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King Shaka Airport Shuttle and Taxis

Premium shuttle and taxi service from King Shaka Airport


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


24/7 Email & Phone support

King Shaka Airport shuttle services

King Shaka Airport is the main airport serving the city of Durban in South Africa. It receives both domestic and international flights and is named after a 19th-century Zulu king. The airport is located in the municipality of La Mercy in the KwaZulu-Natal province and is 35 km from Durban city centre.

Kick off your trip to this beautiful part of South Africa with the Welcome Pickups airport transfer service. You will be allocated one of our experienced drivers who will meet you in the arrivals hall holding a sign with your name and a courteous smile. You will be in the care of your driver who will help you with your luggage, show you to your vehicle and safely transport you to your pre-selected destination of choice. Don’t fret if your flight is delayed as all of Welcome’s drivers are equipped with up-to-the-minute access to your flight information, so they will be automatically notified and adjust their pick-up time accordingly.

With a comfortable 38-minute drive to Durban ahead of you, take this time and make the most of your driver’s local knowledge. Feel free to ask them about their city recommendations – from places to eat, must-see attractions or original local experiences; they’ll be delighted to help!


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


24/7 Email & Phone support

How much does a taxi cost?

Taxi prices
Day time
(05:00 - 24:00)
Night time
(00:00 - 05:00)

Reliable King Shaka Airport taxi service with Welcome Pickups

No matter the size of your group, Welcome Pickups can meet all your travel requirements with its extensive fleet of vehicles. Individual travellers can travel in comfort in one of our modern and stylish sedans, that can carry up to three passengers. Larger groups, up to six passengers, can be transferred together in one of our spacious minivans that will also accommodate all your luggage. Let Welcome be your safe King Shaka Airport taxi service.


Durban Airport Taxi

number of passengers

Up to 3

price to City Centre

From €28

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Directions for your taxi from King Shaka Airport

King Shaka Airport is well-connected to the city via the M4 highway. You can therefore expect your airport shuttle to Durban to cover the 35 km distance in just under 40 minutes depending on traffic conditions. The directions from King Shaka Airport to Durban are pretty straightforward. As you leave the airport you will take Dube Boulevard onto N2 for about 5 km and then turn right to merge onto the M4 towards Umhlanga / Durban. You will then head south and stay on the M4 for 28 km which will take you directly into the city centre of Durban.

King Shaka Airport taxi costs

A King Shaka Airport taxi to the city centre of Durban will cost about €20 (ZAR 415). This is an average cost and will greatly depend on the provider and on where in the city you are staying. Fares can be calculated either by taximeter or by requesting a fixed-rate fare at the start of your journey. Welcome Pickups offers a safe and reliable transfer service, where you are guaranteed a fixed rate fare with no hidden costs, which includes a fair cancellation policy as an added benefit of the service for your peace of mind.

Benefits of booking a King Shaka Airport shuttle with Welcome Pickups

There are many pros to booking your Durban Airport taxi services with Welcome Pickups. Firstly, you will be subject to a premium transfer service that includes a courteous driver and a meet-and-greet experience. Booking your Welcome taxi from Durban Airport is easy and can be made in advance with Welcome’s user-friendly app that also lets you get the payment out of the way. Safety is paramount so you will be provided with your driver’s photo and contact details ahead of time, should you need to communicate with them.

What is more, in the event that your flight is delayed, our drivers are provided with instant updates on your flight’s schedule, so they will be able to adjust their planned pickup time if needed, and will be waiting for you when you arrive, no matter what.

Frequently asked questions

Do I need to pre-book my airport shuttle to Durban?

It’s not obligatory but we do recommend pre-booking your airport shuttle from Durban Airport. It is the main international transport hub for the area and can get very busy, so the best way to avoid waiting in line for a taxi after a tiresome flight is to arrange your transfer in advance. Welcome Pickups offers a very reliable taxi service from Durban Airport, that can be quickly booked and paid for, either online, or via Welcome’s user-friendly app.

Do Durban Airport taxi services operate with fixed fares?

Durban Airport taxis operate both with fixed fares and taximeters. Fixed-rate fares can often be a little more affordable, so it would be worth asking your driver to quote you a fixed-rate fare before you begin your transfer. Welcome Pickups is another reliable option too, offering a guaranteed fixed-rate fare with no hidden costs and a fair cancellation policy if the need arises.

What happens if my flight is delayed?

If your flight is delayed you don’t have to worry about your pre-arranged King Shaka Airport shuttle. All of Welcome’s drivers are constantly updated with their passengers’ flight information, so you can rest assured your driver will be waiting for you at the correct time and you can meet them as soon as you arrive and pick up your luggage at the airport, without the stress.

Welcome Pickups has a Net Safety Score of 99 of 100

We’ve introduced a metric indicating how safe travellers feel when using our services during the COVID-19 pandemic. After every ride, we ask each traveller to leave a review.

  • 20 minute gap between transfers

  • Regular Car Sanitisation

  • Contactless ride

  • Sanitiser in every car

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