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Cheap flights to Durban, South Africa

Popular in December High demand for flights, 13% potential price rise
Cheapest in March Best time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average price $1,182 Average for round-trip flights in November 2020
Round-trip from $853 From New York to Durban
One-way from $591 One-way flight from New York to Durban
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Are there currently restrictions on travel to Durban related to COVID-19?

Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Durban along with the rest of South Africa. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Entry restrictions

South Africa has restarted commercial flights into the country. International air travel is restricted to the following airports: OR Tambo International Airport, King Shaka International Airport, Cape Town International Airport.

Entry requirements

Travelers must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to departure. Travelers will need to provide proof of accommodation upon arrival in case they need to self-isolate during their trip.

Quarantine requirements

Travelers arriving in South Africa are subject to medical screening. Travelers who are symptomatic or been in contact with an infected person, they will be required to take a mandatory COVID-19 test, at their own expense. If the test is positive, they are subject to 10-day quarantine at a government-appointed facility, at their own expense. Travelers without a valid medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test results are subject to quarantine at a government-appointed facility, at their own expense.

Transiting rules

Travelers transiting through South Africa must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

. If you are looking to book a trip to Durban and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about traveling during COVID-19.

Cheapest Prices for Durban flights by month

January
$927
February
$956
March
$1,034
April
$1,099
May
$1,139
June
$1,568
July
$1,557
August
$1,279
September
$1,161
October
$1,090
November
$1,100
December
$986
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?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
NYC - DUR
Price
$927 - $1,982
DUR
Temperature
75.2 - 84.2 °F
DUR
Rainfall
1.26 - 5.59 inches
The best time to fly to Durban is during January, but great deals can be found at other times. January 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. February is the wettest if you need to factor this in to your plans.

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

Booking 30 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights to Durban. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Durban?

The cheapest flights to Durban are usually found when departing on a Saturday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Wednesday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Durban?

Durban flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight in the evening. Booking a flight in the afternoon will likely mean higher prices.

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.

 

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Durban 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.

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Best Time to Fly to Durban

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.

 

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Getting around Durban

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.

 

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Durban 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.

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