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Airports in Durban

Durban King Shaka International Airport (DUR)


The newly-built Durban King Shaka International Airport is a state-of-the-art facility 21 miles (34km) 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 every 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 21 miles (34km) 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.


GMT +2


Tel: +27 32 436 6758

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Durban International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.

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