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Cape Town Durban to Cape Town airlines

You want to get on the cheapest flight from Durban to Cape Town. Here's a history of surveys of which airline has been cheapest from Durban to Cape Town.

Flight date

1time

BA

Kulula

Mango

SA Express

Velvet Sky

The cheapest flight from Durban to Cape Town for the Franschhoek Classical Music Festival was offered by Mango.

16 May 2014

-

1602

-

1105

2047

-

Mango was the cheapest way to get to Cape Town from Durban to watch the Barnyard Theatre show.

14 Mar 2014

-

1427

-

1078

1902

-

Mango offered the cheapest flight from Durban to Cape Town for the Canal Walk Wedding Show.

21 Feb 2014

-

1320

-

1169

1472

Suspended

British Airways operated by Comair was the cheapest flight from Durban to Cape Town for the L'Ormarins Queen's Plate.

10 Jan 2014

-

1198

-

1217

1439

Suspended

The cheapest flight we found from Durban to Cape Town for the Synergy Live festival was offered by Mango.

29 Nov 2013

-

1635

-

1169

1670

Suspended

Mango, City to City and Car Trawler offered the cheapest rates in this survey of travel from Durban to Cape Town for the Robertson Wine on the River festival.

18 Oct 2013

-

1494

-

1125

1658

Suspended

In this week's survey of flights from Durban to Cape Town for the Franschhoek Uncorked Festival, Mango Airline offered the cheapest flight.

06 Sep 2013

-

1393

-

1177

1651

Suspended

Mango offered the cheapest flights from Durban to Cape Town for the Baba Indaba Cape Town.

26 Jul 2013

-

1327

-

1148

1656

Suspended

When we checked prices for travel from Durban to Cape Town for the Youth Day long weekend, Mango was the cheapest.

14 June 2013

-

1371

-

1112

1779

Suspended

Mango offered the cheapest flights from Durban to Cape Town for the Riebeeck Valley Olive Festival.

03 May 2013

-

1286

-

1227

1360

Suspended

The cheapest flight we found from Durban to Cape Town in the week's survey was offered by Mango.

22 Mar 2013

-

1350

-

1025

1527

Suspended

SA Express offered the cheapest flights from Durban to Cape Town when we surveyed the travel prices on this route.

08 Feb 2013

-

1211

-

1770

1204

Suspended

Mango offered the cheapest flights for New Year's Eve in Cape Town.

28 Dec 2012

-

2390

2181

1779

1943

Suspended

In this week's survey, 1Time showed the cheapest airfare on the Durban to Cape Town route.

16 Nov 2012

1089

1191

-

1139

1656

Suspended

Mango Airline offered the cheapest airfare on this route.

5 Oct 2012

999

1194

-

950

1340

Suspended

Mango is still the cheapest on the DUR - CPT route.

24 Aug 2012

999

1149

-

898

1339

Suspended

Schools nationwide open for the second semester on the 16th July and prices have increased for the weekend from 13 to 15 July.

13 July 2012

1199

1262

-

1129

1301

Suspended

Mango Airline has once again the cheapest flight on this route.

1 June 2012

1099

1118

1339

899

1355

Suspended

Mango Airline has the cheapest flight and currently have a Bucket List competition available.

20 Apr 2012

1199

1223

1199

995

1266

Suspended

With the Cape Argus on Sunday 11th March, the airfares have increased drastically and some of the flights for certain time slots are sold out.

9 March 2012

2089

2051

-

1946

-

1300

British Airways is cheapest for the first flight survey in 2012 on this route.

27 Jan 2012

1199

1075

1089

1093

1278

1099

Peak season travel is looking expensive (as expected), with only Velvet Sky less than R1000 (for a one-way flight!)

16 Dec 2011

1108

1091

-

1093

989

689

Velvet Sky airline's first inclusion in our Durban to Cape Town survey - great to have them on the route.

4 Nov 2011

689

1066

989

689

1410

789

Flight surveys before Velvet Sky

Flight date

1time

BA

Kulula

Mango

SA Express

Once again 1time airline is cheapest from Durban to Cape Town.

