Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Durban (DUR) direct with British Airways. The east coast city sits on a golden mile of sand, warmed by the Indian Ocean and frequented by dolphins. Combine British Airways’ award-winning service with the warmth of South Africa’s sunny city.
Durban is Africa’s busiest port and South Africa’s third largest city with a mesmeric overtone of African culture mixed with Indian and colonial influence. Discover the beauty of the KwaZulu-Natal region, defining Durban as a destination for culture and adventure. Durban has vast nature reserves and heritage sites across the region, so hire a car and drive out to the Drakensburg mountains. Whether you want authentic Zulu delicacies, Indian curries, iced rooibos tea or craft beer, find it in Durbans’ melting pot. This multi-cultural city has a lively downtown and more than its fair share of beach bums enjoying the 320 days of sunshine a year.
Choose to fly with hand baggage only or pick a price that includes a 23kg checked baggage allowance and free seat selection 24 hours before you fly. In premium economy, a generous allowance of two 23kg bags is included. For those in business class, two bags at 32kg each can be checked, while in first class three bags at 32kg are allowed. If you have any additional baggage requirements, read our baggage guide. Check in online, on mobile or at the airport and get free seat selection* 24 hours in advance when you fly in World Traveller class.
*Free seat selection 24 hours in advance is not available if you are travelling on a hand baggage only (Basic) fare.
Situated 22 miles north along the coast from the city centre, a shuttle bus runs between King Shaka International Airport and Durban city centre. Book a transfer to your hotel before you go. Hire a car to enjoy the exquisite scenery of the Drakensburg Mountains. You’ll receive great benefits – with all mandatory charges included and 24-hour customer support.
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Explore beyond Durban
Discover more of Durban. Not only has this city got wonderfully warm beaches, but it backs onto the dramatic battlefields of Zululand, some wildlife-haven game reserves and the awe-inspiring Drakensberg peaks. It's time to see South Africa at its wildest.