Cheap flights from Johannesburg 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

How to find the cheapest flight from OR Tambo to Melbourne

All the information you need to plan the best JNB to MEL flight in 2022: compare OR Tambo to Melbourne flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Melbourne.

JNB - MEL

Price

$901 - $1,204

MEL

Temperature

8 - 20 °C

MEL

Precipitation

30 - 60 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

$1,248

From Johannesburg OR Tambo to Melbourne

One-way from

$700

One-way flight from Johannesburg OR Tambo to Melbourne

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 $1,617. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $1,617.

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 $1,375. You can even find prices in August for less than $1,375, as users have found deals to Melbourne Airport from as low as $1,046. 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.

Cheap flights from OR Tambo to Melbourne in January, February 2022

The best prices found for JNB to MEL flights in January, February
28 Feb. - 28 May
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

25h 20m
MEL

Melbourne

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

24h 00m
$1,250

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 15/1/22

18 Feb. - 25 Feb.
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

43h 40m
MEL

Melbourne

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

25h 40m
$1,262

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 16/1/22

28 Feb. - 28 May
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

29h 55m
MEL

Melbourne

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

24h 00m
$1,334

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 15/1/22

OR Tambo to Melbourne 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Melbourne from OR Tambo found for this year
9 May - 11 May
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

24h 15m
MEL

Melbourne

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

24h 00m
$1,244

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 16/1/22

28 Feb. - 28 May
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

25h 20m
MEL

Melbourne

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

24h 00m
$1,250

Qatar Airways

View Deal

Deal found 15/1/22

18 Feb. - 25 Feb.
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

43h 40m
MEL

Melbourne

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

25h 40m
$1,262

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 16/1/22

Last-minute flights from OR Tambo to Melbourne

Late deals on return flights to Melbourne from OR Tambo, departing today and this week
26 Jan. - 27 Apr.
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

19h 55m
MEL

Melbourne

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

25h 05m
$1,600

Singapore Airlines

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Deal found 15/1/22

26 Jan. - 27 Apr.
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

31h 40m
MEL

Melbourne

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

27h 00m
$1,769

Emirates

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Deal found 15/1/22

26 Jan. - 27 Apr.
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

31h 40m
MEL

Melbourne

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

30h 10m
$1,778

Emirates

View Deal

Deal found 15/1/22

One-way flights to Melbourne from OR Tambo

The cheapest one-way flights from OR Tambo to Melbourne
3 Mar.
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

25h 20m
$700

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 14/1/22

3 Mar.
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

38h 05m
$842

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 14/1/22

13 Feb.
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

22h 40m
$853

Singapore Airlines

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Deal found 14/1/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about OR Tambo to Melbourne flights.

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.

Can I find flights from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Melbourne Airport for under $1,300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Melbourne Airport for under $1,300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Qatar Airways for just $1,244, but on average you can expect to pay $1,449.

Are there last-minute flights available from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Melbourne Airport for under $1,600?

There are currently 4+ open flights from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Melbourne Airport within the next 7 days for less than $1,600.

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

Within the past month, 754 users have taken a look at flights from Johannesburg OR Tambo to Melbourne.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Melbourne Airport round-trip?

Qatar Airways, at $1,244, was found to be the cheapest airline from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Melbourne Airport.Alternate airlines flying return to your destination include Emirates and Singapore Airlines. Qatar Airways is 9% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

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

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Melbourne Airport are Qatar Airways ($700), Singapore Airlines ($853), and Qantas Airways ($971).

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

Consider Cathay Pacific, Emirates or Etihad Airways when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Melbourne Airport.

What are the cheapest flights from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Melbourne Airport?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Melbourne Airport? While on average our users pay $2,399, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $1,236. The most popular route (Johannesburg OR Tambo - Melbourne), is priced around $1,244.

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Can I fly to Melbourne from Johannesburg OR Tambo right now?

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.

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.


Can I fly back to Johannesburg 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.

Top 7 airlines flying from 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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Etihad Airways
Cheapest$1,006
Average$1,194
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety
Qatar Airways
Cheapest$1,031
Average$1,333
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time68%
COVID-19 safety
Singapore Airlines
Cheapest$1,067
Average$1,370
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time81%
COVID-19 safety
South African
Cheapest$1,163
Average$1,541
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time78%
COVID-19 safety
Qantas Airways
Cheapest$1,221
Average$1,547
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Cathay Pacific
Cheapest$1,228
Average$1,393
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time72%
COVID-19 safety
Emirates
Cheapest$1,287
Average$1,434
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety