Melbourne to Cape Town By Air freight, Cargo ship or Road

See the best way to ship your freight from Melbourne, Australia to Cape Town, South Africa by various transport modes including Air, Sea and Road. Compare freight rates, transit times, route options and much more.

Melbourne to Cape Town by Air freight

The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Cape Town by plane will take about 2 days 7h and departs from Melbourne International Airport (MEL) and arrives into Cape Town International Airport (CPT). There are flights departing daily on this route. Emirates is one of the carriers that operates regular services on this route with flights departing every 1-2 days.

Quickest air route

Melbourne International Airport to Cape Town International Airport

Departs from

Departs from

2 days 7h

Daily

19,332 km

12,012 mi.

1 transfer

1 stop

Operating carriersDepartsAircraft types
Carrier Identifier: EKEmirates
Every 1-2 daysBoeing 777-300ER+1 others
Carrier Identifier: QRQatar AirwaysF
2-4 times a weekBoeing 777-200F Freighter+1 others
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Most frequent

Melbourne International Airport to OR Tambo International Airport

Departs from

Departs from

2 days 11h

1-2 times a day

13,184 km

8,192 mi.

1 transfer

No stops

Operating carriersDepartsAircraft types
Carrier Identifier: QFQantasF
Every 1-2 weeksBoeing 747-400 Freighter+7 others
Carrier Identifier: SQSingapore AirlinesF
Every 1-2 weeksBoeing 747-400 Freighter+2 others
Carrier Identifier: EYEtihad AirwaysF
Every 1-2 weeksBoeing 777-200F Freighter+2 others
Carrier Identifier: EKEmirates
Every 1-2 daysBoeing 777-300ER+1 others
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Melbourne to Cape Town by Container ship

The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Cape Town by ship will take about 39 days 21h and departs from Melbourne (AUMEL) and arrives into Durban (ZADUR). There are ships departing 2-4 times a week on this route. OOCL is one of the carriers that operates regular services on this route with ships departing every 1-2 weeks.

Quickest ocean route

Melbourne to Durban

Port of loading

Port of loading

39 days 21h

2-4 times a week

18,990 km

11,800 mi.

1 transfer

2 stops

Operating carriersDepartsVessels
Carrier Identifier: OOLUOOCL
Every 1-2 weeksOOCL PANAMA+23 others
Carrier Identifier: COSUCOSCO
Every 1-2 weeksCOSCO ISTANBUL+25 others
Carrier Identifier: PCIUPIL
Every 1-2 weeksKOTA LAMBAI+4 others
Carrier Identifier: MSCUMSC
Every 2-4 weeksCONTI CORTESIA+23 others
Carrier Identifier: ONEYONE
Every 2-4 weeksWIDE JULIET+8 others
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