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Johannesburg to Melbourne flight information

Flights arrive in Melbourne
Flights depart from Johannesburg
Flight price R13 186
Distance 10 320 km
Airlines Cathay Pacific, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Emirates, Lufthansa

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Low season:
March
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High season:
January
Most popular time to fly
4%
expected price increase
Average price:
R14 336
(price for this month)
Good deal:
R14 515
or less return trip within
4 months
of travel is a good deal

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How long does a flight from Johannesburg to Melbourne take?
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 24h 55m.
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Airports
Origin
Johannesburg
R13 186
only
R13 186
Destination
Melbourne
R13 186
only
R13 186
Tue, Feb 4
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
MEL
Melbourne
26h 35m
Tue, Mar 31
MEL
Melbourne
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
25h 10m
R13 186
Trip: 56 days
8,1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8,1 Excellent
Based on 6 141 reviews
Overall
8,1
Boarding
8,1
Comfort
7,9
Crew
8,4
Entertainment
8,2
Food
7,7
HKG
BOS
Excellent 10,0

Pros: It was a good flight

Cons: The flight was great

BKK
HKG
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Even with a full flight there was enough leg room. The crew were attentive and accomadating.

Cons: Bathroom floors were often wet

BKK
HKG
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Yes!

Cons: Lower the price and keeping up the good work!!

SGN
HKG
Mediocre 3,2

Cons: From the check in, to the food and cabin experience is worsened by far. Check in - no check in line for premium passengers.( really bad experience) Cabin crews could not separate passengers from other cabin consisting using lavatory there fore passengers constantly walk back and forward. (It’s really unpleasant) It’s. Not worth the money to paid for the experience and services.

MNL
HKG
Good 7,0

Cons: Sitting place too small

Wed, Feb 5
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
MEL
Melbourne
25h 05m
Wed, Feb 12
MEL
Melbourne
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
31h 15m
R13 649
Trip: 8 days
7,4Good Show reviews
Overall 7,4 Good
Based on 6 496 reviews
Overall
7,4
Boarding
7,5
Comfort
7,3
Crew
7,7
Entertainment
7,4
Food
7,0
AUH
AMD
Mediocre 2,0

Pros: nothing

Cons: THEY GAVE ME A BROKEN SEAT AND THEY GOT ANGRY AGAINST ME, EVEN THOUGH IT WAS UNSAFE

CDG
AUH
Okay 5,6

Pros: The seat were nice & the staff more helpful than before

Cons: Food can be better Entertainment is not good at all, you are starting it after take off, which might take an hour, and closing it an hour before landing Which is something not nice at all

CCJ
AUH
Okay 5,3

Pros: It is good airline

Cons: The flight was very late, the airline did nothing for the time we were waiting

IAD
AUH
Okay 5,3

Pros: Crew was friendly and online entertainment system had a lot to offer. Online check-in does save time, it's a shorter queue & you just have to drop off your luggage.

Cons: Eithad charges for seat selection now! Not seats with extra legroom or any other perks. But any seat in Economy if you select it 24 hours before departure, anywhere from $25 to $45. Seat selection is free if flight departure is less than 24 hours away but available seats are all random.

MEL
AUH
Excellent 8,6

Cons: You expect more from business class

Tue, Dec 24
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
MEL
Melbourne
25h 20m
Tue, Jan 14
MEL
Melbourne
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
25h 30m
R14 321
Trip: 22 days
8,3Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8,3 Excellent
Based on 10 342 reviews
Overall
8,3
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
8,2
Crew
8,6
Entertainment
8,3
Food
8,0
DOH
GRU
Excellent 10,0

Cons: It was outstanding service !!!

DOH
JNB
Okay 4,3

Pros: N/A

Cons: We were told to board, but then kept in another area close on 1 hour before we could get on the plane and this area had no bathroom facilities. The spread of seating on the plane made no sense with many open seats but also many squashed rows of people. The crew was visibly tired and irritated, they also ran out of a few catering items. It seemed as if last minute, a few different flights were combined into this one which lowered the quality.

DOH
KUL
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Yes. the crew was amazing, respectful and seats had adequate leg room. Entertain equipment was working.

Cons: Same advertisements before each movie could play were annoying to me.

