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Find cheap flights from Zanzibar to Johannesburg from R4 758

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight from Zanzibar to OR Tambo departing on 3/7. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap flight deals from Zanzibar to OR Tambo (ZNZ-JNB)

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from Zanzibar to OR Tambo that are departing in the next months. While these flights were available on KAYAK in the last 72 hours, prices and availability are subject to change and deals may expire.
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3:40 - 15:50ZNZ-JNB
13h 10m1 stop
12:10 - 1:35JNB-ZNZ
12h 25m1 stop
R10 888Kenya Airways
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Fri, Apr 26 - Wed, May 1
3:40 - 0:15ZNZ-JNB
21h 35m1 stop
12:10 - 19:50JNB-ZNZ
6h 40m1 stop
R10 907Kenya Airways
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Fri, Apr 26 - Wed, May 1
3:40 - 0:15ZNZ-JNB
21h 35m1 stop
12:10 - 11:10JNB-ZNZ
22h 00m2 stops
R11 414Kenya Airways
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Fri, Apr 26 - Wed, May 1
3:40 - 15:50ZNZ-JNB
13h 10m1 stop
1:15 - 11:10JNB-ZNZ
8h 55m2 stops
R11 433Kenya Airways
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Fri, Apr 26 - Tue, Apr 30
16:15 - 3:55ZNZ-JNB
12h 40m2 stops
8:20 - 15:15JNB-ZNZ
29h 55m2 stops
R12 110Ethiopian Air
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Sat, Apr 27 - Wed, May 1
16:15 - 13:05ZNZ-JNB
21h 50m2 stops
8:20 - 15:15JNB-ZNZ
29h 55m2 stops
R13 144Ethiopian Air
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Sat, Apr 27 - Wed, May 1
20:40 - 8:00ZNZ-JNB
36h 20m3 stops
1:15 - 19:50JNB-ZNZ
17h 35m1 stop
R13 840Kenya Airways
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Sat, Apr 27 - Tue, Apr 30
3:40 - 15:50ZNZ-JNB
13h 10m1 stop
1:15 - 9:20JNB-ZNZ
7h 05m1 stop
R14 010Kenya Airways
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Fri, Apr 26 - Tue, Apr 30
20:40 - 8:00ZNZ-JNB
36h 20m3 stops
17:00 - 11:10JNB-ZNZ
17h 10m2 stops
R14 160Kenya Airways
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Sat, Apr 27 - Wed, May 1
3:40 - 9:45ZNZ-JNB
7h 05m1 stop
1:15 - 11:10JNB-ZNZ
8h 55m2 stops
R14 743Kenya Airways
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Fri, Apr 26 - Tue, Apr 30

Flights from Zanzibar to OR Tambo - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from Zanzibar to OR Tambo to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Zanzibar to Johannesburg?

The average price of all flights from Zanzibar to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
If your flying dates are flexible, you should consider flying to Johannesburg on a Sunday, as we generally find the cheapest rates on that day for this route. On the other hand, Thursday is the most expensive day to fly from Zanzibar to Johannesburg. For your return ticket, we recommend flying on a Tuesday and avoiding Sundays for the best deals.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Zanzibar to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Zanzibar to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the median of all values for each month.
The cheapest month for flights from Zanzibar to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport is September, where tickets cost R9 854 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are August and January, where the average cost of tickets is R12 298 and R12 261 respectively.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Zanzibar to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Zanzibar to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the average of all the values for each month.
To get a below average price on the flight from Zanzibar to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, you should book around 1 week before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 11 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Zanzibar to Johannesburg?

The cheapest price for the route for each airline clicked by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours.
The cheapest return flight ticket from Zanzibar to Johannesburg found by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours was for R10 888 on Kenya Airways, followed by Ethiopian Air (R12 110). One-way flight deals have also been found from as low as R5 378 on FlySafair and from R6 149 on Kenya Airways.

Which airlines fly direct between Zanzibar and Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?

Airline and price data is aggregated from results in KAYAK’s search results from the last 2 weeks for flights from Zanzibar to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport.
There is just one airline that flies from Zanzibar to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport direct and that is FlySafair. The best one-way deal found from FlySafair for the route is R5 871.

How many flights are there between Zanzibar and Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport per day?

There is a maximum of 1 direct flight a day that takes off from Zanzibar and lands in Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, with an average flight time of 3h 45m. The most common departure time is 14:00 and most flights take off in the afternoon. Each week, there are 2 flights.

