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Average airfares for flights to Durban in July and August 2019

Travelling From July 2019
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August 2019
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London Heathrow toDurban £734 - £1694 £502 - £1603  
London Glasgow toDurban £585 - £4796 £542 - £1101  
Manchester toDurban £730 - £1929 £549 - £1078  
Birmingham toDurban £714 - £2020 £534 - £1072  
London Gatwick toDurban £671 - £1906 £496 - £1020  

Which Are The Popular Airlines Flying To Durban?

  • British Airways
  • South African Airways
  • Emirates
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Qatar Airways

Are There Any Direct Flights To Durban From London?

Yes, British Airways operates direct flights from London Heathrow to Durban, King Shaka International Airport. The airline flies thrice a week every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday. The flight (British Airways 41) departs from the Terminal 5 of the Heathrow Airport, using a Boeing 787-8 aircraft for all flights.

Which Airlines Offer The Cheapest Tickets From London To Durban?

Turkish Airlines currently offers the cheapest tickets for flights to Durban from London. With Turkish Airlines, a return-ticket for a single adult passenger travelling in economy class can be had for about 498 GBP on average. Turkish Airlines operates from the London Gatwick Airport and, if it is a one-stop flight, Istanbul will be the stopover. The airline offers top-notch services and flight amenities at a comparatively reasonable cost, and considering the budget-friendly option that it is, booking with Turkish Airlines is the best bet for price-wise travellers.

Can I book last minute flights to Durban with Travelhouseuk?

Yes, Travelhouseuk is always there to assist you for your last minute flights. Feel free to call our travel expert even for the last minute bookings. Be assured that you will be facilitated with the reasonable airfares with the most reputed airline.

How Long Is The Flight To Durban?

  • The minimum flight duration from London Heathrow to Durban is 11 hours and 50 minutes on a direct flight with British Airways. British Airways also operates the shortest connecting flight from London Heathrow to Durban via Johannesburg. The flight takes 13 hours and 55 minutes.
  • From London Gatwick, it takes 17 hours and 35 minutes for an Emirates flight to reach Durban via Dubai.
  • The flight duration from Manchester to Durban is 16 hours and 25 minutes minimum with British Airways. London is the stopover for these flights.
  • From Manchester to Durban, the total flight duration is 17 hours and 40 minutes. The flight is operated by Emirates and flies via Dubai.
  • The flight duration from Edinburgh to Durban is 14 hours and 35 minutes. British Airways operates the shortest flights for this route, flying via London.

Are Cheap Flights To Durban Available With Emirates?

Emirates is a popular choice for flights to Durban and the airline operates connecting flights from major airports in the United Kingdom. Emirates flights depart from the London Gatwick Airport, the London Stansted Airport, the Manchester Airport, the Edinburgh Airport, and the Birmingham Airport. If you are looking to fly with Emirates, sign up for our newsletter or give us a call so we may update you on the latest discounts.

When Can I Find The Best Flight To Durban?

To get a decent price on flights and hotels, one must plan a visit during the low season. February is the cheapest month to book flights to Durban. Airfares are way cheaper in summer than at any other time of the year. In addition to cheap flights, which you can keep track of by signing up for our newsletter, hotels can also be booked at reasonable prices as Durban is not usually jam-packed with tourists in February.

Which Is The Main International Airport In Durban?

King Shaka International Airport, having the IATA code ‘DUR’, is the major international airport serving flights from all over the world. Durban's primary airport, King Shaka International Airport is located at a distance of approximately 35 km or 22 miles north of the city centre of Durban.

Numerous restaurants and coffee places are available throughout the airport both at the arrivals as well as the departure terminals. In addition to a total of 52 retail outlets spread across the lower floors, there are several duty-free shops as well.

Those passengers travelling in business class can relax at the Premier Lounge which is well equipped with many facilities similar to the VIP lounge in the arrivals terminal. The airport takes particular interest in providing services to the disabled and has specially equipped toilets and lifts. Services such as ATMs and other foreign exchange facility are provided by the Standard Bank, along with kiosks of radio cab companies, a post office, an official tourism information desk, and even a VAT Refund office.

what ground transportations options are available to passengers arriving at king shaka international airport?

The main transport options available at King Shaka International Airport for reaching the city are metered taxis and shuttle services. Regular shuttle buses operate from the airport to Durban city centre from 0500 to 2200 usually entailing a journey time of 30 minutes. Hourly shuttle services connect to multiple main spots spread throughout the city. Taxis are metered and usually take around 20 to 30 minutes for reaching Durban. A number of car rentals are also available at King Shaka International Airport.

what is the distance from the Durban airport to the city centre?

Durban's primary airport, King Shaka International Airport is located at a distance of approximately 35 km or 22 miles north of the city centre of Durban.

what are the hotel and accommodation options in durban?

