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Telephone Numbers:
King Shaka Airport: 032 436 6758
Kulula King Shaka: 032 436 7018
SA Express King Shaka: 032 436 6451

Johannesburg to Durban flight path

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Flights from Johannesburg to Durban

The JHB to Durban flight route is the second busiest in South Africa; and has all of Mango Airlines, Kulula, South African Airways, SA Express and British Airways Comair operating on it.

There are flights from both Lanseria Airport (HLA, only Kulula) as well as OR Tambo International Airport (JNB); and all flights to Durban are to King Shaka International Airport (DUR).

  • To book cheap flights from Johannesburg to Durban, use the bookings engine on the left, which will check airlines flying each leg separately (unlike for international flights, it's often cheaper with local flights to fly different airlines on each leg).

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Cheapest Flight

2014-10-06
JNB - DUR one way on 2014-10-13
ZAR759*
Kulula Airlines

Most Expensive Flight

2014-10-06
JNB - DUR one way on 2014-12-23
ZAR1081*
South African Airways


* Prices are constantly updated, so the information listed above is out of date and for information purposes only.

7 Facts about JHB-DUR Flights

  1. The only flight route SAA operate to Durban is on the OR Tambo to King Shaka route.

  2. These are the shortest flights on the golden triange (CPT-DUR-JHB), taking some 70 minutes (just enough time between seatbelts off and on, for the cabin crew to supply a snack).

  3. By road, it is 602km along the N2 from OR Tambo International Airport to King Shaka International Airport.

  4. As the Hadada Ibis flies, it is 478km from JNB to DUR.

  5. You save some 3 hours by flying instead of driving from Johannesburg to Durban.

  6. Three airlines have been copying each other - British Airways Comair, Kulula & Mango Airlines fly B737-800s on the route (copycats).

  7. SAA & Mango take 70 minutes to fly from OR Tambo to King Shaka, whereas BA Comair & Kulula place their feet harder on the accelerator and have scheduled time of 65 minutes.

Travel Price Comparisons

Latest Johannesburg to Durban airline price comparison


flight date

1time

BA

Mango

Kulula

SAA

Mango was the cheapest from Johannesburg to Durban for the Durban Motor Show.

07 Nov 2014

-

1298

869

905

R1481

Latest Johannesburg to Durban bus & train comparison

travel date

Baz Bus

Citiliner

City to City

Greyhound

Intercape

SA Roadlink

Translux

Shosholoza Meyl

Shosholoza Meyl is cheapest from JHB to DUR for the MSC Opera cruise to the Portuguese Island.

07 Nov 2014

1780

195

190

355

290

-

250

150

Prices are constantly updated, so the information listed above is out of date and for information purposes only.

Cheapest Flight

2014-10-06
JNB - DUR one way on 2014-10-13
ZAR759*
Kulula Airlines

Most Expensive Flight

2014-10-06
JNB - DUR one way on 2014-12-23
ZAR1081*
South African Airways


Airlines

Airline
Airports
Stops

British Airways

Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB)
to Durban King Shaka Airport (DUR)

non-stop

Kulula Airlines

Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB)
to Durban King Shaka Airport (DUR)

non-stop

Kulula Airlines

Johannesburg Lanseria International Airport (HLA)
to Durban King Shaka Airport (DUR)

non-stop

Mango Airlines

Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB)
to Durban King Shaka Airport (DUR)

non-stop

South African Airways

Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB)
to Durban King Shaka Airport (DUR)

non-stop

South African Express

Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB)
to Durban King Shaka Airport (DUR)

non-stop

A flight from Johannesburg to Durban takes about 1h10m. The driving distance from Johannesburg to Durban is some 566km, and as the crow flies it is 478km. See our Lanseria to Durban flights page for a focus on that route.

Business class

Only SAA (South African Airways) and BA (British Airways) offer business class flights from Johannesburg to Durban - SAA calls it Premier Class and BA calls it Club Class. In our view BA offers a better ride than SAA. Mango offers Mango Flex & Mango Plus which are a step up from their standard offering, but not at the standard of SAA & BA business class seats. For upmarket train trips from Joburg to Durban, try the Premier Classe.

British Airways

Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB)
to Durban King Shaka Airport (DUR)

non-stop

South African Airways

Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB)
to Durban King Shaka Airport (DUR)

non-stop

 

Overland

An alternative is to drive from Johannesburg to Durban. You would take the N3 national Road, which stretches all the way from Johannesburg to Durban. There are a number of toll gates on the N3 to Durban, so be sure to keep enough change with you. During holiday seasons the N3 is heavily travelled. On the way from Johannesburg to Durban you will pass the towns of Heidelberg, Villiers, Warden, Harrismith, Estcourt, Mooi River, Howick, Pietermaritzburg (the capital city of the Kwazulu-Natal province of South Africa) and Pinetown.


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A more interesting road trip:


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If you don't want to drive yourself, you can catch a bus trip from Johannesburg to Durban:

Baz bus

Baz Bus operates a hop-on hop-off bus tour across South Africa, and is especially popular amongst backpackers, stopping off at 180 youth hostels along its route

Greyhound bus

The Greyhound bus operates a traditional bus service through the main centres of South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe (Bloemfontein, Bulawayo, Butterworth, Cape Town, Durban, East London, Empangeni, Harare, Johannesburg, Kimberley, Nelspruit, Newcastle, Maputo, Mossel Bay, Port Elizabeth, Pretoria, Queenstown, Swinburne and Umtata)

Intercape bus

The Intercape bus operates a traditional bus service across a vast network of South Africa and some of its neighbouring countries.

 

In Durban

Accommodation in Durban

See our list of Durban hotels & accommodation.

Car hire in Durban

Want to hire a car in Durban? Here are some options at Durban International Airport:

Europcar Durban

Avis car rental

Budget car rental

First Car Rental

Hertz car rental

Tempest car hire

Thrifty Car Rental

Updates & History

  • 26 Aug 2013 : SA Express flights to Durban from Johannesburg are increased with a new Friday and a new Sunday flight, each scheduled to leave OR Tambo at 12h20.

  • Kulula Airport at Johannesburg Airport

    2 Jun 2012 : 1time airline suspends its flights from Lanseria Airport, to focus on its African routes.

  • 1 Aug 2011 : Velvet Sky increases its JNB-DUR flight frequency to 3 daily flights.

  • 22 Mar 2011 : Velvet Sky commences flights from Johannesburg to Durban. Its inaugural flight is at 17h55.

  • 28 Oct 2008 : Kulula increases the frequency of flights from Johannesburg Lanseria Airport to Durban to 2 daily (except Saturdays).

  • 29 Oct 2007 : Kulula have been operating flights from Johannesburg's Lanseria Airport to Durban since the 29th October 2007.

  • 2 Nov 2012 : 1time quits flying from JNB to DUR, after filing for liquidation.

  • 5 Mar 2012 : 1time begins HLA-DUR flights.

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