Find flights
Deals
Insights
When to book
FAQs & Tips
Direct Flights
Airlines

DUR - CPT

Find cheap flights from Durban to Cape Town from R334

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight from Durban to Cape Town departing on 21/5. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
1 adult
0 bags
Sat 8/6
Sat 15/6

Search hundreds of travel sites at once for deals on flights to Cape Town

 
These are the airlines KAYAK users have selected most often from within our search results in flight searches from Durban to Cape Town.
These are the airlines KAYAK users have selected most often from within our search results in flight searches from Durban to Cape Town.
In the last 7 days, travellers have searched 43 968 530 times on KAYAK, and here's why:

Save 27% or moreCompare multiple travel sites with one search.

Track pricesNot ready to book? Create a price alert for when prices drop.

Free to useThere are no hidden charges or fees.

Filter your dealsChoose cabin class, free Wi-Fi and more.

Cheap flight deals from Durban to Cape Town (DUR-CPT)

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from Durban to Cape Town that are departing in the next months. While these flights were available on KAYAK in the last 72 hours, prices and availability are subject to change and deals may expire.
Discover the best prices and deals for you by selecting your travel dates.
Choose your dates
20:45 - 8:15DUR-CPT
11h 30m1 stop
6:00 - 8:05CPT-DUR
2h 05mdirect
R520FlySafair
Find Deal
Thu, May 23 - Sun, May 26
20:45 - 8:50DUR-CPT
12h 05m1 stop
6:40 - 13:15CPT-DUR
6h 35m1 stop
R539FlySafair
Find Deal
Thu, May 23 - Sun, May 26
10:10 - 8:50DUR-CPT
22h 40m2 stops
6:40 - 8:50CPT-DUR
26h 10m2 stops
R557FlySafair
Find Deal
Thu, May 23 - Sun, May 26
7:15 - 9:35DUR-CPT
2h 20mdirect
5:50 - 19:00CPT-DUR
13h 10m1 stop
R576FlySafair
Find Deal
Thu, Jun 27 - Sun, Jul 7
6:00 - 20:30DUR-CPT
14h 30m1 stop
20:40 - 7:15CPT-DUR
10h 35m1 stop
R594FlySafair
Find Deal
Sat, Jun 8 - Sun, Jun 9
7:50 - 16:20DUR-CPT
8h 30m1 stop
6:00 - 8:05CPT-DUR
2h 05mdirect
R613FlySafair
Find Deal
Thu, May 23 - Wed, May 29
13:15 - 20:45DUR-CPT
7h 30m1 stop
7:20 - 14:10CPT-DUR
6h 50m1 stop
R631FlySafair
Find Deal
Wed, May 29 - Thu, May 30
6:35 - 21:50DUR-CPT
15h 15m1 stop
6:00 - 8:05CPT-DUR
2h 05mdirect
R650FlySafair
Find Deal
Sat, Jun 15 - Wed, Jun 19
20:05 - 15:55DUR-CPT
19h 50m2 stops
19:10 - 13:15CPT-DUR
18h 05m2 stops
R1 226
Find Deal
Mon, Jun 3 - Thu, Jun 13
8:40 - 11:05DUR-CPT
2h 25mdirect
17:50 - 19:50CPT-DUR
2h 00mdirect
R2 990Cemair
Find Deal
Wed, May 29 - Wed, May 29

Flights from Durban to Cape Town - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from Durban to Cape Town to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Durban to Cape Town?

The average price of all flights from Durban to Cape Town clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
If you are looking for a flight deal from Durban to Cape Town, look for departures on Saturdays and avoid leaving on a Sunday, as it's usually the priciest day. When flying back from Cape Town, Saturday is the cheapest day to fly and Sunday is the most expensive.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Durban to Cape Town?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Durban to Cape Town, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the median of all values for each month.
The cheapest month for flights from Durban to Cape Town is May, where tickets cost R2 117 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are December and March, where the average cost of tickets is R4 699 and R3 213 respectively.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Durban to Cape Town?

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Durban to Cape Town, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the average of all the values for each month.
To get a below average price on the flight from Durban to Cape Town, you should book around 1 day before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 4 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Durban to Cape Town?

The cheapest price for the route for each airline clicked by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours.
In the last 3 days, FlySafair offered the best one-way deal for that route, at R334. KAYAK users also found Durban to Cape Town return flights on FlySafair from R520 and on Cemair from R2 990.

Which airlines fly most frequently between Durban and Cape Town?

FlySafair connects Durban to Cape Town with up to 7 flights per day. Cemair also offers 2 flights per day, while Global Aviation Operations follows with 2 flights per day.

Which airlines fly direct between Durban and Cape Town?

