Getting to Durban
Cheap flights to Durban from Australia require a connection. One stop service is available from most Australian capital cities via Dubai, Johannesburg or Mauritius.
Airlines from Australia
From Australia, flights to Durban connect in Johannesburg, Mauritius or Dubai. Qantas has direct flights to Johannesburg from Sydney with connections to Durban on code-share partner South African Airways. South African Airways also has direct flights to Johannesburg from Perth. Emirates Airlines serves most Australian capital cities and offers flights to Durban through Dubai while Air Mauritius offers Durban flights from Perth via its hub in Mauritius.
King Shaka International Airport (DUR)
The King Shaka International Airport opened in 2010 making this the most modern air terminal in Africa. The airport is served by several domestic and international airlines with most international connections arriving from Dubai and Mauritius. King Shaka Airport is approximately 38 kilometres from the Durban city centre and both taxis and shuttle buses are available in the arrivals area.
Long stretches of inviting beaches and a warm tropical climate draw millions of visitors to this beautiful city on the East African coast of the Indian Ocean every year. The city, with its vibrant mix of colonial British history and large Asian and Indian populations offers a unique combination of flavours, from architecture to food, festivals and cultural celebrations.
Durban’s most famous attraction, The Golden Mile is a beach front thoroughfare with inviting footpaths for long leisurely walks along the coast. Stop along the way at a traditional market or visit one of Africa’s best marine parks. As the sun comes up, Durban beaches come alive as surfers hit the waves and sunbathers stretch out and enjoy the relaxing sound of the continuous tide and a refreshing swim. After dark, the fun continues in Durban when the plentiful night club scene attracts crowds to rooftop bars and trendy clubs around the city.