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Cheap Flights to Gambia
|Popular in||August||High demand for flights, 17% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||November||Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop|
|Average price||£540||Average for round-trip flights in April 2020|
|Round-trip from||£426||From London to Banjul|
Cheapest prices for Gambia flights by month
When is the best time to fly to Gambia?
Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
LON - BJL
£411 - £717
31 - 35 °C
0 - 223 mm
The tiny country of The Gambia is the smallest in Africa, just 30 miles wide. But near-constant sunshine year round, thanks to its location between the Tropic of Cancer and the Equator, is a big draw for UK visitors to take cheap flights to Gambia. It’s also an inexpensive exotic locale. The tourist area hugs the North Atlantic coastline, and white sands, palm trees, blue seas plus the large amounts of sunshine combine for a classic beach holiday but without breaking the bank. The capital, Banjul, is on the Southern side of the river mouth, where all flights to Gambia arrive. Many travellers only use Banjul as a gateway to the rest of the country, but the city is worth visiting in its own right. Accommodation wise there plenty of budget hotels and also a handful of luxury spa hotels where you can indulge in a luxury massage or treatment for a fraction of what you’d pay back home. The Gambia has a subtropical climate with a dry season and a rainy season. Most people like to take flights to Gambia from October to April when there is the least rainfall. Many tour operators only have packages to The Gambia in this time and accommodation prices will be higher but still comparatively cheap. Temperatures can get very warm inland, but remain cooler along the coast.
June to October is the rainy season and also the low season for tourism. You’ll still be able to find flights to Gambia from the UK but some accommodation may be closed in the rainy season.
When is the best time to book flights to Gambia?
The best time of the year to book flights to Gambia is between early November and early April, when the beaches are a lot more pleasant for sunbathing. But if you don’t mind the rain, June through to October is when you’ll score the cheapest flights to Gambia. You can also pick up some great package holiday bargains in June when the main season has ended. No matter what time of year you visit The Gambia expect warm temperatures on average of 32C. The coolest temperatures are usually found along the shore, thanks to sea breezes.
Which day is cheapest to fly to Gambia?
At the moment, Thursday is the most economical day to take a flight to Gambia. Friday is likely to be the most costly.
What time of day is cheapest to fly?
At the moment, flights in the morning are likely to offer the best value for money for your Gambia trip. A flight at midday will more often than not be of higher cost.
How long is the flight to Gambia?
Flights from London to Gambia: 6 hours 05 minutes.
Flights from Manchester to Gambia: 6 hours 20 minutes.
Flights from Birmingham to Gambia: 9 hours 05 minutes.
Flights from Glasgow to Gambia: 12 hours 05 minutes.
Which airlines operate flights to Gambia?
Thomas Cook Airlines, Air France, Royal Air Maroc and Vueling operate flights to Gambia from the UK. Flights are irregular so if flying from a city outside London it may be quicker to fly from one of the airports there.
How to get from the airport to the city centre?
Banjul International Airport (BJL) is located 15 miles from Banjul, capital of The Gambia. Airport taxis are on hand to cater for all scheduled flight arrivals to Banjul International Airport. You’ll easily spot them, they’re yellow with a green stripe down the side. The tourist taxis in town are green and more expensive. It takes around 40 minutes to reach Banjul by airport taxi and the main destinations have a fixed rate price. Check if your hotel provides a shuttle bus as these circulate to coastal area accommodation. A few car rental companies are available at the airport.