Opening Hours Open 7 days a week (09:00AM - 09:00PM)
Search Your Flights
Search for our best air fares here or call us now at 0844 855 8150

Flying from

Durban Overview

South Africa's third largest city has plenty to offer. A fun-loving metropolis on the up, it recently underwent a transformation ahead of the 2010 World Cup, with a sleek new super sized stadium and a rejuvenated waterfront. There are new plans to develop the reformed waterfront promenade right down the south coast. Culturally diverse and inherently creative, Durban also has the highest concentration of people of Indian descent outside of India itself. This helps to give Durban a palpably Asian feel. The vibrant Indian area of Durban is alive with the sounds, sights and scents of the subcontinent. With flight prices generally decreasing, there's never been a better time to find cheap flights to Durban, South Africa.

Durban Airport Information

The city of Durban and the surrounding KwaZulu-Natal area are well served by the King Shaka International Airport, around 22 miles north of the city centre. Opened back in 2010 for the World Cup, it's a fresh, new airport that has all the amenities you'd expect from one of Africa's busiest hubs. A number of major airlines offer flights to Durban, including British Airways, Emirates, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines.

Flights to Durban from UK airports

You can fly from Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and London to Durban. There are no direct flights from UK airports to Durban - they all make stopovers at Johannesburg, Dubai or Doha. Durban flight times including a stopover start from 13 hours.

Durban Accommodation Options

From charming rural home stays to beach front apartments, Durban has something for everyone when it comes to finding accommodation in and around the city. In keeping with the city's rising reputation as a tourist destination, there are also plenty of international hotel brands in residence, with some offering spectacular beach front locations.

Best Time to Visit Durban

With around 320 sunny days a year, Durban is perfect whenever you choose to visit. In the winter season (June to August), temperatures stay in the comfortable mid 20s and remains dry with rare rainfall. As a result it's a peak time to get tickets to Durban, which is reflected in flight prices. In July each year the city hosts the Durban International Film Festival that gathers the great and the good of the international film community. Around the same time, the Good Food and Wine Show throws the spotlight on the city's growing food scene.

In the summer months (December to March), the heat and humidity can be unbearable, staying around the low 30s. There are also frequent thunderstorms. The school and Christmas holidays in December make the month another peak period for flights to Durban, as reflected in higher flight ticket prices and higher hotel rates. The Prickly Pear Festival in February is a good reason to venture to Durban in the hotter months, showcasing the very best of South African food and drink.

During the autumn and spring (April to May and September to November) the temperatures remain low compared to the summer, giving visitors moderate conditions in which to explore the city and its surrounding stunning natural landscapes. However, it's worth bearing in mind that, while these are typically the cheapest months to get flights to Durban, they are also the wettest. On Travel Trolley, Durban flights from London via Addis Ababa are available at affordable prices.

Get all the latest offers in your inbox

List your property with us
Your Booking is Safe with Travel Trolley

Many of the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking.


For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information, check www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

All Prices are Inclusive of Taxes & Charges * Subject to Availability Travel Trolley © Copyright 2022. All rights reserved

Many of the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. But ATOL protection does not apply to all holiday and travel services listed on this website. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate then the booking will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. If you have booked a flight only where the ticket is not issued immediately, your flight will be protected under our ATOL. Please see our booking conditions for information, or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go :www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate

Payment Information

COVID-19 Message

Dear Valued Customer,

These are challenging times for us all. Our first key priorities are to safeguard the health and well-being of our customers and employees. We appreciate that your travel arrangements, and the travel industry as a whole, has been particularly effected by the outbreak of COVID-19.

During this time we ask you to take into account the following:

  • Until 30th Apr, as instructed by government, our teams will be working from home. This will impact our call capacity at a time of high demand.
  • For travel within 7 days please email us at [email protected]. This will allow us to focus on these special cases as travel advice or your options may change frequently. To assist you best, please include your departure date, booking reference/invoice number and airline in the subject line.
  • For latest foreign travel advice, please check the Foreign and Commonwealth website https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice
  • We would also like to assure you that your money spent on your travel is completely safe. Travel Trolley will provide you with all necessary assistance, alternative flight options, refunds or credit for future travel per the airline’s policy. Thanks to our ATOL bonding, your money is secure.

Please rest assured that Travel Trolley is committed to providing you with the excellent service and support you have come to expect of us.

This site uses cookies to analyze traffic and for ads measurement purposes. learn more about how we use cookies.