket starting at $1,226.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to Cape Town in July, August 2020

The best prices found for MEL to CPT flights in July, August
25 Jul - 15 Aug
$1,202pp
MEL
Melbourne
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
6 Jul - 15 Jul
$1,304pp
MEL
Melbourne
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
6 Jul - 19 Jul
$1,318pp
MEL
Melbourne
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne

Melbourne to Cape Town 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from Melbourne found for this year
9 Dec - 17 Jan
$1,095pp
MEL
Melbourne
Cathay Pacific
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Cathay Pacific
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
9 Dec - 17 Jan
$1,099pp
MEL
Melbourne
Cathay Pacific
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Cathay Pacific
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
9 Dec - 17 Jan
$1,104pp
MEL
Melbourne
Cathay Pacific
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Cathay Pacific
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne

One-way flights to Cape Town from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to Cape Town
12:45 - 05:25
Singapore Airlines
2 stops
24h 40m
MEL - CPT
Singapore Airlines
$991
flugladen.de
01:15 - 12:45
Emirates
1 stop
43h 30m
MEL - CPT
Emirates
$1,140
Travelgenio
18:15 - 06:55
Qatar Airways
1 stop
44h 40m
MEL - CPT
Qatar Airways
$1,433
KAYAK

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

Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to Cape Town

Can I find flights from Melbourne to Cape Town for under $1,100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Cape Town for under $1,100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Cathay Pacific for just $1,095, but on average you can expect to pay $1,280.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne to Cape Town for under $1,100 on Cheapflights?

There are no direct flights from Melbourne to Cape Town, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

How popular is this flight route?

Within the past month, 1,552 users have taken a look at flights from Melbourne to Cape Town Intl.

Does it rain more in Melbourne or Cape Town?

Melbourne will have less rainfall in 2 compared to Cape Town over the next 15 days.

Is Melbourne weather warmer or cooler than Cape Town?

Temperatures around the 29 °Cs can be experienced in February. The weather in Cape Town is hotter than in Melbourne. Plan for potential changes in flight availability as peak weather approaches in this location.

Alternative routes for Melbourne to Cape Town

Destination information for Cape Town

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Melbourne to Cape Town
Today's exchange rate
$1 = R11.86
Average temperature for July in Cape Town
19.0 °C
Avg rainfall for July in Cape Town
94.0 mm

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