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Find cheap flights from Melbourne to Cape Town from R11 733

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight from Melbourne to Cape Town departing on 13/8. 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 Melbourne to Cape Town (MEL-CPT)

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from Melbourne to Cape Town 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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15:50 - 13:45MEL-CPT
29h 55m2 stops
14:35 - 5:35CPT-MEL
31h 00m2 stops
R19 858
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Tue, Aug 13 - Sat, Aug 31
13:20 - 13:45MEL-CPT
32h 25m2 stops
14:35 - 7:25CPT-MEL
32h 50m3 stops
R20 166
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Sat, Aug 10 - Sun, Sep 1
10:20 - 13:45MEL-CPT
35h 25m3 stops
14:35 - 5:35CPT-MEL
31h 00m2 stops
R20 257
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Wed, Aug 14 - Mon, Sep 2
7:00 - 9:25MEL-CPT
35h 25m2 stops
10:40 - 10:50CPT-MEL
39h 10m2 stops
R20 366Singapore Airlines
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Sat, Nov 9 - Tue, Nov 19
0:35 - 9:25MEL-CPT
41h 50m2 stops
10:40 - 18:10CPT-MEL
46h 30m2 stops
R21 345Singapore Airlines
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Fri, Nov 8 - Tue, Nov 19
22:30 - 16:55MEL-CPT
27h 25m1 stop
12:35 - 23:05CPT-MEL
25h 30m1 stop
R24 537Qatar Airways
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Sat, Nov 9 - Tue, Nov 19
22:30 - 16:45MEL-CPT
27h 15m1 stop
13:40 - 20:35CPT-MEL
45h 55m2 stops
R24 773Emirates
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Sat, Nov 9 - Tue, Nov 19
12:00 - 11:35MEL-CPT
31h 35m2 stops
13:05 - 5:35CPT-MEL
32h 30m2 stops
R24 990Emirates
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Wed, Sep 18 - Tue, Sep 24
13:25 - 13:45MEL-CPT
32h 20m3 stops
10:40 - 8:10CPT-MEL
37h 30m3 stops
R43 107Malaysia Airlines
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Tue, Aug 13 - Sat, Aug 31
23:30 - 13:45MEL-CPT
46h 15m3 stops
14:35 - 8:10CPT-MEL
33h 35m3 stops
R45 918Malaysia Airlines
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Mon, Aug 12 - Mon, Sep 2

Flights from Melbourne to Cape Town - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from Melbourne to Cape Town 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 Melbourne to Cape Town?

The average price of all flights from Melbourne Airport to Cape Town clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
If you are looking for a flight deal from Melbourne to Cape Town, look for departures on Thursdays and avoid leaving on a Sunday, as it's usually the priciest day. When flying back from Cape Town, Sunday is the cheapest day to fly and Saturday is the most expensive.

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

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Melbourne Airport to Cape Town, 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 Melbourne Airport to Cape Town is February, where tickets cost R22 306 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are December and September, where the average cost of tickets is R36 416 and R27 203 respectively.

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

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Melbourne Airport to Cape Town, 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 Melbourne Airport to Cape Town, you should book around 2 days before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 65 days before departure.

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

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 Cape Town from Melbourne were found on Singapore Airlines (R13 456) and Emirates (R19 786), and the lowest return tickets were found on Singapore Airlines (R20 366) and Qatar Airways (R24 537).

Good to know

Low season

July

High season

December

Cheapest flight

R11 733
Best time to beat the crowds but there is an average 2% increase in price.
Most popular time to fly (41% more expensive on average)
Flight from Melbourne to Cape Town

When to book flights from Melbourne to Cape Town

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Melbourne to Cape Town based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
Estimated return price
KAYAK looks at all historical flight data for each date to provide a predicted price for one-way trips or returns with a duration up to 40 days. While we try to provide actual minimum prices for each date, some prices are predictions and actual prices may differ.

FAQs for booking Melbourne to Cape Town flights

  • Is there public transport from downtown Melbourne to Melbourne Airport?

    A cheap transfer option from Melbourne CBD to Melbourne Airport is by Skybus, which costs around A$ 18. Taxis are also available from CBD to the airport, and a one-way taxi ride costs around A$ 50. Alternatively, take the Craigieburn trail line from Broadmeadows to the Departure Terminal in Melbourne Airport. Then walk out of the train station and walk a few metres to the bus bays and catch the Route 901 bus to Melbourne Airport.

  • Is there public transport from Cape Town Airport to downtown Cape Town?

    MyCiti Bus offers transfers from Cape Town Airport to the Civic Centre along Hertzog Boulevard. It takes around 38min to travel from Cape Town Airport to central Cape Town via car. Metered taxis, a quicker transfer option to the city centre, cost approximately R 300 (A$ 26.99) from Cape Town Airport.

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

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Melbourne Airport to Cape Town was R647 for a one-way ticket and R1 095 for a return.

  • Which airports will I be using when flying from Melbourne to Cape Town?

    On your way to Cape Town, you’ll fly out from Melbourne. You’ll be landing at Cape Town Intl.

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

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

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

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

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

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Melbourne to Cape Town are Singapore Airlines and Emirates. With an average price for the route of R22 304 and an overall rating of 8,2, Singapore Airlines is the most popular choice. Emirates is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of R26 814 and an overall rating of 8,1.

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

    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 Melbourne to Cape Town.

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

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Cape Town from Melbourne 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 Melbourne to Cape Town?

    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 Cape Town with an airline and back to Melbourne with another airline.

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

    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 Cape Town from Melbourne up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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KAYAK’s top tips for finding a cheap flight from Melbourne Airport to Cape Town

  • There are numerous lounges at Melbourne Airport, including Qantas Club in Terminal 1, Air New Zealand Lounge in International Departures, and Plaza Premium Lounge in Terminal 2, International Departures near Gate 9. Services available at these lounges include free showers, free Wi-Fi, beverages and drinks, and designated rest areas.
  • There are no direct, non-stop flights from Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (MEL) to Cape Town Airport (CPT). However, numerous airlines include FlySafair, Qatar Airways, and Airlink operate one or two-stop flights from Melbourne Airport to Cape Town Airport.
  • The Hotel Verde in Cape Town Airport offers a fitness centre to all passengers, including arriving passengers. The fitness centre is open to non-guests, and its available services include luggage storage, walking trails, gym, pool, and showers.
  • Baby care facilities, including baby changing areas are available at Cape Town Airport. A children’s play area is also available for passengers traveling with their little ones. The children’s play area and baby changing facilities are opposite the women’s washrooms.
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Top 3 airlines serving from Melbourne to Cape Town

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from Melbourne to Cape Town. 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.
Need help choosing which airline to fly with from Melbourne to Cape Town? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to verified KAYAK customer reviews.
8,2
Singapore AirlinesOverall score based on 1401 reviews
7,8Food
8,7Crew
8,2Entertainment
8,4Boarding
8,1Comfort
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Crews were great but food not much selection just all tailored for Asian passengers.

10,0 ExcellentAnonymous, Jun 2024JFK - SIN
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Crews were great but food not much selection just all tailored for Asian passengers.

Too many luggages for 1 passenger (4 bags) will make all the overhead luggage bins a challenge to fit them all. Some have oversized hand carry as in like back packer size bags shouldn’t be allowed as handcarry.

I had a great experience with Singapore airlines as always. The partner airline, Scoot was fine except my bag was misplaced during the shuffle. Ultimately, my baggage arrived intact. Attempting to inquire about my baggage was impossible.

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

Excellent meal served with real utensils, cardboard served hot meals instead of plastic utensils and plastic covers. Quick service, friendly and accommodating stewards.

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

It was a great flight Food was great Crew was spectacular

They made me check my carry on even though there was room We un boarded in a strange way but overall it was good

Cabin Crew always friendly and helpful. Seating cramped - foul smelling from toilets, high risk of disease. Guard personal property such as expensive sunglasses Coffee always awful and cold Meal trays toddler sized Not worth the extra cost to fly SQ - use a budget airline, same if not better experience

Seating cramped; close to toilet, foul smelling and noisy, very unhygienic and disease risk Free and paid Wi-Fi NOT accessible at all - misleading advertising Very expensive sunglasses disappeared from back seat pouch. Coffee disgusting and cold

The plane was very old and uncomfortable. Service was very slow!

All was good. Emirates should restart allowing fast track immigration for business class at Manchester airport. Saves a bit of time

Flight good but it was 30min late taking off. Also don’t like landing then being loaded on bus and driven around the airport like it’s a sightseeing tour.

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

very nice experience…….we had a comfortable fly with emirates…this is 6 th time flying with emirates….i recommend friends to fly with emirates…….

we bought trip insurance from you and could not use it. 'underrated' only return 50 % of trip cost. my doctor told me i have stage 4 cancer and that I might not live till the end of the month..

Flight from Dubai to Zagreb very bad cabin crew. Bad food

Had the salad which tasted awfully spat it out but still got food poisoning 1 after running to toilet crew would not let me sit near toilets I was stuck in window seat

The individual attention the crew gives to passengers is commendable and I find them positively helpful.

