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Fares from $485 One Way, $661 Round Trip from Washington to Zanzibar

Prices starting at $661 for return flights and $485 for one-way flights to Zanzibar were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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Destination Airport IATA CodeDAR
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Cheap Flights from Washington DC to Zanzibar

The Best DC Airports

Before you call airlines looking for flights from Washington, DC, you should check with Orbitz.com. The two major airports in DC are Washington Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Alaska Airlines, US Airways, and Frontier Airlines handle domestic flights from Ronald Reagan, while Virgin America, ExpressJet Airlines, and Colgan Air operate out of Washington Dulles. Ronald Reagan is only three miles from the downtown area, and Washington Dulles is 26 miles from downtown.

Long-Term Parking Options

The five parking lots at Ronald Reagan offer daily and hourly parking rates, and the airport charges $20 per day for parking in the long-term lots. The economy lot only charges $12 per day, but this lot is open and uncovered. Washington Dulles has two long-term parking lots that charge $17 per day and one economy lot that charges $10 per day. For $30, you can use valet parking.

Public Transportation Choices

The Metrorail and Metrobus make at least one stop at each airport every day. The stops are clearly marked around the city, and you can find maps that help you find the correct line. Taxis are not as low cost as the public transportation options because the drivers charge a pickup fee, baggage fee, fee per mile, and a fee for any time that the driver must wait.

Places to Eat

Both airports offer a range of dining options. Washington Dulles is home to Dulles to Go, Five Guys, Subway, and Wendy's, while Ronald Reagan has Dunkin' Donuts, Euro Cafe, and Jerry's Subs & Pizza. Once you have something to eat, you can browse through the sales at some of the shops surrounding the restaurants. If you want to enjoy your vacation, use Orbitz.com to look for flights from Washington DC.

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.

^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.