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Find cheap flights from Cape Town to Melbourne from R10 717

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight from Cape Town to Melbourne departing on 28/11. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap flight deals from Cape Town to Melbourne (CPT-MEL)

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from Cape Town to Melbourne that are departing in the next months. While these flights were available on KAYAK in the last 72 hours, prices and availability are subject to change and deals may expire.
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13:00 - 5:55CPT-MEL
32h 55m2 stops
14:25 - 10:50MEL-CPT
52h 25m2 stops
R20 985Cathay Pacific
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Thu, Aug 8 - Thu, Aug 22
18:25 - 18:25CPT-MEL
39h 00m1 stop
16:00 - 10:30MEL-CPT
27h 30m1 stop
R26 568Qatar Airways
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Sun, Dec 1 - Sun, Jan 12
18:25 - 6:25CPT-MEL
27h 00m1 stop
3:25 - 16:45MEL-CPT
46h 20m2 stops
R27 181Emirates
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Sun, Dec 1 - Sat, Jan 11
18:25 - 20:35CPT-MEL
41h 10m2 stops
3:25 - 16:45MEL-CPT
46h 20m2 stops
R27 289Emirates
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Sun, Dec 1 - Sat, Jan 11
8:30 - 5:50CPT-MEL
36h 20m2 stops
21:40 - 6:30MEL-CPT
41h 50m2 stops
R28 208Air France
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Sun, Dec 1 - Sun, Jan 12
0:35 - 7:50CPT-MEL
46h 15m2 stops
21:40 - 6:30MEL-CPT
41h 50m2 stops
R28 676
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Sat, Nov 30 - Sun, Jan 12
13:30 - 10:10CPT-MEL
35h 40m3 stops
3:25 - 11:40MEL-CPT
41h 15m2 stops
R28 856
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Sun, Dec 1 - Sat, Jan 11
0:35 - 7:50CPT-MEL
46h 15m2 stops
21:40 - 6:30MEL-CPT
41h 50m2 stops
R29 378Air France
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Sat, Nov 30 - Sun, Jan 12
10:40 - 22:05CPT-MEL
27h 25m3 stops
7:15 - 9:25MEL-CPT
34h 10m2 stops
R31 720Singapore Airlines
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Thu, Aug 8 - Thu, Aug 22
10:40 - 23:55CPT-MEL
28h 15m3 stops
20:00 - 9:25MEL-CPT
46h 25m3 stops
R31 900Singapore Airlines
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Sun, Dec 1 - Sun, Jan 12

Flights from Cape Town to Melbourne - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from Cape Town to Melbourne to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Cape Town to Melbourne?

The average price of all flights from Cape Town to Melbourne Airport clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
If your flying dates are flexible, you should consider flying to Melbourne on a Sunday, as we generally find the cheapest rates on that day for this route. On the other hand, Saturday is the most expensive day to fly from Cape Town to Melbourne. For your return ticket, we recommend flying on a Thursday and avoiding Sundays for the best deals.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Cape Town to Melbourne Airport?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Cape Town to Melbourne Airport, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the median of all values for each month.
The cheapest month for flights from Cape Town to Melbourne Airport is March, where tickets cost R21 039 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are January and December, where the average cost of tickets is R25 236 and R24 857 respectively.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Cape Town to Melbourne Airport?

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Cape Town to Melbourne Airport, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the average of all the values for each month.
To get a below average price on the flight from Cape Town to Melbourne Airport, you should book around 2 days before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 84 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Cape Town to Melbourne?

The cheapest price for the route for each airline clicked by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets to Melbourne from Cape Town were found on Qatar Airways (R11 852) and Cathay Pacific (R11 996), and the lowest return tickets were found on Cathay Pacific (R20 985) and Qatar Airways (R26 568).

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May

High season

December

Cheapest flight

R10 717
Best time to beat the crowds (8% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly (7% more expensive on average)
Flight from Cape Town to Melbourne

When to book flights from Cape Town to Melbourne

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Cape Town to Melbourne based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
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FAQs for booking Cape Town to Melbourne flights

  • What is the cheapest flight from Cape Town to Melbourne Airport?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Cape Town to Melbourne Airport was R595 for a one-way ticket and R1 165 for a return.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from Cape Town to Melbourne?

    We unfortunately don’t have that data for this specific route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Cape Town to Melbourne?

    oneworld, SkyTeam, and Star Alliance are the airline alliances operating flights between Cape Town and Melbourne, with SkyTeam being the most commonly used for this route.

