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Cheap flights from OR Tambo to Melbourne

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The best prices from Johannesburg OR Tambo to Melbourne are usually found in August or May, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Monday or Wednesday and return on a Thursday

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

All the information you need to plan the best JNB to MEL flight in 2021: compare OR Tambo to Melbourne flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Melbourne.
JNB - MEL
Price
$1,238 - $1,654
MEL
Temperature
13 - 26 °C
MEL
Precipitation
31 - 48 mm

Popular in

January

High demand for flights, 18% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 9% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$1,238

From Johannesburg OR Tambo to Melbourne

One-way from

$1,290

One-way flight from Johannesburg OR Tambo to Melbourne

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 Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Melbourne Airport?

Sunday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 12%.

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

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 16% on flights from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Melbourne Airport 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 $1,604. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $1,604.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Melbourne Airport?

The best pricing can be found in the month of August. Prices to Melbourne Airport from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport average $1,363. You can even find prices in August for less than $1,363, as users have found deals to Melbourne Airport from as low as $1,037. The month of January appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Melbourne Airport from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 21%.

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

It’s typically best to fly out from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Melbourne Airport in the evening. Doing so could potentially save you 14% on the flight price compared to flying in the afternoon, which is usually more expensive.

One-way flights to Melbourne from Johannesburg OR Tambo

The cheapest one-way flights from OR Tambo to Melbourne
08:25 - 02:35
Emirates
2 stops
33h 10m
JNB - MEL
Emirates
09:50 - 15:15
Malaysia Airlines
2 stops
45h 25m
JNB - MEL
Malaysia Airlines
$1,366
CheapFaresNow
18:55 - 01:10
Air France
2 stops
45h 15m
JNB - MEL
Air France

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Flight FAQs

From OR Tambo to Melbourne

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

Some of our airline partners flying from Johannesburg OR Tambo to Melbourne have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Qantas Airways, Cathay Pacific, and Etihad Airways are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Qantas Airways with this kind of flexibility.

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

New policies can now be found on Etihad Airways to help keep travellers safe while flying. New policies for travellers booking flights from Johannesburg OR Tambo to Melbourne 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 Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Melbourne Airport for under $1,700 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Melbourne Airport for under $1,700. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Emirates for just $1,671, but on average you can expect to pay $3,695.

How popular is this Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Melbourne Airport flight route?

This flight path from Johannesburg OR Tambo to Melbourne was viewed by 754 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 Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Melbourne Airport return?

Our cheapest airline available from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Melbourne Airport is Emirates. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $1,671 on this airline. An additional option worth looking into is Qatar Airways, starting at $1,900.

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

$867 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Emirates. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Malaysia Airlines and KLM, with prices starting from $1,352 and $1,595, respectively.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Melbourne (MEL)

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Melbourne from OR Tambo?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Johannesburg OR Tambo to Melbourne

Most visitors from Johannesburg OR Tambo will not be allowed to enter Melbourne.

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

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

Documents
Travel Authorization Form - Travelers who are not in an exempt category may request an individual exemption to Australia's travel restrictions using this form.


Do I need a test to fly back to OR Tambo from Melbourne?

Returning to Johannesburg OR Tambo from Melbourne

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

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

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Destination information for Melbourne

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from OR Tambo to Melbourne.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $1.00
Average temperature for September in Melbourne
17.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in Melbourne
41.0 mm

Airports servicing Johannesburg

Airports servicing Melbourne

Top 7 airlines flying from Johannesburg OR Tambo to Melbourne

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from OR Tambo to Melbourne 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
Etihad Airways
$726 $862 No cancel fee 75%
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Qatar Airways
$744 $962 No cancel fee 68%
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Singapore Airlines
$770 $989 No cancel fee 81%
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Cathay Pacific
$886 $1,005 No cancel fee 72%
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Emirates
$929 $1,035 No cancel fee 75%
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South African
$840 $1,112 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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Qantas Airways
$881 $1,116 No cancel fee 74%
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