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.


Royal Sibaya Hotel & Casino, Sibaya

Royal Sibaya Hotel & Casino is a hotel set in Umhlanga. Among the facilities of this property are restaurants, a 24-hour front desk and a casino, along with free WiFi throughout the property.


Ebandla Hotel & Conference Centre, Ballito

Set in Durban, Ebandla Hotel & Conference Centre offers an outdoor swimming pool and garden. 30 km from Umhlanga lighthouse and 45 km from Moses Mabhida Stadium, the property provides a shared lounge and a bar. Free WiFi is provided.


The Breakers 211, Durban

Located 1.9 km from Umhlanga lighthouse, The Breakers 211 offers an outdoor swimming pool, a garden and air-conditioned accommodation with a patio and free WiFi. There is a water park on site and guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant and bar.

Hotels in Durban

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


Belaire Suites Hotel, Durban

Located right on Durbans North Beach, Belaire Suites Hotel offers apartments with Indian Ocean views. Durban Station is 1 km away, and the on-site Café Jiran serves award winning coffee.


The Royal Hotel, Durban

Situated in Durban's CBD and 15 minutes’ walk from the beach, Royal Hotel features 2 restaurants serving award-winning cuisine. Rooms have panoramic views of the city or the yacht harbour.


The Waterfront Hotel & Spa by Misty Blue Hotels, Durban

Located on Durban’s Point Waterfront, Waterfront Hotel and Spa offers contemporary accommodation with a post-industrial décor. It features an airport shuttle service and access to a nearby golf course.

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!


Durban: Half-Day uShaka Marine World Tour with Ticket

Explore the wonders of ocean life on a half-day trip to uShaka Marine World. This world-class facility in Durban exhibits South Africa’s unique Indian and Atlantic Ocean marine life and is home to Africa’s largest dolphinarium.


From Durban: Full-Day Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park Tour

Spend a full day on safari in the magical Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park on this spectacular tour from Durban. See the amazing wildlife in their natural environment, including rhino, lion, and elephant, and enjoy the incredible hill-top views over the reserve.

Tour & transport

Durban Airport One-Way Private Transfer

Enjoy a comfortable transfer from Durban Airport.


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