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Flights to Cotonou in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inJulyHigh demand for flights, 39% potential price rise
Cheapest inSeptemberBest time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average price£607Average for round-trip flights in May 2022
Round-trip from£726From London to Cotonou

Cheap flights to Cotonou in May, June 2022

The best prices found for COO flights for May, June
20 May - 26 May
£770pp
LGW
London Gatwick
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
COO
Cotonou
COO
Cotonou
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LGW
London Gatwick
20 May - 26 May
£773pp
LGW
London Gatwick
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
COO
Cotonou
COO
Cotonou
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LGW
London Gatwick
20 May - 27 May
£779pp
LGW
London Gatwick
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
COO
Cotonou
COO
Cotonou
Turkish Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LGW
London Gatwick

Cotonou 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cotonou found for this year
20 Oct - 27 Oct
£726pp
LGW
London Gatwick
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
COO
Cotonou
COO
Cotonou
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LGW
London Gatwick
17 May - 20 May
£747pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
COO
Cotonou
COO
Cotonou
RwandAir
     
3 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
17 May - 19 May
£751pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
COO
Cotonou
COO
Cotonou
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

COVID Restrictions

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Can I fly to Cotonou from United Kingdom right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from United Kingdom to Cotonou

Most visitors from United Kingdom need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Cotonou.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from United Kingdom must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 5 days for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 72 hours for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Cotonou.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from United Kingdom are not required to quarantine after entering Cotonou.

Can I fly back to United Kingdom from Cotonou?

Returning to United Kingdom from Cotonou

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Cotonou are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering United Kingdom.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Cotonou are not required to quarantine after entering United Kingdom.

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What is the cheapest month to fly to Cotonou?

The cheapest ticket to Cotonou found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
£450
February
£474
April
£485
May
£456
June
£553
July
£682
August
£504
September
£467
October
£468
December
£609
Currently, March is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Cotonou. Flying to Cotonou 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 Cotonou Airport?

Average Cotonou flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month.
LON - COO
Price
£450 - £979
COO
Temperature
28 - 32 °C
COO
Rainfall
17 - 278 mm

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

Booking 42 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights to Cotonou. 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 Cotonou?

At the moment, Monday is the most economical day to take a flight to Cotonou. Wednesday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Cotonou?

To get the best value, try booking a flight in the morning when visiting Cotonou. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the evening as these tend to have higher demand.

When is the best time to visit Cotonou?

Benin is a tropical destination, so it has a distinct rainy and dry season. Generally, visitors will want to book their trip during the dry season, which stretches from November through to February. The humidity will be lower and temperatures will be hot, making this time of year ideal for beach holidays. Try to avoid the very hottest times of year, generally between February and April.

Why visit Cotonou?

Possessing some fascinating sights, located near great and unspoilt beaches, and offering the opportunity to see the stunning wildlife of the region, Cotonou is west Africa’s pearl.

The capital of Benin is a lively seaport which is also the very centre of the country’s economic life. This means that you will always be able to find essentials, but also that the city has some exceptional markets where souvenirs and local foods are on offer.

There are also plenty of attractions within the city. Head to Cotonou Cathedral, one of French West Africa’s most beautiful religious buildings. Head to the Haie Vive district, with its bustling collection of restaurants serving food from around the world (and its vibrant bars supplying all of the nightlife you could need). Or learn about the best of contemporary West African art at institutions like the Fondation Zisou.

Another advantage of Cotonou is that the sea is on its doorstep, and the coast near the city has some gorgeous beaches. Visit the newly renamed Obama Beach, which is patrolled by security guards and is completely tourist friendly. Or venture further afield to resorts like the sublime Casa del Papa.

Benin is also small enough to make exploring the interior easy from a hotel in Cotonou. Join adventure tours into the jungle or historical tours to see the relics of the once-dominant Dahomey Culture. See villages raised on stilts at Lake Nokoue or learn about the Voodoo culture at the city of Ouidah.

Wildlife fans will also be in heaven. Take a trip to the Pendjari National Park in the north of Benin to see lions, water buffalo and elephants in their natural habitat, or trek through the magnificent Atakora Mountains with expert guides.

Getting around Cotonou

Cotonou does not have a bus network, and locals get around this by using taxis extensively. Many also use “motos”, a kind of communal taxi service using scooters or motorbikes – which are far cheaper than cars (but possibly a little less reliable). Always negotiate a fare before travelling, as there are no taxi meters.

Getting from the Aiport to Cotonou

Cotonou is served by Cadjehoun Airport (COO), which is not far from the city centre and reaching your hotel should be simple. Most major hotels will offer shuttle buses to meet every flight, so check that your accommodation provides this. Otherwise, there will always be a scrum of taxi drivers waiting to assist, but be sure to negotiate a price before leaving.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Cotonou?

Booking a flight to Cotonou (COO) is your only option if you intend on flying to Cotonou. It is only a 2.4 mi journey from Cotonou to Cotonou’s city centre.

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