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 ME1 to CPT flight in 2022: compare Melbourne to Cape Town flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cape Town.

ME1 - 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

$1,809

Average for round-trip flights in January 2022

Round-trip from

$1,257

From Melbourne to Cape Town Intl

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 $1,754. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $1,864.

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 $1,014.

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.

Melbourne to Cape Town 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from Melbourne found for this year
12 May - 26 May
MEL

Melbourne

CPT

Cape Town Intl

3 stops

60h 20m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

55h 40m
$5,965

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 22年1月15日

12 May - 26 May
MEL

Melbourne

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

29h 05m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

25h 45m
$6,046

Singapore Airlines

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Deal found 22年1月15日

11 May - 25 May
MEL

Melbourne

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

28h 20m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

25h 45m
$6,312

Singapore Airlines

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Deal found 22年1月15日

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?

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.

Can I find flights from Melbourne to Cape Town for under $6,000 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Cape Town for under $6,000. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $5,965, but on average you can expect to pay $7,676.

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 cheapest airlines flying from Melbourne to Cape Town round-trip?

Currently priced at $6,046, Singapore Airlines will fly you from Melbourne to Cape Town and back. In addition to Singapore Airlines, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from Qatar Airways and Emirates - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $7,027 and $7,346, respectively.

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 $1,083 for a flight from Melbourne to Cape Town. The cheapest flight overall is $787 while the most popular route, (Melbourne - Cape Town Intl) is currently priced at $1,575.

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.

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$993
Average$1,199
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time68%
COVID-19 safety
Singapore Airlines
Cheapest$1,044
Average$1,672
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time81%
COVID-19 safety
South African
Cheapest$1,148
Average$1,654
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time78%
COVID-19 safety
Cathay Pacific
Cheapest$1,150
Average$1,618
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time72%
COVID-19 safety
Emirates
Cheapest$1,411
Average$1,867
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety
Etihad Airways
Cheapest$1,769
Average$1,984
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety