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Melbourne to Cape Town flight information

Flights arrive in Cape Town
Flights depart from Melbourne
Flight price R10 390
Distance 10 304 km
Airlines Qatar Airways, Emirates

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Low season:
February
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3%
expected price decrease
High season:
December
Most popular time to fly
11%
expected price increase
Average price:
R18 527
(price for this month)
Good deal:
R16 376
or less return trip within
4 months
of travel is a good deal

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How long does a flight from Melbourne to Cape Town take?
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 27h 45m.
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In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Qatar Airways (R10 390) and Emirates (R12 468)
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When flying out of Melbourne you will be using Melbourne, often referred to as Melbourne Airport. You will be landing at Cape Town Intl, also known as Cape Town Airport.
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Book cheap flights from Melbourne to Cape Town (return)

Airports
Origin
Melbourne
R10 390
only
R10 390
Destination
Cape Town
R10 390
only
R10 390
Tue, Mar 10
MEL
Melbourne
CPT
Cape Town Intl
27h 45m
Sun, Mar 22
CPT
Cape Town Intl
MEL
Melbourne
38h 25m
R10 390
Trip: 13 days
8,4Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8,4 Excellent
Based on 10 561 reviews
Overall
8,4
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
8,2
Crew
8,6
Entertainment
8,3
Food
8,0
BOS
DOH
Excellent 9,0

Cons: Getting on and off the plane took some time, but doesn't it always? Economy class was slightly more comfortable than many other airlines, but nothing to write home about. Qatar Airways really shone in the food, the service (both onboard and off) and the entertainment. Good experience.

CDG
DOH
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Seat comfortable

NBO
DOH
Excellent 8,6

Cons: The Nairobi airport experience could use a bit of help. there's no a/c and even late at night, it was uncomfortably hot everywhere. Once I'd checked in to the gate I was trapped and couldn't easily leave to get water or go to the restroom, which was increasingly annoying as my flight was delayed. Pretty sure all of this is beyond Qatar Airways' ability to control.

KHI
DOH
Good 6,0

Cons: Needs more improvement

DUB
DOH
Excellent 8,3

Cons: Not a lot other than better choice of movies and music. Super airline as always

Tue, Apr 21
MEL
Melbourne
CPT
Cape Town Intl
43h 30m
Thu, Jun 18
CPT
Cape Town Intl
MEL
Melbourne
46h 30m
R12 468
Trip: 59 days
8,3Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8,3 Excellent
Based on 15 074 reviews
Overall
8,3
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
8,2
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
8,6
Food
8,1
KHI
DXB
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Flight duration, lay over and timings were convenient for us.

DXB
AMD
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Everything

DXB
HKG
Good 6,0

Cons: Broke my luggage

SIN
DXB
Mediocre 2,0

Cons: why did they take my blanket and headphones 1 hour before we land?

BOS
DXB
Okay 5,3

Pros: The Boarding Emirates at Logan Airport is a nightmare. The staff are unhelpful, and take long time to process Transiting passengers. The Desk is understaffed, and the staff is rude.

Cons: The flight has enough crew on board, but the staff usually stand together in the galley and keep gossiping, instead of going around once in a while and check on passengers. It's a long flight and crews change but the passengers don't.

Tue, Feb 11
MEL
Melbourne
CPT
Cape Town Intl
27h 45m
Tue, Feb 18
CPT
Cape Town Intl
MEL
Melbourne
44h 00m
R10 550
Trip: 8 days
8,4Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8,4 Excellent
Based on 10 561 reviews
Overall
8,4
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
8,2
Crew
8,6
Entertainment
8,3
Food
8,0
IAH
DOH
Mediocre 3,0

Cons: Poor Flight and worst food and bad staff from Doha Airport. Worst food in qatar flight

ORD
DOH
Excellent 8,0

Pros: The flight crew/staff were professional and very helpful and accommodating to the passengers from check in to deboarding.

Cons: Seats were a little close, especially for a long flight, with meals.

MEL
DOH
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Crew was terrific. Great service. New aircraft are comfortable too.

Cons: Food. Meals are of poor quality. Bland in taste and rubbery texture.

DOH
SIN
Mediocre 3,3

Cons: Food

DOH
PRG
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Very pleasant and comfortable flight.

Cons: NA

Mon, Mar 9
MEL
Melbourne
CPT
Cape Town Intl
46h 00m
Tue, Mar 24
CPT
Cape Town Intl
MEL
Melbourne
44h 00m
R10 739
Trip: 16 days
8,4Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8,4 Excellent
Based on 10 561 reviews
Overall
8,4
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
8,2
Crew
8,6
Entertainment
8,3
Food
8,0
IAD
DOH
Excellent 8,6

Cons: Food is served in heated plastic containers. I would request Qatar airways not heat the food in the plastic container.

