Cheap flights to Durban

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23 May — 30 May1
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Flights to Durban in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 16% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price$1,318Average for return flights in May 2022
Return from$1,487From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Durban King Shaka Intl
One-way from$1,157One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) to Durban King Shaka Intl (DUR)

Cheap flights to Durban in May, June 2022

The best prices found for DUR flights for May, June
20 May - 22 May
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

2 stops

60h 40m
DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

50h 50m
$2,015

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 15-5-22

20 May - 22 May
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

1 stop

42h 35m
DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

27h 25m
$2,069

Emirates

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Deal found 15-5-22

20 May - 22 May
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

1 stop

42h 35m
DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

50h 50m
$2,079

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 15-5-22

Durban 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Durban found for this year
1 Aug. - 9 Aug.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

2 stops

23h 25m
DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

28h 45m
$1,487

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 17-5-22

1 Aug. - 8 Aug.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

2 stops

23h 25m
DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

35h 45m
$1,491

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 16-5-22

8 Aug. - 15 Aug.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

2 stops

23h 25m
DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

25h 05m
$1,499

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 15-5-22

What is the cheapest month to fly to Durban?

The cheapest ticket to Durban found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

$1,961

February

$1,719

March

$1,809

April

$2,062

May

$1,732

June

$1,773

July

$1,639

August

$1,695

September

$1,876

October

$1,621

November

$2,020

December

$2,374

Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Durban is October. The most expensive month for flights is December. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Durban?

Average Durban flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

SYD - DUR

Price

$1,620 - $5,889

DUR

Temperature

17 - 25 °C

DUR

Rainfall

30 - 130 mm

When is the best time to book a flight to Durban?

The price you pay for your flight to Durban may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 60 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Durban?

At the moment, Wednesday is the most economical day to take a flight to Durban. Saturday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Durban?

To get the best value, try booking a flight in the afternoon when visiting Durban. Generally the prices will increase for flights at midday as these tend to have higher demand.

When to fly

Durban has a humid subtropical climate with hot, rainy summers and short warm, frost-free winters. In the summer months of December to February temperatures range from 28 degrees to 35 degrees making it a popular period for booking flights to Durban. In winter, the average temperature is between 20 and 23 degrees, this is usually the best time to find cheap flights to Durban. The city is occasionally affected by tropical storms and cyclones from mid-November to late April. Trying to avoid these storms is the Prickly Pear Festival in February which is hosted in Nelson Mandela Bay and is a celebration of traditional South African food and drink and draws in large crowds annually.

Durban’s subtropical weather makes it a year-round flight destination. The mild winters (June to August) mean sea temperatures stay warm and the hot summers will not disappoint sun lovers. If you are a horse racing fan, why not search for cheap flights to Durban and attend the South African equivalent of the Royal Ascot at Greyville. The Vodacom Durban July is Durban’s most prestigious horse racing event in the horse racing calendar which sees over 50,000 spectators gather to watch first class horse racing, enjoy fine cuisines and admirer national and international fashionistas that are out in full force.

Why visit

South Africa’s third-largest city, beachside Durban is a lively, year-round holiday destination. While the beach is certainly the focus for most visitors, the city’s shopping malls, bars and restaurants manage to draw travellers inland.

Dubbed the largest Indian city outside India, Durban fuses African and subcontinent cultures to form a unique sensory experience. Colonial and Art Deco buildings also reflect the South Africa’s European influence.

Located on South Africa’s east coast in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, travellers will find even more stunning scenery just beyond Durban’s city limits. To the north is the bustling coastal town of Umhlanga and to the south the Sapphire Coast, an endless sub-tropical paradise. 

In the west you’ll find the Valley of 1000 Hills with its nature reserves and cultural villages. A little further a?eld lie Big Five game reserves and the mighty UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park.

Travellers who take cheap flights to Durban experience the perfect combination of urban and coastal holidays. World-famous for stunning beaches like the Umhlanga Rocks, the Golden Mile and the Sapphire Coast, Durban caters for all seaside activities from surfing and kiting through to volleyball and just watching the world go by. If walking on the beach sounds too tame, it is possible to walk across the ocean floor, wearing breathing apparatus. Alternatively, real daredevils might like do a spot of shark diving at uShaka Marine World.

Safety Tips

As with any other major international city, travellers should take sensible precautions. For example, keep valuable jewellery, cameras, smart phones and so forth concealed, especially at night. When travelling in vehicles, keep windows closed and doors locked, with valuables out of sight.

Getting around Durban

Like in most South African cities, the best way to get around is by car. Be sure to check that you have the latest updated street maps and/or GPS as a number of street names have changed in recent years. There is a commuter train service between Durban and the surrounding area as far as Stanger on the north coast, Kelso on the south coast, and Cato Ridge inland. The local bus service covers most of the beachfront and central residential areas and the larger Aqualine buses run through the outer metropolitan area.

Both metered taxis and minibus taxis can be found in the city. Metered taxis must be called and ordered to a specific location. Minibus taxis (combi taxis) are the main form of transport for those locals who can’t afford private cars.

Durban’s iconic Zulu Rickshaw pullers have been around since the early 1900s, but today the remaining rickshaws mostly cater to tourists.

Getting downtown from the airport

The King Shaka International Airport (DUR) is located around 35 km from Durban. The Airport Shuttle runs regular departures to the beach and major hotels. These are fairly quick and cheap and they don’t need to be booked ahead of time, although they do stop at ten o’clock at night. Check with your accommodation as some will run their own services. Alternatively, for a more luxurious arrival in Durban, it is possible to hire a taxi, a limo, or a rental car direct from the airport.

What is good to know if travelling to Durban?

  • The Golden Mile (known to locals simply as “the Mile”) is named for the beaches near central Durban that stretch along the Indian Ocean from South Beach to the modern Suncoast Casino. It is well known for its excellent surfing and wide sandy beaches.
  • The uKhahlamba / Drakensberg Park is a World Heritage Site known for its exceptional natural beauty, soaring basaltic buttresses, dramatic cutbacks, and golden sandstone ramparts. The site is home to a many threatened species of birds and plants and the largest group of rock paintings south of the Sahara
  • Walk on the wild side with a cheetah walk at Le Sueur Cheetah and Wildlife Centre in the Nambiti Private Game Reserve. You’ll be joined on a two-hour stroll through the bush with a trained guide and cheetahs.
  • South Africa’s last free-ranging elephants are protected in the dry, sandy coastal belt forests of Tembe Elephant Park partly-owned and fully managed by the Tembe tribe. The 300sq km reserve between Zululand and Mozambique is home to more than 200 of the biggest elephants in the world. The largest of these gentle giants, Isilo, is thought to be about 50 years old, to weigh about seven tons and to stand at 3.2m tall. A stay at the park will see you tracking elephants, the Big Five, and a full range of African animals.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Durban?

Durban King Shaka Intl (DUR), located 29.2 km from the city centre, is the airport you fly into when you book flights to Durban.