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Fly London Heathrow to Zanzibar

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Zanzibar (ZNZ)

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Fly London Heathrow to Dar es Salaam, ferry

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Dar es Salaam (DAR)
  2. Take the ferry from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar

Fly London City to Zanzibar

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Zanzibar (ZNZ)

Train to Southampton, fly to Zanzibar

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Zanzibar (ZNZ)

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Zanzibar

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Zanzibar (ZNZ)

Fly London Stansted to Zanzibar

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Zanzibar (ZNZ)

Train to London Luton, fly to Zanzibar

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Zanzibar (ZNZ)

London Heathrow (LHR) to Zanzibar (ZNZ) flights

The flight time between London Heathrow (LHR) and Zanzibar (ZNZ) is around 15h 10m and covers a distance of around 7442 km. This includes an average layover time of around 3h 56m. Services are operated by Air France, KLM, Kenya Airways and others. Typically 176 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

176 Weekly Planes
15h 10m Average Duration
$423 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from London to Zanzibar is to fly which costs £300 - £950 and takes 13h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Zanzibar is to train and fly which costs £420 - £1,400 and takes 13h 24m.

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The distance between London and Zanzibar is 7430 km.

It takes approximately 13h 35m to get from London to Zanzibar, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from London Heathrow Airport to Zanzibar Airport. The quickest flight takes 11h and has one stopover.

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Zanzibar is 3h ahead of London. It is currently 9:11 AM in London and 12:11 PM in Zanzibar.

Air France, KLM, Ethiopian Airlines and seven other airlines offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Zanzibar Airport.

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There are 117+ hotels available in Zanzibar. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 14 min and costs £4 - £35.

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Map of how to get from London to Zanzibar.
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  • Distance: 7429.6 km
  • Duration: 13h 35m

What companies run services between London, England and Zanzibar, Zanzibar Central/South, Tanzania?

