Passenger guide - Durban airport (DUR) 

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King Shaka International Airport was opened on May 1, 2010, for that year's soccer World Cup, and therefore it is the most modern in South Africa. It operates with domestic flights and some international destinations within Africa, the Middle East and Europe.

Official Website: airports.co.za
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day.
Annual passenger traffic: More than 5.6 million passengers went through it in 2017.
Tel: +27 324 366 000. Flight information: Tel +27 867 277 888. There is an information desk on the ground floor, available around the clock (Tel +27 324 366 644), and a tourist office in the Arrivals Hall (Tel +27 324 360 013), open Mondays through Saturdays between 8:00 am and 9:00 pm and Sundays from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm.

 
 

The airport is located in the town of La Mercy, 35 km (22 miles) to the north of Durban.

 
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Bus - Private services depart from outside the International Arrivals area to the city centre and surrounding locations. Airport Bus Shuttle (Tel +27 314 655 573 / 823 409 990) leaves every 45 minutes, while Margate Mini Coach (Tel +27 393 121 406 / 824 559 736) operates four times a day. The trip to downtown Durban takes around 30 minutes.

Taxi - Ranks are located opposite the Arrivals Hall and available companies are: A Hassan Taxis (Tel +27 315 640 734 / 826 807 277), Cabz4U (Tel +27 315 776 710 / 825 303 745), City Cabs (Tel +27 315 772 911 / 820 866 888), Checker Radio Taxi (Tel +27 314 655 573 / 823 409 990), Clives Taxis (Tel +27 829 560 823 / 820 866 888), Eagle Radio Taxi (Tel +27 313 372 442 / 833 014 767), Phola Taxi (Tel +27 732 599 744), Rikki Cabs (Tel +27 315 396 844 / 724 080 418), Sikelela Taxis (Tel +27 833 298 670), Starhim2/Khumalo (Tel +27 313 019 991 / 828 942 572), Tall's Taxi/Shashi's Taxi (Tel +27 313 031 356 / 832 726 505), Umbubane Trading/Thekwini Cabs (Tel +27 313 012 026 / 727 732 418). Journey time to the city centre is 20-30 minutes.

 

There are car rental counters in the Arrivals Hall.

Avis (Tel +27 324 367 801 - 5:00 am to 11:00 pm)
Bidvest Car Rental (Tel +27 437 075 500 - weekdays from 5:00 am to 11:00 pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm)
Capital Car Hire (Tel +27 324 363 041)
Dollar/Thrifty (Tel +27 324 363 040)
Europcar (Tel +27 324 369 500 - Mondays through Fridays from 5:30 am to 11:30 pm, Saturdays from 6:30 am to 11:30 pm, Sundays from 7:00 am to 11:30 pm)
First Car Rental (Tel +27 324 360 100 - Mondays through Fridays from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm, weekends from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm)
Hertz (Tel +27 324 360 300 - weekdays from 5:00 am to 10:30 pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 6:00 am to 10:30 pm)
Select Car & Van Rental (Tel +27 324 362 736)
Tempest Car Hire (Tel +27 324 369 800 - 6:00 am to 10:00 pm)
Woodford (Tel +27 324 362 786)

 

The airport has a bank, ATMs, currency exchange bureau, post office, VIP rooms, mobile phone service, public telephones and free Wi-Fi access for 4 hours.

Food and Drinks- Both in the Arrivals and Departures areas there are restaurants, coffee shops, bars and fast food outlets.
Shopping- Duty-free articles in the Departures area, electronics, souvenirs, handicrafts, books, clothing, jewellery and accessories, sweets, cosmetics.
Baggage- Trolleys available in the parking lots. Enquiries about lost luggage should be directed to the offices of the corresponding airline.
Other Services- Prayer room, baby care facilities, pharmacy, beauty salon.

 

Inside the grounds there is a multi-storey car park, covered lots and a long-term area, all of them within walking distance of the terminal building. Fees

 

Elevators, ramps and adapted restrooms. If you should require special assistance, inform your airline about your particular needs in advance.

 

There are no hotels on-site. Some accommodations in the surroundings offer free transfers for their guests. Shapes of Africa (Tel +27 824 325 513), De Charmoy Estate Guest House (Tel +27 325 338 187), Dolphin View B&B (Tel +27 315 681 453), La-Peng Guest House (Tel +27 329 433 886), Eden Rose Manor (Tel +27 825 553 188), La Mercy Beach Hotel (Tel +27 329 416 221), Greenfire Lodge Dolphin Coast (Tel +27 315 681 794), Airport Beach Backpackers (Tel +27 724 620 909), Acacia Crescent Seaview Manor (Tel +27 329 431 376), Venti Dell'Est (Tel +27 329 431 208).

 
 
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Latest updates: June, 11, 2018
 
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