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Cape Town Intl to Melbourne flight information

Flights arrive in Melbourne & other airports
Flights depart from Cape Town Intl
Flight price R12 867
Distance 10 304 km
Airlines Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways, Cathay Pacific, Emirates

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expected price decrease
High season:
December
Most popular time to fly
6%
expected price increase
Average price:
R14 736
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
R13 791
or less (return)

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How long does a flight from Cape Town to Melbourne take?
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 29h 40m.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Cape Town to Melbourne?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Qatar Airways (R12 867), Etihad Airways (R13 784) and Cathay Pacific (R15 298).
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Cape Town to Melbourne?
For Cape Town to Melbourne, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from Melbourne back to Cape Town, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Thursday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Cape Town to Melbourne?
When flying out of Cape Town you will be using Cape Town Intl, often referred to as Cape Town Airport. You will be landing at Melbourne & other airports, also known as Melbourne Airport.
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Origin
Cape Town
R12 867
only
R12 867
Destination
Melbourne
R12 867
only
R12 867
Thu, Feb 20
CPT
Cape Town Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
44h 00m
Mon, Feb 24
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CPT
Cape Town Intl
46h 00m
R12 867
Trip: 5 days
8,3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,3 Excellent
Based on 10 153 reviews
Overall
8,3
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
8,2
Crew
8,6
Entertainment
8,3
Food
8,0
AMD
DOH
Okay 5,6

Pros: Just OK

Cons: Airport lounge at Ahmedabad

DOH
PRG
Okay 5,3

Cons: Delayed flight for no apparent reason

DOH
LAX
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Really good

TBS
DOH
Mediocre 2,0

Pros: From Doha to lax my assigned seat was 20K and some Isidore changed it before I arrived to Doha. Then I called in to get another window seat and likely got 29K. When entering the aircraft another moron changed to to 38E. I’m so definitely getting my refund for this customer service/ flight !

Cons: Take a while guess

ORD
DOH
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Very courteous, friendly, professional flight crew and gate crew.

Cons: Nothing to mention...very pleased

Sun, Feb 2
CPT
Cape Town Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
32h 35m
Sun, Feb 16
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CPT
Cape Town Intl
32h 05m
R13 784
Trip: 15 days
7,3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,3 Good
Based on 6 451 reviews
Overall
7,4
Boarding
7,5
Comfort
7,3
Crew
7,7
Entertainment
7,4
Food
7,0
MEL
AUH
Excellent 8,6

Cons: You expect more from business class

IAD
AUH
Good 6,3

Cons: Narrow seats

ICN
AUH
Mediocre 3,6

Pros: Kinda odd flying backwards....

Cons: Onboard entertaiment and food was just awful. UAE's version of Ryanair.

AUH
LHR
Excellent 10,0

Pros: The most impressive service found was the baggage arrival on time despite the short transient time in Abu Dhabi. In most airline this would be missed and will arrive the next flight.

DUB
AUH
Good 6,0

Pros: is nice flay

Cons: they are ok

Mon, Dec 23
CPT
Cape Town Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
39h 55m
Sat, Dec 28
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CPT
Cape Town Intl
48h 50m
R15 298
Trip: 6 days
8,0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,0 Excellent
Based on 6 041 reviews
Overall
8,1
Boarding
8,1
Comfort
7,9
Crew
8,4
Entertainment
8,2
Food
7,7
BKK
HKG
Mediocre 2,0

Cons: Be on time. 3 hours delay

HKG
SIN
Excellent 8,0

Pros: CX759 - Attitude of the flight attendants is very good, it's worthy of appreciation.

Cons: CX650 - I hope that the flight attendant can have a little more smile and patience. Thank you.

HKG
CEB
Mediocre 2,0

Pros: Could not take flight and could not get refunded

Cons: Refund money

JFK
YVR
Excellent 10,0

Cons: Shopping items available.

JFK
YVR
Excellent 8,3

Pros: the crew was professional and efficient on board the plane.

Cons: seat space was tight. it was hard to get comfortable

Wed, Sep 25
CPT
Cape Town Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
32h 20m
Thu, Oct 10
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CPT
Cape Town Intl
27h 30m
R17 874
Trip: 16 days
8,3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,3 Excellent
Based on 14 533 reviews
Overall
8,3
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
8,2
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
8,6
Food
8,1
ATH
EWR
Okay 5,0

Pros: Food was good

Cons: Flight attendants could have been nicer. Seats were not that comfortable.

