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The best prices from Melbourne to Cape Town are usually found in February or May, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Monday or Saturday and return on a Wednesday

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

MEL - CPT
Price
$1,279 - $2,064
CPT
Temperature
19 - 29 °C
CPT
Rainfall
9 - 94 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

$1,451

Average for round-trip flights in October 2020

Round-trip from

$1,279

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 61 days in advance to save up to 28% 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 Melbourne to Cape Town 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $1,785, or $1,897 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 $1,032.

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

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Melbourne to Cape Town at midday. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 11% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the morning.

Melbourne to Cape Town 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from Melbourne found for this year
9 Dec - 17 Jan
$1,911pp
MEL
Melbourne
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
9 Dec - 17 Jan
$2,466pp
MEL
Melbourne
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
9 Dec - 17 Jan
$2,621pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne

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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 $1,974 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Cape Town for under $1,974. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Qatar Airways for just $1,836, but on average you can expect to pay $2,741.

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.

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 Cathay Pacific, Emirates, and Qatar Airways. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne to Cape Town for under $1,833 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, 1,549 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 greater rainfall in 0 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.

How long does is the flight from Melbourne to Cape Town?

There are many flights that can get you from Melbourne to Cape Town in 45h 50m. Fly via Qatar Airways or KLM to get the fastest option. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from Melbourne to Cape Town return?

Currently priced at $1,836, Qatar Airways will fly you from Melbourne to Cape Town and back. In addition to Qatar Airways, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Check Cheapflights for deals on KLM for as low as $2,788.

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 = R11.57
Average temperature for October in Cape Town
23.0 °C
Avg rainfall for October in Cape Town
37.0 mm

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