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Latest surveys of flight prices from Johannesburg to Durban

flight date

1time

BA

Kulula

Mango

SAA

Velvet

Kulula Airlines was the cheapest from Lanseria Airport to Durban for Trevor Noah's NationWild show on the 26th of September 2014.

3 September 2014

Suspended

1276

802

863

1100

liquidated

Kulula from OR Tambo Airport was the cheapest flight we found from Johannesburg to Durban for the Royal Show in Pietermaritzburg.

23 May 2014

Suspended

1056

564

599

1268

liquidated

Mango turned out to be the cheapest from Joburg to Durban

24 Mar 2014

Suspended

1329

986

717

1033

liquidated

Kulula from OR Tambo to King Shaka was the cheapest flight we found on the Johannesburg to Durban route

28 Feb 2014

Suspended

1490

692

939

1126

liquidated

The cheapest flight we found was offered by Mango, with the option of departing from OR Tambo at R665 per person for the one way flight (prices may change).

17 Jan 2014

Suspended

798

669

665

983

liquidated

The cheapest flight from Johannesburg to Durban for the first weekend of the December school holidays was offered by Mango.

06 Dec 2013

liquidated

1195

981

804

1762

liquidated

Mango from OR Tambo Airport was the cheapest flight we found on this route for the Halloween at uShaka Marine World event.

25 Oct 2013

liquidated

1192

844

821

1346

liquidated

Mango offered the cheapest flight from Johannesburg to Durban for the 2013 Durban Bierfest.

13 Sep 2013

-

1363

821

643

1354

liquidated

Passengers looking for the cheapest travel option from Johannesburg to Durban should book a train trip with Shosholoza Meyl who were the cheapest when we checked.

02 Aug 2013

-

1565

625

695

1533

liquidated

Kulula offered the cheapest airfares when we looked at prices for the start of the June school holidays.

21 June 2013

-

1279

753

772

-

liquidated

In this week's survey, Mango displayed the cheapest flights from JHB - DUR.

10 May 2013

-

1264

821

806

-

suspended

Kulula offered the cheapest flights from Johannesburg to Durban for the Easter weekend.

29 Mar 2013

-

1087

745

695

689

suspended

Spectators of the Dusi Canoe Marathon sould be sure to check Kulula's flight prices from Johannesburg to Durban as they offered the cheapest flights when we checked.

15 Feb 2013

-

1279

582

879

1277

suspended

In this week's survey of prices from Johannesburg to Durban, Kulula offered the cheapest flights when flying from Lanseria Airport.

04 Jan 2012

-

995

695

1255

847

suspended

Kulula offered the best airfares for the Gary Player Invitational in Durban.

23 Nov 2012

-

1115

764

962

-

suspended

Kulula from Lanseria is the most affordable option to fly from Johannesburg to Durban.

12 Oct 2012

739

1376

730

1091

1045

suspended

Kulula from OR Tambo is cheapest to Durban.

31 Aug 2012

789

1069

739

1045

863

suspended

Kulula from Lanseria has the cheapest airfare on this route.

20 July 2012

789

1216

765

895

1217

suspended

Mango airline is offering the cheapest economy and business class ticket on this route.

8 June 2012

979

1346

939

699

905

suspended

Kulula leaving from Lanseria has the cheapest one way airfare ticket to Durban for R699.

27 April 2012

739

947

669

-

798

-

Kulula leaving from Lanseria has the cheapest one way airfare ticket to Durban for R609.

16 March 2012

739

1200

609

-

-

699

The new rates for 2012 on this route show that Velvet Sky is still the cheapest Airline to travel with.

3 Feb 2012

609

849

609

603

822

600

Velvet Sky airline is the cheapest over the festive season (although it must be said that all airlines have pushed their prices up).

23 Dec 2011

988

1342

1239

-

1001

931

On Remembrance Day 1time & Kulula (from Lanseria Airport) are cheapest to Durban - appropriately, because we have to remember a good few months back to when they were last cheapest.

