The cheapest times to fly from LAX to ZNZ are

  • January 15th to February 4th
  • April 2nd to May 13th
  • August 20th to December 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 LAX to ZNZ is mid October. Prices can be as high as $3524 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $940 for Monday flights around mid October.


When to Fly to Zanzibar City

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Zanzibar (ZNZ) will usually cost between $1080 to $2509 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid October with an average ticket price of $1081. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $3297. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2216 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1517 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to ZNZ flight.

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

LAX to ZNZ Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LAX to ZNZ flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Los Angeles. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ZNZ, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into LAX. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Zanzibar City, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Los Angeles. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $173 (10%) 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 $1559. Return trip prices are from the ZNZ to LAX 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 LAX to ZNZ can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 19 hour 4 minutes may not 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 not usually a nonstop flight from LAX to ZNZ while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) in Dar Es Salaam

  • 45 miles (72 km) away from ZNZ
  • Usually 37.94% less expensive than ZNZ
  • 1-layover flights available

See LAX to DAR flights


Flight Hacking LAX 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 LAX to ZNZ — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1113
  • Average savings: $405 (26.66%)

See LAX to NBO flights

Hack #2: Milan (LAX > MXP > ZNZ)

  • Price for both tickets: $1177
  • Average savings: $340 (22.41%)

See LAX to MXP flights

Hack #3: Muscat (LAX > MCT > ZNZ)

  • Price for both tickets: $1221
  • Average savings: $296 (19.51%)

See LAX to MCT flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 21 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Alaska, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, Finnair, Iberia, Kenya Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, South African, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Abeid Amani Karume International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 10045 miles or 16166 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to ZNZ flight is about 19 hour 4 minutes.

How many flights go between Los Angeles, CA and Zanzibar?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 60 available flights from LAX to ZNZ.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LAX
Origination airport name Los Angeles International Airport
City Los Angeles, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.9
Longitude -118.4

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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