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About Flights to Zanzibar

Summary info about Zanzibar flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price


Best Return Price


Fastest flight time

12h 55m

Operated By

3 airlines
The best one-way flight price to Zanzibar from United Kingdom in the last 72 hours is £282 (London Gatwick to Zanzibar Kisauni).
The best return flight price to Zanzibar from United Kingdom in the last 72 hours is £422 (London Heathrow to Zanzibar Kisauni).
The fastest flight to Zanzibar from United Kingdom takes 12h 55m (London Gatwick to Zanzibar Kisauni).
There are 3 airlines operating flights to Zanzibar, including KLM, Turkish Airlines and Kenya Airways.

Cheapest flights to Zanzibar airports

Find the cheapest flights to these Zanzibar airports from your nearest city or airport
London Heathrow Airport


London (LON) to Dar Es Salaam (DAR)

Typically, flights to Zanzibar from London are cheaper when flying from London to Dar Es Salaam, which has an average price of £520

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO ZANZIBAR FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTNovember10% cheaperFlying from London Heathrow Airport to Zanzibar costs on average just £520 in November
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO ZANZIBAR FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTDecember38% more expensiveIt costs about £793 for flights to Zanzibar from London Heathrow Airport in December
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO ZANZIBAR FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTDecember303% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Zanzibar from London Heathrow Airport in December than any other month

When is the best time to fly to Zanzibar?

You can catch flights to Zanzibar City, Zanzibar, from several UK cities. Frequent flights leave from London and Manchester, while most flights from Scotland leave from Edinburgh. There isn’t a big difference in travel time between the quicker flights out of all three cities. One of the fastest one-stop trips from London takes just over 12h, and you can fly from Manchester in a tad over 12h 30min, making one stop as well. The faster flights out of Edinburgh take around 14h 15min, and these are the most common ones you’ll find.

Unfortunately, direct flights from the UK to Zanzibar City are not currently available, so you’ll make at least one stop on all flights on this route. A very common – and fast – route from London departs Heathrow Airport (LHR) on Turkish Airlines. You’ll stop over at Istanbul Airport (IST) and fly on to arrive at Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, Zanzibar, previously and still more commonly known as Zanzibar Kisauni Airport (ZNZ). A few flights are also available from Stansted Airport (STN) and London Gatwick (LGW), but these are few and far between in any given week. Turkish Airlines also operates most of the flights from Manchester Airport (MAN). These fly an identical route as those out of Heathrow. Two slightly longer options are to leave from Heathrow on Qatar Airways, stopping at Doha International Airport (DOH) en route, or Ethiopian Air, stopping at Addis Ababa. Flying from Edinburgh also requires at least one stopover: you’ll most often leave from Edinburgh Turnhouse Airport (EDI) on Qatar Airways, travelling via Doha.

Users booking trips to Zanzibar from Zanzibar found flights 97% cheaper than the average price of flights to Zanzibar. To find the cheapest price to Zanzibar from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

The cheapest month to fly to Zanzibar from United Kingdom is in November. Flight prices, which tend to average around £513, are often lower during this time because this is during the off-season. If you aren’t able to travel to Zanzibar during the month of November, then flying in March is also cheap. Prices for this month can be found on momondo for an average of £518.

The ideal time to book your flight to Zanzibar is 52 days in advance, when prices tend to average £573. Keep in mind that you might also find cheap flights to Zanzibar outside of this time window. In fact, momondo users recently found flights from United Kingdom to Zanzibar for £422.

According to our data, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly to Zanzibar from United Kingdom. The lowest ticket price found for a Thursday departure recently was £592. Keep in mind that prices can always vary depending on your route and whether or not you are flying domestic or international. When flying out on a Friday, the most expensive travel day of the week, you can expect to see flight prices from United Kingdom to Zanzibar for around £637.

Flying to Zanzibar from United Kingdom at midday is the least expensive time of day to depart. momondo users have found prices as low as £572 when looking at flights departing at midday. If you have a flexible travel schedule, then try to avoid flying in the morning when prices are £672 on average. Flights to Zanzibar from United Kingdom in the morning are generally more expensive because this time of day is more convenient for travellers’ schedules.

If your plan is to spend time at Stone Town Beach while visiting Zanzibar, momondo recommends you plan your trip for January, February, or June when the temperatures are typically higher and the chance of rain is low.

Finding an alternative and possibly cheaper destination airport near Zanzibar is possible. If you are planning a flight to Zanzibar, consider booking flights to Dar Es Salaam Airport (49 mi from Zanzibar city centre), Tanga Airport (74 mi from Zanzibar city centre) or Chake Chake Pemba Airport (75 mi from Zanzibar city centre).

