The cheapest times to fly from DUR to LHR are

  • January 8th to March 11th (except the week of February 19th)
  • July 30th to December 2nd (except the weeks of August 20th and August 27th)

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 LHR is early October. Prices can be as high as $1114 for Saturday flights during early to mid December, or as low as $605 for Tuesday flights around early October.


When to Fly to London

Flying from Durban (DUR) to London (LHR) will usually cost between $606 to $946 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early October with an average ticket price of $610. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid December, with an average price of $964. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $354 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $740 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DUR to LHR flight.

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

DUR to LHR Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DUR to LHR 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 $0.08, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to LHR, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into DUR. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to London, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Durban. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $81 (10%) 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 $728. Return trip prices are from the LHR 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 LHR can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 38 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking DUR to LHR

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 LHR — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $674
  • Average savings: $66 (8.92%)

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Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 21 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Air India, Air Mauritius, Alitalia, British Airways, EgyptAir, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, Iberia, Kenya Airways, KLM, LATAM, Lufthansa, MANGO, Qatar Airways, Saudia, South African, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from London Heathrow Airport to King Shaka International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5921 miles or 9529 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DUR to LHR flight is about 11 hour 38 minutes.

How many flights go between Durban and London?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 115 available flights from DUR to LHR.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeDUR
Origination airport nameKing Shaka International Airport
CountrySouth Africa

Return Airport

Destination codeLHR
Destination airport nameLondon Heathrow Airport
Countrythe United Kingdom


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