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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

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

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.
ME1 - CPT
Price
$1,251 - $2,018
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

$1,628

Average for round-trip flights in septiembre 2021

Round-trip from

€1.251

From Melbourne to Cape Town Intl

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?

Departing on a Sunday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 12% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Melbourne 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 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 $1,746. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $1,854.

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 $1,009.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne to Cape Town (ME1 - CPT)?

When flying from Melbourne to Cape Town, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight at midday, which can drop the price by up to 13% versus a flight in the morning.

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Melbourne</span> to <span class="emphasized">Cape Town</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to Cape Town

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

Cape Town Intl (CPT) is the airport you will fly into if you book a flight from Melbourne to Cape Town. You should not have trouble finding flights to Cape Town Intl from Melbourne; the airport handles an average of 0 inbound flights from Melbourne per day. You should also have plenty of airline options to choose from since 6 airlines have flights to the Cape Town airport from Melbourne. It is only a 15.6 km journey from Cape Town Intl (CPT) to Cape Town’s city centre.

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.

How popular is this Melbourne to Cape Town flight route?

Within the past month, 1,549 users have taken a look at flights from Melbourne to Cape Town Intl.

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

When booking a flight from Melbourne 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 to Cape Town?

On average you can expect to pay $2,298 for a flight from Melbourne to Cape Town. The cheapest flight overall is $973 while the most popular route, (Melbourne - Cape Town Intl) is currently priced at $3,535.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Cape Town, South Africa

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Cape Town from Melbourne?

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.


Do I need a test to fly back to Melbourne from Cape Town?

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.

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Destination information for Cape Town

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Melbourne to Cape Town.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = R10.73
Average temperature for September in Cape Town
21.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in Cape Town
44.0 mm

Airports servicing Melbourne

Avalon (AVV)
Melbourne Essendon (MEB)

Airports servicing Cape Town

Top 6 airlines flying from Melbourne to Cape Town Intl

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.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Qatar Airways
$988 $1,193 No cancel fee 68%
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Singapore Airlines
$1,039 $1,663 No cancel fee 81%
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South African
$1,142 $1,646 No cancel fee 78%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by South African. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Cathay Pacific
$1,144 $1,610 No cancel fee 72%
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Emirates
$1,404 $1,858 No cancel fee 75%
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Etihad Airways
$1,761 $1,975 No cancel fee 75%
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