The cheapest times to fly from SFO to DUR are

  • January 8th to March 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 23rd to May 13th
  • August 27th to December 9th (except the weeks of October 15th and November 19th)

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 SFO to DUR is early November. Prices can be as high as $2730 for Friday flights during mid July, or as low as $870 for Tuesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Durban

Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Durban (DUR) will usually cost between $917 to $2055 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 $920. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid July, with an average price of $1973. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1054 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1142 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to DUR flight.

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

SFO to DUR Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SFO to DUR flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from San Francisco. 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 depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 $226 (16%) 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 $1159. Return trip prices are from the DUR to SFO 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 SFO 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 20 hour 27 minutes may not be realistic.


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $880
  • Average savings: $262 (22.94%)

See SFO to JNB flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1061
  • Average savings: $82 (7.14%)

See SFO to CPT flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 25 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Delta, Emirates, Finnair, Iberia, JetBlue, KLM, LATAM, Lufthansa, MANGO, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, 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 San Francisco International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 10819 miles or 17411 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to DUR flight is about 20 hour 27 minutes.

How many flights go between San Francisco, CA and Durban?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 60 available flights from SFO to DUR.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SFO
Origination airport name San Francisco International Airport
City San Francisco, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 37.6
Longitude -122.4

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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