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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.
ME1 - ZA1
Price
$1,205 - $2,028
ZA1
Temperature
10 - 20 °C
ZA1
Precipitation
0 - 120 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

1 205₽

From Melbourne to Johannesburg

One-way from

$1,013

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?

Friday flights are found to be more expensive to fly from Melbourne to Johannesburg. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Johannesburg.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Melbourne to Johannesburg, book at least 24 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 4% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $1,620 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $1,685.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of February. Prices to Johannesburg from Melbourne average $1,403. You can even find prices in February for less than $1,403, as users have found deals to Johannesburg from as low as $1,012. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Johannesburg from Melbourne. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 44%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne to Johannesburg (ME1 - ZA1)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Melbourne to Johannesburg at midday. Doing so could potentially save you 17% on the flight price compared to flying in the evening, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to Johannesburg in September, October 2021

The best prices found for MEL to JNB flights in September, October
11 Oct - 17 Oct
$2,491pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Malaysia Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
12 Oct - 17 Oct
$2,607pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Malaysia Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
12 Oct - 17 Oct
$13,022pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Malaysia Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne

Melbourne to Johannesburg 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Johannesburg from Melbourne found for this year
11 Oct - 17 Oct
$2,491pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Malaysia Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
12 Oct - 17 Oct
$2,607pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Malaysia Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
28 Nov - 9 Dec
$4,456pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne

One-way flights to Johannesburg from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to Johannesburg
19:55 - 10:55
Qatar Airways
1 stop
24h 00m
MEL - JNB
Qatar Airways
$1,013
Travel2Be
06:45 - 10:55
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
37h 10m
MEL - JNB
Multiple Airlines
$1,200
Travel2Be
20:35 - 06:05
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
66h 30m
MEL - JNB
Multiple Airlines
$8,463
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Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to Johannesburg

Which airlines flying from Melbourne to Johannesburg 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.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Melbourne to Johannesburg 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. New policies for travellers booking flights from Melbourne to Johannesburg include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitisation, use of HEPA filters, pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms, and socially-distanced seating (for a limited time). Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

Can I find flights from Melbourne to Johannesburg for under $1,800 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Johannesburg for under $1,800. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Emirates for just $1,772, but on average you can expect to pay $1,893.

How popular is this Melbourne to Johannesburg flight route?

This flight path from Melbourne to Johannesburg was viewed by 3,622 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

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

Our cheapest airline available from Melbourne to Johannesburg is Emirates. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $1,772 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are British Airways and Malaysia Airlines, starting at $1,830 and $2,094 round-trip.

What are the cheapest flights from Melbourne to Johannesburg?

The cheapest flight price from Melbourne to Johannesburg is $645. On average you can expect to pay $3,126. The most popular route, (Melbourne - Johannesburg OR Tambo), can usually be booked for $1,353.

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

Cathay Pacific, Emirates and Etihad Airways are the most popular airlines when flying from Melbourne to Johannesburg.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Johannesburg, South Africa

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Johannesburg from Melbourne?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Melbourne to Johannesburg

Most visitors from Melbourne need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Johannesburg.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Melbourne must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Johannesburg.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Melbourne are not required to quarantine after entering Johannesburg.

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 Johannesburg?

Returning to Melbourne from Johannesburg

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Johannesburg must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Melbourne.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Johannesburg are not required to quarantine after entering Melbourne.

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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 = R10.73
Average temperature for September in Johannesburg
25.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in Johannesburg
20.0 mm

Airports servicing Melbourne

Avalon (AVV)
Melbourne Essendon (MEB)

Airports servicing Johannesburg

Lanseria (HLA)

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
$914 $1,166 No cancel fee 68%
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Etihad Airways
$962 $1,410 No cancel fee 75%
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Singapore Airlines
$1,013 $1,495 No cancel fee 81%
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Qantas Airways
$1,049 $1,612 No cancel fee 74%
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South African
$1,091 $1,716 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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Emirates
$1,121 $1,679 No cancel fee 75%
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Cathay Pacific
$1,136 $1,550 No cancel fee 72%
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Virgin Australia
$1,293 $1,743 No cancel fee 80%
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