Airline and price data is aggregated from results in KAYAK’s search results from the last 2 weeks for flights from Durban to Cape Town.
There are 3 airlines that fly direct from Durban to Cape Town. They are: Cemair, FlySafair and Global Aviation Operations. The cheapest price of all airlines flying this route was found with Cemair at R1 563 for a one-way flight. On average, the best prices for this route can be found at FlySafair.

How many flights are there between Durban and Cape Town per day?

Each day, there are between 11 and 13 nonstop flights that take off from Durban and land in Cape Town, with an average flight time of 2h 20m. The most common departure time is 18:00 and most flights take off in the morning. Each week, there are 86 flights. The most frequent day of departure is Thursday, when 15% of all weekly flights depart. The fewest flights depart on a Saturday.

Which cabin class options are there for flights between Durban and Cape Town?

The average price of flights for each cabin class for the route found by users searching on KAYAK over the last 2 weeks.
There are 3 cabin class options for the route. These are Business, Economy and Prem Economy. Perform a search on KAYAK to find the latest prices and availability for all cabin fares, which differ across airlines.

How long does a flight from Durban to Cape Town take?

The average direct flight takes 2h 15m, covering a distance of 2 054 km.

What’s the earliest departure time from Durban to Cape Town?

Early birds can take the earliest flight from Durban at 7:15 and will be landing in Cape Town at 9:35.

What’s the latest departure time from Durban to Cape Town?

If you prefer to fly at night, the latest flight from Durban to Cape Town jets off at 20:35 and lands at 22:55.

Good to know

Low season

July

High season

December

Cheapest flight

R334
Best time to beat the crowds but there is an average 3% increase in price.
Most popular time to fly (60% more expensive on average)
Flight from Durban to Cape Town

When to book flights from Durban to Cape Town

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Durban to Cape Town based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
Estimated return price
KAYAK looks at all historical flight data for each date to provide a predicted price for one-way trips or returns with a duration up to 40 days. While we try to provide actual minimum prices for each date, some prices are predictions and actual prices may differ.

FAQs for booking flights from Durban to Cape Town

  • How can I get to King Shaka International Airport?

    There is an airport shuttle service that runs between the popular hotels and well-visited destinations to King Shaka International Airport. From Durban City Centre, the shuttle passes Moses Mabhida Stadium, the Botanical Gardens, uShaka Marine World, Suncoast Casino and Gateway Theatre of Shopping. Make a booking with airportbus@mweb.co.za. Depending on where you embark, the prices are between R100,00 and R150,00.

  • What public transport is available at Cape Town International Airport?

    The MyCiti bus rapid transit operates from the MyCiTi Airport Bus Station outside the main airport terminal to the Civic Centre Bus Station located on Hertzog Boulevard in the city centre. Buses depart from the A01 Airport to Civic Centre route every 20 minutes. They run daily from 5:00am to 9:30pm and the 20 kilometre trip takes about 30 minutes. Buy a MyConnect Card from around R35 at MyCiti stations kiosks. Any authorised taxi companies charge between R350,00 and R600,00 and can be found outside the Arrivals Terminal on the ground floor. Ridesharing services like Uber and Bolt are available to transport you. The pick-up area is at the P2 parkade and a drive to the city centre will cost around R200,00.  

  • What is the cheapest flight from Durban to Cape Town?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Durban to Cape Town was R18 for a one-way ticket and R28 for a return.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from Durban to Cape Town?

    The Airbus A320-100/200 is the aircraft model that flies most regularly on the Durban to Cape Town flight route.

  • On which days can I fly direct from Durban to Cape Town?

    There are direct flights from Durban to Cape Town on a daily basis.

  • Which is the best airline for flights from Durban to Cape Town, FlySafair or Cemair?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Durban to Cape Town are FlySafair and Cemair. With an average price for the route of R2 475 and an overall rating of 8,3, FlySafair is the most popular choice. Cemair is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of R3 856 and an overall rating of 7,2.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from Durban to Cape Town?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Durban to Cape Town.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from Durban to Cape Town?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Cape Town from Durban is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from Durban to Cape Town?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional return ticket. You could then fly to Cape Town with an airline and back to Durban with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Durban to Cape Town?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Cape Town from Durban up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

See more FAQs

Top tips for finding a cheap flight from Durban to Cape Town

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for R1 157 or less one-way and R2 268 or less round-trip.
  • King Shaka International Airport, with the abbreviation KSIA, is also called La Mercy Airport and is not to be confused as 2 separate airports. It serves the cities of both Durban and Pietermaritzburg. Durban City Centre is 34 kilometres from the airport and Pietermaritzburg is 104 kilometres away.
  • Airlines that service domestic flights from King Shaka International Airport are Airlink, Safair and South African Airways
  • Cape Town International Airport is a one of the focus cities for South African Airways and hub for FlySafair. The domestic terminal for flights to Durban is located on the right side of the terminal building. .
See more tips

Prefer to fly direct from Durban King Shaka Intl to Cape Town Intl?

