King Shaka International Airport (DUR)

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King Shaka International Airport (DUR)
AddressKing Shaka Drive, La Mercy 4405, South Africa
Telephone032 436 6000.
Number of terminals1
Time zoneGMT South Africa Standard Time: GMT/UTC +2
LocationDurban King Shaka International Airport is located 35km (22 miles) north of central Durban.
Airport codeDUR
Airport newsA direct rail link with the city is planned as part of the second phase of development.
Driving directionsFrom central Durban, take the N3 highway west for a short distance and turn north onto the N2 highway, which passes the airport. From this point, the terminals are signposted.
Car rentalCar hire operators Avis, Budget, First, Hertz, Thrifty and Woodford are represented at the airport. Desks for these companies are located in Arrivals.
Public transport and taxisShuttle: Regular Coastal Motor Transport (tel: 031 465 5573; shuttle buses operate to Durban city centre from 0500 to 2200 (journey time: around 30 minutes; fare: R70).There is also an hourly shuttle (which must be pre-booked) linking the airport with Durban and Umhlanga hotels, the Durban beachfront and the International Convention Centre. Contact the airport information desk (tel: 031 451 6758) for more information.All shuttle buses depart from outside the arrivals area.
Taxi: Taxi services are available outside Departures from the following companies: Al Hassan Taxis (tel: 031 564 0734); Aussies Radio Taxis (tel: 031 309 788); Boshoff Taxis (tel: 031 306 6330); Checkers Radio Taxis (tel: 031 465 5573); and Eagle Radio Taxis (tel: 031 337 2442). Fares into Durban start at around R500, and the journey time is about 20-30 minutes. Visitors are advised to beware of illegal taxi touts.
Car parkingLong- and short-term car parks are available at the airport, with space for almost 2,000 vehicles. The car parks are within walking distance of the terminal.
Information and help desksAn airport information desk (tel: 031 451 6758) is situated in the departures area. There is a tourist information counter in Arrivals.
Airport FacilitiesMoney: Standard Bank provides exchange services and ATMs within the terminal. A VAT refund facility is available in Departures.
Food: There are a number of restaurants and bars throughout the airport, with options in both Arrivals and Departures. Among these is a fish, sushi and seafood restaurant in the departures area.
Shopping: Duty-free shopping is available airside in Departures. In addition, there are a number of shops selling local crafts, giftware, clothing and other items.
Luggage: Porter services are available for those in need of assistance. This service can be arranged in advance (tel: 031 451 6544).
Other facilities: First-aid facilities are available and there is a pharmacy on the first floor. A Muslim prayer room and a chapel are also located within the airport.
Conference and business facilitiesThe South African Airways business lounge (tel: 031 450 2246) and the Premier Lounge (tel: 031 469 2811) provide business services for passengers in the departures area, while ACSA offers a VIP lounge with similar facilities in Arrivals.Extensive meeting and conference facilities, including the International Conference Centre (tel: 031 360 1000;, can be found in central Durban.
Disabled facilitiesDurban King Shaka International Airport is fully accessible with lifts and specially equipped toilets. Assistance is available from airport staff. Contact the airport and the relevant airline in advance to arrange specialist assistance.
Airport hotelsThere are no on-site hotels at Durban King Shaka International Airport. There is a limited choice of bed and breakfast accommodation available in the vicinity; details of this can be found at the KZN Tourism kiosk in Arrivals (tel: 031 451 6666; Otherwise, a range of hotel accommodation is available in Durban.
Full airport nameDurban King Shaka International Airport
CountrySouth Africa
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