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Lift Flights from Johannesburg to Durban

If you’re looking for flights from Johannesburg to Durban, Lift has got you covered. One of the newer kids on the block, the airline finally added the much-requested Johannesburg to Durban route to its offerings.

As always, flights depart from the O.R. Tambo International Airport and land at the King Shaka International Airport. Flights last around one hour and five minutes, which is perfect for both leisure and business travellers.

Lift Airline will offer three daily flights that service the Johannesburg to Durban route and vice versa. We at SA-Airlines are ready to help you get the best deals with Lift.

Why Choose Lift Airline

While a new airline in South Africa, Lift is quickly becoming one of the nation’s most trusted carriers for a number of reasons. Here are just a few that make choosing Lift the right decision.


Lift flies using the Airbus A320, which is globally renowned for its security and comfort. You’ll be in wide leather seats with ample legroom and large table trays during your flight.

Lift premium flyers can also choose to have reclining seats or have the middle seat blocked and converted into an additional tray table.


Being able to fly with your dog is rare in South Africa, but Lift understands that they’re also part of the family. Therefore, the carrier allows a limited number of passengers to travel with small dogs in a pet-friendly carry bag. You will have to apply for this perk if you need it.


Unlike most South African airlines, Lift has highly flexible cancellation, refund, and change policies.

Regular passengers pay no extra fees for flights or name changes made 24 hours before departure. Premium passengers can change their Lift airline flights at all times without penalties. Cancellations follow the same manner, with refunds sent to your LIFT Wallet for future flights.

Cheapest Lift Airline Prices for Flights from Johannesburg to Durban - One-Way

While Lift flight prices are all relatively low, there are some that are cheaper than others. Here are the cheapest one-way Johannesburg to Durban Lift airline tickets.

Lift flights from Johannesburg to Durban Lift from R869

Which Day is the Cheapest to Fly Lift from Johannesburg to Durban

The cheapest day to book Lift flights from Johannesburg to Durban is Wednesday, with Lift tickets starting from R869. On the other hand, Saturdays are the most expensive day, with tickets starting at R1189.

Which Month is the Cheapest to Book Lift Airline Flights from Joburg to Durban

The cheapest month to fly Lift from Johannesburg to Durban is October, followed by November. December is the most costly month for this route as it’s the peak tourist season, followed by February.

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When is the Best Time to Visit Durban

Durban is globally popular due to its incredible weather, which is excellent all year round. As such, there’s no definite best time to visit the city, and your choice will largely depend on your preferences.

For fun in warm temperatures without the crowds that descend here during the peak season, visit Durban in winter between April and July. The temperature’s mild enough for beach days, and there’s little-to-no rain to keep you cooped up in your hotel.

If you want to fully enjoy the Durban coastline, you’d have to come here in the summer between December and January. The sun’s out, the crowds are out, but so is the rain, as this is the city’s rainy season.

Top Things to Do in Johannesburg

Here are a few of the best things to do in Durban once you land from your Lift Johannesburg to Durban flight.

  • Visit uShaka Marine World for waterpark fun and one of the largest aquariums in the world.
  • View the incredible work of local artists at the KZNSA Gallery.
  • Head to the Moses Mabhida Stadium and try the great Big Rush Big Swing.
  • Stroll the lively Florida Road for buzzing nightlife, delicious food, and more.
  • Enjoy beautiful sunrises and sunsets at Umhlanga Pier, one of the most beautiful piers in the world.
  • Laze around like a beach bum on Durban’s awe-inspiring coastlines.
  • Try your hand at surfing with the instructors on Addington Beach.
  • See the city’s beautiful flora at the Durban Botanical Gardens.
  • Mingle with the celebrities and fashionistas at the Durban July.
  • Have shopping mall fun at Suncoast Casino, Hotels, and Entertainment, where you can also try your luck at the slots.

FAQs about Lift Flights from Johannesburg to Durban

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

Does Lift Go to Durban?

Yes, there are Lift flights to Durban. Lift recently added Durban to its flight destinations with the addition of the Johannesburg to Durban route. The carrier said they want to expand next with Lift flights to Cape Town from Durban to complete the “Golden Triangle” of popular domestic destinations.

Does Lift Airline Serve Food?

Yes, the airline offers complimentary food to anyone flying Lift. Morning travellers can enjoy light snacks accompanied by various drinks, including tea, hot chocolate, juice, coffee, and water. Afternoon travellers get snacks and a selection of wines, gins, hot beverages, water, and juice.

Who Owns Lift Airline South Africa?

Lift is owned by Global Airways.

Are Lift Planes Safe?

Lift’s fleet of aeroplanes are all safe as they are all SACAA and IATA approved, which are the bodies that set the safety standards for airlines. Additionally, Lift staff makes sure to clean and sanitise all contact points after every trip.

Does Lift Have Priority Boarding?

Yes, Lift offers priority boarding to all passengers that book premium tickets. Passengers that take the premium offering also get lounge access, a dedicated Lift check-in area, and can choose between window seats or a reclining aisle.

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