  • Which is the best airline for flights from Cape Town to Melbourne, Qatar Airways or Emirates?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Cape Town to Melbourne are Qatar Airways and Emirates. With an average price for the route of R21 129 and an overall rating of 7,6, Qatar Airways is the most popular choice. Emirates is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of R24 304 and an overall rating of 8,1.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from Cape Town to Melbourne?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Cape Town to Melbourne.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from Cape Town to Melbourne?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Melbourne from Cape Town is likely to change within 7 days, so travellers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from Cape Town to Melbourne?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional return ticket. You could then fly to Melbourne with an airline and back to Cape Town with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Cape Town to Melbourne?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Melbourne from Cape Town up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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Top 5 airlines serving from Cape Town to Melbourne

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from Cape Town to Melbourne. Airline scores are aggregated from all reviews left by passengers on KAYAK after flying with an airline. KAYAK doesn’t show reviews that are older than 5 years. Learn how KAYAK collects reviews.
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Singapore AirlinesOverall score based on 1400 reviews
8,7Crew
8,1Comfort
7,8Food
8,4Boarding
8,1Entertainment
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Leg room and flight sound insulation is very bad. They broke 3 of my bags with bad handling

8,0 ExcellentAnonymous, Jun 2024SFO - SIN
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Leg room and flight sound insulation is very bad. They broke 3 of my bags with bad handling

Crews were great but food not much selection just all tailored for Asian passengers.

Good flight. Fiod was ready a bit late hence a hurry to finish before landing. Excellent crew and service

Good flight. The food was served a bit late, hence a hurry to finish before landing. Excellent crew and service

Great to have actual hot tastey meal on a flight. Well done

I commend the flight attendants on our SFO-SIN flight who went above and beyond to provide us with extra snacks and food. This type of service makes the flight experience personal and awesome.

I requested an aisle seat and got a middle seat The flight gate was changed and the flight was delayed

Wonderful service, planes and interior in great condition, very pleasant experience

Every thing was fine. Some ild classical Hindi movies should be add

They were able to assist my elderly father and myself after not being able to check in to scoot. The counter service was phenomenal. They did what they could to get us on the next plane so we could catch our Connecting flight. Scoot closed early on us so we ended up missing our flight.

The internet connection did was not functioning as per normal.

Always my favourite airline. On time, lovely staff, clean comfortable seats. Well done

My last few flights with Emirates have always been delayed at least a half an hour. When my layover is only an hour and a half to two hours, 30 minutes makes a big difference. I’m going to check out other airlines.

I see I gave my review for this flight on my flight Zürich to Dubai rather than Dubai to Singapore.

Same problem with very poor food. Gluten free options can taste great, there is not reason to be give suboptimal meals in this situation.

