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Cheap flights from Melbourne to South Africa from $1,013

This is the cheapest one-way flight price, found on 29/11. Prices may vary by date and flight preferences.
MEL — JNB
5 Dec — 12 Dec1
1 adult
Tue 5/12
Tue 12/12

How far in advance should I book a flight from Melbourne to South Africa?

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 26 days in advance to save up to 14% 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 26 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 South Africa 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $2,063, or $2,247 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

Our data shows that October tends to be the cheapest month to fly to South Africa from Melbourne. Users have commonly found prices around $2,225 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $1,457. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

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

When flying from Melbourne 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.

Cheap Emirates flights from Melbourne to South Africa

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by Emirates for the route between Melbourne and South Africa. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 716,436 searches. Data last updated 1 December 2023.
Take a look at some of the lowest-priced Emirates flights heading from Melbourne to South Africa. It's recommended that users confirm their flight details before booking.

Cheap Malaysia Airlines flights from Melbourne to South Africa

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by Malaysia Airlines for the route between Melbourne and South Africa. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 716,436 searches. Data last updated 1 December 2023.
Take a gander at the lowest prices we've found on Malaysia Airlines flights from Melbourne to South Africa. Check back soon if you're not seeing flights that suit your needs.

Cheap Melbourne to South Africa flights in December & January 2023

Find cheap flight options from Melbourne to South Africa specifically for the months of December and January 2023. Explore affordable fares based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 716,436 searches. Prices were last updated on 1 December 2023.
The lowest fares we've come across on flights travelling from Melbourne to South Africa in November and December 2023. Check back in a little while for more flight options.

Melbourne to South Africa 2023 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between Melbourne and South Africa in 2023. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 716,436 searches. Data last updated 1 December 2023.
The lowest fares we've come across on flights travelling from Melbourne to South Africa in November and December 2023. Check back in a little while for more flight options.

Melbourne to South Africa flights leaving soon

Find last-minute flight options from Melbourne to South Africa for spontaneous travel. Discover available flights and compare prices based on user searches. Secure great deals and offers for spontaneous trips with quick booking options. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 716,436 searches. Data last updated 1 December 2023.
Consider one of these great deals we found on last-minute flights from Melbourne to South Africa. It's wise to confirm all flight details are correct before booking.

One-way flights to South Africa from Melbourne

Search for one-way flight options from Melbourne to South Africa. Find affordable one-way fares based on user searches. Compare prices and availability to plan your one-way journey according to your preferred dates and budget. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 716,436 searches. Data last updated 1 December 2023.
If you're seeking multiple options on one-way flights from Melbourne to South Africa, be sure to check out these deals, which are updated often. Those seeking round-trip flights from Melbourne to South Africa should utilise the search form at the top of the page.

Find flights from Melbourne to South Africa within your budget

Customise your flight search to find flights from Melbourne to South Africa that fit within your specific budget. Explore options based on user searches and filter the results based on your desired price range. Find flights that match your budget for a cost-effective journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 716,436 searches. Data last updated 1 December 2023.