Find which airlines fly direct from King Shaka Intl to Cape Town Intl, which days they fly and book direct flights.

Direct departures

Durban King Shaka Intl to Cape Town Intl

Monday

Cemair, FlySafair, Global Aviation Operations

Cemair, FlySafair, +1 more

Tuesday

Cemair, FlySafair, Global Aviation Operations

Cemair, FlySafair, +1 more

Wednesday

Cemair, FlySafair, Global Aviation Operations

Cemair, FlySafair, +1 more

Thursday

Cemair, FlySafair, Global Aviation Operations

Cemair, FlySafair, +1 more

Friday

Cemair, FlySafair, Global Aviation Operations

Cemair, FlySafair, +1 more

Saturday

Cemair, FlySafair, Global Aviation Operations

Cemair, FlySafair, +1 more

Sunday

Cemair, FlySafair, Global Aviation Operations

Cemair, FlySafair, +1 more

See more direct flights

Direct returns

Cape Town Intl to Durban King Shaka Intl

Monday

Cemair, FlySafair, Global Aviation Operations

Cemair, FlySafair, +1 more

Tuesday

Cemair, FlySafair, Global Aviation Operations

Cemair, FlySafair, +1 more

Wednesday

Cemair, FlySafair, Global Aviation Operations

Cemair, FlySafair, +1 more

Thursday

Cemair, FlySafair, Global Aviation Operations

Cemair, FlySafair, +1 more

Friday

Cemair, FlySafair, Global Aviation Operations

Cemair, FlySafair, +1 more

Saturday

Cemair, FlySafair, Global Aviation Operations

Cemair, FlySafair, +1 more

Sunday

Cemair, FlySafair, Global Aviation Operations

Cemair, FlySafair, +1 more

See more direct flights
See more direct flights

Top 4 airlines serving from Durban to Cape Town

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from Durban to Cape Town. Airline scores are aggregated from all reviews left by passengers on KAYAK after flying with an airline. KAYAK doesn’t show reviews that are older than 5 years. Learn how KAYAK collects reviews.
Need help choosing which airline to fly with from Durban to Cape Town? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to verified KAYAK customer reviews.
8,2
AirlinkOverall score based on 76 reviews
8,8Crew
7,5Food
8,1Comfort
6,2Entertainment
8,2Boarding
Airline reviews

Airlink is my preferred airline for travel in South and Southern Africa. Upington international airport is small so check in and security screening is a breeze. Boarding is easy and the flight was good. Took a while to get the luggage at OR Tambo airport but all in all a nice experience

8,0 ExcellentGerhard, May 2024UTN - JNB
Read more about Airlink reviews

Airlink is my preferred airline for travel in South and Southern Africa. Upington international airport is small so check in and security screening is a breeze. Boarding is easy and the flight was good. Took a while to get the luggage at OR Tambo airport but all in all a nice experience

It was a great experience , it was quick and on time

this route is more expensive than you would expect. Boarding, disembarking was easy and fast. Cabin crew was friendly. Seats are small

The meal was excellent and well suited to a short journey.

Original flight was delayed due to technical issue. Very poor communication. The manager only appeared when we were climbing on board the plane.This resulted in us missing our follow on flight also with Airlink. No ticket issued from Skukuza and no assistance when we landed to address the issue. We had to make our own arrangements and go to their sales desk. Again they had no knowledge of the flight delay and of any passengers that had connecting flights. The lady (unfortunately with all the STRESS I have forgotten her name) at the counter was extremely helpful and is an excellent example of the type of employee Airlink need to promote and employ. Our luggage was in limbo due to all the missing information and assistance. We had to resort to buying extra tickets from South African Airways who were extremely helpful. I work at an airport so am familiar with its workings. I will infuture be looking for alternative flights.

Airline is the best airline experience I’ve ever had.

My flight was good no comments Crew members were good Flight on schedule even earlier at some point Thanks

Easy boarding, smooth flight, friendly and helpful attendants. As with every other airline, there isn't enough leg room to be comfortable. Food was adequate.

Easy short flight from Johannesburg to Harare. Boarding was slow, flight attendants were friendly. They did a meal service on this short flight, including wine, which was pretty cool.

Flight was moved forward by 2 hours with 3 days notice. This meant I could not connect from flight from Johannesburg. So did not take the flight and drove to Kasane. Will never use Air Botswana unless absolutely necessary. Mark

Very good experience considering that is low cost company. Good value for money.

Make some provisions for non-disabled elderly people who don't require assistance necessarily but would appreciate not having to walks long distances or stand for prolonged periods of time. For example: Seats close to boarding gates. Not being required to climb down and up stairs to board and deplane if in rows 17 upwards. Not being required to stand in long queues in boarding tunnels waiting to board. Priority fast track through security points to avoid long queues in departure halls.

