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Cheap flights from Melbourne to Cape Town

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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.
MEL - CPT
Price
$1,165 - $1,881
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

Round-trip from

$1,165

From Melbourne to Cape Town

One-way from

$1,155

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 29 days in advance to save up to 8% 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 29 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 $1,542, or $1,679 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 $973.

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 13% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the morning.

Melbourne to Cape Town 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from Melbourne found for this year
30 Aug - 17 Sep
$1,539pp
MEL
Melbourne
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
30 Aug - 17 Sep
$1,787pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
11 Nov - 15 Nov
$1,822pp
MEL
Melbourne
Emirates
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Emirates
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne

One-way flights to Cape Town from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to Cape Town
18:55 - 07:00
Qatar Airways
1 stop
44h 05m
MEL - CPT
Qatar Airways
$1,189
Travel2Be
19:35 - 06:20
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
42h 45m
MEL - CPT
Multiple Airlines
$1,156
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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

Can I find flights from Melbourne to Cape Town for under $1,542 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Cape Town for under $1,542. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Qatar Airways for just $1,539, but on average you can expect to pay $3,527.

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 Singapore Airlines, South African, and Cathay Pacific. 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 $1,542 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 less rainfall in 2 compared to Cape Town over the next 13 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 31h 50m. Fly via Singapore Airlines, KLM, or Qatar Airways 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 $1,540, 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. Search Cheapflights for deals from Emirates and Singapore Airlines - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $1,822 and $2,298, respectively.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Qatar Airways, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $1,189.

Alternative routes for Melbourne to Cape Town

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

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 = R10.99
Average temperature for May in Cape Town
22.0 °C
Avg rainfall for May in Cape Town
64.0 mm

Airports servicing Melbourne

Airports servicing Cape Town

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.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Qatar Airways
$717 $865 No cancel fee 68%
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Cathay Pacific
$830 $1,167 No cancel fee 72%
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South African
$828 $1,194 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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Singapore Airlines
$753 $1,206 No cancel fee 81%
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Emirates
$1,018 $1,348 No cancel fee 75%
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Etihad Airways
$1,277 $1,432 No cancel fee 75%
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