The high-end category offers a number of opulent hotels featuring exotic views over the waterfront and the beach, whether it’s from terrace restaurants, balconies or marina swimming pools. Some of the leading international chains of extravagant hotels are located along the beachfront promenade. The Royal Hotel, Endless Horizons Hotel, Fairmont Zimbali Resort, and Hotel Izulu join in among the rising brand of local hotels which provide the highest standards of luxury accommodation. A more budget-friendly accommodation option would include the city's mid-ranged hotels, Guest Houses and Bed & Breakfast Lodges, providing specialized amenities such as sports, exclusive in-house pools and bars. They focus mostly on the backpackers and student traveller community arriving in Durban. Many of the Durban's guesthouses, cottages, huts and bungalows operate on a self-service basis or a bed & breakfast (B & B) basis. Towards the central commercial districts, there are hotels established within plazas as well as along the main avenues to provide a convenient stay within the heart of Durban.

why travel to durban?

Durban is a coastal city attracting visitors with its popular beaches for activities such as sunbathing, beach-games and surfing, being a host to balmy sub-tropical weather throughout the year. The UShaka Sea World encompasses the Wet and Wild Water Park as well as the Village Walk Shopping Centre. Much of the marine life can be found here and serves as a great way to experience the Ocean Walker which makes you go under water and get acquainted with the marine life. The Ushaka Marine World is part of the Golden Mile, the main waterfront of Durban hosting multiple beaches such as Amanzimtoti, Umhlanga and Ballito. The KwaZulu Natal Sharks Board Boat Tour is protected by shark safety nets, with further equipment on exhibit at the Shark Institute established over the coastline. For a heritage tour, the Inanda Heritage trail includes Mahatma Gandhi’s Phoenix Settlement, the Inanda Seminary, and the famed Ohlange institute where Nelson Mandela cast his vote for the first democratic election. The Spice Emporium, The Campbell Collections and the Playhouse Theatre are other options for exploring Durban. The KmaMuhle Museum introduces its visitors to the past as well as the present of Durban. From videos to photographs and documents, the museum even provides the framework for the national apartheid policy. There is also a Natural Science Museum with stuffed collections of animals along with discoveries. Other historical museums include the Sugar Terminals highlighting the sugar plantations and silos, the Addington hospital museum, the Bergtheil Museum preserving collections of the first German family which settled in Durban’s main village, the port Natal Maritime Museum, and the Old Courthouse Museum. To get a better view of nature at its best, one must head over to the Botanical Gardens and walk amidst the world’s top collection of living fossil plants existing since 1849. Along with Orchids, Palms and Cycads collection, a good stock of bird life,  as well as an award-winning Garden of Senses and a Floral Sunken Garden, it also houses the original Lake site ‘The Fern Dell’. The Durban north Japanese gardens also hold the status as an official green area with ponds, walkways and shading huts. There is an exclusive park established for Mountain biking trails within the Giba Gorge. Durban is indeed a city for adventure lovers as it includes a 4 mile track for biking, jogging and walking. Options for exploring the wildlife nearby include the Tala Game Reserve, providing guided bushwalks to track Rhinos, Giraffe, wildebeest, hippopotamuses and springboks, and the Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve, featuring a smaller collection of wildlife ranging from herds of zebra and bucks around a pond and a walkway. For birdlife enthusiasts, the Umgeni River Bird Park features an exotic global bird collection in an open enclosure for visitors to interact with the birds. Art venues and establishments start from the African Art Museum, host to many galleries exhibiting local handicrafts, the Phansi Museum showcasing Zulu African dolls, and a Mini Town Model scaled down with original landmarks present across Durban. Architectural main landmarks include the Goto Moses Mabhida Stadium, which hosted the 2010 FIFA World Cup. There are major sport venues present in Durban as well, such as the Kingspark Rugby Stadium and the Kingsmead Cricket Ground. Entertainment avenues range from regular races held at the Greyville horse-racing race-course ground, live stage performances in a local restaurant at the Madame Zingara Theatre of Dreams, or the famed Suncoast Casino Entertainment World, a complex of restaurants bars, cinemas and live performers. There is also a water theme park with giant slides and a snorkelling aquarium which goes by the name of Wet ‘n Wild, while the most gigantic ‘swing’ of Africa can be availed at the Big Rush Urban Adrenaline. 

Handy Tips you should know before your departure!
  • King Shaka International Airport is the main airport catering for flights to and from Durban. 
  • London Heathrow and Durban are around 5911 miles apart in terms of flights distance.
  • The average flight time between London Heathrow and Durban is around 12 hours 30 minutes.
  • There are no direct flights to Durban from United Kingdom.
  • Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, Emirates and South African Airways operate one-stop flights from London to Durban. 
  • BA flights from London to Durban take off in the evening.
  • South African Airways operates from London Heathrow offering 5 daily flights to Durban via Johannesburg. 
  • Other major airlines such as KLM, Air France, Lufthansa, Etihad Airways, Ethiopian Airlines operate two-stop flights from London to Durban.
  • You can fly to Durban with Emirates through one-stop flights from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow.

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