The second busies route in South Africa is the Durban – Johannesburg route. Competition on this route is high as many airlines are fighting for their share in the market on on this lucrative route. The Durban to Johannesburg flight times vary extensively throughout each day. The first daily weekday flight takes off just after 6am and the last flight leaves Durban just before 11pm. OR Tambo international receives flights from Durban from various airlines including Mango, South African Airways, Kulula Airlines, British Airways and FlySafair.
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Durban’s airport is named King Shaka International Airport (DUR). The airport is situated 35km north of Durban’s CBD. King Shaka International Airport, also known as La Mercy Airport, officially opened on the 1st of May 2010. The airport was upgraded for the FIFA Soccer World Cup, and opened a month before the tournament kicked off. The airport receives around 9 million passengers a year, making it the 9th busiest airport in Africa.
King Shaka International Airport has public transport operating from the airport to the city centre. The bus service departs the airport every 30 minutes. There are a number of shuttle services and taxi companies that operate in and around the airport. Travellers are advised to make sure that the taxi is licences and registered to operate at the airport before making use of the service. For more information on transport services around the airport click here.
OR Tambo International Airport(JNB) is Africa’s largest busiest airport. The airport is perfect for business travellers as it is situated only 23km from Sandton and 22km from Johannesburg’s CBD, the city’s two biggest business districts. The airport services approximately 18 million passengers yearly. Airline’s operate flights out of OR Tambo International to every continent in the world except Antarctica. South Africa’s national flag carrier,South African Airways (SAA), has their hub at OR Tambo International.
OR Tambo International Airport has the Gautrain, South Africa’s only high speed train, running straight into the airport. Travellers from around the greater Johannesburg area can seamlessly connect to the airport in this ultra modern, high speed train. There are also a number of taxi services operate in and around the airport. Travellers are advised to please confirm that the taxi is licences and registered before using the service. Various companies who provide shuttles from the airport to your preferred destination. These shuttles will have to be booked well ahead of travel.
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