Flights from Cape Town to Durban, South Africa

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The largest city in KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, Durban is the third most populated city in the country after Johannesburg and Cape Town. Famous for being the busiest port in the country, it’s also a major tourist center because of its subtropical climate and many beaches and was officially recognized as one of the New7Wonders Cities in 2015. Home to the largest concentration of people of Indian heritage outside India, it has an Asian feel, with the streets and marketplaces of the Indian area echoing its cultural history. The city’s Golden Mile is also a prime destination for families, surfers, and fishermen.

Flying to Durban

1. Which Airports serve Cape Town to Durban?

Cape Town International Airport is the second busiest in South Africa and the third busiest in Africa. Located 12 miles from the city center, it offers both domestic and international flights and is the only airport in the area that offers scheduled passenger services. It offers flights to King Shaka International Airport, Durban’s main airport, located 36 miles to the north of the city – it took over from Durban International Airport in 2010.

2. Which Airlines operate flights from Cape Town to Durban?

There are daily direct flights from Cape Town to Durban by a variety of carriers to suit all budgets, including Safair, British Airways, Comair Ltd, South African and Mango.

3. How long is the flight?

The average direct flight from Cape Town to Durban is 1 hour and 59 minutes, and the most popular connecting city when flying there is Johannesburg.

4. Climate changes between Cape Town and Durban

There is very little difference in climate between Cape Town and Durban, so travelers don’t have to worry about planning for unfamiliar weather. The hottest month in both cities in February, with an average temperature of 73ºF in Cape Town and 77ºF in Durban. The coldest month is June, with an average of 55ºF in Cape Town and 64ºF in Durban. However, as far as rainfall is concerned, July is the wettest month in Cape Town with an average of 100 mm of rain, and in Durban, it’s January with an average of 130 mm of rain.

5. Culture differences and need-to-know

The documentation required to fly between Cape Town and Durban is the same for all domestic internal flights, and the currency is the same, so it’s an easy route to take. Durban ranks third in the 20th Mercer Quality of Living Survey, partly because of its unique cultural mix and cuisine, excellent infrastructure and all-year-round warm weather.

Durban Information

The port city of Cape Town sits on South Africa’s south-west coast on a peninsula beneath Table Mountain. Its cable cars take visitors to the top for sweeping views of the city, harbor and Robben Island, the prison that once held Nelson Mandela and is now a living museum. Durban had a major makeover leading up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup and now has a revamped waterfront. Known for its African, Indian and colonial influences, attractions include uShaka Marine World, a huge theme park with an aquarium; the Durban Botanic Gardens; and the futuristic Moses Mabhida Stadium.

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How Much is a Flight from Cape Town to Durban?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Cape Town to Durban, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be R2 772.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Cape Town to Durban?

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How far in advance should I book tickets from Cape Town to Durban?

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from Cape Town to Durban.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days R2 609 R3 551
7-14 days R3 117 R4 312
14-21 days R3 225 R3 986
21-30 days R2 935 R4 312
30-60 days R2 392 R3 008
60-90 days R2 392 R3 153
90+ days R2 718 R3 660

Cheapest Day To Fly from Cape Town to Durban

We've examined 184 663 716 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Cape Town to Durban is Sunday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

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R2 627R3 080R2 537R2 736R2 627R3 243R2 537

Compare Flight Prices from Cape Town to Durban by Month

Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for Cape Town to Durban flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
March Cape Town Durban Cemair 2023/03/23 2023/03/25 0 R2 573
April Cape Town Durban Safair 2023/04/29 2023/05/03 0 R2 627
May Cape Town Durban Safair 2023/05/15 2023/05/20 0 R2 537
June Cape Town Durban Multiple Airlines 2023/06/26 2023/07/10 0 R2 809
July Cape Town Durban Multiple Airlines 2023/07/29 2023/07/31 0 R2 718
August Cape Town Durban FlexFlight 2023/08/14 2023/08/17 0 R2 809
September Cape Town Durban FlexFlight 2023/09/02 2023/09/04 0 R2 682
October Cape Town Durban FlexFlight 2023/10/27 2023/10/30 0 R2 718

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Cape Town to Durban

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from Cape Town to Durban. The chart below shows the best last minute deals and cheap flights this weekend we could find.

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Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Cape Town to Durban

Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from Cape Town to Durban is R3 751.

The average price for direct flights from Cape Town to Durban is R3 062.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Cape Town to Durban.

Weekly Direct Flights from Cape Town to Durban - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Mango 6 5 5 6 6 4 5 01:00 14:30
Comair 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 04:35 05:35

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Cape Town to Durban

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Cape Town to Durban. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from Cape Town to Durban is R1 522.

The average price for round trip flights from Cape Town to Durban is R2 990.

Cape Town to Durban Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is the flight from Cape Town to Durban?
Answer: The average Cape Town to Durban flight time is an hour and 55 minutes.
Question: How far is Durban from Cape Town?
Answer: The distance from Cape Town to Durban is 1 274 kilometers (792 miles).
Question: How common are direct flights from Cape Town to Durban?
Answer: There are 44 direct flights from Cape Town to Durban.
Question: What are the most popular Cape Town airlines for direct flights from Cape Town to Durban?
Answer: Mango provides 84% of the non-stop flights between Cape Town and Durban.

Cape Town to Durban Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Cape Town and Durban. If your route includes a city with multiple airports, you may be able to find substantial savings by choosing an alternate airport.

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