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

How to find the cheapest flight from Melbourne to OR Tambo

All the information you need to plan the best ME1 to JNB flight in 2021: compare Melbourne to OR Tambo flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in OR Tambo.

ME1 - 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

$1,188

Average for round-trip flights in October 2021

Round-trip from

$1,167

From Melbourne to Johannesburg OR Tambo

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

Flights from Melbourne to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport are generally found to be more expensive on Friday. 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 OR Tambo Airport.

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

Find a great deal and save up to 4% by booking at least 24 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Melbourne to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $1,569.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, February can be a great choice for travel to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport. Flights to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport from Melbourne in February are about $1,359 on average during February, but can be found for as low as $980.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport (ME1 - JNB)?

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

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

The best prices found for Melbourne to JNB flights in October, November
21 Nov. - 12 Dec.
MEL

Melbourne

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

25h 40m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

25h 20m
$1,540

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 25/10/21

22 Nov. - 12 Dec.
MEL

Melbourne

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

43h 30m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

19h 55m
$1,570

Singapore Airlines

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Deal found 25/10/21

29 Oct. - 31 Oct.
MEL

Melbourne

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

45h 40m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

41h 55m
$1,577

Emirates

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Deal found 24/10/21

Melbourne to OR Tambo 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to OR Tambo from Melbourne found for this year
21 Nov. - 12 Dec.
MEL

Melbourne

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

25h 40m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

25h 20m
$1,540

Qatar Airways

View Deal

Deal found 25/10/21

22 Nov. - 12 Dec.
MEL

Melbourne

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

43h 30m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

19h 55m
$1,570

Singapore Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 25/10/21

29 Oct. - 31 Oct.
MEL

Melbourne

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

45h 40m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

41h 55m
$1,577

Emirates

View Deal

Deal found 24/10/21

One-way flights to Johannesburg OR Tambo from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to OR Tambo
3 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

25h 35m
$1,024

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 25/10/21

3 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

25h 35m
$1,026

Qatar Airways

View Deal

Deal found 25/10/21

11 Jan.
MEL

Melbourne

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

43h 45m
$1,091

Qatar Airways

View Deal

Deal found 24/10/21

Related info for your journey

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

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.

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.

Can I find flights from Melbourne to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport for under $1,200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport for under $1,200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $1,194, but on average you can expect to pay $1,438.

How popular is this Melbourne 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 to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport return?

Currently priced at $1,457, Etihad Airways will fly you from Melbourne to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport and back. In addition to Etihad Airways, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from Singapore Airlines and Qatar Airways - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $1,565 and $1,594, respectively.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $1,024 on Qatar Airways. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Singapore Airlines from $1,128 and Malaysia Airlines from $1,142 one-way.

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

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

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

While on average a flight from Melbourne to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport is generally $3,027, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $624. When looking at the most popular route, (Melbourne - Johannesburg OR Tambo), you can expect to pay $1,194 for that flight.

Other flights to OR Tambo

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

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.


Can I fly back to Melbourne from Johannesburg 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.

Top 8 airlines flying from Melbourne to 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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Qatar Airways
Cheapest$885
Average$1,129
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time68%
COVID-19 safety
Etihad Airways
Cheapest$932
Average$1,366
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety
Singapore Airlines
Cheapest$982
Average$1,448
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time81%
COVID-19 safety
Qantas Airways
Cheapest$1,016
Average$1,561
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
South African
Cheapest$1,056
Average$1,662
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time78%
COVID-19 safety
Emirates
Cheapest$1,085
Average$1,626
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety
Cathay Pacific
Cheapest$1,100
Average$1,501
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time72%
COVID-19 safety
Virgin Australia
Cheapest$1,252
Average$1,688
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time80%
COVID-19 safety