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Cheap flights from Melbourne to OR Tambo

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The best prices from Melbourne to 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
$1,127 - $1,897
JNB
Temperature
18 - 26 °C
JNB
Rainfall
4 - 151 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

$1,127

From Melbourne to OR Tambo

One-way from

$967

One-way flight from Melbourne to OR Tambo

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 OR Tambo?

Wednesday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 10%.

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

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 61 days in advance to save up to 18% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 61 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Melbourne to OR Tambo 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $1,520, or $1,720 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

Flights from Melbourne to OR Tambo lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Melbourne to OR Tambo in February, with the cheapest ticket starting at $957.

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

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Melbourne to OR Tambo is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the evening tend to be the most expensive. A flight at midday could potentially save you up to 17% on airfare.

Melbourne to OR Tambo 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to OR Tambo from Melbourne found for this year
16 Nov - 19 Nov
$1,257pp
MEL
Melbourne
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
16 Nov - 19 Nov
$1,261pp
MEL
Melbourne
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
16 Nov - 19 Nov
$1,265pp
MEL
Melbourne
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne

One-way flights to OR Tambo from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to OR Tambo
18:55 - 10:55
Qatar Airways
1 stop
24h 00m
MEL - JNB
Qatar Airways
$968
Travel2Be
17:25 - 12:20
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
26h 55m
MEL - JNB
Multiple Airlines
$1,144
Travel2Be
19:30 - 05:50
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
42h 20m
MEL - JNB
Multiple Airlines
$1,179
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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

How popular is this flight route?

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

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.

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.

Does it rain more in Melbourne or Johannesburg?

When travelling, it's generally smart to pack in preparation for rain or any other conditions that may arise. The rainfall in Melbourne is roughly similar to Johannesburg. You can assume this to be the case over the next 13 days.

Is Melbourne weather warmer or cooler than Johannesburg?

You can imagine temperatures to be in the 26 °C range in January. The weather in Johannesburg is generally the same as Melbourne's. As flight availability is subject to become more limited as peak season approaches it is ideal to book in a timely manner.

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

$968 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Qatar Airways.

Alternative routes for Melbourne to OR Tambo

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

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 = R10.95
Average temperature for May in OR Tambo
20.0 °C
Avg rainfall for May in OR Tambo
25.0 mm

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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.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Qatar Airways
$663 $846 No cancel fee 68%
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Etihad Airways
$698 $1,023 No cancel fee 75%
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Singapore Airlines
$735 $1,084 No cancel fee 81%
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Cathay Pacific
$824 $1,124 No cancel fee 72%
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Qantas Airways
$761 $1,169 No cancel fee 74%
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Emirates
$813 $1,218 No cancel fee 75%
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South African
$791 $1,245 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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Virgin Australia
$937 $1,264 No cancel fee 80%
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