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Durban King Shaka Airport

General information

Durban King Shaka Airport is a relatively new airport. The airport opened in May 2010, 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 does Durban King Shaka Airport have?

Durban King Shaka Airport in South Africa has a modern terminal consisting of three floors. The Arrivals hall is located on the ground floor, the Departures hall and check-in desks 1 to 72 on the first floor (Level 1). The airport lounges at the airport are located on the second floor (Level 2) after the security check.

Airport Map



The distance from Durban King Shaka Airport to the centre of Durban is 34 kilometres. By car, it takes 35 minutes to get to the centre of Durban.

From DUR Airport to Durban City centre by Car
34 km
35 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 600.-. 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
35 min
ZAR 600.-

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

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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
  • Airlink
  • FlySafair
  • British Airways
  • Mango


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.


Ebandla Hotel & Conference Centre, Ballito

Situated in Ballito, 30 km from Umhlanga Lighthouse, Ebandla Hotel & Conference Centre features accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool and a 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 rooms with free WiFi. Durban Station is 1 km away, and the on-site Café Jiran serves award winning coffee.


The Royal Hotel by Coastlands Hotels & Resorts, 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.

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: Phezulu Cultural Village & Reptile Park Tour

Enjoy Zulu culture and their way of leaving, relax and watch Zulu dancing. Take a traditional seat in the hut where Zulu culture will be told. You will also visit the Reptile Park where you see crocodiles, anacondas and many more.


Durban: 30-Minute Harbor Boat Cruise

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the cruise and sights, as your skipper takes you to explore the largest harbor in the Southern Hemisphere. Watch as huge ships are maneuvered inside the port with the Tugs.

Tour & transport

Durban: Gondola Ride

Go on a gondola boat ride in Durban on the amazing Point Waterfront Canal and take in the magical views. Pass by beautiful bridges and enjoy the unique atmosphere.


  2 reviews

Have you visited Durban King Shaka Airport lately? So far, 2 airport passengers have written an airport review about Durban King Shaka Airport. This airport has an average score of 3 out of 5. Provide other airport travellers with essential airport information and tell us about your airport experience.

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Mark Beeton
5 months ago

A vast amount of time wasted, would hate to have travel at peak periods 🙄

2 years ago

Very sad rthat their are not one single Christmas decoration this year. All other airports have decorations. Very sad

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