Melbourne to Johannesburg By Air freight, Container ship or Road

See the best way to ship your freight from Melbourne, Australia to Johannesburg, South Africa by Air, Sea and Road. Compare transit times, frequency, emissions, sailing schedules and much more.

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Melbourne to Johannesburg

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Air Freight

21h 47m, Every few hours

428kg CO₂ (per 100kg)

Container Ship

31 days 1h, 2-4 times a week

1.17t CO₂ (per TEU)

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Melbourne to Johannesburg by Air freight

The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Johannesburg by plane will take about 21h 47m and departs from Melbourne International Airport (MEL) and arrives into OR Tambo International Airport (JNB). There are flights departing every few hours on this route. Qantas is one of the carriers that operates regular services on this route with flights departing 2-4 times a week.

Quickest air route

Melbourne International Airport to OR Tambo International Airport

Departs from

Departs from

21h 47m
Every few hours
11,744 km
7,297 mi.
1 transfer
No stops

Estimated emissions

428kg CO₂ (per 100kg)

Operating carriersDeparture frequencyAircraft types
Carrier Identifier: QFQantas
2-4 times a weekBoeing 737-800 (winglets)+5 others
Carrier Identifier: CXCathay Pacific
2-4 times a weekBoeing 777-300ER+1 others
Carrier Identifier: EYEtihad Airways
Every 1-2 daysBoeing 777-300ER+1 others
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Melbourne to Johannesburg by Container ship

The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Johannesburg by ship will take about 31 days 1h and departs from Melbourne (AUMEL) and arrives into Durban (ZADUR). There are vessels departing 2-4 times a week on this route. COSCO 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

31 days 1h
2-4 times a week
14,498 km
9,009 mi.
1 transfer
2 stops

Estimated emissions

1.17t CO₂ (per TEU)

Service LinesService TypeDeparture frequencyServicing Carriers
Carrier Identifier: COSUAAA2 / AA2 → ZAX3 / SAF3 / FAX
TransshipmentEvery 1-2 weeksCOSCO, OOCL, PIL
Carrier Identifier: COSUASAL / ASA → ZAX2 / SAF2
TransshipmentEvery 1-2 weeksCOSCO, OOCL
Carrier Identifier: PCIUAAA1 / AA1 → ZAX3 / SAF3 / FAX
TransshipmentEvery 1-2 weeksPIL, OOCL, COSCO
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