23 Sep 2011

834

965

1239

859

1807

I love the bargain prices one can pick up in August, after the school holidays. A great time of year to travel. Velvet airline doesn't yet fly the route, and we can see that 1time is cheapest.

12 Aug 2011

609

927

699

650

1347

Flight surveys before SA Express

Flight date

1time

BA

Kulula

Mango

SAA

Some school holiday flight prices. Mango are cheapest, but personally I'd rather pay an extra R7 for the additional legroom on 1time flights.

1 Jul 2011

719

996

979

712

920

1time are the cheapest they've been since the survey for 3 Sep 2010 flights.The last time we checked flight prices on the Durban to Cape Town route Kulula was offering the lowest flight price at R709 - this time Kulula's price was the most expensive in the economy category.

13 May 2011

719

900

1029

712

910

1 Apr 2011

970

1195

709

961

920

Mango Flex is cheaper than normal Mango (and all other airlines) - not often you see that.

18 Feb 2011

1970

2362

-

920

1277

7 Jan 2011

959

891

1719

920

1551

26 Nov 2010

763

698

789

929

1255

15 Oct 2010

743

706

669

616

657

3 Sep 2010

690

714

469

886

660

23 Jul 2010

690

1087

919

476

450

30 Apr 2010

743

680

719

800

1260

19 Mar 2010

1108

755

-

1098

1070

5 Feb 2010

821

852

699

740

740

25 Dec 2009

664

862

969

650

¹

13 Nov 2009

821

992

899

500

752

2 Oct 2009

538

527

1149

470

538

21 Aug 2009

653

533

1197

627

772

10 Jul 2009

653

884

¹

620

781

29 May 2009

507

965

769

500

931

17 Apr 2009

507

996

888

500

970

6 Mar 2009

¹

1875

¹

906

1578

23 Jan 2008

¹

1348

1009

569

961

12 Dec 2008

¹

1308

¹

999

1102

31 Oct 2008

¹

1205

¹

659

1846

19 Sep 2008

1199

1937

1809

899

1483

8 Aug 2008

¹

1435

¹

699

1768

27 Jun 2008

1095

1235

1547

1085

2005

¹ Sold out
� Didn't check

Flight prices are constantly updated, so the information listed above is dated and for information purposes only. The surveys are conducted for flights leaving Durban for Cape Town on a Friday between 1349 and 2146.

Flight date

1time

BA

Kulula

Mango

Nationwide

SAA

16 May 2008

799

790

¹

799

-

821

4 Apr 2008

¹

1100

¹

739

905

1476

22 Feb 2008

699

1100

¹

733

691

1450

11 Jan 2007

¹

1100

¹

725

780

2076

30 Nov 2007

¹

1039

1451

725

1027

1389

19 Oct 2007

999

782

916

639

630

1015

7 Sep 2007

749

1032

874

639

630

809

27 Jul 2007

649

610

869

477

-

649

15 Jun 2007

649

651

999

849

600

611

Cost of flying relative to buses & trains

The ratio of flight prices to bus prices has increased dramatically to the 3 level.

Date
Flights : bus/ train
Cheapest flight
Cheapest bus / train

16 May 2014

2:2

R1105 (Mango Airline)

R500 (Shosholoza Meyl train/Intercape Coach)

21 Feb 2014

2:3

R1169 (Mango Airline)

R500 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

10 Jan 2014

2:4

R1198 (British Airways)

R500 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

29 Nov 2013

2:4

R1169 (Mango Airline)

R490 (Citiliner coach)

18 Oct 2013

2:3

R1125 (Mango Airline)

R490 (Citliner coach)

06 Sep 2013

2:4

R1177 (Mango Airline)

R490 (Citiliner coach)

26 Jul 2013

2:4

R1148 (Mango Airline)

R480 (City to City and Citiliner coaches)

14 June 2013

2:5

R1112 (Mango Airline)

R440 (City to City coach)

03 May 2013

2:6

R1227 (Mango Airline)

R470 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

22 Mar 2013

2:2

R1025 (Mango Airline)

R470 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

08 Feb 2013

2:6

R1204 (SA Express)

