Cheap flights from Cape Town to Durban

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Cape Town (CPT) to Durban (DUR)

All the information you need to plan the best CPT to DUR flight in 2022: compare Cape Town to Durban flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Durban.
CPT - DUR
Price
R135 - R205
DUR
Temperature
17 - 25 °C
DUR
Rainfall
30 - 130 mm

Popular in

October

High demand for flights, 20% potential price rise

Cheapest in

July

Best time to find cheap flights, 18% potential price drop

Round-trip from

R2 153

From Cape Town Intl to Durban King Shaka Intl

One-way from

R1 722

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

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly return from Cape Town to Durban?

Users have found that flying from Cape Town to Durban on a Saturday typically leans towards higher prices. However, this doesn’t mean you still can’t find a deal. Flexibility with other aspects of your flight can still land a great price for your trip.

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

July is one of the best times of the year to fly to Durban from Cape Town. Prices for July average R2 620 per person but you can even find prices for as low as R1 563. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of October. Opting for a July flight can save you 24% on your journey compared to booking in October

How far in advance should I book a flight from Cape Town to Durban?

To save up to 22% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 60 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Cape Town to Durban from R2 711 1-2 weeks out and tickets from R2 982 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Cape Town to Durban in the morning. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 16% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the evening.

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

The best prices found for CPT to DUR flights in June, July
28 Jul - 1 Aug
R2 089pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
20 Jul - 27 Jul
R2 344pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
28 Jul - 1 Aug
R2 424pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Cape Town Intl to Durban 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Durban from Cape Town found for this year
23 Aug - 25 Aug
R1 786pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
24 Aug - 31 Aug
R2 009pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
24 Aug - 31 Aug
R2 025pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Direct flights to Durban from Cape Town

Save time with Cape Town to Durban direct flight deals
23 Aug - 25 Aug
R1 786pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
24 Aug - 31 Aug
R2 009pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
24 Aug - 31 Aug
R2 025pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Last-minute flights from Cape Town to Durban

Late deals on return flights to Durban from Cape Town, departing today and this week
1 Jul - 4 Jul
R3 125pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
Direct
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
28 Jun - 12 Jul
R3 332pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
3 Jul - 10 Jul
R3 603pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl

One-way flights to King Shaka Intl from Cape Town

The cheapest one-way flights from Cape Town to Durban
14:40 - 15:10
Multiple Airlines
1 stop
24h 30m
CPT - DUR
Multiple Airlines
R1 722
Gotogate
14:40 - 3:00
Airlink
1 stop
12h 20m
CPT - DUR
Airlink
R1 738
FlightNetwork
15:40 - 17:45
FlySafair
Direct
2h 05m
CPT - DUR
FlySafair
R1 754
Travelwings

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Cape Town to Durban

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

Booking a flight from Cape Town Intl (CPT) to Durban King Shaka Intl (DUR) is your only option if you wish to fly from Cape Town to Durban. On a typical day, there are 6 flights from Cape Town Intl to King Shaka Intl, all of which are around 2h 00m for a nonstop flight. You can also purchase a plane ticket from 8 airlines when you book a flight from Cape Town Intl to Durban.

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

Some of the carriers operating flights from Cape Town Intl to Durban King Shaka 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 Cape Town to Durban for under R1 800 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Cape Town to Durban for under R1 800. The cheapest flight booked recently is on FlySafair for just R1 786, but on average you can expect to pay R2 216.

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

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Cape Town to Durban under R1 800. A good price for a direct flight from Cape Town to Durban is less than R2 216.

Are there last-minute flights available from Cape Town to Durban for under R3 200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Cape Town to Durban within the next 7 days for less than R3 200.

How popular is this Cape Town to Durban flight route?

Flights from Cape Town Intl to Durban King Shaka Intl have been viewed 54 630 times in the past calendar month.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Cape Town to Durban round-trip?

Our cheapest airline available from Cape Town to Durban is FlySafair. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as R1 786 on this airline. FlySafair is 31% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

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

When booking a flight from Cape Town to Durban, 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 Cape Town to Durban?

On average you can expect to pay R32 510 for a flight from Cape Town to Durban. The cheapest flight overall is R920 while the most popular route, (Cape Town Intl - Durban King Shaka Intl) is currently priced at R1 786.

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

The top 3 most reliable airlines when flying from Cape Town to Durban are FlySafair (97%), Kulula (78%) and British Airways (78%).

How long is the flight from Cape Town to Durban?

Cape Town to Durban flights take just under 2 hours.