IAD
DXB
Excellent 9,3

Pros: The seats were spacious and comfortable. Ample room for the long flight.

Cons: Desert option: warm cookies

BAH
DXB
Excellent 10,0

Cons: Solid flight. Emirates always delivers. Nice snack meal on 60 minute flight.

KHI
DXB
Okay 5,6

Pros: The crew in this sector is ALWAYS rude, and the food is substandard.

Cons: Better attitude from the crew, food quality needs improvement (substantial) and cleanliness

FLL
DXB
Excellent 10,0

Pros: No complaints. Right from the airport staff to the crew in the plane all of them were amazing

Cons: Keep doing what you are doing.

Thu, Feb 20
CPT
Cape Town Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
44h 00m
Sun, Feb 23
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CPT
Cape Town Intl
31h 20m
R13 231
Trip: 4 days
8,3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,3 Excellent
Based on 10 153 reviews
Overall
8,3
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
8,2
Crew
8,6
Entertainment
8,3
Food
8,0
BOM
DOH
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Everything.

DOH
JFK
Good 6,0

Pros: Crew is good. Flight got delayed

Cons: Food is good.

DPS
DOH
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Great crew!!!

Cons: Nothing

BKK
DOH
Excellent 9,3

Pros: Very friendly crew, good space in my seat, kept the plane dark and quiet for the overnight flight

DOH
ORD
Excellent 9,0

Pros: Yes

Cons: Very happy on Doha to ORD

Tue, Oct 22
CPT
Cape Town Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
29h 40m
Tue, Dec 10
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CPT
Cape Town Intl
37h 20m
R13 988
Trip: 50 days
7,3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,3 Good
Based on 6 451 reviews
Overall
7,4
Boarding
7,5
Comfort
7,3
Crew
7,7
Entertainment
7,4
Food
7,0
DMM
AUH
Okay 5,0

Cons: More comfortable seats.

MNL
AUH
Excellent 8,3

Pros: Overall satisfied..

MAA
AUH
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Food varieties are not that good

Cons: Make the food quality, quantity and varieties to be improved

AUH
BNE
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Efficient airline, friendly staff.

Cons: Can't blame the airline but getting through terminals is time consuming in Abu Dhabi. Seats are small and hard but I felt excellent value for money.

IAD
AUH
Okay 5,6

Cons: Checking was slow at IAD and flight got delayed in Abu Dhabi and there was not good communication on delay.

Tue, Dec 24
CPT
Cape Town Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
44h 00m
Sun, Dec 29
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CPT
Cape Town Intl
46h 00m
R14 250
Trip: 6 days
8,3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,3 Excellent
Based on 10 153 reviews
Overall
8,3
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
8,2
Crew
8,6
Entertainment
8,3
Food
8,0
DOH
ORD
Excellent 9,0

Pros: Yes

Cons: Very happy on Doha to ORD

KWI
DOH
Excellent 10,0

Cons: Best flight ever and I recommend to have it again in the future

DOH
PHL
Excellent 8,0

Cons: Under 2 babies did not get enough milk They should have baby food items cereals, crackers or baby foods options

DPS
DOH
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Great crew!!!

Cons: Nothing

JFK
DOH
Excellent 9,6

Cons: Better vegetarian food

Tue, Dec 24
CPT
Cape Town Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
44h 55m
Sat, Dec 28
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CPT
Cape Town Intl
48h 50m
R15 705
Trip: 5 days
8,0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,0 Excellent
Based on 6 041 reviews
Overall
8,1
Boarding
8,1
Comfort
7,9
Crew
8,4
Entertainment
8,2
Food
7,7
YVR
HKG
Good 6,0

Pros: Food and entertainment was great

Cons: Dirty bathrooms, cramped seats, and still can't believe they still load the front of the plane first... takes forever

JFK
YVR
Good 7,3

Pros: Been flying CX for years and for some reasons this time all the staff members were excellent. From ground to air crew everyone was well informed, nice and helpful. Another surprise was the vegan meal I ordered. Airplane food in general is disgusting, but this time the vegan meal was delicious.

Cons: Flying out from JFK is a nightmare, we had to wait for 40 mins on the runway. Not sure if airlines can actually improve that?

