Durban International Airport
The newly-built Durban King Shaka International Airport is a state-of-the-art facility 22 miles (35km) north of Durban on the west coast of South Africa. Constructed specially for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the airport is spacious and modern, and handles only half of its 7.5 million-passenger capacity each year, meaning the facility never feels crowded.
Most flights to Durban King Shaka International Airport are domestic flights from Johannesburg, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, East London and George, however there are limited international routes to Mauritius, Mozambique and Dubai.
While the airport's facilities are state-of-the-art, the facility's remote location is an inconvenient introduction to Durban due to the total lack of public transportation.
The airport is 22 miles (35km) north of Durban.
Getting to the city
The airport can be accessed by car via the N2 from Durban. A rail link is expected to be completed soon.
Tel: +27 (0)86 727 7888.
Numerous car rental companies are represented at the airport including Avis, Khaya, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and National.
Taxis are available from outside the departures terminal and cost about ZAR 400 to the city centre, approximately an hour away. Generally the price is per journey and not per passenger. Taxi services include Boshoff Taxis, Eagle Radio Taxis and A Hassan Taxis.
The newly built airport terminal has a modern and substantial range of facilities. This include ATMS, banks, lounges, a post office, restaurants and bars, and 52 retail outlets. Disabled facilities are excellent, although those with special needs should contact their airline in advance.
Plentiful parking is available. Parking is charged at ZAR 10 for the first half hour, up to ZAR 160 for between 10 and 23 hours, and ZAR 240 for 24 hours and more. Shaded parking is cheaper for the long-term, starting at ZAR 20 for two hours up to around ZAR 80 per day.
Flights to Durban King Shaka International Airport are available on national carriers like Kulula, Mango, 1Time, and Velvet Sky, and international airlines like Air Mauritius, Airlink, British Airways, Emirates, and South African Airways.
Wifi is available through MWEB, with credit card facilities for non-subscribers.
Business services are provided in the BIDAir Premium Lounge on the third level, including phones, newspapers, televisions and snacks.
Durban International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.