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King Shaka International Airport (DUR)

Whether you’re traveling from King Shaka Airport to Durban, or from the city back to Durban Airport, count on Uber to connect you to a reliable driver in minutes.

King Shaka Drive, La Mercy, 4407, South Africa
+27 32-436-6758

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How to get a ride with Uber from King Shaka International Airport

Open your app to request a ride

When you’re ready, open your app to request a ride. Choose the option that suits your group size and luggage needs.

Follow directions in the app

You’ll get directions about pickup points directly in the app. Signs might also be available at the airport.

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Go to your assigned pickup location as specified by the app. Please note, this location may not always be at your nearest exit. If you can’t find your driver, contact them through the app.

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Access to wifi at Durban Airport

Free wifi is available at King Shaka Airport for up to 4 hours or when 1GB of data is reached. After that, you can continue to use wifi on a pay-as-you-go basis. To log in, connect to the network and follow the on-screen instructions to enjoy free wireless browsing.

King Shaka Airport parking

Durban International Airport has an undercover park bay in a multi-story parking facility with long- and short-term parking.

Accessibility

Airports Company South Africa is compliant with minimum standards required by disabled travelers. King Shaka Airport has travellators, gentle gradient ramps, passenger lifts, and wheelchair access to shopping and restaurants.

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Durban Airport visitor information

Uber is an ideal choice for those traveling to or from King Shaka International Airport (DUR). Located in La Mercy, South Africa, Durban Airport is approximately 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Durban. The primary airport serving Durban, it is 35 minutes from the city center, making it perfectly located for Durban and its surrounding areas. Though international travel is available at Durban Airport, it is also a popular choice for South African domestic journeys and can host more than 7.5 million passengers per year. Replacing the older Durban International Airport built in 1955, King Shaka Airport was recently renovated to make it 3 times larger than its predecessor, with approximately 5 times as many shopping opportunities. Uber provides a comfortable and hassle-free solution for riders traveling to and from Durban Airport at any time of day.

King Shaka airlines

The following airlines are currently operating at King Shaka International Airport:

  • Air Mauritius​​
  • British Airways
  • Emirates ​- FlySafair
  • kulula.com
  • Mango Airlines
  • Qatar
  • SA Airlink ​- South African Airways
  • South African Express ​- Turkish Airlines

Hotels near King Shaka Airport

There are many scenic hotels near King Shaka Airport. The neighboring areas of La Mercy Beach, Umdloti, Westbrook, and Zimbali are popular among travelers and can be accessed with a short Uber trip or through public transport links. If you don’t wish to venture out, or you need accommodations near King Shaka Airport, a handful of stayover hotels are located nearby that provide airport transfers upon request.

King Shaka Airport shops

There is plenty at Durban International Airport to keep shoppers entertained. With items such as glamourous luggage, exclusive books, and sportswear, the range of airport shops at King Shaka will impress any traveler passing through. Pick up a pair of brand-new sneakers or find some gorgeous antiques before your flight.

King Shaka Airport restaurants

South Africa’s Durban Airport offers a vast selection of eateries with coffee shops, fast food, and table-service restaurants available. So whether you want to pick up some candy before your flight or you’re craving a bucket of fried chicken, you’ll likely find something to suit you.

Currency exchange at DUR

An exchange bureau is located in both the international arrivals and departures areas. There is also an on-site bank for other monetary requirements that’s located on the public concourse.

Services at DUR

For basic information and for questions regarding onward travel, passengers can find a tourism information kiosk located in the arrivals area of Durban Airport. In addition to useful local information, this kiosk provides basic internet and fax services.

Points of interest near DUR

Whether you wish to experience Durban’s marine life or visit its popular Golden Mile, Durban’s cultural offerings and physical beauty are easily within reach. Here are some nearby points of interest:

  • Durban’s botanical gardens
  • Durban’s stadium
  • The Golden Mile
  • Hare Krishna Temple of Understanding
  • Marine theme park

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