FCO
DOH
Okay 4,6

Pros: The flight was on time

Cons: When a very large man is placed next to someone else who is in a middle seat and cannot use the arm rests on either side, I would think the hostesses would make an effort to move one of the three considering there were multiple other open seats. He was also very old and could hardly stand up when needed. It was the most uncomfortable flight, if I had the money, I would definitely fly business class

MAD
DOH
Good 7,3

Pros: Excellent service provided by crew

Cons: Food needs improvement

Sun, Dec 8
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
MEL
Melbourne
24h 55m
Mon, Dec 16
MEL
Melbourne
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
45h 25m
R16 158
Trip: 9 days
8,3Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8,3 Excellent
Based on 14 764 reviews
Overall
8,3
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
8,2
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
8,6
Food
8,1
BKK
HKG
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Amazing seats and crew

BOM
DXB
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Yes crew was good. But the seats being economy, were very congested having very less leg space.

Cons: Can't say.

JNB
DXB
Excellent 8,0

Pros: generally good overall for a 14 hour long flight

Cons: legroom could always be better for me......but this was similar to most other airlines

DXB
DMM
Okay 5,6

Pros: It was ok flight. Normal economy class flight. Nothing much to talk about

Cons: Emirates Airlines need to really pay attention to the kind of people they hire. A lot of times you will run into nice people in their counters and desks, until you run into a massive a$$hole. In this airline it is very common to find quite a few individuals that need re-training and re-education on how to deal with customers.

HYD
DXB
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Cabin Air Pressure is amazing

Wed, Nov 27
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
MEL
Melbourne
26h 35m
Tue, Dec 3
MEL
Melbourne
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
24h 55m
R13 306
Trip: 7 days
8,1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8,1 Excellent
Based on 6 141 reviews
Overall
8,1
Boarding
8,1
Comfort
7,9
Crew
8,4
Entertainment
8,2
Food
7,7
KIX
HKG
Excellent 8,0

Pros: The whole service went smoothly without rushing.

Cons: The original flight I listed for was canceled without any notification until I arrived at the checkin desk.

SGN
HKG
Mediocre 3,2

Cons: From the check in, to the food and cabin experience is worsened by far. Check in - no check in line for premium passengers.( really bad experience) Cabin crews could not separate passengers from other cabin consisting using lavatory there fore passengers constantly walk back and forward. (It’s really unpleasant) It’s. Not worth the money to paid for the experience and services.

BOM
HKG
Good 7,3

Cons: Quality of Indian food

HKG
NRT
Good 6,0

Pros: The departure and arrival times were good in order to sleep the night, and wake up in Tokyo refreshed. Cabin crew were fairly friendly, but not the Cathay of a few years ago.

Cons: NONE of the business class center seats would recline. This meant in order to recline and get some rest, the crew had to dismantle your seat and release the locks manually. This meant the seat was in that position until time to land. So I had to make a choice to sleep or eat, horrible for CX.

IAD
HKG
Excellent 10,0

Cons: The best

Wed, Dec 4
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
MEL
Melbourne
30h 20m
Mon, Dec 23
MEL
Melbourne
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
35h 35m
R14 635
Trip: 20 days
7,4Good Show reviews
Overall 7,4 Good
Based on 6 496 reviews
Overall
7,4
Boarding
7,5
Comfort
7,3
Crew
7,7
Entertainment
7,4
Food
7,0
HYD
AUH
Mediocre 2,6

Cons: Better comfort and services

IAD
AUH
Okay 5,3

Pros: Crew was friendly and online entertainment system had a lot to offer. Online check-in does save time, it's a shorter queue & you just have to drop off your luggage.

Cons: Eithad charges for seat selection now! Not seats with extra legroom or any other perks. But any seat in Economy if you select it 24 hours before departure, anywhere from $25 to $45. Seat selection is free if flight departure is less than 24 hours away but available seats are all random.

JFK
AUH
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Good trip

MAA
AUH
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Food varieties are not that good

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

MNL
AUH
Good 7,3

Pros: the headrests in the AUH-MAD leg

Cons: the touchscreen inflight system didn’t work very well in the MNL-AUH leg of the trip

Tue, Nov 19
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
MEL
Melbourne
26h 35m
Fri, Nov 29
MEL
Melbourne
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
31h 40m
R13 425
Trip: 11 days
8,1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8,1 Excellent
Based on 6 141 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.