R470 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

28 Dec 2012

3:8

R1779 (Mango Airline)

R470 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

16 Nov 2012

2:3

R1089 (1Time)

R470 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

05 Oct 2012

2:4

R950 (Mango Airline)

R399 (SA Roadlink)

24 Aug 2012

1:9

R898 (Mango Airline)

R470 (Shosholoza Meyl)

13 July 2012

2.3

R1129 (Mango Airline)

R485 (Citiliner)

1 June 2012

1.9

R899 (Mango Airline)

R475 (Citiliner)

20 Apr 2012

2.7

R995 (Mango Airline)

R370 (Shosholoza Meyl)

9 March 2012

2.8

R1300 (Velvet Sky Airline)

R460 (City to City bus)

27 Jan 2012

2.6

R1075 ( British Airways)

R420 (City to City bus)

16 Dec 2011

2.4

R990 (Velvet Sky Airline)

R420 (City to City bus)

4 Nov 2011

1.7

R689 (1time & Mango Airlines)

R410 (City to City bus)

23 Sep 2011

2.0

R834 (1time Airlines)

R410 (City to City bus)

12 Aug 2011

1.5

R609 (1time Airlines)

R410 (City to City bus)

1 Jul 2011

1.7

R712 (Mango Airlines)

R420 (City to City bus)

13 May 2011

1.8

R712 (Mango Airlines)

R399 (SA Roadlink bus)

1 Apr 2011

1.8

R709 (Kulula.com)

R399 (SA Roadlink bus)

18 Feb 2011

3.3

R920 (Mango Flex)

R280 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

7 Jan 2011

2.5

R891 (BA)

R360 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

26 Nov 2010

1.7

R698 (BA)

R400 (City to City bus)

15 Oct 2010

1.7

R469 (Kulula Airline)

R280 (Shosholoza Meyl)

3 Sep 2010

1.7

R469 (Kulula Airline)

R280 (Shosholoza Meyl)

23 Jul 2010

1.6

R450 (SAA)

R280 (Shosholoza Meyl)

30 Apr 2010

2.0

R680 (British Airways)

R340 (Shosholoza Meyl)

19 Mar 2010

2.7

R755 (British Airways)

R280 (Shosholoza Meyl)

5 Feb 2010

2.5

R699 (Kulula Airline)

R280 (Shosholoza Meyl)

27 Nov 2009

1.5

R650 (Mango Airline)

R440 (City to City bus)

16 Oct 2009

2.4

R500 (Mango Airline)

R210 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

5 Sep 2009

1.7

R470 (Mango Airline)

R280 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

25 Jul 2009

1.9

R533 (Mango Airline)

R280 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

2 May 2009

1.8

R500 (Mango Airline)

R280 (Shosholoza Meyl)

21 Mar 2009

1.2

R500 (Mango Airline)

R410 (City to City & Citiliner & SM)

7 Feb 2009

2.3

R906 (Mango Airline)

R390 (City to City & Citiliner)

28 Dec 2008

1.5

R569 (Mango Airline)

R390 (City to City & Citiliner)

15 Nov 2008

2.4

R999 (Mango Airline)

R410 (City to City & Citiliner)

4 Oct 2008

1.7

R659 (Mango Airline)

R390 (City to City & Citiliner)

23 Aug 2008

2.3

R899 (Mango Airline)

R390 (City to City & Citiliner)

12 Jul 2008

1.9

R699 (Mango Airline)

R370 (City to City bus)

31 May 2008

2.9

R1085 (Mango Airline)

R380 (City to City bus)

19 Apr 2008

2.2

R790 (British Airways - BA)

R360 (City to City bus)

8 Mar 2008

2.5

R739 (Mango Airline)

R299 (SA Roadlink)

26 Jan 2008

2.0

R691 (Nationwide Airline)

R350 (Citiliner & City to City bus )

15 Dec 2007

2.4

R725 (Mango Airline)

R299 (SA Roadlink)

The index measures how many times more the cheapest flight costs compared to the cheapest bus trip. The higher the index the more more expensive flights are relative to bus trip, and the more likely people are to take buses (which spew out less carbon and are hence greener).

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