DOH
NAG
Excellent 8,6

Cons: Heating and serving food in plastic containers.

NBO
DOH
Excellent 8,6

Cons: The Nairobi airport experience could use a bit of help. there's no a/c and even late at night, it was uncomfortably hot everywhere. Once I'd checked in to the gate I was trapped and couldn't easily leave to get water or go to the restroom, which was increasingly annoying as my flight was delayed. Pretty sure all of this is beyond Qatar Airways' ability to control.

DOH
MNL
Okay 5,6

Pros: Attentive and friendly crew, leg room

Cons: Need to serve better food in economy. There is a little more legroom in economy compared to other airlines, however, the seats are tight. They are not wide enough. Need better movie selection.

KHI
DOH
Good 6,0

Cons: Needs more improvement

Thu, Feb 27
MEL
Melbourne
CPT
Cape Town Intl
38h 45m
Mon, Mar 2
CPT
Cape Town Intl
MEL
Melbourne
24h 55m
R14 095
Trip: 5 days
8,3Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8,3 Excellent
Based on 15 074 reviews
Overall
8,3
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
8,2
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
8,6
Food
8,1
IAD
DXB
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Emirates is my airline of choice. They do everything well.

MXP
JFK
Excellent 9,3

Cons: Gate change confusion unnecessary

DXB
EWR
Mediocre 2,0

Pros: the seats in couch wwere the narrowest we have experienced! Very uncomfortable and difficult to get out of

Cons: Better seats and the bathrooms were incredibly small. some of the lights did not work

DXB
JNB
Excellent 9,2

Pros: Friendly crew

Cons: It was okay

MXP
JFK
Mediocre 3,5

Pros: Nada

Cons: Charged me 30 for allegedly overweight suitcase. The they proceed to lose it.

Tue, Mar 3
MEL
Melbourne
CPT
Cape Town Intl
27h 45m
Fri, Mar 20
CPT
Cape Town Intl
MEL
Melbourne
44h 00m
R11 785
Trip: 17 days
8,4Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8,4 Excellent
Based on 10 561 reviews
Overall
8,4
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
8,2
Crew
8,6
Entertainment
8,3
Food
8,0
MLE
DOH
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Perfect

DOH
MAA
Mediocre 2,3

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Crew is very slow in serving and removing spiked plates. Food menu is very limited and not even asking for Tea or coffee, very poor service, feedback alone they ask verbally and thank to be positive. Late boarding not proper announcements

IAD
DOH
Excellent 8,6

Cons: Food is served in heated plastic containers. I would request Qatar airways not heat the food in the plastic container.

DOH
ISB
Okay 4,3

Pros: Crew was good

Cons: Tvs don’t work. Uncomfortable seats

DOH
MNL
Okay 5,6

Pros: Attentive and friendly crew, leg room

Cons: Need to serve better food in economy. There is a little more legroom in economy compared to other airlines, however, the seats are tight. They are not wide enough. Need better movie selection.

Tue, Mar 3
MEL
Melbourne
CPT
Cape Town Intl
27h 45m
Wed, Mar 18
CPT
Cape Town Intl
MEL
Melbourne
38h 25m
R11 858
Trip: 15 days
8,4Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8,4 Excellent
Based on 10 561 reviews
Overall
8,4
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
8,2
Crew
8,6
Entertainment
8,3
Food
8,0
DOH
PRG
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Very pleasant and comfortable flight.

Cons: NA

DOH
CMB
Okay 4,6

Pros: Boarding was smooth.

Cons: The crew were not attentive. I needed milk for my child but they never came back. Their food was HORRIBLE and only two choices and both spicy and tasted disgusting. Honestly the worst flight for me with Qatar airways

MEL
DOH
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Crew was terrific. Great service. New aircraft are comfortable too.

Cons: Food. Meals are of poor quality. Bland in taste and rubbery texture.

DOH
MAA
Mediocre 2,3

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Crew is very slow in serving and removing spiked plates. Food menu is very limited and not even asking for Tea or coffee, very poor service, feedback alone they ask verbally and thank to be positive. Late boarding not proper announcements

MLE
DOH
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Perfect

Fri, May 15
MEL
Melbourne
CPT
Cape Town Intl
43h 30m
Mon, May 25
CPT
Cape Town Intl
MEL
Melbourne
32h 25m
R14 459
Trip: 11 days
8,3Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8,3 Excellent
Based on 15 074 reviews
Overall
8,3
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
8,2
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
8,6
Food
8,1
JFK
DXB
Good 6,0

Cons: The crew was NOT friendly or helpful, and the dinner served was cold. The bread was even stale. The snacks and breakfast was fine, but it makes a difference when the only main meal is not good.

