The cheapest times to fly from DUR to JFK are

  • January 8th to February 11th
  • April 23rd to June 10th
  • July 2nd to July 15th
  • September 3rd to December 2nd (except the week of September 17th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from DUR to JFK is early November. Prices can be as high as $2018 for Saturday flights during early to mid December, or as low as $791 for Tuesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to New York

Flying from Durban (DUR) to New York, NY (JFK) will usually cost between $818 to $1211 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $820. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid December, with an average price of $1428. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $607 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $892 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DUR to JFK flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the DUR to JFK route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

DUR to JFK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DUR to JFK flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Durban. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.07, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to JFK, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into DUR. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to New York, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Durban. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $104 (9%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $897. Return trip prices are from the JFK to DUR flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from DUR to JFK can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 50 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking DUR to JFK

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from DUR to JFK — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Johannesburg (DUR > JNB > JFK)

  • Price for both tickets: $838
  • Average savings: $54 (6.05%)

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Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from DUR to JFK? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 22 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, American, Austrian, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Delta, EgyptAir, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, Iberia, JetBlue, Kenya Airways, KLM, LATAM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, South African, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from John F. Kennedy International Airport to King Shaka International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8251 miles or 13279 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from DUR to JFK?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DUR to JFK flight is about 15 hour 50 minutes.

How many flights go between Durban and New York, NY?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 77 available flights from DUR to JFK.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code DUR
Origination airport name King Shaka International Airport
City Durban
Country South Africa
Latitude -29.6
Longitude 31.1

Return Airport

Destination code JFK
Destination airport name John F. Kennedy International Airport
City New York, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 40.6
Longitude -73.8


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