Cheap Flights to Durban

Durban photo

Durban overview

As one of South Africa’s best year-round sub-tropical destinations, Durban makes for a fantastic family holiday haven. From its exotic cuisine to its rich cultural heritage, the city of Durban promises a colorful and vibrant mash of experiences to be had for all travelers taking a cheap flight to this hypnotic and colorful city. Durban has it all - from the pristine beaches to the hot and happening food scene, the nightlife, the thrilling adventures, and of course, a great shopping scene!

When is the best time to fly toDurban?

Peak season:

It can be hard to find cheap flight deals to Durban during the months of December through February, which is when the city experiences its peak tourism season. Durban’s Prickly Pear Festival, held annually in February, is a great event to attend and might be well worth experiencing, but keep in mind that this yearly festival (held in Nelson Mandela Bay) attracts huge crowds and might also be a reason for increased flight and accommodation charges.

Off season:

When the winter months arrive in Durban (between June and August), temperatures drop, and the city sees a decline in tourist activity. The winter months might therefore be a perfect time for you to find and book cheap flights to Durban. The off season in Durban has one booming period in which you should expect to be surrounded by large crowds: July. More specifically, the Vodacom Durban July, a prestigious horse racing event that takes place at the Greyville Racecourse and attracts roughly 50,000 spectators. If you wish to attend the event, keep in mind that you’ll have to book your flights and accommodation well in advance to witness this showdown!

When is the best time to book a flight toDurban?

Since Durban is pretty much a year-round destination, there isn’t a wrong time to book your cheap flights to or from the city. Keep in mind that you should make your bookings well in advance should you wish to visit Durban over the peak tourism season or if you’d like to attend the grand Durban July event. Another way of ensuring you find the best possible deals on flights to Durban is by being a little flexible with your travel dates and comparing offers from a range of airlines, based on a few different dates and times.


How long is the flight toDurban?

Johannesburg to Durban                     1 hour, 5 minutes
Cape Town to Durban                        2 hours, 5 minutes
Bloemfontein to Durban                      1 hour, 5 minutes

Which airlines operate flights toDurban?

Although there are various airlines that all offer cheap flights to Durban, you’ll have to consider whether a budget flight ticket or more onboard comfort is essential to your needs. Airlines such as British Airways, South African Airways, Mango, Kulula, and SA Express are among the most popular carriers used by South African’s traveling to and from Durban.

How to get from the airport to the city center?

Upon your arrival at the King Shaka International Airport, there are a few options you may want to consider as far as your trip into town goes. You can use one of the buses that operate transfers between the airport and the city, but you’ll have to book your bus tickets in advance to make use of these services. Alternatively, you can also rent a car from one of the rental companies at the airport, or for a quick transfer to the city center; you can also book an Uber transfer.

Durban insider information

  • Durban is home to a stretch of beaches - known as The Golden Mile - which runs from South Beach all the way to the upmarket Suncoast Casino. These beaches are renowned for their beautiful golden sands and surfing opportunities on offer.
  • If you’re not sure where to start planning your itinerary for your Durban adventures, feel free to pick up some pointers from our local experts!
  • Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or a traveler just looking to experience as much as you possibly can down in Durban, there’s always something to keep you smiling while you’re visiting the city. Why not consider one of these great Durban adventures?
  • Nature enthusiast should consider a visit to the Tembe Elephant Park, a 300-square kilometer nature reserve situated between Zululand and Mozambique. On offer here is the opportunity of seeing South Africa’s last free-ranging elephants (some 200 of them!), along with other inhabitants of the park such as Lions, Rhino, Buffalo, Cheetah, and an abundance of African antelope.

Find the best prices for you!

Prices found by our users for South African departures to Durban

Airports for Durban

Cheapest flights to South Africa

How much do things cost in Durban?

Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
R 17.99
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
R 29.32
Large bottle of water
R 14.49
Petrol (1 litre)
R 13.68
One-way ticket (local transport)
R 10.05
1 km taxi journey
R 12.06
Taxi - fixed fee
R 20.11
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
R 30.16
Cheap meal
R 105.57
R 24.56
3 course meal for 2
R 402.16
How much does an apartment cost in Durban?
3 bedroom apartment in city centre
R 8510
3 bedroom apartment outside of centre
R 10325
1 bedroom apartment in city centre
R 4705
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre
R 5087

International departures to Durban