Air France, KLM and 14 other airlines fly from London Paddington to Zanzibar hourly.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Zanzibar via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$650 - $3,100
Flights from London City to Zanzibar via Amsterdam Schiphol, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
14h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,600
Flights from London City to Zanzibar via Frankfurt, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
15h 10m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,600
Flights from Southampton to Zanzibar via Geneva, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
16h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,600
Flights from London Gatwick to Zanzibar via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
12h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,600
Flights from London Gatwick to Zanzibar via Istanbul, Kilimanjaro
Ave. Duration
15h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,600
Flights from London Heathrow to Dar es Salaam via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $3,400
Flights from London Stansted to Zanzibar via Budapest, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
14h 50m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$600 - $6,000
Flights from London Stansted to Zanzibar via Bucharest Otopeni, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
15h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$600 - $6,000
Flights from London Stansted to Zanzibar via Luxembourg, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $6,000
Flights from London Luton to Zanzibar via Budapest, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
15h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,600
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Zanzibar via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
13h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $3,500
Flights from London City to Zanzibar via Amsterdam Schiphol, Nairobi
Ave. Duration
15h 42m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $6,000
Flights from Southampton to Zanzibar via Amsterdam Schiphol, Nairobi
Ave. Duration
21h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,400
Flights from London Heathrow to Dar es Salaam via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $3,000
Flights from London Stansted to Zanzibar via Amsterdam Schiphol, Nairobi
Ave. Duration
15h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,400
Flights from London Luton to Zanzibar via Paris Charles de Gaulle, Nairobi
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,400
Flights from London Luton to Zanzibar via Amsterdam Schiphol, Nairobi
Ave. Duration
15h 20m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,400
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Zanzibar via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $2,900
Flights from London City to Zanzibar via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$750 - $3,900
Flights from London City to Zanzibar via Amsterdam Schiphol, Nairobi
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$750 - $3,900
Flights from Southampton to Zanzibar via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
24h 40m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,700
Flights from Southampton to Zanzibar via Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
24h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,700
Flights from London Heathrow to Dar es Salaam via Amsterdam Schiphol, Kilimanjaro
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$650 - $3,700
Flights from London Heathrow to Dar es Salaam via Amsterdam Schiphol, Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $3,700
Flights from London Luton to Zanzibar via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,700
Emirates
Website
emirates.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Zanzibar via Dubai
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $4,200
Flights from Southampton to Zanzibar via Amsterdam Schiphol, Dubai
Ave. Duration
18h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $2,000
Flights from London Gatwick to Zanzibar via Dubai
Ave. Duration
15h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $2,000
Flights from London Heathrow to Dar es Salaam via Dubai
Ave. Duration
14h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$750 - $4,600
Flights from London Stansted to Zanzibar via Dubai
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$850 - $6,500
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Zanzibar via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$490 - $3,500
Flights from London City to Zanzibar via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$750 - $3,900
Flights from Southampton to Zanzibar via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
24h 40m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,700
Flights from Southampton to Zanzibar via Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
24h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,700
Flights from London Heathrow to Dar es Salaam via Paris Charles de Gaulle, Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
13h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $3,800
Flights from London Luton to Zanzibar via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,700
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Southampton to Zanzibar via Amsterdam Schiphol, Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
18h 25m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$700 - $1,500
Flights from Southampton to Zanzibar via Amsterdam Schiphol, Rome
Ave. Duration
20h 25m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$700 - $1,500
Flights from London Gatwick to Zanzibar via Rome
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$700 - $1,500
Flights from London Gatwick to Zanzibar via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$700 - $1,500
Flights from London Stansted to Zanzibar via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$750 - $1,600
Flights from London Luton to Zanzibar via Barcelona, Rome
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$750 - $1,600
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Zanzibar via Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $3,700
Flights from London Heathrow to Dar es Salaam via Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $4,700
Flights from London Stansted to Zanzibar via Vienna, Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
16h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,700
Flights from London Luton to Zanzibar via Geneva, Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,600
Flights from London Luton to Zanzibar via Milan Malpensa, Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,600
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Zanzibar via Doha
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $3,700
Flights from Southampton to Zanzibar via Dublin, Doha
Ave. Duration
18h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,800
Flights from Southampton to Zanzibar via Amsterdam Schiphol, Doha
Ave. Duration
19h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $1,700
Flights from London Gatwick to Zanzibar via Doha
Ave. Duration
15h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $1,700
Flights from London Heathrow to Dar es Salaam via Doha
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$600 - $3,700
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Zanzibar via Doha
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $3,700
Flights from London City to Zanzibar via Edinburgh, Doha
Ave. Duration
18h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,800
Flights from Southampton to Zanzibar via Edinburgh, Doha
Ave. Duration
20h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,800
Flights from London Gatwick to Zanzibar via Doha
Ave. Duration
15h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $1,700
Flights from London Heathrow to Dar es Salaam via Doha
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$600 - $3,700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London City to Zanzibar via Frankfurt, Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,600
Flights from London City to Zanzibar via Frankfurt, Mombasa
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,900
Oman Air
Website
omanair.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Zanzibar via Muscat
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$480 - $4,700
Etihad
Website
etihad.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Zanzibar via Abu Dhabi
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$750 - $11,000
Airbus France
Website
airbus.com
Flights from London City to Zanzibar via Frankfurt, Mombasa
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,900
Flydubai
Website
flydubai.com
Flights from Southampton to Zanzibar via Amsterdam Schiphol, Dubai
Ave. Duration
18h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $2,000
Egyptair
Website
egyptair.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Dar es Salaam via Cairo
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $3,200
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Dar es Salaam via Kigali
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $9,000
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $21
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
$17 - $21
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $24
Off-Peak Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
$19 - $29
Ferry operators
Azam Marine
Phone
+255 22 2123324
Email
info@azammarine.com
Website
azammarine.com
Ferry from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Schedules at
azammarine.com
Economy
$35
Business
$40
VIP
$60
Royal
$80

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