Which airlines operate flights from Cape Town to Durban?

Flag carriers like British Airways operate on this route, as well as budget airlines like Safair, kulula and Mango Airlines. To compare all Cape Town to Durban flight options, use the Cheapflights search tool and add filters to narrow down your results.

How frequent are flights between Cape Town and Durban?

Although this is the quietest of South Africa’s Golden Triangle routes, there are still more than eight flights from Cape Town to Durban a day.

Which airports serve Cape Town and Durban?

You’ll set off from Cape Town International Airport (CPT) and arrive at Durban’s King Shaka International Airport (DUR).

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

To find a cheap flight from Cape Town to Durban, fly from Cape Town International to King Shaka International. For the best deals, use the search tool to view prices of all available flights on this route, and to compare costs on different travel dates. And don’t forget to factor in additional costs, like transport in your destination, when you calculate the price of your ticket.

What is there to do in Durban?

Cheap flights from Cape Town to Durban are a great way to see more of South Africa. And if you’ve already done Cape Town and Johannesburg, Durban should definitely be next on your list. South Africa’s third-largest city is home to a string of beautiful beaches that go by the name of the Golden Mile. And there are game reserves close by, not to mention attractions like the Botanic Gardens, Moses Mabhida Stadium and uShaka Marine World to check off your list. Weather-wise, Durban has a sub-tropical climate with an average summer temperature of 24°C. Cape Town, meanwhile, has a Mediterranean climate with cooler winters and a year-round average of 17°C.Ready to book cheap flights from Cape Town to Durban? Use the Search Flights function to find your tickets today.

How busy are the airports in Cape Town and Durban?

Cape Town is home to just one commercial airport - Cape Town International Airport (CPT), which is fairly close to the city centre of Cape Town. The modern airport has dedicated domestic and international terminals, which are connected by a check-in terminal between them. Both terminals are split into an arrivals level below and a departures level above, featuring duty free shops, restaurants, prayer rooms and lounges. Most restaurants typically close by night. If you do not intend on driving to the airport, you can get to Cape Town International Airport with a shuttle bus service from the Cape Town city centre. Durban as well is home to just one commercial airport - King Shaka International Airport (DUR), which is a moderate distance from the city centre of Durban. A modern airport that opened in 2010, it has a single passenger terminal which also has an upper level for departures and a lower level for arrivals. The terminal has a good selection of shops and restaurants that stay open till late. King Shaka International Airport has many international car hire providers on site, and designated airport buses offer hourly service from the airport to the city centre at affordable prices.

Which airlines fly direct from Cape Town to Durban?

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

What are the options for stopping over between Cape Town to Durban?

Although Cape Town to Durban is a short flight, you may be able to save some money by choosing to take a stopover in Johannesburg, usually in Lanseria International Airport (HLA) or O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB). However, these stopovers can range from around 2 hours to 17 hours long, and increase the length of your journey by around 3 hours to 19 hours. On top of that, they are usually around the same price as direct flights when booked in advance.

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

Since Cape Town to Durban is an internal flight within the same country, a visa will not be required to board the flight. However, a government issued photo id that is valid will be needed, which might mean a current passport for foreigners, or for South African residents, an ID Book or a driving licence issued in South Africa. Minors will require a Birth Certificate, or a certified copy of it which is no older than 3 months old. For those under 16 years old, they will need written permission from their guardian or parents, as well as their Identification or birth certificate.

Alternative routes for Cape Town to Durban

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

Destination information for Durban

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Cape Town to Durban.
Flight duration from CPT to DUR
2h 12m
Average temperature for June in Durban
24.0 °C
Avg rainfall for June in Durban
35.0 mm

Airports servicing Cape Town

Airports servicing Durban

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

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Cape Town to Durban 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
R662 R1 670 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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FlySafair
R1 141 R2 407 No cancel fee N/A
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Kulula
R1 332 R2 255 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 581 R2 613 No cancel fee 70%
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Cemair
R1 826 R3 749 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 794 R3 030 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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Hahn Air Systems
R3 616 R4 970 No cancel fee N/A

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

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Hourly flight availability from Cape Town to Durban

See what time of day planes typically take off from Cape Town towards Durban.
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 34% of flight departures
Morning 6 AM to midday 33% of flight departures
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 33% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of flight departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Cape Town to Durban
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Cape Town to Durban.
Sunday
5 daily flights
Monday
7 daily flights
Tuesday
6 daily flights
Wednesday
7 daily flights
Thursday
7 daily flights
Friday
7 daily flights
Saturday
6 daily flights
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