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Flights to Asmara in 2021

Popular inJulyHigh demand for flights, 14% potential price rise
Cheapest inSeptemberBest time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price£494Average for round-trip flights in March 2021
Round-trip from£574From London to Asmara

COVID Restrictions

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Can I fly to Asmara right now?

Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Asmara along with the rest of Eritrea. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Eritrea has not implementeed any entry restrictions, but arriving travellers will be screened at Asmara International Airport (ASM). Travellers arriving from China must report their travel history, and may be quarantined at designated hospitals.. If you are looking to book a trip to Asmara and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about travelling during COVID-19.

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Cheapest prices for Asmara flights by month

January
£473
February
£434
March
£444
April
£456
May
£433
June
£440
July
£584
August
£452
September
£446
October
£483
November
£449
December
£522
Currently, May is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Asmara. Flying to Asmara in July will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Asmara?

LON - ASM
Price
£433 - £869
ASM
Temperature
18 - 26 °C
ASM
Rainfall
0 - 21 mm

Eritrea is good to visit all year round, though for many people the weather is a deciding factor. Asmara experiences a dry season, which lasts from December to April, and a wet season, which runs from May to September. Temperatures throughout the year are fairly constant, although the dry season tends to be slightly cooler.

The climate is at its best during the drier months, when temperatures are on average between 6 and 25 degrees Celsius. This is a more preferable time to visit the city, which results in increased prices for accommodation and flights to Asmara. Most visitors would prefer to avoid the wettest months, July and August, so this can be a good time to look for lower hotel rates and cheap flights to Asmara, if you’re travelling on a budget. The hottest months in the city are May and June, when temperatures can reach highs of 26 degrees Celsius. Why not visit at either Christmas time or during Eid to enjoy some festive celebrations?

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

Booking 57 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights to Asmara. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Asmara?

Sunday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Asmara. Flying on Saturday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Asmara?

Flights at midday are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Asmara. Flights in the afternoon are usually the most expensive.

City overview

Eritrea’s capital is filled with fascinating architecture, unique museums, and a bustling atmosphere. There are also several religious buildings of note in the city, such as the magnificent cathedral and the Al Khulafa Al Rashiudin Mosque with its rich heritage.

A trip to the Museum of Asmara offers visitors a chance to learn about the intriguing history of the region. This small but fascinating museum is a great place to while away an hour, especially if you are interested in archaeology, as the museum is home to some amazing ancient scrolls and inscribed tombs, as well as several finds from archaeological digs around the city. Another point of interest is the Sembel Archaeological Site, where visitors come to see first-hand some of the ancient artefacts associated with the region. Travellers who take flights to Asmara in search of culture should also make a visit to the opera house or the theatre in the city centre.

One of the must-see attractions near the city is the Denkalya Desert. The terrain here has been described as Martian, and it is truly magical with its colour scheme of bright sulphurous yellows, bright whites, and earthy browns.

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Getting around Asmara

Asmara has an extensive, and organised public transport system. There are clearly marked bus stops where you can hop on a public bus or mini bus throughout the town centre, and these will take you to the key sights in Asmara. Taking a taxi is also an option, and remember that taxi prices in Asmara are much cheaper if you choose to take a shared taxi with other people rather than a contract taxi just for yourself. A shared taxi might take a little longer to take you to your destination, as it drops other people off first. Make sure to negotiate the price before departure.

Getting from the Airport to the City

Visitors who take flights to Asmara International Airport (ASM) will find the city centre located just 3.7 miles (6 km) away. There are regular buses from the airport to the centre: the journey takes half an hour. These buses leave every 30 minutes between early morning and late evening each day, and the fare is very reasonable. The other main option is to take a private taxi from those waiting outside the airport. A taxi will cost roughly ten times as much as the bus, but which will get you right to the door of your hotel within the town centre in just 20 minutes.

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