The cheapest times to fly from DAR to ZNZ are

  • January 8th to February 11th
  • February 26th to March 25th
  • July 30th to December 16th

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 DAR to ZNZ is early November. Prices can be as high as $1245 for Monday flights during early to mid June, or as low as $278 for Saturday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Zanzibar City

Flying from Dar Es Salaam (DAR) to Zanzibar (ZNZ) will usually cost between $291 to $883 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $285. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid June, with an average price of $866. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $581 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $681 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DAR to ZNZ flight.

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

DAR to ZNZ Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DAR to ZNZ flight is cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Dar es Salaam. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $9.46, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ZNZ, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into DAR. Mondays are the most expensive days to fly to Zanzibar City, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Dar es Salaam. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $75 (9%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Saturday and returning a week later will cost an average of $582. Return trip prices are from the ZNZ to DAR 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 DAR to ZNZ can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 4 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking DAR to ZNZ

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 DAR to ZNZ — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Nairobi (DAR > NBO > ZNZ)

  • Price for both tickets: $583
  • Average savings: $99 (14.46%)

See DAR to NBO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Air India, Air Tanzania, Auric Air, Coastal Aviation, Ethiopian, Kenya Airways, PrecisionAir, Singapore Airlines, South African, ZanAir, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Abeid Amani Karume International Airport to Julius Nyerere International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 45 miles or 72 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DAR to ZNZ flight is about 1 hour 4 minutes.

How many flights go between Dar Es Salaam and Zanzibar?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 81 available flights from DAR to ZNZ.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code DAR
Origination airport name Julius Nyerere International Airport
City Dar Es Salaam
Country Tanzania
Latitude -6.9
Longitude 39.2

Return Airport

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


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