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. Taxis are available and there are shuttles to the city centre and major beachfront hotels, which can booked through the airport's information desk.
Tel: +27 (0)86 727 7888.
Numerous car rental companies are represented at the airport including Avis, Thrifty, Europcar, First and Hertz.
Many taxi companies operate from outside the arrivals terminal. The journey to the city takes from 30 minutes to an hour. Generally the price is per journey and not per passenger.
The newly built airport terminal has a modern and substantial range of facilities. This includes ATMs, banks, lounges, restaurants and bars, and a large variety of retail outlets. Disabled facilities are excellent, although those with special needs should contact their airline in advance.
There is plenty of parking available within easy walking distance of the terminal.
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.
Free wifi is available at the airport.
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.