I am going to be just factual, not bad mouthing nor complaining, but this was my experience. With 3 pieces of luggage, I was told the flight from Mumbai to Dubai was cancelled due to flood. This was told not by the airport board which still showed the regular time of departure, but general stuff at the airport. No Emirates stuff around to direct the transfer passengers of the cancelled flights. By the departure counters with crowds of people, one by one, angry, frustrated, urgent conversations were going on. No announcement were made, no postings being seen, just private conversations. I still have 5+ hours of layover, so I let more urgent people settled first. However, the fact that no communication of when, what and where I should go was very unsettling. Basically no time limit waiting means, no meal, no sleep, no step away, no planning, no change plan, no telling of the family what to do. Nobody was able to tell you anything but asked you to wait, no chair, no space, no facility to freshen up. That went on for 10+ (from 5) hour without warnings and accurate communications. Email received from Emirates asked me not to go to Dubai at all, or boarding at the time that was passed. In other words, communication were very untimely, after the fact. That created more confusion instead. After changing several of boarding time, we were given the gate # and a boarding pass. However, the boarding pass still have the original time of boarding, so again, not knowing walking 30 min in the airport to the gate would make you late or not, therefore, still dare not to eat a meal. The flight arriving to Dubai was uneventful and I gave a 4/5 rating. I just thought the layover at Dubai would just cut short from 8+ hours to 2+ hours. At Dubai airport, I saw people sleeping on cardboard, knowing, these people got stranded but they dared to sleep because they know when to board and I didn't. Or these kind of delay are just so normal that people know what to do to pass time. Then the worst service and crazy thing happened. The boarding time on board for LA and at gate A9 was clearly 8:50AM. At 8:40, surprised by not having any boarding activities, then one single staff showed up and said to a few passengers that the boarding would be delayed without a time frame. Since only a few people know, I asked another Emirates staff at another counter, who simply said basically non of his business. I was shocked with that indifferent attitude. Yet every boards I saw show the same boarding time. What kind of system failure was that to prepare delay situation! How confusing and unnecessary chaos and anger that provoke. That poor staff had to repeat himself so many times, answered questions that he had no power nor information to provide nor solved. One an only one stuff to show up for 10 min, leaving the counter non-staff with board showing 8:50AM boarding. This was purely irresponsible from top to bottom of the entire airline operation staff. What kind of leader in a service industry would allow this to happen to their customers. Without explanation, after changing 3 times the boarding times, again, means you should not go to eat a full meal, because, when you found a mob at the gate. People who were stranded for 2 days were afraid of not getting a seat with a full plane. That would not be happening if the airline provide adequate guidance to each person, instead of just having 4 staff yelling at the gate at the same time to "control" the crowd, threatening no boarding and delay boarding. Finally, I was on board, hungry and tired, not sleep for 36 hours. I was denied with a snack of fruit. By the time meal was served, it was an hour later. Half way of the trip, I felt sleep in fetus position and did not want to move, happy I finally could have some shut eyes time. However, when I got up to the bathroom, I felt very light headed. Having sleep deprived, constipated for 3 days, dehydrated, I knew it could happen since my blood pressure usually was low closed to 90/60. Any lower then that, I could have syncope. Sure enough, I was on the floor just 10 feet from my seat and 5 feet to the bathroom. However, nobody called for help. I asked for warm water and juice to hydrate, came only with cold and icy drinks which I wouldn't take. I asked for blankets, one was given. Yet my shivering, needs to cover my head and multiple requests did not hasten to take the two blankets that are at my seat 10 feet away. I waited 10 min for that. While 2-3 staff surrounded me, nobody did the vitals until after 15 min, just the spirometer only of which did not work due to my cold fingers. The first reading was 86 and oxygen was suggested. But another supervising personnel came, fussed over another reading, ignoring my comfort and needs. Seemingly the reading of spirometer was the priority. By then, no oxygen needed. I had this fainting experience before, and I knew how to help myself. However, I was not being listened to but to be told this and that. Finally, I got better and returned to seat. One kind flight attendant said she would check back with me in 15 min. She did not come back. I felt asleep in that fetus position again and this time I woke up with a bad cramp at my left leg. Yet I needed to go to bathroom, the cramp was too bad to walk. So I stepped back to seat. When I tried again the second time, the other front leg got cramp. This time I dare not move but massaged myself. For all these 5-10 min, I called for attention. Attendants passed me by because they were carried with heavy load of blankets and stuff. Nobody answered the light. Then came landing and off board. I was asked by two attendants how I felt. I smiled and said "fine".

The customer service was very poor. I didn’t get any accommodations for my cancelled flight. I was without any sleep for 36 hours.

My Experience was ok. But the gentleman next to me vaped the whole flight and the attendants did nothing, whether they were aware, I’m not sure.

No entertainment u less you pay. Wish there were some free movies

The experience was not as pleasant returning as leaving. Went through clearance twice, crew was not as customer focused.

There is very little in the title" Premium" in the Economy experience with Cathay, Melbourne to Hong Kong. The seats are uncomfortable and the cabin with outdated 1990's decor and trim. The food service was sloppy and the leg room providing little to no advantage over regular economy seating. Infact, the Sunday flight was not fill occupancy and I would have done better saving the significant additional costs for the PREMIUM ticket and taken advantage of the seating. If you are a regular premium economy traveler of EMIRATES expecting the same experience on CATHAY, you will be disappointed. Emirates far superior.

My biggest complaint is the comfort and no good movies to choose from. My headphones didn't work either. 😔

The first economy rows have remote space in the seat which eats in the seating space. The seats are also smaller compared to other airlines.

The overall flight went well and the aircrew was pleasant.

The flight crew was exceptionally good. Personal needs were well met. The food choices were very nice.

Excellent. Planes are a little older and could get some refurbishment, but besides that everything was excellent.

Not good. Flight was purchased for my father who needed medical assistance to board and transfer due to a heart condition. No one at Hong Kong from Cathay was there to assist and he barely made the connection. When I talked to him he could barely breath and was not sure he was going to make it. Really poor service even though the ticket stated he needed a wheelchair assistance.

The boarding experience was as expected and went well. The plane's economy seating plan is not designed for a positive customer experience but rather for company profit. When the passenger in front of me reclined, the distance from the screen to my face was the span of my hand (thumb tip to pinky fingertip). There is no such thing as personal space in this setting. This results in the domino effect, for when I recline the person in back of me reclines and so it goes. This is not to say that reclining is the answer as the experience is not increased, but simply managed.