I bought Business class ticket but they treated me like economic class. No lounge allowed at check inn I have to take stuff out while other passengers have more than 25 lb in bag. Because I bought tickets from other than airlines . It’s discriminations from airlines to passengers.

I staff or crew they were very friendly and humbly, they done theirs service very well, I appreciate them and thank you to the company or Qatar 🇶🇦 Government for providing as good service in their flight ,once again, thank you 😊 🙏 😀 😉 👍

I found it weird that the quality of the flight different from Australia to Doha than the Doha to Berlin leg. The quality of the toiletries pack (was in a box from Australia) and then a proper bag from Doha. The biggest variation was the inflight entertainment, which had a significantly shorter amount of content compared to the Doha flight. My QSuite seat was also broken and did not recline all the way flat. Wasn’t the best and I wouldn’t be happy if I’d paid cash for the flight.

The flight was good but my neighbor had the vent open full power for the whole flight and because the air was blowing from the side instead of from the top and I got very cold and ended up with a sore throat.

The crew was great and the food and liquor offerings were good. Seats were a bit cramped. Flight arrived early at destination. That's a plus.

They have misplaced my one checked bag which I have not received in Philadelphia and have lodged complaint with American Airlines, the staff of Indigo was rude with us, at the checking counter, I think she purposely withheld my one of the checked bag, because the American Airlines staff told me that bag was not received at Doha airport. Kindly help me with one of my checked bag to get it. My flight was from Mumbai to Doha and then Doha to Philadelphia.

Too many boarding protocols. Never experienced with other international flights.

Food and entertainment was very very bad. Also, Doha airport is very bad. Entertainment was same for last 1 month....no change. Old movies. Food quality was sub par.

Crews are very rude and unhelpful. Cramped seats in economy. Foods are useless

Okay not so good or great. The flight operated by Indigo is worst from boarding to luggage handling and food. Damaged one luggage and delayed another luggage. Still did not get it, since 2 days.

Fine. Don’t think I would fly with them again

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from Melbourne to Cape Town found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
13/8Tue
3 stops
45h 30mMEL-CPT
R11 733
15/8Thu
3 stops
46h 35mMEL-CPT
R13 202
14/8Wed
3 stops
35h 25mMEL-CPT
R13 275
14/8Wed
2 stopsSingapore Airlines
34h 10mMEL-CPT
R13 456
15/8Thu
2 stops
33h 00mMEL-CPT
R13 601
14/8Wed
1 stopSingapore Airlines
34h 10mMEL-CPT
R14 653
13/8Tue
2 stopsEmirates
46h 25mMEL-CPT
R19 786
15/8Thu
1 stopEmirates
43h 35mMEL-CPT
R22 560
14/8Wed
4 stops
35h 20mMEL-CPT
R24 319
13/8Tue
1 stopSingapore Airlines
41h 50mMEL-CPT
R78 507

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Last minute flights from Melbourne to Cape Town

Last minute flight, train and bus deals

 
These last-minute flight deals are the cheapest flights found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours for flights from Melbourne to Cape Town that are departing in the next 10 days.
22/6Sat
multi-stop
32h 25mMEL-CPT
27/6Thu
multi-stop
27h 15mCPT-MEL
R111 423
22/6Sat
multi-stop
41h 50mMEL-CPT
27/6Thu
multi-stop
27h 15mCPT-MEL
R117 407
22/6Sat
multi-stop
32h 25mMEL-CPT
27/6Thu
multi-stop
33h 35mCPT-MEL
R120 998
22/6Sat
multi-stopSingapore Airlines
41h 50mMEL-CPT
27/6Thu
multi-stopSingapore Airlines
39h 10mCPT-MEL
R129 975
22/6Sat
multi-stop
46h 15mMEL-CPT
27/6Thu
multi-stop
33h 35mCPT-MEL
R152 717
21/6Fri
multi-stop
41h 10mMEL-CPT
27/6Thu
multi-stop
27h 15mCPT-MEL
R186 666
21/6Fri
multi-stop
38h 05mMEL-CPT
27/6Thu
multi-stop
27h 15mCPT-MEL
R188 824
21/6Fri
multi-stop
38h 05mMEL-CPT
27/6Thu
multi-stop
33h 35mCPT-MEL
R197 928
21/6Fri
multi-stopEmirates
41h 10mMEL-CPT
27/6Thu
multi-stopEmirates
24h 45mCPT-MEL
R200 394

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Melbourne - Cape Town Flights

Departure:

Melbourne (MEL)Australia

Destination:

Cape Town (CPT)South Africa

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