Cheap flights from Durban to Cape Town

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The best prices from Durban King Shaka Intl to Cape Town Intl are usually found in July or August, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Tuesday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from Durban to Cape Town

All the information you need to plan the best DUR to CPT flight in 2021: compare Durban to Cape Town flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cape Town.

DUR - CPT

Price

R106 - R163

CPT

Temperature

12 - 21 °C

CPT

Precipitation

20 - 100 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 25% potential price rise

Cheapest in

July

Best time to find cheap flights, 14% potential price drop

Round-trip from

R1 700

From Durban King Shaka Intl to Cape Town Intl

One-way from

R1 396

One-way flight from Durban King Shaka Intl to Cape Town Intl

What is the cheapest day to fly return from Durban to Cape Town?

Departing on a Tuesday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 14% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Durban to Cape Town?

July can be a great time to fly to Cape Town from Durban with a flight ticket averaging about R1 970. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of July for as cheap as R1 380. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Durban to Cape Town (DUR - CPT)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Durban to Cape Town is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the afternoon tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the evening could potentially save you up to 8% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Durban to Cape Town in December, January 2021

The best prices found for DUR to CPT flights in December, January
Jan 26 - Feb 2
DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

2h 10m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

Nonstop

2h 00m
R1 203

Kulula

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Deal found 11/29/21

Jan 29 - Feb 2
DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

2h 10m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

Nonstop

2h 00m
R1 347

Kulula

View Deal

Deal found 11/29/21

Jan 21 - Jan 23
DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

2h 10m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

Nonstop

2h 00m
R1 428

Kulula

View Deal

Deal found 11/30/21

Durban to Cape Town 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from Durban found for this year
Dec 6 - Dec 8
DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

2h 20m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

Nonstop

2h 05m
R2 037

FlySafair

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Deal found 11/30/21

Dec 1 - Dec 8
DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

2h 20m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

Nonstop

2h 05m
R2 133

FlySafair

View Deal

Deal found 11/30/21

Dec 4 - Dec 8
DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

2h 20m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

Nonstop

2h 05m
R2 182

FlySafair

View Deal

Deal found 11/30/21

Direct flights to Cape Town from Durban

Save time with Durban to Cape Town direct flight deals
Jan 26 - Feb 2
DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

2h 10m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

Nonstop

2h 00m
R1 203

Kulula

View Deal

Deal found 11/29/21

Mar 16 - Mar 18
DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

2h 10m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

Nonstop

2h 00m
R1 267

Kulula

View Deal

Deal found 11/30/21

Feb 7 - Feb 16
DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

2h 10m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

Nonstop

2h 00m
R1 331

Kulula

View Deal

Deal found 11/30/21

Last-minute flights from Durban to Cape Town

Late deals on return flights to Cape Town from Durban, departing today and this week
Dec 6 - Dec 8
DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

2h 20m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

Nonstop

2h 05m
R2 037

FlySafair

View Deal

Deal found 11/30/21

Dec 7 - Dec 8
DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

2h 20m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

Nonstop

2h 05m
R2 278

FlySafair

View Deal

Deal found 11/29/21

Dec 6 - Dec 7
DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

2h 20m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

Nonstop

2h 00m
R2 374

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 11/30/21

One-way flights to Cape Town Intl from Durban

The cheapest one-way flights from Durban to Cape Town
Feb 2
DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

2h 10m
R561

Kulula

View Deal

Deal found 12/1/21

Feb 19
DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

2h 10m
R690

Kulula

View Deal

Deal found 11/29/21

Jan 17
DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

2h 10m
R722

Kulula

View Deal

Deal found 11/30/21

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Durban to Cape Town flights.

Cheap flights from Durban to Cape Town

Cape Town sprawls out on the south-west coast of South Africa, sandwiched between towering Table Mountain and the wild Atlantic Ocean. And while the landscape around might be rugged, the city is a series of colourful neighbourhoods packed with polished museums, parks, boardwalks and wine bars.Best of all, it’s really easy to find cheap direct flights from Durban to Cape Town – just try out our smart search engine.

How long is the flight from Durban to Cape Town?

Thinking of flying direct? The journey is 2 hours 15 minutes long. Indirect flights can take up to 12 hours.

Which airlines operate flights from Durban to Cape Town?

Mango Airlines offers the most direct flights between Durban and Cape Town, followed by British Airways, kulula.com and Safair.Carriers such as South African Airways offer flights with stopovers.

How frequent are flights between Durban and Cape Town?

Very. You’ve got a choice of up to 45 flights a day – and 13 of these are direct.

Which airports serve Durban and Cape Town?

Planes fly from Durban International Airport to Cape Town International Airport.

Which direct flight route between Durban and Cape Town is cheapest?

Mango Airlines and British Airways usually offer the cheapest Durban to Cape Town flights.Table Mountain, the Cape of Good Hope, Boulders Beach – the scenery around Cape Town really knows how to pack a punch.The city itself is a mishmash of sleek harbourfronts, grand galleries and rainbow-bright houses. And the recent past is never far away. Just take a look at the District Six Museum and Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years in prison.There’s another reason to snag a cheap flight from Durban to Cape Town – the weather. Cape Town gets around 650 extra hours of sunshine a year.Check out our search engine – it highlights the cheapest, smartest and quickest flights, making it easy to find the best route for you.

