The cheapest times to fly from JFK to DUR are

  • January 8th to April 1st
  • September 3rd to December 9th

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 JFK to DUR is early November. Prices can be as high as $2324 for Friday flights during early July, or as low as $793 for Monday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Durban

Flying from New York, NY (JFK) to Durban (DUR) will usually cost between $810 to $2044 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 $809. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early July, with an average price of $2120. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1311 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $958 can be considered a good price for a round-trip JFK to DUR flight.

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

JFK to DUR Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the JFK to DUR flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from New York. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.07, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to DUR, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into JFK. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Durban, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to New York. 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 Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1076. Return trip prices are from the DUR to JFK 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 JFK to DUR 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 JFK to DUR

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 JFK to DUR — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $828
  • Average savings: $130 (13.52%)

See JFK to JNB flights

Hack #2: Cape Town (JFK > CPT > DUR)

  • Price for both tickets: $930
  • Average savings: $28 (2.92%)

See JFK to CPT flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 23 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, American, Austrian, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Delta, EgyptAir, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, Finnair, 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 King Shaka International Airport to John F. Kennedy International Airport?

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

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

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

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 69 available flights from JFK to DUR.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

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


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