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It helps in assessing how cheap flight prices currently are, to compare them to what they've been in the past. If current flight prices are below what they've been in the past, it's less likely that they'll drop going forward, so one can book current airfares now in that knowledge (it makes less sense to hang on and book later in the hope for lower airfares).

Here's the current and old flight price surveys we've carried out on the CPT-DUR route. Further below you'll see an archive of train and bus prices on the same route. The surveyed fares are for airlines operating flights to Durban from Cape Town and their prices on Friday leaving Cape Town between 1344 & 2031. Note that these prices have probably changed. Use the flight bookings tool on the left to check current fares.

travel date

1time airline

British Airways

Kulula

Mango

SA Express

Mango offered the cheapest flight to Durban for the John Legend concert.

17 Sep 2014 - 2020 -

1107

1922

Mango was again the cheapest option for flights to The Wine Show in Durban.

06 June 2014 - 2153 -

1256

2042

Mango offered the cheapest flight to Durban for the Sharks Super Rugby game over the Freedom Day long weekend.

25 Apr 2014

-

2172

-

1699

2050

With Mango's Happy Days sale on the go at the time of this survey, Mango beat the rest of the airlines with their prices on this route, offering a one way flight at R865 when we checked.

14 Mar 2014

-

1371

1547

865

1269

In this survey of Cape Town to Durban prices, Mango and Shosholoza Meyl were the cheapest travel options.

31 Jan 2014

-

1274

-

969

1267

The cheapest flight we found from CPT to DUR for the weekend before Christmas was offered by Mango.

20 Dec 2013

-

2034

-

1545

2124

Mango offered the cheapest flights from Cape Town to Durban for the Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon.

08 Nov 2013

-

1860

-

1417

1672

The cheapest flight we found for travel from Cape Town to Durban for the Sunday Tribune Garden and Leisure Show was offered by Mango Airline.

27 Sep 2013

-

1494

-

1297

1985

Those in need of escaping the wet Cape Town winter should be sure to look at Mango's flight prices to Durban, who offered the cheapest flights to enjoy the warm tropical climate of Kwazulu Natal.

16 Aug 2013

-

1653

-

1297

1795

When we checked prices of flights to Durban for the Durban July, Mango offered the best rates.

05 Jul 2013

-

1839

-

1637

1963

Mango continues to offer the cheapest flights from Cape Town to Durban.

24 May 2013

-

1542

-

1063

1361

The cheapest flight we found from Cape Town to Durban was offered by Mango.

12 Apr 2013

-

1525

-

1193

1931

In this week's survey, Mango offered the cheapest flights from Cape Town to Durban.

01 Mar 2013

-

1521

-

1995

1646

British Airways offered the cheapest one way flight from Cape Town to Durban when we checked.

18 Jan 2013

-

1234

-

1259

1493

The cheapest flights offered from Cape Town to Durban for the start of the school holidays were from Mango.

07 Dec 2012

-

1457

-

1189

1502

1Time Airline's airfares on the Cape Town to Durban route are still the cheapest offered.

26 Oct 2012

999

1191

-

1095

1346

In this weeks survey, 1Time displayed the best airfares on the Cape Town to Durban route.

14 Sep 2012

999

1155

-

1135

1302

Mango economy fares are the cheapest on this route.

3 Aug 2012

899

1386

-

895

1292

Mango is offering the cheapest flight for school holidays starting on the 22nd June.

22 June 2012

1299

1357

-

1289

1758

The Indaba is being held at the Durban ICC from the 12th to the 15th May. The only 2 airlines with flights still available are 1Time and British Airways.

11 May 2012

1189

1221

-

-

-

The prices on this route have shot up making the cheapest flight on 1Time Airline over R 1 000.

30 Mar 2012

1489

1702

-

2225

1959

The prices for a one-way air ticket on this route have increased but Mango is the cheapest.

17 Feb 2012

899

1236

1089

890

1273

Once again 1time airline is cheapest from Cape Town to Durban - this time even cheaper than a Greyhound bus!

25 Nov 2011

609

1184

1139

724

1146

This time 1time is cheapest alone. I'm still not happy to see flight prices between CPT & DUR so high though...competition is needed.

14 Oct 2011

839

1020

989

889

1037

Kulula are sold out and prices are higher than in a while. 1time and Mango tie for cheapest - the first time we've had a tie in our CPT-DUR flight surveys.

2 Sep 2011

895

937

-

895

1093

We need Velvet Sky to help bring down CPT-DUR prices! Want to enjoy Durban just after the school holidays? Mango Airlines is once again cheapest from Cape Town to Durban.

