Airfare to Durban, South Africa
A resort town in KwaZulu-Natal, Durban is an Indian-influenced resort town in South Africa with fantastic food and beaches. If you can pull yourself away from the water activities and fantastic beaches, the Umhlanga Rocks, Victoria Street Market and Berea are all worth your time. For more information on Durban, check out BootsnAll’s South Africa Travel Guide.
Getting a good deal on Durban airfare is easy. If you do not see the itinerary you want on our list of featured airfares here, then use one of our search tools. The search box on the left saves you time by searching the major airfare websites (and some others as well) with one click. These tickets are pretty restriction-free, but they are not always the cheapest out there. The search box on the right will get you to some of the lowest prices available with our consolidator fares. There are restrictions on these tickets, but the prices are so good you probably won’t mind.
Here are a few more tips to help you find cheap airfare to Durban:
- Consider flights into Johannesburg. To get from Johannesburg to Durban, you can grab a spot on a train, bus or flight. Look for cheap flights on no frills airlines. Although it will take longer to reach your destination, a bus or train could save you enough cash to make it worth your while.
- Look for flights that go through Nairobi, Kenya; Cape Town, South Africa; Lagos, Nigeria or another major gateway city instead of flying direct. Because there are more flights – and competition – from these cities on low budget airlines, you can save some cash over flying non-stop to your destination. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
- Consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. South African Airways is the national airline. However, British Airways and other airlines also stop in Durban.
- Airfare to Durban will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates. The most expensive air tickets to Durban are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the New Year. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.