While I was in great pain, the seat was sufficiently comfortable to allow me to rest and not be in so much pain.

Very poor check-in experience, and flight meal service was very disappointing with no drinks service or hot meal.

As gold member there is no priority checkin. Meaning you either have to board with your zone or last with business class pax. As economy pax all the baggage bays are filled by the time you arrive

It was good no problems made it on time for the next flight overseas!

they give hard time at checking, they not allow computer bag or purse

Excellent will be flying again in May with Qatar. to Botswana.

Other than low space, which is the problem with all airlines for economy class, the flight was excellent.

Boarding delayed, no communication. I left the lounge, and heard a final call, boarding started after a 30 minutes.

Very very poor service. Authorities must take action against this airline immediately. Total failure to follow the rules and regulations of an international airline

The boarding process was unpleasant. We had hardly any checked baggage, but they insisted on weighing the cabin baggage. While the weight of our cabin bag was well within limit, it seemed petty! The food was pretty disgusting. I had such awful food on the way over, that I brought some snacks of my own for the flight back. Glad I did. Qatar was consistent in that food was just as terrible on the way back as it was on the way over. The flight attendants were super-nice, though. If I had an option I would not take Qatar Airways again.

The plane from Dublin to Doha was quite comfortable. I was in economy and the seats and rows were very tight. The man in front of me reclined his seat and it made my screen incredibly close to my face and I wasn’t able to take my tray down and my knees were pressed against the seat. I had to ask three times for him to pull his seat up but in his defence he hadn’t even reclined it far, the rows were just too close. I had a pain in my side by the end of the flight from the chairs which were quite worn and not very padded or supportive. It was a significantly inferior plane to the plane from Doha to Sydney and vice versa.

The overall experience for the price we paid was mediocre. Nothing outstanding! Check in process was standard. Flight attendants could have been more well mannered. I found it rude when the attendant nudged me with the snack box to grab my attention when not looking. She could have said ,’excuse me’ instead. My son’s in flight entertainment was not working. The food was not great either. The snack options were not so great with kids in mind. Overall, might not travel qatar again.

Bathrooms were absolutely atrocious. Absolutely third world. Unusable. From non-flushing toilets to poor maintenance - missing toilet paper, dirty with mess, etc. Horrifying. Does Ethiopian Airways expect customers to clean the bathroom before use. For sure inconsiderate passengers don't do anything to clear/clean after use.

It might have nothing to do with the airline but the only problem was the long waiting for baggage claim at Entebbe

My entertainment screen wasn't working and they couldn't fix it.

I was a good, but long trip. The airline did a good job. I would use them again.

Choice of Vegetarian Food in Economy class needs overhaul improvement

The crew were extremely unfriendly. The plane was dirty and the entertainment system did not work, so they did not even give out earphones to anyone.

The flight was one hour late. The food is mediocre and the screen was broken

It is just ok, the sits are very uncomfortable, the temperature too low and there weren’t blankets. The food is mediocre and there are no screens to watch movies.

Seat in front of my wife was broken so it reclined further than normal and without having to push the recline button so my wife had absolutely no room the entire 17 hour flight. My seat was broken and wouldn't recline at all. Also.. my tray table was sticky and dirty right away before I even used it. Also...the floor in the back of the plane from our row of seats on back was totally soaked and both times we landed water came rushing out of the food/servant area like a flood onto the same already wet carpet. It got everything wet that was placed around our feet...including our shoes and socks.

On my return flight the TV did not work the entire flight! They knew it wasn’t working but they let me sit there. The guy sitting nièce to me told me he was ok the previous flight and it wasn’t working. This is business class by the way!

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from Cape Town to Melbourne found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
28/11Thu
2 stops
38h 15mCPT-MEL
R10 717
28/11Thu
3 stops
45h 20mCPT-MEL
R11 672
10/8Sat
2 stops
42h 50mCPT-MEL
R11 762
28/11Thu
1 stopQatar Airways
25h 30mCPT-MEL
R11 852
19/9Thu
2 stopsCathay Pacific
49h 15mCPT-MEL
R11 996
19/9Thu
1 stopQatar Airways
43h 45mCPT-MEL
R12 573
27/11Wed
2 stopsKLM
46h 15mCPT-MEL
R18 319
20/9Fri
1 stopEmirates
24h 45mCPT-MEL
R19 345
10/8Sat
3 stopsEmirates
50h 15mCPT-MEL
R20 084
27/11Wed
3 stopsKLM
46h 45mCPT-MEL
R34 746

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Cape Town (CPT)South Africa

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