Cheap flights to Harare

Flights to Harare in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 10% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average price$2,177Average for return flights in January 2022

Can I fly to Harare from New Zealand right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from New Zealand to Harare

Most visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Harare.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 48 hours before departing to Harare.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from New Zealand are not required to quarantine after entering Harare.

Can I fly back to New Zealand from Harare?

Returning to New Zealand from Harare

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Harare are not required to quarantine after entering New Zealand.

When is the best time to fly to Harare?

Average Harare flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month



$1,701 - $3,154



15 - 22 °C



2 - 191 mm

Flying to Harare in August is usually considered the best time to fly. However, you will find other deals are always available year round. November tends to be the warmest period in Harare so if you are looking for sun or warmer climates then look to fly around this time. January is the wettest if you need to factor this in to your plans.

When is the best time to book a flight to Harare?

To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Harare, you should look to book at least 59 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Harare?

Monday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Harare. Flying on Friday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Harare?

At the moment, flights in the afternoon are likely to offer the best value for money for your Harare trip. A flight in the morning will more often than not be of higher cost.

How long is the flight to Harare?

Flights from New Zealand airports to Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport (HRE) in Zimbabwe are lengthy. The shorter flights generally last just over 32h and the longer ones can take well over two days of travel time. Harare flight deals with departures from Auckland Airport (AKL) tend to be the better choices, with journeys lasting approximately 32h, while those from Christchurch Airport (CHC) take about 33h 30min to the Zimbabwean capital.

Are there direct flights to Harare?

Unfortunately, direct flights from New Zealand to Harare are not currently available, and even the more convenient service involves at least two connections. You should expect layovers at Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) and O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) when flying from either Auckland or Christchurch. New Zealand flights can also make connections at Kuala Lumpur (KUL) and Dubai (DXB) enroute to Harare. Layover times vary in length, and some flights will require overnight stays with separate check-in procedures at host airports.

How do you get from Harare Airport to the city centre?

Unfortunately, your options to get from Robert Gabriel Mugabe International, Harare, to the city centre are somewhat limited due to the lack of public transport between the two locations. Additionally, rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft are not available. There is, however, an airport taxi service, which can take you to Central Harare in about 25min, and several local and international providers operate from the airport’s onsite car hire centre, at the international passenger terminal. A private shuttle service (CMED) is also available from this location.

What are some things to do in Harare?

Most first-time visitors to Harare, Zimbabwe, are welcomed by a cosmopolitan metropolis with plentiful jacarandas and flamboyant trees adding vibrant colour in every direction. The capital city sits high on the Highveld plateau, and there are scenic views to be had beyond the city limits. Downtown Harare has several places of interest for tourists who wish to make an immediate start to their explorations. Apart from the central business district, National Heroes Acre is a monument to fallen patriots, and National Gallery of Zimbabwe at Harare Gardens curates important collections of Shona art. Further north, you can explore Alexandra Park and Harare Botanical Gardens, home to several specimens of local flora and fauna. Mukuvisi Woodlands and Kaka Camp Game Park are wildlife and safari parks, east of the city, that are extremely popular with tourists. There are several large golf courses, like Chapman Golf Club, and Harare Sports Club, which has hosted important league and international rugby, football and cricket fixtures. Zimbabwean cuisine tends to be spicy, perhaps in keeping with the country’s exotic nature, but tasty nevertheless. Among the most popular local dishes are sadza, bota (porridge) and madhumbe (yams), and some are prepared with peanuts, so read the menu carefully before ordering. If you can get there in late April/early May, Harare International Festival of the Arts is one of the largest arts festivals on the continent and the crown jewel of the country’s cultural events calendar.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly to Harare?

New Zealand citizens travelling with a valid passport will receive a Visa on Arrival (VOA) at Robert Gabriel Mugabe International, which is good for a 90-day stay. VOA fees are approximately $ 55 (NZ$ 76) for single entry and $ 70 (NZ$ 97) for double entry visas.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Harare?

Most people fly into Harare (HRE) if they book a flight to Harare. Harare is conveniently located just 12.3 km from Harare’s city center.

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