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The largest city in KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, Durban is the third most populated city in the country after Johannesburg and Cape Town. Famous for being the busiest port in the country, it’s also a major tourist center because of its subtropical climate and many beaches and was officially recognized as one of the New7Wonders Cities in 2015. Home to the largest concentration of people of Indian heritage outside India, it has an Asian feel, with the streets and marketplaces of the Indian area echoing its cultural history. The city’s Golden Mile is also a prime destination for families, surfers, and fishermen.

Flying to Durban

1. Which Airports serve Cape Town to Durban?

Cape Town International Airport is the second busiest in South Africa and the third busiest in Africa. Located 12 miles from the city center, it offers both domestic and international flights and is the only airport in the area that offers scheduled passenger services. It offers flights to King Shaka International Airport, Durban’s main airport, located 36 miles to the north of the city – it took over from Durban International Airport in 2010.

2. Which Airlines operate flights from Cape Town to Durban?

There are daily direct flights from Cape Town to Durban by a variety of carriers to suit all budgets, including Safair, British Airways, Comair Ltd, South African and Mango.

3. How long is the flight?

The average direct flight from Cape Town to Durban is 1 hour and 59 minutes, and the most popular connecting city when flying there is Johannesburg.

4. Climate changes between Cape Town and Durban

There is very little difference in climate between Cape Town and Durban, so travelers don’t have to worry about planning for unfamiliar weather. The hottest month in both cities in February, with an average temperature of 73ºF in Cape Town and 77ºF in Durban. The coldest month is June, with an average of 55ºF in Cape Town and 64ºF in Durban. However, as far as rainfall is concerned, July is the wettest month in Cape Town with an average of 100 mm of rain, and in Durban, it’s January with an average of 130 mm of rain.

5. Culture differences and need-to-know

The documentation required to fly between Cape Town and Durban is the same for all domestic internal flights, and the currency is the same, so it’s an easy route to take. Durban ranks third in the 20th Mercer Quality of Living Survey, partly because of its unique cultural mix and cuisine, excellent infrastructure and all-year-round warm weather.

Durban Information

The port city of Cape Town sits on South Africa’s south-west coast on a peninsula beneath Table Mountain. Its cable cars take visitors to the top for sweeping views of the city, harbor and Robben Island, the prison that once held Nelson Mandela and is now a living museum. Durban had a major makeover leading up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup and now has a revamped waterfront. Known for its African, Indian and colonial influences, attractions include uShaka Marine World, a huge theme park with an aquarium; the Durban Botanic Gardens; and the futuristic Moses Mabhida Stadium.

Cape Town to Durban Last modified: Mar 24, 2020 5:06 -04:00

We've scanned 48 195 047 545 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to Durban. Safair & Comair frequently offer the best deals to Durban flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

Tue 03/03
Tue 03/10
R1 770
Wed 03/11
Tue 03/17
R1 788
Wed 02/19
Thu 02/20
R1 788
South African
Tue 03/17
Tue 03/24
R2 248
Tue 05/12
1 stop
Wed 05/27
1 stop
R19 075

How Much is a Flight from Cape Town to Durban?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Cape Town to Durban, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be R2 283.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Cape Town to Durban?

The best way to find a great deal on airfare is to search multiple sites. When you run a search on FareCompare, we search multiple sites and fare sources all at once so you don't have to - which is why we think FareCompare is the best place to find cheap tickets. Airlines can adjust prices for tickets from Cape Town to Durban based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have found that Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays are often the best days to book flights. If you'd like to learn more, read our article about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should I book tickets from Cape Town to Durban?

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from Cape Town to Durban.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days R1 540 R2 389
7-14 days R1 611 R2 566
14-21 days R2 088 R2 849
21-30 days R1 664 R2 548
30-60 days R1 858 R2 814
60-90 days R1 788 R2 548
90+ days R1 823 R2 566

Cheapest Day To Fly from Cape Town to Durban

We've examined 57 595 778 181 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Cape Town to Durban is Tuesday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
R2 177R1 770R3 009R2 265R1 858R3 009R1 823

Compare Flight Prices from Cape Town to Durban by Month

Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for Cape Town to Durban flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
February Cape Town Durban Safair 2020/02/14 2020/02/16 0 R1 858
March Cape Town Durban Safair 2020/03/03 2020/03/10 0 R1 770
April Cape Town Durban Mango 2020/04/30 2020/05/03 0 R2 478
May Cape Town Durban Comair 2020/05/08 2020/05/11 0 R1 858
June Cape Town Durban South African 2020/06/10 2020/06/16 0 R3 415
July Cape Town Durban Safair 2020/07/03 2020/07/05 0 R2 354
August Cape Town Durban South African 2020/08/19 2020/08/27 0 R3 168
September Cape Town Durban Comair 2020/09/22 2020/09/29 0 R1 823

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Cape Town to Durban

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from Cape Town to Durban. The chart below shows the best last minute deals and cheap flights this weekend we could find.

Next 30 Days

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R1 858
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
R1 858 R3 309
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
R3 309 R3 362
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
R3 362 R3 309
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
R3 309 R3 646
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
R3 646

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Cape Town to Durban

Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from Cape Town to Durban is R3 752.

The average price for direct flights from Cape Town to Durban is R2 708.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Cape Town to Durban.

Weekly Direct Flights from Cape Town to Durban - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
British Airways 4 4 5 5 5 3 3 01:30 15:40
Safair 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 01:45 15:05
Mango 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 02:30 10:30
Comair 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 04:35 05:35

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Cape Town to Durban

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Cape Town to Durban. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from Cape Town to Durban is R1 398.

The average price for round trip flights from Cape Town to Durban is R2 708.

Cape Town to Durban Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is the flight from Cape Town to Durban?
Answer: The average Cape Town to Durban flight time is 2 hours and a minute.
Question: How far is Durban from Cape Town?
Answer: The distance from Cape Town to Durban is 1 274 kilometers (792 miles).
Question: How common are direct flights from Cape Town to Durban?
Answer: There are 70 direct flights from Cape Town to Durban.
Question: What are the most popular Cape Town airlines for direct flights from Cape Town to Durban?
Answer: British Airways provides 41% of the non-stop flights between Cape Town and Durban.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Cape Town to Durban?
Answer: Johannesburg, ZA

Airlines in Cape Town flying to Durban Last modified: Mar 24, 2020 5:06 -04:00Number of routes searched: 35Number of itineraries searched: 552 078

Wondering which airlines fly out of Cape Town to Durban? We've gathered the average price of Cape Town airlines with flights to Durban. Different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary showing which days of the week individual carriers offer flights for the next 30 days.

Cape Town to Durban
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Safair -
Mango -
Comair -
South African -
S African Airlink MQP
Emirates DXB
Safair ELS
Safair JNB
Safair PLZ
Mango HLA
Mango JNB
Comair HLA
Comair JNB
South African BFN
South African GRJ
South African HLA
South African JNB

Cape Town to Durban Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Cape Town and Durban. If your route includes a city with multiple airports, you may be able to find substantial savings by choosing an alternate airport.

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