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King Shaka International Airport (DUR)

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Pickup at King Shaka International Airport (DUR)

Open your app to request a ride

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

Follow directions in the app

You’ll get directions about Durban Airport pickup points directly in the app. Pickup locations may vary by terminal. Rideshare pickup signs might also be available at King Shaka International Airport.

Meet your driver

Go to your assigned DUR pickup location as specified by the app. Please note: this location may not always be at your nearest exit. Your driver’s name, license plate, and car color will show in the app. Verify your ride before you get in. If you can’t find your driver, contact them through the app.

Top questions from riders

  • Yes, you can request an Uber trip from King Shaka Airport.

  • Durban Airport has a designated passenger pickup area where drivers collect passengers from DUR. Locations are always subject to change, however, so be sure to confirm this by checking the Uber app.

  • Prices will vary based on final location, the number of drivers on the road at a given time, and the time of day. For an approximate price, check out Uber’s price estimation tool, which will give you a rough figure for your journey.

  • Average pickup times can vary based on external factors such as demand, number of drivers on the road, and time of day. Be sure to check the app.

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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
  • 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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