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Lift Flights From Durban to Johannesburg

Lift Airline has heard the pleas of South Africans and finally added Durban to its growing list of destinations. The carrier has finally added the beloved Durban to Johannesburg route (and vice versa) to its offerings.

Initially, there will be three daily flights that fly from Durbs to the City of Gold, and the airline hopes to add more in future.

The flight departs from the King Shaka International Airport and will land at the O.R. Tambo International Airport. Each flight will last approximately one hour and five minutes. Business travellers can conclude their business and fly back the same day, and leisure travellers don’t have to wait long to begin their fun.

Why Choose Lift

While relatively new, dozens of South Africans have made the Lift airline their primary choice for travelling domestically. Here are a few reasons that have made the airline a fantastic alternative to other carriers.


Lift has flexible policies that allow its customers to make changes or cancel Lift airline’s bookings without penalties. Regular passengers pay no extra fees for cancellations, flights, or name changes if made 24 hours before departure. Premium passengers can cancel or change their flight details anytime without issue; refunds are sent to the LIFT wallet for all customers.

Entirely Safe
Entirely Safe

When flying with Lift, you’re guaranteed safety in their planes. Their fleet has been approved by the IATA (International Air Transport Association) and the SACAA (South African Civil Aviation Authority). These bodies ensure members adhere to each association’s safety and pricing standards.

They Allow Small Dogs Onboard
They Allow Small Dogs Onboard

Apart from service dogs, South African domestic airlines have never really allowed pets to travel onboard, but Lift is here to change that. You can now travel with your small dog in a pet-friendly carry bag placed under the seat in front of you. This only applies to a few passengers, though, and you’ll have to apply ahead of time for this.

Cheap Lift Flights From Durban to Johannesburg - One Way

As a new South African airline, Lift has some of the cheapest flights from Durban to Johannesburg. Here are the cheapest one-way tickets you can book.

Lift flights from Durban to Johannesburg Lift from R869

Which Day is the Cheapest Day to Book a Lift Airline’s Flight from Durban to Johannesburg?

The cheapest day to book with this airline for flights from Durban to Johannesburg is Wednesday, with flights starting from R869. On the other hand, Sunday is the most expensive day to fly Lift, with flight prices starting from R1329.

Which Month is the Cheapest to Fly Lift from Durban to Johannesburg?

The cheapest month to make your Lift airline booking is in May, closely followed by February. In contrast, December is when Lift airline prices are at their most expensive as it’s the peak tourist season; it’s followed by July.

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Best Time to Visit Johannesburg

Thanks to the mild climate, you can visit the City of Gold any time of the year and still have a great time. Johannesburg is blessed with warm summers and mild winters, so whichever time you choose to go primarily depends on what you’re going there for.

The best time to visit Joburg in winter is between May and July, when plenty of indoor fun awaits. You don’t have to worry about rain during this time as the season is generally dry.

If fun in the Johannesburg outdoors is your reason for coming here, visit between November and February. However, this is part of the city’s rainy season, so bring appropriate clothing.

Top Things to Do in Johannesburg

Whether you make your Lift airline bookings in winter or summer, you won’t be short of things to do in Johannesburg.

  • Visit the Maboneng District for shopping, culture, art, and food in the buzzing neighbourhood.
  • Go bird watching at the Benoni Monkey and Bird Park.
  • Marvel at South African flora at the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens.
  • Learn more about astronomy at the Wits Planetarium or look at art at the Wits Art Museum.
  • Have fun at The Neighbourgoods Market, which has excellent food and live music on weekends.
  • Travel around Johannesburg on the Gautrain, the only high-speed in the country.
  • Enjoy casino and theme park fun at Gold Reef City, an amusement park with exhilarating rides.
  • A few hours away from Joburg, head to the Pilanesberg National Park to see the Big Five.
  • A few hours away from Joburg, head to the Pilanesberg National Park to see the Big Five.

Lift Flight from Durban to Johannesburg FAQs

Here are answers to the most frequently asked questions about the Lift flight to Johannesburg from Durban.

Does Lift Go to Durban?

Yes, there are now Lift flights to Durban from Johannesburg and vice versa. The carrier recently announced the addition of this route and Durban as a destination with three flights a day. In the future, they plan to add Lift flights to Cape Town from Durban.

How Much Is Extra Baggage on Lift Airline?

Lift’s baggage policy differs on three tiers, including “Economy - No Bag Fare”, “Economy - Bag Fare”, and “Premium Fare”, all with free hand luggage. “No Bag Fare” excludes free checked bags, costing from R100 per bag. “Bag Fare” includes one free checked bag and extra bags cost at least R125 per bag; the “Premium Fare” includes two free checked bags.

Does Lift Airline Serve Food?

Yes, anyone flying Lift will be served food. In the morning, you can enjoy light snacks accompanied by various drinks, including tea, hot chocolate, juice, coffee, and water. In the afternoon, there are snacks and a selection of wines, gins, hot beverages, water, and juice.

Are Lift Planes Safe?

Yes, Lift’s fleet of planes is all safe. They have all been approved by the SACAA and IATA, which set airline safety standards. Lift’s crew also cleans and sanitises all contact points after every trip.

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