Flights from Johannesburg to Durban, South Africa

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Destination Overview

Durban is a coastal city on the eastern coast of South Africa. As a center for business and finance, it attracts regular business travelers, but tourists also come here to soak up the sun, surf, and beaches. The city is a mix of African, Indian and European influences. Its futuristic Moses Mabhida Stadium is a center for various sports, as well as concerts and other events, and was one of the host stadiums for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The beautiful beachfront promenade is a wonderful place for an evening stroll, and the beach itself attracts keen surfers as well as sun worshippers. Other attractions include uShaka Marine World and the Durban Botanic Gardens.

Flying to Durban

1. Which Airports serve Johannesburg to Durban?

Situated in Kempton Park is the O.R. Tambo International Airport which serves the city of Johannesburg. Flights arrive at Durban’s King Shaka International Airport, just over 20 miles north of Durban city center. The airport is served by various shuttle services, commercial buses, and taxis. There are several car rental facilities as well.

2. Which Airlines operate flights from Johannesburg to Durban?

There are plenty of choices when it comes to finding an airline for your flight from to Durban from Johannesburg. Carriers flying this route include British Airways Comair, South African Airways, Safair, Kulula, and Mango Airlines. There are over 20 flights a day, with most operators offering multiple daily flights.

3. How long is the flight?

If you've booked a direct flight to Durban from Johannesburg, you can expect your flight to take about 1 hour and 5 minutes from departure to arrival. Most flights are direct, but South African Airways does offer a flight that stops at Nelspruit that takes around 2 hours 15 minutes. There is no time zone difference.

4. Climate changes between Johannesburg and Durban

There is no major climate change to worry about on this trip. Durban is only around 300 miles from Johannesburg and average monthly temperatures usually only vary by a few degrees.

5. Culture differences and need-to-know

There is also little to worry about in terms of preparation. The South African Rand is the currency used throughout the country, and cultural norms are the same in both cities. It is wise for travelers resident outside South Africa to carry passports and any required visas, even when traveling domestically, just in case the authorities ask to see your documents.

City Information

Johannesburg and Durban are both vibrant and fascinating South African cities, but many visitors to this region love to head to the coast, especially in the heat of a South African summer, and Durban provides big city lifestyle with plenty of sea, surf, and oceanside fun. While you are in the city, don’t miss the tranquil and biodiverse Botanic Gardens, the Phansi Museum, home to Southern African tribal artifacts, and the Temple of Understanding, the largest Hare Krishna temple in the southern hemisphere, designed in the shape of a lotus flower. After dark, sample some of Durban’s numerous and varied pubs, clubs, and restaurants.

Johannesburg to Durban Last modified: Mar 26, 2024 19:14 -04:00

We've scanned 117 220 093 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to Durban. Safair & South African frequently offer the best deals to Durban flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

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How Much is a Flight from Johannesburg to Durban?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Johannesburg to Durban, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be R1 544.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Johannesburg to Durban?

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

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

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Cheapest Day To Fly from Johannesburg to Durban

We've examined 234 440 186 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Johannesburg to Durban is Sunday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

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Cheap Last Minute Flights from Johannesburg to Durban

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

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Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Johannesburg 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.

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

Weekly Direct Flights from Johannesburg to Durban - By Carrier
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Mango 9 8 8 9 10 7 9 00:55 14:40
Comair 9 9 9 11 13 7 12 01:20 17:40
South African 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 09:00 09:00

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Johannesburg 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 Johannesburg 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. Find Flights

Johannesburg to Durban Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is the flight from Johannesburg to Durban?
Answer: The average Johannesburg to Durban flight time is an hour and 7 minutes.
Question: How far is Durban from Johannesburg?
Answer: The distance from Johannesburg to Durban is 477 kilometers (297 miles).
Question: How common are direct flights from Johannesburg to Durban?
Answer: There are 135 direct flights from Johannesburg to Durban.
Question: What are the most popular Johannesburg airlines for direct flights from Johannesburg to Durban?
Answer: Comair provides 51% of the non-stop flights between Johannesburg and Durban.

Johannesburg to Durban Airports

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