Which cabin class options are there for flights between Zanzibar and Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?

The average price of flights for each cabin class for the route found by users searching on KAYAK over the last 2 weeks.
There is only one cabin class option available for the route, which is Economy. Perform a search on KAYAK to find the latest prices and availability for all cabin fares, which differ across airlines.

What’s the earliest departure time from Zanzibar to Johannesburg?

Early birds can take the earliest flight from Zanzibar at 14:25 and will be landing in Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport at 17:10.

What’s the latest departure time from Zanzibar to Johannesburg?

If you prefer to fly at night, the latest flight from Zanzibar to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport jets off at 14:25 and lands at 17:10.

Good to know

Low season

August

High season

December

Cheapest flight

R4 758
Best time to beat the crowds but there is an average 9% increase in price.
Most popular time to fly and prices are also 4% lower on average.
Flight from Zanzibar to Johannesburg

When to book flights from Zanzibar to OR Tambo

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Zanzibar to OR Tambo based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
Estimated return price
KAYAK looks at all historical flight data for each date to provide a predicted price for one-way trips or returns with a duration up to 40 days. While we try to provide actual minimum prices for each date, some prices are predictions and actual prices may differ.

FAQs for booking Zanzibar to Johannesburg flights

  • What is the cheapest flight from Zanzibar to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Zanzibar to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport was R253 for a one-way ticket and R579 for a return.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from Zanzibar to Johannesburg?

    The Boeing 737-800 is the aircraft model that flies most regularly on the Zanzibar to Johannesburg flight route.

  • On which days can I fly direct from Zanzibar to Johannesburg?

    You can catch a direct flight from Zanzibar to Johannesburg on Tuesday, and Saturday.

  • Which is the best airline for flights from Zanzibar to Johannesburg, Kenya Airways or Ethiopian Air?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Zanzibar to Johannesburg are Kenya Airways and Ethiopian Air. With an average price for the route of R11 733 and an overall rating of 7,1, Kenya Airways is the most popular choice. Ethiopian Air is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of R9 594 and an overall rating of 7,3.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from Zanzibar to Johannesburg?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Zanzibar to Johannesburg.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from Zanzibar to Johannesburg?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Johannesburg from Zanzibar is likely to change within 7 days, so travellers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from Zanzibar to Johannesburg?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional return ticket. You could then fly to Johannesburg with an airline and back to Zanzibar with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Zanzibar to Johannesburg?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Johannesburg from Zanzibar up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight from Zanzibar to Johannesburg

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for R4 764 or less one-way.

Prefer to fly direct from Zanzibar Kisauni to Johannesburg OR Tambo?

Find which airlines fly direct from Kisauni to OR Tambo, which days they fly and book direct flights.

Direct departures

Zanzibar Kisauni to Johannesburg OR Tambo

Tuesday

FlySafair

FlySafair

Saturday

FlySafair

FlySafair

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Direct returns

Johannesburg OR Tambo to Zanzibar Kisauni

Tuesday

FlySafair

FlySafair

Saturday

FlySafair

FlySafair

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Top 3 airlines serving from Zanzibar to OR Tambo

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from Zanzibar to Johannesburg. Airline scores are aggregated from all reviews left by passengers on KAYAK after flying with an airline. KAYAK doesn’t show reviews that are older than 5 years. Learn how KAYAK collects reviews.
Need help choosing which airline to fly with from Zanzibar to OR Tambo? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to verified KAYAK customer reviews.
8,3
FlySafairOverall score based on 105 reviews
7,7comfort
6,6food
6,2entertainment
8,2boarding
8,7crew
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Very good experience considering that is low cost company. Good value for money.

8,0 ExcellentMilan, Jan 2024HLA - CPT
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Very good experience considering that is low cost company. Good value for money.

Make some provisions for non-disabled elderly people who don't require assistance necessarily but would appreciate not having to walks long distances or stand for prolonged periods of time. For example: Seats close to boarding gates. Not being required to climb down and up stairs to board and deplane if in rows 17 upwards. Not being required to stand in long queues in boarding tunnels waiting to board. Priority fast track through security points to avoid long queues in departure halls.

Great airline. Will use again. Keep up the great work though and maintain your customer retention. And please keep an eye on the bottom line and stay in business for decades to come and grow from strength to strength.

For the first time ever we had a grumpy check in agent. I got told off for not having a lock on my bag and she looked seriously put out that we were checking in as a group of 7. Very unusual as I fly regularly with Safair and all the staff have always been super friendly.

