Cheap flights to Durban, South Africa

Can I fly to Durban King Shaka Intl from USA right now?

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

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

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

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

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

Can I fly back to USA from Durban King Shaka Intl?

Returning to USA from Durban King Shaka Intl

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Durban King Shaka Intl must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to USA.

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

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.

























At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Durban is currently January; with June being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to Durban?

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



$927 - $1,982



62.6 - 77 °F



1.2 - 5.1 inches

April is typically the best time to fly to Durban, but there are other times where great deals are available. February tends to be the warmest period in Durban so if you are looking for sun or warmer climates then look to fly around this time. March is the wettest if you need to factor this in to your plans.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Durban?

Monday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Durban. Flying on Sunday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Durban?

At the moment, flights in the morning are likely to offer the best value for money for your Durban trip. A flight in the evening will more often than not be of higher cost.

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.

Durban, South Africa climate

Durban has a humid subtropical climate with hot, rainy summers and short warm, frost-free winters. In summer temperatures range from 28 degrees to 35 degrees while in winter the average temperature is between 20 and 23 degrees. The city is occasionally affected by tropical storms and cyclones from mid-November to late April.

Best Time to Fly to Durban, South Africa

Durban’s sub-tropical weather makes it a year-round destination. The mild winters (June to August) mean sea temperatures stay warm and the hot summers will not disappoint sun lovers.

Getting around Durban, South Africa

Like 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.

Durban, South Africa Travel Information

  • The Golden Mile (known to locals simply as “the Mile”) is named for the beaches near downtown Durban that stretch along the Indian Ocean from South Beach to the newly-constructed 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 116 sq miles (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 10.5 ft (3.2m) tall. A stay at the park will see you tracking elephants, the Big Five, and a full range of African animals.

Durban, South Africa airport overview

The spacious and attractive Durban King Shaka International Airport, known also as La Mercy Airport, was built in preparation for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Replacing the cramped Durban International Airport, the facility is large and modern, with state-of-the-art facilities that rival higher-traffic destinations Cape Town and Johannesburg for convenience. Named for the famous Zulu king of the 19th century, the architecture of the airport contains hints at the region’s culture, and eagle-eyed passengers will find many traditional Zulu shields.

Handling a little more than half of its 7.5 million passenger capacity, the airport rarely feels crowded. This is partly due to the limited number of destinations available on direct flights to Durban King Shaka Airport. Air traffic is primarily focused on local flights to Johannesburg, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, George and East London. Most international flights to Durban International Airport connect via Johannesburg, but there are flights available to Mauritius, Maputo and Dubai.

The main annoyance of the airport is not the service or facilities, but its remote location 22 miles (35km) north of Durban. The current total lack of public transport options make getting into town an expensive prospect if you don’t have someone to pick you up.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Durban?

If you book a flight to Durban, you will be flying into King Shaka Intl, which is the city’s only airport. Durban King Shaka Intl (DUR) is located 18.1 mi from the center of Durban.