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Travelers usually depart from Jomo Kenyatta International, or Wilson when they travel from Nairobi to Zanzibar. The distance between Nairobi and Zanzibar is 602 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Precision Air, Kenya Airways, Air Tanzania, Safarilink Aviation, and Air Kenya. Nairobi and Zanzibar have 71 direct flights per week.

Weekly direct flights

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Number of flights1713710-1311
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Kenya Airways on Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Precision Air on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

Check-in for a flight from Nairobi to Zanzibar

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during booking
Precision AirPRFPWYes
Kenya AirwaysKQAKQYes
Air TanzaniaATCTCYes
Safarilink AviationXLKF2Yes
Air KenyaXAKP2Yes

Online check-in is not available for these airlines.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Nairobi to Zanzibar?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Nairobi and Zanzibar takes around 1.6 hours.
What is the flight distance between Nairobi and Zanzibar?
The flight distance between Nairobi and Zanzibar is 602 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Nairobi and Zanzibar?
Several carriers operate flights between Nairobi and Zanzibar. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Precision Air, Kenya Airways.
What are the most popular routes to and from Nairobi?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Nairobi and Mombasa, Malindi, Ukunda, Kisumu, Entebbe, Eldoret, London, Lamu, Melbourne, Perth, Dublin, Dar es Salaam, Sydney, Mumbai, Juba, Maasai Mara, Kigali, Addis Ababa, Durban, Helsinki.
What are the most popular routes to and from Zanzibar?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Zanzibar and Mount Kilimanjaro, Mombasa, London, Kigali, Dublin, Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Johannesburg, Durban, Entebbe, Blantyre, Brussels, Bangkok, Port Elizabeth, Marrakesh, Mwanza, Pemba, Pemba Island, New Delhi, Harare.
Which airports are there in Nairobi?
Nairobi is mainly served by Jomo Kenyatta International. But there are other airports nearby, including Wilson.
What airports are near Nairobi?
The main airport in Nairobi is Jomo Kenyatta International. It is also served by Arusha, Nanyuki, Amboseli.
What airports are near Zanzibar?
The main airport in Zanzibar is Abeid Amani Karume International. It is also served by Abeid Amani Karume International.
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