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Cheap return flights to Durban

The lowest prices found within the past 7 days to Durban were £496 for one-way flights and £123 for return flights, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

Great Places to Fly From

Origin Destination Travel Dates Flights From*
JNB La Mercy 5 Dec - 13 Jan £123
CPT La Mercy 17 Oct - 18 Oct £190
LGW La Mercy 15 Nov - 26 Nov £488
LHR La Mercy 19 Nov - 14 Dec £513
*Prices include taxes and fees
Origin Destination Travel Dates Flights From*
LHR La Mercy 2 Oct - 23 Oct £580
LHR La Mercy 2 Oct - 23 Oct £580
*Prices include taxes and fees

Durban DUR Flight Information

Traveling ToDurban
Destination Airport IATA CodeDUR
Number of Airlines Serving4
AirlinesTurkish Airlines, Qatar Airways, Virgin Atlantic
Flight Price£123
Earliest Departing FlightFA* 260 07:10 SAST
Latest Departing FlightFA* 274 3 Oct 20:15 SAST

Passengers on flights to Durban can't help but be struck how much the ocean shapes this glittering city on South Africa's eastern coast. The deep blues of the Indian Ocean contrast perfectly with Durban's long golden shoreline. Thanks to the ocean, this port city has a thriving culture to go with its stunning beaches. Durban brims with a heady mix of Indian colour, Zulu sass and British cool – a combination that's never less than electric.

When should I book flights to Durban?

With the seasons in this southern hemisphere city flipped on their heads, you might think December to February would be a great time to come. But the heat and humidity here are sapping. Instead, the mild, dry spring months of September and October are when Durban is a delight. Luckily this is also when cheap flights to Durban South Africa become easy to find. Watch out for spikes in December, July and August, though. Ticket prices generally climb as your day of departure draws near, but you might just be able to get cheap tickets to Durban as late as three to four weeks before you head off.

Where can I fly to Durban from?

If you're looking for the shortest flights to Durban, then travel with a national carrier like British Airways. After a quick stopover in Johannesburg, you'll land in Durban 14 hours after taking off from Heathrow. For cheap flights to Durban South Africa, you’ll need to be prepared for a day or more spent travelling. Low-cost airlines flying from Gatwick, like Turkish and Emirates, have the best rates. From Birmingham, look to Lufthansa, Swiss International or Air France to cover the 8,000 miles in 16 to 18 hours. Further north, British Airways can whisk you to Durban from Glasgow and Edinburgh with a minimum of fuss and in maximum comfort.

Getting from King Shaka International Airport to my hotel

Built for the World Cup in 2010, King Shaka airport at La Mercy is about 20 miles north of Durban. Even those travelling on cheap flights to Durban can take advantage of its excellent hourly shuttle bus, which costs less than ZAR 100 and takes about 45 minutes to reach the city centre. A separate shuttle service serves the long line of beachfront hotels north of Durban. A taxi can be quicker, but will cost you as much as ZAR 400.

What can I do in Durban once my flight has landed?

This city's continental culture clash – where India meets Africa along a seemingly endless beach – offers plenty for the Durban-bound to do. Long days lazing in the sun or having fun with those curling ocean waves are one option. Dipping into the bright colours and spicy flavours from the world's largest Indian ex-pat community is another. But Durban has recently expanded its offering to visitors. In uShaka Marine World, it has a soaring world-class aquarium that is sure to delight. The Suncoast Casino is a spangled playground where you can shout with glee as stars perform – or get all glamourous watching the roulette wheels spin. Whatever you do, your memories of Durban are sure to be indelible.

Tips for finding cheap flights

❓ How much does it cost to fly to Durban?

✔️ The price of roundtrip flights to Durban ranges from £123 to £580. Travellers looking to book a one-way ticket to Durban can find fantastic flights for as little as £496. Bargain-hunters take note: November is the best month to nab a cheap flight to Durban.

❓ How do I find the cheapest flight to Durban?

✔️ The price of flights to Durban can vary greatly, depending on a number of factors. Bagging a cheap flight to Durban is easier if you have some flexibility with your departure and arrival dates, while your selection of airports and airlines can also impact ticket prices. To find the best deals, try changing your search criteria to accommodate alternate dates and terminals. ebookers offers big discounts, a huge selection of airlines, and an easy-to-use booking platform, making it easy to find the perfect flight to Durban, no matter whether you’re traveling for business, looking for a quick getaway or planning a family vacation. So, window or aisle?

❓ What are the top airlines that fly to Durban?

✔️ If you’re looking to book a flight to Durban, you’ll discover a number of great airlines to choose from, including Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways, Virgin Atlantic. ebookers makes it easy to compare flights to see which airline best suits your needs, ensuring that you can stretch your dollar further and get the most out of your time in the sky.

❓ Can I cancel my flight to Durban with ebookers?

✔️ We get it: life happens, plans change, and you need to change with them. If you need to change or cancel your flight to Durban, you can reach out to ebookers through the customer service portal, where you’ll also find useful trip-related help covering everything from flights and rental cars to activities and hotels.

❓ How do I search for a flexible flight to Durban?

✔️ To get the most out of ebookers flexible flights option, use the drop-down menu on the ‘Flights’ page. This menu can be found by clicking on the ‘Advanced options’ button. From here, you can customise your search parameters to find your perfect flight. After searching for your flight, you can also compare prices on surrounding dates by clicking on the ‘Show flexible dates’ link at the top of your search results.

❓ What are the cheapest days to book a flight?

✔️ This is one is easy to remember: Save on Sundays. We found that tickets booked on a Sunday resulted in the best deal on average in 2019. However, Saturdays can be the worst days to purchase plane tickets, as it was the day with the highest average ticket price based on flight demand on ebookers in 2019.

❓ What are the cheapest days to fly?

✔️ When analysing flight demand on ebookers in 2019, Monday turned out to be the cheapest day to fly. That’s definitely something to consider when booking your next trip! Weekends may seem like the most logical time to start your holiday, but airline tickets were on average more expensive for flights departing on Saturdays, so keep this in mind when planning for your next trip.

*According to flight demand on ebookers.com from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.

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*Savings based on all holiday package bookings with Flight + Hotel on ebookers.com from January 2017 to December 2017, as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages. For Free Flight or 100% Off Flight deals, package savings is greater than or equal to the current cost of one component, when both are priced separately.

Fare, taxes & fees: Fares were found on ebookers.com and are updated daily. They include all taxes and fees, except baggage fees.

Refunds/changes/cancellations: Itinerary changes, if permitted for the fare, will have a £25.00 / 45.00 Euro service fee charged by ebookers, plus any airline fare and tax increase that may be applicable.

Other conditions: Schedules, fares and rules are subject to change without notice. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights/dates or in all markets. Fares will not be honored retroactively or in exchange for any wholly/partially unused ticket. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Fare rules are provided for the selected itinerary before booking.