Free or minimal cost water available in recyclable cups on board would be very welcome! Everything else was great!

Seats are small. But I guess that will not change on my behalf. Otherwise their service is great.

Loved our Cabin Crew you could tell they enjoyed there job. The Chief Stuart was a delight. What a great way to start our day with such a positive company.

Pros: "crew insisting everyone covers mouth and nose with the mask"
Cons: "surprised to see no separation between people,"
Pros: "Seat could be wider or a business class option would be welcome"

The flight was one hour late. The food is mediocre and the screen was broken

Seat in front of my wife was broken so it reclined further than normal and without having to push the recline button so my wife had absolutely no room the entire 17 hour flight. My seat was broken and wouldn't recline at all. Also.. my tray table was sticky and dirty right away before I even used it. Also...the floor in the back of the plane from our row of seats on back was totally soaked and both times we landed water came rushing out of the food/servant area like a flood onto the same already wet carpet. It got everything wet that was placed around our feet...including our shoes and socks.

The entertainment (movies) blockbuster and classics never change. I am a frequent Ethiopian flyer and this should be addressed. Not much changed from my summer flight and my December flight. It is annoying - surely you can update the selections more often. Same with food options. It becomes extremely boring to be offered the same exact meals from Washington to Addis to Maputo every trip, each time. AS

Entertainment was very poor. Couldn’t watch anything. Ear pieces were the wrong type .

The check in staff was amazing. Best customer service! The plane was old! My entertainment on the first flight didn't work at all, in my seat or in the seat next to me. The bathroom doors were old and troublesome. One of the bathrooms, the whole sink panel was broken. Everything felt old and falling apart. The airline stewardesses were amazing and quite hospitable. When there were delays, they kept us well informed. Transit was GREAT! I wasn't sure how I would make it to my next flight in 1 1/2 hours but the security lines were short and efficient. The C gates in Addis Ababa were CROWDED! That whole space downstairs was too crowded and challenging to manuever. I usually fly Ethiopian within Africa and was interested to see how the experience would be intercontinental. Overall, I would choose it again if it was cheaper than Delta/Air France or Lufthansa/KLM. I wouldn't make it a first choice if the prices were the same because the planes are so old! The food and entertainment also weren't as good. Good selection of movies but as I mentioned, on the first flight they didn't work at all (I slept so it was okay) and the 2nd flight it was glitchy. All in all, I didn't hate it but it would be a first choice only if it's cheaper.

Hot, uncomfortable and very rough take off and landing. Very regrettable.

Entertainment system poor - couldn't hear, no flight info etc.

Cons: "First of all, my flight had no option to plug my cellphone, there was no TV screen and no WiFi.. they served some loaf of bread cut in half with some spices inside and called it dinner! But the most disappointing thing is the fact is that they LOST BOTH OF MY LUGGAGE BAGS, and the most they could offer me is $50 compensation (my belongings worth thousands of dollars) And even this I would have to claim from my “home country” which is completely unreasonable as my home country isn’t the one lost my luggage, the airlines had! Beyond shocked, disappointed and aggravated, this was my first time flying this airlines and I promise you it’s the last. Won’t recommend to anyone."
Pros: "Nothing noteworthy was done well."
Cons: "The boarding staff is incompetent resulting in a 2+ hour boarding time. No control or concern for boarding zones, multiple unnecessary and inconsistent ticket checks, and unclear process. If you took 300 toddlers, made 50 of them gate agents and said board an airplane, you would get about the same result. Food and crew in flight were mediocre. Entertainment system in the seat back doesn’t work, shuts off in the middle of films, and is for some reason controlled by the wrong arm rest. I was in the aisle seat, my arm rest control panel did not control anything, but every time my neighbor shifted her arm it changed the volume on my system. Ethiopian airlines is what failure looks like."
Pros: "The efficiency of the whole process"
Cons: "The cabin attendants need to be warmer and more friendly"

Paid an extra USD 100 for so-called Comfort seats. All of these (the bulkhead seats) had parents with babies and infants who were screaming much of the time. One mother even decided to change nappies on the seat. This was anything but comfort!

Front section of economy cabin is better than rear. Paid for seats selected.

Good flight. Paid for seats sat the frront section of the economy. Better than rear cabin.

Flight was delayed for 9 hours. We finally arrived ved at 0435hrs instead of 1950hrs the previous day. No compensation was provided.

