Durban King Shaka Airport

General information

Durban King Shaka Airport is a relatively new airport. The airport opened in May 2010, about one month before the start of the FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa. At that time, it replaced Durban International Airport.


Where is Durban King Shaka Airport situated?

The airport is located north of the city. Durban King Shaka Airport is easily accessible from Durban via road N2 or R102.

How many terminals has Durban King Shaka Airport?

Durban King Shaka Airport has one modern terminal.

Airport Map



The distance from Durban King Shaka Airport to the centre of Durban is 34 kilometres. By car, it takes 40 minutes to get to the centre of Durban.

From DUR Airport to Durban City centre by Car
34 km
40 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Durban King Shaka Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Durban King Shaka Airport you can travel by bus. Visit the Durban King Shaka Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Bus services

You can also choose for an airport express bus service at Durban King Shaka Airport. Learn more about your travel options, travel time and where to buy tickets.

Bus services

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Durban King Shaka Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Durban is about ZAR 300.-. Book your taxi at Durban King Shaka Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From DUR Airport to Durban City centre by Taxi
34 km
40 min
ZAR 300.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Durban King Shaka Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Dollar (The Hertz Corporation), Thrifty (The Hertz Corporation), Hertz, Europcar and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Durban King Shaka Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Durban King Shaka Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Durban King Shaka Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Durban King Shaka Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

Which airlines fly from and to Durban King Shaka Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Durban King Shaka Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • kulula
  • South African Airways
  • Airlink
  • FlySafair
  • British Airways


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Durban King Shaka Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Durban King Shaka Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Hop-on Hop-off Door-to-Door Bus Between Cape Town & Durban

Enjoy the freedom to discover South Africa at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off door-to-door bus service with unlimited time of travel on the garden route & the wild coast. Choose 1 direction & stop where you want between Cape Town & Durban.


Underberg: Full day 4X4 trip to the Sani Pass & Lesotho

Drive through the awe-inspiring Sani Pass, the highest point in South Africa. Make your way to Basotho Village in Lesotho, where you'll have a chance to meet the inhabitants. Finish off your tour with a meal at the highest restaurant in Africa!

Tour & transport

Drakensberg Kamberg Cave Art & Mandela Capture Site Day Tour

This tour includes a visit to the Drakensberg Kamberg Cave paintings, a leisurely nature walk, a guided tour of the cave paintings, a stop off at Howick falls before finishing at the Nelson Mandela Capture Site.


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