Users booking trips to Zanzibar from Zanzibar found flights 94% 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 month of February is, on average, the cheapest month to fly to Zanzibar from United States, with most prices found around $943. If you aren’t able to travel during the month of February, then book flights to Zanzibar from United States during March instead. Flights to Zanzibar in March, while not as cheap as those in February, still average around $950.
We recommend purchasing flights from United States to Zanzibar 56 days ahead of your departure date because this is when momondo users tend to see the best flight rates. On average, our users have found flights to Zanzibar for $1,177. Keep in mind that you might be able to find cheaper flights to Zanzibar at any time. In fact, our users found flights for as low as $742 in the past 72 hours.
The cheapest day to depart from United States to Zanzibar is on a Tuesday when prices can be found for as low as $1,027. When flying out on a Saturday, the most expensive travel day of the week, you can expect to see flight prices from United States to Zanzibar for around $1,255.
Our data shows that the cheapest United States to Zanzibar flights are usually those with departure times at noon. Our users have found flights to Zanzibar at noon for as low as $950. Flights to Zanzibar are more costly in the evening, with an average ticket price of $1,326. Departure times in the evening fall within the peak daily travel times, which is why tickets can be more expensive.
When planning your flight to Zanzibar, it is important to be aware that some months are not as ideal as others. Specifically, the months of March, April, or May could carry a higher chance of rain, as Zanzibar sees up to 5.1 inches or more. There are still things to do in Zanzibar even when it's raining, but be aware that rain is highly probable in the area. Those looking for a great museum with interesting exhibits should take time out of their trip to Zanzibar to go see House of Wonders. House of Wonders is particularly popular with tourists when the weather in Zanzibar is not ideal.
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 center), Tanga Airport (74 mi from Zanzibar city center) or Chake Chake Pemba Airport (75 mi from Zanzibar city center).
Prices vary based on where travelers are departing from, but on average, the cheapest airport to fly to in Zanzibar is Tanga Airport where the average price is $531pp. Users typically find the best prices when using momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.
Currently, Tanzania travel restrictions include travel to Zanzibar. Tanzania has not implemented any entry restrictions, but all arriving travelers are subject to medical screening upon arrival and the government is collecting tracking information for all international travelers. To enter Tanzania, passengers must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test, performed within the 72 hours prior to boarding their flight. Airline crew will be isolated if they are suspected of coronavirus infection. Airline crew arriving in Zanzibar (ZNZ) will be quarantined at the airline’s designated hotels. A completed “Health Form” must be presented to the Ministry of Health personnel upon arrival. If you are planning to travel to Zanzibar at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.