IAH
DXB
Good 7,0

Cons: Economy seat leg support could be better

DXB
CMB
Mediocre 3,6

Pros: There was almost a two hour delay, there wasn’t any information communicated, everybody was just asked to take seats in the waiting area. The entire process wasn’t very well organised.

SIN
DXB
Mediocre 2,0

Pros: The seats were amazingly narrow and uncomfortable. Difficult to get out of; did not see crew very often with water

Cons: Less confusing controls on the equipmentl

DUB
DXB
Okay 5,3

Cons: The guy on the second flight was a bit creepy

Sat, Mar 21
MEL
Melbourne
CPT
Cape Town Intl
27h 45m
Sat, Apr 11
CPT
Cape Town Intl
MEL
Melbourne
44h 50m
R13 020
Trip: 22 days
8,4Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8,4 Excellent
Based on 10 561 reviews
Overall
8,4
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
8,2
Crew
8,6
Entertainment
8,3
Food
8,0
DOH
VIE
Excellent 10,0

Cons: Nothing

MLE
DOH
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Perfect

KHI
DOH
Good 6,0

Cons: Needs more improvement

NBO
DOH
Excellent 8,6

Cons: The Nairobi airport experience could use a bit of help. there's no a/c and even late at night, it was uncomfortably hot everywhere. Once I'd checked in to the gate I was trapped and couldn't easily leave to get water or go to the restroom, which was increasingly annoying as my flight was delayed. Pretty sure all of this is beyond Qatar Airways' ability to control.

BEY
DOH
Okay 5,6

Pros: They help get passengers to seat and with their luggage

Cons: They insist to wake you up if sleeping to ask if you want to eat instead of leaving you alone!

Fri, Feb 28
MEL
Melbourne
CPT
Cape Town Intl
46h 00m
Wed, Mar 18
CPT
Cape Town Intl
MEL
Melbourne
38h 25m
R13 064
Trip: 19 days
8,4Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8,4 Excellent
Based on 10 561 reviews
Overall
8,4
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
8,2
Crew
8,6
Entertainment
8,3
Food
8,0
LAX
DOH
Excellent 8,0

Pros: The portion for LAX to Doha was fairly comfortable and crew was helpful.. they kept running out of meal options by the time they reached us mid flight .. Doha to Bengaluru portion was less classy— the TV/ remotes etc didn’t work well and overall service not as good ..

CDG
DOH
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Seat comfortable

KWI
DOH
Excellent 9,0

Pros: Flight attendants were excellent, food service very good. If the service is so good in economy, I can't imagine how nice it would be to fly in business class. I would fly Qatar Airlines all the time if the price is right.

Cons: Economy row seats don't give you enough space for your legs between rows, but this is a systemic problem among airlines. You have to live with it or move up to business class.

DOH
PEN
Excellent 9,6

Pros: Amazing service. Incredible comfort.

Cons: Nothing

PRG
DOH
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Another confirmation of excellent QA service.

Cons: Nothing.

Fri, Feb 28
MEL
Melbourne
CPT
Cape Town Intl
46h 00m
Fri, Mar 13
CPT
Cape Town Intl
MEL
Melbourne
38h 25m
R13 427
Trip: 14 days
8,4Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8,4 Excellent
Based on 10 561 reviews
Overall
8,4
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
8,2
Crew
8,6
Entertainment
8,3
Food
8,0
DOH
DPS
Excellent 8,0

Pros: The flight crew/staff were professional and very helpful and accommodating to the passengers from check in to deboarding.

Cons: Seats were a little close, especially for a long flight, with meals. Tight fit to be maneuvering, literally rubbing elbows.

DOH
ATL
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Good service by crew.

Cons: Online check in was not working which meant long line to check in at airport.

ORD
DOH
Excellent 8,0

Pros: The aircraft was comfortable and the electronic amenities were decent and needs improvement

Cons: Free WiFi and Dancing boys

DOH
CMN
Excellent 10,0

Cons: The lounge is a bit far from the departure gate, so I waited with regular economy class travelers. It would have been nice to have had a closer dedicated area for business class.

JFK
DOH
Okay 4,3

Pros: The crew was amazing

Cons: The tv didn’t work throughout the whole flight. Very uncomfortable seats

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