The cheapest times to fly from ZNZ to IAD are

  • January 15th to April 8th
  • April 30th to May 20th
  • September 10th to December 2nd (except the weeks of September 17th and September 24th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from ZNZ to IAD is early October. Prices can be as high as $2312 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $1107 for Monday flights around early October.


When to Fly to Washington

Flying from Zanzibar (ZNZ) to Washington, DC (IAD) will usually cost between $1253 to $1740 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early October with an average ticket price of $1249. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1907. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $658 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1332 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ZNZ to IAD flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the ZNZ to IAD route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

ZNZ to IAD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ZNZ to IAD flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Zanzibar City. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to IAD, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into ZNZ. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $96 (7%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1337. Return trip prices are from the IAD to ZNZ flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from ZNZ to IAD can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 13 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking ZNZ to IAD

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from ZNZ to IAD — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Istanbul (ZNZ > IST > IAD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1139
  • Average savings: $193 (14.49%)

See ZNZ to NBO flights

Hack #2: Nairobi (ZNZ > NBO > IAD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1206
  • Average savings: $126 (9.43%)

See ZNZ to IST flights

Hack #3: Milan (ZNZ > MXP > IAD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1226
  • Average savings: $106 (7.96%)

See ZNZ to MXP flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ZNZ to IAD? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 19 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, Iberia, Kenya Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Saudia, Singapore Airlines, South African, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Washington Dulles International Airport to Abeid Amani Karume International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7913 miles or 12735 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from ZNZ to IAD?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ZNZ to IAD flight is about 15 hour 13 minutes.

How many flights go between Zanzibar and Washington, DC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from ZNZ to IAD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ZNZ
Origination airport name Abeid Amani Karume International Airport
City Zanzibar
Country Tanzania
Latitude -6.2
Longitude 39.2

Return Airport

Destination code IAD
Destination airport name Washington Dulles International Airport
City Washington, DC
Country the United States
Latitude 38.9
Longitude -77.5


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