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Phone :
· King Shaka Airport : 032 436 6758
· BA at King Shaka : 032 436 7025
· SA Express at King Shaka : 032 436 6872 (SAA)
· Phone PE Airport : 041 507 7319
· BA at PE Airport : 041 508 8004
· SA Express at PE Airport : 041 507 7251

Port Elizabeth to Durban

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Cheap flights from Port Elizabeth to Durban

It's a pity that Kulula no longer operates flights from Port Elizabeth to Durban, as it means there is no low cost carrier plying the route, but on the plus side we still have options - SA Express and British Airways Comair. This must surely be one of the busiest flight routes in South Africa withou a LCC (along with the East London to Cape Town route). With Mango Airlines flying from JHB to PE, and JHB to Durban, it would be a simple matter to link them up, as they have the ground staff already at both airports.

If enough people leave comments about this at the bottom of this page, we will start a petition for the low cost carriers to start operating the route.

The airport you'll be flying to in Durban is King Shaka International (DUR).

5 Facts about PE - DUR Flights

  • It is 712km as the bird flies ostrich runs.

  • SA Express flights are scheduled to take 85 minutes, whilst, whilst British Airways Comair is expected to take 75 minutes.

  • By road it is 892km along the N2, which takes about 11 hours by car (and 110 hours by horse!)

  • You save about 7 hours by flying instead of driving.

  • BA Comair flies Boeing 737s and South African Express Bombardier CRJ200 jets (seats about 200 passengers). So, if you prefer the small jet experience, go with SAX.



British Airways Comair

Port Elizabeth to Durban King Shaka Airport

non-stop (1h10m)

South African Express

Port Elizabeth to Durban King Shaka Airport

non-stop (1h15m)


  • 8 Nov 2011. Velvet Sky airline launches twice weekly flights from PLZ to DUR, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The opening price is R309. Velvet would stop flying the route a couple of months later, and go into final liquidation in June 2012.

  • 27 Mar 2011. Comair switches from flying Kulula from Port Elizabeth to Durban, to flying British Airways branded aircraft.


A cheaper option is usually to catch a Greyhound bus from Port Elizabeth to Durban. If you'd like to drive through the Wild Coast, you'd go through Grahamstown, King Williams Town, East London, Qunu (stop off to see the town Nelson Mandela lived in), Mthatha, Kokstad and Pinetown on your way to Durban.

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