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Cheap flights from Melbourne to Durban

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The best prices from Melbourne to Durban King Shaka Intl are usually found in February or August, booked 31 days in advance, depart on a Thursday or Monday and return on a Monday

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Melbourne (MEL) to Durban (DUR)

All the information you need to plan the best MEL to DUR flight in 2021: compare Melbourne to Durban flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Durban.
ME1 - DUR
Price
$1,372 - $1,943
DUR
Temperature
17 - 25 °C
DUR
Precipitation
30 - 130 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 20% potential price rise

Cheapest in

February

Best time to find cheap flights, 12% potential price drop

Average price

$1,696

Average for round-trip flights in سبتمبر 2021

Round-trip from

1,372﷼

From Melbourne 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 Melbourne to Durban?

Flying to your destination on a Thursday can be more expensive, but this shouldn’t discourage you from finding affordable options to get to Durban. Check prices with Cheapflights to find a great deal for your trip.

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

To save up to 14% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 32 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Melbourne to Durban from $1,715 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $1,836 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Melbourne to Durban?

The best pricing can be found in the month of February. Prices to Durban from Melbourne average $1,561. You can even find prices in February for less than $1,561, as users have found deals to Durban from as low as $1,075. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Durban from Melbourne. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 24%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne to Durban (ME1 - DUR)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Melbourne to Durban at midday. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 17% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the morning.

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Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to Durban

What airport do you fly into for flights to Durban from Melbourne?

If you book a flight to Durban from Melbourne, you will be flying to King Shaka Intl, which is the city’s only airport. Durban King Shaka Intl (DUR) is located 29.2 km from the centre of Durban. There are 0 flights from Melbourne to King Shaka Intl per day from 5 different airlines.

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

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like South African, Emirates, and Etihad Airways flying from Melbourne to Durban King Shaka Intl have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Melbourne to Durban King Shaka Intl to control the spread of COVID-19?

Etihad Airways is one of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. New policies for travellers booking flights from Melbourne to Durban King Shaka Intl include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitisation, use of HEPA filters, pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms, and socially-distanced seating (for a limited time). Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

How popular is this Melbourne to Durban flight route?

The Melbourne to Durban King Shaka Intl flight path was viewed by 450 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

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

The most popular airlines flying from Melbourne to Durban are Cathay Pacific, Emirates and Etihad Airways. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the cheapest flights from Melbourne to Durban?

While on average a flight from Melbourne to Durban is generally $2,403, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $1,187. When looking at the most popular route, (Melbourne - Durban King Shaka Intl), you can expect to pay $1,857 for that flight.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Durban, South Africa

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Durban from Melbourne?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Melbourne to Durban King Shaka Intl

Most visitors from Melbourne need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Durban King Shaka Intl.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Melbourne must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Durban King Shaka Intl.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Melbourne are not required to quarantine after entering Durban King Shaka Intl.

Documents
Health Declaration Form - Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Do I need a test to fly back to Melbourne from Durban?

Returning to Melbourne from Durban King Shaka Intl

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Durban King Shaka Intl must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Melbourne.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Durban King Shaka Intl are not required to quarantine after entering Melbourne.

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Destination information for Durban

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Melbourne to Durban.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = R10.73
Average temperature for September in Durban
25.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in Durban
65.0 mm

Airports servicing Melbourne

Avalon (AVV)
Melbourne Essendon (MEB)

Airports servicing Durban

Top 5 airlines flying from Melbourne to Durban King Shaka Intl

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Melbourne 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
Qatar Airways
$965 $1,660 No cancel fee 68%
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Etihad Airways
$1,180 $1,482 No cancel fee 75%
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South African
$1,206 $1,711 No cancel fee 78%

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

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Cathay Pacific
$1,326 $1,651 No cancel fee 72%
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Emirates
$1,441 $1,877 No cancel fee 75%
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