What airports do I use to fly from Durban to Cape Town?

Cape Town Intl is the airport most travellers will use when flying to Cape Town from Durban King Shaka Intl. Booking flights from King Shaka Intl (DUR) to Cape Town Intl (CPT) should be relatively easy as there are 14 daily flights to Cape Town from 5 different airlines. 2h 10m is how long a flight from Durban to Cape Town Intl will take if you book a nonstop flight.

Which airlines flying from Durban King Shaka Intl to Cape Town Intl have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from Durban King Shaka Intl to Cape Town Intl that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Mango, British Airways, and FlySafair. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Can I find flights from Durban to Cape Town for under R1 300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Durban to Cape Town for under R1 300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Kulula for just R1 203, but on average you can expect to pay R1 492.

Are there direct flights from Durban to Cape Town for under R1 300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Durban to Cape Town under R1 300. A good price for a direct flight from Durban to Cape Town is less than R1 492.

Are there last-minute flights available from Durban to Cape Town for under R2 100?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Durban to Cape Town within the next 7 days for less than R2 100.

What days are direct flights available from Durban to Cape Town?

Direct flights are available for this route on the following days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday.

How popular is this Durban to Cape Town flight route?

Flights from Durban King Shaka Intl to Cape Town Intl have been viewed 73 934 times in the past calendar month.

How many flights depart from Durban to Cape Town on average per day?

Travellers can expect 5 flights from Durban to Cape Town on average per day.
Morning (6am - Midday) - 60% of flight departures
Afternoon (Midday - 6pm) - 20% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 20% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Durban to Cape Town?

Departing from Durban to Cape Town will take you 2h 10m. There are 1283 km between Durban and Cape Town. All flights are typically direct.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Durban to Cape Town round-trip?

Kulula, at R1 203, was found to be the cheapest airline from Durban to Cape Town. An alternate airline flying to your destination would be FlySafair. These flights start at 38% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Durban to Cape Town one-way?

R561 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Kulula. You may also be able to find cheap deals on FlySafair and Airlink, with prices starting from R995 and R1 412, respectively.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Durban to Cape Town?

When booking a flight from Durban to Cape Town, you may want to consider flying on British Airways, FlySafair or Mango as they are the most popular for this route.

What are the most reliable airlines from Durban to Cape Town?

The top 3 most reliable airlines when flying from Durban to Cape Town are FlySafair (98%), British Airways (93%) and Cemair (92%).

What are the cheapest flights from Durban to Cape Town?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for R680. While the most popular route (Durban King Shaka Intl - Cape Town Intl) can be booked for R1 203 on average our data indicates R1 278 when flying from Durban to Cape Town.

What are the most eco-friendly airlines from Durban to Cape Town?

When flying to Cape Town from Durban, you're most likely to look at booking your flight through the Cheapflights' website on one of the local airlines as they have the most affordable airfares depending on when you decide to fly. Alternatively, if you are more concerned about keeping our planet safe and want to do your part, we would recommend booking through British Airways for a sustainable travel operator. British Airways are somewhat of a leader in the fight against carbon emission reduction strategies. One of their most innovative solutions is a concept called carbon offsetting, which means that the company invests in technologies and programs that counteract carbon emissions and fight against global warming. When you book your ticket you will be given the option of paying for a ticket that includes a contribution which will be invested by the airline in a specific project.

How can I fly more sustainably from Durban to Cape Town?

Making sure your luggage is as light as possible when you fly the short distance from Durban to Cape Town is a way for you as a traveller to contribute to eco-friendly travel. The first thing you can do is purchase light cases made of polycarbonate that are strong enough to withstand the fast-paced movement of a busy airport, but light enough to be hassle-free and lend to minimal additional weight. Next, carefully consider your clothing choices and coordinate your outfits to be able to interchange fewer items to achieve multiple looks with less clothing. Remove any excess packaging from items like toiletries to further reduce unnecessary weight in your case. Another option is to pick airlines that engage in recycled materials where possible, for example, Lift Airlines serve all the available meals in 100% recycled packaging, bought from companies that support local recycling projects.

Alternative routes for Durban to Cape Town

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Top 5 airlines flying from Durban to Cape Town

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Durban to Cape Town choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Kulula
CheapestR1 191
AverageR1 860
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time84%
COVID-19 safety
FlySafair
CheapestR1 268
AverageR2 374
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-timeN/A
COVID-19 safety
Mango
CheapestR1 420
AverageR2 164
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-timeN/A
COVID-19 safety
British Airways
CheapestR1 542
AverageR2 176
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time70%
COVID-19 safety
South African
CheapestR2 160
AverageR3 527
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time78%
COVID-19 safety

Hourly flight availability from Durban to Cape Town

See what time of day planes typically take off from Durban to Cape Town
1%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
47%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
43%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
9%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM

Weekly flight availability from Durban to Cape Town

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Durban to Cape Town
Sunday11daily flights
Monday17daily flights
Tuesday11daily flights
Wednesday17daily flights
Thursday15daily flights
Friday15daily flights
Saturday12daily flights