TPE
HKG
Excellent 10,0

Pros: When do you need help they always happy Helping

Cons: The best

HKG
EWR
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Very nice service roomy aircraft A350

PDX
SFO
Excellent 10,0

Cons: Less fog in SFO

HKG
YYZ
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Good movie selection, good meals and great crew

Cons: Next time I will book early to get the business class

Fri, Dec 6
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
MEL
Melbourne
53h 05m
Sun, Jan 5
MEL
Melbourne
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
52h 15m
R14 650
Trip: 31 days
7,4Good Show reviews
Overall 7,4 Good
Based on 6 496 reviews
Overall
7,4
Boarding
7,5
Comfort
7,3
Crew
7,7
Entertainment
7,4
Food
7,0
HYD
AUH
Good 6,0

Cons: aren't all the passengers on the flight same? how come economy passengers denied Biryani, while premium and Business class gets it?

MNL
AUH
Good 7,3

Pros: the headrests in the AUH-MAD leg

Cons: the touchscreen inflight system didn’t work very well in the MNL-AUH leg of the trip

AUH
IAD
Good 7,0

Pros: Mango juice was good. Food was good. Crew was friendly and fast.

Cons: More leg room please. Better entertainment. More reclining of seats required. Softer seats.

HYD
AUH
Mediocre 2,6

Cons: Better comfort and services

AUH
AMD
Mediocre 2,0

Pros: nothing

Cons: THEY GAVE ME A BROKEN SEAT AND THEY GOT ANGRY AGAINST ME, EVEN THOUGH IT WAS UNSAFE

Wed, Jan 22
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
MEL
Melbourne
25h 20m
Sat, Feb 22
MEL
Melbourne
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
25h 30m
R16 158
Trip: 32 days
8,3Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8,3 Excellent
Based on 10 342 reviews
Overall
8,3
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
8,2
Crew
8,6
Entertainment
8,3
Food
8,0
JNB
DOH
Excellent 9,3

Pros: The crew was very attentive and professional

Cons: Food wasn't great

DFW
DOH
Excellent 8,3

Pros: Crew were amazing, superb.

Cons: Food verity, seat comfort ability, wider range of entertainment.

BLR
DOH
Good 7,3

Cons: Food would have been better.

DOH
JFK
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Great food, great seats, everything was smooth overall

DOH
GRU
Excellent 10,0

Cons: It was outstanding service !!!

Wed, Apr 1
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
MEL
Melbourne
25h 20m
Sat, Apr 11
MEL
Melbourne
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
39h 45m
R13 709
Trip: 11 days
8,1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8,1 Excellent
Based on 6 141 reviews
Overall
8,1
Boarding
8,1
Comfort
7,9
Crew
8,4
Entertainment
8,2
Food
7,7
HKG
BOS
Excellent 10,0

Pros: It was a good flight

Cons: The flight was great

TPE
HKG
Excellent 10,0

Pros: When do you need help they always happy Helping

Cons: The best

LAX
HKG
Good 6,0

Pros: Premium Economy did not meet our expectation compared to even US airlines.

Cons: Crew Service was not very good.

YVR
JFK
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Everything

Cons: Everything

HKG
KIX
Good 7,3

Cons: There is only a food box which contains a small sandwich, a small cake and a small cup of fruit pieces with a drink of 250ml ice tea for this three hour flight. I would think this kind of catering is not good enough.

Tue, Feb 25
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
MEL
Melbourne
39h 50m
Mon, Mar 23
MEL
Melbourne
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
24h 55m
R13 769
Trip: 27 days
8,1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8,1 Excellent
Based on 6 141 reviews
Overall
8,1
Boarding
8,1
Comfort
7,9
Crew
8,4
Entertainment
8,2
Food
7,7
AMS
HKG
Excellent 9,6

Pros: Seat worked as designed Got some sleep Crew was helpful

Cons: Better selection of movies; too much violence, foul language, sex and nudity - a better reflection of the food life.

HKG
LHR
Good 7,3

Pros: Crew are very kind and seat are fabulous as i was able to sleep since i dont have a seat meate :-)

MNL
HKG
Excellent 9,3

Pros: Cathay Pacific and crews were really good.

Cons: I suggest no seating reservation online.

HKG
KIX
Good 7,3

Cons: There is only a food box which contains a small sandwich, a small cake and a small cup of fruit pieces with a drink of 250ml ice tea for this three hour flight. I would think this kind of catering is not good enough.

YVR
HKG
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Yes & yes

Mon, Dec 16
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
MEL
Melbourne
41h 00m
Mon, Dec 30
MEL
Melbourne
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
29h 55m
R18 383
Trip: 15 days
8,3Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8,3 Excellent
Based on 14 764 reviews
Overall
8,3
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
8,2
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
8,6
Food
8,1
DXB
DPS
Okay 5,0

Pros: Nice crew.