22 Jul 2011

719

939

1029

712

1093

With a Mango flight special running at the same time as we surveyed, they were easily the cheapest airline.

10 Jun 2011

763

892

1229

672

1000

Very expensive flight prices during the Easter weekend, and 1time airline are the cheapest. We've been surveying this route since 25 May 2007, and this is the highest prices have been. The previous record high you'd have to pay was R1238 in our 21 December 2007 flight survey.

22 Apr 2011

1250

1480

-

-

1430

First survey in 2011 that Mango Airlines are cheapest from Cape Town to Durban.

11 Mar 2011

699

875

1319

662

980

Things are back to normal on the Cape Town - Durban flight route with 1time airlines cheapest.

28 Jan 2011

739

794

919

805

-

Some weird stuff happenning on the Cape Town - Durban flight route - (1) British Airways is cheaper than the low cost carriers, and (2) the cheapest Mango flight is with Mango Flex.

Before SA Express started flying CPT-DUR

travel date

1time airline

British Airways

Kulula

Mango

SAA

17 Dec 2010

959

803

sold out

920

1792

5 Nov 2010

739

1626

sold out

610

1042

24 Sep 2010

1825

796

919

-

801

13 Aug 2010

743

807

519

-

690

2 Jul 2010

822

730

699

852

690

21 May 2010

847

761

699

-

800

9 Apr 2010

847

1604

1419

-

680

26 Feb 2010

664

752

649

778

750

15 Jan 2010

717

1497

649

723

970

4 Dec 2009

549

875

749

732

879

23 Oct 2009

399

510

389

599

1148

11 Sep 2009

299

533

640

522

544

31 Jul 2009

518

863

420

500

977

19 Jun 2009

1087

1321

1474

989

2552

8 May 2009

706

1345

1389

671

1220

27 Mar 2009

-

1069

946

864

1080

13 Feb 2009

-

990

706

576

876

2 Jan 2008

-

1322

1009

-

1234

21 Nov 2008

-

1314

1009

959

979

10 Oct 2008

-

1945

1009

898

895

29 Aug 2008

-

2036

1049

1099

1757

18 Jul 2008

-

1870

959

652

2517

6 Jun 2008

-

1200

952

623

1186

Price comparisons when Nationwide used to fly

travel date

1time airline

British Airways

Kulula

Mango

SAA

Nationwide

25 Apr 2008

-

1400

1542

960

1593

991

14 Mar 2008

-

1370

1496

733

1089

791

1 Feb 2008

-

1100

786

550

867

-

21 Dec 2007

-

1370

1456

-

2024

1238

9 Nov 2007

-

1529

1256

947

1388

649

28 Sep 2007

999

1518

869

639

805

716

17 Aug 2007

599

-

288

639

642

618

6 Jul 2007

1199

1608

869

851

1374

688

25 May 2007

649

841

869

548

607

484

 
Cost of flying relative to coaches

Travel Date

Cheapest Airline

Cheapest coach / train

Fly : Bus

06 June 2014 R1256 (Mango)    

04 Apr 2014

R1699 (Mango)

R500 (Shosholoza Meyl)

3:4

14 Mar 2014

R865 (Mango)

R500 (Shosholoza Meyl)

1:7

31 Jan 2014

R969 (Mango)

R500 (Shosholoza Meyl)

1:9

20 Dec 2013

R1 545 (Mango)

R475 (Citiliner)

3:3

08 Nov 2013

R1 417 (Mango)

R490 (Citiliner)

2:9

27 Sep 2013

R1 297 (Mango)

R490 (Citiliner)

2:6

16 Aug 2013

R1 297 (Mango)

R490 (Citiliner)

2:6

05 Jul 2013

R1 637 (Mango)

R500 (Shosholoza Meyl and Citiliner)

3:3

24 May 2013

R1 063 (Mango)

R470 (Shosholoza Meyl)

2:3

12 Apr 2013

R1 193 (Mango)

R470 (Shosholoza Meyl)

2:5

01 Mar 2013

R1 259 (Mango)

R400 (City to City)

3:1

18 Jan 2013

R1 234 (British Airways operated by Comair)

R370 (Shosholoza Meyl)

3:3

07 Dec 2012

R1 189 (Mango)

R470 (Shosholoza Meyl)

2:5

26 Oct 2012

R999 (1Time)

R470 (Shosholoza Meyl)

2:1

14 Sep 2012

R999 (1Time)

R470 (Shosholoza Meyl)

2:1

3 Aug 2012

R895 (Mango)

R470 (Shosholoza Meyl)

1.9

22 June 2012

R1 289 (Mango)

R485 (Citiliner)

2.7

11 May 2012

R1 189 (1Time)

R475 (Citiliner & Greyhound)

2.5

30 Mar 2012

R 1 489 (1Time)

R399 (SA Roadlink)

3.7

17 Feb 2012

R890 (Mango)

R460 ( City to City coach)

1.9

25 Nov 2011

R609 (1time)

R410 (City to City coach)

1.5

14 Oct 2011

R839 (1time)

R410 (City to City coach)

2.0

2 Sep 2011

R895 (Mango & 1time)

R410 (City to City coach)

2.2

Mango are still cheapest (we need Velvet Sky on this flight route) and are only 1.7 times the prices of the cheapest coach.

