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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 Wednesday

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Durban (DUR) to Cape Town (CPT)

All the information you need to plan the best DUR to CPT flight in 2022: 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
Rainfall
20 - 100 mm

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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 703

From Durban King Shaka Intl to Cape Town Intl

One-way from

R1 237

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

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
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 morning tend to be the most expensive. A flight at midday could potentially save you up to 11% on airfare.

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 974. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of July for as cheap as R1 382. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

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 6% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

Cheap flights from Durban to Cape Town in May, June 2022

The best prices found for DUR to CPT flights in May, June
18 May - 20 May
R1 767pp
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl
British Airways
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
Direct
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl
18 May - 25 May
R1 783pp
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl
17 May - 19 May
R1 800pp
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl
British Airways
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
Direct
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl

Durban King Shaka Intl to Cape Town 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from Durban found for this year
18 May - 20 May
R1 767pp
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl
British Airways
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
Direct
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl
18 May - 25 May
R1 783pp
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl
17 May - 19 May
R1 800pp
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl
British Airways
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
Direct
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl

Direct flights to Cape Town from Durban

Save time with Durban to Cape Town direct flight deals
30 May - 31 May
R1 783pp
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl
British Airways
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
Direct
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl
24 May - 31 May
R1 816pp
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl
24 May - 31 May
R1 864pp
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl

Last-minute flights from Durban to Cape Town

Late deals on return flights to Cape Town from Durban, departing today and this week
18 May - 20 May
R1 767pp
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl
British Airways
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
Direct
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl
18 May - 25 May
R1 783pp
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl
17 May - 19 May
R1 800pp
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl
British Airways
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
Direct
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl

One-way flights to Cape Town Intl from Durban

The cheapest one-way flights from Durban to Cape Town
15:10 - 17:20
British Airways
Direct
2h 10m
DUR - CPT
British Airways
R1 237
Travelgenio
10:35 - 15:20
Kulula
1 stop
4h 45m
DUR - CPT
Kulula
R1 494
Kiwi.com
3:55 - 12:40
FlySafair
1 stop
8h 45m
DUR - CPT
FlySafair
R1 510
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Durban</span> to <span class="emphasized">Cape Town</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Durban to Cape Town

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 12 daily flights to Cape Town from 9 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 FlySafair, Kulula, and British Airways. 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 800 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Durban to Cape Town for under R1 800. The cheapest flight booked recently is on British Airways for just R1 783, but on average you can expect to pay R1 976.

Are there direct flights from Durban to Cape Town for under R1 800 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Durban to Cape Town under R1 800. A good price for a direct flight from Durban to Cape Town is less than R1 976.

Are there last-minute flights available from Durban to Cape Town for under R1 800?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Durban to Cape Town within the next 7 days for less than R1 800.

How popular is this Durban to Cape Town flight route?

Flights from Durban King Shaka Intl to Cape Town Intl have been viewed 88 384 times in the past calendar month.

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

British Airways, at R1 783, was found to be the cheapest airline from Durban to Cape Town.Alternate airlines flying return to your destination include FlySafair and Kulula. These flights start at 9% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

R803 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from FlySafair. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Kulula and British Airways, with prices starting from R980 and R1 028, 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 Airlink, Cemair or British Airways as they are the most popular for this route.

What are the cheapest flights from Durban to Cape Town?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for R876. While the most popular route (Durban King Shaka Intl - Cape Town Intl) can be booked for R1 783 on average our data indicates R4 918 when flying from Durban to Cape Town.

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%), Qatar Airways (75%) and Cemair (72%).

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.

How busy are the airports in Durban and Cape Town?

Durban is home to a single commercial airport - King Shaka International Airport (DUR) - which is north of the city centre of Durban. It is a modern airport that opened in 2010; it has a single passenger terminal with an upper level for Departures and a lower level for Arrivals. The terminal is well-serviced with shops and restaurants that conveniently stay open till late at night. If you do not plan on driving, designated airport buses offer an hourly service to the airport from the city centre at an affordable price. Cape Town is also served by a single commercial airport - Cape Town International Airport (CPT) - a short distance south-east from the city centre of Cape Town. The airport has modern facilities in its Domestic and International terminals, which are joined by a central Check-In terminal. The terminals are similarly split into a Departures level above and an Arrivals level below, featuring lounges, duty-free shops, restaurants, and prayer rooms. The restaurants typically close by late evening. The airport has car hire providers on site, 24 hours a day, as well as shuttle buses that will take you to the Cape Town city centre and other destinations in the Western Cape.

Which airlines fly directly from Durban to Cape Town?

As it is a short flight, roughly 2 hours, almost all airlines will fly directly from Durban to Cape Town. This includes Cemair, FlySafair, and British Airways.

What are the stopover options between Durban to Cape Town?

Although Durban to Cape Town is a short flight, you can sometimes save money by opting to take an extra stopover, usually in O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg. However, these stopovers can range from around 2 hours to 17 hours long, and increase the duration of your journey by around 3 hours to 19 hours, while usually saving less than R1000. On top of that, direct flights are usually even cheaper as long as you book well in advance.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly from Durban to Cape Town?

Since Durban to Cape Town is an internal flight within South Africa, you will not need a visa to board the plane. However, a valid form of government issued photo ID will be required, which could mean a valid passport for foreign nationals, or for residents, simply an ID Book or a South African driving licence. Children will need a birth certificate, or a certified copy of it, which is no older than three months old. For passengers under 16 years old, written permission from their parents or guardians will be required, along with their ID or birth certificate.

Alternative routes for Durban to Cape Town

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

Destination information for Cape Town

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Durban to Cape Town.
Flight duration from DUR to CPT
2h 08m
Average temperature for May in Cape Town
22.0 °C
Avg rainfall for May in Cape Town
64.0 mm

Airports servicing Durban

Airports servicing Cape Town

Top 7 airlines flying from Durban King Shaka Intl to Cape Town Intl

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.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Mango
R679 R1 611 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Mango. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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China Airlines
R1 083 R1 110 No cancel fee 70%
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FlySafair
R1 384 R2 415 No cancel fee N/A
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Kulula
R1 481 R2 377 No cancel fee 84%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Kulula. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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British Airways
R1 591 R2 846 No cancel fee 70%
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Cemair
R1 925 R3 661 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Cemair. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Airlink
R2 814 R3 002 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Airlink. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Hourly flight availability from Durban to Cape Town

See what time of day planes typically take off from Durban towards Cape Town.
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 41% of flight departures
Morning 6 AM to midday 33% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 15% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 11% of flight departures
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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.
Sunday
9 daily flights
Monday
15 daily flights
Tuesday
14 daily flights
Wednesday
15 daily flights
Thursday
15 daily flights
Friday
12 daily flights
Saturday
10 daily flights
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