Durban airport (DUR)

Location details, contact information, airlines, departure and arrival flight status, transportation, facilities and services, parking, special passenger amenities, nearby hotels and answers to passengers' frequently asked questions.

 
 

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Durban airport (DUR)

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 and the Middle East.

Official Website: airports.co.za
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day.
Annual passenger traffic: 2.8 million passengers went through it in 2021.
Tel: +27 324 366 585. Flight information: Tel +27 867 277 888. - FACEBOOK

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.

 Location

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

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Public and private transportation

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) and Southern Shuttle (Tel +27 814 757 575 / 795 719 900) operate 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.

 

Car rental agencies

There are car rental counters in the Arrivals Hall.

Avis (Tel +27 324 367 801 - 6:30 am a 9:30 pm)
BLUU (Tel +27 437 075 500 - weekdays from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm)
Capital (Tel +27 324 363 041 - Mondays through Fridays from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm, weekends from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm)
Dollar/Thrifty (Tel +27 324 363 040 - 6:00 am to 11:00 pm)
Europcar (Tel +27 324 369 500 - 5:30 am to 9:30 pm)
First (Tel +27 324 360 100 - 7:00 am to 10:00 pm)
Hertz (Tel +27 324 360 300 - 6:00 am to 10:00 pm)
Select Car & Van Rental (Tel +27 324 362 736)
Tempest (Tel +27 324 369 800 - 5:30 am to 9:30 pm)
Woodford (Tel +27 324 362 786 - 6:30 am to 9:00 pm)

 

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Parking services at Durban airport (DUR)

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

 

Facilities for passengers with special needs

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

 
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Latest updates: May 02, 2022