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 5h and departs from Melbourne International Airport (MEL) and arrives into Cape Town International Airport (CPT). There are flights departing 2-4 times a week on this route. Emirates is one of the carriers that operates regular services on this route with flights departing 1-2 times a week.

Quickest air route

Melbourne International Airport to Cape Town International Airport

Departs from

Departs from

2 days 5h

2-4 times a week

19,332 km

12,012 mi.

1 transfer

No stops

Operating carriersDepartsAircraft types
Carrier Identifier: EKEmirates
1-2 times a weekAirbus A380+1 others
Carrier Identifier: QRQatar Airways
1-2 times a weekBoeing 777-300ER
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Most frequent

Melbourne International Airport to OR Tambo International Airport

Departs from

Departs from

2 days 10h

Daily

12,465 km

7,745 mi.

1 transfer

No stops

Operating carriersDepartsAircraft types
Carrier Identifier: QFQantasF
1-2 times a weekAirbus A330-200+6 others
Carrier Identifier: SQSingapore Airlines
Every 4-6 weeksAirbus A350-900+1 others
Carrier Identifier: EKEmirates
2-4 times a weekAirbus A380
Carrier Identifier: EYEtihad Airways
Every 2-4 weeksBoeing 777-300ER+2 others
Carrier Identifier: QRQatar Airways
2-4 times a weekBoeing 777-300ER
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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 9h and departs from Melbourne (AUMEL) and arrives into Cape Town (ZACPT). There are ships departing every 2-4 weeks on this route. COSCO is one of the carriers that operates regular services on this route with ships departing every 2-4 weeks.

Quickest ocean route

Melbourne to Cape Town

Port of loading

Port of loading

40 days 9h

Every 2-4 weeks

18,761 km

11,657 mi.

2 transfers

1 stop

Operating carriersDepartsVessels
Carrier Identifier: COSUCOSCO
Every 2-4 weeksCOSCO GENOA+3 others
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