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Cheap flights from Melbourne to OR Tambo

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The best prices from Melbourne to Johannesburg OR Tambo are usually found in February or May, booked 23 days in advance, depart on a Thursday or Wednesday and return on a Monday

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

All the information you need to plan the best MEL to JNB flight in 2021: compare Melbourne to OR Tambo flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in OR Tambo.
MEL - JNB
Price
$874 - $1,471
JNB
Temperature
10 - 20 °C
JNB
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

Average price

$1,356

Average for round-trip flights in November 2021

Round-trip from

$1,224

From Melbourne to Johannesburg OR Tambo

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
How far in advance should I book a flight from Melbourne Airport to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?

To save up to 4% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 24 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 Airport to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport from $1,646 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $1,712 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Melbourne Airport to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport 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.

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

February is one of the best times of the year to fly to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport from Melbourne Airport. Prices for February average $1,425 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $1,028. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a February flight can save you 44% on your journey compared to booking in February

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

Departing on a Wednesday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 10% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to OR Tambo in November, December 2021

The best prices found for MEL to JNB flights in November, December
12 Dec - 9 Jan
$2,454pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
12 Dec - 9 Jan
$2,717pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
12 Dec - 9 Jan
$2,740pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne

Melbourne to OR Tambo 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to OR Tambo from Melbourne found for next year
12 Dec - 9 Jan
$2,454pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
12 Dec - 9 Jan
$2,717pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
12 Dec - 9 Jan
$2,740pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne

Last-minute flights from Melbourne to OR Tambo

Late deals on return flights to OR Tambo from Melbourne, departing today and this week
8 Dec - 15 Dec
$15,174pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
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2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne

One-way flights to OR Tambo from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to OR Tambo
14:40 - 01:10
Singapore Airlines
1 stop
43h 30m
MEL - JNB
Singapore Airlines
19:40 - 04:40
Qatar Airways
2 stops
42h 00m
MEL - JNB
Qatar Airways
$3,385
Jettzy
17:55 - 05:15
British Airways
2 stops
44h 20m
MEL - JNB
British Airways

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to OR Tambo

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.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne Airport to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport for under $1,300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Qatar Airways for just $1,241, but on average you can expect to pay $1,410.

Are there last-minute flights available from Melbourne Airport to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport for under $15,200?

There are currently 1+ open flights from Melbourne Airport to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport within the next 7 days for less than $15,200.

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

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

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Melbourne Airport to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport round-trip from $1,241. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are Etihad Airways, from $1,248, and Singapore Airlines, from $1,353. Users have found that Qatar Airways is 12% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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

$1,660 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Singapore Airlines. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Qatar Airways and Malaysia Airlines, with prices starting from $2,148 and $2,216, respectively.

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

The cheapest flight price from Melbourne Airport to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport is $861. On average you can expect to pay $2,138. The most popular route, (Melbourne - Johannesburg OR Tambo), can usually be booked for $1,241.

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

Before booking your flight from Melbourne Airport to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, check out the most popular airlines for this route: Cathay Pacific, Emirates or Etihad Airways.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for OR Tambo (JNB)

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

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

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

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.

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 OR Tambo?

Returning to Melbourne from Johannesburg OR Tambo

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.

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Destination information for OR Tambo

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Melbourne to OR Tambo.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = R11.53
Average temperature for November in OR Tambo
26.0 °C
Avg rainfall for November in OR Tambo
99.0 mm

Airports servicing Melbourne

Airports servicing Johannesburg

Top 8 airlines flying from Melbourne to Johannesburg OR Tambo

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Melbourne to OR Tambo 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
$928 $1,184 No cancel fee 68%
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Etihad Airways
$977 $1,433 No cancel fee 75%
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Singapore Airlines
$1,030 $1,519 No cancel fee 81%
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Qantas Airways
$1,066 $1,638 No cancel fee 74%
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South African
$1,108 $1,744 No cancel fee 78%
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Emirates
$1,138 $1,706 No cancel fee 75%
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Cathay Pacific
$1,154 $1,574 No cancel fee 72%
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Virgin Australia
$1,313 $1,771 No cancel fee 80%
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