Prices vary based on where travellers are departing from, but on average, the cheapest airport to fly to in Zanzibar is Chake Chake Pemba Airport where the average price is £153pp. Users typically find the best prices when using momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

Zanzibar flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in United Kingdom to Zanzibar found recently by users on momondo
Kenya Airways
9 Nov
LHR12:25London Heathrow
12h 55m
1 stop
ZNZ01:20Zanzibar Kisauni
16 Nov
ZNZ12:15Zanzibar Kisauni
25h 00m
1 stop
LHR13:15London Heathrow
Kenya Airways
21 Sep
LHR13:10London Heathrow
16h 00m
3 stops
ZNZ05:10Zanzibar Kisauni
11 Oct
ZNZ23:40Zanzibar Kisauni
14h 35m
1 stop
LHR14:15London Heathrow
Multiple Airlines
2 Nov
11h 15m
1 stop
ZNZ13:20Zanzibar Kisauni
17 Nov
ZNZ13:30Zanzibar Kisauni
18h 25m
2 stops
Kenya Airways
21 Sep
LHR10:45London Heathrow
18h 25m
2 stops
ZNZ05:10Zanzibar Kisauni
12 Oct
ZNZ06:20Zanzibar Kisauni
31h 55m
1 stop
LHR14:15London Heathrow
Multiple Airlines
15 Nov
LHR01:30London Heathrow
11h 30m
1 stop
ZNZ13:00Zanzibar Kisauni
23 Nov
ZNZ16:40Zanzibar Kisauni
14h 20m
2 stops
LHR07:00London Heathrow
Multiple Airlines
5 Nov
28h 20m
1 stop
ZNZ13:00Zanzibar Kisauni
13 Nov
ZNZ16:40Zanzibar Kisauni
15h 15m
2 stops

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Zanzibar

If you're looking for one-way flights from United Kingdom to Zanzibar, view some of our deals below provided by Kenya Airways and Turkish Airlines
Multiple Airlines
18 Oct
LGW17:05London Gatwick
32h 35m
1 stop
ZNZ01:40Zanzibar Kisauni
Multiple Airlines
18 Oct
STN15:50London Stansted
33h 50m
1 stop
ZNZ01:40Zanzibar Kisauni
Multiple Airlines
18 Oct
LTN18:25London Luton
31h 15m
2 stops
ZNZ01:40Zanzibar Kisauni

Which airlines fly to Zanzibar?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Zanzibar

Which airlines fly to Zanzibar?

When flying to Zanzibar from United Kingdom, momondo travellers will most often fly with one of these popular airlines: Kenya Airways, Emirates, Ethiopian Air or Qatar Airways. Depending on what airport in United Kingdom you fly from, you may be able to find flights with any of these popular airlines.

Emirates Flights to Zanzibar

There are 21 Emirates flights to Zanzibar in a normal week. The most common departure point is Dubai Intl and the best Emirates ticket price seen on momondo is £441 (last 72 hours, from Birmingham, to Zanzibar). Emirates has a score of 8.6 from 122 user reviews on momondo.

SWISS Flights to Zanzibar

SWISS (8.4/10, 134 reviews) is also a popular choice for flights to Zanzibar, with deals from as low as £534 from London Heathrow, round-trip. With 2 SWISS flights to Zanzibar on average each week, prices can vary significantly by origin and availability.

Airports near Zanzibar

Below you will find all the airports in Zanzibar along with their distance from the city centre

How do you get to the city centre from Zanzibar City Airport?

All UK to Zanzibar City flights land at Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, which isn’t very far from the centre of Zanzibar City; the only catch is there isn’t any public transport available from the airport, so you’ll either have to hire a car, catch a taxi or organise a private transfer in advance. The taxi ride will take about 8min, as will the other two above options. Taking a taxi is a cheap option, if you’re not hiring a car for your entire visit.

Popular routes to Zanzibar

Most frequently searched flights to Zanzibar along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
London to Zanzibar Flights
Fastest flight time11h 30m
Cheapest price£433
Manchester to Zanzibar Flights
Fastest flight time11h 15m
Cheapest price£428
Birmingham to Zanzibar Flights
Fastest flight time12h 20m
Cheapest price£482
Glasgow to Zanzibar Flights
Fastest flight time11h 55m
Cheapest price£529
Edinburgh to Zanzibar Flights
Fastest flight time11h 55m
Cheapest price£464
Leeds to Zanzibar Flights
Fastest flight time36h 30m
Cheapest price£1,062
Berlin to Zanzibar Flights
Fastest flight time17h 00m
Cheapest price£496
Cardiff to Zanzibar Flights
Fastest flight time25h 55m
Cheapest price£958

Visa requirements for visiting Zanzibar

To visit Zanzibar City as a British citizen, you’ll need your passport and a visa. The latter are exclusively electronic – you can apply for and receive an e-visa online. Your passport needs to be valid for at least six months after the date of your visa application. It costs around £80 and will be valid for 90 days from the issue date.

Start planning your trip to Zanzibar

Best things to do and see in Zanzibar

Zanzibar has long been considered one of the more exotic holiday locations, and it lives up to its reputation. It’s a Tanzanian archipelago that consists of two main islands: Unguja, which houses Zanzibar City, and Pemba. Once you’ve landed on Unguja Island, one of the first places to visit is Stone Town, the ancient district of Zanzibar City. It will immerse you in East African Swahili culture and its Indian, Arabic, Persian and European influences. It’s a wonderful place to taste the local cuisine, also a blend of flavours from these different regions. Head to Forodhani Market here to experience the best of it; the suburb is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Jozani Chwaka National Bay Park is a huge area of biodiversity where you can go walking on nature trails. Zanzibar is famous for its beach life, so head to the castor sugar beaches of Nungwi on the far northern tip of Unguja Island. To save money that you can add to your sightseeing budget, look for good Zanzibar City flight deals on momondo.

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