Flights from San Francisco to Zanzibar

San Francisco and Zanzibar airports and terminals

Airports in San Francisco CA, US

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    San Francisco Airport (SFO)

    Distance from City Center: 11.9 miles

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Airports in Zanzibar , TZ

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    Kisauni (ZNZ)

    Distance from City Center: 4.5 miles

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Flights to Zanzibar

San Francisco International Airport Information

The San Francisco International Airport (Highway 101 near the junction of Highway 380) is the primary commercial passenger airport serving San Francisco and the surrounding areas. The airport hosts most international and domestic airlines offering cheap flights from San Francisco. You can also use Orbitz.com to book an alternate flight out of Oakland International Airport (1 Oakland Drive, Oakland) or San Jose International Airport (2065 Airport Boulevard, San Jose).

Parking at San Francisco International Airport

San Francisco International's parking garages are a 10-minute walk or less from the gates, and there is free shuttle service from the long-term lots. Parking costs anywhere from $18 to $38 per day, depending on the option you choose. If you've used Orbitz.com to book your discount flights, you may have saved enough to justify spending the extra money to use the airport's valet parking service.

Ground Transportation Information

A taxi, limousine or shared-ride van to the airport will cost anywhere from $17 to $40. Factor in plenty of extra travel time for the 13-mile ride, as rush-hour traffic can be brutal. You can also use the public BART system or the SamTrans public bus service, both of which will cost you less than $10. Don't forget to use Orbitz.com before you leave to book a rental car in your destination city.

Restaurant Options at the Airport

The San Francisco airport has roughly 50 eateries where you can grab a coffee or have a light meal. Most of the restaurants and cafes are located within the terminals past the security checkpoint, but there are a few restaurants before you reach the security gates. Have a great flight to your final destination, and don't forget to use Orbitz.com the next time you're looking for cheap flights from San Francisco.

Flights to Zanzibar

Zanzibar is an archipelago in Tanzania consisting of the islands of Unguja and Pemba Island. Flights to Zanzibar arrive at the Zanzibar International Airport. The airport serving the archipelago sits on the island of Unguja and is located just 3.7 miles from historic Stone Town, the local government seat for the semi-autonomous island region. Reservations are available for tickets to Zanzibar from Orbitz.com. Airlines providing flight services for the airport include 1Time, Air Italy, Arkefly, Jetairfly, Neos and Oman Air among others.

Transportation from the Airport

Taxis are available at the airport to provide you with transportation into Stone Town. The taxis can be found in the taxi rank in front of the terminal. Prices for rides into town are provided in a fixed list but can be negotiated with the driver.

The Weather in Zanzibar

The climate in Zanzibar is hot year-round, with two rainy seasons that provide most of the precipitation during the year. Temperatures tend to hover around the low to mid 80s Fahrenheit from April to October, rising into the upper 80s and lower 90s from November through March. Lows throughout the year remain consistently in the 70s on average. The rainy seasons occur between March and May and November and December;April and May are the wettest months. Light clothing can be worn for most of the year due to the warmth of the climate.

Things to Do in Zanzibar

Visitors to Zanzibar should find plenty to do after their arrival on one of the incoming flights to Zanzibar. Several beaches provide the perfect locations to relax in after a long flight. Diving is a common activity, and dive shops are located throughout the island to provide guides and equipment rental.