The cheapest times to fly from ZNZ to NBO are

  • January 29th to August 5th (except the weeks of February 5th, February 19th, and April 9th)

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 NBO is early August. Prices can be as high as $387 for Thursday flights during mid December, or as low as $297 for Monday flights around early August.


When to Fly to Nairobi

Flying from Zanzibar (ZNZ) to Nairobi (NBO) will usually cost between $297 to $372 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early August with an average ticket price of $297. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $354. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $57 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $298 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ZNZ to NBO flight.

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

ZNZ to NBO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ZNZ to NBO flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Zanzibar City. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.5, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Nairobi, and Tuesdays are the most expensive days to return to Zanzibar City. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $7 (2%) 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 $298. Return trip prices are from the NBO 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 NBO can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 39 minutes may be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from ZNZ to NBO while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) in Kilimanjaro

  • 146 miles (235 km) away from NBO
  • Usually 33.22% less expensive than NBO
  • Nonstop flights available

See ZNZ to JRO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Air India, Coastal Aviation, Ethiopian, Fly540, Kenya Airways, PrecisionAir, Saudia, South African, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Abeid Amani Karume International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 374 miles or 602 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ZNZ to NBO flight is about 1 hour 39 minutes.

How many flights go between Zanzibar and Nairobi?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 41 available flights from ZNZ to NBO.


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 NBO
Destination airport name Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
City Nairobi
Country Kenya
Latitude -1.3
Longitude 36.9


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