Cons: Horrible seats. Very uncomfortable. No room to move around. Overcrowded plane.

JFK
DXB
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Nice service and excellent staff will recommend Emirates airline to everybody

DUR
DXB
Excellent 10,0

Pros: The crew was amazing

Cons: Nothing, absolutely loved it

CMB
DXB
Excellent 9,6

Pros: Crew was amazing

DXB
AMD
Excellent 10,0

Pros: All services are simply best.

Cons: If you can add more Indian food, that will be better.

Sat, Dec 28
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
MEL
Melbourne
39h 50m
Sat, Feb 22
MEL
Melbourne
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
24h 55m
R14 291
Trip: 57 days
8,1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8,1 Excellent
Based on 6 141 reviews
Overall
8,1
Boarding
8,1
Comfort
7,9
Crew
8,4
Entertainment
8,2
Food
7,7
LAX
HKG
Excellent 10,0

Pros: On time

MNL
HKG
Good 7,3

Pros: Yes Crew were indeed amazing!

LAX
HKG
Good 6,0

Pros: Premium Economy did not meet our expectation compared to even US airlines.

Cons: Crew Service was not very good.

SFO
HKG
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Crew were very hospitable and helpful.

Cons: More leg room on long international flights.

HKG
KIX
Good 7,3

Cons: There is only a food box which contains a small sandwich, a small cake and a small cup of fruit pieces with a drink of 250ml ice tea for this three hour flight. I would think this kind of catering is not good enough.

Sun, Dec 15
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
MEL
Melbourne
25h 55m
Tue, Dec 31
MEL
Melbourne
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
23h 50m
R21 758
Trip: 17 days
8,3Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8,3 Excellent
Based on 14 764 reviews
Overall
8,3
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
8,2
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
8,6
Food
8,1
JNB
DXB
Excellent 8,0

Pros: generally good overall for a 14 hour long flight

Cons: legroom could always be better for me......but this was similar to most other airlines

BKK
DXB
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Lay flat beds and vegetarian food

NBO
DXB
Good 7,3

Pros: Keeping time

Cons: There should be wi=fi.

DXB
HYD
Excellent 10,0

Cons: Very nice

DXB
BGW
Excellent 8,0

Pros: No hotel room for long trip

Thu, Dec 12
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
MEL
Melbourne
34h 35m
Thu, Dec 19
MEL
Melbourne
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
44h 20m
R22 236
Trip: 8 days
8,3Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8,3 Excellent
Based on 14 764 reviews
Overall
8,3
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
8,2
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
8,6
Food
8,1
NBO
DXB
Good 7,3

Pros: Keeping time

Cons: There should be wi=fi.

LGW
DXB
Okay 5,6

Cons: Crew missed our rows a couple of times with drinks. Seat on flight from Dubai to Sydney not vey comfortable,

JNB
DXB
Good 7,0

Pros: The food was very nice. The IFE was very nice as well. The seats were comfortable.

Cons: The was a lot of profanity used by the attendants that was not necessary. Secondly I reserved a front row seat in online check in, but it did not allow put mean in that seat. Which if they were full would be understandable, but every single one was empty.

CMN
DXB
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Amazing crew so friendly and helpful

Cons: Also the price was high

DXB
HYD
Excellent 10,0

Cons: Very nice

Wed, Jan 15
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
MEL
Melbourne
39h 10m
Sat, Feb 1
MEL
Melbourne
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
41h 20m
R188 580
Trip: 18 days
8,1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8,1 Excellent
Based on 27 100 reviews
Overall
8,1
Boarding
8,1
Comfort
7,9
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
7,7
Food
7,6
DEL
FRA
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Attention and comfort

MUC
YVR
Mediocre 2,0

Cons: Flight left without us even though they knew our flight had landed and we were on our way. Then they rerouted us with a longer flight and our luggage didn’t make it.

PHC
FRA
Good 7,3

Pros: Overall, I can’t complain. The take off and landing was peaceful

Cons: The food could’ve been better. The wait time at Abuja needs lots of improvement. It was the worst part of the trip

NUE
FRA
Mediocre 3,6

Pros: Crew

Cons: More direction once crew knew the connecting flight would be lost, especially to minors

LIS
FRA
Good 6,6

Pros: In general, everything was ok aboard the plane.

Cons: The plane was supposed to leave Lisbon at 5:00 a.m. but because of computer problem it left at 5:50, a delay that caused everyone to scramble to get to their connecting flight or even miss it.

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