Fly from

Any airport

Fly to

Any airport

Budget

$1,338 - $3,057

Route

Depart

Return

Price

MelbourneJohannesburg OR Tambo

MEL - JNB

MELJNB

Melbourne

Thu 15/2

1 stop34h 50m

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Wed 13/3

1 stop24h 45m

$1,338

MelbourneJohannesburg OR Tambo

MEL - JNB

MELJNB

Melbourne

Sun 18/2

1 stop23h 15m

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Sun 10/3

1 stop24h 45m

$1,341

MelbourneJohannesburg OR Tambo

MEL - JNB

MELJNB

Melbourne

Wed 21/2

1 stop43h 50m

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Thu 7/3

1 stop35h 25m

$1,633

MelbourneJohannesburg OR Tambo

MEL - JNB

MELJNB

Melbourne

Thu 14/3

3 stops44h 25m

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Thu 18/4

2 stops30h 30m

$1,641

MelbourneJohannesburg OR Tambo

MEL - JNB

MELJNB

Melbourne

Mon 19/2

1 stop17h 05m

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Tue 12/3

1 stop15h 45m

$1,908

MelbourneJohannesburg OR Tambo

MEL - JNB

MELJNB

Melbourne

Thu 14/3

2 stops31h 45m

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Thu 18/4

1 stop23h 10m

$1,954

MelbourneJohannesburg OR Tambo

MEL - JNB

MELJNB

Melbourne

Mon 19/2

1 stop26h 40m

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Thu 7/3

1 stop24h 25m

$1,965

MelbourneJohannesburg OR Tambo

MEL - JNB

MELJNB

Melbourne

Fri 16/2

2 stops37h 35m

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Sat 9/3

2 stops19h 20m

$2,914

MelbourneJohannesburg OR Tambo

MEL - JNB

MELJNB

Melbourne

Mon 19/2

3 stops45h 10m

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Mon 11/3

2 stops45h 16m

$3,057

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Deals found on 28/11

Reviews of airlines servicing South Africa

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to South Africa. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to South Africa. Reviews last updated 1 December 2023.
Read reviews from past customers who have flown Emirates, Malaysia Airlines and Etihad Airways from Melbourne to South Africa. You can also see how each airline stacks up in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.1
Very Good
341 reviews

Overall

8.1

Boarding

8.2

Food

7.6

Entertainment

8.0

Comfort

8.1

Crew

8.7

Reviews

1 / 10

The seats and leg room not comfortable. Food was mediocre. The staff were very attentive

8.1
Very Good
341 reviews
8.1
Very Good
341 reviews

Overall

8.1

Boarding

8.2

Food

7.6

Entertainment

8.0

Comfort

8.1

Crew

8.7

Reviews

1 / 10

The seats and leg room not comfortable. Food was mediocre. The staff were very attentive

7.9
Good
1,316 reviews
8.1
Very Good
341 reviews

Overall

8.1

Boarding

8.2

Food

7.6

Entertainment

8.0

Comfort

8.1

Crew

8.7

Reviews

1 / 10

The seats and leg room not comfortable. Food was mediocre. The staff were very attentive

7.5
Good
184 reviews
8.1
Very Good
341 reviews

Overall

8.1

Boarding

8.2

Food

7.6

Entertainment

8.0

Comfort

8.1

Crew

8.7

Reviews

1 / 10

The seats and leg room not comfortable. Food was mediocre. The staff were very attentive

7.4
Good
198 reviews
8.1
Very Good
341 reviews

Overall

8.1

Boarding

8.2

Food

7.6

Entertainment

8.0

Comfort

8.1

Crew

8.7

Reviews

1 / 10

The seats and leg room not comfortable. Food was mediocre. The staff were very attentive

7.3
Good
65 reviews
8.1
Very Good
341 reviews

Overall

8.1

Boarding

8.2

Food

7.6

Entertainment

8.0

Comfort

8.1

Crew

8.7

Reviews

1 / 10

The seats and leg room not comfortable. Food was mediocre. The staff were very attentive

Related info for your journey

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Can I find flights from Melbourne to South Africa for under $1,400 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to South Africa for under $1,400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Singapore Airlines for just $1,338, but on average you can expect to pay $1,671.

Are there last-minute flights available from Melbourne to South Africa for under $2,600?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Melbourne to South Africa within the next 7 days for less than $2,600.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Singapore Airlines, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $1,033. However, be on the lookout for offers from Qatar Airways and Qantas Airways, as they are both options that can get you from Melbourne to South Africa for a low price.

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

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

What does MEL to JNB mean?

MEL stands for Melbourne Airport, while JNB stands for Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport. These codes are often called IATA codes, a set of identifiers established by IATA (International Air Transport Association) that is widely used by airlines and the aviation industry. Cape Town Intl Airport (CPT), Durban King Shaka Intl Airport (DUR), Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ), George Airport (GRJ), East London Airport (ELS) are some additional IATA codes for airports related to your trip.

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Top 8 airlines flying from Melbourne to South Africa

Discover the top 8 airlines that operate flights from Melbourne to South Africa. Compare their services, reliability, and customer satisfaction ratings to choose the airline that best suits your travel preferences and needs. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 716,436 searches. Data last updated 1 December 2023.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-time
Cathay PacificCheapest$854Average$2,161FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time72%
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Singapore AirlinesCheapest$1,391Average$2,097FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time81%
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Etihad AirwaysCheapest$1,560Average$1,912FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%
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Virgin AustraliaCheapest$1,602Average$2,910FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time80%
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EmiratesCheapest$1,711Average$2,307FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%
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Qatar AirwaysCheapest$1,729Average$2,723FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time68%
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Qantas AirwaysCheapest$1,823Average$2,702FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%
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Ethiopian AirCheapest$2,033Average$2,365FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time72%
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