The cheapest times to fly from SCE to DUR are

  • January 8th to April 1st
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • September 3rd to December 9th (except the weeks of October 1st and October 15th)

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 SCE to DUR is early to mid March. Prices can be as high as $5121 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $1533 for Tuesday flights around early to mid March.


When to Fly to Durban

Flying from State College, PA (SCE) to Durban (DUR) will usually cost between $1562 to $2553 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid March with an average ticket price of $1606. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $3045. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1439 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1876 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SCE to DUR flight.

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

SCE to DUR Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SCE to DUR flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from State College. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.14, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to DUR, and Saturday the cheapest day to fly back into SCE. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Durban, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to State College. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $450 (17%) 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 $1889. Return trip prices are from the DUR to SCE 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 SCE to DUR can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 16 hour 13 minutes may be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Boston, MA (SCE > BOS > DUR)

  • Price for both tickets: $1292
  • Average savings: $584 (31.14%)

See SCE to BOS flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (SCE > JFK > DUR)

  • Price for both tickets: $1328
  • Average savings: $548 (29.19%)

See SCE to JFK flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1339
  • Average savings: $537 (28.61%)

See SCE to EWR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: British Airways, Delta, South African, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8461 miles or 13617 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SCE to DUR flight is about 16 hour 13 minutes.

How many flights go between State College, PA and Durban?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from SCE to DUR.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SCE
Origination airport name University Park Airport
City State College, PA
Country the United States
Latitude 40.9
Longitude -77.8

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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