ZRH
HKG
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Beautiful, new plane. Amazing, elegant, classy, patient crew. Lot so of nice customer service touches.

Cons: The food could have been a bit more exciting, but it was solid.

NRT
HKG
Good 6,6

Pros: Nice entertainment on this flight, modern movies and TV programs. The food was good, more than enough to fill you up on a 4.5 hr flight.

Cons: The business class configuration on the 777s operates on this flight is not worth the extra price paid. I found that the level of recline (120 degrees) made my back ache and it just wasn’t comfortable. I’ve flown this flight several times now and this is an issue for me. I’d like to arrive refreshed

JFK
YVR
Okay 4,6

Pros: Nice flight attendants.

Cons: The flight was scheduled to leave at 9:50pm and it didn't take off until midnight. The many delays appeared poorly handled and communicated, and I spent an hour on the runway before takeoff.

Mon, Dec 23
CPT
Cape Town Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
44h 00m
Sun, Dec 29
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CPT
Cape Town Intl
46h 00m
R14 934
Trip: 7 days
8,3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,3 Excellent
Based on 10 153 reviews
Overall
8,3
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
8,2
Crew
8,6
Entertainment
8,3
Food
8,0
BOM
DOH
Excellent 9,6

Cons: The flight was excellent and the service was impeccable. The attention that they gave all the passengers including myself was excellent. Would Recomend to take Qatar from Bombay to Miami

MUC
DOH
Good 7,3

Pros: Plane quite empty so lots of space.

Cons: Service not very attentive, had to repeatedly ask.

JRO
DOH
Mediocre 2,0

Cons: Seats were so close together that when the person in front of me leaned back, my personal screen was inches from my face. Then when it was time to get the seats back up - none moved - they all had to be pulled up by many people.

IAH
DOH
Okay 4,0

Pros: The crew is always very professional.

Cons: The inflight entertainment was down for 2/3 of the people flying. And it was a 14 hour flight... :/

DPS
DOH
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Great crew!!!

Cons: Nothing

Tue, Dec 24
CPT
Cape Town Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
44h 00m
Mon, Dec 30
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CPT
Cape Town Intl
42h 55m
R15 181
Trip: 7 days
8,3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,3 Excellent
Based on 10 153 reviews
Overall
8,3
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
8,2
Crew
8,6
Entertainment
8,3
Food
8,0
PHL
DOH
Mediocre 2,0

Cons: Delay delay delay and i have to stay in hotel

DOH
SYD
Excellent 10,0

Cons: Again very impressed with Qatar Airways service on the board

LGW
DOH
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Crews were excellent. Luggage came out very fast. Flight was very comfortable.

ARN
DOH
Good 6,0

Cons: Crew needs more booster, perhaps? so they can share some smiles and warm gestures like what we experienced during flight from Singapore to Doha. Ability to choose kids' meal 24 hours before flight. we don't know the avail menu, hence we ordered on outbound only, unable to change afterwards.

DOH
BOS
Excellent 8,8

Pros: Staff were helpful, pleasant, and attentive. Really appreciated that due to the length of my layover in Doha, I was given a hotel room - which I hadn't asked for, and which Qatar Airlines personnel told me I might be able to get, and then arranged or me. That's excellent service!

Cons: I wish NO ONE's seat tipped back - space is already tight, and if everyone just stayed in their own space rather than tipping seats aback, everyone would have more room! Once the person in front has leaned their seat back, it's impossible to really use the tray, which is pretty frustrating.

Sun, Dec 29
CPT
Cape Town Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
38h 50m
Fri, Jan 10
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CPT
Cape Town Intl
29h 00m
R18 413
Trip: 13 days
8,0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,0 Excellent
Based on 6 041 reviews
Overall
8,1
Boarding
8,1
Comfort
7,9
Crew
8,4
Entertainment
8,2
Food
7,7
EWR
HKG
Excellent 10,0

Pros: The entertainment system has huge offerings.

Cons: The food could be better.

HKG
SEA
Excellent 10,0

Pros: LOVED the cup of Ramen anytime snack and curved utensils for eating on a moving plane, genius! Service and quality of product is great. If possible, I will always Choose Cathay Pacific airlines over any US Legacy Airlines to Asia any day!

Cons: Stop shrinking the check-in luggage size and allowable weight every few years. It's a nuisance to have to buy new luggage every few years when perfectly working luggage has to be thrown away because of size requirement shrinkage.