11 Nov 2011

609

1672

609

-

-

731

Once again it's Velvet Sky cheapest.

30 Sep 2011

549

817

829

-

816

497

Velvet Sky airline continues to apply downward pressure on pricing.

8 Jul 2011

609

791

579

514

1180

480

With it being Comrades Marathon weekend, flight prices are much pricier, and the new kid on the block - Velvet sky - is cheapest. Mango Flex is again cheaper than normal Mango.

27 May 2011

639

778

929

797

910

581

Before Velvet Sky started operations

flight date

1time

British Airways

Kulula

Mango

SAA

Mango Airlines is once again cheapest, although prices have edged up to their highest level since we surveyed December 2010 flights. British Airways' flight prices are at their most expensive since 5 June 2009, and this is the cheapest South African Airways price since 18 August 2007.

8 Apr 2011

479

1138

489

415

630

After a couple of surveys of the Comair cousins being cheapest, we're back to the historic norm with Mango Airlines being cheapest.

25 Feb 2011

590

584

469

399

1224

During school holidays we often see the full service carriers offering the cheapest price - in the survey for 14 Jan flights British Airways is cheapest.

14 Jan 2011

590

385

469

644

1218

Kulula are cheapest for the first time since our 2nd Feb 2008 flight survey (and only the second time ever in our surveys of the Johannesburg to Durban flight route).

3 Dec 2010

681

690

519

677

1223

22 Oct 2010

570

889

769

429

657

10 Sep 2010

570

699

719

456

660

30 July 2010

570

1137

919

733

1170

18 Jun 2010

526

904

669

-

2210

7 May 2010

542

1085

569

378

1390

26 Mar 2010

635

1086

899

663

1220

12 Feb 2010

544

652

749

539

650

20 Nov 2009

635

729

749

660

1299

9 Oct 2009

620

898

699

542

670

28 Aug 2009

620

904

682

589

676

17 Jul 2009

620

1156

732

589

688

5 Jun 2009

529

1245

682

503

767

24 Apr 2009

963

1273

963

563

1045

13 Mar 2009

612

1276

556

526

809

30 Jan 2009

520

1452

559

289

1041

When Interlink was still flying

flight date

1time

BA

Kulula

Mango

Interlink

SAA

19 Dec 2008

1087

1190

869

649

398

946

7 Nov 2008

612

1430

819

581

548

895

26 Sep 2008

779

1549

759

599

548

980

15 Aug 2008

928

1357

810

599

548

1088

4 Jul 2008

737

922

459

408

-

649

26 Apr 2008

626

880

724

472

-

815

15 Mar 2008

569

880

774

394

-

1090

2 Feb 2008

505

860

448

499

-

886

22 Dec 2007

429

600

618

492

-

1336

10 Nov 2007

615

1116

618

615

-

975

29 Sep 2007

429

991

681

427

-

-

18 Aug 2007

429

1108

681

427

-

521

7 Jul 2007

429

1104

629

427

-

518

26 May 2007

849

1229

849

599

-

1269

shortest flight path from O.R. Tambo International Airport to Durban

Cost of flying relative to coaches
Travel Date
Flying : train/bus
Cheapest flight
Cheapest bus or train

23 May 2014

4:0

R564 (Kulula Airline)

R140 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

28 Feb 2014

4:9

R692 (Kulula Airline)

R140 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

17 Jan 2014

4:8

R665 (Mango Airline)

R140 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

06 Dec 2013

5:7

R804 (Mango Airline)

R140 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

25 Oct 2013

5:9

R821 (Mango Airline)

R140 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

13 Sep 2013

4:6

R643 (Mango Airline)

R140 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

02 Aug 2013

4:5

R625 (Kulula Airline)

R140 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

21 June 2013

5:8

R753 (Kulula Airline)

