The cheapest times to fly from PDX to DUR are

  • January 8th to May 27th (except the weeks of April 2nd and May 7th)
  • October 22nd to December 9th (except the week of November 26th)

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 PDX to DUR is late January. Prices can be as high as $5271 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $1433 for Monday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Durban

Flying from Portland, OR (PDX) to Durban (DUR) will usually cost between $1532 to $2985 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $1571. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $2950. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1379 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1916 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PDX to DUR flight.

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

PDX to DUR Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PDX to DUR flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Portland. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to DUR, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into PDX. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $400 (17%) 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 $1914. Return trip prices are from the DUR to PDX 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 PDX to DUR can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 20 hour 7 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking PDX 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 PDX to DUR — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (PDX > JFK > DUR)

  • Price for both tickets: $1256
  • Average savings: $660 (34.46%)

See PDX to JFK flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (PDX > LAX > DUR)

  • Price for both tickets: $1290
  • Average savings: $626 (32.65%)

See PDX to LAX flights

Hack #3: Newark, NJ (PDX > EWR > DUR)

  • Price for both tickets: $1326
  • Average savings: $590 (30.8%)

See PDX to EWR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 16 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Alaska, British Airways, Delta, Emirates, Iberia, JetBlue, KLM, LATAM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, South African, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 10635 miles or 17115 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PDX to DUR flight is about 20 hour 7 minutes.

How many flights go between Portland, OR and Durban?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 19 available flights from PDX to DUR.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code PDX
Origination airport name Portland International Airport
City Portland, OR
Country the United States
Latitude 45.6
Longitude -122.6

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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