22 Jul 2011

R712 (Mango Airline)

R410 (City to City coach)

1.7

It's only 1.6 times more expensive to go by plane than by coach, thanks to a Mango flight special running at the time we compared flight prices.

10 Jun 2011

R672 (Mango Airline)

R410 (City to City coach)

1.6

Easter Weekend so flight prices are very expensive, with 1time cheapest. Shosholoza Meyl isn't up and running, so the cheapest overland trip is with SA Roadlink.

22 Apr 2011

R1250 (1time Airways)

R399 (SA Roadlink)

3.1

11 Mar 2011

R662 (Mango Airways)

R280 (Shosholoza Meyl)

2.4

28 Jan 2011

R739 (1time Airline)

R400 (City to City)

1.8

17 Dec 2010

R803 (British Airways)

R440 (City to City)

1.8

5 Nov 2010

R610 (Mango Airline)

R299 (SA Roadlink)

2.0

24 Sep 2010

R796 (British Airways)

R280 (Shosholoza Meyl)

2.8

13 Aug 2010

R519 (Kulula Airline)

R280 (Shosholoza Meyl)

1.9

2 Jul 2010

R699 (Kulula Airline)

R380 (Shosholoza Meyl)

1.8

21 May 2010

R699 (Kulula Airline)

R210 (Shosholoza Meyl)

3.3

9 Apr 2010

R680 (SAA South African Airways)

R399 (SA Roadlink)

1.7

26 Feb 2010

R649 (Kulula Airline)

R280 (Shosholoza Meyl)

2.3

15 Jan 2010

R649 (Kulula Airline)

R410 (City to City)

1.6

4 Dec 2009

R549 (1time Airline)

R410 (City to City)

1.3

23 Oct 2009

R389 (Kulula Airline)

R280 (Shosholoza Meyl)

1.4

11 Sep 2009

R299 (1time Airline)

R280 (Shosholoza Meyl)

1.1

31 Jul 2009

R420 (Kulula Airline)

R390 (Citiliner/City to City)

1.1

19 Jun 2009

R989 (Mango Airline)

R299 (SA Roadlink)

3.3

27 Mar 2009

R671 (Mango Airline)

R299 (SA Roadlink)

2.2

27 Mar 2009

R864 (Mango Flex)

R390 (Citiliner)

2.2

13 Feb 2009

R576 (Mango Airline)

R299 (SA Roadlink)

1.9

2 Jan 2009

R1009 (Kulula Airline)

R410 (Citiliner/City to City)

2.5

21 Nov 2008

R959 (Mango Airline)

R390 (Citiliner/City to City)

2.5

10 Oct 2008

R895 (SAA - South African Airways)

R390 (Citiliner/City to City)

2.3

2 Aug 2008

R1049 (Kulula Airline)

R350 (SA Roadlink bus)

3.0

18 Jul 2008

R652 (Mango Airline)

R380 (City to City bus)

1.7

6 Jun 2008

R623 (Mango Airline)

R370 (City to City bus)

1.7

25 Apr 2008

R960 (Mango Airline)

R350 (City to City bus)

2.7

14 Mar 2008

R733 (Mango Airline)

R350 (City to City bus)

2.1

The flying:train/bus index measures how many times more expensive the cheapest flight is than the cheapest bus or train trip. The higher the green index the more likely people are to take the bus, instead of flying.

flight price inflation

Travel Date

Cheapest flight price

Cheapest flight a year back

Inflation

06 June 2014 R1256 (Mango) R1192 (Mango) 1.2%

25 Apr 2014

R1699 (Mango)

R1128 (Mango)

47.4%

14 Mar 2014

R865 (Mango)

R1226 (Mango)

-30.2%

31 Jan 2014

R969 (Mango)

R1377 (Mango and British Airways operated by Comair)

-22%

20 Dec 2013

R1 545 (Mango)

R1211.50 (British Airways operated by Comair and Mango)

28.4%

08 Nov 2013

R1 417 (Mango)

