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Flights to Durban in 2021

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, 9% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price£537Average for return flights in October 2021
Return from£415From London to Durban King Shaka Intl
One-way from£275One-way flight from London to Durban King Shaka Intl (DUR)

Cheap flights to Durban in October, November 2021

The best prices found for DUR flights for October, November
10 Nov - 19 Nov
LHR

London Heathrow

DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

2 stops

31h 45m
DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

LHR

London Heathrow

2 stops

25h 50m
£432

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 27/10/21

19 Nov - 1 Dec
STN

London Stansted

DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

3 stops

30h 30m
DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

STN

London Stansted

3 stops

31h 55m
£436

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 25/10/21

26 Nov - 8 Dec
LHR

London Heathrow

DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

2 stops

27h 45m
DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

LHR

London Heathrow

2 stops

25h 05m
£441

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 26/10/21

Durban 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Durban found for this year
10 Nov - 19 Nov
LHR

London Heathrow

DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

2 stops

31h 45m
DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

LHR

London Heathrow

2 stops

25h 50m
£432

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 27/10/21

19 Nov - 1 Dec
STN

London Stansted

DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

3 stops

30h 30m
DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

STN

London Stansted

3 stops

31h 55m
£436

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 25/10/21

26 Nov - 8 Dec
LHR

London Heathrow

DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

2 stops

27h 45m
DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

LHR

London Heathrow

2 stops

25h 05m
£441

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 26/10/21

Last minute flights to Durban

Late deals on return flights to Durban, departing today and this week
7 Nov - 19 Nov
LHR

London Heathrow

DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

2 stops

34h 05m
DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

LHR

London Heathrow

2 stops

25h 10m
£451

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 26/10/21

6 Nov - 30 Nov
LHR

London Heathrow

DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

2 stops

23h 15m
DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

LHR

London Heathrow

2 stops

33h 35m
£453

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 27/10/21

4 Nov - 16 Nov
LHR

London Heathrow

DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

2 stops

22h 45m
DUR

Durban King Shaka Intl

LHR

London Heathrow

2 stops

24h 35m
£461

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 25/10/21

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

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

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

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from United Kingdom 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.


Can I fly back to United Kingdom from Durban King Shaka Intl?

Returning to United Kingdom 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 72 hours before departing to United Kingdom.

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

What is the cheapest month to fly to Durban?

The cheapest ticket to Durban found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

£507

February

£527

March

£501

April

£472

May

£482

June

£516

July

£588

August

£534

September

£518

October

£516

November

£527

December

£584

Currently, April is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Durban. Flying to Durban in July will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Durban?

Average Durban flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month

LON - DUR

Price

£472 - £1,054

DUR

Temperature

17 - 25 °C

DUR

Precipitation

30 - 130 mm

April is typically the best time to fly to Durban, but there are other times where great deals are available. February sees the temperatures in Durban peak to their warmest. March tends, on average, to see the most amount of rainfall.

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 19 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?

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

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Durban?

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

When to fly:

Durban has a humid subtropical climate with hot, rainy summers and short warm, frost-free winters. The summer months of December to February, when temperatures range from 28 degrees to 35 degrees, are a popular time for people booking flights to Durban so it is harder to find cheap flights to Durban during this time. However, it is easier to find a cheap flight to Durban during the winter when 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. However, it is worth visiting Durban during this time, in February, to attend the Prickly Pear Festival 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 perfect destination all year-round. 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 book flights to Durban whilst the South African equivalent of Royal Ascot takes place 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.

Destination overview:

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 of 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.

Book a flight to Durban to experience the perfect combination of urban and coastal, providing a holiday with something to surprise everyone. 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.

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Getting around Durban King Shaka Intl

Like in most South African cities, the best way to get around is by car. If taking a flight to Durban, 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:

The King Shaka International Airport (DUR) is located around 22 miles (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.

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What is good to know if travelling to Durban King Shaka Intl?

  • 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 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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What airport do you fly into for flights to Durban?

For a flight to Durban, you will be flying into King Shaka Intl. Durban King Shaka Intl (DUR) is just 18.1 mi from the centre of the city.