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Cheap flights from Melbourne to Johannesburg

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Melbourne (MEL) to Johannesburg (JNB)

All the information you need to plan the best MEL to JNB flight in 2021: compare Melbourne to Johannesburg flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Johannesburg.
MEL - JNB
Price
$1,123 - $1,890
JNB
Temperature
18 - 26 °C
JNB
Rainfall
4 - 151 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 31% potential price rise

Cheapest in

February

Best time to find cheap flights, 14% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$1,123

From Melbourne to Johannesburg

One-way from

$964

One-way flight from Melbourne to Johannesburg

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 Johannesburg?

Flying to your destination on a Friday can be more expensive, but this shouldn’t discourage you from finding affordable options to get to Johannesburg. Check prices with Cheapflights to find a great deal for your trip.

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

To save up to 18% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 61 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Melbourne to Johannesburg from $1,515 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $1,714 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Melbourne to Johannesburg?

Our data shows that February tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Johannesburg from Melbourne. Users have commonly found prices around $1,340 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $953. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne to Johannesburg (MEL - JNB)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Melbourne to Johannesburg at midday. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 17% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the evening.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to Johannesburg in May, June 2021

The best prices found for MEL to JNB flights in May, June
1 Jun - 1 Aug
$1,637pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
1 Jun - 1 Aug
$2,051pp
MEL
Melbourne
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
1 Jun - 1 Aug
$2,419pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne

Melbourne to Johannesburg 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Johannesburg from Melbourne found for this year
16 Nov - 19 Nov
$1,257pp
MEL
Melbourne
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
16 Nov - 19 Nov
$1,275pp
MEL
Melbourne
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
25 Aug - 13 Sep
$1,311pp
MEL
Melbourne
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne

One-way flights to Johannesburg from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to Johannesburg
18:55 - 10:55
Qatar Airways
1 stop
24h 00m
MEL - JNB
Qatar Airways
$964
Travel2Be
17:25 - 12:20
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
26h 55m
MEL - JNB
Multiple Airlines
$1,140
Travel2Be
19:30 - 05:50
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
42h 20m
MEL - JNB
Multiple Airlines
$1,175
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Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to Johannesburg

Can I find flights from Melbourne to Johannesburg for under $1,413 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Johannesburg for under $1,413. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Qatar Airways for just $1,311, but on average you can expect to pay $3,031.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Melbourne to Johannesburg OR Tambo to control the spread of COVID-19?

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Etihad Airways is one of them. Airline carriers are regularly disinfecting and sanitising their aircraft. Masks are provided and are mandatory while on board. Pre-flight testing for symptoms and antibodies, alongside socially-distanced seating (for a limited time) will work towards keeping travellers safer while flying from Melbourne to Johannesburg OR Tambo. Policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from Melbourne to Johannesburg OR Tambo have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

South African, Qantas Airways, and Etihad Airways are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne to Johannesburg for under $1,285 on Cheapflights?

There are no direct flights from Melbourne to Johannesburg, 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?

Flights from Melbourne to Johannesburg OR Tambo have been viewed 3,622 times in the past calendar month.

Does it rain more in Melbourne or Johannesburg?

When travelling, it's generally smart to pack in preparation for rain or any other conditions that may arise. The rainfall in Melbourne is roughly similar to Johannesburg. You can assume this to be the case over the next 13 days.

Is Melbourne weather warmer or cooler than Johannesburg?

You can imagine temperatures to be in the 26 °C range in January. The weather in Johannesburg is generally the same as Melbourne's. As flight availability is subject to become more limited as peak season approaches it is ideal to book in a timely manner.

How long does is the flight from Melbourne to Johannesburg?

For as low as $1,311, Qatar Airways can have you in Johannesburg from Melbourne in 24h. Both multi-stop and direct flights can be found to your destination and back.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from Melbourne to Johannesburg return?

According to our current data, Qatar Airways ($1,311), and Malaysia Airlines ($2,321) offers the cheapest pricing from Melbourne to Johannesburg.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Qatar Airways. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $964.

Alternative routes for Melbourne to Johannesburg

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

Destination information for Johannesburg

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Melbourne to Johannesburg.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = R10.99
Average temperature for May in Johannesburg
20.0 °C
Avg rainfall for May in Johannesburg
25.0 mm

Airports servicing Melbourne

Airports servicing Johannesburg

Top 8 airlines flying from Melbourne to Johannesburg

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Melbourne to Johannesburg 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
$663 $846 No cancel fee 68%
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Etihad Airways
$698 $1,023 No cancel fee 75%
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Singapore Airlines
$735 $1,084 No cancel fee 81%
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Cathay Pacific
$824 $1,124 No cancel fee 72%
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Qantas Airways
$761 $1,169 No cancel fee 74%
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Emirates
$813 $1,218 No cancel fee 75%
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South African
$791 $1,245 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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Virgin Australia
$937 $1,264 No cancel fee 80%
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