Great airline. Will use again. Keep up the great work though and maintain your customer retention. And please keep an eye on the bottom line and stay in business for decades to come and grow from strength to strength.

For the first time ever we had a grumpy check in agent. I got told off for not having a lock on my bag and she looked seriously put out that we were checking in as a group of 7. Very unusual as I fly regularly with Safair and all the staff have always been super friendly.

Free or minimal cost water available in recyclable cups on board would be very welcome! Everything else was great!

Seats are small. But I guess that will not change on my behalf. Otherwise their service is great.

Loved our Cabin Crew you could tell they enjoyed there job. The Chief Stuart was a delight. What a great way to start our day with such a positive company.

Pros: "crew insisting everyone covers mouth and nose with the mask"
Cons: "surprised to see no separation between people,"
Pros: "Seat could be wider or a business class option would be welcome"

They canceled my flight didn't inform me , while I was had already checked in , this was worst experience ever

Plettenberg Bay is a unique airport, so boarding with always have certain quirks. Cemair has zero regard for passengers, and their commitment to adhering to departure times. In two flights we had 3 flight changes, and a 1.5h delay. If you have any kind preceding or follow on plans, do not fly Cemair.

For now everything is good we want access to book direct to camair

send ourt booking confirmation numbers as soon as payment is done to simplify checkin

No A/C on the plane - and it was hot. Unmarked aircraft - looked sketchy.

Flight delayed with no explanation was only made aware lats min when already arrived at the air port

Efficient low cost operation.. Gets you from A to B, not much else.

Pros: "Ok crew and good enough planes. I was on a short flight, so I didn’t mind. Just know what you are getting, budget airlines with little or no service."
Cons: "too many to list"

Book cheap flights from Durban to Cape Town

Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from Durban to Cape Town found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
21/5Tue
directFlySafair
2h 20mDUR-CPT
R334
21/5Tue
1 stopFlySafair
14h 30mDUR-CPT
R483
27/5Mon
1 stopSouth African
12h 10mDUR-CPT
R1 560
23/5Thu
directCemair
2h 25mDUR-CPT
R1 783
25/5Sat
1 stopSouth African
13h 15mDUR-CPT
R1 913
16/6Sun
1 stopAirlink
21h 15mDUR-CPT
R2 099
16/6Sun
1 stopAirlink
21h 15mDUR-CPT
R2 192
7/7Sun
directLift
2h 15mDUR-CPT
R2 340
17/6Mon
directLift
2h 15mDUR-CPT
R2 749
16/5Thu
directCemair
2h 25mDUR-CPT
R2 897

Search by stops

Search by airline

Search by price

Last minute flights from Durban to Cape Town

Last minute flight, train and bus deals

 
These last-minute flight deals are the cheapest flights found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours for flights from Durban to Cape Town that are departing in the next 10 days.
13/5Mon
multi-stopFlySafair
11h 50mDUR-CPT
20/5Mon
multi-stopFlySafair
13h 50mCPT-DUR
R669
10/5Fri
multi-stopFlySafair
13h 00mDUR-CPT
11/5Sat
multi-stopFlySafair
18h 15mCPT-DUR
R687
10/5Fri
multi-stopFlySafair
19h 10mDUR-CPT
12/5Sun
directFlySafair
2h 05mCPT-DUR
R743
10/5Fri
multi-stopFlySafair
14h 25mDUR-CPT
12/5Sun
multi-stopFlySafair
26h 10mCPT-DUR
R762
13/5Mon
directCemair
2h 25mDUR-CPT
20/5Mon
directCemair
2h 00mCPT-DUR
R3 380
13/5Mon
multi-stopSouth African
13h 15mDUR-CPT
20/5Mon
multi-stopSouth African
12h 10mCPT-DUR
R4 216
11/5Sat
multi-stopAirlink
16h 10mDUR-CPT
20/5Mon
multi-stopAirlink
16h 00mCPT-DUR
R4 643
13/5Mon
multi-stopSouth African
4h 30mDUR-CPT
20/5Mon
multi-stopSouth African
12h 10mCPT-DUR
R4 996
9/5Thu
directCemair
2h 25mDUR-CPT
10/5Fri
directCemair
2h 00mCPT-DUR
R5 238
10/5Fri
multi-stopHahn Air
13h 10mDUR-CPT
13/5Mon
multi-stopHahn Air
12h 05mCPT-DUR
R6 278

Search by stops

Search by airline

Search by price

Durban - Cape Town Flights

Departure:

Durban (undefined)South Africa

Destination:

Cape Town (CPT)South Africa

Return flight deals:

Cape Town - Durban

Cabin classes:

R4 736
R6 928
R1 950

Browse destinations: