Zanzibar to Nairobi flights from £161

Flights starting at £161. Choose between Precision Air, Kenya Airways, or Air Tanzania to find the best price.

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Book your trip to arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International, or Wilson. The distance between Zanzibar and Nairobi is 607 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Precision Air, Kenya Airways, Air Tanzania, Emirates, and Safarilink Aviation. Zanzibar and Nairobi have 154 direct flights per week.

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Kenya Airways on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

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

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Kenya COVID-19 travel restrictions

Your trip summary

Most travelers from Tanzania can enter Kenya, but there are restrictions.

Departure

Visa requirements
  • Visa is not required
Forms and documents
  • Mandatory proof of COVID-19 vaccination for Kenya
  • Passenger locator form may be required

Return

Travel restrictions
  • Travel is allowed with restrictions
  • Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test result is not required for vaccinated travelers
  • Quarantine is not required for vaccinated travelers
Visa requirements
  • Visa is not required
Forms and documents
  • Mandatory proof of COVID-19 vaccination for Tanzania
  • Mandatory health surveillance form for Zanzibar

Information is provided as guidance only and accurate at the time of publishing. Always check government websites and airline materials before booking and traveling.

Learn more about COVID-19 restrictions in Kenya in our dedicated Stories article.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Zanzibar to Nairobi?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Zanzibar and Nairobi takes around 1.7 hours.
What is the flight distance between Zanzibar and Nairobi?
The flight distance between Zanzibar and Nairobi is 607 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Zanzibar and Nairobi?
Several carriers operate flights between Zanzibar and Nairobi. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Precision Air, Kenya Airways, Safarilink Aviation.
What are the most popular routes to and from Zanzibar?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam, Mombasa, Arusha, Entebbe, Mount Kilimanjaro, London, Lusaka, Kigali, Pemba Island, Muscat, Mwanza, Cape Town, New Delhi, Stockholm, Melbourne, Sydney, Johannesburg, Birmingham, Singapore, Winnipeg.
What are the most popular routes to and from Nairobi?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Nairobi and Mombasa, London, Malindi, Kisumu, Ukunda, Entebbe, Eldoret, Singapore, Lamu, Addis Ababa, Johannesburg, Juba, Kigali, New Delhi, Bangkok, Durban, Dubai, Paris, Port Elizabeth, Victoria Falls.
What airports are near Zanzibar?
The main airport in Zanzibar is Abeid Amani Karume International. It is also served by Abeid Amani Karume International.
What airports are near Nairobi?
The main airport in Nairobi is Jomo Kenyatta International. It is also served by Arusha, Amboseli, Nanyuki.
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