R1094 (1Time and Mango)

34%

27 Sep 2013

R1 297 (Mango)

R999 (1Time)

29.8%

16 Aug 2013

R1 297 (Mango)

R947 (Mango & 1Time)

39.9%

05 Jul 2013

R1 637 (Mango)

R1 097 (Mango & 1Time)

39.4%

24 May 2013

R1 063 (Mango)

R1 339 (1Time)

-13.1%

12 Apr 2013

R1 193 (Mango)

R1 339 (1Time)

-14.6%

01 Mar 2013

R1 259 (Mango)

R1 189.50 (Mango & 1Time)

17.1%

18 Jan 2013

R1 234 (British Airways operated by Comair)

R1 059 (Mango & 1Time)

9.8%

07 Dec 2012

R1 189 (Mango)

R918.50 ( 1Time)

48.5%

26 Oct 2012

R999 (1Time)

R724 (1Time)

30.1%

14 Sep 2012

R999 (1Time)

R867 (1Time)

13.8%

3 Aug 2012

R895 (Mango Airline)

R895 (Mango)

16.4%

22 June 2012

R1 289 (Mango Airline)

R692 (Mango)

89.9%

11 May 2012

R1 189 (1Time Airline)

R961 (1Time & Mango)

17.2%

30 Mar 2012

R 1 489 (1Time Airline)

R936 (Mango & 1Time)

61.7%

17 Feb 2012

R890 (Mango Airline)

R683 ( Mango & 1Time)

30.3%

25 Nov 2011

R609 (1time Airline)

R702 ( BA & Mango)

-13.2%

14 Oct 2011

R839 (1time Airline)

R707 ( BA & Mango)

18.6%

2 Sep 2011

R895 (1time & Mango)

R651 ( Kulula)

37.5%

22 Jul 2011

R712 (Mango Airline)

R598 ( Kulula)

19.1%

With Mango running a special offer at the time of the survey, we have flight prices lower than they were a year back.

10 Jun 2011

R672 (Mango Airline)

R685 ( Kulula)

-1.9%

With the 22 April 2011 falling on an Easter Weekend, flight price inflation is elevated.

22 Apr 2011

R1250 (1time Airline)

R686 (SAA / Kulula)

+82%

11 Mar 2011

R662 (Mango Airways)

R659 (SAA / Kulula)

+1%

28 Jan 2011

R739 (1time Airways)

R649 (Kulula)

+14%

17 Dec 2010

R803 (British Airways)

R580 (Kulula / 1time)

+39%

5 Nov 2010

R610 (Kulula Airline)

R439 (Kulula / 1time)

+39%

24 Sep 2010

R796 (British Airways)

R383 (Kulula / 1time)

+144%

13 Aug 2010

R519 (Kulula Airline)

R383 (Kulula / 1time)

+36%

2 Jul 2010

R699 (Kulula Airline)

R813 (Kulula / Mango)

-17%

21 May 2010

R699 (Kulula Airline)

R769 (Mango)

-9%

9 Apr 2010

R680 (SAA South African Airways)

R804 (Mango)

-16%

26 Feb 2010

R649 (Kulula Airline)

R665 (Mango)

-2%

15 Jan 2010

R649 (Kulula Airline)

R875 (Kulula / Mango)

-26%

4 Dec 2009

R549 (1time Airline)

R974 (Kulula / SAA)

-44%

23 Oct 2009

R389 (Kulula Airline)

R915 (Mango / SAA)

-58%

11 Sep 2009

R299 (1time Airline)

R1001 (Mango / SAA)

-70%

31 Jul 2009

R420 (Kulula Airline)

R775 (Mango / Kulula)

-46%

19 Jun 2009

R989 (Mango Airline)

R632 (Mango Airline)

+57%

8 May 2009

R671 (Mango Airline)

R856 (Mango Airline)

-22%

27 Mar 2009

R864 (Mango Flex)

R803 (Mango Airline)

+8%

13 Feb 2009

R576 (Mango Airline)

R607 (Mango Airline)

-5%

2 Jan 2009

R1009 (Kulula Airline)

R1025 (Nationwide / Mango)

-2%

21 Nov 2008

R959 (Mango Airline)

R831 (Nationwide)

+15%

10 Oct 2008

R895 (SAA)

R642 (Mango / Nationwide)

+39%

2 Aug 2008

R1049 (Kulula Airline)

R397 (Mango / Kulula)

+164%

18 Jul 2008

R652 (Mango Airline)

R564 (Nationwide / Kulula)

+16%

6 Jun 2008

R623 (Mango Airline)

R547 (Nationwide)

+14%



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