NRT
HKG
Good 6,6

Pros: Nice entertainment on this flight, modern movies and TV programs. The food was good, more than enough to fill you up on a 4.5 hr flight.

Cons: The business class configuration on the 777s operates on this flight is not worth the extra price paid. I found that the level of recline (120 degrees) made my back ache and it just wasn’t comfortable. I’ve flown this flight several times now and this is an issue for me. I’d like to arrive refreshed

JFK
YVR
Excellent 8,3

Pros: the crew was professional and efficient on board the plane.

Cons: seat space was tight. it was hard to get comfortable

ZRH
HKG
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Beautiful, new plane. Amazing, elegant, classy, patient crew. Lot so of nice customer service touches.

Cons: The food could have been a bit more exciting, but it was solid.

Sun, Jan 19
CPT
Cape Town Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
44h 00m
Thu, Feb 13
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CPT
Cape Town Intl
27h 45m
R15 298
Trip: 26 days
8,3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,3 Excellent
Based on 10 153 reviews
Overall
8,3
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
8,2
Crew
8,6
Entertainment
8,3
Food
8,0
PHL
DOH
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Very attentive and efficient

KTM
DOH
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Everything alright

SIN
DOH
Excellent 10,0

Cons: Toilets needs air freshener as so many passengers use them.

AMD
DOH
Okay 5,6

Pros: Just OK

Cons: Airport lounge at Ahmedabad

DOH
KHI
Good 7,6

Pros: Food choice was good & amazing crew .

Cons: Plug for charging phone was not there that cause problem for me as my battery of phone was dead. Shocked to know that.

Sat, Nov 30
CPT
Cape Town Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
30h 45m
Fri, Dec 20
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CPT
Cape Town Intl
50h 05m
R21 571
Trip: 21 days
7,3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,3 Good
Based on 6 451 reviews
Overall
7,4
Boarding
7,5
Comfort
7,3
Crew
7,7
Entertainment
7,4
Food
7,0
JFK
AUH
Excellent 8,0

Pros: The seat were comfortable.

Cons: Crew was cold and and very matter of fact. The food was very so-so. The food items have to be purchased other the food trays served unlike Turkish Airlines and Kuwaiti Airlines.

AUH
LHE
Good 6,6

Pros: Crew was nice and friendly. Food came in a paper bag but still was good and plenty. The plane was an Airbus-330, it's a smaller plane for shorter routes but the seats were actually more comfortable than the newest Boeing 787-9 they use for long hauls.

Cons: Don't bus the passengers to the plane and make them climb the stairs. It's almost 2020.

AUH
NRT
Excellent 10,0

Pros: The flight was surprisingly empty compared to flying to Abu Dhabi. I had an entire row to myself. I was able to lay out and sleep peacefully without worrying about the traveler in front of me leaving their seat back. Highly recommend Etihad airways!

AUH
CDG
Mediocre 2,0

Pros: Absolutely nothing.

Cons: They should learn from Emirates or Qatar Airways on how an airline service should be.... never again, sorry Etihad...

HKG
AUH
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Luxury and spacious toilets

Cons: Amount of food was not enough from Hong Kong to Abu Dhabi.

Mon, Dec 23
CPT
Cape Town Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
44h 00m
Mon, Dec 30
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CPT
Cape Town Intl
42h 55m
R16 768
Trip: 8 days
8,3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,3 Excellent
Based on 10 153 reviews
Overall
8,3
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
8,2
Crew
8,6
Entertainment
8,3
Food
8,0
YUL
DOH
Excellent 9,3

Pros: Everything

Cons: They are the best and air Canada should learn from them

DOH
IAD
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Everything.

DPS
DOH
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Great crew!!!

Cons: Nothing

ARN
DOH
Good 6,0

Cons: Crew needs more booster, perhaps? so they can share some smiles and warm gestures like what we experienced during flight from Singapore to Doha. Ability to choose kids' meal 24 hours before flight. we don't know the avail menu, hence we ordered on outbound only, unable to change afterwards.

JFK
DOH
Excellent 8,0

Pros: The food was good and many entertaining movies.

Cons: When first boarding the airplane and sitting in my assigned seat. There was terrible smell, the smell of vomit. I notified a crew member and she used a fragrance spray to help.

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