R130 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

10 May 2013

6:2

R806 (Mango Airline)

R130 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

29 Mar 2013

4:9

R639 (Kulula Airlines)

R130 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

15 Feb 2013

4:5

R582 (Kulula Airlines)

R130 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

04 Jan 2013

5:3

R695 (Kulula Airlines)

R130 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

23 Nov 2012

5:9

R764 (Kulula Airlines)

R130 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

12 Oct 2012

5:6

R730 (Kulula Airlines)

R130 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

31 Aug 2012

5:7

R739 (Kulula Airlines)

R130 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

20 July 2012

5.9

R765 (Kulula Airlines)

R130 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

8 June 2012

5.4

R699 (Mango Airline)

R130 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

27 April 2012

5.1

R669 (Kulula Airlines)

R130 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

16 March 2012

3.5

R609 (Kulula Airlines)

R175 (SA Roadlink)

3 Feb 2012

6.0

R600 (Velvet Sky Airline)

R100 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

23 Dec 2011

7.8

R931 (Velvet Sky Airline)

R120 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

11 Nov 2011

6.1

R609 (1time / Kulula)

R100 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

30 Sep 2011

5.0

R497 (Vevet Sky Airline)

R100 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

8 Jul 2011

3.9

R480 (Vevet Sky Airline)

R100 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

27 May 2011

3.9

R581 (Vevet Sky Airline)

R150 (SA Roadlink)

8 Apr 2011

4.2

R415 (Mango Airlines)

R100 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

25 Feb 2011

5.0

R399 (Mango Airlines)

R80 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

14 Jan 2011

2.0

R385 (British Airways)

R190 (City to City bus)

3 Dec 2010

3.2

R519 (Kulula Airlines)

R160 (City to City bus)

22 Oct 2010

3.1

R429 (Mango Airlines)

R140 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

10 Sep 2010

3.8

R456 (Mango Airlines)

R120 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

30 Jul 2010

5.2

R570 (1time Airlines)

R110 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

7 May 2010

4.2

R378 (Mango Airlines)

R90 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

26 Mar 2010

5.3

R635 (1time Airlines)

R120 (City to City coach)

12 Feb 2010

6.0

R539 (Mango Airlines)

R90 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

1 Jan 2010

2.3

R369 (1time Airlines)

R160 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

20 Nov 2009

7.1

R635 (1time Airlines)

R90 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

9 Oct 2009

4.5

R542 (Mango Airlines)

R120 (Shosholoza Meyl / City to City)

28 Aug 2009

7.4

R589 (Mango Airlines)

R80 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

17 Jul 2009

4.7

R589 (Mango Airlines)

R125 (SA Roadlink coach bus)

5 Jun 2009

4.2

R503 (Mango Airlines)

R110 (Shosholoza Meyl economy class)

24 Apr 2009

4.2

R563 (Mango Airlines)

R135 (SA Roadlink)

13 Mar 2009

5.3

R526 (Mango Airlines)

R100 (Shosholoza Meyl economy class)

19 Dec 2008

2.8

R398 (Interlink Airlines)

R140 (Shosholoza Meyl economy class)

7 Nov 2008

6.9

R548 (Interlink Airlines)

R80 (Shosholoza Meyl economy class)

26 Sep 2008

4.6

R548 (Interlink Airlines)

R120 (SA Roadlink)

15 Aug 2008

4.1

R548 (Interlink Airlines)

R135 (SA Roadlink)

4 Jul 2008

2.7

R408 (Mango Airways)

R150 (City to City)

23 May 2008

3.5

R472 (Mango Airways)

R135 (SA Roadlink)

11 Apr 2008

4.0

R394 (Mango Airways)

R99 (SA Roadlink)

29 Feb 2008

4.5

R448 (Kulula Airways)

R99 (SA Roadlink)

18 Jan 2008

4.3

R429 (1time airline)

R99 (SA Roadlink)

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.


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