Airports in Durban
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 is an hourly shuttle to Umhlanga, the International Convention Centre and the beachfront hotels, which can booked through the airport's information desk.
Tel: +27 (0)86 727 7888.
Durban International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.
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