It has been 1 week since arriving at my destination and I still have not recieved my kite surfing bags. Office will not communicate properly on location or when my bags will arrive. No advice on what to do on luggage that has not arrived in over a week. Simply not happy with Kenya airways at the moment.

Excellent. They canceled our flight & put us up for the night. Then upgraded us. We are impressed

My flight from Nairobi to nyc. My seat made noise and moved around. The two toilets in the back didn’t work well cause you didn’t know if someone was in there cause the light didn’t work. The bathroom doors didn’t lock well either, so I walked in on someone. The crew wasn’t quick or super helpful. When I went to get something they were chatting and they would look at me, continue on with their conversation and finally I would interrupt to get a drink.

The flight attendants on this flight were incredible! One even gave me her own dinner when my special meal order wasn’t transferred due to a flight delay! She insisted and I was so grateful. That is going above and beyond! The issue I had with the flight was with Lufthansa support. I missed my connection due to a flight delay and they wouldn’t rebook online, only in person. This took a lot of time and visits to the airport waiting for a Lufthansa agent to arrive 5 hours later than posted and almost paying full-fare price for the new flights and refusal to add my special meal orders. It made for a challenging journey home and I didn’t feel valued as a customer.

If my flight from Heathrow to Nairobi had not been cancelled I would’ve been in kisumu to fly back! And I have still not had my refund! So you have my cash and I’ve got nothing in return. Wonderful!

Great job in making sure that the customer is always having a great time

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from Zanzibar to Johannesburg found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
3/7Wed
2 stops
14h 45mZNZ-JNB
R4 758
24/7Wed
2 stops
14h 40mZNZ-JNB
R4 795
26/6Wed
2 stops
14h 45mZNZ-JNB
R4 814
4/5Sat
directFlySafair
3h 45mZNZ-JNB
R5 378
3/5Fri
1 stopKenya Airways
7h 05mZNZ-JNB
R6 149
24/6Mon
1 stopKenya Airways
24h 50mZNZ-JNB
R6 337
3/5Fri
2 stopsUganda Airlines
18h 30mZNZ-JNB
R6 977
25/6Tue
directFlySafair
3h 45mZNZ-JNB
R7 447
4/5Sat
4 stopsEthiopian Air
42h 15mZNZ-JNB
R15 420
24/7Wed
4 stopsEthiopian Air
47h 45mZNZ-JNB
R18 579

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Last minute flights from Zanzibar to OR Tambo

Last minute flight, train and bus deals

 
These last-minute flight deals are the cheapest flights found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours for flights from Zanzibar to Johannesburg that are departing in the next 10 days.
18/4Thu
multi-stopEthiopian Air
21h 50mZNZ-JNB
24/4Wed
multi-stopEthiopian Air
23h 45mJNB-ZNZ
R9 365
18/4Thu
multi-stop
13h 20mZNZ-JNB
23/4Tue
multi-stop
16h 50mJNB-ZNZ
R9 929
17/4Wed
multi-stopKenya Airways
21h 35mZNZ-JNB
24/4Wed
multi-stopKenya Airways
25h 50mJNB-ZNZ
R10 061
17/4Wed
multi-stopKenya Airways
7h 05mZNZ-JNB
23/4Tue
multi-stopKenya Airways
17h 35mJNB-ZNZ
R10 587
18/4Thu
multi-stop
13h 20mZNZ-JNB
23/4Tue
multi-stop
8h 55mJNB-ZNZ
R11 020
17/4Wed
multi-stopKenya Airways
13h 10mZNZ-JNB
24/4Wed
multi-stopKenya Airways
22h 00mJNB-ZNZ
R11 114
18/4Thu
multi-stop
13h 20mZNZ-JNB
24/4Wed
multi-stop
28h 40mJNB-ZNZ
R11 809
17/4Wed
multi-stop
12h 05mZNZ-JNB
23/4Tue
multi-stop
16h 50mJNB-ZNZ
R11 960
17/4Wed
multi-stop
8h 15mZNZ-JNB
23/4Tue
multi-stop
16h 50mJNB-ZNZ
R12 449
18/4Thu
multi-stopEthiopian Air
42h 15mZNZ-JNB
24/4Wed
multi-stopEthiopian Air
23h 45mJNB-ZNZ
R17 206

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Zanzibar - Johannesburg Flights

Departure:

Zanzibar (ZNZ)Tanzania

Destination:

Johannesburg (JNB)South Africa

Return flight deals:

Johannesburg - Zanzibar

Cabin classes:

R8 425