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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 to South Africa?

Users have found that booking a flight from Melbourne to South Africa at least 61 days early can save you up to 18% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 61 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Melbourne to South Africa for as little as $1,547 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $1,750 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

Our data shows that February tends to be the cheapest month to fly to South Africa from Melbourne. Users have commonly found prices around $1,369 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $973. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to South Africa in April, May 2021

The best prices found for MEL to South Africa flights in April, May
11 May - 31 Dec
$1,584pp
MEL
Melbourne
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
11 May - 31 Dec
$1,870pp
MEL
Melbourne
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
11 May - 31 Dec
$2,049pp
MEL
Melbourne
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne

Melbourne to South Africa 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Africa from Melbourne found for this year
18 Nov - 21 Nov
$1,221pp
MEL
Melbourne
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
11 May - 31 Dec
$1,584pp
MEL
Melbourne
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
17 Nov - 21 Nov
$1,660pp
MEL
Melbourne
Cathay Pacific
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Cathay Pacific
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne

One-way flights to South Africa from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to South Africa
19:35 - 02:10
Singapore Airlines
1 stop
38h 35m
MEL - JNB
Singapore Airlines
$1,057
mytrip.com
17:45 - 02:10
Singapore Airlines
1 stop
40h 25m
MEL - JNB
Singapore Airlines
17:15 - 16:35
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
31h 20m
MEL - JNB
Multiple Airlines
$1,302
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Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to South Africa

Can I find flights from Melbourne to South Africa for under $1,706 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to South Africa for under $1,706. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Etihad Airways for just $1,584, but on average you can expect to pay $3,600.

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.

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.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne to South Africa for under $1,574 on Cheapflights?

There are no direct flights from Melbourne to South Africa, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

How popular is this flight route?

Within the past month, 1,549 users have taken a look at flights from Melbourne to South Africa.

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

Cathay Pacific, Emirates and Etihad Airways are the most popular airlines when flying from Melbourne to South Africa.

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

Most travellers choose Melbourne - Durban King Shaka Intl, Melbourne - Johannesburg OR Tambo or Melbourne - Cape Town Intl when deciding on the best route from Melbourne to South Africa.

What are the cheapest flights from Melbourne to South Africa?

On average you can expect to pay $2,975 for a flight from Melbourne to South Africa. The cheapest flight overall is $614 while the most popular route, (Melbourne - Durban King Shaka Intl) is currently priced at $8,137.

How long does is the flight from Melbourne to South Africa?

For as low as $1,870, Qatar Airways can have you in South Africa from Melbourne in 24h. Both multi-stop and direct flights can be found to your destination and back.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from Melbourne to South Africa return?

Our cheapest airline available from Melbourne to South Africa is Etihad Airways. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $1,584 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are Qatar Airways and Singapore Airlines, starting at $1,870 and $6,931 round-trip.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Singapore Airlines. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $1,057.

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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Airports servicing Melbourne

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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
$663 $998 No cancel fee 68%
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Singapore Airlines
$735 $1,145 No cancel fee 81%
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Qantas Airways
$761 $1,169 No cancel fee 74%
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Etihad Airways
$698 $1,177 No cancel fee 75%
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South African
$791 $1,260 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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Emirates
$813 $1,309 No cancel fee 75%
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Cathay Pacific
$824 $1,370 No cancel fee 72%
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