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Cheap flights from Melbourne to South Africa

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Melbourne (MEL) to South Africa

All the information you need to plan the best MEL to JNB flight in 2021: compare Melbourne to South Africa flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in South Africa.
How far in advance should I book a flight from Melbourne Airport to South Africa?

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 24 days in advance to save up to 4% 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 24 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 Airport to South Africa 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $1,582, or $1,645 for flights within the next 24 hours.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne Airport to South Africa (MEL - ZA)?

When flying from Melbourne Airport to South Africa, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Melbourne Airport to South Africa?

Our data shows that February tends to be the cheapest month to fly to South Africa from Melbourne Airport. Users have commonly found prices around $1,370 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $988. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to South Africa in October, November 2021

The best prices found for MEL to South Africa flights in October, November
19 Nov - 27 Nov
$2,305pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
19 Nov - 27 Nov
$2,965pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
18 Nov - 27 Nov
$3,822pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne

Melbourne to South Africa 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Africa from Melbourne found for this year
24 Dec - 2 Feb
$2,022pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
29 Dec - 15 Jan
$2,112pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
24 Dec - 2 Feb
$2,169pp
MEL
Melbourne
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne

One-way flights to South Africa from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to South Africa
18:30 - 12:35
Emirates
1 stop
27h 05m
MEL - JNB
Emirates
$1,030
mytrip.com
17:45 - 02:05
Egypt Air
2 stops
41h 20m
MEL - JNB
Egypt Air
$1,341
FlyFar
19:35 - 01:10
Singapore Airlines
1 stop
38h 35m
MEL - JNB
Singapore Airlines

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Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to South Africa

Which airlines flying from Melbourne to South Africa have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like South African, Singapore Airlines, and Etihad Airways flying from Melbourne to South Africa have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

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

Etihad Airways is one of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. New policies for travellers booking flights from Melbourne to South Africa 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 Melbourne Airport to South Africa for under $1,200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne Airport to South Africa for under $1,200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $1,143, but on average you can expect to pay $1,405.

How popular is this Melbourne Airport to South Africa flight route?

Within the past month, 3,622 users have taken a look at flights from Melbourne to South Africa.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Melbourne Airport to South Africa one-way?

$1,030 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Emirates. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Singapore Airlines and Malaysia Airlines, with prices starting from $1,089 and $1,211, respectively.

What are the most popular routes from Melbourne Airport to South Africa?

The most popular route from Melbourne Airport to South Africa is Melbourne - Johannesburg OR Tambo. You may also consider Melbourne - Cape Town Intl or Melbourne - Durban King Shaka Intl.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Melbourne Airport to South Africa?

The most popular airlines flying from Melbourne Airport to South Africa are Cathay Pacific, Emirates and Etihad Airways. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the cheapest flights from Melbourne Airport to South Africa?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Melbourne Airport to South Africa? While on average our users pay $3,052, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $629. The most popular route (Melbourne - Johannesburg OR Tambo), is priced around $1,172.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for South Africa

Do I need a COVID test to fly to South Africa from Melbourne?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Melbourne to South Africa

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

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Melbourne are not required to quarantine after entering South Africa.

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 South Africa?

Returning to Melbourne from South Africa

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering Melbourne.

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Destination points for flights from Melbourne to South Africa

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Destination information for South Africa

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Melbourne to South Africa.
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Top 8 airlines flying from Melbourne to South Africa

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Melbourne to South Africa 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
$892 $1,344 No cancel fee 68%
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Etihad Airways
$939 $1,584 No cancel fee 75%
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Singapore Airlines
$989 $1,542 No cancel fee 81%
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Qantas Airways
$1,024 $1,574 No cancel fee 74%
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South African
$1,065 $1,697 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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Emirates
$1,094 $1,762 No cancel fee 75%
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Cathay Pacific
$1,109 $1,844 No cancel fee 72%
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Virgin Australia
$1,262 $1,702 No cancel fee 80%
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