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 transit times, emissions, 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 4h and departs from Melbourne International Airport (MEL) and arrives into Cape Town International Airport (CPT). There are flights departing 2-4 times a day on this route. Singapore Airlines 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 4h

2-4 times a day

15,743 km

9,782 mi.

1 transfer

1 stop

Estimated emissions

531kg-917kg CO₂ (per 100kg)

Operating carriersDepartsAircraft types
Carrier Identifier: SQSingapore Airlines
Every 1-2 daysAirbus A350-900+1 others
Carrier Identifier: EKEmirates
Every 1-2 daysBoeing 777-300ER+1 others
Carrier Identifier: QRQatar AirwaysF
Every 1-2 weeksBoeing 777-200F Freighter+2 others
Carrier Identifier: TKTurkish Airlines
2-4 times a weekAirbus A350-900+1 others
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Most frequent

Melbourne International Airport to OR Tambo International Airport

Departs from

Departs from

3 days 13h

2-4 times a day

20,205 km

12,555 mi.

1 transfer

No stops

Estimated emissions

428kg-966kg CO₂ (per 100kg)

Operating carriersDepartsAircraft types
Carrier Identifier: QFQantasF
Every 1-2 weeksBAE Systems 146-300 Freighter+5 others
Carrier Identifier: CXCathay Pacific
2-4 times a weekBoeing 777-300ER+1 others
Carrier Identifier: EYEtihad Airways
2-4 times a weekBoeing 777-300ER+1 others
Carrier Identifier: QRQatar AirwaysF
Every 1-2 weeksBoeing 777-200F Freighter+2 others
Carrier Identifier: EKEmirates
1-2 times a dayBoeing 777-300ER+2 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 40 days 7h and departs from Melbourne (AUMEL) and arrives into Durban (ZADUR). There are vessels departing 2-4 times a week on this route. OOCL is one of the carriers that operates regular services on this route with vessels departing every 1-2 weeks.

Quickest ocean route

Melbourne to Durban

Port of loading

Port of loading

40 days 7h

2-4 times a week

19,129 km

11,886 mi.

1 transfer

2 stops

Estimated emissions

1.41t-1.47t CO₂ (per TEU)

Operating carriersDepartsVessels
Carrier Identifier: OOLUOOCL
Every 1-2 weeksOOCL CHICAGO+22 others
Carrier Identifier: COSUCOSCO
1-2 times a weekCOSCO GENOA+41 others
Carrier Identifier: PCIUPIL
Every 2-4 weeksKOTA LAMBAI+13 others
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Closest seaports

Melbourne to Ngqura

Port of loading

Port of loading

49 days 17h

Every 2-4 weeks

20,661 km

12,838 mi.

1 transfer

5 stops

Estimated emissions

1.36t CO₂ (per TEU)

Operating carriersDepartsVessels
Carrier Identifier: MSCUMSC
Every 2-4 weeksC HAMBURG+15 others
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