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Destination Overview

Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa and attracts both business travelers and tourists keen to soak up its culture and history. The Johannesburg township of Soweto is famous for being the former home of Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. Mandela’s house has now been turned into a museum, and the city is also home to the Apartheid Museum and the Hector Pieterson museum. Other attractions include the Johannesburg Zoo, Botanical Gardens, and Gold Reef City amusement park. The city is also home to a variety of nightlife, from cocktail bars and nightclubs to historic pubs and top-notch restaurants.

Flying to Johannesburg

1. Which Airports serve Durban to Johannesburg?

All flights leave from Durban’s King Shaka International Airport and you will arrive at the O.R Tambo International Airport which is the busiest airport in South Africa and it serves the city of Johannesburg. It is a hub for both domestic and international flights, situated in Kempton Park – around a 25-minute drive from the city center.

2. Which Airlines operate flights from Durban to Johannesburg?

When it comes to finding an airline for your trip from Durban to Johannesburg, you have plenty of choices. There are over 20 flights a day with airlines that include British Airways Comair, South African Airways, Safair, Kulula, and Mango Airlines.

3. How long is the flight?

Most flights from Durban to Johannesburg are direct and without any layovers, these flights are estimated to take about 1 hour and 5 minutes from departure to arrival. However, South African Airways does offer a flight that stops in Nelspruit which takes your flight time to around 2 hours 15 minutes total.

4. Climate changes between Johannesburg and Durban

Temperatures only vary by a few degrees as Johannesburg is only approximately 300 miles from Durban so climate change will be nothing to worry about.

5. Culture differences and need-to-know

It is recommended for travelers resident outside South Africa to carry their passports and any required visas, just in case anyone in authority asks to see your documentation. Otherwise, there is little to worry about in terms of preparation for this trip as the cultural norms are the same in both cities.

City Information

While many visitors to Durban are looking for beaches and oceanside fun, traveling inland to Johannesburg is well worth the effort. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, try to take in some of Johannesburg’s amazing history and culture. Consider a visit to the historic township of Soweto to take in the Mandela House museum, visit Constitution Hill and the Apartheid Museum, or take a short trip out of the city to explore UNESCO World Heritage site, The Cradle of Humankind. Don’t forget to set aside a little time to sample the varied nightlife, and be on the lookout for Johannesburg’s unique, locally brewed beers. Soweto Gold craft beer is a favorite with locals and travelers alike.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Durban to Johannesburg?

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 Durban to Johannesburg 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 Durban to Johannesburg?

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

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days R845 R2 426
7-14 days R971 R3 433
14-21 days R2 103 R4 852
21-30 days R773 R3 145
30-60 days R1 833 R3 361
60-90 days R1 833 R3 918
90+ days R1 833 R3 361

Compare Flight Prices from Durban to Johannesburg 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 Durban to Johannesburg flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
February Durban Johannesburg Mango 2020/02/10 2020/02/12 0 R881
March Durban Johannesburg Safair 2020/03/20 2020/03/30 0 R935
April Durban Johannesburg South African 2020/04/16 2020/04/18 0 R2 229
May Durban Johannesburg South African 2020/05/07 2020/05/23 0 R2 229
June Durban Johannesburg Safair 2020/06/01 2020/06/15 0 R1 204
July Durban Johannesburg South African 2020/07/14 2020/07/29 0 R2 229
August Durban Johannesburg Safair 2020/08/10 2020/08/14 0 R2 175
September Durban Johannesburg South African 2020/09/25 2020/09/27 0 R2 390

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Durban to Johannesburg

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

Next 30 Days

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Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Durban to Johannesburg

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 Durban to Johannesburg is R4 762.

The average price for direct flights from Durban to Johannesburg is R1 869.

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

Weekly Direct Flights from Durban to Johannesburg - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
British Airways 8 8 8 8 9 4 6 01:25 15:15
Safair 2 2 2 2 2 2 6 01:15 16:25
Mango 10 8 8 9 12 9 11 01:10 15:30
Comair 9 9 9 11 12 8 12 01:00 16:55
South African 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 07:00 07:00

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Durban to Johannesburg

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 Durban to Johannesburg. 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 Durban to Johannesburg is R863.

The average price for round trip flights from Durban to Johannesburg is R2 983.

Durban to Johannesburg Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is the flight from Durban to Johannesburg?
Answer: The average Durban to Johannesburg flight time is an hour and 5 minutes.
Question: How far is Johannesburg from Durban?
Answer: The distance from Durban to Johannesburg is 477 kilometers (297 miles).
Question: How common are direct flights from Durban to Johannesburg?
Answer: There are 211 direct flights from Durban to Johannesburg.
Question: What are the most popular Durban airlines for direct flights from Durban to Johannesburg?
Answer: Comair provides 33% of the non-stop flights between Durban and Johannesburg.

Airlines in Durban flying to Johannesburg Last modified: Nov 1, 2020 5:57 -05:00Number of routes searched: 0Number of itineraries searched: 0

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

Durban to Johannesburg Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Durban and Johannesburg. 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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